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Buckets at Richmond's Orange Tree Theatre, London. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Despite receiving a 100% cut to the venue’s funding on his very first day in the job, Paul Miller’s first season as artistic director...
WNO's Peter Pan

JM Barrie’s famous play is the source for the second opera by British composer Richard Ayres, born in Cornwall in 1965 but long resident...
Suddenly Last Summer

The first studio presentation in Theatre by the Lake’s rep season is billed as Suddenly Last Summer but is in fact a rather unbalanced...
Jurgita Adamonyte and Christopher Purves in Pelleas and Melisande. Photo: Clive Barda

The spirit, and from some points of view the letter, of the work of the late stage designer Johan Engels – who died last...
A scene from The Dogs of War

The Dogs of War is an insightful and not disquieting look at mental illness. It’s an ambitious debut from Tim Foley with shards of...
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Nan Goldin’s iconic self-portrait after being beaten by her boyfriend is the key inspiration for Fugitive Theatre’s debut show. Like Goldin, its protagonist Liv...
A scene from Duncton Wood

This British musical has been 25 years in the making since its composer/lyricist Mark Carroll first started working on it. Now distilled though a...
Bradley Cooper in The Elephant Man. Photo: Joan Marcus

Joseph Merrick was a curiosity in life and he remains one in death. His existence has been folded into fiction, his strange, sad story...
showcase

This rather originally configured showcase presents 17 women and seven men, a gender imbalance which is unusual for Drama Studio. Working in groups of...

Geoff Thompson’s monologue of a life in the boxing ring certainly packs a punch. Gritty, painful and searingly honest, The Pyramid Texts is 60 minutes...

The second in a double bill with Scena Mundi’s production of Richard II, Edward II, by Shakespeare’s contemporary Christopher Marlowe, is by contrast the...

Just Jim Dale sees the British-born entertainer celebrating 50 years in showbusiness with a light-hearted look at his extraordinarily varied career. A self-proclaimed child of...