The Libertine review

The Libertine review

Firstly, the theatre itself is beautiful. An architectural masterpiece of Georgian splendour, its decadent décor melded perfectly into the set of the play. The immersion was furthered as before the play began, side characters mingled with the audience at the front of the stage. Based on true events, Stephen Jeffreys’...

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1984 at the Playhouse Theatre

1984 at the Playhouse Theatre

1984 By Rowland Stirling July 1 – October 29 Playhouse Theatre Tickets from: £19.84   1984 was a fierce polemic against Stalinism, envisioning a world perpetually at war with unseen, ever changing enemies, the population constantly watched and disappearances frequent. Winston Smith, a low level bureaucrat, embittered with the totalitarian...

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Theatre Review: The Spoils

Theatre Review: The Spoils

Jesse Eisenburg has spent the vast majority of his career serving as the edgier, thinking man’s version of Michael Cera; trafficking in the same foot in mouth social awkwardness of the Superbad star but with an antagonistic edge that often blurs the line between amusing and abrasive. In The Spoils,...

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A Twist of Lemmon at St James Theatre

Two time academy award winning actor Jack Lemmon won over the hearts of generations of audiences with a career that spanned over half a century. Fifteen years after his death and his son, Chris, himself a prolific performer, is honouring him with a one man show about his life: A...

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Dr Faustus at Duke of York Theatre

A production like Jamie Lloyd’s modern reimagining of Doctor Faustus is a rare thing to find on the normally controversy-averse playground of the West End. This kaleidoscopic ride of pop-cultural hedonism dressed as Marlowe’s sixteenth century morality tale occasionally feels in danger of regressing to a particularly psychedelic episode of...

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Theatre Review: Cleansed

The National Theatre’s production of Cleansed is in it’s final weeks at the Dorfman Theatre. It has been eighteen years since the original production of Sarah Kane’s Cleansed opened at our own Royal Court Theatre in ’98. My thoughts upon entering the Dorfman for The National’s first staging of any of Kane’s...

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Controversial Finborough Theatre redevelopment goes to appeal

The controversial planning application to renovate the above section of the Finborough Theatre have come up for appeal. The proposal (which follows three previously rejected planning applications) has been under attack by Finborough personnel and local residents since August 2015. Fans of the Earls Court venue, including theatre trustee Matthew...

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The Argument: Hampstead Theatre Downstairs

The Argument Hampstead Theatre Downstairs Until 2 April hampsteadtheatre.com William Boyd has written some very classy novels, which, like any work of fiction, employ a number of disciplines, such as narrative structure, plot, characterisation, pace, descriptive prose and dialogue. Writing a play from a standing start must involve some of...

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Stomp celebrates eight years at Ambassadors Theatre

Stomp at London’s Ambassadors Theatre has extended its booking period until 8 January 2017.  The show, which on Sunday 27 September celebrated eight years at the Ambassadors Theatre, where it has broken all previous box office records, will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2016.   Stomp, created by Luke Cresswell...

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Lyric Theatre opens applications for educational programme aimed at NEETS

The Lyric theatre is currently accepting applications for START autumn 2015. The six week project aims to re-engage young people with the learning process through creative and artistic projects. Open to disadvantaged young Londoners aged between 16 and 19 the programme engages young people from West London who are NEET...

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