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          • 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.

          • Tue 11 Nov 2008 12:01

            The Long Road

            The collision of two lives, once totally unrelated and unknown to each other, can have truly catastrophic results, binding the pair together in an unexpected and painful way.

          • Fri 07 Nov 2008 12:02

            Othello

            There may never have been a more unlikely setting for Shakespeare’s tragedy of jealousy than a West Yorkshire housing estate pub at the turn of the millennium.

          • Thu 06 Nov 2008 10:59

            Rank

            Three Irish taxi drivers waiting around at Dublin airport, desperately hoping for customers, sounds like an unlikely setting for a thriller. But Rank takes this group of seemingly normal men and leads them down an increasingly dangerous path.

          • Wed 05 Nov 2008 10:39

            Lucky Seven

            Anthony Clark directs a new play by Hampstead theatre writer-in-residence Alexis Zegerman, which focuses on the human obsession with comparing ourselves to others.

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