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Dara

This adaptation of a play originally performed by Ajoka Theatre in Pakistan deals with an important, timely subject: the beginnings of the philosophical differences within Islam. The story is a passionate, often violent exploration of family conflict, sibling rivalry and military power during the 17th century Mughal Empire, which took in much of the Indian subcontinent.
Dara and Aurangzeb, eldest...

Between

Following sell-out performances at both the Edinburgh and Brighton festivals in 2013, then a brief stint at the King’s Head last year, Between returns to the venue for this limited run. Written by South African performer Oskar Brown, the play is a visceral exploration of male sexuality with fragments played out by two actors in three different scenarios.
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Sign of the Times

Modern theatre can have a lot of glitzy embellishments: spectacular lighting displays, moving sets, moments of dazzling audio-visual enhancement, explosions, dry ice, trap doors and all sorts of slick tricks which can wow an audience. But the true test of a play is when it can hold a full theatre spellbound with just the power of the writing and the...

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Hamlet

Hamlet by Harry Venning for week 04, 2015

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    • Sting tells Mark Shenton about the challenges of putting on his first Broadway show
    • Penelope Wilton talks to Al Senter about returning to the stage and why it’s the script that matters in her choice of roles
    • Matthew Hemley chats with director Rob Marshall about bringing Sondheim’s Into the Woods to life on screen
    • James Doeser tells The Stage about his new report on the history of arts policy for children and young people
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