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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.

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DOCTOR FAUSTUS – RSC, Barbican Centre

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It’s a rare feeling to sit in the audience for a play and feel you truly don’t know what to expect – in the age of social media, it’s impossible not to have a good idea what to expect, but when two men walk onto the stage at the beginning of Faustus, stare each other in the eye and light a match cast, crew and audience will all find out together who will take the titular role.

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NEWS: Lyric marks Roald Dahl centenary with Fantastic Mr Fox in spring season

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The Lyric Hammersmith’s spring season opens with the new musical version of Fantastic Mr Fox, marking the Roald Dahl centenary. This is followed by premieres for Matthew Whittet’s Australian play Seventeen and Duncan Macmillan’s adaptation of Paul Auster’s City of Glass.

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DR FAUSTUS – RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon

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Much of what makes The RSC great is embodied in Maria Aberg’s Doctor Faustus, now playing in Stratford’s Swan Theatre. A classic Elizabethan text that is given an invigorating and challenging interpretation and presented in a display of top-notch stagecraft. For students of modern theatre, Aberg’s show should be compulsory viewing.