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NEWS: Will Young reprises Emcee opposite Louise Redknapp in new Cabaret tour

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Internationally renowned singer/songwriter Will Young reprises his Olivier Award-nominated performance as the enigmatic Emcee alongside musician and presenter Louise Redknapp, who makes her stage debut as Sally Bowles in Rufus Norris’ multi-award winning production of CABARET.

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NEWS: Dates set for NT’s Brexit play My Country & other winter season productions

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The National Theatre has today announced dates and further details for upcoming productions in its 2016-2017 winter season, including: Simon Godwin directs a cast including Tamsin Greig in Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, opening in the Olivier Theatre on 22 February. Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino makes its European premiere in the Lyttelton Theatre in March 2017, with …

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What were our Top 10 news stories in October 2016?

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As it’s the first of the month, we’re taking a brief moment to remind ourselves of the biggest news stories from the month just closed. What were the headlines that got readers clicking most? Any surprises? Our Top 10 News stories from October 2016 are listed below with summaries and links to read more.

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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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5 rules for survival at the NT’s Threepenny Opera

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Five rules for survival at Threepenny Opera: ONE: It’s an epic musical on a revolve, so think Les Miserables set in London any time since, but influenced by Sondheim because although this is the most ‘musical theatre’ version we’re ever seen the Kurt Weill tunes are often atonal and discordant but delivered here as superbly as you could […]

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THE THREEPENNY OPERA – National Theatre

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Rufus Norris may have commissioned a new adaptation of the Brecht by Simon Stephens to tick myriad boxes of contention from the politics of gender, sexuality, disability, and (naturally) the Middle East to the ever looming shadow of radical nationalism but no amount of theatrical panache and comic posturing can ever really disguise the fact that between the songs Threepenny Opera is a bore.