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Memphis

It took Hairspray, the 2003 Tony winner for best musical, five years to reach London and now Memphis, the 2010 winner, has taken the same amount of time to transfer here since it first opened on Broadway in September 2009. And they’ve both made their home at the Shaftesbury, arguably London’s unluckiest musical house, but whose fortunes Hairspray happily turned...

Memphis

It took Hairspray, the 2003 Tony winner for best musical, five years to reach London and now Memphis, the 2010 winner, has taken the same amount of time to transfer here since it first opened on Broadway in September 2009. And they’ve both made their home at the Shaftesbury, arguably London’s unluckiest musical house, but whose fortunes Hairspray happily turned...

The Father

A work that has won a Moliere – the top theatre award in France – for best play of 2014 deserves a fine cast and a top-notch translator; the Ustinov has laudably provided both for the second of its trio of black comedies in new translations, which add up to another imaginative season from artistic director Laurence Boswell.
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Hamlet by Harry Venning for week 43, 2014

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    Exclusively in the October 23 issue of The Stage
     
    • Beverley Knight on her love of theatre and why Miley Cyrus needs to up her twerking game
    • To play the understudy? John Byrne helps a reader wrestle with his dilemma in Careers Clinic
    • As Not Going Out returns to BBC1, Katy Wix tells Matthew Hemley why she swapped her RSC dreams for a life of comedy
    • There's never been a better vintage in exportable French theatre, finds Nick Awde, as he catches up with Joel Pemmerat, founder of the Compagnie Louis Brouillard
    • "It's a well known fact that I run the National Theatre." The Stage finds out what makes stage door keepers tick
The Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, London. Photo: Noel Foster