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          • Fri 14 Nov 2008 12:34

            Last chance for Olivier judges

            Theatre fans who fancy helping to select 2009’s best work and seeing a year’s worth of free productions in the process, have just two weeks left to apply to be Laurence Olivier Awards judges. Applications close on 28 November.

          • Fri 14 Nov 2008 11:26

            Goldberg brings Sister Act to West End

            Whoopi Goldberg is to co-produce a musical version of her hit 1992 film Sister Act in the West End. The new production opens at the London Palladium on 2 June 2009, after previews from 7 May.

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          • 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 17:50

            Hartnett leads stellar gala cast

            Hollywood star Josh Hartnett is among the many stars confirmed for this year’s Old Vic 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala, which takes place at the Waterloo venue on 30 November.

          • Wed 12 Nov 2008 16:59

            Stars turn out for Mathilde reading

            A host of West End stars, including Samuel Barnett, Daniel Evans, Josefina Gabrielle, Ella Smith and Sally Ann Triplett, are to stage a special industry reading of new musical Mathilde later this week.

          • Wed 12 Nov 2008 16:13

            Adriano Shaplin

            With cutting edge theatre company The Riot Group, playwright Adriano Shaplin has built a reputation for unflinchingly contemporary work. For his RSC debut, however, he has tackled a new idea, a history play, as Matthew Amer found out.

          • Wed 12 Nov 2008 12:42

            Buddy rocks off in Feb 2009

            Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story will end its rocking West End run at the Duchess theatre on 7 February 2009, four days after the 50th anniversary of Buddy Holly’s tragic death.

          • Wed 12 Nov 2008 12:10


            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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