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Molly Wobbly Leicester Square Theatre, London

After a chequered production history that began at the Lyric in Belfast in 2010, Molly Wobbly has finally made it to the West End.

Theatre Published on Friday January 30 2015 at 10:45

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Di and Viv and Rose Vaudeville Theatre, London

This is the third incarnation of Amelia Bullmore’s bittersweet play.

Theatre Published on Friday January 30 2015 at 10:31

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Black Playhouse Theatre Studio, Liverpool

Inspired by the real race-hate experience of a Zimbabwean family hounded out of a Merseyside estate, writer Keith Saha explores cultural territory that contemporary playwrights rarely tread - Britain’s inward-looking white working class enclaves where entire communities have slid off the economic radar and become stuck in a social housing limbo.

Theatre Published on Friday January 30 2015 at 10:25

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The Hard Problem Dorfman Theatre, National, London

It was the National Theatre (then at the Old Vic) that gave the London premiere of Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead in 1967, eight months after it debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Theatre Published on Thursday January 29 2015 at 10:18

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The Ruling Class Trafalgar Studios, London

“How do you know you’re God?”‚ Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, is asked.

Theatre Published on Thursday January 29 2015 at 09:46

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland BA Musical Theatre Showcase 2015 Criterion, London

A truly dynamic graduation showcase from the students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, highlighting the value of quadruple-threat talent.

Student Showcase Published on Wednesday January 28 2015 at 15:35

Bouncers Theatre Royal, Wakefield

Some three decades on and John Godber’s Bouncers still has a relevance and power despite its specifically 1980s setting.

Theatre Published on Wednesday January 28 2015 at 14:29

Mixed bill - Rejoice in the Lamb, Burning, Nomadic, Madcap Sadler’s Wells, London

New dance in the past decade has been dominated by choreographers who mix styles, with, for example, Russell Maliphant splicing ballet, modern dance and capoeira, Hofesh Shechter combining middle eastern forms with contemporary moves, and Akram Khan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui synthesising Indian kathak with European street dance.

Dance Published on Wednesday January 28 2015 at 11:57

Dara Lyttelton, National Theatre, London

This adaptation of a play originally performed by Ajoka Theatre in Pakistan deals with an important, timely subject: the beginnings of the philosophical differences within Islam.

Theatre Published on Wednesday January 28 2015 at 11:11

Between King’s Head, London

Following sell-out performances at both the Edinburgh and Brighton festivals in 2013, then a brief stint at the King’s Head last year, Between returns to the venue for this limited run.

Theatre Published on Wednesday January 28 2015 at 11:09

Sign of the Times Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Modern theatre can have a lot of glitzy embellishments: spectacular lighting displays, moving sets, moments of dazzling audio-visual enhancement, explosions, dry ice, trap doors and all sorts of slick tricks which can wow an audience.

Theatre Published on Wednesday January 28 2015 at 10:57

Hello/Goodbye Hampstead Theatre, London

Peter Souter’s would-be romantic comedy does itself no favours.

Theatre Published on Wednesday January 28 2015 at 10:39

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Taken at Midnight Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Mark Hayhurst’s fascinating and intelligent play - which premiered in Chichester in October - makes a smooth transition into the West End.

Theatre Published on Tuesday January 27 2015 at 10:05

Educating Rita The Mill at Sonning

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.

Theatre Published on Monday January 26 2015 at 15:56

Teechers Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park, Bracknell

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.

Theatre Published on Monday January 26 2015 at 11:44

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