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Dr Frankenstein review – Mary Shelley's creation mothers a fine monster

Northern Stage, Newcastle Dr Victoria Frankenstein is the gender-switched, life-creating star of Lorne Campbell’s radical and illuminating gothic reboot<p>The year is 1831: debarred from attending university in England, Dr Victoria Frankenstein (yes, you read that right) travels to Ingolstadt, where …

Literature

The Homosexuals, or Faggots: new play satirises white privileged gay life – and rings true

An upcoming piece of queer theatre by Declan Greene reflects uncomfortable truths for those it skewers<p>The faggots are burning. The fire alarm rings in gay couple Warren and Kim’s angular Sydney home as the Mardi Gras parade plays out from the bathroom window.<p>Warren, in his late 40s, played by Simon …

LGBTQ

The Crucible: the perfect play for our post-truth times

In the 50s, Arthur Miller used 17th-century Salem to comment on the ‘red scare’. His drama is chillingly pertinent in the first weeks of Trump’s presidency<p>Is The Crucible the ultimate post-truth play? Although it was written in 1953, Arthur Miller’s drama holds particular significance in the …

Playwrights

The Winter's Tale review – Scots-tinged Shakespeare is rich and raucous

Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh Scottish writer James Robertson has translated selected scenes in this ravishingly lit and superbly designed production of Shakespeare’s play<p>John Michie’s Leontes has a bad case of confirmation bias. In his personal echo chamber, he hears only what he wants to hear. Sporting …

The Winter's Tale

Alas, poor Yorick! The shocking life of theatre's greatest skull

It’s been licked, kissed and caressed. It’s been played by a beige sweater and the real remains of a Hamlet-loving horse thief. As Andrew Scott gets ready to be or not to be, we explore the history of Yorick’s cranium<p>Philosophical puzzle, memento mori, bleak joke on the nature of existence: …

Hamlet

Evening at the Talk House review – Wallace Shawn's dark comedy plays it safe

Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, New York<p>Despite a strong performance from a perfectly cast Matthew Broderick, this play about a play doesn’t cut as deep as it should<p>Wallace Shawn is a playwright not so much interested in the skull beneath the skin as in the guts roiling below the casual suiting. …

Film (UK)

John Cleese: how to write the perfect farce

From the runaway rat in Fawlty Towers to Monty Python’s cheese shop, John Cleese has clocked up 50 years of sublime silliness. As his new comedy Bang Bang hits the stage, he talks about fear, Feydeau and his love of farce<p>I’ve always treasured farce. Good farce. Bad farce is embarrassing. Worse than …

John Cleese

The Gabriels: heartbreaking plays take on new meaning as everything changes in America

Audience reaction to Richard Nelson’s eye-opening drama about the US election campaign has shifted through time and in performances on a different continent<p>When Richard Nelson wrote the line in March 2016, it wasn’t supposed to be funny. But close to a year later, when it’s performed in Perth, …

The Theatre

Siri talk to me! Readers’ Favorite with FIVE STARS

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite<p>‘Siri…Talk To Me by Mike Haridy is a book of discovery about the origins<p>and life of a personal …

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'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' George & Martha spar at Ford's

<b>WTOP's Jason Fraley reviews 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'</b><p>Jason Fraley | November 30, -0001 12:00 am<p>WASHINGTON — It’s arguably the greatest …

Come From Away Tops Helen Hayes Nominations

The Broadway-bound musical, which played an acclaimed production in Washington, D.C., nabbed 14 nominations.<p>TheatreWashington has announced the …

Focus Group review at Ovalhouse, London

What colour is “brave and loyal”? What flavour conveys “confident and conscientious”? In Focus Group*, one half of the audience is asked these …

Hansel and Gretel review at the Grand Theatre, Leeds

Opera North’s fairytale season continues with the most popular of all operatic examples, Hansel and Gretel. Edward Dick’s production sets the action …

Entertainment

1984 stage adaptation headed to Broadway

Fresh off shooting to the top of the Amazon best-seller list, <i>1984</i> is coming to Broadway.<p>A U.S. stage adaptation of George Orwell’s iconic novel is officially in the works from producers Scott Rudin and Sonia Friedman. After four successful runs in the U.K., creators Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan …

George Orwell

5 Must-See Shows in New York This Month

No matter what T. S. Eliot said, February is if not the cruelest month, certainly the bleakest. Which makes the bright blaze of new theater offerings in New York all the more welcome. Those setting fire to stages in Manhattan and Brooklyn include a divinely demented silent screen star, a …

Entertainment

Target Margin Theater Announces 2017 TMT Institute Fellows

<b>NEW YORK CITY:</b> Target Margin Theater has named five artists as the 2017 TMT Institute Fellows.<p>A puppet artist, playwright and composer are among …

Playwrights

Where Do You Learn to Write Musicals?

<b>For every musical theatre kid who dreams of becoming the next Cole Porter,</b> the next Sondheim, the next Jeanine Tesori, there’s another who happened …

Trump-Era Broadway: George Orwell's '1984' to Open in June

George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four” has returned to the top of the best-seller lists, and now a new adaptation of the 1949 dystopian classic is …

iTheatrics Releases First Book on Musical Theatre Education

The iTheatrics Method, whichoutlines how to build musical theatre programs for youth, is now available.<p>iTheatrics, the organization that develops and …

Musical Theatre

Middle Eastern America and the Theatre of Belonging

While visiting New York City for research, I happen upon a makeshift police checkpoint while strolling up Fifth Avenue. Adjusting my path to avoid …

Georgetown University

Even though he needs no introduction-... - Alleyway Theatre

Even though he needs no introduction- today we introduce playwright and Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition winner, Mike Randall. He will premier his …

Is Your Theatre Focused on Social Justice? Time to Step Up

<b>Throughout history, theatre has seen its moments of activism, protest, and controversy.</b> From the leading ladies of Aristophanes’s <i>Lysistrata</i> using a …

University of Virginia

"Miranda" at Illusion Theater

The titular character of James Still's new play <i>Miranda</i> is like <i>Homeland</i>'s Carrie Mathison, but more grounded in reality, without all of the soap opera …

Entertainment

Suspending Disbelief in a Savage ‘Endgame’

NEW HAVEN — Suspension of our disbelief is a natural element of attending theater. Those unhappy folks speaking English under an ornate proscenium are not really Russian aristocrats, after all. The dynamos pouring forth raps about American history are not really fomenting revolution.<p>A theatergoer …

Samuel Beckett

Damian Lewis as Antony in Julius Caesar: 'Friends, Romans, countrymen' | Shakespeare Solos

Remastered: the legendary Argo Shakespeare recordings

Of all the celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death last year, for many of a certain age none will have seemed so of its …

Literature

Win free training at Italia Conti

Kyle Stevens was full of enthusiasm when he attended last November’s photoshoot for winners of The Stage Scholarships scheme in 2016.<p>“I got bullied …

Education