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Saturday, December 15, 2018

‘I love this theatre, I live 300 yards from it’: Director Russell Labey on returning to the Tabard with Stig of the Dump by Featured Content

Director Russell Labey can stumble into London's Tabard Theatre from where he lives. Small wonder he considers it a second home. Here, he recalls why returning, after ten years, with a secon…

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Friday, December 14, 2018

NEWS: Umbra Theatre creates comic dystopia as The Empire Has Fallen comes to White Bear Theatre by Featured Content

With the real world feeling like it is constantly on the brink, the White Bear Theatre kicks off the new year with a show set in a world entirely in chaos. Umbra Theatre's dark comedy The Em…

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PHOTOS: Did you see who turned up for Chasing Bono’s stage premiere? by Featured Content

Rave reviews are already pouring in for Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement's "brilliantly funny" stage adaptation of Chasing Bono, based on Neil McCormick's memoir I Was Bono's Doppelganger. We…

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WATCH: Prepare for an execution with these chilling Apparatus videos by Featured Content

Yikes! We're getting the shudders just watching the trailer for Franz Kafka – Apparatus, which transfers to London's White Bear Theatre next month after a hit run at Brighton Fringe. Meet …

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PHOTOS: Santa delivers The Boy Under the Christmas Tree tonight at King’s Head by Featured Content

Glenn Chandler's The Boy Under the Christmas Tree officially gets its world premiere tonight (14 December 2018) at London's King's Head Theatre and Santa has just delivered some holly-jolly …

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

INTERVIEW: Christopher Tajah tells us about passing on Martin Luther King’s legacy in new play Dream of a King by Featured Content

Martin Luther King Jr was a man who undoubtedly deserves and defines the often overused accolade 'icon'. His message and story has inspired many, including writer/performer Christopher Tajah…

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PHOTOS: Peek inside the pub as new drama Loop releases production images by Featured Content

Many of us will recognise the inside of a pub, especially during the festive season... but how does the boozer at the centre of Peter Mulligan's Loop look and what's going on in his bar-set …

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

PHOTOS: How does Stig of the Dump look at the Tabard ten years on? by Featured Content

How does the Tabard Theatre's staging of Clive King's much-loved children's literary classic Stig of the Dump look ten years on? Fresh as a daisy! Check out our gallery of new production pho…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

‘I think any women’s story is an important story to tell’ – Adam Small on taking a leap and staging Anomaly by Featured Content

New play Anomaly shines a light on three women affected by an abuse scandal - not those that have been abused, but the daughters of the abuser. Director Adam Small told us why he felt this w…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

NEWS: Tiny Room brings new version of depression drama Loop to London at the Lion And Unicorn Theatre by Featured Content

Following sell-out runs in the Camden Fringe and at the Brewdog in Leicester, Tiny Room returns to London in January with an extended version of Loop. This updating of Peter Mulligan's play,…

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NEWS: Playground Theatre hosts world premiere of Martin Luther King drama Dream of a King by Featured Content

New one-man play Dream of a King, set on the night of Martin Luther King's assassination, will explore the man behind the legend when it opens at the Playground Theatre in 2019. The solo pla…

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NEWS: In Conversation with Graham Norton returns to Hope Theatre for full run next month by Featured Content

After an acclaimed try-out in September, the world premiere of Simon Perrott's debut play In Conversation with Graham Norton returns for a full new year season at London's Hope Theatre. Time…

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

NEWS: Trump’s America under the microscope in Half Me, Half You debut by Featured Content

Half Me, Half You, Liane Grant's new play exploring the possible long-term consequences of Donald Trump's regime, comes to London's Tristan Bates Theatre for a fortnight's run after acclaim …

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Friday, December 7, 2018

PHOTOS: Murder for Two readies for its London return with five weeks at The Other Palace by Featured Content

Did you miss the European premiere of musical whodunit Murder For Two in 2017 at the Watermill Theatre and The Other Palace? Good news for London theatregoers: it returns next week to The Ot…

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

PHOTOS: As Stig of the Dump returns to Tabard, here’s a flashback to its first run in 2008 by Featured Content

We've got a theatrical #ThrowbackThursday for you! Clive King's much-loved children's literary classic Stig of the Dump returns tonight (6 December 2018) to London's Tabard Theatre, where it…

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‘Give me a week & I’ll write the rest of the show!’ Stephanie Silver tells us about creating Walk of Shame by Featured Content

