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THE TEMPEST – RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon

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There’s no better way to kick the post-Christmas blues than an early January trip to the theatre, so this year we decided to go an extra step and head to Stratford upon Avon for a short break. Of course, when you’re in Stratford you’d be mad to miss a trip to the Royal Shakespeare Company so we booked well in advance to see The Tempest.

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TICKETS: Today’s #MatesChoice recommendation is… Mr Foote’s Other Leg

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Featured on a number of #Theatre2015 top picks, our top recommendation in the #MatesChoice ticket series is Mr Foote’s Other Leg. Now in its final weeks at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, this is your chance to see Richard Eyre’s production which sold out at the Hampstead Theatre. Mates co-founder Mark Shenton in the latest #TheatreAddict diary said: It was also great seeing Mr Foote’s Other …

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TICKETS: Mark’s Top Ten recommendations + this week’s openings (14 Dec)

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Another week of big openings ahead means I won’t be getting to everything even if I wanted to (and right now I am still trying to take it easier than I used to), let alone playing catch-up on what I missed when I was incapacitated after my recent double rounds of surgery! 

Here are the main openings of the week to look out for, followed by my current Top 10.

TEMPLE – Donmar Warehouse

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ALL FIVE MICE REJOICE (CHURCH MICE, CLEARLY)  FOR A MODERN HISTORY-PLAY Above the table cluttered with  last-night’s paper cups, high windows show St Paul’s dome; the distant chanting is not of choristers but demonstrators, and the black-clad Dean looking out in … Continue reading →