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Friday, January 18, 2019

VAULT 2019: Watch Brave Bold Drama’s award-winning family show Alf the Highwayman by Featured Content

Heading to VAULT Festival with kids? In which case, we recommend you put Alf The Highwayman on your family's must-see list. This award-winning show, bringing an 18th-century adventure story …

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‘I cried when I first read The Unknown Soldier’: Michelle Yim tells us about directing the acclaimed First World War drama. by Featured Content

'I was quite ignorant about WW1's history.' It's a big admission to make from Michelle Yim, who directs Ross Ericson's hit one-man drama The Unknown Soldier, which is set in the aftermath of…

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PHOTOS: Take a peek at the aftermath of comedy revolution in rehearsals for The Empire Has Fallen by Featured Content

Come the revolution, there will be lots of boxes and tiny toy soldier... certainly if rehearsals for new dystopian comedy The Empire Has Fallen is anything to go by. Check out these candid b…

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

NEWS: Charlie Brooks, Simon Lipkin & Michael Fox star in All in a Row premiere by Featured Content

Charlie Brooks and Simon Lipkin star as parents to an autistic child in Alex Oates' new play All in Row, which receives its world premiere next month at London's Southwark Playhouse. Gen up …

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NEWS: Wilde reimagining transports The Importance of Being Earnest to a Yorkshire council estate by Featured Content

Oscar Wilde's best-known comedy of Victorian London manners receives a modern makeover via a modern Yorkshire council estate. Th'Importance of Bein' Earnest premieres next month for a limite…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

‘I wanted to create something of my own’: Esme Lonsdale tells us about founding UnTied Productions & staging Out of Step by Featured Content

Esme Lonsdale, co-founder of UnTied Productions, is one of a growing breed of performers who don't want to wait around for the chance to work so create the work themselves. As UnTied Produc…

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‘Truly a work of love & homage’: Take a look at what audiences are saying about Dream of a King! by Featured Content

Paulette Tajah is best known as one of the Queen's of Lover's Rock. She has been a reggae recording star since the late 1980s. But this month she ventures onto a different type of stage to s…

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

‘Leaves you with plenty to consider’: Audiences share their love for Loop on Twitter by Featured Content

"Brilliant", "Moving and engaging", "Ingenius" - audiences of Tiny Room's drama Loop have taken to Twitter to sing the praises of Peter Mulligan's drama about a barman considering his life. …

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

FEATURED SHOW: Why are critics & Offies judges so captivated by Sheila Atim in Time Is Love? by Featured Content

Sheila Atim has 'aced' another performance and made her musical mark at the Finborough. Reviews are in for her and the European premiere of writer-director Ché Walker's Time Is Love / Tiemp…

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NEWS: Sisters’ debut play Call Me Vicky charts true-life transition story, Wendi Peters stars by Featured Content

Call Me Vicky, charting a transwoman's challenges in 1980s London, is written by sisters and debut playwrights Nicola and Stacey Victoria Bland, inspired by their true-life godmother's exper…

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Friday, January 11, 2019

NEWS: Who was The First Modern Man? New British play celebrates a leading thinker of European Renaissance by Featured Content

What do our contemporary British culture and philosophy owe to Europe? As the unravelling Brexit chaos begins to bite, a new British play celebrates the great sixteenth-century European who …

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

INTERVIEW: How did Michael Gove inspire acclaimed WWI drama The Unknown Soldier? Playwright Ross Ericson tells us. by Featured Content

Never underestimate the importance of coincidence in life. If Michael Gove hadn't made a comment about the First World War, acclaimed drama The Unknown Soldier may never have been written.

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NEWS: Darkfield park container hits Seance & Flight for two months at VAULT Festival by Featured Content

Wrapping up their first tour of the UK, and after a second sell-out Edinburgh Fringe, sonic specialists Darkfield bring their two hit container shows Séance and Flight to London for a two-m…

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PHOTOS: Sneak a peek inside rehearsals for brand-new absurdist comedy Ghost Fruit by Featured Content

We're counting down to the premiere of Max Wilkinson's absurdist, time-romping comedy Ghost Fruit, opening next week at Camden People's Theatre. The four-strong cast play 18 roles between th…

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‘This will be much more nerve-racking’: Singer Paulette Tajah on taking to the stage Dream of a King by Featured Content

Paulette Tajah is best known as one of the Queen's of Lover's Rock. She has been a reggae recording star since the late 1980s. But this month she ventures onto a different type of stage to s…

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

NEWS: Cast & writers announced for Proforça’s double bill of Feel & Feel More by Featured Content

