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Blogs: Is Ivo van Hove’s Roman Tragedies the most significant piece of theatre in Britain in a decade? 

23 Mar 17

Toneelgroep’s six-hour adaptation of three of Shakespeare’s tragedies returned to the Barbican this month…


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Features: From Roman Tragedies to Jude Law: A brief history of Ivo van Hove’s Toneelgroep 

14 Mar 17

As Ivo van Hove’s Dutch company begin their residency at the Barbican, here’s a few facts you may not have known about the company and its past work…


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Review: Review: Patience (Hackney Empire and tour) 

9 Mar 17

Top-notch Gilbert and Sullivan from English Touring Opera provides irresistible fun…


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Theatre News: Nick Giles announces final season at Shoreditch Town Hall 

9 Mar 17

Giles has announced he will be stepping down as director of the theatre…


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Photos: David Tennant, Roger Allam and more at Limehouse opening night 

9 Mar 17

The politicians of which the play is about were also in attendance at the Donmar…


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Review: Review: Limehouse (Donmar Warehouse) 

9 Mar 17

Roger Allam leads the cast of Steve Waters’ new play about the formation of the Social Democratic Party…


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Theatre News: Casting announced for world premiere of Emma Donoghue’s Room 

7 Mar 17

Donoghue’s adaptation of her own novel will open at Theatre Royal Stratford East…


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Review: Review: Tosca (Hackney Empire and tour) 

5 Mar 17

An uneven new production of Puccini’s popular shocker heads out on tour…


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Theatre News: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jude Law and more pay tribute to the Barbican on 35th birthday 

3 Mar 17

The theatre has launched a digital collection celebrating its pioneering shows of the last 35 years…


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Theatre News: Nick Giles steps down from Shoreditch Town Hall 

2 Mar 17

The artistic director has announced he will leave the post after five and a half years…


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Theatre News: Greg Hicks to play Richard III in new Arcola Theatre season 

1 Mar 17

The venue has also announced new adaptations from Neil Bartlett and Yellow Earth…


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Review: Review: Killer (Shoreditch Town Hall) 

28 Feb 17

A brand new series of monologues by Philip Ridley which mostly take place in complete darkness…


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Theatre News: Exclusive: Full cast announced for The Treatment at the Almeida 

24 Feb 17

Lyndsey Turner returns to the Islington venue to direct the first London revival of Crimp’s satire in 24 years…


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Theatre News: New musical development organisation announces partnership with Theatre Royal Stratford East 

21 Feb 17

In its inaugural year, the New Musical Development Collective will be hosted at the east London theatre…


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Review: Review: Richard III (Schaubuhne, Barbican Theatre) 

17 Feb 17

Thomas Ostermeier’s German production of Shakespeare’s dark play is an intense rocket ride over two and a half hours…


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Review: Review: The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

9 Feb 17

Kirsten Childs’ poppy musical gets its European premiere…


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Review: Review: The House of Bernarda Alba (Manchester Royal Exchange) 

8 Feb 17

Lorca’s play is staged by Graeae artistic director Jenny Sealey…


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Video: In rehearsals with The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin 

6 Feb 17

Kirsten Childs’ musical gets its London premiere at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East…


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Review: Review: The Pitchfork Disney (Shoreditch Town Hall) 

3 Feb 17

Jamie Lloyd directs an immersive version of Philip Ridley’s play…


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Theatre News: Kerry Michael steps down as artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East 

3 Feb 17

Michael will leave the theatre at the end of 2017…


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Theatre News: Roger Allam cast in Limehouse at the Donmar Warehouse 

20 Jan 17

The play is about a group of politicians who broke away from the Labour party in the ’80s…


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Review: Review: Blak Whyte Gray (Barbican) 

16 Jan 17

Boy Blue Entertainment bring a new triple bill of dance to the Barbican…


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Theatre News: Susie McKenna steps down as Hackney Empire creative director 

9 Jan 17

The writer, director and actor will continue at the venue as executive creative producer…


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Review: Review: Dick Whittington (Birmingham Hippodrome) 

23 Dec 16

John Barrowman stars as the titular role in this year’s pantomime in Brum…


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Theatre News: London Palladium announces 2017 pantomime 

23 Dec 16

Dick Whittington will run at the theatre from December…


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Theatre News: Cast announced for The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin 

16 Dec 16

Kirsten Childs’ musical will open at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in February…


