England Theatre News and Reviews

Catherine Love: International ideas benefit audiences everywhere
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
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
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
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
The 31 city tour opens at the Salford Lowry in December
River Lane (Peterborough)
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)
"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
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)
This new play by Nick Payne can be summed up as a thoroughly cerebral affair, both literally and figuratively.
Peddling (HighTide Festival, Halesworth(
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?