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Emilia, Vaudeville Theatre

“We are only as powerful as the stories we tell.” So proclaims poet and activist Emilia Bassano, as she wrestles back her own story in Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s 2018 Globe hit – its raw, feminist, revolutionary power just as potent … Continue reading

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Betrayal leads March’s Top 10 new London shows

From a starry Pinter and tasty musical treat to a portrait of grief. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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True West leads December’s Top 10 new London shows

From a starry revival to new plays and the return of a modern classic. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Measure for Measure, Donmar Warehouse

It’s a #MeToo-era Measure for Measure over at the Donmar, with Josie Rourke conducting a fascinating experiment: abridging Shakespeare’s problem play to just over an hour and running it twice, once in period, once in modern dress. And with the … Continue reading

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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

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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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