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The Death of England

This project began as a micro-play at the Royal Court in 2014 and now comes to the National Theatre at the same time ‘Albion’ returns elsewhere. It is...
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Persona

After a long period of closure the flexible creative spaces of Hammersmith’s Riverside Studios are open once more, though not yet complete. A wide, we...
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The Sugar Syndrome

This production is a revival of Lucy Prebble’s debut play from 2003. For those who only know her work through the grandly ambitious themes of ‘Enron’ ...
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Kunene and the King

This new play written by the renowned actor John Kani is a co-production between the RSC and the Fugard Theatre, Cape Town, and comes to London after ...
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RAGS – The Musical

Rags tells the story of Rebecca, a Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe, and her son David. Despite not meeting the immigration restrictions, they mak...
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Otello

When Bernard Shaw wrote that ‘Othello’ was ‘a play written by Shakespeare in the style of Italian opera’, he was onto something more than just a witty...
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Candida

Why is Bernard Shaw now so rarely performed? At the time of his death in 1950 he was considered the finest living dramatist within the British Isles, ...
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Uncle Vanya

When you learn that a performance of this play will only last a little over an hour it is a shock to the system. In Chekhov you generally expect time ...
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Death in Venice

This opera is one where the biographical context of the composer is more than usually relevant. With his health failing in the early 1970s and a heart...
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Touching the Void

This year is the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of Joe Simpson’s remarkable memoir, Touching the Void, later made into an equally successful...