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Et Tu Elvie

Energetic if bizarre mix of Elvis and Shakespeare...


A brilliant show about the perception and lives of women in western society...

Private View

A feisty feminist exploration of our image-obsessed media...

Guys and Dolls

The style and panache of Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows’s distillation of Damon Runyon’s classic story and characters, set to Frank Loesser’s tuneful but acerbically pointed songs, puts Guys and Dolls among the greatest of the musicals from Broadway’s golden age.
This slice of Broadway is set in and around Times Square itself, where, in Peter McKintosh’s Chichester design, famous...

Secret Cinema presents Back To The Future

Since 2007, Secret Cinema has been blurring the line between film and theatre, creating immersive productions around classic movie screenings. The nature of such an experience is not without its challenges and this year’s production of Back To The Future made national headlines due to cancelled performances, serving to highlight how successful these events have become.
Designer Ollie Tiong’s recreation...

The Ring Cycle Plays - The Rhine Gold/The Valkyrie/Siegfried/Twilight of the Gods

Given that – including intervals – the play in its entirety has a four-and-a-half-hour running time, it is astonishing how fresh and fast-paced it feels throughout.
The four distinct stories surrounded by intervals provide audience members with the opportunity to pick and choose how long they stay, but witnessing all four together, as the sun goes down over the Tower...

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Hamlet by Harry Venning for week 34, 2014




Orwell meets the Arab Spring at a city farm

This is a good idea I wish I’d heard about earlier: stage a gritty new theatrical production of an Orwell classic at a working farm, using it as a springboard for students and new graduates….

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In this week's issue

    Exclusively in the August 21 issue of The Stage
    • "Reeling" – Independent Theatre Council chief executive Charlotte Jones speaks candidly about national portfolio cuts
    • What does £22m buy you? We take a look inside the revamped Chichester Festival Theatre
    • "A song should be treated like a speech." @WestEndProducer doles out casting advice in The Half
    • The Big Interview: Tian Qinxin talks about Chinese theatre and why she's keeping traditional storytelling alive
    • A church be an atmospheric performance space, but it comes with challenges. Katy Hounsell-Robert looks down from the pulpit
    • Latest news, reviews, awards and round-ups from Edinburgh