Colin McPherson and Ian Rickson present an Uncle Vanya for our times at the Harold Pinter Theatre


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Chekhov, Uncle Vanya: Harold Pinter Theatre, London, 23.1.2020. (CS)

Uncle Vanya (c) Johan Persson

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The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel at Wilton’s Music Hall


United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel (created by Told by an idiot with Theatre Royal Plymouth, from an idea by Irene Cotton and written and directed by Paul Hunter): Wilton’s Music Hall, London, 15.1.2020. (JB)

Jerone Marsh-Reid & Amalia Vitale in The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel
(c) Manuel Harlan

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Circus 1903 at the Royal Festival Hall has magic and awe-inspiring, death-defying, feats


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus: Royal Festival Hall, London. 19.12.2019. (JPr)

Circus 1903‘s ‘African Elephants’ (c) Dan Tsantilis

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In Chicago, Renée Fleming shines in The Light in the Piazza


United StatesUnited States Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas, The Light in the Piazza: Soloists, Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Kimberly Grigsby (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago, 14.12.2019. (JLZ)

Renée Fleming in The Light in the Piazza (c) Liz Lauren

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Cinderella pantomime at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Cinderella (pantomime written for the stage by Will Brenton and directed by George Wood): Phoenix Concert Hall, Fairfield Halls, Croydon, 14.12.2019. (JB)

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Andrew Scott’s Garry liberates Coward’s Present Laughter in a gender-swapping production


United KingdomUnited Kingdom National Theatre Live – Noël Coward’s Present Laughter: Directed for the screen by Marcus Viner and captured live at London’s The Old Vic and broadcast to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 28.11.2019. (JPr)

Andrew Scott and Indira Varma in Present Laughter (c) Manuel Harlan

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Doran’s dark and decadent Measure for Measure at the Barbican Theatre


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Shakespeare, Measure for Measure: Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, London, 27.11.2019. (CS)

Measure for Measure, RSC company (c) Helen Maybanks/RSC

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Making The Lady Vanishes at the Ashcroft Playhouse


United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Classic Thriller Theatre Company’s The Lady Vanishes (adapted by Antony Lampard and based on the film written by Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder and directed by Alfred Hitchcock): Ashcroft Playhouse at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, 25.11.2019. (JB)   

The Classic Thriller Theatre Company’s The Lady Vanishes

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