Tag Archives: national theatre

The Starry Messenger leads May’s Top 10 new London shows

From timely plays to the beginning of open-air theatre season. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here Advertisements

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Top Girls, National Theatre

Caryl Churchill’s ground-breaking 1982 work comes to the National for the first time – and, also a first, with a full cast rather than actors doubling up, as the playwright had originally intended. It adds to the expansive feel of Lyndsey … Continue reading

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All My Sons leads April’s Top 10 new London shows

From Arthur Miller and Caryl Churchill to Don Quixote and zombie gore. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Downstate, National Theatre

Pulitzer-winner Bruce Norris once again challenges audiences with a play built around a difficult topic – in this case, asking whether paedophiles are irredeemable, how they should be punished, the distinction between justice and vengeance, and whether an empathetic response … Continue reading

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CD Review: Follies, National Theatre cast recording

The National Theatre’s Follies (currently enjoying a well-deserved encore run) is something of a musical theatre miracle. Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s 1971 show has endured almost as much existential angst as its characters, endlessly chopped and changed, but Dominic Cooke’s production – appropriately enough – … Continue reading

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Betrayal leads March’s Top 10 new London shows

From a starry Pinter and tasty musical treat to a portrait of grief. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Follies, National Theatre

This is a golden age of London Sondheim revivals, with Marianne Elliott’s thrilling Company still playing in the West End, and Dominic Cooke’s Follies getting a hugely welcome second run at the National – both testament to a director’s transformative vision. A few key cast changes add extra … Continue reading

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Come From Away leads February’s Top 10 new London shows

From a hit Canadian musical to showbiz satire and a classic sitcom reborn. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, National Theatre

Step away from the returns queue. The rare presence of Hollywood star Cate Blanchett on a London stage has caused a box office frenzy, but sadly this would-be provocative vehicle – Martin Crimp’s loose variations on Samuel Richardson’s 1740 proto-novel Pamela, … Continue reading

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Peanuts, Widows, mime and romantic cinemas

Welcome to the new and improved double MoveTo Town and Country Arts section! January highlights include: Exhibition Somerset House celebrates the enduring influence of Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang Film Steve McQueen provides thought-provoking genre thrills in Widows Theatre Natasha Gordon’s family drama Nine … Continue reading

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