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PHOTOS: Jean-Paul Sartre’s The Flies go underground at the Bunker Theatre

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Jean-Paul Sartre wrote 1943’s The Flies while living in Nazi-occupied Paris. Exchange Theatre, dedicated to bringing French theatre to British audiences, has given it a modern, multimedia pop opera twist for our times in their celebrated revival, now running at the Bunker Theatre. Check out our full gallery of production shots – and then get booking!

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NEWS: Poldark’s Heida Reed will star in the West End premiere of Foxfinder with Iwan Rheon

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Poldark’s Heida Reed will star with Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones’ Ramsay Bolton, Misfits) in the West End premiere of Foxfinder. Dawn King’s unsettling and darkly comic drama will play a strictly limited season at the Ambassadors Theatre from 6 September 2018 until 5 January 2019.

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NEWS: Game of Thrones’ Rose Leslie returns to stage in Contractions

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As he opens Flowers for Mrs Harris – his final production as Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Daniel Evans today announces the cast for the forthcoming regional première of Mike Bartlett’s Contractions. Lisa Blair directs Rose Leslie (Emma) and Sara Stewart (Manager). The production opens on 27 June, with previews from 23 June, and runs until 16 July. ‘Care?  Yes. We …

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Well, it is, but the only bits I recognised were the first act pact with the devil and the final scene, because for his arresting production of Doctor Faustus, director Jamie Lloyd allowed the soggy middle of Marlowe’s original to be ripped out and replaced by a snappy modern text from Colin Teevan in which Faustus is a tricksy stage magician, like Derren Brown with charisma, adored by a youthful and pervy fan base.

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Press Pass: All the reviews (and Game Of Thrones pics) from Doctor Faustus opening

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I shared some of my own thoughts about Jamie Lloyd‘s new production of Doctor Faustus – along with choice quotes (be they care of Christopher Marlowe or Colin Teevan) – last night. This morning’s other coverage following the star-studded opening night is, like the story itself, a mixture of heaven and hell.