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Ben Hur, Tricycle Theatre

Hollywood took 365 speaking parts, 50,000 extras and 78 horses to tell this epic tale in 1959; here at the Tricycle, it’s a cast of four and some enterprising puppet work. Playwright Patrick Barlow, following up global hit The 39 Steps, … Continue reading

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Rudy’s Rare Records

Following a deluge of film-to-stage transfers, Rudy’s Rare Records takes a more unusual route from Radio 4 sitcom to semi-musical theatre. The cosy formula remains intact – creaking plot mechanics more apparent in a meandering two and a half hours … Continue reading

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War horses, Mother’s Day, portraiture and hip hop

In my Compass magazine Arts pages this month: Visit a special exhibition commemorating the role of horses in the First World War Celebrate Mother’s Day with the National Trust Catch a world-renowned Russian ballet company’s Giselle Take a Hip Hop Festival rap masterclass Enjoy … Continue reading

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