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Top Christmas picks for London theatre

Christmas is upon us, and the capital, as usual, is serving up a veritable feast of festive offerings. Here are some of London’s finest… Read my full BroadwayWorld article here Advertisements

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BWW Interview: Daniel Boys and Simon Lipkin

The actors discuss the new musical version of family film Nativity!, now touring the UK. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Young Marx, Bridge Theatre

Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr’s enterprise is certainly an historic one: The Bridge is London’s first new wholly commercial theatre in 80 years. If its opening play isn’t the same landmark work, it’s nevertheless an auspicious start to a promising … Continue reading

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Albion, Almeida Theatre

The urge to present state-of-the-nation plays following the Brexit vote is understandable, even vital, but has produced decidedly mixed results. Thankfully, Mike Bartlett’s empathetic Chekhovian response is a real winner: rich in loamy metaphor, yes, but also a gripping family drama … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Susan Stroman

The director and choreographer discusses bringing musical Young Frankenstein to London. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BWW Interview: Sally Cookson

The director discusses her adaptation of Jane Eyre, which is returning to the National Theatre. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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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 … Continue reading

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Apologia leads August’s Top 10 new London shows

From a starry drama to musical revivals and family-friendly fun. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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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 … Continue reading

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Mosquitoes, National Theatre

In the immediate, heartbroken aftermath of the EU Referendum, I had some very uncharitable thoughts about the right to vote. Perhaps it should involve some kind of IQ test, or at least a demonstrable ability to tell the difference between … Continue reading

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