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Monday, February 18, 2019

PHOTOS: Sneak a peek inside rehearsals for Athol Fugard’s A Lesson from Aloes by Featured Content

Janet Suzman's first-ever London revival of Athol Fugard's 1978 Apartheid-era, South African classic A Lesson From Aloes comes to the Finborough Theatre next week. Sneak a peek inside rehear…

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NEWS: Amy Ng’s Under The Umbrella debuts at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre by Featured Content

Amy Ng's tale of tradition vs modern life and personal ambitions vs family loyalty, Under The Umbrella, will have its world premiere at the Belgrade Theatre next month before embarking on a …

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GALLERY: Peek inside the rehearsal room for dark comedy Cheating Death by Featured Content

What would a dead man do if he came back to life? Shots might be the answer according to these images from the rehearsal room of Maz Nowaz's comedy Cheating Death, which plays at the Cockpit…

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‘I suspect he would’ve been a Remainer’: The First Modern Man’s Michael Barry on Michel de Montaigne, blogging & Brexit by Featured Content

Michel de Montaigne is credited with inventing the essay writing form. What would he have made of the proliferation of today's equivalent blogging and vlogging? How might he have voted in th…

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Friday, February 15, 2019

NEWS: Katy Schutte goes underground to Summon Demons at VAULT Festival by Featured Content

Folk horror comedian Katy Schutte brings her one-woman show Let’s Summon Demons, which she’s written and performs, to London next month for the final week of this year’s V…

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FEATURED SHOW: Th’Importance of Bein’ Earnest at Drayton Arms Theatre, ★★★★★ reviews are in! by Featured Content

Oscar Wilde meets Shameless and the critics and Offies judges love it. We've rounded up our favourite review highlights for the new Yorkshire-set Th'Importance of Bein' Earnest, which contin…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

FEATURED SHOW: Feel at The Space & touring, ★★★★★ reviews are in! by Featured Content

Just a few more chances to see Proforça Theatre Feel and spin-off monologues Feel More at The Space. And the reviews, including from our Mate Marika Visser, say you definitely should. We've…

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‘We all know climate change is happening, it’s getting worse & we’re the cause’: Playwright Tatty Hennessy on A Hundred Words for Snow by Featured Content

A Hundred Words of Snow, the acclaimed one-woman play about female empowerment and climate change, transfers to the West End next month. We caught up with playwright Tatty Hennessy about her…

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‘A thought provoking and intense piece of theatre’: What’s being said about Sunrise for the Blind on Twitter? by Featured Content

"Fantastic", "excellent", "wicked" - all words that have been used by audiences who have seen Sunrise for the Blind at the Tristan Bates Theatre and have leaped onto social media to share th…

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‘The decisions he makes during the story echo across the decades’: Sean Rigby on The Rubenstein Kiss by Featured Content

As Endeavour commences its sixth season on ITV this week, one of its stars, Sean Rigby, has entered the rehearsal room for a timely revival of James Phillips' award-winning The Rubenstein K…

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NEWS: Martin Luther King drama Dream of a King returns for London tour and Brighton Fringe by Featured Content

Following a successful run at The Playground Theatre in January, Christopher Tajah's hit one-man play about Martin Luther King, Dream of a King, returns to the stage this spring. A tour of L…

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

‘One of the most astonishing feats of live creation I’ve ever seen’: What’s being said about Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist on Twit by Featured Content

Which world-changing writer/director/producer popped in to see Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist this week? And what did he think? There's really only one way to find out. We've coll…

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News: Max Nowaz’s dark comedy Cheating Death is resurrected at the Cockpit Theatre by Featured Content

Cheating Death, Max Nowaz's dark comedy about a dead man who wakes up, will receive a new lease of life when it is staged at the Cockpit Theatre this spring. First Time Productions present t…

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‘A shipping container seemed ideal, as it’s easily transportable’: Glen Neath on how Darkfield’s Seance & Flight came to be by Featured Content

Shunt, a collective of theatremakers that had huge success with their site-specific productions around London Bridge from 2000 to 2010, has also spawned Darkfield, founded by former Shunters…

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

‘I started hearing voices, character voices, on an EasyJet flight to Bulgaria’: Tom Powell on writing Little Echoes by Featured Content

A drunken cycling accident inspired Tom Powell to become a playwright; an Easyjet flight to Bulgaria inspired his latest play Little Echoes, premiering this month at London's Hope Theatre. H…

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NEWS: Tom Hartwell brings hit play Before 30 back to London at Waterloo East Theatre by Featured Content

