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KING & COUNTRY – Barbican

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Shakespeare’s history plays are some of his best. Epic tales with tragedy and comedy, love and war, politics and history are brought to life on stage, with the storyline of some characters spanning years and multiple plays. The RSC and Barbican have, over the last few years, presented the first four as separate productions but to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death this year, unite them as a single ticket.

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FEATURED SHOW: The Long Road South at the King’s Head, Reviews are in!

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Have you seen the reviews for our current Featured Show, Paul Minx’s new play The Long Road South, starring Michael Brandon and Imogen Stubbs? Plenty of comparisons are being made with Tennessee Williams… Scroll down for links and pull quotes from some of our favourite reviews.

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Weekly Theatre Podcast: The Dazzle, Grey Gardens, Les Liaisons Dangereuses

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Every week, a group of regular, dedicated, independent theatre bloggers gather together for intelligent discussion “from the audience’s perspective” about plays and musicals they’ve recently seen in London. Lively, informed and entertaining. My Theatre Mates is delighted to syndicate the (still) As Yet Unnamed London Theatre Podcast (AYULTP). Shows discussed (with timings) in this edition’s podcast: The Dazzle – Found111, …

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GREY GARDENS – Southwark Playhouse

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Showcasing two of the finest stage actresses, Grey Gardens finally comes to London in this impressively staged production. Making quite a name for itself in very recent times as starting place for theatrical hits, the Southwark Playhouse has added its name to the shortlist of special venues that must be carefully watched when planning a West End theatre trip.

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FUNNY GIRL – Menier Chocolate Factory

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

People, people who need people are, allegedly, the luckiest people in the world. I’d argue that those who are emotionally and financially self-sufficient have a hell of a bigger reason to feel lucky than those who depend needily on others for their wellbeing. But I’m not a character in a musical – and neither, really are the people who need people who appear in Funny Girl a narrative so far removed from the actual history of kooky kosher comedienne Fanny Brice and her deeply dodgy gangster hubby Julius ‘Nicky’ Arnstein as to be a complete fiction.