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NEWS: Nominations are announced for the UK Theatre Awards 2019

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The list of nominees has been revealed for this year’s UK Theatre Awards, the only nationwide awards to honour and celebrate outstanding achievements in theatre throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Best New Play nominees are Laura Wade’s The Watsons, Ulster American by David Ireland and Life Of Pi, adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti from Yann Martel’s novel, while Best Musical …

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Best of the Blogs: Education, Education, Education to Custody to Country Music

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Carrying on a new series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out seven of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (2-9 June 2019). Amidst her top choices are Maryam Philpott’s journey back to a time of political optimism in The Wardrobe Ensemble’s Education, Education, Education at Trafalgar Studios.

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NEWS: Martin Shaw stars in West End transfer of Hobson’s Choice

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Marking the One Hundredth anniversary of the first UK production of Harold Brighouse’s classic comedy, HOBSON’S CHOICE will play at London’s Vaudeville Theatre for a limited season, Wednesday 8 June to Saturday 10 September 2016. It’s directed by Jonathan Church and stars Martin Shaw.

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Review: Hobson’s Choice (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park)

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Placing traditional, Victorian Northern comedy ‘Hobson’s Choice’ in the directorial hands of Nadia Fall was always going to be an exciting risk. The writer/director of ‘Home’ at the National’s pop-up venue knows everything about documentary realism, resilience and despair, and a youngster’s sense of place in the world.  How would she treat the old-fashioned repertory […]

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Review: Hobson’s Choice (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park)

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Placing traditional, Victorian Northern comedy ‘Hobson’s Choice’ in the directorial hands of Nadia Fall was always going to be an exciting risk. The writer/director of ‘Home’ at the National’s pop-up venue knows everything about documentary realism, resilience and despair, and a youngster’s sense of place in the world.  How would she treat the old-fashioned repertory […]

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Review: Hobson’s Choice (Broadway Theatre Studio)

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A sparking well-paced revival brings fresh life to a family drama with feminist overtones in Thom Southerland’s revival of Hobson’s Choice at the cosy but comfortable Broadway Studio in Catford. The piece follows three daughters of a bullying shopkeeper struggling to achieve independence and identity against a background of male supremacy, alcoholism and Victorian mill-town […]

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