salt. (Royal Court)

salt. (Royal Court, until June 1st) As the performer smashes a large piece of rock salt to smithereens with a sledg...

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Don’t Look Away (Pleasance Theatre, Islington)

Don’t Look Away (Pleasance Theatre, Islington, until May 18th) Asylum seekers and their plight is an issue regula...

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Where Is Peter Rabbit? (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)

Where Is Peter Rabbit? (Theatre Royal, Haymarket, until April 28th) More than 100 years since Beatrix Potter first...

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Maggie May (Finborough Theatre)

Maggie May (Finborough Theatre, until April 20th) It’s a fair bet that anyone remotely familiar with Lionel Bart...

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Othello (Union Theatre)

Othello (Union Theatre, until April 6th) The centenary of the infamous and shocking Amritsar Massacre in India is t...

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Staying Faithful (Drayton Arms Theatre)

Staying Faithful (Drayton Arms Theatre, until March 9th) Posters bedeck the back of the set featuring the likes of...

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The Winter’s Tale (Dorfman, National Theatre)

The Winter’s Tale (Dorfman, National Theatre, until February 21st) Young people know how to be hopeful and ha...

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Violet (Charing Cross Theatre)

Violet (Charing Cross Theatre, until April 6th) Some of the strongest musical performances currently to be seen in...

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The Daughter-in-Law (Studio 1, Arcola Theatre)

The Daughter-in-Law (Studio 1, Arcola Theatre, until February 2nd) Gritty drama from the pen of one of the 20th Cen...

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The Dame (PARK 90, Park Theatre)

The Dame (PARK 90, Park Theatre, until January 26th) Ghosts of the past haunt a fading entertainer whose annual hig...

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The Double Dealer (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond)

The Double Dealer (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, until January 26th 2019) Restoration comedies have very much been...

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Room on the Broom (Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue)

Room on the Broom (Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, until January 13th)  A magical broomstick ride through one o...

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The Messiah (Richmond Theatre)

The Messiah (Richmond Theatre, until Saturday December 1st, then The Other Palace until January 5th) A chorus of ha...

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Still No Idea (Royal Court)

Still No Idea (Royal Court, until November 17th) “If I saw two women come on stage I’d say a serious play.” T...

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Chotto Desh (Lilian Baylis Studio)

Chotto Desh (Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadlers Wells) Mime, dance, animation and storytelling combine for a charming p...

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Well-Strung (Crazy Coqs, Live at Zedel)

Well-Strung (Crazy Coqs, Live at Zedel) A furious fusion of classical and pop music performed by a hunky string qua...

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How to Hide a Lion

How to Hide a Lion (New Wimbledon Theatre Studio) A magical children’s book roars into life as a spellbinding sta...

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A Little Princess (The Other Palace)

A Little Princess (The Other Palace) There is something of a welcome and exciting renaissance in the world of youth...

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Broken Wings (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)

Broken Wings (Theatre Royal, Haymarket) Important social issues mix with a heartbreaking love story in a new musica...

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Goodnight, Mister Tom (Southwark Playhouse)

Goodnight, Mister Tom (Southwark Playhouse, until August 25th 2018) A powerful story touching on rebuilding lives,...

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WEIRD (Theatre 503)

WEIRD (Theatre 503, Battersea) Writers have never been shy about tackling mental illness on stage: King Lear, Hamle...

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The Country Wife (Minerva Theatre, Chichester)

The Country Wife (Minerva Theatre, Chichester, until July 7th) Restoration comedies are enjoying something of a ren...

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A Murder Most Foley (Pleasance Theatre, London)

A Murder Most Foley (Pleasance Theatre, London) Creative mayhem takes over the StageSpace at the Pleasance with a s...

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Monogamy (Richmond Theatre)

Monogamy (Richmond Theatre, until Saturday June 2nd 2018) Every playwright can have an off day but it is disappoint...

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Bat Out of Hell (Dominion Theatre, London)

Bat Out of Hell (Dominion Theatre, London) Some shows are good, some are bad, and some are bonkers, defying all des...

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Miss Nightingale (Hippodrome Casino Theatre, London)

Miss Nightingale (Hippodrome Casino Theatre, London, until May 6th 2018) Saucy songs chock-full of innuendo threate...

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Old Fools (Southwark Playhouse)

Old Fools (Southwark Playhouse, until April 7th 2018) Dementia can often be seen as a sensitive subject.  Its stra...

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Great Expectations (Richmond Theatre)

Great Expectations (Richmond Theatre, until Saturday, March 17th 2018) A beautifully atmospheric production of Grea...

