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INTERVIEW: actor & director Yorgos Karamalegos on his passion for movement & physical theatre

15th June 2018
Yorgos Karamalegos’ passion for performance has taken him all over the world. There are many places he can call home, and Liverpool has a huge part to play in his story so far.

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from Vicky Anderson

‘Needs a lot more thought on several levels’: YEAR ZERO – Edinburgh ★★

15th June 2018
The Apocalypse is coming and it will be arriving in Leith in a few minutes – just in time for Year Zero, a piece of immersive theatre at the Biscuit Factory as part of the Leith Festival.Read more...
from Thom Dibdin

NEWS: Stephen Daldry’s production of JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls is set for brief UK tour

15th June 2018
UK and US touring dates have been announced for Stephen Daldry’s seminal production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller An Inspector Calls, opening at York Theatre Royal (14 to 22 September 2018).Read more...
from Press Releases

‘A total-theatre instant classic’: A MONSTER CALLS – Bristol & The Old Vic ★★★★★

15th June 2018
Patrick Ness’ novel slips perfectly into Sally Cookson’s fertile theatrical imagination. Its split-focused tale of cancer wards and midnight hour fairy tales suits Cookson’s gifts, for genuine human emotion and beautifully intricate theatrical imagery.Read more...
from Kris Hallett

NEWS: Mark Benton & Nigel Harman will star in UK tour of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross

15th June 2018
Mark Benton and Nigel Harman will star in Sam Yates’ hit West End production of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross which will embark on a nationwide tour from 14 February 2019, opening at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking.Read more...
from Press Releases

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Melinda Hughes brings her show Half Woman Half Beast to London & Edinburgh

15th June 2018
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon spoke to Melinda Hughes about her new show Half Woman Half Beast which she will perform at JW3 in Finchley Road on 19 and 20 June 2018 before moving on to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s Assembly Rooms.Read more...
from Emma Clarendon

‘A confused piece of theatre’: I AM OF IRELAND – Old Red Lion Theatre ★★★

15th June 2018
A timely topic, but ultimately a confused piece of theatre that gives you brain ache as well as back ache – would possibly benefit from a rethink in format.Read more...
from Debbie Gilpin

NEWS: Final casting is announced for West End return of new British musical Six

15th June 2018
Final casting has been announced for the West End return of new British musical SIX at the Arts Theatre from 30 August to 23 September 2018.Read more...
from Press Releases

‘It’s thought-provoking, comforting stuff’: THE END OF HISTORY – St Giles-in-the-Fields

15th June 2018
The stories that unfold take the audience on an invested, emotional journey of struggling lives in a changing London, and bring people together in a moment of stillness in a world that inevitably moves on. It’s thought-provoking, comforting stuff.Read more...
from Laura Kressly

‘Really only one for fans of the genre’: THE COUNTRY WIFE – Chichester ★★★

15th June 2018
William Wycherley’s Restoration romp, The Country Wife, has been given a makeover in Jonathan Munby’s modern, monochrome production at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre.Read more...
from Anne Cox

NEWS: Kit Harington & Johnny Flynn will star in West End production of True West in November

15th June 2018
Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn are to star in the West End premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard’s modern classic True West.Read more...
from Press Releases

‘Leaves an unpleasantly bitter aftertaste’: MONOGAMY – Park Theatre

15th June 2018
For a comedy, there are not enough laughs. Although Torben Betts is perfectly skilled at delivering humorous dialogues, in Monogamy there is very little sun, but plenty of glowering darkness.Read more...
from Aleks Sierz

What does San Domino have in common with Kander & Ebb’s Cabaret?

15th June 2018
Before the performance at Tristan Bates Theatre, the 16-strong company of San Domino entertain theatregoers in the bar with some jaunty patriotic songs, with which they lead them into the auditorium. It’s somewhat akin to the chilling scene in Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret when.Read more...
from Terri Paddock

FROM DOWN UNDER: Bring It On the Musical in Melbourne

14th June 2018
A sensational cast of rising talents gets vertical til they get vertigo in the Melbourne professional premiere of Bring It On the Musical. Read more...
from Simon Parris

‘There’s no doubt in my mind: the West End needs it’: SUNSHINE ON LEITH – Touring ★★★★★

14th June 2018
A wonderfully warm hug of a show, perfectly produced and performed – and you know you’re gonna be humming the tunes all the way out of the theatre.Read more...
from Debbie Gilpin

‘The most uplifting theatrical experience of the year – so far’: Swan Lake for 2000 children

14th June 2018
Last week I had the most uplifting theatrical experience of the year – so far. I saw Swan Lake at Royal Opera House in the company of 2,000 primary school children. Read more...
from Susan Elkin

‘Perhaps the timing couldn’t be more apt’: I AM OF IRELAND – Old Red Lion Theatre

14th June 2018
I Am of Ireland, a new play from Seamus Finnegan, aims to explore what it is to be Irish in 2018. Perhaps the timing couldn’t be any more apt, with the Irish attempting to deal once again with a divisive political decision that was.Read more...
from Shanine Salmon

‘The children are the most talented I have ever seen in a production’: MATILDA THE MUSICAL – Touring

14th June 2018
A captivating and energetic production that holds your attention entirely, throughout. In fact, I’ve never been at a show that seemingly passes so quickly. Read more...
from Helen McWilliams

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Translations at the National Theatre

14th June 2018
Translations, Brian Friel’s account of nationhood as seen through the eyes of those living in a small village is now playing at the National Theatre, starring Colin Morgan and Ciarán Hinds. Here’s what critics have been saying about it… Read more...
from Emma Clarendon