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          • Thu 16 Oct 2008 10:00

            A Disappearing Number

            Winner of the 2008 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, Complicite’s A Disappearing Number returns to London for a run at the Barbican theatre. Charlotte Marshall was in the first night audience.

          • Tue 14 Oct 2008 10:13


            Don’t be fooled by the programme or the advertising, there is more to Peepolykus’s production of The Importance Of Being Earnest than meets the eye.

          • Mon 13 Oct 2008 12:12

            La Clique

            Cabaret, circus, comedy and performance art combine to create arguably two of the most surreal, risqué and entertaining hours you can currently spend in London, with the arrival of the bizarre La Clique at the Hippodrome.

          • Fri 10 Oct 2008 10:41

            In The Red And Brown Water

            Tarell Alvin McCraney scored a critical success with his debut at the Young Vic last year, The Brothers Size, which is now simultaneously revived in the studio while a bigger, altogether bolder production of that play’s prequel, In The Red And Brown Water, consumes the main stage.

          • Fri 10 Oct 2008 09:01


            Unique theatre company Shared Experience comes to Hampstead theatre with Polly Teale’s new provocative and topical play Mine. Charlotte Marshall was in the first night audience.

          • Wed 08 Oct 2008 11:32

            The Broken Space Season

            After a series of leaks left the Bush theatre unable to turn on its stage lights, undaunted, the theatre decided to create a novel selection of plays, all of which could be staged as the natural light outside was falling. Charlotte Marshall was in the first night audience to experience theatre in the dark.

          • Wed 08 Oct 2008 10:19

            No Man’s Land

            Rupert Goold’s recent productions of The Tempest, Macbeth, The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot and Six Characters In Search Of An Author have seen the director du jour stamp his authority on well known texts, using all manner of directorial tricks to create an engaging atmosphere for a 21st century audience.

          • Tue 07 Oct 2008 11:00

            The Norman Conquests

            It is a strange sensation to see the auditorium of the Old Vic completely reconfigured; to see audience members sitting behind the proscenium arch where the stage should be. But it is testament to Matthew Warchus’s production of Alan Ayckbourn’s triptych...

          • Tue 07 Oct 2008 10:33

            Radio Golf

            Written as part of a series of plays exploring the African-American experience in the 20th century, August Wilson’s Radio Golf finishes the century with a portrait of Pittsburgh in 1997, a place and a time at odds with its past.

          • Fri 03 Oct 2008 10:54


            A prominent politician’s career threatened by a scandalous relationship about to hit the headlines, or worse, be rumoured in society. It all sounds pretty contemporary, yet Harvey Granville Barker’s Waste, which opened at the Almeida last night, was written in the early 20th century.

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