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BWW Interview: Mark Quartley

The actor talks motion capture in the RSC’s The Tempest. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here Advertisements

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Ten great plays set in summer

To coincide with the opening of Three Days in The Country, Patrick Marber’s new adaption of Turgenev, I’ve rounded up 10 other great plays set in the summer, from bucolic romance and adolescent yearning to fiery conflict and family combustion. Read my … Continue reading

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An Oak Tree, National Theatre

The play I have just seen is not the play you will see. Of course, one of the draws of live performance is that no two nights are the same, but that idea is taken to a mesmerising extreme in … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week

With big drama on stage and television, from Death of a Salesman to the latest Scandi must-watch, there are no austerity measures in theartsdesk’s coverage. Read my full newsletter here

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The House That Will Not Stand, Tricycle Theatre

Bigger is better in the Tricycle’s latest piece of reclaimed black history. African-American writer Marcus Gardley’s stimulating play, which transports Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba to 1836 New Orleans and a significant shift in the evolving racial hierarchy, begins … Continue reading

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Austen’s ring, literary festival, War Horse and half-term help

In my Compass magazine Arts pages this month, Jane Austen’s ring returns home after a £152,450 campaign, Purbeck Literary Festival debuts, and there’s cultural half-term help in the form of Castle Quest, LEGO models and Bugsy Malone, plus my pick of February’s top … Continue reading

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