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Company – Gielgud Theatre

Book: George Furth Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Marianne Elliott Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Genuine insight is rare – and is marked by being something completely obvious as a truth, though the thought may not have occurred to you before. Premiering in 1970 as a musical about contemporary attitudes to sexuality and relationship status, it ruffled feathers, won awards and revealed that ...

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Imperium Part II : Dictator – Gielgud Theatre, London

 Writer: Robert Harris Adaptor: Mike Poulton Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “How do you conquer Rome with no weapon other than your voice?” Cicero wonders in Robert Harris’ novels about his life, the interplay between politics and war dominated the Roman state in the years surrounding the assassination of Julius Caesar. With a rapidly expanding Empire hard won by ...

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Imperium Part I : Conspirator – Gielgud Theatre, London

Writer: Robert Harris Adaptor: Mike Poulton Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Imperium – “the power of life and death as vested by the state in an individual.” Robert Harris’ trilogy of novels about the life of Cicero is nothing short of a masterpiece, encapsulating over 30 years of Roman politics into the historical thriller format. They are carefully researched, cinematic ...

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Strangers on a Train – Gielgud Theatre, London

Writer: Craig Warner Director: Robert Allan Ackerman Reviewer: Samuel Hopkins [rating: 4] Could this new stage production of ‘Strangers on a Train’ mark the return of a commercially successful thriller in London? The last time we saw an Alfred Hitchcock movie make a West End debut was ‘The 39 Steps’ which rejected its original style and transformed the piece into ...

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NEWS: Private Lives named as second in Digital Theatre’s cinema screenings

Following the huge success of Merrily We Roll Along, CinemaLive and Digital Theatre announce the second title in the West End Theatre Series. UK: CinemaLive and Digital Theatre have today announced the second production to be screened across the UK. The production will be the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Noël Coward’s Private Lives, directed by Jonathan Kent and starring ...

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BLOG: A night at the theatre… in the cinema!

Living in the very north of England and spending my time juggling children, housework, homework and lectures, it’s not always easy to get to London to see shows. So the NTLive initiative from the National Theatre has been a fabulous opportunity for me to see first class shows live at my nearest cinema for £15. National Theatre Live was launched ...

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