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Review: Review: Dick Whittington (New Wimbledon Theatre) 

14 Dec 16

Arlene Phillips stars as Fairy Bowbells in this year’s panto in Wimbledon…


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Photos: First look at Jude Law in Obsession at the Barbican 

12 Dec 16

The actor returns to the stage in a lead role for the first time since Henry V at the Donmar…


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Review: Review: Sinbad the Sailor (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

12 Dec 16

Kerry Michael directs Stratford East’s annual pantomime…


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Theatre News: Arcola Theatre announces new Russian season 

8 Dec 16

The east London Theatre will stage a play by Maxim Gorky as well as the world premiere of a play by Oladipo Agboluaje…


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Features: Ten things you need to make a pantomime actually good 

6 Dec 16

Artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East Kerry Michael is a veteran at pantomimes.


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Theatre News: Jamie Lloyd to direct immersive Philip Ridley plays at Shoreditch Town Hall 

2 Dec 16

The director will stage the pieces in the basement spaces at the east London venue…


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Review: Review: Sleeping Beauty (Hackney Empire) 

2 Dec 16

The annual Hackney Empire pantomime stars Sharon D Clarke and Alexia Khadime…


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Theatre News: World premiere of Jane Austen’s Persuasion to open at Manchester Royal Exchange 

1 Dec 16

Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre reveals programming for Spring and Summer 2017…


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Theatre News: Clive Judd appointed artistic director of Old Red Lion in 2017 

14 Nov 16

Judd replaces Stewart Pringle at the Islington venue…


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Interviews: 5 minutes with: Daniel Rigby – ‘You can’t be in a bad mood when you’re working with the Teletubbies’ 

4 Nov 16

The actor playing Alan Turing in the Manchester Royal Exchange’s revival of Breaking the Code explains what it was like being the face of BT, why comedy is his thing and what it’s like narrating the Teletubbies…


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Review: Review: The Hotel Cerise (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

26 Oct 16

Bonnie Greer’s new play is a modern re-telling of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard…


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Review: Review: Xerxes (Hackney Empire and tour) 

10 Oct 16

ETO revives its WWII airbase production of Handel’s popular opera…


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Review: Review: Xerxes (Hackney Empire and tour) 

9 Oct 16

ETO revives its WWII airbase production of Handel’s popular opera…


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Interviews: 5 minutes with Ballet Black founder Cassa Pancho: ‘Dancers were put off by being the only black face’ 

7 Oct 16

The artistic director of the ballet company talks about trying to make classical dance more diverse, their current tour and next year’s bill at the Barbican…


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Theatre News: Arcola Theatre announces new season 

4 Oct 16

The east London theatre will stage a new play by David Greig…


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Theatre News: Alexia Khadime and Sharon D Clarke to star in Sleeping Beauty at Hackney Empire 

4 Oct 16

Full casting for Hackney Empire’s pantomime has been announced…


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Theatre News: Barbican announces new theatre and dance season 

3 Oct 16

The season includes Robert Lepage’s autobiographical 887 and three productions directed by Ivo van Hove…


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Theatre News: Cast announced for The Island Nation 

28 Sep 16

Ice Fire’s production will open at the Arcola Theatre in October…


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Theatre News: Alan Turing play to be revived at Manchester Royal Exchange 

28 Sep 16

The cast for Hugh Whitemore’s play about the Bletchley code breaker has also been announced…


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Review: Review: Party Trap (Shoreditch Town Hall) 

16 Sep 16

Ross Sutherland’s latest play is a sharp satire on the establishment…


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Photos: First look: Maxine Peake in A Streetcar Named Desire 

13 Sep 16

Tennessee Williams’ classic play opens at the Royal Exchange in Manchester tonight…


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Theatre News: EastEnders’ Ellen Thomas cast in world premiere of new Bonnie Greer play 

12 Sep 16

The Hotel Cerise will open at Theatre Royal Stratford East…


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Interviews: 5 minutes with: Ben Batt – ‘If I hadn’t broken my leg, I may not have become an actor’ 

7 Sep 16

We chat to the Shameless actor who will be playing Stanley in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire opposite Maxine Peake at Royal Exchange, Manchester…


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Review: Review: Counting Stars (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

2 Sep 16

Atiha Sen Gupta’s play opens your eyes to some truths about nightclub toilet attendants…







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