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          • Tue 23 Sep 2008 11:51

            Flamenco Flamen’ka

            Dance fans revelling in the return of celebrity dance contest Strictly Come Dancing have a chance to see the choreography of the programme’s Mr Nasty, judge Craig Revel Horwood, up close in his new show Flamenco Flamen’ka at the Lyric.

          • Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:45

            Rain Man

            A Hollywood heartthrob, a lauded British performer and a plot and title taken from a well-loved film; on paper Rain Man has all the ingredients of a West End hit. Matthew Amer was in the first night audience.

          • Fri 19 Sep 2008 11:58


            Drug abuse, rock and roll and addiction have all descended on the Trafalgar Studios in Andrew Upton’s gritty, darkly comic Riflemind. Directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman and starring John Hannah...

          • Thu 18 Sep 2008 11:14


            Kenneth Branagh, who once played the melancholic Dane, Hamlet, so memorably, now takes on the role of Ivanov, a man unable to extract himself from his own despair. Caroline Bishop was in the first night audience at the Wyndham’s.

          • Tue 16 Sep 2008 13:26

            Six Characters In Search Of An Author

            Director Rupert Goold has a lot to live up to. His last West End production, the Patrick Stewart-led Macbeth, collected a clutch of awards and almost universal acclaim. So all eyes were on this new production of Six Characters In Search Of An Author, to see if he could repeat the trick…

          • Fri 12 Sep 2008 12:00

            Now Or Later

            Eddie Redmayne stars in Christopher Shinn’s fast-talking political drama at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, directed by Dominic Cooke.

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          • Thu 11 Sep 2008 11:38

            Kicking A Dead Horse

            With only a dead horse and his own conscience for company, Stephen Rea muses on life and the wild West in Sam Shepard’s monologue, produced by the Abbey Theatre Dublin, which opened at the Almeida last night.

          • Wed 10 Sep 2008 14:35


            Spandex, cheesy music, tight coloured jeans, more spandex, comedy mispronunciation, dodgy presenting, a little more spandex and some controversial voting. This is the world of Eurobeat, a loving pastiche of all things Eurovision.

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          • Tue 09 Sep 2008 12:13


            Who knew that Brecht wrote pantomime? The German playwright is more famous for his epic themes and seriousness of topic than his ability to entice a titter, yet in Hampstead theatre’s production of Turandot, we have the UK premiere of Brecht’s only comedy.

          • Thu 04 Sep 2008 12:17


            A chilly night at Shakespeare’s Globe marks the beginning of the end of alfresco theatre season. But with a nip in the air, there was anything but a frosty reception for Liberty, the new French Revolution-set piece by Glyn Maxwell.

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