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Theatre News from The Guardian & The Telegraphic newspapers in the U.K.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, LondonJocelyn Jee Esien and Pauline McLynn are on glorious form and bring out the glee in Marlowe’s macabre classic When asked why she decided to make Doctor...
Battersea Arts Centre, LondonChildren are given access all areas to explore the old town hall building in this story about Britain’s first female civil servant ‘Why does it say ‘caution,...
Belgrade theatre, CoventryA well-intentioned comedy show about female war heroes unintentionally undermines its own ambitions When a panto’s biggest laughs are canned, it is not a great sign. Marking the...
Second Home, LondonDisaffection trumps dynamism in Steven Warwick and Carlos Maria Romero’s site-responsive piece staged in a co-working space The minimal electro beat ramps up and a gaggle of go-go...
Theatre Royal Stratford East, LondonCharles Perrault meets Doctor Who in this lively production about a cockney martial-arts princess who travels through time Pantomime survives by being infinitely flexible. This version...
Battersea Arts Centre, LondonChildren are given access all areas to explore the old town hall building in this story about Britain’s first female civil servant ‘Why does it say ‘caution,...
Belgrade theatre, CoventryA well-intentioned comedy show about female war heroes unintentionally undermines its own ambitions When a panto’s biggest laughs are canned, it is not a great sign. Marking the...
Second Home, LondonDisaffection trumps dynamism in Steven Warwick and Carlos Maria Romero’s site-responsive piece staged in a co-working space The minimal electro beat ramps up and a gaggle of go-go...
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, LondonJocelyn Jee Esien and Pauline McLynn are on glorious form and bring out the glee in Marlowe’s macabre classic When asked why she decided to make Doctor...
Theatre Royal Stratford East, LondonCharles Perrault meets Doctor Who in this lively production about a cockney martial-arts princess who travels through time Pantomime survives by being infinitely flexible. This version...
Theatre gala organisers apologise for ‘serious error’ in leaving the influential director out of this year’s In Memoriam segment Organisers of the Olivier awards have said they will rename future...
Guardian photographer David Levene was backstage at Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, south-west London Continue reading...
Highlights from the speeches given by Bryan Cranston, Jez Butterworth, Sheila Atim and others at the 2018 Oliviers Revolutionary musical Hamilton takes home seven Olivier awards Bryan Cranston (best actor,...
London’s Royal Albert Hall hosts the UK’s most prestigious theatre awards Revolutionary musical Hamilton takes home seven Olivier awards Continue reading...
Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, the National Theatre and Bryan Cranston also come up trumps Hamilton, the stage juggernaut that is arguably the most popular and influential musical for a generation,...