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Neil Dowden

Neil Dowden

Contributor

Neil was born in London but moved away when he was three weeks old. 30 years later he returned, and has no intention of leaving again. He has been writing about the arts and especially theatre in the capital for two decades. His day job is working as a freelance editor for book publishers, but at night-time he turns into a cultural vampire, roaming the city for fresh artistic blood.

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Review: Angels In America Makes Heavenly Theatre

Review: Angels In America Makes Heavenly Theatre

By Neil Dowden
Art: Sewell, Ritter And Key Give Old Masterpiece A Fresh Lick Of Paint

Art: Sewell, Ritter And Key Give Old Masterpiece A Fresh Lick Of Paint

By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
The League Of Gentlemen Return To Their Theatrical Roots

The League Of Gentlemen Return To Their Theatrical Roots

By Neil Dowden
Unmissable London Theatre This October

Unmissable London Theatre This October

By Neil Dowden
Review: McKellen And Stewart Tussle In No Man's Land

Review: McKellen And Stewart Tussle In No Man's Land

By Neil Dowden ★★★★★
London Theatre: What To Watch In August

London Theatre: What To Watch In August

By Neil Dowden
Review: Strife Is Rife In The Plough And The Stars

Review: Strife Is Rife In The Plough And The Stars

By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Review: Faith Healer Works Its Magic Power

Review: Faith Healer Works Its Magic Power

By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Preview: Play Inspired By Edward Snowden Opens In London This Week

Preview: Play Inspired By Edward Snowden Opens In London This Week

By Neil Dowden
Review: No Winners In The Philanderer's Banter Of The Sexes

Review: No Winners In The Philanderer's Banter Of The Sexes

By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Review: Lawrence After Arabia Reveals The Man Behind The Legend

Review: Lawrence After Arabia Reveals The Man Behind The Legend

By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
Review: Elegy Asks If It's Our Memories That Make Us Who We Are

Review: Elegy Asks If It's Our Memories That Make Us Who We Are

By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
Review: Shakespeare’s Daughter Stars In Jacobean Sex Scandal

Review: Shakespeare’s Daughter Stars In Jacobean Sex Scandal

By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Review: Deathwatch Shows Men Imprisoned By Their Desires

Review: Deathwatch Shows Men Imprisoned By Their Desires

By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
Review: Ayckbourn's Adulterous Romp Is A Hilarious Affair

Review: Ayckbourn's Adulterous Romp Is A Hilarious Affair

By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Interview: Leo Butler On How His Play Boy Minds The Gap

Interview: Leo Butler On How His Play Boy Minds The Gap

By Neil Dowden
Review: Play About Rehab Is Disturbing Yet Compelling Viewing

Review: Play About Rehab Is Disturbing Yet Compelling Viewing

By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Review: The Truth Reveals Web Of Lies

Review: The Truth Reveals Web Of Lies

By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Review: Bottom Almost Drops Out Of Riotous A Midsummer Night's Dream

Review: Bottom Almost Drops Out Of Riotous A Midsummer Night's Dream

By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
Review: The Maids Serves Up Psychosexual Power Games

Review: The Maids Serves Up Psychosexual Power Games

By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Review: Ralph Fiennes Gives Towering Performance In The Master Builder

Review: Ralph Fiennes Gives Towering Performance In The Master Builder

By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Review: Escaped Alone Brews Storm In A Teacup

Review: Escaped Alone Brews Storm In A Teacup

By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Review: Herons Wades Into Teenage Troubles

Review: Herons Wades Into Teenage Troubles

By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
Review: Les Liaisons Dangereuses Depicts Cruel Art Of Seduction

Review: Les Liaisons Dangereuses Depicts Cruel Art Of Seduction

By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Review: World Premiere Of Arthur Miller's First Play No Villain

Review: World Premiere Of Arthur Miller's First Play No Villain

By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
Lisa Dillon: Stoppard's Cold War Play Is Just As Relevant Now

Lisa Dillon: Stoppard's Cold War Play Is Just As Relevant Now

By Neil Dowden
Review: Pericles's Voyage Not All Plain Sailing

Review: Pericles's Voyage Not All Plain Sailing

By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
Review: Rotterdam Is A Bittersweet Gender-Bending Rom-Com

Review: Rotterdam Is A Bittersweet Gender-Bending Rom-Com

By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Review: The Hairy Ape Depicts Brutalised Underclass

Review: The Hairy Ape Depicts Brutalised Underclass

By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
David Hare's The Moderate Soprano Reviewed

David Hare's The Moderate Soprano Reviewed

By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Perfectly Executed Black Comedy About Hanging

Perfectly Executed Black Comedy About Hanging

By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Roll Play: Gamers Dice With Death

Roll Play: Gamers Dice With Death

By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier Bicker In Backstage Bust-Up

Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier Bicker In Backstage Bust-Up

By Neil Dowden ★★☆☆☆
Franz Kafka's The Trial Is A Guilty Nightmare -- Review

Franz Kafka's The Trial Is A Guilty Nightmare -- Review

By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
The Red Lion Exposes Ugly Side Of The Beautiful Game

The Red Lion Exposes Ugly Side Of The Beautiful Game

By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
American Dream Turns To Nightmare In Death Of A Salesman

American Dream Turns To Nightmare In Death Of A Salesman

By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
The Father Brings Dementia Into Sharp Focus

The Father Brings Dementia Into Sharp Focus

By Neil Dowden ★★★★★
Noël Coward's Hay Fever Revels In Bohemian Excess

Noël Coward's Hay Fever Revels In Bohemian Excess

By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
American Buffalo Shows Devaluing Of Human Currency

American Buffalo Shows Devaluing Of Human Currency

By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Spotlight On Humanitarian Crisis In Lampedusa

Spotlight On Humanitarian Crisis In Lampedusa

By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Battle Of The Sexes Rages In Strindberg’s The Father

Battle Of The Sexes Rages In Strindberg’s The Father

By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
London Poet Stevie Smith Drowns In Suburban Drabness

London Poet Stevie Smith Drowns In Suburban Drabness

By Neil Dowden ★★☆☆☆
How To Hold Your Breath Brings Home Crisis To Europe

How To Hold Your Breath Brings Home Crisis To Europe

By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Low-Key Macbeth Full Of Sound But Lacks Fury

Low-Key Macbeth Full Of Sound But Lacks Fury

By Neil Dowden ★★☆☆☆
Oh What a Lovely War Still Hits Target 50 Years On

Oh What a Lovely War Still Hits Target 50 Years On

By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
The Hard Problem Stimulates The Brain More Than The Heart

The Hard Problem Stimulates The Brain More Than The Heart

By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
Madness And Mayhem In Jacobean Melodrama

Madness And Mayhem In Jacobean Melodrama

By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
Bull Shows The Cut-Throat World Of Corporate Capitalism

Bull Shows The Cut-Throat World Of Corporate Capitalism

By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