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Best of the Blogs: Uncle Vanya, The Welkin, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie & more

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Sticky, Ticket recommendations by Lisa Martland

In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre including Maryam Philpott’s thoughts about Conor McPherson’s emphasis on comedy scenarios and personalities in his adaptation of Chekhov’s timeless play Uncle Vanya at the Harold Pinter Theatre

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‘Funny, haunting, moving & strangely uplifting’: YOU STUPID DARKNESS! – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Rev StanLeave a Comment

Given everything that is going on in the world politically and environmentally You Stupid Darkness! feels like it has captured the mood, the battle to stay cheerful and hopeful when everything feels like it is falling apart.

Andrew Finnigan, Lydia Larson, Andy Rush and Jenni Maitland in You Stupid Darkne…

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WATCH Magic Goes Wrong post-show Q&A: What’s it like working with Penn & Teller… & JJ Abrams?

In Features, London theatre, Native, Photos, Special Events, Sticky, Ticket recommendations, Twitter, Video by Terri Paddock

Abracadabra! As their weekly episodes of The Goes Wrong Show continue to delight television audiences, I was delighted to continue my series of Mischief Theatre post-show talks with a return to the Vaudeville Theatre to catch up with the company’s co-writers – Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis and Henry Shields – and their co-stars in the latest goes-wrong stage comedy.

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‘A night of world class musical theatre’: LES MISÉRABLES – Sondheim Theatre ★★★★

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews, Ticket recommendations by Jonathan BazLeave a Comment

Above all it is Kretzmer’s stunning lyrical treatment of those soaring French melodies (on press night, immaculately delivered under Steve Moss’ baton) woven around a story that is breathtaking in its scope that still define Les Misérables as a night of world class musical theatre.