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Octagon Theatre

In the absence of attention-stealing shows such as Hamilton, there was a stunning mix of old-fashioned classics, innovation and some new British musicals. Tim...

The popularity of L Frank Baum’s fantasy world shows no sign of waning, with at least three Oz adaptations being staged in the North...

Kathrine Smith’s two-hander, All I See Is You – one of the recent winners of the Octagon’s annual prize for new writing – isn’t the...

The latest press night parties, events and awards from the theatrical world in pictures.This week’s highlights include opening nights of Kiss of the Spider Woman press...

Ayub Khan Din’s much-loved East Is East, first performed at Birmingham Rep in 1996 and adapted successfully for the screen in 1999, is ostensibly...

This pithy two-hander was one of the winners of the Octagon’s annual prize for new writing, which last year asked for submissions of duologues...

The Octagon follows up last year’s brilliantly atmospheric retelling of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall with another visit to Bronte country. The challenge this time...

It’s hard to find fresh ways to stage Charles Dickens’ evergreen Christmas fable. The Octagon creative team deserve credit for not trying to reinvent...

Although its themes of corruption in high places and moral turpitude are perennially relevant, Brecht and Weill’s densely packed hybrid of opera and musical...
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