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Taken at Midnight Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Mark Hayhurst’s fascinating and intelligent play - which premiered in Chichester in October - makes a smooth transition into the West End.

Theatre Published on Tuesday January 27 2015 at 10:05

Educating Rita The Mill at Sonning

Aside from an incongruous mix of props such as a laptop, 35mm slide projector and a paper model of Shakespeare’s Globe, as well as a few subtle script changes, there is little to fault in Sonning’s production of Educating Rita.

Theatre Published on Monday January 26 2015 at 15:56

Teechers Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park, Bracknell

Blackeyed Theatre, known for its acclaimed, challenging productions, has produced some great stuff in the past 10 years as one of Berkshire’s premier mid-scale touring companies.

Theatre Published on Monday January 26 2015 at 11:44

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Royal Central School Of Speech And Drama BA Acting Showcase 2015 Fortune Theatre, London

An exceptional showcase kicks off with a surprising choice of duologue.

Student Showcase Published on Monday January 26 2015 at 10:50

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My Night With Reg Apollo Theatre, London

Last year the Donmar Warehouse celebrated the 20th anniversary of Kevin Elyot’s award-winning play with its first major London revival.

Theatre Published on Monday January 26 2015 at 10:28

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Onegin Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

John Cranko was not the first choreographer to portray real human beings rather than mythic swans and sylphs.

Dance Published on Monday January 26 2015 at 10:22

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Oktobre - London International Mime Festival Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London

More than cabaret, less than circus, Oktobre is a potpourri of acts anchored by a concept that has the slippery logic of a dream.

Light Entertainment Published on Monday January 26 2015 at 10:18

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Out of the Cage Park Theatre, London

The pursuit of equal rights and pay by a group of east London female munitions workers during the First World War is brought to life in an informal, almost confidential setting.

Theatre Published on Friday January 23 2015 at 13:44

The Arden BA (hons) Musical Theatre Graduate Showcase 2015 Leicester Square Theatre, London

Laura Warwick opens this student showcase solo with confidence and class, her gentle yet assertive soprano gradually supported by the company for the rousing Eastwick Knows, immediately highlighting the two strengths of this graduating year - character and chorus work.

Student Showcase Published on Friday January 23 2015 at 11:56

Theatre Re: Blind Man’s Song Jacksons Lane, London

A blend of physical theatre, mime, dance, music and illusion, Theatre Re’s latest work is a heady concoction - it looks like a Samuel Beckett play designed by Magritte.

Theatre Published on Friday January 23 2015 at 11:10

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Oppenheimer Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Tom Morton-Smith’s engaging account of the life and legacy of the ‘father of the atomic bomb’, J Robert Oppenheimer, walks a fine line.

Theatre Published on Friday January 23 2015 at 11:04

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Ines de Castro Theatre Royal, Glasgow

James MacMillan has cut a whole scene and tweaked the vocal score for this new production of his 1996 opera debut.

Opera Published on Friday January 23 2015 at 10:52

Wolf Hall BBC2, January 21, 9pm

Adapted by Peter Straughan from the novels by Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall is a succulent historical drama centred in and around the court of Henry VIII as he struggles to replace his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, with a younger bride who will produce a son and heir.

TV Published on Thursday January 22 2015 at 11:48

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The Caucasian Chalk Circle Unicorn Theatre, London

Considering that the Unicorn is a theatre specialising in work for under-21s (this show is billed for over-11s), a near full-length Caucasian Chalk Circle is a pretty ambitious undertaking - but it comes off.

Theatre Published on Thursday January 22 2015 at 10:54

Return To The Forbidden Planet Theatre Royal, Brighton

When Bob Carlton created Return To The Forbidden Planet, it was one of the first shows specifically crafted for actor-musicians.

Theatre Published on Thursday January 22 2015 at 10:48

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