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The Crouch End comic lays bare her dysfunctional childhood and relationship with her mum in her first ever stand up show

Bridget Galton and family enjoyed a warm October break in a beautiful villa on the Italian island which has great food and culture

Growing up the daughter of New Labour spin doctor Alistair Campbell was a childhood like few others but the irrepressible comic is mining it for all its crazy humour

Belsize Park comic David Mitchell makes an affable Bard with writer's block and a pressing need for a hit in Ben Elton's sublimely silly Jacobean romp

Al Blyth makes an assured thought-provoking debut about privacy versus security and the perils of surveillance culture

A timely return for Mike Bartlett's incisive, stirring Brexit play which examines faultlines of class and town versus country through one woman's nostalgia for a garden

Groove Armada, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Reginald D Hunter and Irvine Welsh are among the vibrant eccentric performers at the one-day family friendly summer festival

Bookniks sees authors including Andy Stanton, Kate Pankhurst and Helen Peters take part in interactive talks and workshops on the theme of the Environment

Stu McLoughlin of Living Spit Theatre explains how their 'hysterical historical' show sees him play all six of the Tudor monarch's wives while strumming a guitar

A 'queer group show' including works by Soft Cell singer Marc Almond could be the last exhibition at Bloomsbury's not for profit Grade II listed arts centre

The legendary composer and producer is joined by Camden Town collective Soul II Soul for a footstopming night at the Hampstead mansion with a date also announced for Reggae champion David Rodigan

The trade off between security and liberty is tested in Al Blyth's spy thriller about GCHQ intelligence officers running surveillance on an investigative journalist

Julie Tsung's intriguing set up playing on false memory and the supernatural is undermined by poor structure, inadequate design and a deflated ending

The boys behind the 'goes wrong' hits have mostly pulled off a new trick mindmelding their slapstick with geniunely dazzling magic from Penn & Teller

As he prepares to open his latest West End show The Prince of Egypt, the Wicked and Godspell composer and lyricist appears at the Finsbury Park Venue to raise funds for a production of RAGS The Musical

Most of the opportunities to tell this epic story of Shackleton's 1914 expedition have been missed in this trudge through the snow.

Joyful anarchy, circus skills and riotous humour combine to create a glorious night of misrule at the Chalk Farm arts venue

Aerial theatre company creates an acclaimed inter-generational circus show that explores complex human relationships with performers ranging from age 13-60

More than sixty years after it was written, Shelagh Delaney's play of maternal neglect and female resilience rings true across the decades

James McAvoy gives a performance of blazing intensity in a radical updating of the French tragi-comedy about a rapier wit with a huge nose

A hugely enjoyable, lusty gender swap prdouction fails to shed fresh light on Shakespeare's problematic play of coersive control

Miriam Margolyes stands out as vicious wheelchair bound Nell in a dysfunctional violent relationship with her inadequate son

A fresh, hilarious and gender-blind modern take on Shakespeare's classic comedy of love and trust

Drama about the Edwardian scandal of a diet regime that killed patients fails to explore either motivations or echoes with modern health crazes

Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner shine as the struggling parents of a severely disabled child in a lacerating black comedy that will make you laugh and cry

Welsh company Opera D'draig transposes Donizetti's comic opera to 1980s Barry Island to beautiful bawdy and hilarious effect

A seven course tasting menu and a poignant drama of loss and migration offer food for thought

Tracy-Ann Oberman gives a bravura performance as a single mum struggling to come to terms with her teenage son's horrific crime

In these crazy, hazy days of September 2019 when life in our reliable parliamentary democracy has degenerated into a scenario that even the most fanciful writer couldn't make up, then it's time for entertainment.

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