How many writers and actors will it take to make you to FEEL... and then Feel More again? Proforça Theatre Company has pulled together a sensational line-up for its expanded "All the Feels"…

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

NEWS: Kafka, Capote & Elizabeth Taylor collide in the premiere of Max Wilkinson’s Ghost Fruit by Featured Content

What do Franz Kafka, Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor, Billie Holiday and a sheepdog have in common? Ghost Fruit, a new absurdist comedy written and directed by Max Wilkinson, gets its world …

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PHOTOS: Kimberley Nixon prepares to become an internet sensation with Original Death Rabbit by Featured Content

Jermyn Street Theatre's 2019 PORTRAIT season opens this month with the stage premiere of Rose Heiney's one-woman play for our internet age, Original Death Rabbit. Less than a week until tele…

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Monday, January 7, 2019

NEWS: New WW2 drama The Project premieres at the White Bear Theatre by Featured Content

Inspired by true events, Ian Buckley's latest play, The Project, tells the story of an unusual World War Two transit camp where tragedy and cutting-edge entertainment meet. It receives its w…

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GALLERY: How do you become an icon? Take a look at Christopher Tajah in rehearsals for Dream of a King by Featured Content

How do you prepare to play Martin Luther King Jr? We have a hint at the answer, as writer/performer Christopher Tajah gave us candid images of rehearsals for Dream of a King, which runs at t…

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Friday, January 4, 2019

“Maybe we can all make the world a better place if we bother to try.” Director Bernie C Byrnes on being inspired by Dream of a King by Featured Content

At the start of the year we're all looking for inspiration. Director Bernie C Byrnes has already found hers working with writer/performer Christopher Tajah on Martin Luther King Jr play Drea…

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

NEWS: UnTied Productions premieres debut show, Out of Step, at Drayton Arms Theatre by Featured Content

New theatre company UnTied Productions will launch itself into the world with the premiere production of Eddie Palmer's comedy about a stepfamily, Out of Step. The debut production, directed…

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PHOTOS: First look at Sheila Atim, Jessica Ledon, Gabriel Akuwudike & co in Time Is Love’s European premiere by Featured Content

The European premiere of writer-director Ché Walker's Time Is Love / Tiempo es Amor officially opens tonight at London's Finborough Theatre, where it's running for a strictly limited season…

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NEWS: Kimberley Nixon stars in stage premiere of Rose Heiney’s Original Death Rabbit at Jermyn Street by Featured Content

Jermyn Street Theatre's 2019 PORTRAIT season opens this month with the stage premiere of Rose Heiney's one-woman play for our internet age, Original Death Rabbit. Less than a week until tele…

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WATCH: Check out the cinematic new trailer for male mental health drama Loop by Featured Content

Pub theatre, The Lion and Unicorn, kicks of 2019 with, appropriately enough, drama about a barman, Loop. But for this pub worker, life has become a constant, repetitive source of depression.…

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“What is the point of telling a story if it is not exciting?” Writer David Fenne tells us about dark dystopian comedy The Empire Has Fallen by Featured Content

How does a YouTube video inspire a stage production about a broken world and how important is graphic design to the continuation of humanity? David Fenne tells us all about his debut play Th…

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PHOTOS: Peek into the rehearsal room for new post-Weinstein drama Anomaly by Featured Content

While many of us have been eating far too many mince pies and celebrating the turn of the year, the team creating new drama Anomaly, have been hard at work preparing the play that opens at t…

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Monday, December 31, 2018

‘I found connections with what I was writing & my own mental health’: Playwright Peter Mulligan shares his personal connection with suicide dr by Featured Content

Peter Mulligan wrote Loop in reaction to his own experiences of working in a bar, coping with depression and considering taking his own life. Here he tell us more about this time in his crea…

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

NEWS: Proforça brings its London love letter Feel & Feel More to The Space ahead of touring by Featured Content

Proforça Theatre Company reprises its critically acclaimed collection of monologues FEEL in a new, expanded "All the Feels" season at east London's The Space in February ahead of a UK tour …

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Saturday, December 29, 2018

‘Both aspects of my creativity were running side by side my whole life’: Sheila Atim on composing & appearing in Ché Walker’s Time Is Love by Featured Content

Olivier Award winner Sheila Atim returns to the Finborough Theatre and reunites with writer-director Ché Walker, who gave her early career breaks as both an actor and a composer. In our fea…

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Friday, December 28, 2018

“This is real. It’s happening today in the UK”: Alex Jarrett tells us about child-marriage drama AISHA by Featured Content

Performer Alex Jarrett is taking on a tough role this winter. The young actor tells the story of a teenager sold into marriage in Ailia's one-woman drama AISHA. In our new interview she tell…

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