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Friday, September 6, 2019

WATCH: Meet the cast of dark comic horror Trial of Love by Featured Content

Finding humour in darkness and exploring the meeting of Eastern and Western influences - watch the young cast of HiddenViewz new production Trial of Love discussing the new play. Time to get…

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NEWS: Peter Hamilton’s darkly comic tragedy of violence and death, Danelaw, is revived at the Old Red Lion Theatre by Featured Content

A new, updated version of Peter Hamilton's 2005 drama about attempts to set-up a white-supremacist state in East Anglia, Danelaw, comes to London's Old Red Lion Theatre this autumn. Book you…

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‘What do women leave behind in our fight for equality?’ Spanish playwright Paloma Pedrero on The Eyes of the Night by Featured Content

The question in the headline is what inspired leading Spanish playwright Paloma Pedrero to write her new play The Eyes of the Night, about a businesswoman's revelatory encounter with a blind…

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Mischief Theatre’s original stars are gearing up for Groan Ups by Featured Content

The original mischief-makers have been getting into character - versions of their younger selves - for the photoshoot ahead of the world premiere of their latest West End comedy Groan Ups, w…

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NEWS: Stage Traffic premieres Sarah Rutherford’s The Girl Who Fell; cast announced by Featured Content

The Girl Who Fell, the new play by acclaimed Adult Supervision author Sarah Rutherford, gets its world premiere at the West End's Trafalgar Studios 2, running from 15 October to 23 November …

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

REHEARSAL PHOTOS: How are the cast getting to grips with the definition of Eigengrau? by Featured Content

Do you know what the definition of "eigengrau" is? We reckon the cast have been discussing its nuances and symbolism in the rehearsal room for Penelope Skinner's play named after it. Sneak a…

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‘In these divided times, it is also about what it is to really try & listen to each other’: Simone Coxall on directing The Eyes of the Night by Featured Content

How challenging is it to rehearse a brand-new play with two different casts in two different languages? Simone Coxall has helped to birth Paloma Pedrero's The Eyes of the Night from rehearse…

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‘If you’re worried about the state the world, you’re not the only one’: Anthony Fagan on playing ‘the most ordinary man’ in At Last by Featured Content

Actor Anthony Fagan, part of Proforca Theatre's 'family', reunites with the team behind Feel to play "the most ordinary man in the world" forced to do the extraordinary in At Last. He told u…

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

NEWS: HiddenViewz bring supernatural tale Trial of Love to the Bread & Roses Theatre by Featured Content

Otherworldly entities interfere with the life of a successful Chinese businessman in Trial of Love, the new production from company Hidden Viewz, which comes to the Bread & Roses Theatre…

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NEWS: Absurdist tale of control and manipulation, Mites comes to Tristan Bates Theatre by Featured Content

Bleakly comic, psychological thriller Mites, which tells the story of a vulnerable woman, a pest controller and a talkative feline, will receive its world premiere at London's Tristan Bates …

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WATCH: Chilling trailers for The Exorcist adapted from screen to stage by Featured Content

The demon is waiting... Is the scariest movie of all time even scarier live onstage? Take a look at these two trailers of The Exorcist for a hint, but you'll have to be brave enough to buy a…

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‘It’s my belief that the best modern playwrights are American’: Cameron Corcoran on creating Lone Star Diner by Featured Content

Female liberation, the American Dream, US playwrights, hopelessness, self-betterment and more - Lone Star Diner playwright Cameron Corcoran covers a lot of ground as he tells us about his ne…

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Monday, September 2, 2019

NEWS: Mary Shelley takes centre stage in new adaptation of Frankenstein at Belgrade Theatre by Featured Content

Mary Shelley, who thought up Frankenstein when she was just 18 years old, will appear on stage alongside her famous creation in a new adaptation of her novel coming to the Belgrade Theatre t…

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NEWS: Mischief Theatre’s year-long West End residency opens this month with Groan Ups by Featured Content

Are you counting down the minutes? Mischief Theatre's long-running hits The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery will be soon be joined in the West End by three brand-new…

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

‘Feeling lost within the chaos of London is okay’: Georgie Staight on directing Penelope Skinner’s Eigengrau by Featured Content

Penelope Skinner's 2010 "modern urban fairytale" Eigengrau is revived at London's Waterloo East Theatre this month. CentreStage's Chloe Fry caught up with director Georgie Staight about why …

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‘It’s really about struggles of faith’: Agnes of God author John Pielmeier on adapting The Exorcist for the stage by Featured Content

