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Swan Theatre

There are buckets of blood in Michael Boyd’s production of Tamburlaine. Literally. This gripping staging of Christopher Marlowe’s telling of a lowly shepherd turned...

Queens of the Coal Age – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester Bryony Shanahan directs Maxine Peake’s play about Anne Scargill and her protest against the closure of...

The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich – Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Sophie Stanton plays the title role in Jo Davies’ production, a refashioning of The Beau Defeated, written...

Inspired by Aphra Behn, Mary Pix was among the most popular playwrights on the 17th-century theatre circuit, but fell out of fashion. With her...

Mike Poulton is the go-to man when it comes adapting plot-dense novels for the stage. Having successfully adapted Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell novels, Wolf...

The whims and wishes of the gods feature prominently in Christopher Marlowe’s early, infrequently performed play. Dido, the Phoenician queen, and her lover Aeneas,...

Continuing a career that has taken her from Harare to Stratford-upon-Avon, Chipo Chung is about to play the lead role in Dido, Queen of...

“Lovingly ripped off from the plays of Plautus”, Phil Porter’s new comedy, Vice Versa, wears its influence on its sleeve, tracing a line from...

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's new play Snow in Midsummer transplants the 13th century drama, The Injustice Done to Dou E, into contemporary China. It tells...
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