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Sondheim’s ROAD SHOW opens at  Union Theatre in February

Following the successful transfer to the Menier Chocolate Factory of the New York Production of Road Show in 2011, the Union Theatre is now creating the first ever UK production of Sondheim‘s show.   From the Union Theatre: “At the turn of the last century old Pa Meisner sends … Continue reading

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Donmar’s My Night with Reg transfers to West End in January

My Night With Reg, the acclaimed play which ran at the Donmar Warehouse earlier this year, will transfer to the West End in January and will feature the entire Donmar cast. According to There Ought to Be Clowns blog , … Continue reading

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Hostage Song at Finborough Theatre Opening June 22

I’ve never been disappointed with any production I’ve seen at the wonderful Finborough Theatre and now that the pub is re-opened, make sure you catch some of the summer lineup.   You can start in June with Hostage Song. “I’ve spent … Continue reading

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How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre May 6 – May 24th

From All Star Productions ” From the authors of Guys and Dolls comes one of the most delightfully irreverant musicals of all time.  A satire of big business and all its holds sacred.    It follows the rise of J. Pierrepont … Continue reading

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Shakespeare In Love opens in West End this summer

Tickets are on sale today for Shakespeare in Love.  The show is  based on the oscar  film and will premiere in the West End in July.  The cast has not yet been announced. From the theatre: “Promising young playwright Will … Continue reading

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King Lear at National Theatre January 2014, booking opens november 29th

Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale as King Lear which opens in January 2014. “An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, … Continue reading

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Immersive experience – Picture of Dorian Gray through September 28th

123 years after its publication, Alchemic Order presents The Picture of Dorian Gray in a 1773 Georgian townhouse in Greenwich, representing Dorian Gray’s 19th century Salon.  From Alchemic “You are invited on a journey through time, space and imagination, from … Continue reading

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Future Cinema will get you Dirty Dancing from Friday Aug 30th to September 1st

Future Cinema will bring you back to the Catskills,  Summer of ’63 in some secret outdoor venue somewhere in the East End. http://futurecinema.co.uk/tickets# Related articles Grab your watermelons: Future Cinema to stage Dirty Dancing at a secret East London location. … Continue reading

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Soldier’s Wives July 8th at Jermyn Street Theatre

On June 8th at the Jermyn Street Theatre my friend Cath Shipton stars in Soldier’s Wives which the the Telegraph gave 4 stars at the Edinburgh Fringe and  called “a quietly assured tour de force“.  Shipton portrays five women getting … Continue reading

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Armstrong’s War – August 2013 at Finborough Theatre

This fully staged workshop production (prior to its official World Premiere in October 2013 at the renowned Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada) is written by multi-award-winning former Canadian Playwright in Residence at the Finborough Theatre, Colleen Murphy. Armstrong’s War … Continue reading

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A Day In The Death of Joe Egg at the Rose Theatre Kingston through May 18th

At the Rose Theatre,  Stephen Unwin is directing Nichols’s  A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1967), which was the playwright’s semi-autobiographical account of his experience of having a seriously handicapped daughter who died at the age of 11.  … Continue reading

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Open air production of Julius Caesar June 26th-July 26th

Following the success of last year’s ‘As You Like It’, Iris Theatre returns to St Pauls’ Church, Covent Garden, with ‘Julius Caesar‘. “Set in the intimate gardens of this historic 17th century English church, this open-air production will take you … Continue reading

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The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle – Soho Theatre April 3rd -20th

Eric Argyle is having a bad Sunday. It’s late. He’s still in his pyjamas. A room full of people are staring at him. And he died at 11.42am, two days ago. An issue that people don’t seem all that receptive … Continue reading

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Rent at the The Tabard Theatre

From the Tabard “In its 20th anniversary year ‘Pindar Theatre Productions’ will be performing the Tony award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical ‘RENT’   Pindar Theatre Productions are a new professional company who are passionate about creating diverse and intense theatre … Continue reading

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Jumpers For Goalposts April 5 – 20th at Watford Palace Theatre

The critically acclaimed Kitchen Sink which was staged at the Bush Theatre, was on my short list of great plays in 2012.  The Director, Tom Wells, and some of the cast of that play are behind Jumpers for Goalposts opening … Continue reading

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Krister Henriksson in “Doktor Glas” at the Wyndham’s Theatre 16 April to 11 May 2013

Krister Henriksson, who is best know as Wallander in Henning Mankell’s widely praised Swedish TV series is making his West End debut in Doktor Glas, which transfers to London following its acclaimed run in Sweden. Doktor Glas tells the story … Continue reading

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Merrily We Roll Along Offer at The Harold Pinter Theatre, London – Ticket Offer

See Tickets is offering  Top Price £59.50 Seats reduced to £39.00 on performances of Merrily We Roll Along from May 2nd through June 1st. Merrily We Roll Along Offer at The Harold Pinter Theatre, London – See Tickets.

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Proof at Menier Chocolate Factory, March 14-April 27th

Proof, the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning play, is opening at the  Menier next month.  The play has a fantastic cast including Mariah Gale, who was excellent in Gruesome Playground Injuries which i saw this week at the Gate Theatre. … Continue reading

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How a show that first flops becomes a hit

Interesting read about  the art of revivals in the Guardian.  I’ve heard great things about Sondheim‘s Merrily We Roll Along which I’m going to see at the Menier Chocolate Factory next week, but also was aware that it was one … Continue reading

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The Living Room by Graham Greene at Jermyn Street Theatre March 2013

From the Jermyn Street Theatre:  “On the night of her mother’s funeral, Rose Pemberton does not join her Catholic family to say mass. She is in a hotel with Michael, a married psychology lecturer. Graham Greene‘s powerful and shocking play … Continue reading

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