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Pippin (Southwark Playhouse)

Pippin (Southwark Playhouse, until March 24th 2018) Magic is sprinkled liberally in the air in the scintillating ne...

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Harold and Maude (Charing Cross Theatre)

Harold and Maude (Charing Cross Theatre, until March 31st 2018) A cult movie from the 1970s about an unconventional...

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Carmen 1808 (Union Theatre)

Carmen 1808 (Union Theatre, until March 10th 2018) A lively and energetic reimagining of one of the world’s most...

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The Weir (Richmond Theatre)

The Weir (Richmond Theatre, until March 3rd 2018) Four men drinking in a rural pub, entertaining a female newcomer...

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Strangers on a Train (Richmond Theatre)

Strangers on a Train (Richmond Theatre, until February 24th) Mystery and suspense evaporate quickly in an uneven pr...

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Eugenius (The Other Palace)

Eugenius! (The Other Palace, London, until March 3rd) The brassy strapline for Eugenius! asserts that you already w...

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The Jungle Book (Richmond Theatre)

The Jungle Book (Richmond Theatre, until February 10th) A creative and lively new take on Kipling’s The Jungle B...

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The Open House (Print Room at the Coronet, London)

The Open House (Print Room at the Coronet, Notting Hill Gate, London, until February 18th 2018) A dysfunctional fam...

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Strangers In Between (Trafalgar Studios 2, London)

Strangers In Between (Trafalgar Studios 2, London, until February 3rd 2018) Growing pains and relationships are exp...

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Aladdin (Richmond Theatre)

Aladdin (Richmond Theatre, until January 14th 2018) Biggins is back! That simple statement should be enough to stri...

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The Kite Runner (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

The Kite Runner (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until November 18th) Friendship, family, betrayal and redemption are at...

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The Secret Keeper (Ovalhouse, Kennington)

The Secret Keeper (Ovalhouse, Kennington, until October 21st then touring)   In the week that the news media i...

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The Norman Conquests (Chichester Festival Theatre)

The Norman Conquests (Chichester Festival Theatre, until October 28th)   Seeing just one part of Alan Ayckbour...

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The Best Man (Richmond Theatre)

The Best Man (Richmond Theatre, until Saturday, October 7th and touring) A hard-fought American Democratic Presiden...

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The Wipers Times (Richmond Theatre)

The Wipers Times (Richmond Theatre, until Saturday, September 30th and touring) “The war is not funny, sir,” cl...

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Dante’s Divine Comedy (Barons Court Theatre)

Dante’s Divine Comedy (Barons Court Theatre, until September 30th) A fast-paced and contemporary take on one of t...

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Datong: The Chinese Utopia (Richmond Theatre)

Datong: The Chinese Utopia (Richmond Theatre, July 27 & 28 2017) It can’t be often, even for an audience larg...

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Wonderland (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

Wonderland (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until June 3rd, and touring) Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six imp...

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Sasha Regan’s All-Male The Mikado (Richmond Theatre)

Sasha Regan’s All-Male The Mikado (Richmond Theatre, until May 27th and touring) The line that so many have been...

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Footloose the Musical (Richmond Theatre)

Footloose the Musical  (Richmond Theatre, until May 20th) If your toes aren’t tapping within minutes of the star...

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The Braille Legacy (Charing Cross Theatre, London)

The Braille Legacy (Charing Cross Theatre, London, until June 24th)   Fighting against discrimination and chan...

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Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday (Polka Theatre, Wimbledon)

Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday (Polka Theatre, Wimbledon, until May 14th, then touring) It’s been a huge hit...

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The Crucible (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

The Crucible (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until April 29th) It is one of the finest dramatic works of the 20th Century...

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Thoroughly Modern Millie (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

Thoroughly Modern Millie (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, April 8th) The old fairytale story of a young da...

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Not Dead Enough (Richmond Theatre)

Not Dead Enough (Richmond Theatre, until Saturday, March 18th) A murder case which ended unsatisfactorily a decade...

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La Strada (Richmond Theatre)

La Strada (Richmond Theatre, until March 4th) Magic is in the air at Richmond Theatre this week thanks to the bewit...

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A Judgement in Stone (Richmond Theatre)

A Judgement in Stone (Richmond Theatre, until January 28th 2017) After 10 glorious years of tackling the theatrical...

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Sunny Afternoon (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

Sunny Afternoon (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until December 31st) It might not be that seasonal, but it’s definitely...

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Sleeping Beauty (Richmond Theatre)

Sleeping Beauty (Richmond Theatre, until January 8th) Dreadful jokes, groanworthy puns, cheesy songs, toe-curling t...

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The Boys in the Band (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

The Boys in the Band (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, November 12th) An iconic gay drama regarded as a m...

