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East 15 MA Acting Showcase 2014 Criterion Theatre, London

East 15’s Postgraduate Showcase starts with a burst of energy and maintains that energy throughout.

Student Showcase Published on Friday September 19 2014 at 11:37

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tensions are running high on Big Daddy’s plantation, where the patriarch’s 65th birthday has brought the family together.

Theatre Published on Friday September 19 2014 at 11:27

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Cabaret MAC, Belfast

Sex, decadence and downright nastiness ooze from every pore of Lisa May’s ambitious, high energy production of Kander and Ebb’s sublime musical, which emanates from Christopher Isherwood’s delicately nuanced snapshots of his time in 1930s Berlin.

Theatre Published on Friday September 19 2014 at 10:42

Long Story Short Charing Cross Theatre, London

Transferring from a short run at the Pleasance, this new play examines the changes in the way the public now absorbs news and exchanges information.

Theatre Published on Friday September 19 2014 at 10:30

We’re Not Going Back The Civic, Barnsley

Co-founder of anarcho-popsters Chumbawamba, Boff Whalley continues his highly successful writing relationship with radical theatre company Red Ladder with a hard-hitting play for the 30th anniversary of the miners’ strike.

Theatre Published on Friday September 19 2014 at 10:18

Pedal Pusher Guardian House, London

Known for its pop-up performances in abandoned spaces, Theatre Delicatessen staged its original production of Pedal Pusher in 2009 in a disused London workshop.

Theatre Published on Friday September 19 2014 at 09:24

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Elizabeth I - Virgin on the Ridiculous Brewery Theatre, Bristol

Look hard enough and you’ll spot a clue in that title.

Theatre Published on Thursday September 18 2014 at 18:50

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Romeo and Juliet Victoria Baths, Manchester

When Manchester’s Library Theatre merged with art-house cinema Cornerhouse to form Home - which opens in an impressive £25 million building next spring - it wasn’t just a case of new name, same company.

Theatre Published on Thursday September 18 2014 at 10:09

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Doctor Scroggy’s War Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Shakespeare’s Globe is one of the most embracing public theatre spaces in the capital, and in a year of inevitable remembrance for the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, it is gathering us together to hear the alternately punchy and poignant story of the treatment of the war’s physical casualties in a military hospital.

Theatre Published on Thursday September 18 2014 at 09:55

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Play Strindberg Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

The autumn theme at the Ustinov Studio is built around three specially commissioned new translations of black comedies by leading European dramatists, with the theatre’s always adventurous approach attracting actors of the quality of Kenneth Cranham, Lia Williams and Alun Armstrong later in the season.

Theatre Published on Thursday September 18 2014 at 09:43

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Journey’s End Watermill Theatre, Newbury

With this year’s centenary of the First World War, authors such as RC Sherriff, Pat Barker, Sebastian Faulks and Stephen MacDonald are enjoying a revival of their dramatic works at theatres around the country.

Theatre Published on Wednesday September 17 2014 at 15:21

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Propaganda Swing Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Peter Arnott’s new play takes us into Berlin in 1939-40 and into the heart of a jazz band which has been offered a Faustian pact - the group can continue to play their favourite music but only as part of a Nazi broadcasting service aiming to undermine the British.

Theatre Published on Wednesday September 17 2014 at 12:15

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Otello Coliseum, London

David Alden returns to English National Opera with a deracinated Otello that moves the action forward to the 1920s, suggested by Jon Morrell’s period costumes.

Opera Published on Wednesday September 17 2014 at 12:11

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Anna Nicole Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Since its 2011 Royal Opera House world premiere, Mark-Anthony Turnage’s operatic treatment of the tragic life-story of Texan Playboy model and TV personality Anna-Nicole Smith, who died in 2007, has been staged in New York and Dortmund, and now returns for its first London revival.

Opera Published on Wednesday September 17 2014 at 11:43

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The Man Jesus Theatre Royal, Brighton

Simon Callow’s one-man performance of 12 characters from the life of Jesus is a hybrid affair, as if Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads had been crossed with a medieval mystery play.

Theatre Published on Wednesday September 17 2014 at 11:37

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