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VIDEO SERIES: Meet the Brutes & their fellow revellers in The Provoked Wife

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Marooned Theatre’s contemporary reimagining of John Vanbrugh’s 1697 Restoration comedy, The Provoked Wife, moves into Islington’s Hope Theatre next month after a sell-out season at the White Bear Theatre earlier this summer. In this morning’s blog, director Hannah Bolland Moore explained how and why she youthened the characters and reset the action at a modern music festival. Now it’s time to meet the …

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NEWS: Traverse Festival’s record-breaking programme marks the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Fringe

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This year’s Traverse Festival programme presents eight world premieres, three European premieres and five Scottish premieres, among them a record five Traverse Theatre Company productions in the 70th anniversary year of the Edinburgh Festival.

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NEWS: Mikhail Baryshnikov stars in UK premiere of Brodsky/Baryshnikov, TICKETS ONSALE

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Legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov comes to the West End with the UK premiere of Brodsky/Baryshnikov, running for four nights only at the Apollo Theatre from 3 to 6 May 2017. Brodsky/Baryshnikov is a one-man show, performed by Baryshnikov and based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky. The production is an emotional journey deep into the poet’s visceral and complex …

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NEWS: Defibrillator revives Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind at Southwark

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Following high-profile productions of Fool for Love and, currently at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios starring Ed Harris, Buried Child, London has another major Sam Shepard revival to look forward to. Defibrillator presents a new production of Shepard’s 1985 play A Lie of the Mind at Southwark Playhouse this spring. Helmed by artistic director James Hillier, it will run from 4 to …

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NEWS: Mischief’s Comedy About a Bank Robbery extends six months at Criterion Theatre

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Mischief Theatre, the creators of the smash-hit, Oliver Award-winning show The Play That Goes Wrong today announce the extension of their critically acclaimed brand new smash-hit play The Comedy About A Bank Robbery which has extended for a further 6 months, and is now booking until 23 April 2017, completing a year in the West End. The production opened last week at the Criterion Theatre to rave reviews and has already taken more than £1m at the box office.

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NEWS: Bad Jews returns to West End for six weeks at Haymarket, 8 Feb

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Due to popular demand, Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Kenny Wax and Theatre Royal Haymarket Productions are delighted to announce the return of Joshua Harmon’s BAD JEWS to the West End, at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket. The critically-acclaimed production will run from 8th February until 19th March 2016, following sell-out runs at Ustinov Studio, Bath, St James Theatre and the Arts Theatre, London.

It’s Never Been Easier To Get Your Theatre Tickets

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I’m often asked by friends and workmates why I’m so
passionate about theatre and what got me hooked on going to see shows. I
normally just turn the question back on them with whatever they are passionate
about (live music, football and food are common denominators). Recent events in
my home life have led to me thinking back to early theatre memories, going to
The Kings in Southsea and The Mayflower in Southampton with my parents… having
to send a stamped addressed envelope to the theatre with a cheque for the
tickets.

How things have changed… These days a quick google search
will bring up dozens of options for buying tickets, you can purchase through
most productions websites, Amazon are in on the act and my fine friends at MyTheatreMates can help you out too
(check the link here).

There’s even an app specialising in
a more last minute theatre buyer. TodayTix,
http://www.todaytix.com, only offers tickets for the forthcoming week, updated daily. It’s
a great little app and has made waves in New York. When it launched in London I
was interested in seeing how it worked and thanks to the fine folks behind the
app I was able to use it to see Miss Saigon on Thursday (review to follow). The app was wonderfully easy to use and  I was pleasantly surprised by the range of shows available in the West End and beyond.

It’s brilliantly easy to use and as well as offering ticket
purchasing, they’ve teamed up with the producers of Kinky Boots and the Adelphi
Theatre
to offer a daily ticket lottery and the first e-tickets in the West
End too.

So, if you’re planning on a trip to the theatre I’d heartily
recommend you hit up MyTheatreMates to book in advance, but if you get the
sudden urge to see what might be available go check out TodayTix!