Thursday, 22 February 2018

STARDUST by Blackboard Theatre at the Vault Festival - London Theatre 1

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STARDUST by Blackboard Theatre at the Vault Festival - London Theatre 1


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STARDUST by Blackboard Theatre at the Vault Festival
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One of these days an actual Colombian might stand before an audience in a single performer show and talk about something other than cocaine. Miguel Hernando Torres Umba plays himself, or at least a character with the same name. He actually is ...

Direct from New York – the London premiere of The Diana Tapes - London Theatre 1


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Direct from New York – the London premiere of The Diana Tapes
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Based on the real transcripts from the Princess's tapes, the show moves between Morton's office, the sitting room where the Princess recorded her darkest secrets onto audio cassettes, and the dingy West London cafe where one of her best friends ...
Princess Diana's secret tapes to be made into stage playEvening Standard
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Full casting announced for A Streetcar Named Desire - London Theatre 1


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Full casting announced for A Streetcar Named Desire
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A Streetcar Named Desire Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Theatr Clwyd and English Touring Theatre today announce casting for their co-production of Tennessee Williams' masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire. 2017 RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award winner ...

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New casting announced for new National Theatre season

War Horse received its world premiere on 9 October 2007 at the National Theatre, where it played for two seasons before opening at the New London Theatre in March 2009, running for seven years. War Horse has been seen in 97 cities in 10 countries ...

National Theatre Announces New Casting for Upcoming Season

War Horse received its world premiere on 9 October 2007 at the National Theatre, where it played for two seasons before opening at the New London Theatre in March 2009, running for seven years. War Horse has been seen in 97 cities in 10 countries ...

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Your disco needs you: Samantha Jade shakes her groove thing

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Your disco needs you: Samantha Jade shakes her groove thing

Inspiration can come from all kinds of strange places. For Aussie pop star Samantha Jade it was sitting in a London theatre when the idea struck her for her next album. "I was really excited about this musical I had seen in London, Motown The Musical ...

WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with West End Run

Top Hat, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, the West End production of The Comedy about a Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre, Mischief Movie Night and Six at the Arts Theatre. Kenny Wax was recently appointed President of the Society of London Theatre.
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UK Tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream casting announced - London Theatre 1


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UK Tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream casting announced
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... Plough & the Stars (Abbey Theatre, Dublin/Irish & US Tour); Shakespeare in Love (Noël Coward); Threepenny Opera (Gate Theatre); King Lear (Theatre Royal Bath); Macbeth (Sheffield Crucible); The Lonesome West (Druid Theatre, The Royal Court/Sydney ...

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Full cast announced for Torben Betts' World Premiere of Monogamy - London Theatre 1


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Full cast announced for Torben Betts' World Premiere of Monogamy
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Charlie Brooks and Patrick Ryecart will play Sally and Mike respectively in the UK tour and London run of Torben Betts' new play MONOGAMY, joining the previously announced Janie Dee as Caroline Mortimer. They are joined by Jack Archer as Leo, Genevieve ...
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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Southbank Centre pulls Daily Mail advertising after ‘homophobic’ column

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Southbank Centre pulls Daily Mail advertising after ‘homophobic’ column

The petition is addressed to trade body the Society of London Theatre, and the Donmar Warehouse and National Theatre. It states: “We the theatre community are fed up with the hypocrisy of UK theatres presenting work that speaks up for the ...

Exclusive Offer For SCHOOL OF ROCK Tickets - Save 40%

Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical SCHOOL OF ROCK continues to play at the New London Theatre in London's West End, recently announcing a New Group of kids to join its talented rock star cast. Book tickets here from £18! School of Rock - The Musical ...
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Napoleon Disrobed at the Arcola Theatre | Review - London Theatre 1


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Napoleon Disrobed at the Arcola Theatre | Review
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This would be the stuff of the Horrible Histories book series, if only it were not so exorbitantly fanciful. There are moments in Napoleon Disrobed in which I had little, if any, idea as to what exactly was going on – this deliberately chaotic and ...

Overheard at The Bunker Theatre – Review - London Theatre 1


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Overheard at The Bunker Theatre – Review
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Many of the other scenes set in a café, the tube, a theatre rehearsal etc., however, were much stronger than this final incident in a bar/comedy club. While many of the scenes were clearly crafted to invoke laughter, there were also some touching ...


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Monday, 19 February 2018

Do You Really Want To Hurt Me at The Old Red Lion Theatre | Review - London Theatre 1

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Do You Really Want To Hurt Me at The Old Red Lion Theatre | Review - London Theatre 1


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Do You Really Want To Hurt Me at The Old Red Lion Theatre | Review
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Do you Really Want To Hurt Me When you were a kid, did virtually every adult you ever met tell you 'ah yes, schooldays, best years of your life'? I know I got told that a few times. Of course, for some people, the days at school are easy, fun and ...

Cooking with Juniper at the Vault Festival – Review - London Theatre 1


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Cooking with Juniper at the Vault Festival – Review
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There were, however, sections within the performance that played on this idea. A real highlight of Cooking with Juniper was the video questions, projected onto a screen behind the kitchen. The 4 or 5 of these that happen were fantastically funny and ...

