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Alice in Wonderland

Given that Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s playwriting credits include a clutch of Lyric Hammersmith pantomimes, her new stage version of Lewis Carroll’s mad-as-a-hatter tale might be expected to re-locate 1860s Wonderland in Pantoland. However, working closely alongside director Elizabeth Newman, who directed Malcolm’s festive version of Robin Hood here last year, she has come up with a thoroughly modern schoolgirl Alice...

First Love

One of Samuel Beckett’s earlier novellas, First Love was originally written in 1946 but remained unpublished until 1973. A distinctive example of the author’s black humour, the narrator tells the meandering story of being dismissed from the family home by his father to end up sleeping rough on a park bench. It is here that he meets the prostitute Lulu,...

The Gospel According to the Other Mary

To a libretto by Peter Sellars based on the Old Testament, the New Testament, the medieval abbess Hildegard of Bingen and the writings of half a dozen politically active and mainly female 20th-century poets, John Adams’ passion oratorio premiered in concert in Los Angeles in 2012. It has subsequently been presented widely in that form, but now, with ENO’s backing,...

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Hamlet

Hamlet by Harry Venning for week 47, 2014

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    • 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
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