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Playground Theatre

James Purdy isn’t amongst the better-known figures of 20th-century American literature but his work was highly esteemed by Dorothy Parker, Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal...

Taking over a theatre building for the first time can come as a shock for artistic directors and they soon learn that being creative...

Gregory Evans’ Shirleymander is an entertaining satire on 1980s local politics with a dark contemporary resonance. Successfully adapted from his 2009 radio play (itself...

Persuasion was the last novel finished by Jane Austen, and it contains all the well-worn components the author is famous for. There’s a tortured...

Martin Oelbermann’s new production of The Little Prince isn’t so much an adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s classic as an act of narration. Oelbermann’s...

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

There are misjudged artistic decisions and then there's this. The inaugural production of Latimer Road's new Playground Theatre is an outrageously sexist, wincingly ill-conceived...

Long established as a creative space, west London’s Playground Theatre is now opening to paying audiences. Its artistic directors tell Sam Masters why letting...

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 Refugee...
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