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Faust x 2 – Watermill Theatre, Newbury

Adaptors and Translators: Ian McDiarmid and Philip Wayne Director: Lisa Blair Reviewer: David Jobson The story of Faustus selling his soul to the Devil never ceases to intrigue. It has spawned countless adaptations, including Marlowe and Gothe’s plays. It is a goldmine of moral and mythical themes for writers and directors to delve in (and perhaps show off a bit of ...

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27: The Rise of a Falling Star – Cockpit Theatre, London

Music, Book and Lyrics: Sam Cassidy Music: Matt Wills Directors: Arlene Phillips and Sam Cassidy Reviewer: Maryam Philpott It’s not often the glitterati are tempted away from the West End to a fringe theatre outside the bounds of Zone 1, but the opening night of 27: The Rise of a Falling Star had them flocking to the Cockpit Theatre north ...

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Jelly Beans – Theatre 503, London

Writer and Director: Dan Pick Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   One of the most important purposes of the London fringe is to offer-up a range of voices, ones that tell us about stories, cultures and people that are often under-represented. Visiting the West End is frequently a middle-class affair with its umpteenth revival of Hayfever that can seem a million miles ...

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Comeback! The Karl Marx Musical – Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London

Writers: Maximilian Reeg, Steffen Lukas, Tobias Kunzel Director: Harry Meacher Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Comrades! The spirit of Karl Marx has risen in Highgate, and he’s returned to retract his thesis on capitalism to help a banker recoup his lost earnings after a recent financial crash. That probably doesn’t sound like something Marx would do, a bizarre suggestion perhaps, but ...

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M/lights – Stage@Leeds

Created by:PCI Production Reviewer: Sam Wall Like fusion cookery for the world of theatre this is a production extravaganza of monochrome madness, dazzling stage lighting, fast-paced media imagery and a bombardment of onstage activity from the actors. Prepare to be blown away, mesmerized and wowed by an assault on your senses that you’ll be unlikely to forget. There’s so much ...

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CD Review: Where The Sky Ends –The Songs of Michael Mott

Reviewer: Ian Foster Where The Sky Ends is the debut album from US composer and lyricist Michael Mott which makes for one of the better songbook collections that have been released this year. 11 original songs (and a brief interlude) are featured here which have been selected from shows he has written like Faustus and Mob Wife and also from ...

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NEWS: Lead casting for Regents Park Open Air Theatre announced

Today, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has confirmed lead casting for Hobson’s Choice and the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Mark Benton will play Henry Hobson in Hobson’s Choice, with Jodie McNee as his daughter Maggie. Rufus Bonds Jr and Nicola Hughes play the title rôles in Porgy and Bess with Phillip Boykin re-creating his Tony Award nominated performance as Crown, ...

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Hannah – Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: Chris Thorpe Director: Simon Evans Reviewer: Teddy Lamb The Unicorn Theatre is easily one of the most exciting spaces in London, with a dedicated year round repertoire of work specifically made for young people. Their commitment to pushing the boundaries of Children’s Theatre is what sets them apart from other children’s companies and Hannah is no exception. Adapting Marlowe’s ...

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