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

30/11/2019

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

29/11/2019

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

26/11/2019

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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A gender-flipping Shrew from the RSC at the Barbican Theatre

22/11/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew: Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, London, 20.11.2019. (CS)

Claire Price as Petruchia and Joseph Arkley as Katherine (c) Ikin Yum Photography

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An exuberant RSC As You Like It at the Barbican Theatre

31/10/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Shakespeare, As You Like It: Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, London, 29.10.2019. (CS)

Sandy Grierson (Touchstone); photo credit, Topher McGrillis (c) RSC

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Bridge Theatre’s gender-fluid forest frolics are all in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

19/10/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom National Theatre Live – Bridge Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: recorded live at the Bridge Theatre and shown at Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 17.10.2019. (JPr)

Bridge Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (c) Manuel Harlan

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Hulks Ahoy as CODA’s The Producers reopens the Ashcroft Playhouse

23/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mel Brooks, The Producers (lyrics and music by Brooks and adapted by Brooks and Thomas Meehan from the 1967 film): Ensembles and musicians of CODA (Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association) / Joshua Hickin (musical director and arranger). Ashcroft Playhouse at Fairfield Halls, Croydon. 20.9.2019. (JB)

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s bittersweet Fleabag remains an ode to all modern women

14/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Fleabag (written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge): Directed for the screen by Tony Grech-Smith and broadcast live from the Wyndham’s Theatre, London, to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 12.9.2019. (JPr)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) (c) Matt Humphrey

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