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NEWS: Julie Atherton to lead Thérèse Raquin at Finborough

Following the sell-out success of its workshop as part of Vibrant 2012 – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, and as part of the Finborough Theatre’s acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series, the world premiere of a new musical adaptation of the classic French novel Thérèse Raquin Written by Craig Adams (Music) and Nona Shepherd (Book/Lyrics/Direction) opens at the multi-award-winning Finborough ...

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Blood Wedding – Courtyard Theatre, London

Writer: Federico García Lorca, adapted by Tanya Ronder Director: Bronagh Lagan Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3] Lorca’s writing is suffused with the heat and passion of his Spanish homeland and his 1932 play Blood Wedding is one of his most famous and oft-performed works. Aria Entertainment’s production uses Tanya Ronder’s recent translation but director Bronagh Lagan often struggles to combine the ...

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Julius Caesar – St Paul’s Church, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4.5] It starts off like Shakespeare meets Mad Max, but Iris Theatre’s inventive and contemporary reimagining of Julius Caesar at St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden gradually unfurls a much more intelligent reading and builds into something infinitely more moving than Tina Turner atop the Thunderdome could ever hope for. In ...

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The Tailor-Made Man – Arts Theatre, London

Book: Amy Rosenthal, with Claudio Macor Music: Duncan Walsh Atkins and Adam Meggido Lyrics: Adam Meggido Director: Claudio Macor Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] Described by Joan Crawford as “the happiest married couple in Hollywood”, new musical The Tailor-Made Man focuses on the 50 year love affair between Hollywood star of the 1920s William Haines and interior designer in the making, ...

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