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On not being a massive sado-masochistic pervert: Terrorism, tragedy and the modern stage

In Competitions, Features, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Plays, Quotes by Stuart SladeLeave a Comment

UPDATED 20 December 2016: BU21 transfers to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios 2 for a limited season from 4 January to 18 February 2017. Click here to book tickets. So you’re watching a play – Sophocles, Seneca, Shakespeare, Webster, Sarah Kane, whoever. You’re witnessing some hideously traumatic event – old guy having his eyes ripped out, kids dismembered by their mum, …

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In praise of understudies: Any-Swing Goes!

In Dance, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Regional theatre, Touring by Andrew WrightLeave a Comment

One couldn’t help but notice the slight hysteria surrounding understudies this week but is this really anything new? Cast your minds back to missing performances from Martine McCutcheon in My Fair Lady, Tamsin Outhwaite in Sweet Charity… the list goes on. If I see the ‘At this performance’ sign in the box office my heart…






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How my quarter-life crisis provided cabaret inspiration

In Cabaret, Features, Inspiring people, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion by Katie BrennanLeave a Comment

In a couple of weeks, I’m taking to the stage at St James Theatre with my show Twentysomething – The Quarter-Life Crisis Cabaret. From Facebook to flatshares, weddings to woeful bank accounts, career conundrums to chronically crap sex, the show aims to provide a big, funny musical hug to all those twentysomethings struggling to find their place in the world. …

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NEWS: Daniel Evans announces final season as Sheffield artistic director

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Daniel Evans today announces his final season as Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres. The new season opens with Folie À Deux Productions and From Ground Up Theatre Company in association with Sheffield Theatres presenting Kieran Knowles’ Operation Crucible directed by Bryony Shanahan. This is followed by a co-production with English Touring Theatre of D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover – in …

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NEWS: Full cast announced for Bug, starring James Norton & Kate Fleetwood

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The final cast has been confirmed to appear alongside the previously announced James Norton (War and Peace, Happy Valley) and Kate Fleetwood (London Road, Medea) in the 20th anniversary production of Bug by multi award-winner Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe). Bug will play a six-week season at London’s Found111 from Thursday March 24 – Saturday May 7 2016.






NEWS: Full cast announced for Bug, starring James Norton & Kate Fleetwood

In London theatre, Native, News, Plays, Press Releases by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

The final cast has been confirmed to appear alongside the previously announced James Norton (War and Peace, Happy Valley) and Kate Fleetwood (London Road, Medea) in the 20th anniversary production of Bug by multi award-winner Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe). Bug will play a six-week season at London’s Found111 from Thursday March 24 – Saturday May 7 2016.