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THEATRE

There’s a commendable degree of ambition to House of Mirth’s new play Chihuahua, but the execution isn’t there to match it. Phil Bartlett and Sarah...

The National Student Drama Festival is such a potent Petri dish for young companies; it’s galvanising to see so many recent participants continuing to...

The concept here is strong: to work magic into the narrative of a theatre piece. But this collection of three scenes doesn’t come close...

A children's theatre is being set up at the back of a bookshop in north London. Pickled Pepper Books has been operating since 2012 in...

There are coming-of-age tales aplenty at the Fringe but this moving story from Ben SantaMaria captures the well of loneliness that a young man...

In Unconditional real-life mother and daughter Stefanie Mueller and Josie Dale-Jones play a mother and daughter putting on a show together. The world in...

In 2012, the elasti-lipped Valentijn Dhaenens made a splash with Bigmouth, a mash-up of historical oratory and a tour de force of stage performance. He...

One of the startling things that comes out of Danielle Ward’s play is how the comedy industry is stacked against women’s success. The once-popular double...

As a classical singer, one’s agency is limited. Immersed in the canon of Western music, one’s voice is trained and disciplined, taught to sing...

For Layla, who is mixed-race and soon to be married to a white man, there’s no worry about whether to take his name or...

What’s brilliant about this puppet parade of gruesome deaths is the seriousness with which it’s so silly. Our host Nathanial Tweak, also a puppet, in...

You can always rely on Summerhall’s Big in Belgium programme to throw up some curiosities. Another One begins with two people in beige winter...
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