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Friday, December 15, 2017

Cast announced for new James Graham play at Hull Truck by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon The cast has been announced for a new play by James Graham, based on Hull's UK City of Culture festival. This post Cast announced for new James Graham play at Hull Truck firs…

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

REVIEW: Misalliance, Orange Tree Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon reviews the sparkling new production of Shaw's lesser-known play Misalliance at the Orange Tree Theatre This post REVIEW: Misalliance, Orange Tree Theatre ✭✭…

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

REVIEW: Daisy Pulls It Off, Park Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon While it may poke fun at these values, Daisy Pulls It Off at the Park Theatre doesn’t pretend to be anything other than a lot of jolly good fun. This post REVIEW: Daisy Pull…

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

REVIEW: Dear Brutus, Southwark Playhouse ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon With its mixture of magic and comedy, this is an assured revival that offers some entertaining escapism which, although set at midsummer, is a perfect antidote to midwinter. T…

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Penelope Wilton to lead cast of Old Vic’s Fanny and Alexander by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Casting has been announced for the stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s classic film Fanny and Alexander at the Old Vic, led by Penelope Wilton. Book Now! This post Penelope…

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West End transfer for Chichester production of James Graham’s Quiz by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon The acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of Quiz is to become the latest play by James Graham to transfer to London. This post West End transfer for Chichester pro…

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Friday, December 1, 2017

REVIEW: The Passing Of The Third Floor Back, Finborough Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon reviews Jerome K Jerome's The Passing Of The Third Floor Back now playing at the Finborough Theatre This post REVIEW: The Passing Of The Third Floor Back, Finborou…

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Theatre Royal Plymouth brings new plays to London by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon A mini-season of plays that had their UK premieres at The Drum at Theatre Royal Plymouth is to run in repertoire at London’s Southwark Playhouse from January. This post Thea…

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REVIEW: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre London ✭✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon is wowed by exuberant new musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie at Apollo Theatre. Book now! This post REVIEW: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Apollo Thea…

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Monday, October 23, 2017

REVIEW: The Lady From The Sea, Donmar Warehouse ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon While The Lady from the Sea dates back to 1888 and has been relocated to the 1950s, Ellida’s turmoil has a very modern feel as she struggles to find an identity for herself …

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

REVIEW: The Terrible Infants, Wilton’s Music Hall ✭✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon It is a very welcome return for this mesmerising spectacle full of delight for grown-ups and children. This post REVIEW: The Terrible Infants, Wilton’s Music Hall ✭✭…

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Monday, October 16, 2017

REVIEW: What Shadows, Park Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon What Shadows is a seriously meaty play, full of challenging ideas, brought to life through a strong cast and Roxana Silbert's well-paced direction. This post REVIEW: What Shad…

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Friday, October 13, 2017

REVIEW: Beginning, National Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon At times very funny, Beginning also has moments of heart-breaking intensity but without becoming sentimental. It is a masterful two-hander that will especially resonate with a…

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Small Faces musical finds West End home by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon All or Nothing – The Mod Musical, based on the story of legendary 1960s rock band Small Faces, is to play a limited West End season after its third sell-out tour This post S…

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Cast announced for Nottingham Playhouse’s Cherry Orchard by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon The cast has been announced for The Cherry Orchard at Nottingham Playhouse – the last production for outgoing artistic director Giles Croft. This post Cast announced for Not…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Young Vic announces new artistic director by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Leading director and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah has been announced as the new artistic director of London's Young Vic theatre. This post Young Vic announces new artistic dire…

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UK’s most welcoming theatres revealed in public vote by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon The UK's most welcoming theatres have been announced in an award voted on by the public. This post UK’s most welcoming theatres revealed in public vote first appeared o…

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Frances Barber to star in musical drama in Manchester by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Frances Barber is to star in a new production of Shane Cullinan’s musical drama The Pietà at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester in October. This post Frances…

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Monday, September 25, 2017

REVIEW: Ramona Tells Jim, Bush Studio Theatre ✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Ramona Tells Jim is an impressive, entertaining debut that will make you laugh despite the darkness underneath. This post REVIEW: Ramona Tells Jim, Bush Studio Theatre ✭✭…

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Monday, September 18, 2017

REVIEW: Oslo, National Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Under director Bartlett Sher, Oslo's running time of three hours including interval zips along with barely a lull in the action. This post REVIEW: Oslo, National Theatre ✭…

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

REVIEW: The Whip Hand, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh ✭✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon With its twists and revelations, The Whip Hand works as a gripping family drama, but it also cleverly explores our sense of responsibility and what drives it. This post REVIEW…

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REVIEW: Nassim, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and Bush Theatre, London ✭✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon But, while politics lurks in the background, Nassim is about the things that are common to all of us beyond language and cultural differences. This post REVIEW: Nassim, Traver…

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

REVIEW: Losing Days, New Town Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon This is a brave performance, especially as Sam admits that, in his industry, people – especially men – don’t tend to talk about their problems. This post REVIEW: Losing …

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REVIEW: My Real Life, Assembly Hall, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon My Real Life weaves a spell that keeps you gripped throughout despite it being 90 minutes of Noel simply sat in an armchair speaking into a tape recorder. It has an aching poi…

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REVIEW: Woke, Guilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Woke passionately alerts us to the ongoing struggle to overcome the historical flaws in American society over race that continue into the present day. This post REVIEW: Woke, …

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REVIEW: Cow, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Festival ✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Sharply written and winningly performed by Barker-Wren, Cow provides plenty of laughs and visually memorable moments, sometimes verging on unashamed silliness This post REVIEW…

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

REVIEW: The Beasts, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Dolan gives a powerfully underplayed performance, avoiding sensationalism but exploring the issues in a way that is unsettling and uncomfortable This post REVIEW: The Beasts, …

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Monday, August 21, 2017

REVIEW: Brutal Cessation, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Despite the intensity of the piece, Brutal Cessation is peppered with a dark wit which, judging my Thomas's other Fringe play, Dust, is a trademark of her writing. This post R…

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REVIEW: Pulled, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Directed by Ita Morrissey, Pulled is a little uneven but offers plenty of broad laughs, lifted by two engaging performers. This post REVIEW: Pulled, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭…

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REVIEW: Secret Life Of Humans, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Secret Life Of Humans is a wonderful piece of storytelling that is thought-provoking and often funny, directed with élan by its writer David Byrne with Kate Stanley and devis…

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

REVIEW: Out Of Love, Summerhall Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Out of Love is an emotional rollercoaster, at times very funny, sometimes devastatingly moving. Intelligently written and flawlessly staged This post REVIEW: Out Of Love, Summ…

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