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James Alexandrou will play Shakespeare's Iago in the Grassroots Shakespeare London production of Othello

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The National Theatre is to stage its first new play by Sir Tom Stoppard, pictured, in over a decade

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Portsmouth Theatre threatened with closure after NatWest's 'utter incompetence'

When a Portsmouth theatre had its bank accounts accidentally shut down by NatWest in January, the management wrote it off to bad luck and looked forward to getting back to business without too much fuss. 

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Simon Cowell's X Factor musical I Can't Sing cancelled mid-performance after electrical fault

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The stage version of smash hit film The Full Monty is to close just over a month after opening in the West End

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