Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Once in a Lifetime, Young Vic, London, review: Harry Enfield plays a studio mogul in a curiously underpowered performance by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The comedian Enfield makes his stage debut in this classic Broadway comedy, directed by Richard Jones, which is set during the momentous advent of the talkies

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Monday, December 5, 2016

The Wolves review: Nine teenage football 'warriors' are testing theatre limits in Sarah DeLappe's debut, all-female play by Rachael Revesz, Rachael Revesz

In this beautiful mix of 'war movie' and dance theatre, nine teenage girls are battling it out on the soccer pitch

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Peter Pan, Olivier, National Theatre, London, review: Peter pedals about on a Chopper bike and the place resounds to reggae beat by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Following the well-recieved 'Jane Eyre', director Sally Cookson brings her original production of 'Peter Pan' to the National Theatre, after a sell-out run at Bristol Old…

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Buried Child, Trafalgar Studio 1, London, review: I hope that we will see Ed Harris in the West End in another role soon by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Hollywood actor, Ed Harris, makes his West End debut in 'Buried Child' with his real-life spouse, Amy Madigan, who plays his wife in the Sam Shepard revival

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

This House, Garrick Theatre, London, review: Dazzlingly intelligent, scrupulously well-researched and funny by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Premiered at The National Theatre in 2012, 'This House', written by James Graham, gives a moving and witty insight into British politics

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Andrew Lloyd Webber labels British theatre 'hideously white' in call for diversity by Clarisse Loughrey, Clarisse Loughrey

The award-winning composer has stated the medium must reflect the UK population at large if it hopes to survive

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National Ballet of China, Sadler's Wells, London, review: This production gives them little chance to show their individuality by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The National Ballet of China perform the epic love story, 'The Peony Pavillion', which was originally perfomed in a 20-hour cycle, but has been cut down to a well-paced two hours

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This House review: The hit coalition fable triumphs in its West End debut by Joe Vesey-Byrne, Joe Vesey-Byrne

Thanks to James Graham's brilliant script, what could be a dry series of head counts is transformed into a thrilling evening of intrigue and laughter

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

After October, Finsborough Theatre, London, review: Reviving an autobiographic tale of Bohemian chaos and hope by Emma Henderson, Emma Henderson

After a mere 80 year break, Rodney Ackland's autobiographical After October is welcomed back to the intimate Finsborough Theatre for a comedic and hopeful journey in an attempt to becom…

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Charlotte Hope interview: 'I don't feel like it was a lucky break, I got 'Game of Thrones' because I was good at acting' by Kaleem Aftab, Kaleem Aftab

The actress whom played Ramsay Bolton's love interest Myranda in 'Game of Thrones' is now starring alongside Ed Harris in Sam Shepherd's 'Buried Child' in the W…

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The Nutcracker, Birmingham Hippodrome, review: Arancha Baselga as Clara could show more wonder by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Birmingham Royal Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' is resplendent with an enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy and a growing Christmas tree that bursts through the wall revealing giant branches

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Nice Fish, Harold Pinter Theatre, London, review: Mark Rylance's timing is superb by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Direct from a sold-out New York run, Mark Rylance returns to the West End to star in his hit new comic show 'Nice Fish', which he also co-wrote with Louis Jenkins - and for anybody…

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Friday, November 25, 2016

The Children, Royal Court, London, review: Lucy Kirkwood is the most rewarding dramatist of her generation by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Kirkwood's three-hander which centres on two retired nuclear scientists living in an isolated cottage after a Fukushima-type power station disaster will stay with you long after the cur…

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Nutcracker, Royal Opera House, London, review: This revival comes up as bright as the gilding on the Christmas angel's wings by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright's 90th birthday with his magical production of the classical ballet danced to Tchaikovsky's score

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Shakespeare Trilogy, Donmar King's Cross, London, review: No queue for returns is more worth joining than the Saturday marathons by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

'The Tempest' concludes the final part of Phyllida Lloyd's trilogy of all-female Shakespeare productions including 'Julius Caesar' and 'Henry 1V' at the Do…

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Assisted Suicide, The musical: We must consider how the debate around euthanasia is framed in the arts by Morven Cook, Morven Cook

Documentaries and fictional entertainment such as novels and films contribute towards the public understanding of euthanasia but they are generally in favour of assisted suicide. This new mu…

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Trump supporters confuse Hamilton the musical with Hamilton the Canadian city by Clarisse Loughrey, Clarisse Loughrey

The Hamilton cast delivered a statement to Vice President-elect Mike Pence when he attended one of the Broadway musical's performances

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Read Hamilton cast's surprise statement to Vice President-elect Mike Pence in full by Clarisse Loughrey, Clarisse Loughrey

'We are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us,' stated Brandon Dixon

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Mike Pence says Hamilton is 'incredible production' and that crowd booing him 'is what freedom sounds like' by Rachael Revesz, Rachael Revesz

Mr Pence did not directly ask for an apology during an interview with Fox News; instead he said the cast was 'talented' and urged people to buy a ticket

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Hamilton: Donald Trump supporter interrupts performance by shouting 'We won, you lost, get over it, f**k you' by Jack Shepherd, Jack Shepherd

The President-elect recently asked the cast to apologise for how they treated Mike Pence

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Akram Khan's Giselle, Sadler's Wells, London, review: It proves to be a triumph by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The English National Ballet dance Khan's new 'Giselle', which stars Tamara Rojo, with utter conviction

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The Tempest, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, review: Simon Russell Beale in the most profoundly moving performance of his career by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Beale stars in Gregory Doran's production of 'The Tempest' which makes the first use of live motion capture in a major classical production

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The Sewing Group, Jerwood Upstairs, Royal Court, London, review: Newcomer Fiona Glascott is excellent as Maggie by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

EV Crowe's new play is about a woman who has a desire to sew in a rural village in pre-industrial England but the group she learns from grow suspuicious of her

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

School of Rock: The Musical, New London Theatre, London, review: A ridiculously entertaining new show by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Based on the cult film with a new score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, this broadway hit about the empowering force of music on a class of pre-teens in a posh prep school, opens in the West End

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child wins best play at Evening Standard Theatre Awards by Laura Harding, Laura Harding

Ralph Fiennes and Billie Piper took the best actor and actress gongs at the annual awards ceremony held at the Old Vic

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Wayne McGregor, Royal Opera House, London, review: Lauren Cuthbertson was mercurially quick by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The Royal Ballet celebrates Wayne McGregor's tenth anniversary as Resident Choreographer with an all-McGregor programme, including two popular works and a world premiere.

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An Inspector Calls, Playhouse, London, review: As thrillingly fresh and disconcerting as when it was first minted almost a quarter of a century ago by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Stephen Daldry's award-winning production of JB Priestley's classic thriller returns to the West End with an excellent cast

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

JB Shorts, 53two, Manchester, review: A smorgasbord of fantasy, farce, satire and sheer silliness by Paul Vallely, Paul Vallely

This twice yearly festival of 15 minute plays includes comedian Justin Moorhouse's 'A Grande Malaise and a Small Cappuccino', which turns 'I, Daniel Blake' on its he…

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Deny Deny Deny, Park Theatre, London, review: A thought-provoking couple of hours by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Playwright Jonathan Maitland turns his focus to the topical issue of doping in sport in his latest play written for the Park Theatre

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Lazarus, King's Cross Theatre, London, review: David Bowie's parting gift to the world by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Inspired by the book, The Man Who Fell To Earth by Walter Tevis, this musical by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, has transferred from New York with Michael C Hall reprising his role as Thomas Ne…

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