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TWILIGHT Song – Park Theatre

25th July 2017
Completed shortly before his death in 2014, Kevin Elyot’s Twilight Song now belatedly receives its premiere courtesy of the Park Theatre. The play doesn’t emerge as one of his strongest though; the shadow of the excellent My Night With Reg lingers long over the.Read more...
from Ian Foster

THE CIRCUS DIARIES: Aceleré

25th July 2017
Stalking in with a whisper and out with a boom, Circolombia are on a Welsh stage for the first time, bringing their urban energy and Latin rhythms to Bangor’s purpose built circus centre with Aceleré.Read more...
from Katharine Kavanagh

NEWS: After The Truth, Florian Zeller’s The Lie gets English-language premiere at Menier

25th July 2017
The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the English language world première of Florian Zeller’s The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton, which will run at the Chocolate Factory from 14 September to 18 November 2017, with a press night on 27 September.Read more...
from Press Releases

NEWS: Dates confirmed for Jeremy Irons & Lesley Manville’s Long Day, TICKETS ONSALE

25th July 2017
Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville reprise their roles in Richard Eyre’s acclaimed production of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night for a limited ten-week West End season in the new year. TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE VIA MYTHEATREMATES.Read more...
from Press Releases

CITY OF CHAMPIONS – London Theatre Workshop

25th July 2017
When working with a subject so raw as child pedophilia, in the TV industry there is a lot at stake, research and preparation is key. Which is abundantly clear in Steve Brown’s City of Champions, a story of two child superstars living with the.Read more...
from Caroline Hanks-Farmer

INTERVIEW: Edinburgh Spotlight On… The B*easts’ Monica Dolan

24th July 2017
Next up in our Spotlight feature is The B*easts, which plays Edinburgh Festival from 3 – 27 August 2017. I caught up with writer and actor Monica Dolan.Read more...
from Daniel Perks

THE ADDAMS FAMILY – Touring

24th July 2017
This production and cast has recently been reviewed by one of the team, but I wanted to see for myself how fun it is. Therefore this review will simply be a revised version, however the sentiment is the same – go see!Read more...
from Caroline Hanks-Farmer

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS – Underbelly Southbank

24th July 2017
Theatre can plumb the depths of despair. It can elevate human glory and achievement. It can stir the heart and still the soul. Or it can throw a fabulous party on a rocket ship full of bearded drag queens in sequinned thongs.Read more...
from Laura Kressly

‘Sex to change the course of the world’? Cast announced for UK premiere of BOOM

24th July 2017
No-strings sex and the apocalypse? Hit Off-Broadway black comedy BOOM receives its UK premiere next month at London's Theatre503, where it runs from 2 to 26 August 2017, with a press night on 7 August. Cast is now announced.Read more...
from Press Releases

THE HIRED MAN – Union Theatre

24th July 2017
Taken from Melvyn Bragg’s acclaimed description of England’s Lake District as the 19th century passed into the 20th, The Hired Man is a richly fruited glimpse of a way of life long since passed. Read more...
from Jonathan Baz

DISCO PIGS – Trafalgar Studios

24th July 2017
An unreal Cork is the scenario for the darkly picaresque adventures of the two protagonists: born on the same day, Runt and Pig have grown up developing a close secret world of their own with its own language and, in their opinion, its own.Read more...
from Laura Kressly

DANNY 306 + ME 4EVA – Edinburgh

24th July 2017
Capturing much of the whimsy and regret of David Greig’s 1999 play for young people, the younger of the Lyceum’s Summer on Stage companies make a descent fist of Danny 306 + Me 4eva. More than that, they have found a fresh level of.Read more...
from Thom Dibdin

INTERVIEW: Edinburgh Spotlight On… Tense Vagina’s Sara Juli

24th July 2017
Next up in our Spotlight feature is Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis, which plays Edinburgh Festival from 3 – 27 August 2017. I caught up with writer and actor Sara Juli.Read more...
from Daniel Perks

FAME – Edinburgh

24th July 2017
The show opens with the students auditioning to get into PA, the city’s High School of Performing Arts, but this production has a Scottish twist as one of the students is playing the bagpipes as his selected audition piece as he hopes to make.Read more...
from Thom Dibdin

Tech troubles NT Live Angels in America broadcast

24th July 2017
I really enjoyed the NT Live screening of Angels in America. I particularly liked the way they did the CGI Apes, and the jungle was really realistic and I'm not one for CGI usually.Confused? So was I.I will get to a collection of thoughts.Read more...
from Emily Garside

NEWS: Actor Michelle Terry will succeed Emma Rice as Shakespeare’s Globe director

24th July 2017
Shakespeare’s Globe has announced that Michelle Terry will be its Artistic Director from April 2018, succeeding Emma Rice, whose controversial departure was announced last October. An Olivier Award-winning actor and writer, Terry is well known to the Globe’s stage, having starred as Rosalind in As.Read more...
from Press Releases

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Jesus Christ Superstar’s Tyrone Huntley

24th July 2017
Tyrone Huntley has the voice of an angel and supreme acting skills. He's just finished starring as CC in Dreamgirls and is currently in rehearsals to reprise the role of Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Regent's Park Open Air theatre later this.Read more...
from Olivia Mitchell

INTERVIEW: Edinburgh Spotlight On… Fix’s Rianna Dearden

24th July 2017
Next up in our Spotlight feature is Fix, which plays Edinburgh Festival from 3 – 27 August 2017. I caught up with actor Rianna Dearden.Read more...
from Daniel Perks

THE CIRCUS DIARIES: Close Encounters

23rd July 2017
Watch our video review of Briefs' latest show, straight from London and featuring our own close encounter with guest critic Laura Kressly.Read more...
from Katharine Kavanagh

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF – Chichester

23rd July 2017
Omid Djalili steps up to the pivotal role of Tevye the milkman. Married to Golde and with 5 daughters (3 of marriageable age) Djalili captures a hen-pecked, hardworking weariness of the poor pious family man who dreams of maybe, just a small fortune.Read more...
from Jonathan Baz