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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

NEWS: Bold take on The Merchant of Venice comes to Drayton Arms by Featured Content

Shakespeare's great drama of mercy and manipulation, The Merchant of Venice, is to receive a striking new revival by theatre companies Poetic Justice Productions and Wolf Sister Productions …

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Monday, September 16, 2019

FEATURED SHOW: Reviews are in for the English-language premiere of Paloma Pedrero’s The Eyes of the Night by Featured Content

The Eyes of the Night receives its English-language premiere tonight (13 September 2019) as part of the Cervantes Theatre's second annual Contemporary Spanish Playwriting season. Take a look…

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FEATURED SHOW: ★★★★★ reviews & an Offies commendation are in for dystopian At Last by Featured Content

"A modern classic!" First raves and an Offies Awards commendation are in for the world premiere of Proforca Theatre's At Last. We've rounded up selected review highlights belo…

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Friday, September 13, 2019

PHOTOS: Penelope Skinner’s urban fairytale Eigengrau is revived at Waterloo East by Featured Content

Do you recognise the London depicted in Penelope Skinner's acclaimed play Eigengrau? Check out our bumper gallery of new productions shots for Georgie Staight's revival at Waterloo East. Tim…

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PHOTOS: First look at the English & Spanish casts of The Eyes of the Night at the Cervantes Theatre by Featured Content

The Eyes of the Night receives its English-language premiere tonight (13 September 2019) as part of the Cervantes Theatre's second annual Contemporary Spanish Playwriting season. Take a look…

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Take a look at the making of a monster in rehearsals for Frankenstein by Featured Content

There are no bolts in sight; the monster in the new touring version of Frankenstein is made with pen and paper. Get a glimpse of its creation, and the action coming together, in these rehear…

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NEWS: Delivery brings tale of parenting paratrooper to the Lion & Unicorn by Featured Content

Can a former paratrooper shake off the horrific consequences of war and become a loving dad? That's the question posed by new comic drama Delivery, which comes to the Lion and Unicorn Theatr…

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

FEATURED SHOW: Is The Exorcist as scary as ever? Reviews are in from Windsor by Featured Content

The West End hit, Bill Kenwright Productions' stage adaptation of The Exorcist, is now at Theatre Royal Windsor ahead of a new UK-wide tour. Is this demonic tale as scary as ever? We've roun…

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NEWS: Award-winning intergenerational tale When The Rain Stops Falling is revived at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre by Featured Content

Andrew Bovell's award-winning, world-covering, generation-spanning, time-leaping drama, When The Rain Stops Falling is to receive a revival at London's Lion and Unicorn Theatre later this mo…

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PHOTOS: First look at the premiere of authoritarian aftermath play At Last by Featured Content

Does it feel like "it's the end of the world as we know it"? Proforca Theatre's new play At Last makes some predictions about what could happen next in our febrile times. Scroll through firs…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

NEWS: The Play That Goes Wrong marks fifth birthday as Mischief extends long-runners & readies year-long residency by Featured Content

Did you grab a slice of birthday cake? Mischief Theatre's breakthrough hit The Play That Goes Wrong celebrated its fifth birthday in the West End last night (10 September 2019) at the Duches…

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Take a look at what’s going down in rehearsals for Danelaw by Featured Content

Go undercover at a "whites-only homeland"... sort of. The cast and creatives of the new adaptation of Danelaw have taken to social media to give you a peek behind the scenes at what they've …

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FIRST LOOK: Peek into the dark, spooky and hilarious world of Trial of Love by Featured Content

Wild eyes, grasping hands, looks of abject fear - they're all there in the production images for Trial of Love , the new supernatural comedy currently running at the Bread & Roses Theatr…

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NEWS: Asylum Chapel to host terrifying new show, Haunted by Featured Content

Where better to take in a ghostly tale this October than in a distressed chapel in South London? That's exactly the setting for Haunted, the debut production from Uncanny Collective. Book yo…

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

NEWS: Britain becomes a giant golf course in dystopian thriller The Open by Featured Content

Taking a swing at what might happen 30 years into Britain's future, new dystopian tale The Open, which tees off at The Space later this month, imagines a giant golf course where our green an…

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Theatre is a great way to practice mindfulness: Dave Bain on his new immersive musical Dissociated by Featured Content

New musical Dissociated goes inside the dreams of its protagonist to explore mental health issues and recovery from child sexual abuse. Composer, psychotherapist and founder of Skitzoid Prod…

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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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