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‘Well-rounded programme’: ASPHODEL MEADOW / THE TWO PIGEONS – Royal Opera House

20th January 2019
The Royal Ballet combines a contrasting pairs of works to create a well-rounded mixed programme with Asphodel Meadows/The Two Pigeons.Read more...
from Simon Parris

‘It’s definitely a play you want to watch’: Munashe Chirisa on his role in Stop & Search at the Arcola Theatre

20th January 2019
Actor Munashe Chirisa chatted to Emma Clarendon about his role in Stop & Search at the Arcola Theatre.Read more...
from Emma Clarendon

‘As enlightening as it is entertaining’: GENTLEMAN JACK – Brockley Jack Studio Theatre

20th January 2019
Gentleman Jack shines a light not only on Anne Lister’s life and legacy as both a woman and a lesbian, but also on the rigid 19th century attitudes that she set out to challenge. Read more...
from Liz Dyer

‘Excellent, enthralling account of a fascinating play’: OUTLYING ISLANDS – King’s Head Theatre

20th January 2019
The revival of David Grieg’s 2002 play, Outlying Islands, at the King’s Head Theatre reintroduces a play of wonderful, haunting poetry and complexity, a flawed but brilliant piece of writing. Read more...
from Tom Bolton

Text of the Day: Stop & Search

19th January 2019
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.Read more...
from Aleks Sierz

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Queen of Spades at Royal Opera House

19th January 2019
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Stefan Herheim’s production of Tchaikovsky’s opera The Queen of Spades playing at the Royal Opera House until the 1 February 2019. Read more...
from Emma Clarendon

‘The beauty of the play is the way it gets at the truth’: THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW – Arcola Theatre

19th January 2019
Known for classic novels about human relationships such as Sons and Lovers, Women In Love and The Rainbow, DH Lawrence also tried his hand at writing plays. The Daughter-In-Law – which was performed and received critical acclaim posthumously – takes place in the familiar.Read more...
from Michael Davis

‘A fascinating mix of drama & fantasy’: CAROLINE, OR CHANGE – West End

19th January 2019
The 2004 Broadway musical Caroline, or Change has returned to London’s West End in a slick, entertaining production anchored by a sensational lead performance by Sharon D. Clarke. Read more...
from Simon Parris

‘It’s about the reality behind being a circus artist’: Michelle Ross stars in No Show at the Soho Theatre

18th January 2019
Michelle Ross chats to LLLC’s Emma Clarendon about starring in No Show at the Soho Theatre from 22 January 2019. Read more...
from Emma Clarendon

‘Cleverly written & darkly humorous’: SAM. THE GOOD PERSON – Bunker Theatre

18th January 2019
Sam. The Good Person is a cleverly written, darkly humorous and exquisitely performed piece of theatre that will make you question everything you thought you knew about yourself and the people you love.Read more...
from Liz Dyer

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Approaching Empty at the Kiln Theatre

18th January 2019
Here’s Love London Love Culture’s review round up of Pooja Ghai’s production of Approaching Empty at the Kiln Theatre.Read more...
from Emma Clarendon

‘Truly apt for our unstable & changing world’: OUTLYING ISLANDS – King’s Head Theatre ★★★★

18th January 2019
Last seen in London back in 2002 at the Royal Court (following a debut at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre), David Greig’s Outlying Islands makes a return to the capital, with Atticist’s new production at the King’s Head Theatre in Islington. Read more...
from Debbie Gilpin

‘Sharp & witty’: ROSENBAUM’S RESCUE – Park Theatre ★★★★

18th January 2019
A Bodin Saphir’s play Rosenbaum’s Rescue, directed by Kate Fahy, is an engaging look at the nature of truth and whether it is merely a matter of perspective or personal belief.Read more...
from Rev Stan

‘Lovingly re-staged & splendidly cast’: LA TRAVIATA – Royal Opera House

18th January 2019
It is hard to begrudge the near annual presence of The Royal Opera’s workhorse production of La Traviata when it is lovingly re-staged and splendidly cast as this 2019 opening night performance.Read more...
from Simon Parris

NEWS: US star Matthew Broderick will make his West End debut in Kenneth Lonergan’s The Starry Messenger opposite Elizabeth McGovern

18th January 2019
Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Matthew Broderick is to make his West End debut opposite Elizabeth McGovern in The Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan, the Academy Award-winning writer of Manchester-By-The-Sea.Read more...
from Press Releases

‘Gripping & heartbreaking’: ANOMALY – Old Red Lion Theatre

18th January 2019
In the light of #metoo, post-Weinstein, post-Spacey and post all the other creeps that have been exposed Liv Warden’s debut play Anomaly (produced by Wildchild Productions) looks at what happens to those in the crossfire, the wives, the daughters and all the other women.Read more...
from Shanine Salmon

‘More of an old banger than a sleek Uber machine’: APPROACHING EMPTY – Kiln Theatre

18th January 2019
Ishy Din’s new play about a cab office, Approaching Empty at the Kiln in Kilburn, is more of an old banger than a sleek Uber machine.Read more...
from Aleks Sierz