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NEWS: Alfred Enoch, Joanna Lumley, Russell Tovey & Stephen Fry are cast in The Picture of Dorian Gray online production

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The co-producers of the upcoming digital adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray have today announced the production’s full casting and creative team. Joining previously announced Fionn Whitehead, in the title role, are Alfred Enoch as Harry Wotton, Joanna Lumley as Lady Narborough, Emma McDonald as Sibyl Vane and Russell Tovey as Basil Hallward with Stephen Fry as the Interviewer.

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‘A thoroughly sobering piece of work’: NO MASKS (Online review)

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Back in April, part of Theatre Royal Stratford East’s response to the pandemic was to create a new type of project. They put out a call to key workers in the local community to share their stories via a video wall. Out of some of these writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz and director Nadia Fall have created a series of imagined monologues which have been filmed as No Masks.

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‘A pair of sharp, fresh productions’: PINTER TWO – West End

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David Suchet, image copyright Marc Brenner The Lover / The Collection by Harold Pinter – Pinter Theatre, London Both these plays, part of Jamie Lloyd’s ingenious idea for a complete season of Harold Pinter’s short works, are from the early 1960s. Nearly 60 years later any normal playwright’s work would be showing its age, but … Continue reading The Lover / The Collection

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Nowt so queer as folk: Recapping the National Theatre’s queer theatre season

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It feels important to recognise what the NT (and the Old Vic) were trying to achieve, though. Queer Theatre looked “at how theatre has charted the LGBT+ experience through a series of rehearsed readings, exhibitions, talks and screenings” and if only one looked at lesbian women, two of the readings were written by women.

ANGELS IN AMERICA – National Theatre

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In the many aspects of Angels in America that there are to enjoy and appreciate, the richness of Tony Kushner’s writing was not one that I was particularly expecting. But at several points throughout the many, many hours of the two-show press day, it felt like Kushner was almost writing in pull-quotes, such was the vividness of the language that was resonating from the stage of the Lyttelton.

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PHOTOS: Full galleries of #AngelsInAmerica’s Millennium Approaches & Perestroika

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#AngelsInAmerica has been trending on Twitter during today’s theatrical marathon press day (4 May 2017). Ahead of the critics delivering their judgment on Marianne Elliott‘s 25th anniversary production of Tony Kushner‘s two-part epic, we’re celebrating with the full photo galleries of both parts of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes – Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part …