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Sylvia leads September’s Top 10 new London shows

From a new hip-hop history lesson to Pinter and Shakespeare. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here Advertisements

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Pericles, National Theatre

It’s a people’s revolution. For the very first time, a community cast takes the Olivier stage: around 200 non-professionals, led by a few actors, representing national diversity. And that’s no anaemic buzzword here, but real inclusion – assorted ages, sizes, … Continue reading

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Othello leads August’s Top 10 new London shows

From starry Shakespeare and a new musical to family entertainment. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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The Lehman Trilogy leads July’s Top 10 new London shows

From a new theatrical epic to Shakespeare and musical spoof. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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BWW Interview: Emily Lim talks Pericles

The director discusses the inaugural National Theatre’s Public Acts project: a 200-strong community production of Shakespeare’s Pericles. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Kiss Me, Kate, London Coliseum

Cole Porter’s 1948 love letter to showbiz is brilliantly served by Opera North’s big, bold and bawdy production – both soaringly romantic and packed with meta winks. A touring staple, Jo Davies’ detailed take (the revival helmed by Ed Goggin) beds down … Continue reading

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As You Like It/Hamlet, Shakespeare’s Globe

Michelle Terry’s first season as Artistic Director of the Globe will be carefully scrutinised. Emma Rice’s contentious exit raised important questions about the venue’s purpose, its balancing of tradition and innovation, new and returning audiences, and about how we engage … Continue reading

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Red leads May’s Top 10 new London shows

From meaty revivals to the open-air theatres opening their doors. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Macbeth, National Theatre

We begin and end with a grisly decapitation. And that’s rather the problem with this intermittently engaging Macbeth, which starts in the throes of some unspecified dystopian hellscape, and thus has nowhere to go. Read my full BroadwayWorld review here

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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

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