The Nature of Forgetting

Theatre Re return to London with their latest show, The Nature of Forgetting. It launched at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is now on tour across the UK for the next couple of months; it follows in the footsteps of Blind Man’s Song. In creating the show, the company have worked with renowned UCL neuroscientist […]

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Moormaid

The Arcola plays host to the world première of Marion Botts’ new play, Moormaid, and was inspired by Botts’ discovery that two of her former classmates had gone to Syria to fight for IS and didn’t come back. This kind of occurrence seems to have almost been normalised, which shocked her, and with this play Botts […]

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Stratford-upon-Avon: a guide

If you want to get a bit more of a flavour of Shakespeare’s personal life, there really is only one place you should visit: Stratford-upon-Avon. Not that it’s the most well-connected place in the country, but it definitely is worth the effort – whether you take two trains from London, drive yourself, or whatever, the […]

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Reared

John Fitzpatrick’s new play Reared has made its debut at Theatre503 – it is a dark comedy that looks at the so-called “sandwich” generation: the adults who are at the point of taking care of their parents whilst still looking after their children. Fitzpatrick is a playwright and screenwriter, who has been nominated at the BAFTAs, British […]

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Missed The Boat: Photograph 51

In 2015, Anna Ziegler’s play Photograph 51 was brought to London’s West End by the Michael Grandage Company, running at the Noel Coward Theatre from 5 September until 21 November. It was in development for many years prior to this run, however, receiving its première in Maryland in February 2008, winning the STAGE International Script […]

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Emma Rice at the Globe: top 10

It’s officially into Emma Rice’s last week at Shakespeare’s Globe, and I’m fully expecting to have a meltdown come Saturday evening… So while I’m still functioning, I thought it would be great to celebrate some of my favourite things about her time as the artistic director of the Globe – both from her shows and […]

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Coconut

The Thelmas round off the current season at the Ovalhouse with their production of Guleraana Mir’s play Coconut, directed by Madelaine Moore. After a short run in South London it heads out on a UK tour, taking in venues from Stockton and Slough to Leicester and Oldham. The title comes from the colloquial term that […]

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