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Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Holloway children's author translates the surreal and silly world of Lamonic Bibber into a stage musical

Peter Schaffer's 1970s homoerotic play about a boy who blinds horses gets a precise and exhilirating revival

A perfect summer evening saw a well acted performance of George Bernard Shaw's romantic satire of war and social status

Overegged but fun revival proves Rice and Lloyd Webber's biblical classic is indestructible

Fund-raising production sees a different celebrity every night solving a murder mystery while being fed their lines through an ear-piece

The Shaw Society's birthday tribute to the late playwright is an open air production of his romantic comedy Arms and The Man

A rumbustious broad brush musical of Sue Townsend's pompous pubescent hero fizzes with energy but leaves you wanting more of her quirky original lines

Dominic Hill's vivid Dream in the natural wonderland of Regent's Park boldy imagines a world of class wars, misogyny and environmental issues

The first British Vietnamese play, this affecting family drama is a warm and lucid take on the tensions between second generation immigrants and their parents

An imperfect but provocative lob at pushy tennis parents and what it takes to make a champion

As midsummer is upon us the season for performing Shakespeare outdoors arrives with two touring productions seting out their stage in local parks and gardens this month

The Arts Council England grant will go towards the £5.1million refurb of the Highgate arts centre by 2020

The former theatre where Helen Mirren trained at Golders Green's New College of Speech and Drama has been refurbed for use by schools professionals and community groups

Flawed but incendiary study of an immigrant family in 60s New York peaks too soon but is effective when its conflicts come together

As the second anniversary of the Grenfell fire passes, the revival of Helena Thompson's interactive play is a timely plea for investment in social housing.

Clean Break at 40

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

From a book of monologues, to a play set in a prison van, one of the UK's most remarkable theatre companies is celebrating 40 decades of giving a voice, and a fresh chance, to women in the criminal justice system.

Far more than a green polemic, this Frankenstein of a play is a glorious absurdist blend of stand-up, drama, dance/disco radio and mime.

Samuel Adamson's riff on Ibsen's A Doll's House collides decades of queer history with an exuberant look at the institution of marriage

This wonderfully energetic and perceptive spectacle, appropriates Tony Blair's infamous 1997 mantra to explore the impact of academies and league tables on the teaching profession

Wife at Kiln Theatre

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Samuel Adamson explores four generations of queer relationships through the prism of Ibsen's A Doll's House and his transgressive heroine Nora

Stephen Schwartz's untold story of the witches of Oz holds up well after more than a decade entertaining audiences

Thornton Wilder's tale of the simple lives of simple folk is a plea for community and connection in divided times

"Never make the mistake of taking acting too seriously." This was the advice that actress Coral Browne followed throughout her stage and screen career, from the moment she fled Australia in 1934 as a 20-year-old hopeful.

Thirty years on, Philip Osment's witty, lyrical coming of age tale in the age of Aids and Section 28 stands the test of time

Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer prize winning play calls for no scenery, no curtain and no props so its perfect to stand in for the hamlet of Grover's Corners in Regent's Park

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