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Top 10 Page to Stage Adaptations

From War Horse and Les Mis to Jane Eyre and 1984, here are 10 of the best theatrical translations. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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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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Fully Committed

If Chiltern Firehouse is any indication, power in our society lies not in bank balance, postcode or job title, but in being seen nibbling crab doughnuts at the hottest restaurant in town. Becky Mode’s merciless skewering of that particular ego … Continue reading

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Dark night of the soul

With David Suchet hanging up his waxed moustache, the best place to get your whodunit kicks is now the West End, either in form of genuine thriller The Woman in Black or glorious movie pastiche The 39 Steps. Adding to their number is … Continue reading

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The People Show 121

People Show is Britain’s longest surviving alternative theatre company, debuting in 1966, and the joy of their 121st outing is its unabashed, old-fashioned entertainment. This zany lampooning of the whodunit takes pot shots at everything from Agatha Christie and Taggart to Prime Suspect and … Continue reading

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Crime capers

People Show, the UK’s longest-running alternative theatre company, offer a wonderfully silly whodunit pastiche in their 121st outing. At the Old Red Lion Theatre The Swinging Sixties were the heyday of freethinking theatre troupe People Show, which burst onto the … Continue reading

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