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BWW Interview: Fenella Woolgar

The actress discusses The Slaves of Solitude, the stage adaptation of Patrick Hamilton’s novel, at Hampstead Theatre. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Labour of Love leads October’s Top 10 new London shows

From James Graham’s political drama to immersive Agatha Christie and the unveiling of a new venue. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Take Five! Spend your tea break with Zoe Wanamaker

As Elegy opens at Donmar Warehouse, here are five of Zoe Wanamaker’s indelible performances. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Dark night of the soul

With David Suchet hanging up his waxed moustache, the best place to get your whodunit kicks is now the West End, either in form of genuine thriller The Woman in Black or glorious movie pastiche The 39 Steps. Adding to their number is … Continue reading

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The People Show 121

People Show is Britain’s longest surviving alternative theatre company, debuting in 1966, and the joy of their 121st outing is its unabashed, old-fashioned entertainment. This zany lampooning of the whodunit takes pot shots at everything from Agatha Christie and Taggart to Prime Suspect and … Continue reading

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Crime capers

People Show, the UK’s longest-running alternative theatre company, offer a wonderfully silly whodunit pastiche in their 121st outing. At the Old Red Lion Theatre The Swinging Sixties were the heyday of freethinking theatre troupe People Show, which burst onto the … Continue reading

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Sweet as strychnine

“What kind of people read detective stories and why?” asks Agatha Christie in her seminal essay Detective Writers in England. The Queen of Crime concludes that our love of whodunits stems from the fact that “the reader can have all the … Continue reading

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The Queen and I

Peter Morgan’s The Audience may be a retrospective, but it also boasts several witty up-to-the-minute additions, from the Pope’s defection to the grim march to world domination of the irrepressible ‘Gangnam Style’. Notably absent is any reaction to Hilary Mantel’s much-debated views on … Continue reading

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