The Misanthrope

Exchange Theatre return to the Drayton Arms Theatre for Bastille Festival celebrations, this year putting on alternate English and French versions of Molière’s classic comedy Le/The Misanthrope. It centres around Alceste, a man who cannot abide flattery and instead is unflinchingly honest in his opinions – even when it could potentially affect his livelihood. In our age of […]

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Kiss Me

Richard Bean’s new play originally ran downstairs at Hampstead Theatre at the end of last year, and has now transferred to Trafalgar Studios 2 for a limited run. It’s a two-hander that goes by in a flash at around 75 minutes, delving into themes of love, loss, war and life. It’s 1929. The First World War has […]

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Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Following a run at Theatre N16 last year, John Patrick Shenley’s play has a short stint at Islington’s Old Red Lion Theatre this month. An intense 80-minute two-hander set in the Bronx, it brings together two outsiders desperate for happiness and a semblance of normality, but all too often they’ve been left feeling hopeless about their […]

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Contactless debuted as a 15-minute short play at Falling Pennies’ new writing showcase On The Night in June 2016, and writer Tom Hartwell has now extended it into a full-length play, which had a short run at Islington’s revamped Hen and Chickens recently. It tells stories of something that should be familiar to most Londoners: […]

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Twelfth Night (Watermill Theatre)

Not only is 2017 the unofficial ‘Year of Twelfth Night’, it also seems to come with Romeo and Juliet in rep – and this is the case for the Watermill Theatre’s touring productions, most recently resident at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. Twelfth Night is set in the revolutionary Jazz Age, as the auditorium becomes the […]

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The Mikado

Currently on a UK tour, Sasha Regan’s all-male production of the famous Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera has most recently run at Richmond Theatre. It is a follow-up of sorts to previous tours of HMS Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance. Set around the fictitious Japanese town of Titipu, wandering minstrel Nanki-Poo arrives seeking news […]

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