Why should you see Come From Away?

So it’s been a week since we found out the incredible cast for the UK & Ireland runs of hit musical Come From Away. West End favourite Rachel Tucker returns to lead a company that also includes David Shannon, Clive Carter, Nathanael Campbell, Jonathan Andrew Hume, Emma Salvo, Mary Doherty, Harry Morrison, Robert Hands, Cat […]

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Guest review: Ellen Casey From the moment Willy came out on stage clothed in nothing but a pink towel and double nipple rings I knew I was in for a treat. For the next hour I watched rapt as he by turns interrogated the gendered sexual structures of his community, described his sexual (and culinary) […]

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The Wider Earth

If you think of Charles Darwin, the immediate image that likely comes to mind is that of a white-haired & bearded man who has published On the Origin of Species to acclaim and controversy in the 19th century. What’s less well known is Darwin’s earlier life, in particular his days aboard the HMS Beagle – […]

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People Like Us

Can anyone remember the time before Brexit? You’re not alone. Most artistic responses, given the overwhelmingly pro-Remain stance across the sector, have focused on the most negative aspects of the whole thing. So it’s not at all unreasonable to show a piece from a pair of pro-Brexit writers (novelist Julie Burchill & journalist/novelist Jane Robins) […]

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City

With a title like A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City, Halley Feiffer’s play definitely attracts your attention. First performed Off Broadway at the MCC Theater at Lucille Lortel Theatre, before a run at the Geffen Playhouse in LA, it now has […]

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La Tragédie de Carmen

First performed in 1875, Bizet’s Carmen was far from an instant hit. It took until a revival eight years later for Parisian audiences to really be charmed by the piece, which is now an incredibly popular opera all around the world. Sung in French, it is based on a novella by Prosper Mérimée. Pop-Up Opera […]

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We’ll Live and Die in These Towns

The Bhagavad-Gita from Hindu mythology and a working class rock band from Coventry sound about as disparate as you can get – but not if you’re playwright Geoff Thompson. His latest show, We’ll Live and Die in These Towns, blends the two together to create an original story, forming a musical that features songs from […]

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