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Peter Pan

Wendy without Michael and John? Mr Darling without Mrs? Crossing dressing mermaids? One might consider all of this sacrilegious but it could not be more of a salute to JM Barrie’s endearing story.
Allowing for the fact that the Watermill’s small stage struggles with a large cast and the historic building is not apposite to major flying sequences, the writing...

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One of Samuel Beckett’s earlier novellas, First Love was originally written in 1946 but remained unpublished until 1973.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,...

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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