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Macbeth leads March’s Top 10 new London shows

From Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams to a new epic and a lush romance. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here Advertisements

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Glengarry Glen Ross, Playhouse Theatre

David Mamet’s Pulitzer-winning play, which premiered at the National in 1983, in back in London in a star-studded, pugilistic revival from Sam Yates. Though kept firmly in period, it’s not hard to find skin-crawling contemporary parallels in Mamet’s exposure of … Continue reading

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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

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David Bowie’s LAZARUS leads November’s Top 10 new London shows

From the late great Bowie’s musical to Glenda Jackson’s Lear and Mark Rylance’s return. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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The End of Longing, Playhouse Theatre

Jack is an alcoholic. Stephanie is a whore. Joseph is stupid. Stevie is a broody neurotic. These identifiers are proudly proclaimed in the first minute of Matthew Perry’s debut play, but if you weren’t paying attention, fear not: they will … Continue reading

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Not quite a train wreck but Lohan’s inexperience shows

The onstage action in Lindsay Posner’s much-hyped revival of Speed-the-Plow can’t begin to compete with its offstage drama. Ever since tabloid target Lindsay Lohan’s casting was announced, people have been taking bets on her actually making it to the theatre, … Continue reading

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Speed-the-Plow

To do Mamet’s work justice, you must be able to deliver dialogue with the speed, skill and breathtaking bravura confidence of Usain Bolt. In Lindsay Posner’s much-hyped but frustratingly sluggish revival at the Playhouse Theatre, only one of three cast … Continue reading

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