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Abigail’s Party Leicester Curve

Theatre  Surprisingly, Abigail’s Party is the first Curve production to be played in the round, following an inspired choice to rip out the seats in the studio space.

Somewhere in England Anthony Hopkins, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

Theatre  For a decade-long run that straddled the 1940s, Tommy Handley’s radio series It’s That Man Again kept Britain laughing, broadcasting, as the announcer proclaimed each week, from “somewhere in England”.

Deep Pit Brass Works Theatre, Kingswood

Theatre  Shortlisted for The Stage 2014 Award for fringe theatre of the year, Brass Works Theatre has travelled a considerable distance in its first two years as the only professional company in south Gloucestershire.

The Rivals Arcola Theatre, London

Theatre  When Richard Brinsley Sheridan first staged The Rivals in 1775 it wasn’t an immediate success, and Selina Cadell’s new production at the Arcola takes some time to get going as well (at a running time of roughly three hours it has plenty).

Neville’s Island Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Theatre  The Duke of York’s Theatre has been turned into damp, smelly swampland.

Gregg Edelman - Broadway State of Mind Crazy Coqs, London

Light Entertainment  Towards the end of his show Broadway State of Mind, US actor and singer Gregg Edelman says how much he loves “mixing it up” - in other words, having a career that has brought him success via Broadway, television, film and cabaret.

Separate Tables Salisbury Playhouse

Theatre  The second of Salisbury Playhouse’s autumn season in-the-round productions is much more successful than the first, breathing fresh air into Rattigan’s linked one-acters.

The Milkshake Show - Party Party Live Radlett Centre, Radlett

Theatre  This show will sell tickets purely because of the Milkshake brand.

The Scottsboro Boys Garrick Theatre, London

Theatre  When I first reviewed The Scottsboro Boys at its British premiere last October for The Stage, I expressed doubts that it would have a commercial life beyond the Young Vic, despite being thrilled that London was getting the chance to see it at all.

Elaine Paige In Concert Royal Albert Hall, London

Light Entertainment  With the emergence of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in 1970s as major players in a burgeoning musical theatre scene, Elaine Paige was already making a splash in the West End in productions of Hair and Billy.