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Friday, January 24, 2020

NEWS: Ayenai explore inhabiting a foreign country in Living Here? at VAULT Festival by Featured Content

Where is our place? What happens when we have nothing left to hold on to? Do we remain? These are the questions asked by new dance work Living Here? which runs as part of the VAULT Festival …

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

NEWS: Cherie – My Struggle gives a Downing Street inside view from Cherie Blair’s perspective by Featured Content

What was Cherie Blair thinking during the New Labour years? Has her contribution to Tony Blair's success ever been fully acknowledged? Cherie - My Struggle provides an intimate look at a rem…

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NEWS: Tamasha playwright Cheryl Ndione brings tale of self-discovery Apple to Vault Festival by Featured Content

Darkly comic tale of a woman's journey to uncover her roots and understand who she is, Cheryl Ndione's Apple will run at the VAULT Festival next month. Book you tickets now!

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FEATURED SHOW: ★★★★ reviews are in for the premiere of Janice Okoh’s new history play The Gift by Featured Content

Janice Okoh's "enthralling" new Black British history play The Gift has premiered to a tranche of ★★★★ reviews at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre at the start of a UK-wide tour. We've ro…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Meet the cast: Who’s who in the world premiere of Tom Stocks’ Netflix & Chill? by Featured Content

Who's who in the cast of new mental health comedy Netflix & Chill? What have you seen them in before? Check out full biographies - and sneak a peek what they've been up to behind the sce…

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VAULT Festival: Former stripper Diane Herbert makes playwriting debut with Angels, based on her experiences by Featured Content

Aiming to challenge audiences' preconceptions about strippers, new play Angels, written by former table dancer and first-time playwright Diane Herbert, premieres at this year's VAULT Festiva…

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NEWS: Hassan Abdulrazzak returns to Soho with The Special Relationship, a new play about transatlantic deportees by Featured Content

Multi-award-winning Iraqi-born playwright Hassan Abdulrazzak returns to London's Soho Theatre, where he had a breakthrough hit in 2007 with Baghdad Wedding, now returns with his timely new p…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

NEWS: UK’s longest-running alternative theatre company brings People Show 137 to Southwark by Featured Content

Ahead of a short tour, pioneering theatremakers People Show bring their latest devised creation People Show 137: God Knows How Many to London's Southwark Playhouse for a limited season from …

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NEWS: Annawon’s Song explores the often unseen casualties of conflict at VAULT Festival by Featured Content

Playwright Beverley Andrews shines a light on less obvious casualties of war in new play Annawon's Song, which runs as part of VAULT Festival next month. Book your tickets now!

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BEHIND THE SCENES: What’s happening in rehearsals for On McQuillan’s Hill? by Featured Content

It's all fun and smiles until it gets physical! That's certainly what rehearsals for On McQuillan's Hill look like if these rehearsal images are anything to go by. Take a look, then book you…

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NEWS: Cara Vita: A Clown Concerto receives European premiere at VAULT Festival by Featured Content

Cara Vita: A Clown Concerto, which explores the joys, sorrows, and hilarity of contemporary adulthood through music, circus and magic, will be seen in Europe for the first time this February…

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Monday, January 20, 2020

PHOTOS: Kinky Boots stars reunite for cast screening ahead of the musical’s cinema release by Featured Content

Matt Henry and other members of the Kinky Boots cast reunited yesterday, a year after the multi-award-winning musical finished in the West End, for a private screening of the forthcoming cin…

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NEWS: Mischief Theatre’s Magic Goes Wrong extends its West End run to August 2020 by Featured Content

Mischief Theatre, the Olivier award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong, has announced a new booking period for Magic Goes Wrong, with tickets now on sale until 30th August 2020.

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FIRST-LOOK: Arresting production photos & trailer for new 1950s-set police drama COPS by Featured Content

We need to take a trip down to the station. Check out our gallery of production photos and trailer for the world premiere of Tony Tortora's COPS, set in a Chicago police precinct office in 1…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

FIRST LOOK: Discover what The Journey of a Warlike Mind looks like with production images from the VAULT Festival show by Featured Content

What would like look like fight a quest for a woman's soul, struggling through the layers of her consciousness? We didn't know either, but luckily we've seen production images from Ana Luiz…

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FEATURED SHOW: Have you seen the ★★★★★ reviews for The Delights of Dogs and The Problems of People and Lullabies for the Lost? by Featured Content

