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The playwright Andrea Dunbar – best known for Rita, Sue and Bob Too, the basis for the 1987 film – died in
Stephen Mear’s production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s horror-musical about a bad-ass, bloodthirsty plant paradoxically manages to find something new in
The 1990s horror-comedy movie Death Becomes Her is a cult masterpiece. Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep play bedazzled zombies fighting it out
My Fairfield Lady is the version of Pygmalion the world didn’t know it needed: a cross between Bernard Shaw’s skewering of middle-class
Jacqueline Wilson’s books for children often balance fantasy with harsh reality. Wave Me Goodbye doesn’t just depict the threat of the Second World
"So how do we talk about the flying body, this body in space?": Francesca Peschier interviews two female circus artists about objectification, challenging beauty norms, and soaring through t…
"Bats! Gay bats! Bats in a freaking tunnel!" - Francesca Peschier heads underground in search of the campest, eeriest, and most shiver-inducing shows at Vault Festival.
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'a beautiful messy dance of instructions, rule breaking and expectations': Francesca Peschier writes on the stage directions in Outbox theatre's gloriously queer show, devised from the exper…
Francesca Peschier dives into Vault Festival to find shows that explore girlhood, "like cutting through life with blunted scissors".
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Diamonds in a rhinestone world: Francesca Peschier writes on Dolly Parton's musical theatre extravaganza.
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Life’s not always easy on Breck Road. Money is tight, Gran is incontinent and sometimes you wish you could click your ruby
As Marie Kondo fever sets in, Paula Varjack explains how her new show The Cult of K*nzo explores the performativeness of shopping.
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There is much in Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate (and its Shakespearean source material for that matter) that does not sit well
The Wizard of Oz is a joyously ridiculous story enshrined in kitsch pop culture – a family favourite that’s essentially about learning
The Unity Theatre’s Christmas show sees them once again pairing with children’s theatre company Action Transport while working in collaboration with Liverpool
Following its successful run in Vegas, Magic Mike Live delivers exactly what it promises. Housed inside the Hippodrome casino, the strip show’s
There is a point in Torch were you wonder if you’ve made a terrible mistake. The experience is at times so realist
Graft, grit and glitter: Francesca Peschier writes on the shifting layers of Emma Rice's retelling of Angela Carter's story.
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It’s a brave move to let a bold aesthetic lead a production and Rosanna Vize’s design sets the tone for this gutsy
Dario Fo’s Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! is a Marxist farce set in 1970s Italy. Fed up with out of control inflation and
Bryony Kimmings has had a hell of a couple of years: post-natal depression, a break up, an ill-fated move to the country
The peasants are revolting in Sahaspur. Under the command of corrupt Inspector Gangwar (Art Malik), the men have been humiliated and the
Middle class problems: Francesca Peschier writes on Alexis Zegerman's exploration of rules, religion, and cultural legacy.
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Bill Russell and Janet Hood’s new musical, receiving its European premiere at southwark Playhouse, shows women finding their own voices whilst striving
The 2015 London run of Gecko’s Missing was cut short by the fire that destroyed the Battersea Arts Centre’s Great Hall in
Rain Man, the Oscar-winning 1988 film about two brothers, one an autistic savant, has been brought back to the stage with Mathew
If GCSE history classes were half as energised as the musical Six there would have been a 90% pass rate. This hit
Black Cat Cabaret’s mistress of ceremonies, Frisky (Laura Corcoran) introduces her children of the night through pop melodies reworked as rich, filthy
The light comedy meets fairytale of Love’s Labour’s Lost seems like the perfect match for the candlelit auditorium of Tte Sam Wanamaker
A group of mates getting together to frolic in the manner of some seriously gymnastic puppies: Francesca Peschier reviews French-Canadian circus group Flip Fabrique.
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The Artist doesn't quite meet Francesca Peschier's very high expectations for 'one of the very, very best' clowns.
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