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The Habit of Art (Tour - Milton Keynes)
By Editorial Staff · 21 Oct 2010
The older Alan Bennett gets, the grumpier he seems to become. This revered national treasure has shifted his ground from the early Beyond the Fringe days of witty satire to an elder statesman’s ...
The Cherry Orchard (Birmingham)
By Editorial Staff · 21 Oct 2010
As The REP approaches its final few months in it's Centenary Square home before a two year absence from its main auditorium, Artistic Director, Rachel Kavanaugh gives us a visually sumptuous take on ...
The Big Fellah (Tour - Oxford)
By Simon Tavener · 20 Oct 2010
I feel I ought to have more faith in Richard Bean as a playwright – his work is performed by major theatres, directed by talented people and is well-received by many of my colleagues. However th
Kirkwood's Empty & Crouch's Author Win Whiting
By Theo Bosanquet · 14 Oct 2010


Lucy Kirkwood’s it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now and Tim Crouch’s The Author have jointly won this year’s Whiting Award, s
Murder in the Cathedral (Oxford)
By Simon Tavener · 14 Oct 2010
Murder in the Cathedral is the hottest ticket in Oxford. It sold out within days of going on sale and so the sense of anticipation surrounding this unique production is almost as immense as ...
The Three Musketeers & the Princess of Spain (tour - Coventry)
By Editorial Staff · 14 Oct 2010
If you’re looking for a family trip out now that the weather is starting to turn, then the Belgrade Theatre’s latest offering of The Three Musketeers and the Princess of Spain could
WOS Blog: Waterside Wows But Can Aylesbury Fill It?
By David Dobson · 13 Oct 2010
What Aylesbury lacks in culture it more than makes up for in roundabouts, and it’s at the site of one of the town’s more prominent traffic junctions that this Buckinghamshire town’s
The Red Shoes (Tour - Oxford)
By Editorial Staff · 13 Oct 2010
Kneehigh’s touring production of The Red Shoes, itself a revival of Emma Rice’s award winning production from 2000 is deep, thought-provoking piece. A deceptively simple design by B
Hairspray (Tour - Oxford)
By Simon Tavener · 13 Oct 2010
A few years ago I saw the original London production of Hairspray and so expectations were high for the touring version which has reached Oxford this week. With Brian Conley leading the ...
Blood Brothers (Tour - Birmingham)
By Editorial Staff · 13 Oct 2010
I have never really understood the phenomenon that is the popularity of Blood Brothers, but tonight was the opportunity to understand what makes this show to be so well received by its ...