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Educating Rita

Aside from an incongruous mix of props such as a laptop, 35mm slide projector and a paper model of Shakespeare’s Globe, as well as a few subtle script changes, there is little to fault in Sonning’s production of Educating Rita. Realistically, the play could be set in almost any decade anyway, as the storyline resonates with a timeless message about...


Blackeyed Theatre, known for its acclaimed, challenging productions, has produced some great stuff in the past 10 years as one of Berkshire’s premier mid-scale touring companies. If this show is anything to go by, the company’s forthcoming tours of The Great Gatsby and Frankenstein look set to continue its success.
Why it is repeating Teechers just two years after the...

Royal Central School Of Speech And Drama BA Acting Showcase 2015

An exceptional showcase kicks off with a surprising choice of duologue. The informal cross-examination of young Ronnie by Sir Robert from Rattigan’s The Winslow Boy is a thrilling exchange but Jack Hamilton and Ewan Somers are both too old and too young to be cast realistically in those roles. This is, however, a showcase that demonstrates the range of each...

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Hamlet by Harry Venning for week 04, 2015




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In this week's issue

    Exclusively in the January 22 issue of The Stage
    • Sting tells Mark Shenton about the challenges of putting on his first Broadway show
    • Penelope Wilton talks to Al Senter about returning to the stage and why it’s the script that matters in her choice of roles
    • Matthew Hemley chats with director Rob Marshall about bringing Sondheim’s Into the Woods to life on screen
    • James Doeser tells The Stage about his new report on the history of arts policy for children and young people