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WHAT’S HOT: Week Beginning Monday 26th January 2015

A new play and revival by one of our most eminent playwrights, the circus comes to Wolverhampton and revivals and new productions galore ensure a busy theatrical week across the UK. Kris Hallett shares with us his picks of the week.

Canoeing for BeginnersRoyal Court Liverpool

A modern comedy about debt, insurance scams and life and death directed by Cal McCrystal of One Man Two Guvnors fame, Mike Yearman’s play should be a topical and pertinent farce of the first order.

30th January-28th February 2015

SignofTheTimes Sign of The TimesTheatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Before he hit the big time with Calendar Girls, Kinky Boots and The Full Monty Tim Firth gained his first hit with this play that follows a sign maker and his apprentice as they discover they have more in common than they original think.

Booking until the 31st January

PolorBears_WYPPlay, Pint, Pie- Polar BearsWest Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Playwright Amy Rosenthal new play explores the relationship between a young couple, as they confront the realities of a grown up world. Rosenthal’s new play is part of a season allowing you to grab a pie and a pint before the theatre and is followed in the season by a new work by Eve Ensler.

Booking until the 31st January 2015

ArcadiaArcadiaTheatre Royal Brighton

Viewed by many as Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece English Touring Theatre begin a brand new tour of this 1993 metaphysical comedy of thermodynamics and bee keeping with rising star Blanche Mcintyre at the helm.

30th Jan-7th February 2015

TheHArdProblemThe Hard Problem- National Theatre, London

Speaking of Stoppard, Nicholas Hytner directs his new play as his valedictory production at the National. Details about the play are hard to come by but what we do know is that the play will explore familiar Stoppard tropes of the human mind, science and something slightly different, religion.

Booking until 16th April

Filters MacbethFilter’s Macbeth- Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Filters innovative style is put to use on the ‘Scottish play’ after working wonders previously on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Filled with innovative sound and music the production has received mixed reviews so far but the company continues to develop the piece as it continues its tour.

Booking until the 31st January 2015.

BarnumBarnum Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Brian Conley showcases his own brand of unique star quality in Cameron Mackintosh’s glitzy tour of Barnum. Returning to tour after a Christmas break, the material may be thin but the production is full of the usual Cameron magic.

Booking until the 31st January 2015

MeritMerit- Drum Theatre, Plymouth

Alexandra Wood’s dark new thriller explores the world of banking and finance as a storm brews between the haves and have not. The Drum have a habit of unearthing terrific new studio plays and Wood is a name to watch after her Wild Swans at the Young Vic

29th January-14th February 2015

RiverrunRiverrun- Project Arts, Dublin

After international success at the National Theatre and New York Olwen Fouéré’s theatrical adaptation of James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake returns to Ireland.

Booking until 31st January 2015

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