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NEWS: Lazarus Theatre announces Macbeth, Hedda Gabler & Peter Pan for 2020

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Award-winning ensemble company Lazarus Theatre has announced their third annual residency at Greenwich Theatre with a 2020 line-up of three re-imagined classics – Macbeth, Hedda Gabler and Peter Pan – all with post-show Q&As chaired by MyTheatreMates co-founder Terri Paddock.

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NEWS: Les Dennis plays End of Pier in new Park Theatre season of seven premieres

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London’s Park Theatre today announce their new July-December 2018 season. Featuring a mix of new and existing writing, the season includes six world premieres, one UK premiere, three celebrated revivals and a brace of homegrown productions, two of which have been developed through Park Theatre’s Script Accelerator programme.

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PHOTOS: First-look at JM Barrie’s Dear Brutus, marking its centenary at Southwark Playhouse

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Got your tickets yet for Troupe Theatre’s revival of JM Barrie’s rarely seen 1917 play Dear Brutus yet? Watch this spellbinding video, including interviews with director Jonathan O’Boyle and stars Miles Richardson and Venice van Someren about creating “Neverland for grownups” – and then get booking!

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WATCH: Director Jonathan O’Boyle & cast creating magic in JM Barrie’s Dear Brutus

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Got your tickets yet for Troupe Theatre’s revival of JM Barrie’s rarely seen 1917 play Dear Brutus yet? Watch this spellbinding video, including interviews with director Jonathan O’Boyle and stars Miles Richardson and Venice van Someren about creating “Neverland for grownups” – and then get booking!

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PHOTOS: First look at Jonathan O’Boyle’s rare revival of JM Barrie’s Dear Brutus

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Have you booked yet for Jonathan O’Boyle’s Troupe Theatre production of JM Barrie’s rarely performed 1917 play Dear Brutus, starting performances at London’s Southwark later this month? Have a look at our galleries of publicity and rehearsal shots with the 11-strong cast – and then get booking!

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New post-show Q&A: Join Terri & director Jonathan O’Boyle for JM Barrie’s Dear Brutus

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As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 5 December 2017 at London’s Southwark Playhouse, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to director Jonathan O’Boyle and his Troupe Theatre cast of Troupe Theatre’s centenary revival of J.M. Barrie’s rarely seen Dear Brutus. Got any questions?

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NEWS: Open Air Theatre’s 2018 summer includes Peter Pan return, Little Shop Of Horrors & ENO

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The Open Air Theatre has announced the programme for its 2018 summer season, under the continuing artistic directorship of Timothy Sheader. The headline productions are Peter Pan, As You Like It, Dinosaur World Live, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Turn of the Screw, a co-production with English National Opera.

Diary of a theatre addict: 11 shows across 8 days – (nearly) all great! A record?

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Across the eight days and nights between last Sunday and tonight, I’ll have seen 11 shows, and (excepting tonight which I’ve not seen yet and one of which was a critics’ preview and I’m therefore not in a position to comment publicly on yet), I’ve loved eight out of the nine. That’s an incredible strike record for one week, and one of those runs of great shows that you only dream of. It helps, of course, that I was playing catch up on six of them, so I was in (comparatively) safer hands than going blind to yet-to-be reviewed shows. But there’s also a fear that a show won’t live up to the good reviews youv’e already read and absorbed.

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14 surprising facts about JM Barrie’s Peter Pan

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In my other blog today, I wrote about the “fact” that JM Barrie wrote Peter Pan as a metaphor for World War One. This was a little bit of a fib (explained fully here), but I thought I’d make up for my momentary dishonesty by sharing a few actual, real, honest-to-goodness surprising facts about Barrie’s 1904 classic.

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Did you know JM Barrie wrote Peter Pan as a metaphor for WWI?

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did you know that JM Barrie wrote Peter Pan as a metaphor for the “war to end all wars”? Of course, you did. It’s obvious: the Lost Boys are the “lost generation” of the conflict, the mothers who leave their windows open for boys who will never come home are the grieving parents of the war dead, the fairy dust is the deadly mustard gas that allowed young soldiers to fly away from the battlefield and to the heaven of Never Land….