Tom Hartwell's hit play about the targets we aim for by certain ages of our life, Before 30, returns to London this spring. The one-man show runs at Waterloo East Theatre from 26 February to…

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‘Family dynamics don’t change from one era to the next’: Andy de la Tour on starring in My Brother’s Keeper? at Playground Theatre by Featured Content

As Nigel Williams' tale of a troubled sibling relationship, My Brother's Keeper?, receives its first major London revival since its 1985 premiere, Andy de la Tour tells us about how the play…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

GALLERY: Take a look inside the rehearsal room for Two’s Company’s revival of relationship comedy, Bodies by Featured Content

Markers, tea and possibly a cracking clue about the design of the show - that, and more, is what we discover by looking at these rehearsal images for Two's Company's revival of James Saunder…

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‘All that focus on the individual started with him’: Michael Barry on how Michel de Montaigne inspired him to write The First Modern Man by Featured Content

Have you 'met' the sixteenth-century French philosopher and essayist Michel de Montaigne yet? Reading Sarah Bakewell’s book How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Atte…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

WATCH: How many of 1927 Productions’ hybrid animated hits have you seen? by Featured Content

1927 Productions have won awards around the world for their dark, otherworldly shows that synchronise hand-made animation with performance, music and song. How many have you seen? Watch our …

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

‘This is true love, you think this happens every day?’ Scott Kettner on staging his long-distance romance in Americat by Featured Content

It's a twelve-hour flight from California to London. How can you make a relationship work when time, distance and cultural differences separate you? American Scott Kettner has flown back to …

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‘The ignorance & lack of empathy towards the working class is unacceptable’: Lee Lomas tells us about bringing working class story Sunrise for by Featured Content

Lee Lomas comes from the growing breed of performers who is not content to wait for auditions to come around. He's taken it on himself to step up and create the work he wants to star in and …

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‘I’m a romantic, the thought of sacrificing everything for love appealed to me’: Ruby Bentall on The Rubenstein Kiss by Featured Content

Poldark star Ruby Bentall stars in the first London revival of James Phillips' award-winning espionage drama The Rubenstein Kiss. We talk to her about playing a Soviet spy and sacrificing ev…

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

‘Our attention is now the greatest commodity’: Theatre Témoin director Ailin Conant on Feed at VAULT Festival by Featured Content

One month to go until Theatre Témoin's latest devised show FEED arrives at London's VAULT Festival. We hear from artistic director Ailin Conant about clickbait capitalism and round up revie…

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‘As an out, gay, character actor, this opportunity is rare’: Tom Lenk tells us about starring in Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist by Featured Content

Find out why former Buffy The Vampire Slayer star and fashion-recreating icon Tom Lenk is ecstatic to be playing the eponymous star of Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist, what drew hi…

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

PHOTOS: Enter the giant graphic novel world of The Animals & Children took to the Streets by Featured Content

Have you experienced the hybrid work of 1927 Productions yet? Peek into the creepy graphic world brought to life in their dystopian hit The Animals and Children took to the Streets. The show…

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GALLERY: Peek into the rehearsal room for aerial show, Flight Paths by Featured Content

You would probably expect to find crash mats, silks and a host of technical-looking people in the rehearsal room for new show Flight Paths, which combines aerial performance, music, narrativ…

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‘We laugh & cry together, I couldn’t do this without her’: Sisters Stacey & Nicola Bland on co-writing, producing & performing in Ca by Featured Content

Sibling rivalry isn't nearly as fun as sibling collaboration. We caught up with sisters Nicola and Stacey Bland about their debut play Call Me Vicky, which they've co-written, co-produced an…

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Ibsen, Osborne, Pinter & Martin Crimp: The First Modern Man’s Michael Barry pays tribute to his influences by Featured Content

We hope Mate Aleks Sierz adds some of these top quotes to his Text of the Day series! Sixteenth-century thinker Michel de Montaigne certainly had a way with words. How many of these pithy ap…

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Monday, February 4, 2019

NEWS: Partner-swapping comedy Bodies receives first revival in almost 40 years at Southwark Playhouse by Featured Content

James Saunders' play about love, marriage and sex, Bodies, will be staged for the first time since 1979, when it is revived by Two's Company later this month. The production, directed by Tri…

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VIDEO: What inspired British Chinese theatremaker Jennifer Tang to create Ghost Girl // Gwei Mui 鬼妹? by Featured Content

Ghost Girl // Gwei Mui 鬼妹 is a story that's very personal to director/creator Jennifer Tang. Find out why in their interview below, and discover why the show's cast is so excited to be …

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