Author Archives: mkmswain

No laughing matter: The challenges of reviewing comedy

BroadwayWorld reviewers share their thoughts. Read the full article here Advertisements

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Travelling to London’s South Bank: Transport and Navigation Tips

Advice on travelling to theatres in and around the South Bank, including the National and Shakespeare’s Globe. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Death of a Salesman, Young Vic

Seventy years on from its Broadway opening, Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell present Arthur Miller’s masterpiece afresh in an inspired, shattering revival. One key change – making the 1940s Loman family African-American – gives the play a whole new texture, while retaining its searing condemnation … Continue reading

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London’s best pre-theatre outdoor places to eat and drink

In honour of our recent sunny spell, hopefully the first of many as we head into summer, here are some of London’s finest pre-theatre outdoor eating and drinking options. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Creative energy

Strictly Come Dancing pro Oti Mabuse discusses making her musical theatre choreography debut with Ain’t Misbehavin’. Read my full Dancing Times interview here

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Rosmersholm, Duke of York’s Theatre

As politicians and pundits dissect the local election results, Duncan Macmillan serves up a blistering new adaptation of an 1886 work that feels eerily like a 2019 commentary. Move over, James Graham – it turns out Ibsen has supplied the … Continue reading

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Small Island, National Theatre

The 2004 prize-winning novel by Andrea Levy, who sadly passed away earlier this year, has been beautifully translated to stage by adaptor Helen Edmundson and NT head honcho Rufus Norris, using thrilling theatrical solutions to honour Levy’s epic – and still urgent – … Continue reading

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Man of La Mancha, London Coliseum

English National Opera continues its run of semi-staged musicals, in commercial collaboration with Grade Linnit, with a revival of this vintage oddity. Mind, commercial might be a stretch, as Dale Wasserman, Joe Darion and Mitch Leigh’s 1965 work – it quickly transpires … Continue reading

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Where to see celebrities onstage in London

The best starry shows, from Fleabag‘s sexy priest Andrew Scott in Present Laughter to Gwendoline Christie AKA Brienne of Tarth in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Read my full TodayTix article here

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The Starry Messenger leads May’s Top 10 new London shows

From timely plays to the beginning of open-air theatre season. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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