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NEWS: National 2017 season highlights: Bryan Cranston in Network, Rory Kinnear’s Macbeth, Pinocchio, new plays

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The National Theatre held its annual press conference today, announcing myriad new productions, casting and other initiatives. Here’s the official press release. World premieres, new writers and ground-breaking adaptations announced for 2017 at the National Theatre Ivo van Hove follows his acclaimed Hedda Gabler with the world premiere of Network, with Bryan Cranston making his UK stage debut Anne-Marie Duff …

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Weekly Theatre Podcast: Threepenny Opera, Kenny Morgan, A Subject of Scandal & Concern

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This week the London theatre bloggers discuss Simon Stephens new version of Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera at the National, Mike Poulton’s take on Rattigan, Kenny Morgan, at the Arcola, and John Osborne revival A Subject of Scandal and Concern at the Finborough Theatre.






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5 rules for survival at the NT’s Threepenny Opera

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Five rules for survival at Threepenny Opera: ONE: It’s an epic musical on a revolve, so think Les Miserables set in London any time since, but influenced by Sondheim because although this is the most ‘musical theatre’ version we’re ever seen the Kurt Weill tunes are often atonal and discordant but delivered here as superbly as you could […]

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THE THREEPENNY OPERA – National Theatre

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Rufus Norris may have commissioned a new adaptation of the Brecht by Simon Stephens to tick myriad boxes of contention from the politics of gender, sexuality, disability, and (naturally) the Middle East to the ever looming shadow of radical nationalism but no amount of theatrical panache and comic posturing can ever really disguise the fact that between the songs Threepenny Opera is a bore.