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No turkeys allowed! 25 of the best shows to book for Christmas 2021
Looking for a jolly good trip to the theatre this winter? Here’s our pick’n’mix selection of musicals, pantos and festive spectaculars, featuring circus tricks, high kicks and puppet rodents

Chris Wiegand

16, Nov, 2021 @3:33 PM

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Life Is a Dream review – this roaring tale of revenge is extraordinary
Wils Wilson’s perception-bending production highlights the artifice of a prince’s world, exposing the thin veneer of riches and respectability

Mark Fisher

03, Nov, 2021 @11:34 AM

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History review – hostility repeats itself in tale of prejudice and protest
There are spirited performances as Roy Williams explores activism, parenthood and sexuality in this audio drama about black British identity spanning 40 years

Arifa Akbar

23, Sep, 2021 @8:16 AM

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Sophia review – flesh-and-blood story of Scotland’s first female doctor
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In her audio play, Frances Poet nimbly entwines Sophia Jex-Blake’s groundbreaking battles with the story of her biographer

Arifa Akbar

24, Aug, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Black Diamonds and the Blue Brazil review – love, loss and lower-league footie
In Gary McNair’s jovial audio play, a woman rediscovers a connection with her home town and her dead father by following a Scottish football team for a season

Mark Fisher

20, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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The Mother Load review – moving audio play gives birth to all the feelings
Lynda Radley’s drama about three women who meet in an antenatal class captures the love and fear, the comedy and terror of motherhood in all its contradictory reality

Miriam Gillinson

21, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Hindu Times review – a divine night out in Dundee
Gods Vishnu, Lakshmi and Brahma become street-smart hedonists in Jaimini Jethwa’s ribald and swaggering audio play

Mark Fisher

25, May, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Angela review – Mark Ravenhill's tale of dance and dementia
The playwright takes us inside the mind of his late mother in a poignant audio play that dramatises her shifting sense of self

Arifa Akbar

25, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Playwright Mark Ravenhill: why I took up ballet after my mum died
He tried dance to cope with grief – and found himself in a class with ‘25 mostly retired ladies’. It all fed into a new play, about his mother, his childhood and his obsession with Jemima Puddle-Duck

Chris Wiegand

13, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Lyceum Christmas Tales review – make a date with this Advent anthology
A melancholic fairytale, African shadow puppetry and a haunted proscenium are among the first five offerings from the Lyceum’s series of Christmas plays

Mark Fisher

09, Dec, 2020 @8:00 PM

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Theatres that made us: from Stratford-upon-Avon to the Savoy
Continuing our series, Lolita Chakrabarti shares an electric memory and Ben Weatherill recalls stolen kisses in a historic building

Compiled by Chris Wiegand

13, Jul, 2020 @8:59 PM

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Bringing the stage to the airwaves: David Greig's romance for our times
The playwright and the director Elizabeth Newman on how they reimagined their new theatre production for radio in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak

Mark Fisher

02, Jun, 2020 @6:12 AM

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