The known quantity is a factor that London theatre has a depressing habit of unduly relying upon. Think of all those screen-to-stage adaptations that angle to clean up at the box office by feeding audiences with the safely familiar or the slew of preview pieces that these days excessively prime punters on what to anticipate.
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Wednesday 03 July 2013
“Weekly rep” in Sloane Square? The idea might seem about as likely as a season of drama based on strict Dogme principles in Frinton-on-Sea.
Friday 12 April 2013
'New plays are vital to the future health of British theatre' they say
Thursday 13 December 2012
The Royal Court has a proud tradition of offering alternative Yuletide fare and this year they have surpassed themselves with Dominic Cooke's razor-sharp production of a work that could be described as the ultimate antidote to mindless festive cheer.
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Jez Butterworth's hit play caused a transatlantic stampede – and it won't be easy to catch his new work either
Sunday 14 August 2011
Wednesday 06 October 2010
Caryl Churchill's play could not, at first glance, be more topical – on the day of its opening, the doctor who developed IVF won a Nobel Prize. But, on second hearing, the 50-minute two-hander seems less impressive than when Michael Gambon and Daniel Craig performed it on its premiere in 2002 or when Timothy and Sam West, the current cast, did so in Sheffield in 2006.
Thursday 15 April 2010
Saturday 21 November 2009
Monday 16 November 2009
Lamda, arguably the most enlightened and inclusive of all London's drama schools, has a highly creative component in its third-year acting course.
Friday 06 November 2009
This book could have run the risk of reading like a bland documentation of postwar stage productions, but Billington, theatre critic for the Guardian, gives the endeavour some Wellie with rigorous analysis of plays, politics and trends.
Tuesday 27 October 2009
Tuesday 04 August 2009
Saturday 09 May 2009
Tuesday 24 February 2009
Saturday 21 February 2009
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