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Measure for Measure

Tragedy and comedy rub up against one another in Dominic Dromgoole’s Measure for Measure: his final production as Artistic Director at the Globe. M...
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The Dreamers

To mark the centenary of the Battle of Gallipoli, Runner Bean Productions presents The Dreamers, a show that sells itself as a musical but is actually...
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Bird Song

Bird Song is the story of Stephen Wraysford between 1910-1914 during the First World War. It recounts his stay with a wealthy benefactor, his secret a...
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The Red Lion

This new play by Patrick Marber is about many things: football, morality, ritual. Above all, however, the play poses the question, what does it mean t...
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The Trial

Immediately refreshing is Nick Gill’s interpretation of Kafka’s The Trial: ‘It’s not a parable like 1984, it’s not a criticism of existing or potentia...
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Rent Boy: The Musical

With a title like Rent Boy – The Musical, no one could possibly visit the latest offering from Vauxhall’s Above The Stag Theatre expecting Chekov, whi...
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The Liberty Tree

The Liberty Tree is The Wizard of Oz gone Agitprop - derived from agitation and propaganda, it’s stage plays, pamphlets, motion pictures and other art...
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The Seagull

Chekhov’s fin-de-siècle drama, The Seagull (1895), a play that explores artistic, social, and familial conflicts, is given fresh life and relevance in...
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The Pirates of Penzance

There is not much time to catch this show as it comes to the end of a tour that began in the middle of April.  That ornate Edwardian music hall, the H...