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#Vault2018: Joe Sellman-Leava does festival double duty with Monster & Labels

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Joe Sellman-Leava is doing double duty at this year’s VAULT Festival with two one-man shows. His multi award-winning Labels returns for one performance only on 28 January 2018 while his latest offering Monster makes its Vault premiere, transferring to London direct from a UK tour. Check out our picture galleries for both – and learn more about Joe’s inspiration for unleashing Monster.

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#Vault2018 FEATURED SHOWS: We recommend Soul in the Van, Monster, Labels, Wind Bit Bitter, Gypsy Queen & Mahdi The Magician

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With over 300 shows to choose from at this year’s VAULT Festival, we know it can seem almost impossible to decide what to see! The Mates are pleased to be working with several festival shows this year – and we’re happy to recommend them.






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RSC co-founder John Barton dies at 89: Artistic director Gregory Doran pays tribute

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The Royal Shakespeare Company last night reported the death of John Barton at the age of 89. Barton co-founded the company with Peter Hall, who also passed away in September. Current RSC artistic director Gregory Doran reflects on Barton’s life (26 November 1928-18 January 2018).






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WATCH: Mischief Movie Night’s improv stars answer your questions

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Were you one of the four million who tuned in to watch Mischief Theatre’s A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong over the holidays? You can see these comedy geniuses performing a different show every night with their latest West End offering. Catch up on some of the crazy titles being improvised for Mischief Movie Night, now in its final weeks at the Arts Theatre – and then get booking!






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PHOTOS: Behind the scenes with Rupert Graves & Philip Goodhew rehearsing The Ungrateful Biped

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Less than two weeks to go before the premiere of The Ungrateful Biped, a modern take on Dostoyevsky’s Notes from Underground. Sneak a peek behind the scenes with our rehearsals photo gallery as actor Rupert Graves prepares to make his directorial debut with the piece, written and performed by his long-time friend Philip Goodhew – and then get booking!  Fyodor Dostoyevsky …

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‘It’s about resilience’: WATCH Broadway’s Robert Cuccioli & co discuss new musical Rothschild & Sons

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Not long to go until Rothschild & Sons, a musical by Fiddler on the Roof’s Broadway legends Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, gets its UK premiere at London’s Park Theatre. Watch our interviews with cast and creatives – and then get booking!






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‘It’s about women, played by women & created by women: Kate Marlais on Oranges & Elephants

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What’s it like appearing in the world premiere of an all-female, actor-musician, gang musical? Actress Kate Marlais, who is a composer herself, spoke to Love London Love Culture about Oranges & Elephants, opening next week at London’s Hoxton Hall.