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.
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.
An exceptional showcase kicks off with a surprising choice of duologue.
Last year the Donmar Warehouse celebrated the 20th anniversary of Kevyn Elyot’s award-winning play with its first major London revival.
John Cranko was not the first choreographer to portray real human beings rather than mythic swans and sylphs.
More than cabaret, less than circus, Oktobre is a potpourri of acts anchored by a concept that has the slippery logic of a dream.
The pursuit of equal rights and pay by a group of east London female munitions workers during the First World War is brought to life in an informal, almost confidential setting.
Laura Warwick opens this student showcase solo with confidence and class, her gentle yet assertive soprano gradually supported by the company for the rousing Eastwick Knows, immediately highlighting the two strengths of this graduating year - character and chorus work.
A blend of physical theatre, mime, dance, music and illusion, Theatre Re’s latest work is a heady concoction - it looks like a Samuel Beckett play designed by Magritte.
Tom Morton-Smith’s engaging account of the life and legacy of the ‘father of the atomic bomb’, J Robert Oppenheimer, walks a fine line.
James MacMillan has cut a whole scene and tweaked the vocal score for this new production of his 1996 opera debut.
Adapted by Peter Straughan from the novels by Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall is a succulent historical drama centred in and around the court of Henry VIII as he struggles to replace his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, with a younger bride who will produce a son and heir.
Considering that the Unicorn is a theatre specialising in work for under-21s (this show is billed for over-11s), a near full-length Caucasian Chalk Circle is a pretty ambitious undertaking - but it comes off.
When Bob Carlton created Return To The Forbidden Planet, it was one of the first shows specifically crafted for actor-musicians.
Filter’s previous interpretation of Shakespeare (Twelfth Night) was an iconoclastic take on a tale of romance and puritanism, that had great fun breaking down the script and diving past the fourth wall into the audience.