Stevenage 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

Happy 80th birthday Alan Bennett: 8 quotes we love from Untold Stories
By Theo Bosanquet · 9 May 2014

To mark the great man's 80th today, we've compiled a selection of quotations from his 2005 collection of writings

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

James and the Giant Peach (Stevenage)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 16 Apr 2014

David Wood's stage adaptation of the Roald Dahl book "James and the Giant Peach" is flexible enough to allow for variations.

Ladies in Retirement (tour – Stevenage)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 25 Mar 2014

It's been around first as a stage play and then as a film since 1940, but Ladies in Retirement still packs a psychological punch.

La traviata (tour – Stevenage)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 25 Feb 2014

It's deservedly one of Verdi's most popular operas. "La traviata" is also probably the one with which he felt the closest emotional connexion – that much mooted but never written "Lear" excepted.

Absent Friends (Stevenage Gordon Craig Theatre)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 6 Feb 2014

The year is 1974. The location is an up-to-the-minute suburban house. Diana is hosting a tea party for old friends of hers and her businessman husband Paul. What could possibly go wrong?

Cinderella (Stevenage)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 5 Jan 2014

It's billed as the best-loved pantomime of them all. Cinderella at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage reinforces the slogan