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Follies leads September’s Top 10 new London shows

From starry Sondheim to political plays and the return of Florian Zeller. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here Advertisements

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Waiting for Waiting for Godot, St James Theatre

The show must go on. And on. Even for the understudies trapped in theatrical purgatory, forever waiting for their chance to perform. So far so Beckett? That’s the premise of American playwright Dave Hanson’s affectionate absurdist parody, offering a lighter … Continue reading

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A poignant take on a post-apocalytic world

The Sydney Theatre Company team had an appropriately Beckettian experience while mounting this new production: the first few weeks of rehearsal were spent waiting for a director who never appeared. Company director Andrew Upton eventually took over from absent Tamás … Continue reading

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Waiting for Godot, Barbican

In a peculiarly Beckettian development, the creative team of this Sydney Theatre Company production spent several weeks of rehearsal waiting not for Godot, but for their director. Tamás Ascher – who spotted the casting potential of Uncle Vanya co-stars Hugo … Continue reading

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Lippy, Young Vic

How do we respond to a tragedy of infinite mystery? We investigate, we speculate, and we seek to impose meaning, to produce a story that safely contains unfathomable horror. However, those hoping for such reassurance via a traditional theatrical narrative … Continue reading

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Strange tale of odd couple is ambitious but elusive work

Robert Holman’s influence is evident in the work of a number of today’s leading playwrights, and his talent for uncovering the arresting in the ordinary is encapsulated by the memorably strange Jonah and Otto, which premiered at Manchester’s Royal Exchange … Continue reading

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