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La Fille Mal Gardee (Birmingham Royal Ballet)
By Editorial Staff
It’s hard to believe that Birmingham Royal Ballet’s comic ray of sunshine, La Fille Mal Gardee, has been part of the repertoire for some fifty years, yet the performance is still as ...
Full List: 2011 Whatsonstage.com Award Winners
By Editorial Staff
The UK’s leading theatre website today reveals the winners for 2011 Whatsonstage.com Awards, the only prize-giving event for the theatre industry voted for purely by the ticket-buying public.
Matthew Bourne's Cinderella (Tour - Birmingham)
By Editorial Staff
Matthew Bourne is now world renowned for his flare of reinvention, taking classic tales and turning them on their head. Perhaps the tale of Cinderella is not as drastically morphed in ...
Doctor Faustus (Oxford)
Staging a new production of Doctor Faustus in a bookshop is an inventive and admirable idea. Creation's ambition and creativity are to be applauded for having persuaded Blackwell's to give up ...
Blithe Spirit (Tour - Milton Keynes)
By Editorial Staff
All the signs about this revival of Noel Coward’s biggest hit are promising: an award-winning West End and Broadway director, a stellar cast including one of Britain’s best-loved character ...
The Merchant of Venice (Derby)
By Editorial Staff
By setting Shakespeare’s most controversial play in the nineteen twenties just before the Wall Street Crash director Pete Meakin finds strong parallels with the economic uncertainties of the ...
Peter Pan on Ice (Tour - Northampton)
By Editorial Staff
Cool, smooth and with a glossy sheen of sparkle – no, not the ice that’s been specially frozen on the Derngate stage, but the stunning performers appearing on it. The Russian Ice Stars, whose ...
Footloose (Tour - Milton Keynes)
By Editorial Staff
Kevin Bacon has apparently spent 25 years bribing DJs not to play Footloose at parties. He’s never quite been able to live down the legacy of his iconic role in the 1984 movie. Implausibly but ...
Chess (Tour - Birmingham)
By Editorial Staff
Chess has always proven to be theatrical Marmite, you either love it or you hate it. Never has this been more appropriate than in regards to Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood’s current ...
Life of Riley (Tour - Oxford)
By Editorial Staff
Back to the theatre of the seventies we go with Ayckbourn’s latest at the Playhouse. Back to middle-class six-handers on the seemingly unremitting problems that spill from a comfortable marriage. ...