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Behzti Author’s Response Play Premieres in Mar
By Terri Paddock · 10 Dec 2009 · West End
Playwright Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, who received death threats after her allegedly “anti-Sikh” play Behzti (Dishonour) sparked off riots when it premiered at Birmingham Rep five years ago (...
Dick Whittington (Chipping Norton)
By Michael Coveney · 10 Dec 2009 · West End
The delightful little theatre at Chipping Norton – a converted Victorian Salvation Army hall – is renowned for its simple traditional pantos, but new director John Terry’s offering of Dick Wh
Alice's Adventures Underground (OFS Studio, Oxford)
By Simon Tavener · 9 Dec 2009 · Central
The story of Alice and her travels through the rabbit hole into Wonderland has entranced readers and audiences for over 140 years. Given the Oxford connection, there have been a number of theatrical ...
Honk! (Northampton)
By Editorial Staff · 7 Dec 2009 · Central
These days they’re probably best known for tarting up Mary Poppins for the stage, but the musical writing partnership of Stiles and Drewe had a big success long before that. Honk! The Ugly
Jack and the Beanstalk (Nottingham)
By Editorial Staff · 6 Dec 2009 · Central
Pantomimes always tread a fine line between entertaining the children who make up the bulk of their audience and playing up to the grown-ups who pay for the tickets. Sadly, this production of Jack
Whatsonstage.com Awards Nominees Announced
By Editorial Staff · 4 Dec 2009 · West End
The nominations in the tenth annual Whatsonstage.com Awards, the “theatregoers’ choice”, were announced today (4 December 2009) at the West End's Cafe de Paris. The Whatsonstage.com
Madam Butterfly (Tour - Oxford)
By Editorial Staff · 4 Dec 2009 · Central
Welsh National Opera’s production of Madam Butterfly is powerful stuff. The form dictates the creation of an emotional maelstrom and anyone who knows the story will realise that they are in ...
Mrs Warren's Profession (Tour - Birmingham)
By Editorial Staff · 4 Dec 2009 · Central
Bernard Shaw’s controversial examination of Victorian hypocrisy is an interesting comment on the themes of capitalism and human nature. The narrative revolves around the central relationship ...
Wozzeck (Tour - Oxford)
By Editorial Staff · 4 Dec 2009 · Central
In the 84 years since its premiere Berg’s tragic opera Wozzeck has proved the one twentieth century opera written using the twelve-tone method to maintain a secure foothold in the reperto
Kes (Tour - Oxford)
By Editorial Staff · 4 Dec 2009 · Central
Kes is based on the 1968 novel A Kestrel for a Knave by British writer Barry Hines, telling the story of Billy Casper, a young working-class boy growing up in poverty, with an absent ...

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