Tag Archives: politics

Hamilton: The Ultimate Guide

Hamilton finally makes its UK debut at the Victoria Palace Theatre tomorrow night. Need a quick primer on the musical phenomenon? Here’s the lowdown… Read my full BroadwayWorld article here Advertisements

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Network, National Theatre

News as showbiz, entire networks and even a reality TV President fuelled by articulating popular rage, and gradual corporate dehumanisation: we are now living Paddy Chayefsky’s satirical dystopia. Lee Hall’s astute adaptation recognises that the 1976 movie needs little updating … Continue reading

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Young Marx, Bridge Theatre

Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr’s enterprise is certainly an historic one: The Bridge is London’s first new wholly commercial theatre in 80 years. If its opening play isn’t the same landmark work, it’s nevertheless an auspicious start to a promising … Continue reading

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Labour of Love, Noel Coward Theatre

With This House enjoying an acclaimed revival last year, and Almeida hit Ink now situated just metres away from new offering Labour of Love on St Martin’s Lane, the West End currently belongs to the fantastically prolific playwright James Graham. Read my full BroadwayWorld review here

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Labour of Love leads October’s Top 10 new London shows

From James Graham’s political drama to immersive Agatha Christie and the unveiling of a new venue. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Apologia, Trafalgar Studios

Back in 2009, Alexi Kaye Campbell followed up his bold first play The Pride with Apologia, which takes the well-trodden path of a fraught family reunion where past grievances stalk the present. If more conventional, it’s still an enjoyable combination of big ideas, sharp … Continue reading

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Apologia leads August’s Top 10 new London shows

From a starry drama to musical revivals and family-friendly fun. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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BWW Interview: Freema Agyeman

The actress talks Doctor Who, Sense8 and making her West End debut in Apologia. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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The Political Is Personal: THE GREAT COMET and SWEAT

In this febrile climate, do we want societal critique from our theatre or pure escapism? As I experienced when I recently swapped BroadwayWorld UK Editor duties for a New York trip, both theatrical regions are currently just as charged by … Continue reading

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Love in Idleness, Menier Chocolate Factory

In 1944, Terence Rattigan substantially revised Less Than Kind at the behest of star theatrical couple the Lunts; the result was the less political, more overtly comic play Love in Idleness. Now, Trevor Nunn, inspired by Dan Rebellato’s introduction in … Continue reading

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