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Monday, January 15, 2018

Playwright, actor and producer Asif Khan: ‘As a Muslim, I felt I could bring something more authentic’ by Tim Bano

Actor and playwright Asif Khan is passionate that British Muslim voices be heard on stage, so in order to tour Hassan Abdulrazzak’s

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The Here and This and Now at Southwark Playhouse, London – ‘tar-dark, twisted comedy’ by Tim Bano

Every moment of former fashion journalist Glenn Waldron’s taut little play is a tease. The biggest and the smallest ideas – from

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Bananaman the Musical review at Southwark Playhouse, London – ‘uneven, but fun’ by Tim Bano

Originally appearing in Nutty Comics, then the Beano, and best known as a 1980s cartoon series voiced by the Goodies, Bananaman is

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong review on BBC1 – ‘wonderfully warped’ by Tim Bano

Last Christmas, after dominating the West End with three productions running simultaneously, the endearing chaos of Mischief Theatre made its first foray

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Monday, December 25, 2017

2017: Alternative awards of the year by Tim Bano

Theatre is all about the craft, excellence and… awards ceremonies. Ahead of the Olivers and after the Evening Standard Awards, Tim Bano

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Elf the Musical: Live on Channel 5 review – ‘slow-moving and anodyne’ by Tim Bano

Continuing the increasingly frequent trend for televised theatre, Channel 5 has programmed the stage adaptation of the consummate Christmas film Elf. Recorded

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Hamilton review at Victoria Palace Theatre, London – ‘world-shattering’ by Tim Bano

For two years, musical theatre lovers, the in-crowds, the quick and the dead-lucky ticket holders have all had the same words on

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Monday, December 4, 2017

The Woman in White review at Charing Cross Theatre, London – ‘hard to take seriously’ by Tim Bano

When Andrew Lloyd Webber’s adaptation of Wilkie Collins’ 19th century mystery novel premiered at the Palace Theatre in 2004 it was not

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

New Diorama and Underbelly to support emerging artists at Edinburgh Fringe by Tim Bano

London’s New Diorama Theatre has formed a three-year partnership with entertainment company Underbelly to help emerging and mid-career artists and companies take

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Body-shaming play among winners of Heretic Voices monologue competition by Tim Bano

Annie Fox, Sonya Hale and Tatty Hennessy have been named as winners of the inaugural Heretic Voices competition, a writing prize that

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Bishop’s Stortford unveils plans for new 500-seat theatre by Tim Bano

Plans for a 500-seat theatre in Bishop’s Stortford have been published as part of a bid to increase arts and culture provision

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West End theatre workers vote to accept 3.5% pay increase by Tim Bano

Backstage and front-of-house workers in the West End have voted to accept a pay increase that is less than half of what

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Investigation reveals secondary ticket sites are flouting UK law by Tim Bano

Secondary ticketing websites suspected of breaking the law will face enforcement action, including court action, the Competition and Markets Authority announced today.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Royal Variety Performance 2017 review at London Palladium – ‘enjoyably silly and eccentric’ by Tim Bano

This year’s Royal Variety Performance, returning to the London Palladium for the 41st time, in the presence of Kate and Wills, is

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Paul Clayton becomes new patron of London’s Hope Theatre by Tim Bano

The Hope Theatre in London has announced that actor and The Stage columnist Paul Clayton will become its new patron. Clayton, who

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Bad Road review at Royal Court, London – ‘devastating performances’ by Tim Bano

Natal’ya Vorozhbit’s exploration of women in war takes a while to get going, but escalates into something frightening, excruciating and abhorrent. Translated

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie review at the Apollo Theatre, London – ‘fabulous homegrown musical’ by Tim Bano

The cobwebs are finally being blown away from some of those old West End theatres. It feels like something’s changing. And that’s

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Fiona Shaw and Ed Balls to feature in BBC Radio’s Christmas schedule by Tim Bano

A celebration of musical theatre by former politician Ed Balls and an exploration of stage lighting from Harry Potter actor Fiona Shaw

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Qdos’ Jon Conway on his arena Peter Pan: ‘You don’t have to spend big. You have to think big’ by Tim Bano

With a capacity of 4,000, a computer-generated Neverland and a pirate ship bigger than a double-decker bus, the ‘world’s biggest panto’ is

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Darlington Hippodrome reopens after £13.7m revamp by Tim Bano

Darlington Hippodrome has reopened to the public after a £13.7m restoration project. The theatre, which has been dark for 18 months, was

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Bridge Theatre cancels Young Marx performance due to technical difficulties with stage revolve by Tim Bano

Last night’s performance of Young Marx at the new Bridge Theatre in London was cancelled at the interval after technical difficulties. According

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Rural touring dance scheme extends after landing £500k Arts Council boost by Tim Bano

The scheme set up to bring the “most exciting contemporary dancers” to rural areas around the UK is to extend its work

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Last-ditch attempt fails to save Scarborough’s Futurist Theatre from demolition by Tim Bano

The long-running campaign to save Scarborough’s Futurist Theatre has failed, after Scarborough Borough Council announced that the demolition of the theatre was

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Phoenix Rising review at Smithfield Car Park, London – ‘powerful promenade piece’ by Tim Bano

Four years ago director Maggie Norris launched the Big House, a charity using drama to work with people who had left the

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Big Fish the Musical starring Kelsey Grammer – review at the Other Palace, London by Tim Bano

The casting of Kelsey Grammer in Big Fish, a slight musical about tall tales, is quite a coup for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Mother Courage and Her Children review at Southwark Playhouse, London – ‘an ordeal’ by Tim Bano

Bertolt Brecht’s 1939 play has been called the best play of the 20th century. That’s not immediately evident in this production, which

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Taylor Mac and Enda Walsh to feature in Barbican 2018 programme by Tim Bano

Performance artist Taylor Mac and a new opera by playwright Enda Walsh feature as part of the Barbican’s 2018 theatre and dance

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Suzy Storck review at the Gate Theatre, London – ‘electrifying’ by Tim Bano

In her lacerating, latter-day Greek tragedy, French writer Magali Mougel takes Yerma, holds it up to a mirror and shows us its

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Review: Young Marx at Bridge Theatre by Tim Bano

First farce, then tragedy: Tim Bano on Richard Bean's knockabout capitalism comedy. The post Review: Young Marx at Bridge Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Insignificance review at Arcola Theatre, London – ‘a timely revival’ by Tim Bano

The case for a revival of Terry Johnson’s flight of fancy on the nature of fame is clear. More so than in

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Anything That Flies review at Jermyn Street Theatre, London – ‘exposition-heavy’ by Tim Bano

Director Alice Hamilton brings her characteristic light touch to this debut play by novelist Judith Burnley. Hamilton’s previous work has embraced stillness,

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