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The Shakespeare Revue (Richmond Theatre)

The Shakespeare Revue (Richmond Theatre, until Saturday, November 12th) Brushing up your Shakespeare couldn’t be...

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A Tale of Two Cities (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

A Tale of Two Cities (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, November 5th) Forty five chapters containing some of...

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, October 29th) When the cat in a play upstages th...

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The Dresser

The Dresser (reviewed at Richmond Theatre, now playing at Duke of York’s, London, until January 14th, 2017) O...

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Relatively Speaking (Richmond Theatre)

Relatively Speaking (Richmond Theatre, until October 8th) Mistaken identity and layers of misunderstandings with a...

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The Libertine (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)

The Libertine (Theatre Royal, Haymarket, until December 3rd) Anyone salivating over the salacious poster promoting...

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[Title of Show] – Waterloo East Theatre, London

[Title of Show] – Waterloo East Theatre, London (until September 25th) If it were a serious drama [Title of Show]...

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No Man’s Land (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

No Man’s Land (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, August 27th) Seeing any play by Harold Pinter demands sev...

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Children of Eden (Union Theatre, London)

Children of Eden – Union Theatre, London, until Saturday, September 10th Any musical that contains the memorable...

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That’s Entertainment (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

That’s Entertainment (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, August 6th) It’s a show with a million sequins....

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Let It Be (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

Let It Be (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, July 23rd) The Fab Four and their fantastic, unforgettable musi...

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Rehearsal for Murder (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

Rehearsal for Murder (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, July 16th) A good old-fashioned thriller, with some...

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French Without Tears (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond)

French Without Tears (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, until July 30th) It is hard to understand why Terence Rattig...

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H.M.S. Pinafore (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

H.M.S. Pinafore (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, June 25th) Nautical naughtiness sails boldly back to Brig...

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Brideshead Revisited (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

Brideshead Revisited (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, June 11th) There are moments in the undeniably brave...

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Pasha Kovalev: It’s All About You (Richmond Theatre)

Pasha Kovalev: It’s All About You Charisma, choreographic chemistry and breathtaking creativity is on the dance c...

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King Lear (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

King Lear (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, May 7th) With so many versions of King Lear around in the past...

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Clybourne Park (Richmond Theatre)

Clybourne Park (Richmond Theatre, until Saturday, April 30th) Another week, another thought-provoking play, another...

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Of Mice and Men (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

Of Mice and Men (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, April 23rd) Dreaming dreams, living lonely lives, and val...

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The Father (Richmond Theatre)

The Father (Richmond Theatre, until Saturday, April 16th) There are times when Florian Zeller’s poignant and pene...

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Goodnight Mister Tom (Richmond Theatre)

Goodnight Mister Tom (Richmond Theatre, until April 9th) A touching drama with instant appeal and tremendous perfor...

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Hobson’s Choice (Richmond Theatre)

Hobson’s Choice (Richmond Theatre, until Saturday, April 2nd) One hundred years old it may be, but in the assured...

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Get Carter (Richmond Theatre)

Get Carter (Richmond Theatre, until Saturday, March 19th) Memories of the iconic 1971 crime film thriller are never...

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King Charles III (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

King Charles III (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until January 13th) It has already been described as a modern classic. C...

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Private Lives (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

Private Lives (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until February 6th) So many productions of Noel Coward’s landmark Private...

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The Mousetrap (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

The Mousetrap (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, January 30th) When Agatha Christie wrote her classic whod...

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Annie (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

Annie (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, January 16th) Want the perfect way to dispel the winter blues? The...

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The Rocky Horror Show (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

The Rocky Horror Show (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, January 2nd) Au courant preachers have used the fin...

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The Last Tango, (Theatre Royal Brighton)

The Last Tango (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, November 21st) A mesmerising and magical evening of shee...

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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, November 7th) It colours our world every t...

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The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead

The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, October 31st) A classic take on a clas...

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Bad Jews (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

Bad Jews (Theatre Royal, Brighton – until Saturday, October 24th) Good news – Bad Jews is one of this year’s...

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Rebecca (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

Rebecca (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, October 3rd) Imagine a Bake Off contestant going into the final s...

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Crush (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

Crush (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, September 26th) Lashings of fun and jolly hockey sticks are firmly...

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The Shawshank Redemption (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

The Shawshank Redemption (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, September 12th) Prison dramas don’t get much b...

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Talking Heads (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

Talking Heads (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, August 15th) Alan Bennett’s dramatic monologues Talking H...

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Hetty Feather (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

Hetty Feather (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Sunday, August 2nd) To misquote Polonius you need go no further than...

