September 1 2014 Latest news:
Having captured the nation’s heart when she starred in Nescafé’s iconic series of Gold Blend adverts in the late ’80s, Sharon Maughan knows how to get the most out of tight dramatic opportunities.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Adam Morris, is a playful and lively awakening of Shakespeare’s classic – even if it does not take risks with originality.
The similarities in title are deliberate. In C.J. Wilmann’s new play, audiences are treated to a hypothetical extension of the true story behind Oscar Wilde’s Faustian-like parable, The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Taking aim at a world in which immigration, women’s rights and right-wing extremism are the hot topics of the day, Simon Callow’s latest show may sound as cutting edge as it gets.
Dirty Promises is the second half of an evening devoted to one-act plays, with just two of the four plays in the HopeFull Festival being held at the Hope Theatre until the end of the month.
“On the surface it’s a traditional love story, in an unforgiving setting for a love story to unfold.”
It seemed even the gods approved of the Open Air Theatre’s production of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess when we visited.
Charles Pooter is one of the greatest comical characters in English literature, a prince of platitudes who records simply and honestly all the trifling details of his life with hilarious results.
To capture the public’s hearts with his controversial opera Life from Light, Toni Castells has made some tweaks, secured singer Camilla Kerslake’s services and uttered some choice words ahead of its new airing at the Tete a Tete Festival.
At the very start of Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles, we are told this is not just another jukebox musical that sees “a lot of Beatles songs chewed up and spat out” to the audience’s delight.
Andy Burrows is one of music’s “good guys”, not that he would want to be seen like that.
“I did a little bit of research and I decided it was too important for me to pass up,” says playwright Isley Lynn, recalling the time she was approached to produce a play about female genital mutilation (FGM).
It didn’t get off to the best start, with the first week of shows cancelled and angry fans taking to social media in their droves to vent their frustrations.
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