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Curtain Up – All The News From The Last Week

We know, we’re terrible at keeping you up to date with all the latest theatre news, but we’re turning over a new leaf, and we’re back with a roundup of all the stories you should...

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Initial Casting Announced for The Prince Of Egypt

THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, the brand-new stage musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) and a book by Philip LaZebnik (Mulan, Pocahontas) and based on the celebrated DreamWorks Animation film, today announces initial casting for its West End...

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Rock of Ages @ Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

There is little in life that is quite as entertaining as utter chaos. When everything seems to happen completely at random and nothing ever stays still you just can’t stop watching. It’s why people still...

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Plenty @ Chichester Festival Theatre

David Hare’s Plenty caused quite the stir when it was first staged in the late 70s. The story of a woman who found herself in war and then lost that sense of self in the...

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Shadowlands @ Chichester Festival Theatre

Shadowlands, the William Nicholson play that charts the story of C.S. Lewis’ correspondence-turned-relationship with the American poet Joy Gresham, is such a perfect fit for the Chichester audience it’s almost a surprise it isn’t a...

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This Is My Family @ The Minerva Theatre, Chichester

When I arrived at Chichester Festival Theatre last night to see the first production of this year’s season I was uncharacteristically unprepared. I’m normally that person who meticulously researches every little detail of a show...

The Rehearsal @ The Minerva, Chichester 0

The Rehearsal @ The Minerva, Chichester

60 or so years ago Jean Anouilh’s works were popular enough for the BBC to broadcast a recording of him reading one of his plays in the original French. These days he’s hardly a household name,...

Pitcairn at The Minerva, Chichester 0

Pitcairn at The Minerva, Chichester

It sounds like an engaging idea for a play – follow the story of the mutiny on the Bounty and ask, what happened next? Richard Bean’s Pitcairn does just that, showing us Fletcher Christian’s brave new world and...

Guys and Dolls @ Chichester Festival Theatre 0

Guys and Dolls @ Chichester Festival Theatre

We’ve already declared our love for Guys and Dolls here on the site, so it’s fair to say that we were upbeat as we headed to Chichester Festival Theatre to check out their version of this undoubted...