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Lazarus Theatre returns to Oscar Wilde’s once-banned erotic classic Salome for a third time. Terri Paddock finds out why

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How far are you willing to go to get what you most desire? That’s the question at the bloody heart of Salome. And it’s a question that so fascinates Lazarus Theatre that they’re now having a third go at Oscar Wilde’s provocative 1891 tragedy based on the Biblical tale.

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SALOME – National Theatre

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Is God female? It says a lot about Yaël Farber’s pompous and overblown new version of this biblical tale at the National Theatre that, near the end of an almighty 110-minute extravaganza, all reason seemed to have vacated my brain, and its empty halls, battered by a frenzy of elevated music, heaven-sent lighting and wildly gesturing actors, were suddenly open to the oddest ideas.

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NEWS: NT announces Queer Theatre, more Follies casting, further season details

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The National Theatre has announced programme details for its new season running from April to November 2017. In addition to the two inbound political plays heading for the West End – the European premiere of Broadway hit Oslo and the staged reading All the President’s Men? – Scenes from the U.S. Senate’s Confirmation Hearings, reported here – highlights include: Jane Eyre returns, following an acclaimed …

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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.