West End

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Fawlty Towers review – comedy history repeats itself as stage farce
John Cleese’s transposition of his TV sitcom to the theatre has pitch perfect performances, but it never quite becomes a play

Brian Logan

15, May, 2024 @8:30 PM

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People, Places and Things review – Denise Gough reprises a shattering story of addiction
The Olivier award-winner returns to her role as an actor in rehab in Duncan Macmillan’s brutally powerful play

Arifa Akbar

15, May, 2024 @11:16 AM

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Succession’s J Smith-Cameron to star opposite Mark Rylance in Juno and the Paycock
Actors to play the lead roles in Matthew Warchus’s centenary West End revival of Seán O’Casey’s Irish civil war classic

Chris Wiegand

14, May, 2024 @12:42 PM

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Brexit didn’t bring down the curtain on Rufus Wainwright’s show. The play’s the thing | David Benedict
Word of mouth is vital if a costly West End production is going to succeed, and Opening Night had the wrong kind

David Benedict

11, May, 2024 @4:00 PM

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Rufus Wainwright blames UK’s ‘narrow outlook’ after Brexit for Opening Night’s flop
Exclusive: Audience had ‘vitriolic reaction’ to European tone of musical, forced to close early

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

07, May, 2024 @6:00 AM

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Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith announce stage version of Inside No 9
The pair, whose final season of the hit horror-comedy will air on the BBC this month, say the West End production will feature familiar characters and fresh surprises

Chris Wiegand

03, May, 2024 @11:50 AM

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John Cleese cut N-word from Fawlty Towers revival because people ‘don’t understand irony’
Speaking at launch for West End adaptation, Cleese complains about literal-minded viewers ‘not playing with a full deck’

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

02, May, 2024 @2:40 PM

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‘I don’t know if my body can do this’: does A Chorus Line still ring true for dancers?
As the classic 1975 musical about Broadway hoofers sets off on tour, professionals reveal how much has – and hasn’t – changed since its debut

Lyndsey Winship

02, May, 2024 @5:00 AM

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Studio Ghibli’s work ‘like Shakespeare’, says My Neighbour Totoro stage show’s director
Hayao Miyazaki’s animations praised by Phelim McDermott as new production in West End announced

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

24, Apr, 2024 @5:40 AM

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Opening Night starring Sheridan Smith to close two months early
Producers of West End musical say premature end is due to ‘challenging financial landscape’

Caroline Davies

11, Apr, 2024 @2:10 PM

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‘It’s their caution and my optimism’: Mamma Mia! producer Judy Craymer on working with Björn and Benny
The woman who talked Benny and Bjorn into putting Mamma Mia! on stage 25 years ago this weekend is still ‘having the time of her life’, with a third Abba film possibly in the works

Alex Lawson

06, Apr, 2024 @11:00 AM

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Opening Night review – Sheridan Smith’s boozy meltdown shakes up musical theatre
Smith plays a Broadway star in the midst of a mental crisis in Ivo van Hove and Rufus Wainwright’s glittering and extravagantly original musical adaptation of the Cassavetes film

Arifa Akbar

27, Mar, 2024 @12:01 AM

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