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Rita, Sue and Bob too
23 Jan
Reviews
Nastazja Domaradzka

Review: RITA, SUE AND BOB TOO at The Royal Court

Rita, Sue and Bob too Octagon Theatre Bolton and an Out of Joint co-production of Andrea Dunbar’s RITA, SUE AND BOB TOO endured a shaky road to the stage of The Royal Court. The Artistic Director of the theatre, Vicky Featherstone decided that in the light of recent events regarding sexual harassment in the industry this revival of Dunbar’s debut should not be part of The Royal Court season.

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Amadeus
23 Jan
Reviews
Nastazja Domaradzka

Review: AMADEUS at The National Theatre

Amadeus Following its massive success last year, Peter Shaffer’s legendary AMADEUS returns to the Olivier’s Stage at The National Theatre. Whether you are a fan of Miloš Forman’s film adaptation of Shaffer’s play, or you’ve never heard of the play before, you will not be disappointed by Michael Longhurst’s visually striking story of jealousy, genius and music.

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Myth - The Rise and Fall of Orpheus
20 Jan
New Shows
Phil Willmott

A New Musical will Explore Mental Illness and Addiction in the Rock Music Business

Myth - The Rise and Fall of Orpheus A new musical which sounds rather promising has been announced, premiering at The Other Palace, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s venue for trying out new shows.

It’s entitled MYTH: THE RISE AND FALL OF ORPHEUS and it’s to be directed by Arlene Phillips and has been written by Sam Cassidy.

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The King and I
20 Jan
News
Phil Willmott

Classic Musical THE KING AND I Returns to London and You’re in for a Treat!

The King and I One of the shows I'm most excited about seeing this year is the London transfer of the last Broadway production of THE KING AND I.

I saw it at the Lincoln Centre and I promise you it’s absolutely exquisite as directed by the rather brilliant Bartlet Sher. I know the piece really well having directed it myself and I was amazed at how Sher had made such absolute sense of it that many of the scenes in this production were a revelation.

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Twilight - Los Angeles 1992
19 Jan
Reviews
Justin Murray

Review: TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 at The Gate Theatre

Twilight - Los Angeles 1992 Anne Deavere Smith’s Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is theatre as communal autopsy. It’s an attempt to comprehend the riots which took place in the wake of the beating of taxi driver Rodney King by 4 police officers, and the overly lenient sentencing of Korean shopkeeper Soon Ja Du, who shot 15-year-old African American Latasha Harlins after an altercation in Du’s liquor store.

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