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And Then There Were None (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

And Then There Were None (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, July 18th) Crime and punishment is to the fore i...

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Judy – The Songbook of Judy Garland (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

Judy – The Songbook of Judy Garland (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, July 11th) Musical icon Judy Garlan...

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Constellations (Theatre Royal, Brighton)

Constellations (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, July 4th) All available puns, witticisms and superlatives...

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East is East

East is East (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, June 20th, then touring) An overbearing father realising h...

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Sasha Regan’s All Male The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, May 30th) An all-male version of Gilbert and Sull...

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Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, May 2nd) Hot on the heels of feisty Annie Oakley getting he...

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, April 25th) Public health warnings need to be posted...

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The Producers

The Producers (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, April 18th) It’s outrageous, politically incorrect and pr...

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Oh What a Lovely War

Oh What a Lovely War (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, April 11th) The brutal horror and lasting trauma of...

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Monty Python’s Spamalot

Spamalot (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, April 4th) What has the Monty Python team ever done for us? Th...

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Justin Utley

Justin Utley (The Rialto Theatre, Brighton) Given his background, to describe Justin Utley’s music as “a little...

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A Mad World, My Masters

A Mad World, My Masters (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, March 14th) Naughty fun abounds in the touring pr...

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Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, March 7th) How deep your love is for the new touri...

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Dead Simple

Dead Simple (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, February 28th) A stag night prank that goes horribly wrong is...

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The History Boys

The History Boys (Theatre, Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, February 14th) Pass it on… the new touring produc...

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Arcadia

Arcadia (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, February 7th) A tale of two eras manages to weave together unli...

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One Man, Two Guvnors (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Sunday, January 4th)

If pantomime dames, hissable villains, and fairy tale princesses are your sole idea of Christmas entertainment then...

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The Full Monty (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, December 13th)

It’s hard to believe that a stage play that draws on such deep and emotional themes as unemployment, depression,...

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Miracle on 34th Street (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, December 6th)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – but if the festive season brings reindeer, Nativities, and presen...

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Our Country’s Good (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, November 15th)

Enforced life on the other side of the world, dreams of freedom, and the life-changing power of theatre are themes...

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The Small Hand (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, November 8th, then Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, from November 10th – 15th)

There are screams a-plenty in the new stage version of Susan Hill’s chilling ghost story The Small Hand, which bo...

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The Hypochondriac (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until October 25)

There is a moment in the new production of The Hypochondriac when the protagonist is invited by his brother to atte...

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The Sound of Murder (Ovation, Mayflower, Southampton)

The hills are alive – actually, they’re deathly quiet and it was up to sleuthing diners to solve a problem like...

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The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, October 4th)

Oscar Wilde once said, “I love acting. It is so much more real than life.” It would be interesting to know what...

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Daytona (Theatre Royal, Brighton, Monday 8th – Saturday 13th September)

Should the past remain history or should embers of love or revenge be rekindled? It’s the question that lies at t...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre, London)

Into the lives of world-weary reviewers from time to time come along shows which demand nothing more than simply to...

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Murder on Air (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday September 6th)

From the clinking of glasses and the scrunch of footsteps on gravel to the arrival of a steam train at a busy stati...

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Annie Get Your Gun (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday August 30th)

The costumes, the scenery, the makeup, the props, the songs, the lead performance – none of these can disguise th...

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Rock of Ages (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, August 16th)

Bonkers and plot-light it may be, but the lively and hugely enjoyable Rock of Ages packs a powerful punch and keeps...

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Scooby Doo: The Mystery of the Pyramid (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, August 2nd)

Bringing favourite cartoon characters to life isn’t always easy, as a considerable number of film releases have p...

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April in Paris (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, July 26th)

The rise in popularity of certain political parties in Britain underlines the fact that many people still have a li...

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Under Milk Wood (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, July 5th)

Just before Under Milk Wood was first produced on stage its writer Dylan Thomas told the cast to, “love the words...

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Dawn French: Thirty Million Minutes (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, June 28th)

Hankies should be given out with each ticket for Dawn French’s first ever solo tour, Thirty Million Minutes. When...

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All Creatures Great and Small (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday June 7th)

It shouldn’t happen to a vet – but a lot of it does in James Herriot’s wise and wonderful stories of his rura...

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Black Coffee (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, May 31st)

Blackmail, theft of a precious document and a fatal poisoning are among the staples of any whodunit – in the sple...

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, April 12th)

A dazzling display of amazing choreography is very much the highlight of the new touring production of the high-ene...

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Eternal Love (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, April 5th)

The ill-fated 12th Century affair between two of France’s most famous lovers is played out against a backdrop of...

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