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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie leads November’s Top 10 new London shows

From a new British musical to starry Mamet and cheeky burlesque. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here Advertisements

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Nominations are now open for the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards! We’ve set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favourites. Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open until 29 September. Read the full BroadwayWorld article … Continue reading

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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

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Amadeus, National Theatre

Jealousy stalks this seminal work by the late Peter Shaffer, making a triumphant return to the theatre where it debuted in 1979. Court composer Salieri is cursed with just enough musical appreciation to realise how mediocre his efforts are in … Continue reading

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LET THERE BE LIGHT: Paule Constable

The latest instalment in our series showcasing Britain’s best lighting designers focuses on the four-time Olivier and two-time Tony Award winner Paule Constable. She’s worked on numerous landmark theatrical productions, including The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, … Continue reading

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LET THERE BE LIGHT: Lighting Designer James Farncombe Talks Opera, LED and Experimentation

Our new series, LET THERE BE LIGHT, focuses on some of Britain’s best theatrical lightning designers. First up is James Farncombe, whose projects range from plays at venues like the Royal Court, Young Vic and Donmar Warehouse to a variety … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week

Oscar-winning Son of Saul, Nick Payne’s latest play and Line of Duty reaches its nail-biting climax. Read my full theartsdesk newsletter here

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Pick of the Week

A new Coen caper, Hermione’s directing debut, ENO’s strike battle, and revolution in the music industry. Read my full theartsdesk newsletter here

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Pick of the Week

In a busy week on theartsdesk Maggie Smith hits the big screen, London Jazz Festival, Dawn French, Derren Brown and four-person Ben Hur. Read my full theartsdesk newsletter here

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Moderate Soprano is a moderate success

Following Farinelli and the King, here’s another gently aimless drama about opera and – more circuitously – the inestimable value of art. David Hare takes us back to 1934 and the birth of Glyndebourne, with Rae Smith’s design illustrating its … Continue reading

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