Did you know that John Pielmeier, who has adapted The Exorcist for the stage, is also the award-winning writer of Broadway hit play and Jane Fonda-led Hollywood film Agnes of God? As The Ex…

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Friday, August 30, 2019

NEWS: The Exorcist opens new tour at Windsor, Paul Nicholas, Sophie Ward & Ben Caplan star by Featured Content

Are you ready to be scared out of your wits again? Following its successful West End run in 2017-8, the acclaimed adaptation of classic horror film The Exorcist returns to the stage next wee…

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

‘Running a theatre is very definitely hard work’: Director David Brady on running Lion & Unicorn Theatre, now premiering At Last by Featured Content

Proforca Theatre Company launches its second season in charge at north London's Lion & Unicorn Theatre with the premiere of its own commission play At Last. We caught up with artistic di…

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NEWS: Tale of female liberation and the American Dream, Lone Star Diner, comes to Clapham’s Omnibus Theatre by Featured Content

Modern America, misogyny, money making and muffins - they can all be found at the Lone Star Diner, the new play from Cameron Corcoran that brings the US to the Omnibus Theatre next week. Boo…

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

NEWS: Dark Skies tackles loneliness with revival of Penelope Skinner’s Eigengrau by Featured Content

In the wake of the UK government's launch of its "Let's Talk Loneliness" campaign, Dark Skies Theatre is mounting a brand-new production of Penelope Skinner's 2010 "modern urban fairytale" E…

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Friday, August 23, 2019

NEWS: Immersive musical Dissociated explores child sexual abuse recovery, premieres in October by Featured Content

A new musical exploring mental health issues and recovery following child sexual abuse will receive its London premiere this autumn. Dissociated, written by psychotherapist Dave Bain and pro…

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

NEWS: The Good Scout transfers direct from Edinburgh for four-week London run by Featured Content

After ★★★★★ success at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, The Good Scout becomes the latest Glenn Chandler festival hit to transfer directly to London's Above the Stag Theatre. Time to …

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

PHOTOS: Behind the scenes with the English & Spanish casts of The Eyes of the Night by Featured Content

We're counting down to The Eyes of the Night, premiering next month as part of the Cervantes Theatre's second annual Contemporary Spanish Playwriting season, supported by Acción Cultural Es…

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Who’s who? The company of Proforca premiere At Last introduce themselves by Featured Content

Proforca Theatre Company reunites the team behind its acclaimed hit Feel for the premiere of At Last, which opens the autumn/winter season at London's newly relaunched Lion & Unicorn The…

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NEWS: Ayesha Dharker & Bally Gill star in When the Crows Visit world premiere at Kiln Theatre by Featured Content

The Kiln Theatre is on a roll! With Blues in the Night packing in audiences in Kilburn this summer and their production of The Son about to open in the West End, it's time to look ahead to t…

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Monday, August 19, 2019

NEWS: Cervantes Theatre’s female-led line-up continues with The Eyes of the Night, cast announced by Featured Content

The female-led 2019 line-up at the Cervantes Theatre, London's home for Spanish and Latin American plays, continues this autumn with the second annual Contemporary Spanish Playwriting season…

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FEATURED SHOW: The reviews are in for hit ★★★★ drama Go Bang Your Tambourine by Featured Content

"Compelling, concise, and heartbreaking," "powerfully acted" - Take a look at the brilliant reviews for Two's Company's revival of Philip King's Go Bang Your Tambourine, then book your ticke…

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

FIRST LOOK: Take a first peek at an East End wonderland with production images of Alice in Canning Town by Featured Content

What would Wonderland look like is it was created in an East End playground? A lot like these images from Alice in Canning Town, the new adaptation of Carroll's famous story staged in Newham…

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FIRST LOOK: Check out these images of Camden Fringe hit The Geminus PLUS fantastic ★★★★ reviews by Featured Content

Brighton Fringe hit The Geminus has sailed the high seas from the south coast to London for the Camden Fringe, and they have the wind in their sales with some fantastic reviews. Take a look …

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WATCH: Playwright Mark Starling and actor Mateo Oxley discuss bringing new play about a gay footballer, Target Man, to the King’s Head by Featured Content

'It's a very hyper-masculine world and the conversation isn't being had by a lot of clubs.' How would an openly gay footballer cope in the Premier League? Mark Starling explores the idea in …

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‘Clowns have a bad rep!’ Carly Jurman tells us about bringing her one-woman comic tale Unlovable to Camden Fringe by Featured Content

Why was clowning the perfect medium for the tale of almost-30 American girl desperately trying to find love? Performer Carly Jurman explains all about innocence, performing solo, Steven King…

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