Tag Archives: Stoppard

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? leads February’s Top 10 new London shows

From a major Albee revival to starry Shakespeare and a steamy musical. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Travesties, Menier Chocolate Factory

Wilde, Joyce, Shakespeare, Lenin, memory, the morality of war, social systems, and the meaning and purpose of art: Stoppard’s dazzlingly intellectual 1974 play really is a life, the universe and everything affair. Thankfully, Patrick Marber’s fleet-footed revival is equally attuned … Continue reading

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Amadeus leads October’s Top 10 new London shows

From Shaffer and Stoppard revivals to new musicals and Tony Kushner’s latest. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Hapgood, Hampstead Theatre

Almost 30 years after its frostily received premiere, Stoppard’s spy drama has come in from the cold. Howard Davies’ slick Hampstead revival brings clarity to the initially bewildering combination of physics, philosophy and postmodern Le Carré romp, creating a production … Continue reading

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Ten great plays within plays

To coincide with the opening of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good at the National Theatre, here are 10 great examples of the play-within-a-play, from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Kyd’s Spanish Tragedy to groundbreaking work from Stoppard, Pirandello, Weiss and Brecht. Read my full National Theatre article here

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