Thursday, August 25, 2016

Scottish Ballet, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, review: 'Sometimes unwieldy, always whole-hearted' by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Scottish Ballet's new double bill for the Edinburgh Festival is ambitious, tough and danced with fierce conviction

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

They Drink It In The Congo, Almeida Theatre, review: 'A rich mess and a bold sprawl' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The Almeida addressed the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo a few years back when it staged the European premiere of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined. Adam Brace…

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, Shakespeare's Globe, review: 'A winningly rumbustious family show' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Theatre's love-affair with the writings of War Horse author Michael Morpurgo continues with this stage version of his 2006 novella

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Edinburgh Festival: Daniel Kitson's Mouse - The Persistence of an Unlikely Thought, Traverse Theatre, review: 'Magnetic' by David Pollock, David Pollock

A piece of theatre which could be performed by anyone else, and yet only Kitson can truly fill it with purpose

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Edinburgh Festival: Two Man Show, Summerhall, review: 'A terrifically generous piece of writing' by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

A look at masculinity and patriarchy, Two Man Show is played by two women

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Groundhog Day, Old Vic, theatre review: 'Such a tonic that it's a pity you can't get a repeat prescription for it' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The stage-musical adaptation of the 1993 movie reunites the team behind the smash-hit Matilda

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Animal (Are you a proper person?), Gilded Balloon, review: 'A shot of uncomplicated joy' by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Using spirit animals as a way into talking about accepting who you really are is the charming conceit at the centre of Animal (Are you a proper person?)

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Edinburgh Fringe: Electric Eden, Electric Circus/Pleasance Pop-up, review: 'Never quite electrifying' by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Last year, Not Too Tame had a hit with a show in a pub; now the young ensemble are doing a site-specific 'party-theatre' in a disused house

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The Burnt Part Boys, Park Theatre, review: 'Entertaining enough' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The European premiere of an off-Broadway show and the first musical ever to be staged in Park90 is a bold choice, says Paul Taylor

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Heads Up, Summerhall, review: 'An absolute highlight of the fringe' by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Kieran Hurley had a big fringe hit with Beats, a one-man show about rave culture. Heads Up is about what would happen if the apocalypse hit our city, right now

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Allegro, Southwark Playhouse, musical review: 'A heartfelt production that takes you into the soul of a lost gem' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This Rodgers and Hammerstein musical had to wait nearly 70 years for its professional European premiere

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets appearing on resale websites for £4,999 by Jack Shepherd, Jack Shepherd

According to one expert, touts are expected to make over £1 million

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, National Theatre, London: 'Delightfully potty-­mouthed and sex­-obsessed, it's not to be missed' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Vicky Featherstone's wonderfully fluent and vivid production of Alan Warner's award-­winning 1998 novel The Sopranos is a boozy, raucous rite of passage

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Edinburgh Fringe: Tell Me Anything, Summerhall - 'Crisp, fresh writing delivers but this is a strange perspective on dealing with an eating disor by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Isn't it slightly self-indulgent to make a play about how you suffered when your girlfriend had anorexia?

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Rupert Grint meets the new Ron Weasley by Clarisse Loughrey, Clarisse Loughrey

Grint and Paul Thornley were photographed outside of the Palace Theatre in London after the show

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child becomes biggest selling play script since records began by Clarisse Loughrey, Clarisse Loughrey

J.K. Rowling and Jack Thorne's play script sold 847, 886 copies worth £8.76 million in its first week

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Luke Norris on his new Edinburgh play 'Growth' and why lad culture is damaging by Emily Jupp, Emily Jupp

The playright and actor's new play 'Growth' is about a young man who discovers a lump on his testicle and puts off seeing a doctor

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Edinburgh Fringe: The Diary of a Madman, Traverse Theatre: 'Ripely pertinent post-Indyref, post-Brexit' by Holly Willams, Holly Willams

Themes of national identity and mascularity are deftly drawn in Al Smith's modern adaptation of Gogol's short story

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Out of Edinburgh: What shows to see if you're not at the Edinburgh festival by Emily Jupp, Emily Jupp

If you're not one of the thousands heading to Edinburgh for the fringe but don't want to be culturally bereft for a month, here's what to see outside the Edinburgh bubble

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Edinburgh Fringe review: Travesty, Assembly George Square, Edinburgh - A millennial, anti-gender take on the boy-meets-girl trope by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Stand-up Liam Williams's sharply comic debut play forces you to notice how coded and gendered both language and gesture can be

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Theatre review: Yerma, Young Vic, London - 'Billie Piper gives a performance of devastating emotional force' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

A deft work that brings Lorca's tragedy about the agonies of childlessness bang up to date

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Glass Menagerie, King's Theatre, Edinburgh, review: Emotional dances at the International Festival by David Pollock, David Pollock

Director John Tiffany was behind the National Theatre of Scotland's Black Watch in 2006, as well as the all-conquering Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, The Hub, Edinburgh: Hankies at the ready for a torrent of squelchy, soggy songs by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

It's his autobiographical and shamelessly showbiz anecdotes in-between numbers which really delight

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Yerma, Young Vic, review: Billie Piper gives a shatteringly powerful performance by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor is left still visibly shaking from the play's effects on the Tube home

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Billie Piper proves an unexpected smash hit with Yerma reviewers after 'devastating' performance by Jess Denham, Jess Denham

The former Nineties pop star has already sparked awards season buzz

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Fans warned tickets being touted for thousands will be 'automatically void' by Jess Denham, Jess Denham

Tickets are currently on sale on StubHub for up to £1,000 with many fans left disappointed

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets: How to get tickets for JK Rowling's new London play by Jess Denham, Jess Denham

Tickets go on sale at 11am on Thursday 4 October with shows running until December 2017

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Exposure: The Musical, St James Theatre, review: 'Hard to forgive this plucky musical's sins' by Alice Saville, Alice Saville

Mike Dyer, behind Exposure's concept, book, lyrics and music, is a musician who's toured with Thin Lizzy, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Black Sabbath, and made the unlikely transition …

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to be published in book form in July by Jess Denham, Jess Denham

Now Harry Potter fans around the world can get involved in the excitement

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Breakfast at Tiffany's review, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London: Pixie Lott's magnetism shines in seedier take on classic by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

She's famous for her little black dress, but Holly Golightly's shoes are what you've got to worry about filling. Because they're already firmly occupied in most people&ap…

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Secret Cinema presents Dirty Dancing review: One big party, and everyone's invited by Clarisse Loughrey, Clarisse Loughrey

The immersive cinema experience takes on the 1987 classic, inviting guests to stay at Kellerman's resort

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