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NEWS: Actors performing Dear Elizabeth at the Gate will include Tamsin Grieg, Jade Anouka & Alex Jennings

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The Gate Theatre has announced its next production, Dear Elizabeth, a two-hander by award-winning US playwright Sarah Ruhl, directed by Ellen McDougall. The piece, running at the venue from 17 January to 9 February 2019 (press nights are 22 and 23 January 2019), will be performed by a series of guest actors including Travis Alabanza, Jade Anouka, Tim Crouch, Tamsin Greig and Alex Jennings.

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NEWS: Julian Sands plays Blair in Stuff Happens, Full all-star cast announced

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The National Theatre has announced full casting for David Hare’s Stuff Happens, which returns to the National Theatre on Wednesday 6 July 2016, the day the Chilcot Inquiry report is published. Julian Sands will play the role of Tony Blair, with Corey Johnson as Dick Cheney and Danny Sapani as Colin Powell and Alex Jennings reprising his original 2004 role as George W Bush.






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NEWS: David Hare’s Stuff Happens returns to NT to coincide with Chilcot report

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To mark the day of publication of the Chilcot inquiry report, David Hare directs a rehearsed reading of his landmark 2004 play about the diplomatic process leading up to the invasion of Iraq. Stuff Happens returns to the National Theatre for one night only, on 6 July 2016, the day the Chilcot Inquiry report is published. Original star Alex Jennings reprises his role as George W Bush. All tickets are priced £10.






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What if every day were #Shakespeare400 and London Marathon?

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Snippets of Hamlet, Henry V, As You Like It and Julius Caesar delivered by some of my favourite actors – including Alex Jennings, Michelle Terry, Ashley Zhangazha, Jamie Parker and Will Keen – is an enrichment to any Sunday. Why must it come down this weekend? Why not make it a permanent Bankside installation?






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Diary of a theatre addict: Re-visiting shows and theatre trolls

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I’ve had a ‘slow’ week — or at least a slower one! By tonight, I’ll have seen just seven shows — but also three readings, too, so perhaps that makes ten. I’ve also done two big interviews — with singer Jane McDonald, ahead of her season in Cats in Blackpool, and with actor David Suchet, as he returns to the West End in The Importance of Being Earnest this coming week, both of which will run in The Stage on July 9.






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What did I miss? Part Two: Musical chairs

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Before we were so rudely interrupted by the weekend and my boyfriend Peter’s demands (schlockily entertaining by the way, even while having to wear 3D glasses), I was recapping “The Month That Theatre Terri Lost”. The point being: a lot has happened, and generally always does happen in Theatreland, amen, let us count our blessings. So […]






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Review: Untold Stories (Duchess Theatre)

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Untold Stories was a hasty project for Alan Bennett: started in 2005 when he believed he was dying of cancer and wanted to get down some confessional and anecdotal biography he believed would be published posthumously. That his cancer went into remission is a cause for national celebration, although the two stories chosen for National […]

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Review: Untold Stories (Duchess Theatre)

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Untold Stories was a hasty project for Alan Bennett: started in 2005 when he believed he was dying of cancer and wanted to get down some confessional and anecdotal biography he believed would be published posthumously. That his cancer went into remission is a cause for national celebration, although the two stories chosen for National […]

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