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Monday, February 12, 2018

Playwright Tom Stutchfield tells the packed audience that the play is based on his discovery of correspondence written by his great grandfather, Spencer

Bridget Galton enjoys a comedy about heartless money hungry private equity fund managers featuring a sharp performance by Hayley Atwell

What if you are Vienna’s official court composer and a disrespectful upstart arrives, seduces your star pupil, blows raspberries at authority and makes your best work sound mediocre?

Since the play’s first outing, representations of the East End have become two-a-penny in mainstream popular culture but director Jessica Lazar doesn’t shy away from tropes that play up caricature and nostalgia

On February 2-3 . the annual festival returns, showcasing the best in dance this year

Sheldon Harnick is best known for penning the lyrics to Fiddler on the Roof, but the 93-year-old collaborated with composer Jerry Bock on another Broadway musical about a Jewish family with five offspring

Flexible fleas, amazing ants. and a trio of clownish insects, who spar, fall in love and play pranks on each other, and us

For pure spectacle, and immersion in an alternative dreamlike theatrical world, it’s hard to beat

Imelda Staunton and Derek Jacobi are also at the Kilburn High Road venue to fundraise towards the renovation project

Richard Jones delivers a hypnotic production. It’s very much an ensemble effort as a cast of nine actors present storylines in the show’s trade-mark heightened style

At times it was impossible to hear the dialogue as members of the audience were crying with laughter

Cell Mates, the spy story famous for its star Stephen Fry vanishing mid-run, gets its first revival since 1995 at Hampstead Theatre

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...

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Melange, with locations in Barnet and Crouch End, has opened a third in Belsize Park. Here co-owner Justina Markauskaite talks about removing the borders between cuisines and why they put family at the centre of everything they do

Less is More, a group exhibition at the Daniel Raphael Gallery will feature emerging artists from England, Italy, France and the Czech Republic, from January 24 to February 16.

For people who suffer with feet problems, it is often difficult to find footwear that is both comfortable and stylish. There is a shop in the West End dedicated to changing that.

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