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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 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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Clarion, Arcola Theatre

“Fury Over Sharia Law For Toddlers!” No, not a prime example of spoof headline generator Daily Mail-o-matic, but the latest piece of fantastical scaremongering from the Clarion, a 125-year-old (semi-)fictional rag that’s upped sales by splashing on immigration every day … Continue reading

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Made in Dagenham, Adelphi Theatre

Labour disputes has proved a fruitful West End topic, from Billy Elliot and The Full Monty to The Pyjama Game, and this new addition is keen to follow in their picket-lined footsteps. It has strong creative pedigree, too, with a … Continue reading

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Dourly funny insight into grind of factory life

This is the year of Richard Bean. The One Man, Two Guvnors creator is undergoing a renaissance, with 2014 boasting Pitcairn at the Globe, the National’s Great Britain and West End musical Made in Dagenham. Toast, transporting us to the … Continue reading

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And now for something completely brilliant

Terry Gilliam directs operas. Terry Jones writes children’s books. And Michael Palin is that nice man who does the travel programmes on the BBC. Enfant terribles? Not exactly. Yet somehow, 40 years on, this virtuoso comedy collective has retained its … Continue reading

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