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‘You gain in a proximity to the action denied even to the front row’: NT Live screening – The Madness of King George III

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The revival of Alan Bennett’s 1991 classic The Madness of King George III at Nottingham Playhouse couldn’t then be more relevant, a play that speaks to our interest in the people who govern us as well as concerns about fitness to rule, mental health and its treatment.

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NEWS: National Theatre season features UK premiere of Anaïs Mitchell musical & Patrick Marber version of Exit the King

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Details have been released of the National Theatre’s season from May to September 2018. Highlights include the Uk premiere of Hadestown, with music, lyrics and book by Anaïs Mitchell, the return of Follies and Patrick Marber’s new version of Eugène Ionesco’s Exit the King.

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NEWS: Young Vic’s West End Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will be screened via NT Live in February

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The Young Vic’s West End production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, currently playing to capacity each night at the Apollo Theatre, will be broadcast to cinemas around the world on 22 February 2018, marking the fourth collaboration between the Young Vic and National Theatre Live.

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NEWS: Rufus Norris announces 2017 National Theatre season

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artistic director Rufus Norris announced the flagship institution’s 2017 season which will include four world premieres – including a current work-in-progress on the state of Brexit Britain – two European premieres and new work by Inua Ellams, Yaёl Farber, DC Moore, Lindsey Ferrentino and Nina Raine.

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NEWS: £10 tickets for Benedict Cumberbatch’s Barbican Hamlet now on sale

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Sonia Friedman Productions,in partnership with Sky Arts, has allocated 100 £10 tickets, spread throughout the auditorium for every performance of Lyndsey Turner’s production of Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role at the Barbican Theatre from 5 August 2015. 60 of the Sky Arts £10 tickets will be sold in advance via the Barbican website in an on-line ticket …

THE BEAUX’ STRATAGEM – National Theatre

In London theatre, Plays, Reviews by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

Towering staircases and sliding panels transform the big stage from tavern to genteel house, with a pleasingly inexplicable intermittent folk-band lurking on the top landing. Here for two and a half frenzied hours Simon Godwin zingily interprets George Farquar’s Restoration comedy with a cast of 21, not one part a dud. It is farce bordering on panto, edged with songs, enlivened with scuffles, glorified with random absurdities and containing a hard nugget of feminist polemic.

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Charting The Stage 100: Who are theatre’s biggest influencers and why?

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In this new year gorgefest of lists, The Stage‘s annually compiled Stage 100 of the top influencers in theatre takes the cake. Launched in January 1997, The Stage 100 is now in its 19th year and always makes for fascinating reading – and, I’m sure, lots of behind the scenes disagreements on risers, fallers, inclusions and omissions. […]