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Gunmetal Blues Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Queen’s opens its autumn season with a European premiere, resurrecting a seemingly forgotten musical murder-mystery, which started life as an Off-Broadway hit.

Theatre Published on Tuesday September 2 2014 at 10:27

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Autobahn King’s Head Theatre, London

A series of couples have conversations at the wheel of a car in this exploration of relationships, dialogue and unspoken emotions.

Theatre Published on Monday September 1 2014 at 11:59

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Toast Park Theatre, London

Richard Bean is as ubiquitous in UK theatre as beans on toast.

Theatre Published on Monday September 1 2014 at 10:51

Briefs - The Second Coming London Wonderground

After a stint at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, the boys from Brisbane return to the London Wonderground with their own particular blend of big-top vaudeville.

Theatre Published on Monday September 1 2014 at 10:39

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Eye of a Needle Southwark Playhouse, London

This powerful new play by Chris MacDonald tackles the provocative subject of immigration and a department floundering under the weight of political and media pressure, lack of resources and outdated guidelines.

Theatre Published on Monday September 1 2014 at 10:27

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The Tree Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London

The Tree is a love story about a young Muslim girl and her Serbian neighbour set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War.

Theatre Published on Monday September 1 2014 at 10:17

In Time O’ Strife Lochgelly Centre, Lochgelly

Rough-hewn and powerful, the National Theatre of Scotland takes Joe Corrie’s great cry of pain on behalf of working men and their families, and places it firmly in the community from whence it came.

Theatre Published on Friday August 29 2014 at 12:23

Slipping Radio drama

If eyes are the window to the soul, Elena’s are as revealing to passers-by as a dormer tilted unhelpfully towards the skies.

Radio Published on Friday August 29 2014 at 12:19

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Pitcairn Minerva, Chichester

Pitcairn is the middle of three new shows, all by Richard Bean, that are being presented across a little over three months, in between the surprise late June premiere of Great Britain at the National (a play that was only announced five days before it opened and is now transferring to the Haymarket) and Made in Dagenham, a new musical coming to the West End’s Adelphi in October.

Theatre Published on Friday August 29 2014 at 11:45

Sister Act Kilworth House Theatre, Leicester

Everyone ends up transformed in this show, which is why it brims with the feel-good factor.

Theatre Published on Friday August 29 2014 at 11:05

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Hay Fever Theatre Royal Bath

With the sad implosion of summer over this recent bank holiday, this vibrant staging of Noel Coward’s Hay Fever, with its scenario of being trapped in a country property with a demented family, couldn’t have been better timed.

Theatre Published on Thursday August 28 2014 at 10:12

Muse of Fire Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Fire destroyed the first Globe Theatre in 1613.

Theatre Published on Tuesday August 26 2014 at 19:09

The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face The Jetty at Greenwich Peninsula, London

Given that The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face is an immersive experience and, as such, contains many elements of surprise, it is a challenge to articulate an opinion while maintaining the sense of mystery.

Theatre Published on Tuesday August 26 2014 at 10:43

Ha Ha Hood! and The Prince of Leaves Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Following previous renditions of this successful parody series, including last year’s critically acclaimed Ha Ha Holmes!, Ha Ha Hood and The Prince of Leaves provides a welcome escape from reality.

Theatre Published on Tuesday August 26 2014 at 10:23

Lolita The Lord Stanley, London

Nabokov’s 1955 masterpiece finds curious echoes in today’s mass media climate of stories of historical sex abuses.

Theatre Published on Tuesday August 26 2014 at 10:03

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