Against, Almeida Theatre

The incident tent, the police tape: a sickeningly familiar sight, made fresh yet again by the tragic events of this week. But that very familiarity, and the tendency of one event to be swiftly superseded by another in the public consciousness, is a major issue tackled by Christopher Shinn’s ambitious new epic. What is at the root of violence, and if we never stop to address that, how can humanity ever hope for a better future?

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BWW Interview: Stars of The Band

AJ Bentley, Nick Carsberg, Yazdan Qafouri Isfahani, Curtis T Johns and Sario Watanabe-Soloman, who won TV talent show Let It Shine, discuss new Take That musical The Band.

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Apologia, Trafalgar Studios

Back in 2009, Alexi Kaye Campbell followed up his bold first play The Pride with Apologia, which takes the well-trodden path of a fraught family reunion where past grievances stalk the present. If more conventional, it’s still an enjoyable combination of big ideas, sharp comedy and a pervading sense of loss.

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Apologia leads August’s Top 10 new London shows

From a starry drama to musical revivals and family-friendly fun.

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Road, Royal Court

Thirty years on from its birth at the Royal Court, Jim Cartwright’s northern, working-class battle cry returns in a revival from John Tiffany which, though initially stodgy, has an accumulative and undeniable force.

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Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner

Covent Garden flower seller Peter Green on traditional trading and his Royal Warrant.

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Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner

Doorman Michael O’Dowdall talks history, weddings and afternoon tea at The Ritz.

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Movers and Shakers

Three leading practitioners discuss the thriving field of movement direction.

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BWW Interview: Emma Hatton

The actress discusses her starring roles in Wicked and Evita.

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ – The Musical, Menier Chocolate Factory

Britain’s most beloved diarist (give or take a Bridget Jones) comes to London in chamber musical form in a new adaptation created with the late Sue Townsend’s blessing. Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary’s version, tweaked since its premiere run in Leicester in 2015, should certainly prove popular with school holiday audiences, though a broader approach means parents may miss Townsend’s subtly genius brand of humour.

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