The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

First performed last year, as Emma Rice took over the reins at the Globe, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk is back at the Bristol Old Vic for a few shows – it will then travel to Edinburgh Festival, before flying all the way over to LA early next year. The 90-minute production blurs the lines of art […]

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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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“Stick that on the poster!”

Sunny Afternoon is now coming to its final end. And you know what? At this point I’m actually quite glad. Not in a vindictive “I can’t have it so no one can” kind of way (before anyone decides to misquote me), but because it’s been going in one venue or other for just over three […]

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Merely Theatre: Twelfth Night

Partway through their second national tour, Merely Theatre are currently performing Twelfth Night in rep with Romeo & Juliet using their genderblind company. The cast for this particular performance had a fairly even split, with Tamara Astor and Sarah Peachey opposite Robert Myles, Simon Grujich and David Gerits. This is probably my favourite Shakespeare play, so I’m always […]

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Merely Theatre: Romeo & Juliet

Partway through their second national tour, Merely Theatre are currently performing Romeo & Juliet in rep with Twelfth Night using their genderblind company. The cast for this particular performance ended up mostly female, with Luke Barton alongside Tamara Astor, Hannah Ellis, Emmy Rose and Ffion Jones. Clearly with a company of this size the text has […]

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Running Wild

Devon, war, children and plenty of animals: all Michael Morpurgo staples, but Running Wild is no ordinary beast. Think of The Jungle Book in the modern world, with all the perils that habitat faces in the 21st century, and you’re heading in the right direction. The show has recently started out on a UK tour […]

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