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Saxon Court

There’s nothing much to like about the people in Daniel Anderson’s strident debut Saxon Court and it nearly drowns under the weight of its own unpleasantness. But like its indomitable protagonist, Donna, it manages to keep its head above water just long enough to make it worth it; brashly taking a dig at the sort of mindless, thoughtless oafishness that...

The Essay: Shaping the Air - Writers and Radio

During the first of five essays on the voice and radio, recorded in October at London’s British Academy, actor and director Samuel West discusses how unforgiving a medium radio is. It’s just a shame the same word could also describe the audience’s reaction to this witty and informative 15 minutes of air time. Perhaps those present were told to behave...


The Gate Theatre’s Who Does She Think She Is? season continues with Suli Holum and Deborah Stein’s cerebral solo show, which premiered at the 2012 Under the Radar Festival in New York.
The play takes a potentially sensationalist premise and makes of it something meditative but also playful. A woman discovers that her body contains two different types of...

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Hamlet by Harry Venning for week 47, 2014




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    Exclusively in the November 20 issue of The Stage
    • The Young Vic's David Lan talks about how collaborative approaches are changing theatre for the better
    • Is Lindsay Lohan a good actress? @WestEndProducer gets to grips with the thorny issue of celebrity casting
    • In a technical training special of The Half, we explore the skills, attitudes and expectations of the engine room of theatre
    • "Being an actor is tough and it infantilises you." Jamie Glover takes off his directing hat to return to the stage in An Ideal Husband
    • Why isn't more being done to promote young philanthropy in the performing arts? Matt Trueman looks at the schemes trying to tap into donors at an earlier age
    • Plus interviews with Croatian playwright Tena Stivicic and Belgian theatre company Ontroerend Goed's artistic director Alexander Devriendt