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In this first commission from the Rural Touring Dance Initiative, Ben Wright – previously a principal for Matthew Bourne – choreographs and
In 1937, some 300,000 Chinese civilians were raped, tortured and murdered by Japanese soldiers in the city of Nanking. Christopher Chen’s new
Comedy-theatre company New Old Friends follow last year’s Crimes Against Christmas with a new festive caper for the Lichfield Garrick, Crimes on
“They laughed at me when I said I wanted to be a jester. Well, they’re not laughing now,” quips Sean Dodd’s clown.
With Goats playing at the Royal Court, part of me optimistically hoped to see 101 real dogs in the Birmingham Rep’s adaptation
Richard Bean’s 2011 comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, with its blend of commedia dell’arte and British farce, was a hit when it
Ben Kulchivit discovers the grotesque, the perverse, and the transcendental at Birmingham's annual festival of live art.
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A six-day celebration of live art opens in Birmingham on Monday. Ben Kulvichit talks to Fierce Festival’s new artistic director about its
I Knew You is Steven Camden’s (otherwise known as spoken word artist Polarbear) second play, it’s an agreeable but curiously slight piece
The New England farm that provides the setting for Eugene O’Neill’s 1924 tragedy plays a large part in precipitating the play’s events.
Gemma Brockis and Wendy Hubbard’s devised show, Kingdom Come – programmed as part of the Mischief Festival – is set before, during
Dog isn’t so much man’s best friend as his most cruelly conditioned subordinate in Helena Kaut-Howson’s adaptation of Georgi Vladimov’s novel, Faithful
Never work with animals or children, the saying goes. Preston-based collective Tin Can People shows a healthy disregard for showbiz wisdom with
Wondr, the debut play by Poppy Burton-Morgan from Metta Theatre, begins in familiar territory. Faith (Simone James) tells us in spoken word
The Wardrobe Ensemble was always meant to make family shows. Playing in parallel with Education Education Education, The Star Seekers has the
This staged radio play by Tom Fowler is a high-concept romcom of the wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey variety – a successor to Groundhog Day
When do you become an adult? For Alicia Adewale, her soon-to-expire 16-25 railcard is a sign that she should get round to
This new play by Syrian playwright Mudar Alhaggi chooses not to explore the political dimensions of the Syrian conflict, but rather takes
Lists have great potential as performance texts. Forced Entertainment have made shows composed entirely of them, in which the mundane rubs up
Selkies are mythological sea-dwelling creatures who shed their skins to walk on land with humans. In Tandem Theatre Company tell the story
After last year’s success with Goggles, ThisEgg returns to Edinburgh with a riotous, cleverly constructed and hilarious family show about bees. Welcoming
Based on the experiences of Sue Jane Taylor, Tom Cooper’s new play tells the story of an artist who visits an oil
Finnish screenwriter John Lundsten may well be adept at writing for television, but the two short comedies which make up his play
“What are you doing here?” is the question posed to the young people in Start Swimming, and the reply goes, “standing on
This revival of Gregory Doran 2004 production for the Little Angel Theatre sees Shakespeare’s erotic narrative poem, Venus and Adonis, brought to
As Yael Farber’s reimagining of Salome plays at the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company opens their production of Oscar Wilde’s 1881
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Spring Mischief festival is aptly named: the two short plays which make up the bulk of the festival
“Lovingly ripped off from the plays of Plautus”, Phil Porter’s new comedy, Vice Versa, wears its influence on its sleeve, tracing a
Winnie the Witch doesn’t like parties, but her birthday’s coming up and her trusty black cat Wilbur convinces her that this is
Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s new play Snow in Midsummer transplants the 13th century drama, The Injustice Done to Dou E, into contemporary China.
You’ve read the poem, now see the musical. Eric Idle’s 1996 novel, on which Dougal Irvine’s stage adaptation is based, takes Edward