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No Guts, No Heart, No Glory, Sandy’s Boxing Gym - review: Powerful and triumphant

Edinburgh Festival 2014: A production that challenges the oppressed stereotype of Muslim women that dominates the media

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Anastasia Matvienko holds the ballet together

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New musical would win awards in any truly discriminating theatrical culture

Full company in Ustinov's Studio's Bad Jews

Bad Jews, Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath, review: 'Shockingly good'

There will be no justice in the world if this play does not transfer to London

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