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Monday, September 13, 2021

Adapting Roald Dahl For The Stage by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy On the whole, adaptors have tended to skirt around the 'darker' elements of the stories, fearful of the brutal, gory comeuppances (for which Dahl has faced criticism). This po…

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Watch Out! The Gruffalo is back in the West End by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy This July everyone’s favourite furry monster roars back into the West End in celebration of his 15th anniversary on stage. Tall Stories’ smash hit production of The Gruffa…

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Glitz, Glamour and Gatsby at the Union Theatre by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy To mark the tenth anniversary of Ruby in the Dust, the theatre company will be presenting their iconic production of Gatsby at the Union Theatre, where they had their first pr…

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Provocative Edinburgh Hit The Curing Room Returns To London by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy The Curing Room by David Ian Lee, which caused a stir at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and subsequently played a limited season at the Pleasance Islington, will return to…

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McBurney’s The Encounter comes to Manchester this March by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy The Encounter, Simon McBurney’s spell-binding solo performance for Complicite, the big hit of last year’s Edinburgh Festival, opens its UK tour at Home in Manchester. Thre…

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Critical revivals and London transfers for King’s Head Theatre spring season by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy Following hot on the heels of an audacious winter season, the King’s Head Theatre will show two critical revivals plus London transfers for three Edinburgh Fringe success st…

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

HighTide and Arcola Theatre present The Sugar-Coated Bullets of the Bourgeoisie by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy Ahead of revealing its full tenth anniversary programme, HighTide has announced that, alongside the Arcola Theatre, they will present a new play by Anders Lustgarten, which wi…

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Five Reasons To See: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy We recently paid a visit to the National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time at the Gielgud Theatre. Here are our top 5 reasons to …

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

London’s Bush Theatre branches out by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy From March 2016, as part of artistic director Madani Younis’ aim of creating a theatre that truly reflects the community, the Bush Theatre will undergo a major redevelopment…

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A fairytale cast for Branagh’s Romeo and Juliet by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company has revealed the full cast for Romeo and Juliet, the fifth production in the inaugural Plays at the Garrick season. Joining Lily James as J…

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Edinburgh hit Alan Turing play comes to the King’s Head by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy Transferring to the King’s Head Theatre following successful runs in Wales and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 is Scriptography Productions’ To Kill a Machine. Catri…

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Legally Blonde fully cast and ready to take Leicester by storm. by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy Curve’s artistic director, Nikolai Foster, has revealed the full company for his new production of the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy, Legally…

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Director Of Tobacco Factory Moves To Kneehigh Theatre by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy After eight years at Tobacco Factory Theatres, director Ali Robertson has announced his new appointment as executive producer at the acclaimed Kneehigh Theatre. Robertson said…

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The magic of The Vanishing Man at Vault Festival by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy David Aula and Simon Evans have teamed up to create a ground-breaking piece of theatre, The Vanishing Man, described as a “time-hopping, misdirection-abusing, mind-bending…

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Also on at The Vaults: Eggs by Florence Keith-Roach 24 February to 6 March by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy Eggs is a dark comedy about female friendship, fertility and freaking out. This intimate two-hander by Florence Keith-Roach, which premiered to great acclaim at the Edinburgh …

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Friday, February 19, 2016

World Premiere of Beacons at North London’s Park Theatre by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy Tessa Peake-Jones, Paul Kemp and Emily Burnett will appear in the world premiere of Tabitha Mortiboy’s Beacons at Park Theatre (PARK90), presented by Attic Theatre Company. …

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Obama-ology writer returns to the Finborough with Don’t Smoke in Bed by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy Following the success of last year’s production of Obama-ology, multi-award-winning African-American playwright Aurin Squire returns to the Finborough Theatre with anoth…

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Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom to cha cha into the UK for Christmas 2016 by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy A new production, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, begins previews at the West Yorkshire Playhouse on Wednesday 30 November. The first UK staging of Strictly Ballroo…

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Five-star Show Boat sails into the West End by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy Daniel Evans’ five star production of Show Boat will transfer from Sheffield to the West End this spring. Based on the novel by Edna Ferber, Show Boat, with music by Jerome …

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Fifteen minutes with …Philip Olivier by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy Liverpool lad Philip Olivier – best known for his role as Tim O’Leary in Channel 4’s Brookside, not to mention a killer set of abs – spills the beans on his di…

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

REVIEW: Hand To God, Vaudevile Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy Hand to God is a soul-cleansing experience – gleefully unburdening its audience of their suppressed hysteria, and leaving them to guiltily head for confession (or the th…

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Bodyguard and Beverley back in the West End by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy International hit musical The Bodyguard will return to the West End for a limited six month run with Beverley Knight once again as the lead. Public booking will open on 12 Feb…

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Celebrate spring with Ayckbourn’s comedy of matrimonial mishaps by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy Alan Ayckbourn’s farcical tale of marital manners, How The Other Half Loves will appear in the West End this spring. The 1969 classic – the first of Ayckbourn’s plays to…

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Friday, February 12, 2016

REVIEW: Nell Gwynn, Apollo Theatre ✭✭✭ by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy If you don’t mind it light, hammy and reminiscent of a drunk uncle, Nell Gwynn is fabulously entertaining. There’s a natty onstage band, snappy songs and even a lesson in …

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

What’s On Our Radar? – February 2016 by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy Emily Hardy reveals her February favourites. The End of Longing The Playhouse theatre February 2 – May 14 BOOK NOW Written by and starring Friends’ Matthew Perry, The …

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Callie Cooke, Tahirah Sharif and Phaldut Sharma star in Firebird transfer by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy Callie Cooke, Tahirah Sharif and Phaldut Sharma will reprise their roles in Phil Davies’ debut play Firebird, following a run at Hampstead Downstairs last autumn. Davies’ …

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

From Islington to Syria: Lucinda Burnett’s Correspondence by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy Correspondence, a powerful new drama by Lucinda Burnett set between Stockport and Syria on the brink of the Arab Spring, opens at the Old Red Lion Theatre this March. This bit…

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Rough Haired Pointer stage child’s-eye-view of the world by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy The Young Visiters is the most famous book in history written by a nine-year-old. Precocious Victorian child, Daisy Ashford, and her child’s-eye-view of the adult world was …

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Branagh, Brydon and Blakley in new comedy The Painkiller by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy Kenneth Branagh, Rob Brydon, Claudie Blakley, Marcus Fraser, Mark Hadfield and Alex Macqueen make up the cast of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s new comedy The Painkil…

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Aria Entertainment and Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester announce major collaboration…and a string of musicals by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy A national London-based arts producer and Manchester’s newest theatre have announced a major collaboration which will put the venue on the arts map in the North of England. …

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Savoy extends booking for Funny Girl starring Sheridan Smith by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy Due to unprecedented demand, the critically acclaimed production of Funny Girl, which is fast selling out its run, has extended booking at the Savoy Theatre for a further four…

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