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NEWS: Shakespeare’s Globe announces more cast for indoor winter programme

18th October 2017
Emma Rice's tenure at Shakespeare's Globe is winding to its close - the outdoor season is done but there's still a winter's worth of programming in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse to get through.Read more...
from Ian Foster

IN MEMORY OF LEAVES – Fordham Gallery Barge

18th October 2017
Since 2013, Natasha Langridge has watched her neighbourhood become unrecognisable. As the developers and their machinery creep ever closer with every passing month, she documents their journey along side her love life.Read more...
from Laura Kressly

Young people at the theatre: Can we – should we – teach them show etiquette?

18th October 2017
The problem is that there’s a very fine line between enthusiastic engagement and disruptive behaviour. And if one person’s enjoyment of a show spoils someone else’s by, for instance, making so much noise that neighbouring audience members can’t hear the actors, then that’s not.Read more...
from Susan Elkin

THE CASTLE – The Space

18th October 2017
Howard Barker’s play The Castle opens with the men returning from the crusades to find their fields neglected and their women astray. The men aren’t happy with their loss of authority and a savage battle of the sexes ensues.Read more...
from Shanine Salmon

Welcome to the Bridge: An early visitor’s view from foyer to gender-neutral toilets & comfy seats

18th October 2017
First things first, the foyer is extremely spacious and rather beautifully lit. So whilst there were hefty queues at the box office and the bar, there was still plenty of room to mill about, some seats available and a wide enough staircase that, when.Read more...
from Ian Foster

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Sneak-peek at brand-new @_bridgetheatre & premiere of #YoungMarx

18th October 2017
Previews begin tonight (18 October) for the world premiere of new Richard Bean comedy Young Marx, the first flagship offering at the new Bridge Theatre, founded by former National Theatre supremos Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Have a peek inside...Read more...
from Press Releases

ALBION – Almeida Theatre ★★★★

18th October 2017
Both Audrey and Anna’s behaviour hover often on the edge of psychological incredibility – especially if you actually are a woman – but then so have all the great tales from Medea to Lady Macbeth. Read more...
from Libby Purves

VENUS IN FUR – West End ❤❤❤❤

18th October 2017
Natalie Dormer shines in this gripping and intense play by David Ives that examines power and desire. Read more...
from Emma Clarendon

MAIDEN SPEECH – TheatreN16

17th October 2017
In world of Harvey Weinsteins, Bill Cosbys, MRAs and other own-brand misogynists in and out of the arts, A mini-festival of feminist theatre should be a soothing balm to the wounds wrought by male privilege. It is, in part. Read more...
from Laura Kressly

NEWS: Royal Court organises one-day Weinstein response, Vicky Featherstone’s full statement

17th October 2017
As the topic of sexual abuse and harassment continues to make international headlines following numerous allegations involving Hollywood and theatre producer Harvey Weinstein, the Royal Court Theatre has announced day of action in response. The free day’s programme – held on Saturday 28 October 2017.Read more...
from Press Releases

NEWS: Broadway’s Adrienne Warren stars in world premiere of Tina Turner bio-musical

17th October 2017
Tina Turner announced today that fellow American Adrienne Warren will portray her in the world premiere of the new musical TINA, which starts performances at the West End's Aldwych Theatre on 21 March 2018.Read more...
from Press Releases

THE END OF HOPE – Soho Theatre

17th October 2017
You only find round beds with pink satin sheets in particular places or owned by particular people. But it’s safe to say that a woman wearing a full, fur-suited mouse costume complete with face/head mask is not one of these.Read more...
from Laura Kressly

BEGINNING – National Theatre ★★★★

17th October 2017
Whereas Heisenberg celebrates taking a chance on love, even in one’s dotage, Beginning seems, sotto voce, to be saying something interesting about class.Read more...
from Carole Woddis

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Saint George & the Dragon at the National Theatre

17th October 2017
John Heffernan stars in Rory Mullarkey's new play Saint George and the Dragon, which is directed by Lyndsey Turner and now running at the National's Olivier Theatre until 2 December 2017. Here’s what critics have been saying about it.Read more...
from Emma Clarendon

RICHARD III – Cockpit Theatre

17th October 2017
Complete with contemporary regional accents, Front Foot Theatre make Richard III fresh, realistic and easy to understand. What they do is transform it into a 21st-century political action thriller about the rise and fall of this merciless royal serial killer.Read more...
from Shanine Salmon

LABOUR OF LOVE – West End ★★★★

17th October 2017
James Graham is on an electoral roll: There’s certainly a surfeit of election nights in Labour of Love and Martin Freeman’s bright boy Blairite David LyonsRead more...
from Johnny Fox

NEWS: Building the Wall, Rothschild musical & David Haig’s Pressure lead Park’s 2018 season

17th October 2017
The first half of the 2018 programme at London's Park Theatre, running from January to June, will feature five world, European, UK and London premiere productions.Read more...
from Press Releases

31 HOURS – Bunker Theatre ★★★★

17th October 2017
Bleak statistics show that a person commits suicide on Britain’s rail network every 31 hours and, as we learn in the play, for every fatality there are another three people who attempt to take their own lives. That number is a sad reflection on.Read more...
from Jonathan Baz

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE – West End ★★★★

17th October 2017
At its heart is Eve Best: mournful and troubled in black velvet, hair tumbling, a humble church-mouse amid the quipping brittle socialites. Her wronged Mrs Arbuthnot is the emotional and moral core of the play.Read more...
from Libby Purves

NEWS: Stomp posts closing notices after 15 years in West End

17th October 2017
The Olivier Award-winning and global phenomenon STOMP will end its 15-year run in London’s West End on 7 January 2018, following a box office record-breaking 10-year run at London’s Ambassadors Theatre.Read more...
from Press Releases