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Year in Review: Ian Foster’s Best Supporting Actress in a Play & in a Musical

In Awards, Features, Inspiring people, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre by Ian FosterLeave a Comment

In addition to lists of top productions, Mates contributor Ian Foster reviews his reviews from the past year to award his personal prizes for the best performances for Best Actor and Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress in both plays and musicals…






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NEWS: Les Dennis, Katherine Kingsley & Mark Umbers join She Loves Me cast, TICKETS ONSALE

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The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Scarlett Strallen will be joined by Alastair Brookshaw, Les Dennis, Callum Howells, Katherine Kingsley, Dominic Tighe and Mark Umbers in the cast of SHE LOVES ME at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Tickets are onsale via MyTheatreMates.






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En garde for the French revolution in theatre (and I don’t just mean Florian Zeller)

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I recently wrote about super-hot French playwright Florian Zeller’s London hat trick – with The Father, The Mother and, still running at the Menier Chocolate Factory, The Truth. As I sat down to catch up on my Theatre Diary of other plays I’ve seen recently, however, I realised London’s theatre landscape is going Gallic for far more than Zeller. In the West End alone at the moment, you can catch three heavyweight French offerings, even if you don’t realise it. All three have been given modern English-language makeovers and relocations.