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Every Last Trick

James Dacre’s inaugural season as artistic director at the Royal and Derngate continues with Tamsin Oglesby’s new version of George Feydeau’s Le Systeme Ribadier – in which a philandering husband uses his powers of hypnotism to put his wife to sleep while he gads about with another woman.
Directed by Told by an Idiot’s Paul Hunter and, in Aitor Basauri...


For once, you are requested to leave your phone on at the theatre. It will become an integral part of the first act of Privacy, James Graham’s interactive new play about life in an age of unprecedented surveillance and monitoring of our lives, and how much of it we seem to freely (or at least unwittingly) to surrender.
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Romeo and Juliet

Scottish Ballet’s revival of Krzysztof Pastor’s Romeo and Juliet sits well with the recent tenure of Christopher Hampson as artistic director. Created for the company in 2008, it is a bold reinterpretation of a classic work – now Hampson is using it to bring his own generation of dancers on, challenging them and allowing them to stretch out and improve.

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Hamlet by Harry Venning for week 16, 2014




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In this week's issue

    Exclusively in the April 17 issue of The Stage
    • Thom Dibdin catches up with actor and playwright David Haig
    • Nick Smurthwaite interviews Russian polymath Andrei Konchalovsky
    • playwright Mike Bartlett talks to Matt Trueman
    • Honour Bayes talks to some of the key players behind the RSC's Roaring Girls season
    • Liz Arratoon meets current Queen Ratling Rosalie Kirkman
    • AK Bennett-Hunter previews this year's PLASA Focus event in Leeds