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Night of the Iguana – Noël Coward Theatre, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: James Mcdonald Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty The thickness of the air around the clifftop veranda feels almost physical in James Mcdonald’s production of this hot, sticky, sometimes disturbing, always intriguing play. Trapped in a Mexican rainforest at a tin-roofed collection of shacks trying to be a hotel where people can run to when their problems get overwhelming, ...

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All About Eve – Noel Coward Theatre, London

Adaptor and Director: Ivo van Hove Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Two big stories compete for space in this exciting interpretation of a classic. Both are brought to life vividly, though don’t seem to depend on each other. All About Eve feels like two plays with the same characters. Eve turns up at the stage door of Margot Channing’s playhouse every night ...

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Mrs Henderson Presents – Noël Coward Theatre, London

Writer and Director:Terry Johnson Composers: George Fenton and Simon Chamberlain Lyricist: Don Black Choreographer: Andrew Wright Reviewer: Scott Matthewman   During World War II, Laura Henderson’s Windmill Theatre – opened on a whim with the money she inherited from her late husband – remained open while the bombs fell on the West End. It was partly the lack of other ...

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STAGE SHOT : Mrs Henderson Presents – Noel Coward Theatre, London

Opening tonight at the Noel Coward Theatre, London following a critically acclaimed run (read our 5* review here) in Bath. Mrs Henderson Presents tells tale of the famous Windmill Theatre which never closed its doors during the Blitz of World War Two and its feisty impresario manager Vivian Van Damm. A morale boosting idea dreamt up by Laura Henderson boosted ...

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PREVIEW: 2016 – A look ahead

2015 was a thrilling rollercoaster ride for the theatre scene, with more venues programming exciting and risk-taking productions that complemented a more traditional slate of work. We saw artistic directors leave venues for pastures new and then, in return, gain new visionaries for the future. So as we stand on the precipice of 2016, what theatrical delights await? We asked ...

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A Christmas Carol – Noel Coward Theatre, London

Jim Broadbent and Sam Spiro in A Christmas Carol

Writer: Patrick Barlow Director: Phelim McDermott Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   The character of Scrooge is always given quite a hard time for hating Christmas, although these days seeing as the marketing begins in August and by mid-December all that false cheer is starting to grate, you might be forgiven for thinking that maybe he has a point. And spending Christmas ...

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Photograph 51 – Noel Coward Theatre, London

Writer: Anna Ziegler Director: Michael Grandage Reviewer:Andy Moseley   This is a frustrating play. It marks the West End return of one of Hollywood’s finest actors, and it tells the story of the greatest scientific discovery of the 20th century. There are deception, rivalries, stolen ideas, missed opportunities and personal and professional sacrifices made in the name of science and ...

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Impossible – Noël Coward Theatre, London

Directors: Anthony Owen (creative director), Lloyd Wood (stage director) Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Recent West End forays into the world of magic and illusion have tended towards the big bombast, such as Derren Brown constructing entire evenings around his feats of mentalism. Impossible sees a return to more traditional conjuring, with one or two slick modern twists – and in so ...

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