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Theatre In these days of selfies and social networking it’s difficult to imagine just how astonishing the achievements of pioneering film makers Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon must have seemed.
Theatre There is a feeling of foreboding in the early stages of this new production of 20th Century Boy - a biographical, jukebox musical dedicated to the life and career of Marc Bolan - and it’s not caused by the projections of newspaper cuttings reporting the singer’s death at 29 in a car accident more than 30 years ago.
Theatre As prolific as ever, Mike Bartlett follows up one new play, Kings Charles III, with this smart two-hander, which begins with a drink-fuelled confrontation between A, a young woman who has just been on an anti-war protest, and her best friend, B, who stayed at home.
Theatre 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.
Theatre It’s a slight paradox to put a pair of songwriters who didn’t write for the theatre at the centre of a theatrical entertainment, even if two of the biggest movie hits they scored - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins - subsequently migrated to the stage.
Theatre As the curtain falls on Sam Walters’ 43-year reign at the Orange Tree - Paul Miller takes over as artistic director in July - this little known mid-19th century comedy, directed by Walters’ wife, Auriol Smith, is appropriately representative of their sterling work as theatrical excavators and resuscitators.