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‘Tamsin Greig is exceptionally funny, candid & cutting in equal measure’: PEGGY FOR YOU – Hampstead Theatre

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What is a play? A message to the future, a fart in your face or a pain in the arse?

What is a play? A message to the future, a fart in your face or a pain in the arse? Just a few of the suggestions that the writer clients of agent Peggy Ramsay offer up when a young ingenue asks that fatal question in her office one otherwise ordi…

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‘Plenty of funny & engaging moments’: INVISIBLE ME – New Wimbledon Theatre Studio

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Bren Gosling’s new play Invisible Me focuses on the life of three people who have recently turned 60. It is refreshing to see a show that talks about sex, life and relationships for the over 60s, given our culture’s obsession with youth. There is a strong theme of reinvention that I enjoyed, as it is good to be reminded that we can adapt and shake things up at any age.

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‘Engaging insights into living with & exploring the nature of disability’: Unlimited Festival – Southbank Centre (Online review)

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Festivals are a vital part of the theatre ecosystem, a place to try out new material, explore form and style while giving a valuable platform to all kinds of performance. These activities have been among the hardest hit during the period of closur…

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Why The Phantom of the Opera still has our hearts: History, mishaps & memories of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion by Violet Mackintosh

“Close your eyes and let the music set you free” – The Phantom of the Opera Last week I was reminded of my first theatre memory. I was eight and my parents took me to see The Phantom of the Opera for a Saturday matinee. I don’t remember the performance itself, but what I do recall is sitting in the dress …