Arabian Nights

Following on from their traditional outdoor season at the Actor’s Church, which saw productions of The Tempest and The Three Musketeers, Iris Theatre now head out to East London for their autumn show: a new adaptation of Arabian Nights. Nessah Muthy has compiled a selection of the One Thousand and One Nights tales, picking out a range […]

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The Wider Earth: cast announced

The cast has today been announced for the European première of Darwin drama The Wider Earth, which begins its run at the Natural History Museum in October. This will be the first time a theatre has been constructed within the museum and is going to be found in the Jerwood Gallery, near the Darwin Centre […]

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Missed The Boat: Amélie

This is another missed opportunity from last year’s New York trip – particularly given that it was still in previews when I was over there, so potentially a slightly lower demand and price range… But it wasn’t to be (as you know, I didn’t end up seeing any show in a Broadway theater) and given […]

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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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Avenue Q: 2019 UK tour announced

This morning Selladoor Worldwide has announced the return of anarchic puppet show Avenue Q, set to tour the UK again in 2019. The very politically incorrect comedy musical was last seen on tour in 2016 (following a five-year West End run and two other tours in 2014 & 2015), though it has been an Off […]

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Puppets 2017: a summary

After choosing in 2016 to focus on Shakespeare (in the 400th anniversary of his death), I went completely different this year and made it my mission to learn more about, and see more shows featuring, puppets. I have a longstanding love of puppets, grown mainly from Edd the Duck and the Muppets – and there […]

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