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Pinocchio – National Theatre, London

Writer: Dennis Kelly Director: John Tiffany Reviewer: Richard Maguire The National’s Christmas show Pinocchio is a hybrid affair with The Fox and The Coachman played as old-fashioned pantomime villains while slickly choreographed numbers are straight out of a West End musical. But despite the cast’s best efforts, it’s the wooden actors who steal the show here. The puppet creations designed ...

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Road – Royal Court Theatre, London

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: John Tiffany Reviewer: Tom Finch Set among the houses of an unnamed street somewhere in Lancashire during the Thatcher years, Jim Cartwright’s seminal play Road is now playing at the Royal Court 30 years after its first production. Eschewing plot for character study the piece explores the lives of the working class inhabitants over the course ...

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NEWS: Principal casting announced for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley

The producers of the forthcoming stage show Harry Potter and The Cursed Child have today [20 December] announced principalcasting. Jamie Parker will play the adult Harry. Parker is currently playing Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls at the Savoy Theatre, a rôle he previously performed at Chichester Festival Theatre where he has also been seen in Drama,Holes in the Skin,Seagulls, ...

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NEWS: A magical day for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

In just one day, ticket sales for J K Rowling’s eighth story for her money-spinning wizard creation, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, have reached 175,000, an unprecedented feat for a theatrical production. Tickets went on sale today [28 October 2015] at 11amfor those who had registered for priority booking forHarry Potter and the Cursed Child.The same, afternoonthe producers released ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Matthew Cullum

Roald Dahl’s books have thrilled families for generations, but his works have also kept theatre audiences entranced. With Matilda still packing audiences into the West End and The Twits having just finished a London run, his works remain as popular as ever on stage as well as in print. In a first, Colchester’s Mercury Theatre are staging their first ever ...

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The Twits – Royal Court, London

Writer: Enda Walsh, adapted from the novel by Roald Dahl Director: John Tiffany Reviewer: Alex Ramon   Apparently inspired by its creator’s distaste for facial hair - “Do something against beards” was his notebook instruction-to-self - The Twits now takes its place as the latest Roald Dahl adaptation to make it to the London stage, following the great successes of ...

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Hope – The Royal Court, London

Writer: Jack Thorne Composer: Martin Lowe Director: John Tiffany Reviewer: Chris Rogers Since 2008 there has been markedly little political commentary coming from the West End regarding the recession and the way the acting government is dealing with the situation. Audience figures surged in 2008 as punters sought escapism in well received farces like One Man, Two Guvnors when theatres ...

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Once the Musical – Phoenix Theatre, London

Book: Enda Walsh Music &Lyrics: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova Director: John Tiffany Reviewer: Joanna Trainor “It’s magic,” but not in the usual sense of a musical. There are no jazz hands, big tap numbers or sequined costumes, but the simplicity of Enda Walsh’s s story of two people brought together by their pain and hoovers, makes Once the Musical ...

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