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.
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”.
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.
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.
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).
The Duke of York’s Theatre has been turned into damp, smelly swampland.
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.
This show will sell tickets purely because of the Milkshake brand.
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.
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.
The triumph of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s triple bill is in the way it sketches in the reaction of different societies as war approaches.
There is a scene in Act II of this new production of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well in Living in Paris where all the elements come together to demonstrate how powerful the songs of the late Belgian-born songwriter can be.
Some 84 years since Ernest Hemingway’s powerful story of love against all odds and the brutality of warfare made its Broadway debut, his iconic novel has finally been adapted for the UK stage.
Not so much a Bohemian rhapsody, more a Czech tale of love in a cold war climate, Daniel Slater’s 1998 Opera North production won much praise for reimagining Smetana’s folk song-inspired opera by relocating its theme of true romance triumphing over an arranged marriage to the aftermath of the abortive Prague Spring of 1968.
The award-winning American actor-director David Cromer brings his 2009 Off-Broadway hit revival of this classic play about small-town life to north London.