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REVIEW: The Tempest at the Waterloo East Theatre

Sarah Redmond's production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, currently playing at the Waterloo East Theatre, provides a masterclass in theatrical storytelling. With brilliant acting across the board, it's a production that makes Shakespearean comedy actually funny to a modern audience, drawing absurdity out of script and...

NEWS: The Nether Gets a West End Transfer in 2015

Following a sold-out run at the Royal Court Theatre, Jennifer Haley’s critically-acclaimed, multi-award-winning play The Nether transfers to London’s Duke of York’s Theatre for a limited 12-week run. The Nether offers complete freedom – a new virtual wonderland providing total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose...

REVIEW: Here Lies Love at the National Theatre

Imelda Marcos is a name that might not be all that familiar to those of us who, embarrassingly, are less well acquainted with modern Asian history. But it’s a name that we should know; and what better way to find out about her, than through...

NEWS: Avenue Q Tour to Return in 2015 – 16

A smash hit on Broadway, in the West End and most recently in a critically-acclaimed 2014 UK Tour, award-winning comedy musical Avenue Q will return in 2015 and 2016, bringing a host of fuzzy friends to theatres across the country from Wednesday 22 April 2015,...

NEWS: Twickenham Theatre to Close Just Days After the End of Sold-Out Sweeney Todd

London’s newest fringe theatre is closing after staging one of the most acclaimed productions of a Stephen Sondheim musical in recent times.   Sweeney Todd played its final sold-out performance of an extended opening season just yesterday at the 100-seat Twickenham Theatre in West London. Today, Executive Director,...

LOOK AHEAD: Here Lies Love Coming at the National Theatre

Concept and lyrics: David Byrne Music: David Byrne and Fatboy Slim Additional Music: Tom Gandey and J Pardo Director: Alex Timbers Choreography: Annie-B Parson Set design: David Korins Costume design: Clint Ramos Lighting: Justin Townsend Projection design: Peter Nigrin Sound: M. L. Dogg and Cody Spencer Music supervisor: Kimberly Grigsby Collaborating music producer: Justin Levine Music editor:...

REVIEW: Into the Woods at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre

Into the Woods at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre is the most wonderful demonstration that a show doesn't have to have a big budget to have a big impact. Hidden away above a pub in north east London, is a production that's as funny...

REVIEW: Damn Yankees at The Landor Theatre

Long-suffering sports fans- and long-suffering sports widows/widowers – everywhere will empathise entirely with middle-aged estate agent Joe Boyd and his wife. For “Six Months Out of Every Year,” she loses him to his beloved Washington Senators baseball team, an armchair spectator glued to the screen...

OPENING NIGHT: Into the Woods at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre

Tonight sees the first performance of All Star Productions' Into the Woods at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre. The musical by Sondheim will play from 7th to 31st October 2014. Director/ Musical Staging: Tim McArthur Musical Director: Aaron Clingham Design: Gregor Donnelly Lighting Design: Chris Withers Casting:...