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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

REVIEW: She Loves Me, BroadwayHD ✭✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon is charmed by Broadway hit She Loves Me from the comfort of his living room through BroadwayHD.com This post REVIEW: She Loves Me, BroadwayHD ✭✭✭✭✭ first…

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

REVIEW: Julius Caesar and Me, Metheun Drama ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon reviews Julius Caesar and Me – Paterson Joseph’s revealing book exploring Shakespeare’s “African play”, Julius Caesar This post REVIE…

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Friday, June 1, 2018

REVIEW: Leave Taking, Bush Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Other more recent plays may have tackled many of the same themes but, over 30 years later, Leave Taking still feels fresh and original despite becoming a modern classic. This …

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Shakespeare plays to tour pubs in London and the south this summer by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Two Shakespeare plays are to be performed in the gardens of pubs around London and the south this summer in a partnership between Fuller’s Inns and theatre company Open Bar.…

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Actors respond to agent’s complaint about BAME actors with #VaVaVoom by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon An agent’s complaint that black, Asian and minority ethic actors were putting “talented white performers out of work” has led to a social media backlash under the banner…

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

REVIEW: Mood Music, Old Vic Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mood Music is an entertaining satire on the music industry with plenty of laugh-out-loud jokes and intriguing insights This post REVIEW: Mood Music, Old Vic Theatre ✭✭✭…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2018 Theatre Highlights by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon sifts through the theatre highlights of Wandsworth Arts Fringe Wandsworth Arts Fringe is back, bringing a packed programme of shows to locations across the south L…

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Brighton Fringe 2018: Our Pick Of Theatre Highlights by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Faced with a bumper 160-page brochure and a packed What’s On section online, we provide our selection of some of the theatre highlights of this year’s Brighton Fringe. Run…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

REVIEW: Instructions For Correct Assembly, Royal Court Theatre ✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Instructions For Correct Assembly with its strong cast and striking design boosted by a touch of illusion, is smart and entertaining, confirming Thomas Eccleshare as a writer …

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

REVIEW: The Devil With The Blue Dress, The Bunker Theatre ✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon reviews Kevin Armento’s The Devil With the Blue Dress about the Monica Lewinsky affair at The Bunker Theatre This post REVIEW: The Devil With The Blue Dress,…

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

REVIEW: The Inheritance, Young Vic Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Despite being in two parts over something like seven hours, Stephen Daldry’s tight direction of The Inheritance means it never drags, drawing you into these people’s lives…

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

REVIEW: Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Menier Chocolate Factory ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Surprisingly funny at times, Kiss Of The Spider Woman at the Menier Chocolate Factory has plenty of touching moments without becoming sentimental. This post REVIEW: Kiss Of Th…

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

REVIEW: Great Apes, Arcola Theatre ✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon reviews Patrick Marmion’s adaptation of Will Self’s novel Great Apes at Arcola Theatre This post REVIEW: Great Apes, Arcola Theatre ✭✭✭ first ap…

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Friday, March 16, 2018

REVIEW: Sondheim on Sondheim, Royal Festival Hall ✭✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon reviews the new London production of the Sondheim on Sondheim revue at the Royal Festival Hall Sondheim on Sondheim Royal Festival Hall 16 March 2018 Five stars …

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

REVIEW: Humble Boy, Orange Tree Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon With a stellar line-up of comedy acting talent, Humble Boy has now been revived in a delightful new production by director Paul Miller that deals with death and dysfunction wi…

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Friday, March 9, 2018

All the winners from the Manchester Theatre Awards by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon takes a look at all the winners from the Manchester Theatre Awards 2018 Oldham Coliseum’s staging of Florian Zeller’s drama The Father has won the title of bes…

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

REVIEW: Summer and Smoke, Almeida Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Summer and Smoke Almeida Theatre Four stars Book Now Despite the poetic beauty of Tennessee Williams’s writing, at the height of his success, his dramas were rooted in reali…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

REVIEW: Fanny and Alexander, Old Vic Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Despite its length, Fanny and Alexander never drags under director Max Webster, carrying us along with its alluring combination of drama, comedy and a touch of magic. This pos…

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Catch the stars of tomorrow now by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon gets ready to go talent spotting in search of future stars Tickets for Belleville at the Donmar Warehouse have been like gold dust but, a few years ago, you could …

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

REVIEW: Rothschild and Sons, Park Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon reviews the UK premiere of Bock and Harnick’s musical Rothschild & Sons at Park Theatre This post REVIEW: Rothschild and Sons, Park Theatre ✭✭✭✭ fir…

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

REVIEW: Lady Windermere’s Fan, Vaudeville Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon reviews Kathy Burke’s hilarious revival of Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan at the Vaudeville Theatre This post REVIEW: Lady Windermere’…

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Vault Festival 2018 Preview by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon previews this year’s Vault festival in and around The Vaults in Waterloo, London Our pick of theatre and performance at Vault 2018 Every year, Vault arts fes…

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REVIEW: The War Has Not Yet Started, Southwark Playhouse ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon reviews Mikhail Durnenkov’s strange tale The War Has Not Yet Started at Southwark Playhouse This post REVIEW: The War Has Not Yet Started, Southwark Playhous…

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

REVIEW: East, King’s Head Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Tightly directed by Jessica Lazar with movement director Yvan Karlsson, this is an electrifying journey through East End life, as exciting as a rollercoaster ride on Southend …

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

REVIEW: Girl From The North Country, Noel Coward Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon The cast and production Of Girl From The North Country are flawless, with orchestrations that transform Dylan’s songs into a rich multi-layered score that will haunt you wit…

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Friday, January 12, 2018

REVIEW: Rita Sue and Bob Too, Royal Court Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Originally staged at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton, this is a timely revival that has been given added relevance by continuing debate over exploitation and masculinity. This p…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Unicorn Theatre announces new artistic director by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Theatre director Justin Audibert has been announced as the next artistic director of London’s Unicorn Theatre, the UK’s leading theatre for young audiences. This post Unic…

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Rat Pack Live inspires special cocktail menu by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon The return of The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas at Theatre Royal Haymarket has inspired a special list of cocktails at a nearby bar. This post The Rat Pack Live inspires specia…

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Shakespeare’s Globe announces first season under Michelle Terry by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon The first season at Shakespeare’s Globe under new artistic director Michelle Terry has been announced, ranging from some of the Bard’s greatest hits to premieres of new pl…

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Regional UK Theatre looking forward 2018 by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon examines the year ahead for regional theatre in 2018. Bolton girl Maxine Peake has made her mark on TV and the London stage but she returns to her roots with her s…

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Theatre in 2018 – The Year Ahead In London Theatre by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Theatre in 2018 – Star names, revivals, transfers and new writing lie ahead for what promises to be another exciting year for London theatre. This post Theatre in 2018 &…

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