Glass Half Full Theatre's new play Walk of Shame has taken its own journey to being staged as a week-long production at the White Bear Theatre this winter. Co-writer and star Stephanie Silve…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Jimmy Akingbola joins voices praising harrowing drama AISHA – see what else has been tweeted? by Featured Content

"Tour de force", "powerful", "captivating" and "tremendously important" are just a few of the ways audiences have described child-marriage drama AISHA. Written, directed and produced by AJ, …

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Monday, December 3, 2018

NEWS: Janet Suzman directs first London revival in nearly 40 years of Athol Fugard’s A Lesson from Aloes by Featured Content

The Finborough Theatre presents the first London production in 35 years of Athol Fugard's Apartheid-era, South African classic A Lesson From Aloes in the new year, with Janet Suzman directin…

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

NEWS: Ten years on, Tabard Theatre revives Clive King’s Stig of the Dump for Christmas by Featured Content

Ten years after it first ran in Chiswick, the stage adaptation of the late Clive King's much-loved children's literary classic Stig of the Dump returns to London's Tabard Theatre for a stric…

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PHOTOS: Sneak a peek into rehearsals for The Boy Under the Christmas Tree by Featured Content

Jamie Loxton, Daniel Grice and Sam Sheldon star in the world premiere of Glenn Chandler's The Boy Under the Christmas Tree at the King's Head Theatre this Christmas. Can you tell from the ph…

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Friday, November 30, 2018

NEWS: Anomaly brings tale of surviving sisters to Old Red Lion Theatre in 2019 by Featured Content

What happens to the families of high profile men arrested for their abuse of power? That's the question posed by new play Anomaly, which premieres at the Old Red Lion Theatre from 8 January …

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

NEWS: White Bear Theatre follows An Honourable Man with Walk of Shame by Featured Content

A tale of one evening told from two different viewpoints, Walk of Shame is the latest production from Glass Half Full Theatre. At the start of Christmas party season, it brings the story of …

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

FEATURED SHOW: An Honourable Man at the White Bear Theatre, ★★★★ are in for ‘a political play with a difference’ by Featured Content

An Honourable Man, the debut play from Westminster insider Michael McManus, is undoubtedly "a political play with a difference", declares Terry Eastham in his four-star praise for the premie…

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NEWS: Hit Brighton Fringe Kafka adaptation Apparatus executes a London transfer to White Bear by Featured Content

After success at this year's Brighton Fringe, Franz Kafka – Apparatus, a chilling reimagining of Kafka’s 1914 short story In the Penal Colony written, will transfer to London for a stric…

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Monday, November 26, 2018

WATCH: Burke & Hare are ready to make a killing at Jermyn Street for Christmas by Featured Content

How much do you know about the real Burke and Hare? Tom Wentworth's new stage comedy about the Edinburgh serial killers, who got their just comeuppance on Christmas Day, gets its London prem…

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So you want to be a producer? Glenn Chandler recounts his ten-year milestones with Boys of the Empire by Featured Content

Fresh from Arts Ed, Daniel Grice makes his professional debut playing the title role in the world premiere of Glenn Chandler's The Boy Under the Christmas Tree at the King's Head Theatre. Wh…

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From the rehearsal room: Watch our interview with Chasing Bono writers Ian La Frenais & Dick Clement by Featured Content

There was an explosion of green at the start of rehearsals for the world premiere of Chasing Bono, Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement's new play based on Neil McCormick's memoir about his rival…

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WATCH: Cherrelle Skeete & Nicola Alexis perform extracts from Gate Theatre’s hit A Small Place by Featured Content

Jamaica Kincaid's A Small Place is being staged for the first time at London's Gate Theatre. It may be difficult to know what to expect from an acclaimed non-fiction book being brought to th…

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PHOTOS: First look at An Honourable Man en route to Downing Street by Featured Content

After a try-out in June, the Popular People's Movement has returned to the White Bear Theatre en route to Westminster (or perhaps the West End?) care of An Honourable Man, a frighteningly ti…

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

‘Perfection is not found, it’s made’: Daniel Grice on making his debut as The Boy Under the Christmas Tree by Featured Content

Fresh from Arts Ed, Daniel Grice makes his professional debut playing the title role in the world premiere of Glenn Chandler's The Boy Under the Christmas Tree at the King's Head Theatre. Wh…

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Friday, November 23, 2018

PHOTOS: Take a look at the Bush Theatre’s bouncy, puzzling Lands by Featured Content

What do you get if you mix two pals, a trampette and a puzzle? Antler's hit play about friendship and obsession Lands, as you can see from Helen Murray's fabulous pictures (below). Take a l…

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