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Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II is a thrilling account of a fascinating episode in British history, one filled with personal and political dilemmas.
As friendships go, the one between Sarah (Ellie Piercy) and Frankie (Bianca Stephens) falls into the ‘unlikely’ category. On paper, the women
In medieval Japan, troupes of blind women known as ‘the goze’ would travel across the land earning a living by telling stories
Radio dramas and foley secrets: Rosemary Waugh writes on an ingenious staging of two vintage Pinters.
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Opened in 1841, the London Library has been used by an illustrious list of authors, including Bram Stoker. In fact, the gothic
In this new version of the ancient Greek myth, Icarus starts out as an average modern schoolboy. But sofa wars and sibling
Life’s not going great for Sasha Clayton. Her time as the queen bee of secondary school is over, she’s living in her
'Meticulous in depicting the reality of being a body dependent on another body to care for it': Rosemary Waugh writes on Martyna Majok's 'painstakingly realistic' play.
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Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley’s musical, originally performed Off-Broadway in 1997, is in many ways a classic Bildungsroman, complete with a heroine
Written and directed by Robert Lepage, Cirque du Soleil’s Totem was last in the UK in 2011. The ambitious show loosely chronicles
'Beautifully considered visual language': Rosemary Waugh writes on Anna Jordan's new play, which follows three soldiers returning from different wars.
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Malaprop Theatre's approach mixes big ideas with bags of quirky warmth. They talk politics, Irish theatre, and collaborative working ahead of their stint at Vault.
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Maud and Cynthia live together in a world of chicken nuggets, feather boas and Shirley Bassey. Despite being a couple, their relationship
Elite Homes is the current residence of Roddy Meakin (Geoffrey Freshwater) and Amanda Goose (Sara Kestelman), two retirees who enjoy a cheeky
Christmas comes but once a year, bringing with it two types of panto: the glitzy, big budget ones plumped up with celeb
"Cook, stirring, until the misery has melted": Rosemary Waugh's review of the ROH's opera takes the form of a very festive recipe.
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'Fifty shades of beige': Rosemary Waugh reviews The Meyerhold Theatre Centre's adaptation of Ivan Vyrypaev's play about a couple arguing themselves round in circles
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Ola Ince’s staging of Danai Gurira’s The Convert is one of those rare productions in which every element – performances, direction, design, everything
Vive la revolution! Following 2017’s irrepressibly lovely Little Mermaid, Pins and Needles Productions return to The Egg with Christopher William Hill’s colourful,
Selina Cadell’s production of William Congreve’s The Double Dealer opens with a modern prologue written by the director and Eliza Thompson. The
It’s easy to forget that JM Barrie’s Peter Pan was originally conceived as a work for the stage. However this year’s Park
Every town or city has its own take on pantomime and the Cambridge Arts Theatre’s festive offering is neatly suited to its
Chekhov was funny. Not ha-ha funny all the time, but funny nonetheless. Terry Johnson’s new version of Uncle Vanya – which he
This year’s Mercury Theatre pantomime takes the seed of a traditional fairytale, Jack and the Beanstalk, and feeds it a Miracle Gro
In 1603, Sir Walter Ralegh was accused of conspiring to kill the new king, James I, and replace him with Lady Arabella
Intrepid panto correspondent and newbie Londoner Rosemary Waugh reviews the bright lights of Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd's pantomime
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‘Twas the night before Christmas and three little children will not go to sleep. Not, that is, until they’ve had a bedtime
Super Duper Close Up is a solo show about anxiety. But it’s an anxiety that’s so entrenched, so multi-faceted and solidified it’s
Rosemary Waugh chats to Jess Latowicki, one half of Made in China, about how their new show Super Duper Close Up draws inspiration from anxiety, feminism - and skincare.
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Jane Austen began writing The Watsons in 1804, only to abandon it the following year. No one knows why she stopped working
I won't spoil the ending: Rosemary Waugh reviews Chris Goode's post-apocalyptic story of a girl and her cat.
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