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NEWS: Casting for Arthur Miller’s The American Clock at The Old Vic includes Josie Walker & Clare Burt

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The Old Vic has announced initial casting for Arthur Miller’s The American Clock at The Old Vic, directed by Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Hadestown) with music by Justin Ellington from 4 February to 30 March 2019 (press night is 13 February). The cast includes: Amber Aga, Paul Bentall, Greg Bernstein, Clare Burt, Flora Dawson, Abhin …

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Looking forward: 20 fringe & regional shows to see in 2018 > #theatre2018

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There are all sorts of big productions arriving in the months to come (Long Day’s Journey Into Night, the return of Amadeus, PATTI LUPONE!), but I’m using this spot to highlight some of the shows on the London fringe and around the UK (and Amsterdam…) that have piqued my interest and which I hope to get to review.

Looking forward: 20 fringe & regional shows to see in 2018 > #theatre2018

In International, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews by Ian FosterLeave a Comment

There are all sorts of big productions arriving in the months to come (Long Day’s Journey Into Night, the return of Amadeus, PATTI LUPONE!), but I’m using this spot to highlight some of the shows on the London fringe and around the UK (and Amsterdam…) that have piqued my interest and which I hope to get to review.

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Mind the Advent: 24 days celebrating a year’s theatregoing > #theatre2017 #YearInReview

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You know what time of year it is – so I’ve just been through my annual Mind the Advent countdown! As I’ve seen a personal best number of different shows this year, the sheer volume of actors (and performances) have really been stacking up and making my life difficult – in terms of summing up my favourites of the year, that is. So here is a bit of a sneak preview of what’s to come in my highlight posts…

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Old Vic Theatre ❄❄❄❄❄

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Despite our typical view of the Victorians being highly conservative in every aspect of their lives, the young queen was relatively liberal – and A Christmas Carol is almost surprisingly socialist. And it’s this that Jack Thorne seems to have really played upon when adapting it for this brand new stage production.

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A PACIFIST’S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER – National Theatre

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A musical about cancer? As unlikely as it might seem, A Pacifist’s Guide To The War On Cancer isn’t even the first one that I’ve seen. That dubious honour goes to Happy Ending, one of the most misjudged shows I saw last year, but fortunately this Complicite and National Theatre co-production in association with HOME Manchester rejoices in a much stronger pedigree.

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WONDER.LAND – Manchester & London

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Wonder.land is a brand new musical, directed by Rufus Norris, that is being performed as part of the Manchester International Festival. Taking its inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s classic novel Alice in Wonderland, the new musical tells the story of Aly, a young teen who battles with bullies at school and struggles to find happiness at home with her mother and baby brother ‘cabbage pants’ Charlie. Aly is unable to look to her father for support either, as although he loves her dearly, he is addicted to online gambling.