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Away From Home

Not content with watching from the sidelines, edgy new play Away From Home is a forceful and necessary confrontation of the current atmosphere of homo...
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The Massacre at Paris

This year is the 450 years since the birth of Christopher Marlowe and the Rose Bankside is the playhouse with which he is most closely associated. The...
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Pilobolus – Shadowland

Who hasn’t made shadow shapes with their hands at one time or another? Take that, add imagination, precision, gymnastically bendy bodies, multiple mov...
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The Husbands

Sharmila Chauhan’s new play at the Soho Theatre takes place in an imagined rural community in 21st Century India, where a once arid area of land has b...
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Major Tom

Any show that begins with walking in and petting a dog can only be a great time, right? Well that at least was the mindset I had after entering Major ...
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An August Bank Holiday Lark

There’s a smell of rushes as you enter the Viaduct theatre and dappled lighting across a traverse arrangement. We’re in a Lancashire Larkrise to Candl...
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Versailles

The uncertainty of war fought in the trenches gives way to the fresh uncertainties of life resuming again after the armistice in Peter Gill’s new play...
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Translations

This performance of Brian Friel’s 1980 play at Cambridge Arts Theatre kicks off a five-week tour for Translations by the English Touring Theatre after...
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A Doll’s House

As fast as any of Ibsen’s plays allow, Carrie Cracknell’s A Doll’s House hurtles towards its heroine’s escape—a nineteenth century escape that achieve...
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The Magic Flute

Mozart’s Magic Flute is so rich in music and in story that it can bear a hundred different interpretations. It can be a pantomime, a tragedy, a comedy...