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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

FIRST LOOK: Get a glimpse of how the Gate Theatre takes audiences to Antigua in A Small Place by Featured Content

Audiences are raving about the Gate Theatre's production of A Small Place, as the Notting Hill venue brings Jamaica Kincaid's book to the stage for the first time. Check out the Twitter buzz…

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

FEATURED SHOW: The reviews are in for ‘must-see’ Sexy Laundry at Tabard Theatre by Featured Content

"Must-see", "perfect", "hysterics" - audiences and critics have been laughing their way through Sexy Laundry at the Tabard Theatre since the comedy opened at the Chiswick venue in early Nove…

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NEWS: Cherrelle Skeete & Nicola Alexis star in first staging of A Small Place by Featured Content

For the first time ever, Jamaica Kincaid's acclaimed book about Antigua and its exploitation by the West, A Small Place, is brought to the stage at the Gate Theatre this month. Starring Cher…

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Monday, November 12, 2018

NEWS: Edinburgh Comedy winner Ciaran Dowd joins Chasing Bono premiere, Full cast announced by Featured Content

Soho Theatre has announced casting for the world premiere of Chasing Bono, Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement's new play based on Neil McCormick's memoir about his rivalry with his childhood fr…

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

WATCH: Director Kirk Jameson talks to lyricist Anthony Drewe about Just So, revived next month by Featured Content

Rehearsals are well underway for the Barn Theatre's much-anticipated, actor-musician revival of Stiles & Drewe's 1984 family musical Just So. As part of his preparations, director Kirk …

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Where’s British politics heading? WATCH our interviews with An Honourable Man’s writer & director by Featured Content

Politics seems crazy everywhere at the moment. How much crazier could it get here in the UK? Political adviser and author Michael McManus's debut play An Honourable Man considers how populis…

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‘Theatre audiences must have their comfort zones disrupted’ Writer/director AJ on child marriage drama AISHA by Featured Content

AJ, the young playwright, director and producer of AISHA, is not afraid of speaking his mind. He's unafraid of battling the status quo, butting heads with convention or airing his truth. Thi…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

FEATURED SHOW: What have people been saying about Sholom Aleichem in the Old Country? by Featured Content

Saul Reichlin performs his new one-man show Sholom Aleichem in the Old Country, featuring characters from the master Jewish storyteller. Find out how Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof became th…

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

FEATURED SHOW: The Greater Game at Waterloo East, ★★★★★ reviews are in! by Featured Content

This weekend, we officially mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Adam Morley's new production of Michael Head's The Greater Game is one of the theatre productions marking th…

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NEWS: Vital child marriage drama AISHA returns to the London stage by Featured Content

Hard-hitting drama, AISHA, which explores the taboo subject of child marriage in the UK, returns to the London stage this winter. Created by theatre company Ailia, the pertinent play runs fr…

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NEWS: Matthew Kelly gives voice to Barn revival of Stiles & Drewe’s Just So, Full cast by Featured Content

Olivier Award winner Matthew Kelly will provide the voice of Pau Amma The Crab in the Barn Theatre's much-anticipated revival of Stiles & Drewe's family musical Just So, which concludes…

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Monday, November 5, 2018

NEWS: Glenn Chandler follows Kids Play with The Boy Under the Christmas Tree premiere by Featured Content

Following the success of Kids Play, Taggart creator Glenn Chandler premieres his latest stage play, alternative festive comedy treat The Boy Under the Christmas Tree, at London's King's Head…

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NEWS: Michael McManus’ An Honourable Man, about the rise of a new populist party, premieres at the White Bear by Featured Content

Political adviser and author Michael McManus makes his playwriting debut with An Honourable Man, the story of how Momentum's attempt to deselect a mainstream Labour MP unleashes a populist u…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

NEWS: Women in Prison charity supports first major revival of Sarah Daniels’ Head-rot Holiday by Featured Content

How do you celebrate Christmas in incarceration? Weighed In Productions presents the first major revival of Head-Rot Holiday, Sarah Daniels' 1992 play set in a 'secure hospital', at the Hope…

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FIRST LOOK: Peek into the hotel room of Tabard Theatre’s new comedy Sexy Laundry by Featured Content

Bathrobes, pyjamas and a very specific textbook - what else would you need for a hotel trip to reinvigorate a marriage? Here's your first glance at what's going on behind closed doors in Sex…

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NEWS: Clement & La Frenais adapt Telegraph music critic’s memoir, Chasing Bono premieres at Soho Theatre by Featured Content

Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais - the writing partnership behind screen hits including The Likely Lads, Porridge and The Commitments - have adapted Telegraph music critic Neil McCormick's me…

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NEWS: Cast announced for the Christmas return of The Crumple Zone by Featured Content

