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Mark Shenton bemoans the lack of British songwriters in Radio 2’s forthcoming musicals celebration

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Radio 2’s Greatest Show could — and should — have been a platform to celebrate more British musicals, especially here, especially now, with the industry floundering so badly. A show of support for our own creators of new musicals would not have gone amiss.

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Catching up with the compelling landscape of political theatre both at home & in the US

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Though I’ve spent most of the last nine months really missing the real theatre that has fuelled my life for the last 40 or so years since I started going compulsively from the age of around 16, I’ve spent more time than I’d have liked in a different kind of theatre — an operating one, when I had three spinal surgeries in the space of 15 days in September. And I’ve become particularly obsessed by another kind of theatre, too: political theatre.

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‘I do hope people will come & enjoy’: Gillian Anderson & a stellar line-up raise funds for Park Theatre with unrehearsed Whodunnit

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The Park Theatre has revealed initial star casting for world premiere murder mystery Whodunnit [Unrehearsed], presented in association with Avalon, which runs in London in July before transferring to the Edinburgh Fringe.

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TWILIGHT SONG – Park Theatre

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Sadly, despite a few crisp one-liners and a catchy title I’m surprised was never used elsewhere, Twilight Song emerges as a frail Rattiganesque slice of sixties’ repressed sexuality contrasted with an awkward contemporary tryst between Adam Garcia’s cash-strapped estate-agent-turned-hustler and Paul Higgins’ desperate mothers’ boy.

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NEWS: Judi Dench backs Masterclass theatre project to tackle cyber bullying

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The Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust (Masterclass) are partnering with anti-bullying charity Kidscape to create Cyberscene – an innovative project which will use theatre to support the health and well-being of young people affected by cyber bullying.