Critics- Mark Lawson

Mark Lawson – London Theatre Critic

Selected reviews by Mark Lawson, a writer, broadcaster and critic.

Mark mainly writes for The Guardian, covering arts and media. He has also contributed to numerous publications including the Daily Mail, MSN UK, The Independent, Yahoo News UK, Gulf News, Irish Times, POLITICO Europe, Irish Examiner and more.

He is also a broadcaster, including regular appearances on BBC radio and television.

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A Christmas Carol at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre (2022)

★★★★
"Adrian Edmondson stars in a biting tale for our times" "David Edgar’s sharp script feels close to home in this…
The Guardian
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The Narcissist at the Chichester Festival Theatre (2022)

★★★★
"A darkly honest dissection of post-Trump politics" "A spin doctor’s life spirals into chaos after he’s hired by an ambitious…
The Guardian
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Murder On The Orient Express at the Chichester Festival Theatre (2022)

★★★★
"A first-class ride all the way" "Henry Goodman gives us every inch of Hercule Poirot’s dandiness and comedy in this…
The Guardian
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Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends at the Sondheim Theatre (2022)

★★★★★
"A glorious all-star memorial service" "This was a glorious memorial service, each of the tunes a eulogy, every eulogist either…
The Guardian
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Anyone Can Whistle at the Southwark Playhouse (2022)

★★★★
"Sondheim flop gets a blazing revival" "This elusive curiosity – whose original production in 1964 closed on Broadway after nine…
The Guardian
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Straight Line Crazy at the Bridge Theatre (2022)

★★★★★
"Ralph Fiennes enthrals as the man who shaped New York" "Fiennes heads an electrifying cast in David Hare’s dynamic portrait…
The Guardian
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Best of Enemies at the The Young Vic (2021)

★★★★
"James Graham’s superb study of media and politics" "David Harewood and Charles Edwards go head-to-head as William F Buckley Jr…
The Guardian
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