After its British premiere in 2016, Buddy Thomas Off-Broadway hit The Crumple Zone returns for a new festive season this year at London's King's Head Theatre, running from 24 November to 9 D…

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

FIRST LOOK: Henry Goodman, Imogen Stubbs, Katie Brayben & Natalie Simpson in Honour at Park Theatre by Featured Content

Take a look at Alex Brenner's fantastic production shots to get a hint of what to expect from Tiny Fires' production of Joanna Murray-Smith's Honour at Park Theatre. The marital drama, which…

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

FIRST-LOOK: Production shots + preview audience reactions to The Hound of the Baskervilles by Featured Content

Preview audiences are loving the Barn Theatre's new production of Sherlock Holmes' three-hander The Hound of the Baskervilles. If you love The 39 Steps and The Play That Goes Wrong coupled w…

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

FEATURED SHOW: A Guide for the Homesick at Trafalgar Studios, ★★★★ reviews are in! by Featured Content

Ken Urban's A Guide for the Homesick received its European premiere last week at the West End's Trafalgar Studios. This "blisteringly intense evening" is "simultaneously warmly funny and dee…

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WATCH: The cast of Honour tell us about Joanna Murray-Smith’s ‘deep & complex’ drama by Featured Content

As Tiny Fires' revival of Joanna Murray-Smith's acclaimed drama Honour  begins its run at Park Theatre, the cast speak about why this hit play excites them. Watch the footage (below) then …

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

NEWS: #LynsNextStep revealed… Lyn Gardner joins pioneering theatre app Stagedoor by Featured Content

We've been counting down to the announcement of #LynsNextStep and, at an industry-only event tonight at The Vaults, MyTheatreMates' co-founder Terri Paddock is delighted to be chairing a Q&#…

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

NEWS: Award-winning climate change play A Hundred Words for Snow transfers from VAULT Festival to Trafalgar Studios by Featured Content

After success at this year’s VAULT Festival, including rave reviews from Mates Laura Kressly and Shanine Salmon, Tatty Hennessy’s one-woman play A Hundred Words of Snow transfers…

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Monday, October 22, 2018

PHOTOS: The Greater Game take a history tour of Leyton Orient during rehearsals by Featured Content

As part of rehearsals for The Greater Game, Michael Greco, James Phelps and the cast paid a very special visit to the grounds of Leyton Orient, where the real-life characters they play left …

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‘It’s our responsibility, the people who have survived conflict, to remember every day’: Veteran Cassidy Little on the significance of Soldier O by Featured Content

Ahead of Remembrance Day, Jonathan Lewis' acclaimed play Soldier On re-opens this week for an extended five-week season at The Other Palace. In our series of featured interviews, ex 42 Comma…

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‘I feel like we could all use a good laugh right now’: Dominic Brewer on playing the clown in The Hound of the Baskervilles at the Barn Theatre by Featured Content

We conclude our series of interviews with the three stars of the Barn Theatre, Cirencester's revival of Sherlock Holmes-as-comedy The Hound of the Baskervilles. Now on the case, it's extreme…

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

‘An eyepatch makes anyone look cool. That is a fact:’ Herb Cuanalo on playing Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles at the Barn Theatre by Featured Content

As we count down to the Barn Theatre's comic three-hander revival of The Hound of the Baskervilles, we investigate the three actors playing 14 roles between them. We start with Hywel Dowsell…

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Friday, October 19, 2018

FIRST-LOOK PHOTOS: Douglas Booth & Clifford Samuel in ‘blisteringly intense’ A Guide for the Homesick by Featured Content

Ken Urban's A Guide for the Homesick received its European premiere last night. This "blisteringly intense evening" is "simultaneously warmly funny and deeply moving", Rachel Halliburton say…

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‘In the army, you’re living in a world unlike any other’: Shaun Johnson on how he’s found a new band of brothers in Soldier On by Featured Content

As we count down to the transfer of Jonathan Lewis' Soldier On, coinciding with the centenary of the end of World War On, we caught up some of the real ex-soldiers performing in the cast. To…

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

‘Professional theatre, in the Cotswolds, what’s not to love?’ Hywel Dowsell on playing Dr Watson in The Hound of the Baskervilles at Cirencester by Featured Content

As we count down to the Barn Theatre's comic three-hander revival of The Hound of the Baskervilles, we investigate the three actors playing 14 roles between them. We start with Hywel Dowsell…

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Phoebe Barran on what drew her back to ‘pocket gem,’ the Tabard Theatre to direct Sexy Laundry by Featured Content

After her 2017 success with thriller Tryst, director Phoebe Barran heads back to the Tabard Theatre this autumn to direct a very different show, global hit comedy, Sexy Laundry. Find out why…

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