Wish list: The Show Must Go Online

This week The Show Must Go Online headed off into new territory, eschewing Shakespeare and anything Shakespeare-related with their latest production: John Lyly’s Gallathea (with a majority LGBTQIA+ cast). The team are clearly keen to continue their exploration of Zoom theatre for the foreseeable (though not at the eye-watering pace of a play a week […]

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Favourite shows of 2016

It has been pretty hard to narrow down my customary top 12, particularly given the sheer number of shows I had to choose from – and how late I was still seeing new shows… There are a few that I’ve had to exclude from the list as it would be cheeky to have shows from […]

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The Alchemist

2016 is not only the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, but also a commemoration  of other significant personalities in London’s theatre scene. In 1616, Ben Jonson practically became England’s first ever poet laureate, when King James I gave him a £60 annual pension. And to celebrate, Mercurius Theatre are currently in the middle of a […]

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