"Occasionally, a piece of theatre comes along which leaves you blindsided" - Bloggers have been full of praise for Rosalind Blessed's pair of plays exploring mental health, The Delights of D…

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FEATURED SHOW: What have audiences said about Could it be Magic? by Featured Content

"I howled with laughter," "pretty excellent," "brilliant magic and very entertaining characters" - audiences love the marvellous mix of character comedy and mindblowing magic in Paul Aitchis…

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

NEWS: Camden Fringe hit Red Peter returns to the London stage at Vault Festival by Featured Content

Grid Theatre's acclaimed staging of Red Peter, an award-nominated hit at the 2019 Camden Fringe Festival, will head back to the capital later this spring for a short run at the VAULT Festiva…

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NEWS: Giving Up Marty explores reality of adoption reunion at VAULT Festival by Featured Content

The reality of a reunion with a birth parent is not a clear cut and euphoric as many a television show or film would have audiences believe. Karen Bartholomew's spare and gutsy new play Givi…

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NEWS: Belgrade Theatre premieres beatbox stage adaptation of Alex Wheatle’s award-winning Crongton Knights by Featured Content

After The Gift this month, Coventry's Belgrade Theatre hosts another world premiere modern play ahead of a major tour and London transfer: the physical theatre adaptation of Alex Wheatle's a…

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

FIRST LOOK: Step into the world of Mary Prince with production images for award-winning VAULT Festival show, Sold by Featured Content

Joy, anguish and a looming noose - take a look at fantastic pictures of Sold, the award-winning drama from Kuumba Nia Arts, which tells the forgotten story of Mary Prince, a woman born into …

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VAULT Festival: Audiences to unleash their dark side with urban game Jekyll / Hyde by Featured Content

Can you get away with murder? That's the question being asked of players of monstrously exciting new immersive game Jekyll / Hyde, which runs at VAULT Festival next month. Time to book your …

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NEWS: Very Rascals brings tale of grief It’s Beautiful, Over There to London by Featured Content

Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019, Stephanie Greenwood's autobiographical one-woman show It's Beautiful, Over There will receive a London run at the Tristan Bates Th…

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REHEARSAL PHOTOS: Behind the scenes for ‘missing’ Black British history play The Gift by Featured Content

How have director Dawn Walton and the cast of Janice Okoh's new play The Gift been getting to grips with a little-known chapter of 19th-century British history? Check out our bumper gallery …

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Monday, January 13, 2020

‘Where’s the East End gone?’ Mark Heywood on how London Marathon inspired new play Rhubarb Ghetto & why VAULT Festival is its ideal home by Featured Content

Watching a stretch of the London Marathon near his home in Wapping got writer-director Mark Heywood wondering about what's happened to the city's East End and inspired his new play Rhubarb G…

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GALLERY: Meet the quartet of conjurers competing in Could it be Magic? by Featured Content

As Paul Aitchison's hilarious tale of a magic competition, Could It Be Magic?, arrives at the Chiswick Playhouse, meet the four quirky illusionists vying for its very special trophy. Book yo…

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Take a look into the rehearsal room for timely new drama For the Sake of Argument by Featured Content

New play about journalism, polemic, the power of words and the very real consequences of publishing, For the Sake of Argument, premieres at the Bridewell Theatre later this month. Check out …

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‘How can we talk about living together when something as basic as parenting is challenged?’ Writer Janice Okoh & director Dawn Walton on The G by Featured Content

This month, searingly funny play The Gift makes its world premiere in Coventry before embarking on a UK tour. Writer Janice Okoh and director Dawn Walton give insights into the true royal st…

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Friday, January 10, 2020

NEWS: Janice Okoh’s The Gift, inspired by Queen Victoria’s adoption of an African girl, premieres this month by Featured Content

The Gift, partly inspired by the remarkable true story of an orphaned African princess adopted by Queen Victoria in the 19th century, receives its world premiere this month at Coventry's Bel…

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

WATCH: Rosalind Blessed discusses creating personal plays The Delights of Dogs and The Problems of People and Lullabies for the Lost by Featured Content

Weeping at her mother's performance, having her plays produced by her father and writing plays inspired by her own mental health troubles - watch Rosalind Blessed opening up about her produc…

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‘Writing Netflix & Chill brought up feelings I never thought about’: Tom Stocks on how family suicides influenced his new mental health comedy by Featured Content

From a scratch-night sketch to full-length play and baptism by fire on the fringe... Writer, performer and producer Tom Stocks gives an in-depth and honest account of his journey to date wit…

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