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JULIA
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JILL & FAIRY / PRINCIPAL BOY
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Jack / Dame / Villain
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Bjorn Ulveaus
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The Marriage of Figaro

Fiona Shaw returns to revive her strenuous 2011 production. More worrying than the wealth of contextualising stage business is a muddled visual concept which sets the action in a drab geometric maze with Count Almaviva the minotaur at its heart. The revolve is over-used and the extraneous layers tend to overwhelm real human emotions even when well projected by a...

The Cherry Orchard

After its recent sell-out production of A Streetcar Named Desire, the Young Vic offers a new production of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, continuing its amazing track record of reanimating classic plays with fresh, thrilling contemporary vigour and rigour.
It also refreshingly sees director Katie Mitchell restored to her old form. Instead of the arid cul-de-sac of relying on technology and...

Unidentified Item in the Bagging Area

The lives of older women is a theme that is being increasingly explored in theatre, as writers and actors seek to give a more prominent voice to 50-something females. Here, the tone is both poignant and comical – Victoria is coping with a multitude of problems, including the departure of her son, who has just started university, a serious communication...

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Hamlet by Harry Venning for week 40, 2014

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In this week's issue

    Exclusively in the October 16 issue of The Stage
     
    • “There’s been more drama offstage than on.” Leicester Curve’s outgoing director Paul Kerryson reflects on 23 years at the helm
    • Now or never – when is the right time to give up acting? The argument reaches fever pitch in this week’s The Green Room
    • After 50 years, actor Kenneth Cranham offers his advice: “You keep going as long as you can remember the lines.”
    • Should the arts council pay for London-based critics to travel to regional theatre press nights? Honour Bayes presents her case
    • European theatre is thin on British ground, not least because of the language barrier. Nick Awde meets the programme trying to change that
The Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, London. Photo: Noel Foster