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Friday, December 8, 2017

This is wholesome, traditional, uplifting, entertaining and highly recommended

‘Between light and shadow, science and superstition, fear and knowledge is a dimension of imagination. An area we call the Twilight Zone.’

The play’s message to children that imagination can help transcend any situation is heartening.

Hampstead actor James Corrigan plays Mark Antony in Julius Caesar as part of the RSC’s Rome Season at the Barbican

The best family entertainment across north and east London this Christmas

The actor was a student at Wac Arts, where tutors launched a memorial fund in his name earlier this year

Whilst this is not a play loaded with a huge depth, it successfully captures a Machiavellian culture and as a piece of thumpingly entertaining satire, offers a sound, sound deal

Belsize Park actor Don Warrington talks about his latest role in David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross

Essential viewing at the Smithfield Meat Market, this play tells a harrowing tale of life after care

In her first season as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Ellen McDougall puts women centre-stage by choosing a modern-day Greek tragedy with a female character experiencing a full-throttle domestic crisis.

The Retreat stars Samuel Anderson, Adam Deacon and Jasmine Akram and runs until December 2

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Aladdin is at Sadler’s Wells October 31 – November 2. The triple bill of Arcadia, Le Baiser de la fée and ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café is November 3 – 4

It’s the 1950s and a New York hotel room is being occupied by Albert Einstein...

Hair’s themes are as potent now as they ever were: gender equality, lgbtqia rights, race equality and the threat of being dragged into a war nobody wants a part in. The first words you hear come from the mouth of Donald Trump. So yes, it is definitely still relevant.

Starring Martin Freeman, Tamsin Greig and Rachael Sterling

Mike Bartlett’s marital break-up thriller Doctor Foster has had the nation gripped these past weeks. Actress Victoria Hamilton tells Bridget Galton that his latest work is a Chekhovian play probing British identity in the wake of the Brexit vote

Producer Katy Lipson tells Zoe Paskett about the 50th anniversary production of Hair: The Musical and its legacy, and following in Sonia Friedman’s footsteps

“You can only despise your own voters for so long. They will judge you as you judge them, measure for measure.”

Actress and campaigner Natasha Langridge tells Bridget Galton why performing her monologue In Memory of Leaves on a barge at Camden Lock and Hackney Wick will focus minds on London’s social housing crisis

Shake-scene Shakespeare’s cue script The Merchant of Venice is almost as much of a surprise for the cast as for the audience - and it’s a thrill

Bridget Galton talks to actor Ian McDiarmid about playing vilified MP Enoch Powell and whether there might be a Star Wars spin off for his evil emperor Darth Sidious

If it bleeds it leads, the rather grisly saying goes in tabloid newsrooms.

A new play exploring how young transgender people come out to their parents and partners premieres at the Lion and Unicorn next month

Bridget Galton talks to Camden People’s Theatre’s Brian Logan about the venue’s latest festival of eclectic work celebrating trans and non-binary, Come As You Are

The moment Hampstead poet John Keats’ turned from medicine to verse is dramatised in an immersive play in a 200-year-old operating theatre.

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One of London’s most popular animal welfare charities rolled out the red carpet for glamorous guests and their beloved pet dogs as their annual fundraiser returned.

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Education editor James Scott speaks to Sarah Creasey about life as headteacher of Parliament Hill School.

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