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Beached Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Arty (James Dryden) is propped up in bed surrounded by food and the remains of his childhood.

Theatre Published on Friday October 31 2014 at 11:26

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Who Do We Think We Are? Southwark Playhouse, London

From the memories and family stories of a company of actors ranging in age from early 60s to late 80s, Sonja Linden has assembled a collage of images and anecdotes covering the past century, with the effect of an album of snapshots of moments thought worth remembering.

Theatre Published on Friday October 31 2014 at 11:20

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Coolatully Finborough Theatre, London

The winner of this year’s Papatango new writing prize is further proof of the high quality of the competition that produced Dawn King’s dazzling Foxfinder, which was set in the English countryside.

Theatre Published on Friday October 31 2014 at 11:20

The Vikings at Helgeland Drayton Arms Theatre, London

This piece is something of a curiosity, being one of Ibsen’s early and lesser-known works, and has not been professionally staged in the UK since 1930.

Theatre Published on Friday October 31 2014 at 11:00

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Neither Either MAC, Belfast

Neither Either is a new dance work that responds to Seamus Heaney’s 1985 essay Place and Displacement: “the strain of being in two places at once, of needing to accommodate two opposing conditions of truthfulness.

Dance Published on Friday October 31 2014 at 10:48

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The Glasshouse Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Actor Max Saunders-Singer’s drama of two infantrymen who are unwilling to fight gives voice to the 306 men executed for cowardice during the First World War.

Theatre Published on Friday October 31 2014 at 10:18

Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure Fairfield Halls, London

A whole generation of small fry has fallen hook, line and sinker for the Octonauts, a CBeebies series about a submarine crew whose mission is to “explore, rescue and protect”.

Theatre Published on Thursday October 30 2014 at 18:27

Hancock’s Ashes BBC Radio 4

As is acknowleged several times in this drama, the transportation of ashes, particularly when they belong to the tragic and necessarily late figure of Tony Hancock, is a subject ripe for comedy.

Radio Published on Thursday October 30 2014 at 15:59

The Musical BBC Radio 2

Much will be made of the fact that Made in Dagenham, November’s big musical theatre opening, is yet another stage adaptation of a movie.

Radio Published on Thursday October 30 2014 at 13:17

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The Witch of Edmonton Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

The fourth and last offering in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Roaring Girls season of early modern plays with strong female roles is a work not seen in Stratford since 1981.

Theatre Published on Thursday October 30 2014 at 10:28

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La Boheme Coliseum, London

One of the first so-called verismo operas, there is not usually a ‘real-life’ feel to La Boheme - something Jonathan Miller’s 2009 production attempts to address.

Opera Published on Thursday October 30 2014 at 10:10

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Jonah and Otto Park Theatre, London

This revival, of a play first seen at Manchester’s Royal Exchange in 2008, reunites playwright Robert Holman with director Tim Stark, who directed Rafts and Dreams as part of the Holman season at the Royal Exchange in 2003.

Theatre Published on Thursday October 30 2014 at 09:52

Jump Peacock Theatre, London

Imagine a cross between a Jackie Chan comedy and a Tom and Jerry cartoon and you are halfway to the physical slapstick of Yegam Theatre’s mad Korean panto.

Dance Published on Wednesday October 29 2014 at 14:42

‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse again comes into its own with John Ford’s brooding, blood-washed tale of incest from the 1630s to open its second season.

Theatre Published on Wednesday October 29 2014 at 11:40

The Missing BBC1

BBC1’s eight-part thriller The Missing takes as its starting point the disappearance of a five-year-old boy in 2006, while on holiday in France.

TV Published on Wednesday October 29 2014 at 10:56

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