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Monday, October 7, 2019

Best of the Blogs: Master Harold, The Watsons, Mamma Mia!, The Open, Two Ladies &… by Lisa Martland

In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 6 October 2019), ranging from Libby Purves' childhood reminiscences assoc…

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Best of the Blogs: The Mates give their verdicts on Big, A Dolls’ House, Shida, The Eyes Of The Night & more by Lisa Martland

Best of the Blogs: The Mates give their verdicts on Big, A Dolls’s House, Shida & The Eyes Of The Night.

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Best of the Blogs: The Mates give their verdicts on Appropriate, The Doctor, Cabaret & more by Lisa Martland

Best of the Blogs: The Mates give their verdicts on Appropriate, The Doctor, Cabaret & more.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Best of the Blogs: The Mates give their verdicts on Peter Pan, The Worst Witch, Crystal Clear & more by Lisa Martland

Best of the Blogs: The Mates give their verdicts on Peter Pan, The Worst Witch, Shackleton’s Carpenter & more

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Friday, July 26, 2019

How the Mates Rate: The Night Of The Iguana at the Noel Coward Theatre by Lisa Martland

Clive Owen has returned to the West End for the first time in 18 years to play the Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon in Tennessee Williams’ The Night Of The Iguana in a new production directed by J…

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Best of the Blogs: The Mates give their verdicts on The Night of the Iguana, Shit-Faced Shakespeare, The Falcon’s Malteser & more by Lisa Martland

A large percentage of the theatre community may be heading up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the next week or so but our editor Lisa Martland’s Top Picks from the last week’s produc…

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Best of the Blogs: The Mates give their verdicts on Joseph, Jesus, Kylie Jenner, Peter Gynt & more by Lisa Martland

It’s all in a name this week as our editor Lisa Martland picks out her Top Picks from the last week’s theatre in the West End, London Fringe or beyond.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Best of the Blogs: The Mates give their verdicts on Adrian Mole, Noises Off, The End of History & more by Lisa Martland

Carrying on a new series, our editor Lisa Martland has picked out her Top Picks including three musicals: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ The Musical at the Ambassadors Theatre (Li…

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Best of the Blogs: The Mates give their verdicts on Bitter Wheat, Present Laughter, On Your Feet & more by Lisa Martland

Carrying on a new series, our editor Lisa Martland has picked out her Top Picks from the last week including Anne Cox’s thoughts on Present Laughter, while Aleks Sierz reports from Bitter …

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Best of the Blogs: From Brexit via Plenty to A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Lisa Martland

Amidst editor Lisa Martland’s seven Top Picks from the last week of theatre are Libby Purves’ description of her blissful time at Nicholas Hytner’s immersive production of A Midsummer …

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Best of the Blogs: Education, Education, Education to Custody to Country Music by Lisa Martland

Carrying on a new series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out seven of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (2-9 June 2019). Amidst her top choices are Maryam Philpott’s journey back…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

How the Mates Rate: Death Of A Salesman at the Young Vic Theatre by Lisa Martland

Directors Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell have brought their unique vision to one of the greatest plays of the 20th century by Arthur Miller, seen through the eyes of an African Americ…

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Best of the Blogs: The Lehman Trilogy, Anna, Vincent River, Our Town & more by Lisa Martland

As part of a new series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out seven of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (20-27 May 2019). Amidst her choices is the return of The Lehman Trilogy, imp…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Best of the Blogs: Death of a Salesman, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Orpheus Descending & more by Lisa Martland

As part of a new series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out seven of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (29 April-6 May 2019). Amidst her choices are two more West End productions o…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Best of the Blogs: Toast, A German Life, Tony’s Last Tape, Top Girls & Queen of the Mist by Lisa Martland

Carrying on her new series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out five of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (8-14 April 2019).

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Best of the Blogs: The Rubenstein Kiss, Joseph, The Shape of Pain, Chickenshed & open-air delights by Lisa Martland

In a new series, My Theatre Mates editor picks out five of her Top Picks from the week that was in theatre (18-24 March 2019), ranging from Libby Purves’ return (after a few months’ brea…

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Monday, June 25, 2018

How New York’s festival for audiences on the autism spectrum is inspiring theatremakers around the world by Lisa Martland

Performances tailored to children on the autism spectrum have liberated families for some time, but in April the Lincoln Center in US

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Stage Scholarships 2018: Fourth Monkey Actor Training Company by Lisa Martland

Fourth Monkey offers two half-scholarships, which include a trip to Italy to work with Antonio Fava. It has a graduate touring company,

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Stage Scholarships 2018: Pauline Quirke Academy Studios London by Lisa Martland

In its inaugural year, the London-based academy gives free places on three of its courses, says Lisa Martland The Pauline Quirke Academy

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The Stage Scholarships 2018: Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts by Lisa Martland

Featured in CBBC’s School for Stars, the college offers places worth £200,000, writes Lisa Martland Ellie-Rose Eames, from Rochester in Kent, was

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Stage Scholarships 2018: Youth Music Theatre UK by Lisa Martland

Youth Music Theatre UK, a new partner to The Stage Scholarships, is offering free tuition to one lucky winner, says Lisa Martland.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Stage Scholarship 2018: how you can win free training at Emil Dale Academy by Lisa Martland

With nearly £60,000 up for grabs, the Hertfordshire school offers excellent opportunities for budding triple-threat performers, writes Lisa Martland Benjamin Kempton, 16,

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Meet The Stage Scholarships winners 2017 by Lisa Martland

The Stage Scholarships has been running for more than 20 years, helping many hundreds of youngsters follow their dreams, with former winners

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Stage/WAC Arts scholarship winner 2017 by Lisa Martland

Gibsa Bah, 17, from Birmingham, has won The Stage Scholarship to cover fees for the first year of Wac Arts’ three-year diploma

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Stage Entertainment: the Europe-wide powerhouse producer with a local touch by Lisa Martland

The musical theatre giant brings big shows to audiences across the continent. Its chief executive tells Lisa Martland why catering to each

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Stage/Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts scholarship winners 2017 by Lisa Martland

The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts has offered 114 awards in The Stage Scholarships scheme for 2017, writes Lisa Martland. The

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Stage/Razzamataz scholarship winners 2017 by Lisa Martland

Razzamataz Theatre Schools has offered 27 awards in The Stage Scholarships scheme for 2017. The winners from across the UK will each receive

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Stage/Barbara Speake Stage School scholarship winners 2017 by Lisa Martland

Amelia Lusted, 10, from Wokingham in Berkshire, has won The Stage Scholarship (worth £45,000) at the Barbara Speake Stage School, to cover

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Stage/Emil Dale Academy scholarship winners 2017 by Lisa Martland

Sam Hull, 19, from Stevenage in Hertfordshire, has won a full scholarship (worth a total of £22,200) to attend the Emil Dale

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Stage/Spirit Young Performers Company scholarship winners 2017 by Lisa Martland

First-time partner in The Stage Scholarships scheme, Spirit Young Performers Company has offered six part-scholarships in association with The Stage for the

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Stage Scholarships/Fourth Monkey Theatre Company winners 2017 by Lisa Martland

Naomi Denny, 23, from Brighton, and Carla Cuscito, 21, from Bari in Italy, have won The Stage Scholarships at Fourth Monkey Theatre

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