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London for dog lovers

Try your hand at dog yoga, aka ‘doga’, and stretch it out with fellow yogis and dogis. Hounds will be taking centre stage on Thursday at The London Theatre for its monthly dog meet (get in fast, there’s a 20-pup limit). Expect a cheap bar ...

Scots actress Ashley Jensen reveals heartbreak at finding her ex-Eastenders actor husband Terence Beesley’s body in their car after his suicide

She called emergency services, with crews trying in vain to save Mr Beesley’s life. The couple, who met in 1999 while they were both involved in a London theatre production of King Lear, were married for ten years. Ms Jensen, who is best known for her ...

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Sunday, 18 February 2018

Review of The Tempest at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre - London Theatre 1

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Review of The Tempest at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
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Cole Porter famously wrote “Brush up your Shakespeare, Start quoting him now, Brush up your Shakespeare, And the women you will wow” nice words but for the Controlled Chaos Theatre Company fairly pointless as they present their all-female version of ...

Review of Party Skills for the End of the World – Shoreditch Town Hall - London Theatre 1


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Review of Party Skills for the End of the World – Shoreditch Town Hall
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With a name like Party Skills for the End of the World, you could be forgiven for being unsure entirely what to expect from Nigel Barrett & Louise Mari's latest production. Both Mari, one of the original founding members of Shunt (a performance ...

Review of Philip Ridley's Angry at The Southwark Playhouse - London Theatre 1


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Review of Philip Ridley's Angry at The Southwark Playhouse
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Angry Let's start at the end, when my companion to the show turned to me and said, “I thought we were friends.” Because betrayed is a little of what I do feel, by a show that had all the ingredients – but ultimately shook them up and left them half ...

Review of I Have A Mouth And I Will Scream – Vault Festival 2018 - London Theatre 1


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Review of I Have A Mouth And I Will Scream – Vault Festival 2018
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And whilst the self-conscious Brechtian breaking of the fourth wall initially felt forced and fell flat, the instruction to “…stop complaining there's no narrative” foregrounded one of the production's strongest features: the series of vignette-like ...


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Saturday, 17 February 2018

All The King's Men London tickets on sale – Leicester Square Theatre - London Theatre 1

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All The King's Men London tickets on sale – Leicester Square Theatre - London Theatre 1


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All The King's Men London tickets on sale – Leicester Square Theatre
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AtKM's astonishing vocal colour and arresting, creative choreography has thrilled audiences across the globe, earning them an international reputation, from South Korea to Moscow and the USA. The group's success reached new heights last summer, when ...

Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser to perform The Light Princess - London Theatre 1


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Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser to perform The Light Princess
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The Light Princess Club 11 London and Alex Parker Theatre Company today announce The Light Princess from Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson will receive its first ever concert performance this summer. Rosalie Craig reprises her role of Althea, for which she ...
Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser to star in The Light Princess concertThe Stage

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Juliet and Romeo: A Guide to Long Life and Happy Marriage - London Theatre 1


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Juliet and Romeo: A Guide to Long Life and Happy Marriage
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An underlying sarcasm permeates the opening dialogue, which never fully dissipates before reaching full throttle in a late showdown, a spoken word equivalent of musical theatre's 'eleven o'clock number'. It even extends to the title – neither character ...

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Ruthie Henshall to play Mama Morton in Chicago in the West End - LondonTheatre.co.uk


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Ruthie Henshall to play Mama Morton in Chicago in the West End
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Further casting has been announced for the upcoming West End revival of Chicago, which will open at the Phoenix Theatre next month. Joining the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jnr. as Billy Flynn will be Ruthie Henshall as Mama Morton, Sarah Soetaert ...
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Friday, 16 February 2018

Sasha Regan's Iolanthe UK Tour: April – July 2018 - London Theatre 1

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Sasha Regan's Iolanthe UK Tour: April – July 2018
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Having wooed audiences in the UK and Australia with the award-winning Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S. Pinafore and The Mikado, Sasha Regan returns with her most critically acclaimed production, Iolanthe, which broke all box office records on its transfer ...
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Review of Surprise! by Lauren Silver – Waterloo East Theatre - London Theatre 1


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Review of Surprise! by Lauren Silver – Waterloo East Theatre
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Brave. That's the best word to summon up Surprise!, a one-woman show by Lauren Silver. The show is brave in itself, but Silver as a person is braver for tackling her mental health in such an open way. Using clowning techniques, some delightful props ...

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Review of Buckle Up Theatre's BUMP! at the Vault Festival - London Theatre 1


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Review of Buckle Up Theatre's BUMP! at the Vault Festival
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Bump As you enter the auditorium, a young girl in a red dress is sitting on one of two black chairs looking concerned about something, continually looking at her watch and being bothered by a fly who's buzzing around the room. She's then joined by a ...

Review of Elsa at the Vault Festival - London Theatre 1


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Review of Elsa at the Vault Festival
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Girl. Guitar. Grounds. Coffee grounds, that is. The girl (with guitar) is Elsa and she works, part-time, as a waitress in a coffee bar. Whilst the work provides her with a living, the perks (sorry about that) provide her with a lifeline: the principle ...

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Romola Garai back on London stage in new play The Writer

The new production, about a writer who wants to change the shape of the world and so needs a new way of thinking to make herself heard, will kick off the London theatre’s new spring/summer season, running from April 14 until May 26. Atonement actress ...

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