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Queen’s A Night at the Opera inspires Japanese take on Romeo and Juliet
A Night at the Kabuki, which shifts the star-crossed lovers to 12th-century Japan, will visit London on an international tour

Chris Wiegand

12, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘What happened to Free Willy?’ Cock ticket prices drop after shock at £400 seats
‘Dynamic pricing’ sees ticket costs fluctuate wildly for the acclaimed production’s final performances in the West End

Chris Wiegand

11, May, 2022 @3:08 PM

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National Theatre to stage The Crucible with Erin Doherty and Brendan Cowell
Revival of Arthur Miller’s allegory is part of a new season featuring The Boy With Two Hearts and a 40-week tour of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Chris Wiegand

10, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘There’s a lot going on!’ History-making director of musical Six celebrates Tony award nominations
Lucy Moss, who at 26 became the youngest female director of a Broadway musical, is now writing a new show and a film with co-creator Toby Marlow

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

09, May, 2022 @5:04 PM

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Tony awards 2022: A Strange Loop leads the nominees, while British talents are lauded
Three actors from The Lehman Trilogy go head to head, the musical Six picks up eight nominations and the production MJ – about Michael Jackson – is also recognised

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

09, May, 2022 @2:03 PM

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The Crown’s Peter Morgan to premiere play about Russian oligarchs
Patriots will open at the Almeida in London and star Tom Hollander as Boris Berezovsky, with Vladimir Putin and Roman Abramovich among the characters

Chris Wiegand

06, May, 2022 @10:59 AM

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Timothée Chalamet’s West End debut cancelled after two years of postponements
The Old Vic theatre says its much-anticipated production of 4000 Miles, co-starring Eileen Atkins, will no longer go ahead

Chris Wiegand

05, May, 2022 @12:29 PM

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Calvino Nights review – irresistible theatre that sharpens the senses
Based on Italo Calvino folk tales, Kneehigh founder Mike Shepherd’s bounteous show features burning instruments, puppetry and political outrage

Chris Wiegand

04, May, 2022 @2:30 PM

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella reopened the West End in style – its closure is no way to ‘build back better’
The composer’s glorious new musical deserves fuller audiences – and its talented workforce deserved to be given better warning about its future

Chris Wiegand

02, May, 2022 @3:58 PM

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Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cinderella to close in the West End
Shock news that show will end in June at London’s Gillian Lynne theatre brings heartache for company and those who had been due to join cast

Chris Wiegand

02, May, 2022 @8:21 AM

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The best theatre to stream this month: Red Pitch, Constellations and more
Our roundup of plays to watch at home in May includes The Tempest with Jessie Buckley, Robert Icke’s The Doctor staged in Amsterdam and Amanda Wilkin’s superb solo show Shedding a Skin

Chris Wiegand

01, May, 2022 @8:45 AM

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Mark Rylance calls out Tory arts cuts in new Jerusalem programme
The actor, who is reprising his role in Jez Butterworth’s celebrated play, points out that leading politicians’ school Eton has extensive theatre facilities

Chris Wiegand

29, Apr, 2022 @11:33 AM

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