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Life has a way of carrying on, even in the face of catastrophe. With the world quietly coming to an end offstage,
Guildford Shakespeare Company has made some bold choices with its 40th production. This stripped-down Measure for Measure highlights both the striking modernity
Telling the story of two survivors of the Armenian genocide forging new lives in America, Richard Kalinoski’s 1992 play Beast on the
Set in the aftermath of the Second World War, as a new normality grew awkwardly from Europe’s ashes, The Orchestra is an
Written at a time when US politics seemed merely infuriating rather than numbingly awful, punk outfit Green Day’s American Idiot brimmed with
Murder trial meets gameshow in Trial TV, the latest piece from immersive performance-makers Secret Theatre. With the audience cast as jurors in
In October 1943 more than 7000 Jews were evacuated from Nazi-occupied Denmark, many being saved or sheltered by ordinary citizens. Examining the
Getting its first UK production in nearly 30 years, Arthur Miller’s adaptation of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People certainly feels prescient
Light, tight and cheerful, Barbara Evans’ boisterous staging of JM Barrie’s much-loved adventure might have had its story stripped to the bare
Adapting their 2011 movie Killing Bono – itself an adaptation of music critic Neil McCormick’s only-slightly-bitter memoirs – writers Dick Clement and
Benefiting from a serious dose of kids’ TV nostalgia, Sleeping Beauty at Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre is a warm-hearted pleasure. Director Ian Adams
Wildly uneven in terms of tone, Aladdin at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford, is more fantasy adventure than traditional panto, despite sticking close
Capping off the Barn Theatre, Cirencester’s first season with an enthusiastic musical revival, Just So puts a warm, light-hearted spin on Rudyard
There’s a fine line between embracing tradition and going through the motions. Stripped back to the barest plot beats, this glitzy but
Smartly shifting the focus of the familiar fairytale, New International Encounter’s Snow White unfolds as a playful but unusually nuanced storytelling session.
Light, bright, and cheerful, Andrew Pollard’s Robinson Crusoe is a breezy adventure with a few subversive twists. After a boilerplate first half
Bursting with energy and colour, Liam Steel’s Wizard of Oz in an inventive but faithful take on L Frank Baum’s beloved yarn.
Finding the tricky balance between spectacle and sincerity, the Marlowe Theatre’s Cinderella is a finely-tuned fairytale. Written and directed by Paul Hendy,
Pieced together from what author and poet Nick Makoha describes as fragments of “memory and imagination,” The Dark is a richly textured
Daft and rambling though it is, the Watermill Theatre’s madcap crack at the story of Robin Hood has a certain chaotic appeal.
The Big House is gaining a solid reputation for making raw, powerful work with at-risk young people, and Bullet Tongue is no
The need to find meaning in the face of mortality is at the heart of Love-Lies-Bleeding, a swaggeringly bleak story of assisted
Highly successful in its own time, George Farquhar’s The Recruiting Officer is a wry restoration sex comedy with a subversive streak that
Marking the centenary of the Armistice, Return of the Unknown is a clumsy but undeniably ambitious interrogation of the act of remembrance.
Actor, puppeteer, and author Charlotte Charke was an intriguing but often overlooked historical figure, a woman who, in the early 1700s regularly
Far more than any supernatural scariness, the simple inability to move on from the death of a loved one is at the
Beneath the war-torn fields of France, a desperate soldier becomes trapped in the mythic labyrinth of The Trench in this dark, compelling
Exploring the limitations of language and the vacuity of political discourse, Summit imagines an unlikely, optimistic butterfly effect which begins when international
Sprawling, cerebral, and at times unflinching in its dissection of radicalism at both ends of the political spectrum, Maydays tells an epic,
Stuck on an international flight when she learns that her life has been spectacularly derailed, data analyst Lisa grapples with overwhelming feelings
Chafing against retirement and a lingering alcohol problem, Ian Rankin’s maverick detective John Rebus cracks open a cold case in this latest