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Theatre in crisis: ‘British culture is world-beating – why leave us behind?’

The Government’s new jobs plan has been met with despair – and fury – from many in the arts world. “Theatre has been viable for thousands of years,” points out leading producer Sonia Friedman. “Yesterday’s announcement from the Chancellor that our industry is … Continue reading

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City of Angels leads March’s Top 10 new London shows

From a musical with old Hollywood glamour to starry Chekhov and Coward. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Rags: The Musical, Park Theatre

“Take our country back!” is the rallying cry of the self-identified “real” Americans gathered to protest the arrival of immigrants. It could be a contemporary Trump rally – or, indeed, the nastier side of current British political discourse – but in fact this scene … Continue reading

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Amadeus leads October’s Top 10 new London shows

From Shaffer and Stoppard revivals to new musicals and Tony Kushner’s latest. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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BWW Interview: Ian Hallard

The actor discusses working with husband Mark Gatiss on the revival of The Boys in the Band at Park Theatre. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Yerma, Young Vic

Australian theatre’s ‘enfant terrible’ Simon Stone, whose 2014 version of Ibsen’s The Wild Duck at the Barbican memorably starred a live duck, has returned to take on Lorca’s 1934 “tragic poem”. If some of the elemental lyricism has been lost … Continue reading

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Some Girl(s), Park Theatre

Neil LaBute’s exercise in self-flagellation, first seen in 2005 and adapted for film in 2013, offers his familiar misanthropic take on the battle of the sexes. This one concerns Guy (Charles Dorfman), engaged to be married and embarking on a … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child leads July’s Top 10 new London shows

From a magical mega-hit and eye-catching musical revivals to plays with strong social resonance. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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The Quiet House, Park Theatre

Infertility affects one in six couples, but it’s still something of a taboo subject. Gareth Farr’s new play throws welcome light on the challenges of conception, and is accompanied by a Fertility Fest that brings together artists and medical experts … Continue reading

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The Patriotic Traitor, Park Theatre

Theatregoers suffering from First World War fatigue may want to pass on Jonathan Lynn’s merely competent historical drama about two mythic figures: Charles de Gaulle and Philippe Pétain. It’s a fascinating subject – de Gaulle had his former mentor tried … Continue reading

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