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Octagon Theatre

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...

Sex is central to Rita, Sue and Bob Too – the film version was released with the tag-line ‘Thatcher's Britain with her knickers down’,...

Casting has been announced for Out of Joint’s upcoming production of Rita, Sue and Bob Too. James Atherton, Taj Atwal, Sally Bankes, Gemma Dobson, Samantha...

The latest press night parties, new shows in rehearsal, events and awards from the theatrical world in pictures. This week's highlights include the first nights of Ode...

It’s 30 years since Alan Bennett first wrote the wry monologues that would become Talking Heads. They remain captivating in their depictions of lives...

The latest press night parties, new shows in rehearsal, events and awards from the theatrical world in pictures. This week's highlights include the first nights of...

Timberlake Wertenbaker’s last play, Jefferson’s Garden, was set in 1780s America. Her new play is set closer to home: atop Winter Hill, the moorland...

Youngest Bronte sister Anne is considered by many these days as a grittier and more radical writer than her older siblings. In the second...
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