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Playground Theatre

This ill-thought-out adaptation of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People hits all the wrong notes. It begins with the paper-thin love interest Hannah (Hannah...

Award-winning playwright and novelist Nigel Williams wrote My Brother's Keeper in the mid-1980s, not long after his own father had died of complications following...

The Unknown Soldier, my play about the end of the First World War, has toured extensively around the UK, sold out at the Edinburgh...

Following Bananaman and Eugenius, here’s another in what's becoming a trend: the comic book-based musical. But while those two shows focused on the superhero,...

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...
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