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Stage and Screen Legend Dame Angela Lansbury Honoured In New Show Looking for Lansbury

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Fiona Jane Weston pays tribute to showbiz legend Dame Angela Lansbury in new show

Stage and screen legend Dame Angela Lansbury turns 90 years old on 16th October and there is no better way to celebrate the life and work of this remarkable woman than with a show.

Written by Fiona Jane Weston and Patrick Lambe, Looking for Lansbury looks back at the life of stage and screen icon Dame Angela Lansbury. From Auntie Mame to Murder She Wrote, Dame Angela Lansbury has graced our screens for over 60 yea...

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We Just Keep Going opens at Hen & Chickens Theatre

We Just Keep Going

We Just Keep Going starts its three week run at the Hen & Chickens Theatre in Islington this week, starring Elle van Knoll, Hilary Tones, Sam Parks and Scott Westwood.

Written and produced by Elle van Knoll, We Just Keep Going is a touching play about love, family and the fraught relationship between mother and daughter. Watching her daughter Ruby (Elle van Knoll) grow into a young adult, Susan (Hilary Tones) must find a way to forge their fragile relationship before it’s too late...

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Sunday Shakespeare: Hamlet on Film

AP Photo/Royal Shakespeare Company, Ellie Kurttz

AP Photo/Royal Shakespeare Company, Ellie Kurttz

Donna Kelly takes a look back at five of the most famous adaptions of Hamlet on film

With Benedict Cumberbatch currently treading the boards as the Danish prince at the Barbican, the word on everyone’s lips at the moment is Hamlet.

William Shakespeare’s tale of tragedy of murder and revenge in medieval Denmark is arguably the Bard’s most famous and most-discussed play and it’s not hard to see why.

For those who have never read (or indeed seen)...

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Theatre Review: Jonathan Holloway’s Jekyll & Hyde – Platform Theatre, London

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Ambitious and convincing, Joe Newell reviews Jonathan Holloway’s grisly adaptation of Jekyll & Hyde

Jonathan Holloway’s grisly adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde returns to London for a short run at the Platform Theatre at Central St Martin’s.

This macabre and melodramatic portrayal of Jekyll & Hyde delivers some interesting twists to the classic we all know and love...

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Theatre Review: Pudding Black – Salford Arts Theatre

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1956 Theatre are back with a contemporary take on the classic ‘whodunnit’

1956 Theatre has always been a little daring with their productions. In the past year, the ambitious theatre company has performed six impressive pieces of theatre, reworking classic texts like Great Expectations and Little Women, as well as performing two new pieces like Juke Box Baby and Wolf. No surprise then that the team are back with a brand-new original piece called Pudding Black.

Sharp, shady and tantalisingly sta...

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In Interview: Lee Lomas, Managing Director of 1956 Theatre talks about Pudding Black

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Frankly My Dear chats with Lee Lomas of 1956 Theatre ahead of the opening night of his new original play Pudding Black.

Following the success of their first original production Juke Box Baby last year, 1956 Theatre are back with a brand new play called Pudding Black.

In true 1956 Theatre style, the team have taken the classic ‘whodunnit’ genre and given it a contemporary makeover.

Frankly, My Dear caught up with writer Lee Lomas (Managing Director of 1956 Theatre) to find out about the new play...

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Jonathan Holloway’s Jekyll & Hyde at Platform Theatre, London

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Jonathan Holloway’s directs startling reimagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll & Hyde

Following successful productions in 2013, Jekyll & Hyde returns to London next month for a two-week run at Platform Theatre, King’s Cross.

Written and directed by acclaimed director and playwright Jonathan Holloway, this ambitious adaption of Robert Louis Stevenson’s much-loved thriller tells the story of Henry Utterson, a London lawyer who investigates strange occurrences between Dr...

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You Won’t Succeed on Broadway if You Don’t Have Any Jews Heads to St James Theatre

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Musical returns to London in August with an all-star cast

St. James Theatre will play host to You Won’t Succeed on Broadway if You Don’t Have Any Jews from 25 August to 5 September 2015.

The show, which celebrates over 80 years of the Jewish contribution to musical theatre, features an all-star cast including Lloyd Daniels (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Sarah Earnshaw (Spamalot) and Sophie Evans (The Wizard of Oz).

Developed by Michaela Stern and Daniel Donskoy, You Won’t Succe...

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Film Review: London Road

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Ground-breaking, innovative and completely compelling, London Road is nothing like you’ve ever seen before

For the past eight years, National Theatre Live (NTLive) has been broadcasting performances of their productions live via satellite to movie theatres and art centres across the world. No surprise then that the award-winning theatre decided to premiere their latest film, an adaptation of innovative musical London Road, as part of NTLive.

Initially written as a piece of musical theatre, Lo...

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War Horse: From Page to Stage

Photo of War Horse, New London Cast, 2014 by Brinkhoff/Mögenbur

Photo of War Horse, New London Cast, 2014 by Brinkhoff/Mögenbur

How did National Theatre brought Michael Morpurgo’s book to life on stage?

What makes theatre so special is its ability to bring story to life. Unlike a film or a book, live theatre delivers a human-to-human experience and an intimacy between the actor and the audience. Theatre can entrance, suspend and open the creative imagination of the audience to the highest possibilities...

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