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Reading recommendations: Lots of new books for performing arts people

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Oliver Ford Davies is an unusual actor because he’s also an accomplished academic – that makes him a pretty cerebral blend of practical and theoretical.  His latest book Shakespeare’s Fathers and Daughters (for Bloomsbury – in its Arden Shakespeare series) is a fascinating reflection of his dual approach. There are so many fathers of daughters […]

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NEWS: Before leaving, Rice marks Summer of Love’s 50th anniversary at Globe

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Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce Emma Rice’s 2017 summer season, the Summer of Love, marking the 50th anniversary of the summer of 1967. The season opens on 22 April 2017, with Romeo and Juliet, followed by Jessica Swale’s Nell Gwynn, Twelfth Night, Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, and the world premiere of Tristan Bernays’ …

NEWS: Before leaving, Rice marks Summer of Love’s 50th anniversary at Globe

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Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce Emma Rice’s 2017 summer season, the Summer of Love, marking the 50th anniversary of the summer of 1967. The season opens on 22 April 2017, with Romeo and Juliet, followed by Jessica Swale’s Nell Gwynn, Twelfth Night, Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, and the world premiere of Tristan Bernays’ …

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TICKETS: Mark’s Top Ten recommendations + this week’s openings (15 Feb)

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A Broadway comedy and two British created musicals arrive in the West End this week – one from last summer’s season at Bath’s Theatre Royal, the other after a long stage life of touring regionally and internationally for the last eight years. Will any of them make it to next week’s Top 10 list? This week’s main openings In London: …

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NEWS: Full cast announced for Nell Gwynn transfer, joining Gemma Arterton

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Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Jessica Swale’s new play Nell Gwynn, directed by Christopher Luscombe. The production stars Gemma Arterton in the title role, with the full cast including Paige Carter, Michele Dotrice, Matthew Durkan, Michael Garner, Greg Haiste, George Jennings, Ellie Leah, Peter McGovern, David Rintoul, Anneika Rose, Nicholas Shaw, David Sturzaker, Jay Taylor, Sasha Waddell and Sarah Woodward.

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NEWS: Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars in new play about Nell Gwynn at the Globe

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Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce that Gugu Mbatha-Raw will star as Nell in Jessica Swale’s new play Nell Gwynn, directed by Christopher Luscombe. Gugu recently starred in the feature films Belle and Beyond the Lights. She first came to fame playing Juliet opposite Andrew Garfield in Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, in 2005. Since then she …