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The Guardian recently ran an article listing the top five regrets of the dying and right at the top was “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” You can almost picture the fairy tale old lady now – lying on her death [...]
The Society of London Theatre, the organisation behind TheatreFix and Official London Theatre, is looking for someone with previous writing experience who is keen to work at the heart of London’s theatre industry.
The ideal candidate will have a strong organisational sense, excellent administration skills, a good knowledge of websites and social media and be versatile [...]
For the first time in over 25 years, Edward Bond’s Saved is on stage at the Lyric Hammersmith. Kate Richards attended an after-show Q & A to see if it would shed some light on some of the issues raised in this controversial play.
Saved is a play I didn’t think I would ever see on [...]
Nights to remember in Theatreland
Every once in a while there’s a show that really takes your breath away. There can be moments where you want to laugh and cry at the same time. There are actors that leave you in awe of their craft or cunning set designs. Here are my Top Five theatre moments, [...]
World Stages London will celebrate London’s culture with a cosmopolitan theatre season.
London 2012 is starting to loom over us everywhere. The sporting event that will descend upon the Big Smoke next year threatens to bring chaos and disturbance. Sound like too much doom and gloom?
For all the theatre-loving folk out there, fear not. It is [...]
The Globe was made for a certain sort of play; one that references its unhidden audience and revels in theatricality. Chris Hannan’s God Of Soho knows this all too well; with it’s cast of heightened characters that revel in verbosity and wit, referencing the audience as well as Shakespeare himself throughout. But without a focused [...]
There’s always a danger with plays rooted in their era that they become dated, historical curios of interest with no real impact. Given Top Girls is so firmly set in the shoulder pads and avocado salads of the 80s you might think it’s suffered the same fate, but it’s weathered, rather depressingly, remarkably well.
In fact [...]
Blue Surge is a web of pairings. There are the two policemen, Doug (Alexander Guiney), the layabout waster with few ambitions in life and Curt (James Hiller) who pulls him along, fighting for a promotion and the American dream. They go undercover in a brothel to gather enough evidence to close it down, but in [...]
Having studied Journey’s End as a dramatic text a few moons ago, I sat in the auditorium with the preconception that I would have a great understanding of the production. Saying this, I sat for a few moments after the last notes of the bugle had faded away and the theatre began to empty, worrying [...]
The Menier Chocolate Factory is a lovely, lovely theatre; intimate, interesting and fortuitously located (right next to Borough Market, perfect for pre-theatre fun). It is also becoming something of a miniature powerhouse on the London theatre scene, with several high profile West End transfers and successes in recent times. Chief among these have been a [...]