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          • Thu 27 Nov 2008 10:48

            August: Osage County

            After dominating this year’s Tony Awards, collecting five wins in the play categories, August: Osage County opened at the National Theatre with a weight of expectation adding to the oppression of a sultry summer in Oklahoma...

          • Wed 26 Nov 2008 11:19

            The Family Reunion

            Why is there a pile of sand in the corner of the austere drawing room of a grand country house? This and many other questions remain unexplained in T S Eliot’s complex, mysterious play The Family Reunion, revived at the Donmar Warehouse.

          • Fri 21 Nov 2008 10:28

            Eddie Izzard: Stripped

            Actor and stand-up comedian Eddie Izzard has reached rock star status within the comedy world since his first, Laurence Olivier Award-nominated, West End performance, Live At The Ambassadors, in 1993.

          • Thu 20 Nov 2008 10:46

            Imagine This

            Imagine This: an original new musical opening in the West End, one not based on a book, a film or a band’s back catalogue, and not a transfer from Broadway. It has been a rare occurrence of late, but it happened last night at the New London theatre.

          • Wed 19 Nov 2008 10:31

            The Tragedy Of Thomas Hobbes

            In the atmospheric setting of Wilton’s Music Hall, simultaneously ancient and modern, the Royal Shakespeare Company launches its 2008 London season with the world premiere of The Tragedy Of Thomas Hobbes.

          • Tue 18 Nov 2008 11:15

            Treasure Island

            Sword fights, pirate shanties, adventures on the high seas and sinister spirits of pirates past are all to be found in the Theatre Royal Haymarket’s new family production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Treasure Island.

          • Fri 14 Nov 2008 10:44

            I Caught Crabs In Walberswick

            A stage bathed in lurid pink and lime green light, heart-pounding dance music and a backdrop which mixes a rural scene with images of teenage life, immediately shout youth as the audience enters the Bush theatre...

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          • Thu 13 Nov 2008 11:06

            On Emotion

            Are we the puppets of our emotions? That is the question asked and pondered in the new ‘Theatre Essay’ from On Theatre, currently playing at the Soho theatre.

          • Thu 13 Nov 2008 10:50

            A Midsummer Night’s Dream

            Following Footsbarn’s brief stay at Shakespeare’s Globe this summer with A Shakespeare Party – its first London appearance in 17 years – the travelling theatre company returns to the capital, pitching its tent in Victoria Park to present A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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          • Wed 12 Nov 2008 12:10

            Gethsemane

            Politicians, fundraisers, journalists and ordinary members of the public swing around an ethical pivot in David Hare’s new play Gethsemane, which premiered at the National’s Cottesloe theatre last night.

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