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No two people experience the world in precisely the same way, an ominously crackling projection declares in the opening moments of Sarah
Chronicling the infamous, disaster-stricken 1914 attempt to cross Antarctica, Shackleton and his Stowaway is an uneven historical drama from author Andy Dickinson.
No text, no props, one light. Performance artist Thomas Monckton laid down some provocatively stringent parameters to frame his 2017 solo show
Mischief Theatre’s accessible brand of slick, silly slapstick has made it an indisputable phenomenon, with the company putting successful TV spots, multiple
Downbeat and often devastatingly insightful, Snowflake is a heartfelt Christmas-time drama taking its title from the recently-coined term used to belittle anyone
Writer and director Ciaran McConville’s high-adventure adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s melancholic parable The Snow Queen certainly widens the story’s scope, but
Powered along by a blazingly charismatic actor-musician ensemble, Aladdin is the latest in a string of annual rock‘n’roll pantos from Peter Rowe,
There is a fine line between maintaining fondly remembered traditions and rehashing a tired format. Marking the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s 125th anniversary,
In 1972, the world chess championship became a proxy battlefront in the rumbling belligerence of the cold war. Recounting the gruelling, 21-game
Enthusiastically performed but infused with gentleness, Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers is a charmingly creaky Christmas show with an endearingly home-made feel.
In some ways, little has changed since West Side Story – the perennially popular musical from Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen
When a pair of ragged, decades-old dolls are anonymously delivered to the home of a respected author, they trigger a flood of
Oscar Wilde’s gothic satire The Canterville Ghost gets a breezy, family-friendly adaptation from author Anthony Weigh, with the macabre meditations on mortality
Unapologetically adhering to a well-established festive romcom template, The Season is a warm-hearted new musical from promising writing partnership Jim Barne and
Bright, light and meandering, Toby Hulse’s Puss in Boots is a cheerful trad pantomime weighed down by a few too many ideas.
Telling a familiar tale of sex, betrayal, and teenage anxiety, Easy is an engaging monologue from emerging playwright Amy Blakelock. The story
Reworking Mary Shelley’s seminal work of gothic sci-fi for the digital age, the National Youth Theatre’s Frankenstein explores the line between artificial
Serving lengthy prison sentences, three young men attend parenting classes in preparation for a return to the outside world. Samuel Bailey’s first
In a letter to a fellow physicist, Einstein once famously claimed that God does not play dice with the universe. The question
Kicking off this year’s National Youth Theatre REP season, Neil Bartlett’s take on Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations is an engaging if unadventurous adaptation.
It’s a bleak indictment of the times when a wordless, 90-minute clown brawl feels like an apt metaphor for any number of
One of Chekhov’s earliest, lesser-known works, bleak domestic drama Ivanov gets a sharply insightful treatment by Moscow-based company Theatre of Nations. It’s
Telling the story of a buffoonish liar swindling those he should be serving, Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors – adapted from
Set in a traditional London pub on the night it goes out of business, We Anchor in Hope is a nostalgic elegy
Every relationship, from the briefest fling to the longest marriage, comes with expectations attached. Gently interrogating the impact of gender roles and
Full of ruthless ambition, destructive entitlement and cynical political flip-flops, King John may be amongst Shakespeare’s least-performed plays, but it certainly isn’t
Tackling the fallout within a family that follows when one member commits an unconscionable crime, Mother of Him is a thoughtful, morally
Investigating the controversial legacy of railway privatisation, The Permanent Way is a detailed, dry and typically forensic piece of verbatim theatre from
Surviving on little more than Faith, Hope and Charity, a group of volunteers, vulnerable adults and desperate families gather in a dilapidated
Mashing together family melodrama, a rags-to-riches success story and a little supernatural horror, Stardust is an ambitious new musical struggling under the
For a play based around an act of provocation, there is nothing remotely challenging about Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de La Patellière’s