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BWW Interview: Nicholas Hytner

The former Artistic Director of the National Theatre discusses memoir Balancing Acts, and his new Bridge Theatre. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here Advertisements

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Top 10 Plays Set In School

Education, education, education – it’s an inescapable topic in theatre. Recent years have seen Future Conditional (kicking off Matthew Warchus’s Old Vic tenure), Matilda the Musical, The Brink, Kin, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, and, of course, Harry Potter and … Continue reading

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A computer-generated musical leads this week’s Top 10 new London shows

From a futuristic creative process to Alan Bennett and tabletop Shakespeare, here are some of this week’s most eye-catching openings. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Ten great plays within plays

To coincide with the opening of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good at the National Theatre, here are 10 great examples of the play-within-a-play, from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Kyd’s Spanish Tragedy to groundbreaking work from Stoppard, Pirandello, Weiss and Brecht. Read my full National Theatre article here

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The messiness and painfulness of love examined

“What’s a night between friends?” That’s the question posed by this incisive study of desire and deception when it transpires the eponymous Reg – personifying Dionysian chaos and carnal abandon – has captured any number of hearts and loins. Reg … Continue reading

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