Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses

Q&A: Shaun Dooley and Emily Bruni (Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses)

Berkoff’s finest pieces – Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses – has been revived by Director Nigel Harman and premieres at Trafalgar Studios early October. It explores human relationships after a couple meet for the first time on a park bench and we witness them two decades later after years of coupledom. This two-parter, promises to be an…

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moby dick the musical

Q&A: Brenda Edwards (Moby Dick! The Musical)

Moby Dick! The Musical opens at the new Union Theatre next month, boasting an excellent cast including X-Factor finalists Anton Stephans and Brenda Edwards. Originally produced by Cameron Mackintosh, the musical hasn’t been seen in the UK since 1992. Described as a saucy cult hit, we caught up with vocal sensation Brenda Edwards, who answered our quickfire…

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27 – The Cockpit

27 – the age Hendrix, Joplin, Cobain and Winehouse all succumbed to super stardom and met their fate. So the conclusion for our Rock-star lead in this new musical is pretty much certain from the outset. Sam Cassidy has penned down the music, story and lyrics with the help of Matt Willis, to tell the…

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the dover road

The Dover Road – Jermyn Street Theatre

A couple mysteriously arrive at a grand house just off the Dover Road on their way to elope to the continent. Their car has broken down and the wealthy eccentric Mr Latimer offers to take them in for the night, but as the evening progresses into the dark hours it appears he has been expecting…

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vanities

Vanities The Musical – Trafalgar Studios

I feel David Kirshenbaum’s Vanities is certainly going to split the critics. Those who adore the gleeful, cheesy musicality of Hairspray, Wicked and Legally Blonde will definitely shake their pom-poms that this London debut beams with girly chick-flick charm, and is performed by talented trio Lauren Samuels (Mary), Ashleigh Gray (Kathy) and Lizzy Connolly (Joanne)….

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the railway children

Q&A: Beth Lilly, Matt Jessup & Sophie Ablett (The Railway Children)

Mike Kenny’s re-imagining of Edith Nesbit’s much-loved tale is wowing audiences of all ages at the Kings Cross Theatre. With a real life train that steams into the theatre, prepare to be delighted at this spectacular production. It tells the story of Phyllis, Peter and Bobbie who embark on an adventure of lifetime becoming the The…

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britten in brooklyn

Britten in Brooklyn – Wilton’s Music Hall

I couldn’t think of a better location to stage Zoe Lewis’ 1940s drama Britten in Brooklyn than at the decadent and utterly glorious Wilton’s Musical Hall. The play transports us to a Brooklyn brownstone townhouse run by poet W H Auden and tenants included Gypsy Rose Lee and novelist Carson McCullers. Here we explore celebrated…

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unfaithful

Unfaithful -Found111

Let’s talk about sex. The lack of it between a middle-aged couple. That it can become a weapon to cause hurt and destruction. When it’s your way to make a living as an escort but you have a loving girlfriend at home. Sex is complicated and can form a catalyst for all sorts of problems…

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the trial

The Trial – Brockley Jack

  Somebody must have maligned Joseph K. because he was arrested one morning without having done anything wrong. Admittedly, I have never seen a production of Franz Kafka’s The Trial. So perhaps my first encounter shouldn’t have been a condensed sixty minute monologue, translated and adapted from the original. But what Howard Colyer’s interpretation offers,…

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cymbeline

RSC release exciting new Cymbeline trailer

One of the lesser staged tragedies, Cymbeline kicks off the RSC’s autumn season in the heart of Shakespeare country before travelling to London’s Barbican. Melly Still directs this topical play where Britain is in crisis, alienated, insular and on the brink of disaster… sounding familiar? Post Brexit, many of the themes in Shakespeare’s play remain. The nation’s…

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sean campion

Q&A: Sean Campion (Unfaithful, Found111)

Unfaithful opens at Found111 at the end of this month starring Matthew Lewis, Sean Campion, Niamh Cusack and Ruta Gedmintas, and it is shaping up to be one of the most highly anticipated shows of this summer. Following the critically acclaimed, sold out productions of The Dazzle and Bug at Found111, Emily Dobbs Productions presents the…

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allegro

Allegro – Southwark Playhouse

As the glorious Titanic musical sails off into the sunset, dynamic duo Thom Southerland and Danielle Tarento have revived Rodgers and Hammerstein’s lesser known musical, Allegro. It’s European premiere at the Southwark Playhouse is an attempt to turn this once musical flop into a musical sensation, and I must say they come pretty close. It’s…

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ctrl alt delete

CTRL+ALT+DELETE – Camden Peoples Theatre

We often hit CTRL+ALT+DELETE to restart or reboot when technology fails or something malfunctions. But what if we could hit the reset button when a person is dysfunctional – if they have an internal error? Amy Jones would like to hit the hard reset on her abusive mother who has instilled years of terror on…

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half a sixpence

Half A Sixpence – Chichester Festival Theatre

Need a story reworked, that explores Edwardian Britain and tales of the social classes? Then you can’t find any better than Downton Abbey’s own Julian Fellowes. Throw in some musical geniuses with the likes of Stiles and Drewe and man with a buck – Cameron Mackintosh, and you’ve got yourself the makings of one heck of…

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Yerma

Yerma – Young Vic

I left the Young Vic in pieces. Infertility is something that is very close to my heart. It’s a very raw emotion that as a family we have endured, painfully watching close relatives undergo round after round of IVF with no success. It’s heart breaking and there is little consolation. It’s with this that Simon…

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