England Theatre News and Reviews

Catherine Love: International ideas benefit audiences everywhere
By Catherine Love · 12 May 2014

The caravan showcase, currently taking place as part of Brighton Festival, is a reminder of the benefits of international exchange

Gary Lucy leads new Full Monty cast, tour starts September
By Editorial Staff · 9 May 2014

Lucy will star alongside Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Rupert Hill, Martin Miller and Bobby Schofield

Paines Plough's James Grieve and George Perrin: 'We strive to be a truly national theatre of new plays'
By James Grieve and George Perrin · 6 May 2014

As Paines Plough turns 40, its joint artistic directors tell WhatsOnStage how they're celebrating with the company's biggest season yet

Globe on Screen returns with Macbeth, The Tempest and more
By Rosie Bannister · 2 May 2014

Shakespeare's Globe will broadcast three of its 'Season of Plenty' productions to cinemas around the world later this year

National confirms full dates for Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time tour
By Editorial Staff · 1 May 2014

The 31 city tour opens at the Salford Lowry in December

River Lane (Peterborough)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 10 May 2014

Peterborough is a city of two parts – the very old and the comparatively recent. Eastern Angles' locally-based plays play their part in keeping it all together.

The Rite of Spring/Romeo & Juliet (tour – St Albans)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 9 May 2014

"The Rite of Spring" concerns the sacrifice of a girl to propitiate the gods and ensure prosperity. "Romeo and Juliet" is (partly) about the sacrifice of young love on the altar of ambition. What happens when you sew the two together?

The Bricks of Burston
By Wilf Arasaratnam · 22 Apr 2014

Norfolk is sometimes characterised as a backwater, but a century ago the village of Burston made its mark as the scene of the longest-ever strike in British history.

Incognito (HighTide Festival, Halesworth)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 14 Apr 2014

This new play by Nick Payne can be summed up as a thoroughly cerebral affair, both literally and figuratively.

Peddling (HighTide Festival, Halesworth(
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 13 Apr 2014

A young man going from door-to-door with an identity badge and a selection of goods one can buy cheaper (and better) elsewhere. So what?