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The Female Malvolio/a: National Theatre & Globe

This year we saw two major Twelfth Night’s open: Simon Godwin’s at the National’s Olivier, and Emma Rice’s final summer production at the Globe theatre/museum. Interestingly – or not, your call – both of the Malvolio’s were played by female actors (*gasp*). 1,385 more words

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My favourite London theatre of 2016

Right then. I know what you are thinking. Doesn’t this numpty know that it’s June 2017. Bit pointless talking about theatre from last year then. Well yes, you may well have a point. 2,949 more words


Succour Punch: Fantastic Findlay Fills in!

Ladies and gentlemen: the girls are back in town. Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour has returned with a bang, on the West End stage. But, of course, you all knew that. 2,884 more words


Not your average adaptation

Jane Eyre, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury and touring

If you are looking for a pretty frocks type of adaptation, then Sally Cookson’s version of Charlotte Bronte’s tale is probably not for you. 543 more words

Barbershop Chronicles

I was captivated by this piece from the cheeky pre-show audience engagement, when my beard was put under threat, to the deeply moving final scene, where a widowed, childless barber and his eighteen-year-old fatherless customer strike up a relationship. 176 more words


NEWS: National Theatre Announces New Season

The Southbank based theatre has confirmed details of its upcoming new season of work. 

The previously announced Follies will open for previews at the Olivier theatre from the 22nd August. 430 more words

Angels In America Is So Gay

Angels In America: A Gay Fantasia On National Themes is an epic play. It’s epic in length: together Parts 1 and 2 come to some eight hours of stage time. 588 more words