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Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer, Hampstead Theatre

We’ve had Chess the musical; now, here’s Chess the play. Tom Morton-Smith, who has experience wrestling recent history into dramatic form with the acclaimed Oppenheimer, turns his attention to the 1972 World Chess Championship in Reykjavík, in which American challenger Bobby Fischer battled the Soviet Union’s Boris Spassky. … Continue reading

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Cyrano de Bergerac leads December’s Top 10 new London shows

From a starry revival to musical comedies and an incendiary Pulitzer winner. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Touching the Void, Duke of York’s Theatre

How can you possibly put Joe Simpson’s account of his hellish mountaineering accident on stage? Curiosity alone might well draw in viewers for this new adaptation, which premiered last year at Bristol Old Vic – swiftly followed by awe at … Continue reading

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The West End Frame Show

Had the great pleasure of joining theatre podcast The West End Frame Show as a guest co-host, discussing recent openings and news. Listen to it here!

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& Juliet leads November’s Top 10 new London shows

From highly anticipated musicals to mountaineering and Welsh apocalypse, here are some of this month’s most eye-catching openings. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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What to See in London This Christmas

Theatre inspiration for the festive season – from panto and musicals to comedy, circus and family shows. Read my full TodayTix article here

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Lungs, Old Vic

With Extinction Rebellion looming large in the capital, it’s canny programming to revive Duncan Macmillan’s 2011 play about a couple debating the merits of having a child – including fears about how introducing another person might impact the planet. The … Continue reading

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The Man in the White Suit, Wyndham’s Theatre

A hit comedy about a textile scientist? It might sound unlikely, but Ealing Studios’ 1951 sci-fi satire, starring Alec Guinness, was one of the most popular films of the year in Britain. Now, Sean Foley hopes to repeat its success with his … Continue reading

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Noises Off, Garrick Theatre

“Doors and sardines. Getting on, getting off. Getting the sardines on, getting the sardines off. That’s farce. That’s the theatre. That’s life.” Michael Frayn’s laugh-til-you-weep backstage comedy transfers from the Lyric Hammersmith (where it first appeared in 1982), and Jeremy Herrin’s superb revival has … Continue reading

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Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp., Royal Court

Caryl Churchill returns with a new quartet of shorts – and, at 81, she’s still one of the most daring, formally inventive and linguistically dexterous playwrights working today. There’s never any sense that her work could slide into another medium; … Continue reading

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