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14 productions you must see this month
We take a look at some of the theatrical events you shouldn't miss out on in January
Matt Trueman: Twenty years on, can Blasted still shock?
'To shock, a play needs to be, at some level, an unknown quality... We arrive braced for Blasted, steeled against its savagery'
Casting announced for Sarah Kane season in Sheffield
By Editorial Staff
The season comprises the acclaimed playwright's complete works
David Edgar to lead discussion of playwriting at Oxford University
Edgar will take up the post of visiting professor of drama studies
Casting announced for RSC's summer season at Swan Theatre
Full casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's summer productions of The Jew of Malta and Love's Sacrifice
Matt Trueman: Why Birdman is wrong to blast critics
Alejandro González Iñárittu's new film is scathing about critics, but it gets it all wrong. The best criticism takes courage, says Matt Trueman
Aladdin (Dancehouse, Manchester)
By Kristy Stott
The Dancehouse Theatre's family pantomime returns
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The Shoemaker's Holiday (Swan Theatre, RSC)
Following his acclaimed RSC debut, Phillip Breen returns to direct Dekker's city comedy of class, conflict and cobblers in love