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          • Thu 05 Feb 2009 10:41

            King Lear

            King Lear is a role that so often ranks actors of a certain age. As such, much attention is usually focused on the incumbent of that role. Yet, when director Rupert Goold works his magic on Shakespeare, the critics wonder what the director will lend to the piece.

          • Mon 02 Feb 2009 11:07

            Entertaining Mr Sloane

            There can’t be many scenes involving crumpet-toasting in the canon of British theatre. But, judging by the one in Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane, there should be more of them. It is just one comic highlight in Nick Bagnall’s production which mines Orton’s black comedy to the hilt.

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          • Fri 30 Jan 2009 10:47

            Duet For One

            When your entire life has been focused around one aim, one goal, one experience, how can you cope when that is taken away? This is the question at the heart of Tom Kempinski’s Duet For One.

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          • Thu 29 Jan 2009 10:53


            Boasting a stellar cast including two Academy Award nominated actors, the Old Vic stages the world premiere of Joe Sutton’s Complicit, a political play written in response to the changing face of America post 9/11.

          • Wed 28 Jan 2009 11:31

            Private Lives

            Hampstead theatre returns to a more glamorous age with Noël Coward’s Private Lives, the first play in its 50th anniversary season, which will see the venue revive a play from each decade.

          • Wed 28 Jan 2009 10:35

            Mrs Affleck

            Bleakness reigns supreme in the sea of drab and dreary brown and beige that is Samuel Adamson’s new play Mrs Affleck.

          • Tue 27 Jan 2009 10:48

            Be Near Me

            The National Theatre of Scotland teams up with the Donmar Warehouse to stage an adaptation of Andrew O’Hagan’s novel about a clash of cultures in a small Scottish town.

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          • Thu 22 Jan 2009 10:58

            Thriller Live

            Remember the time Michael Jackson ruled the charts? Thriller Live, a new compilation show at the Lyric theatre, hopes to remind us of the 50-year-old King of Pop’s back catalogue.

          • Wed 21 Jan 2009 12:18

            A Midsummer Night's Dream

            The Royal Shakespeare Company continues its residency at the Novello theatre with the bard’s mischievous and magical comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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          • Mon 19 Jan 2009 11:49

            Every Good Boy Deserves Favour

            Tom Stoppard and André Previn’s play with orchestra is a clever and witty treatment of a shocking subject matter.

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