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Friday, October 13, 2017

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.

A 1979 television comedy-drama about a group of people trying to pass The Knowledge has been adapted for the stage by Simon Block, and is directed by Maureen Lipman

Winner of the 2016 OffWestEnd best production award, Daniel Goldman’s taut revival stirs up age-old Freudian theories with a startling take on the limitations of creative license.

Against at the Almeida follows a Silicon Valley billionaire as he tries to change society’s attitudes towards violence

Anyone wishing for a roller coaster emotional ride at the Camden Fringe need go no further than the true life tale of a teenager who killed her sister in an alcohol-related drink/driving accident.

Three members of the same family talk about their revamped version of Hamlet coming to the Park Theatre

Watch one of the Bard’s best-loved plays in the beautiful setting of Lauderdale House

The Camden Town dancer is taking over the role from Miranda Hart in September

Muswell Hill’s Edgar-Jones is in The Reluctant Fundamentalist, based on Mohsin Hamid’s Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel

Primrose Hill burlesque star Kitty Bang Bang tells BRIDGET GALTON why she’s never bored of Vaudeville

Conor McPherson’s script and direction expertly place Dylan’s music within the plot, an exploration of the racism, poverty and hopelessness of 1930s America

A warm but disturbing story of a dysfunctional family over half a century of social and legal change – a homage to the passing of the 1967 Sexual Offenses Act.

His sister, Leonie Orton says: “Over the years, young men I’ve never met have come up to say they were closeted until they read Joe’s diary, that’s part of his legacy.”

Bridget Galton talks to Gospel Oak actor and playwright Milly Thomas about creating parts for women that don’t divide them into ‘shrews and whores’

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