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Such stuff as Fun is made of: Return to the Forbidden Planet Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Saturday 12th May 2018 (preview) Ovation Productions at Upstairs at the Gatehouse are never short of ambition.  Not content with carving out a reputation for taking on the major musical theatre classics, they now bring us ‘Return to the Forbidden … Continue reading

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The Storm before the Calm: Pressure at the Park Theatre

Saturday 7th April 2018, matinée The English are famous for the pleasure they take in talking about the weather, a pastime which is often seen as trivial and a form of small talk.  In David Haig’s play, we learn about … Continue reading

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Naked Ambition: Napoleon Disrobed at the Arcola Theatre

Saturday 17th February 2018, matinée We’ve been keeping an eye out for some time for the next production from ‘Told By An Idiot’, having enjoyed previous productions so much, and judging by their website, we haven’t done a very good … Continue reading

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Tapping into Hollywood: Top Hat Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Friday 26th January 2018 Not content with bringing the most famous Gene Kelly movie to the tiny Upstairs at the Gatehouse stage three years ago with Singin’ in the Rain, the team have decided to give Fred Astaire the same treatment, … Continue reading

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Far From Eden: East at the King’s Head Theatre

Sunday 14th January 2018, matinée We were astonished to find that it’s been over 20 years since we last saw a Steven Berkoff play.    We hope it’s not another 20, but just in case we did jump at the … Continue reading

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Walking a casting tightrope: Barnum at the Menier Chocolate Factory

Friday 22nd December 2017 We’ve been wondering for a while why nobody has thought of mounting a small-scale production of ‘Barnum’, and now the Menier Chocolate Factory has finally got round to doing it as their Christmas show this year.  … Continue reading

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It’s got bite: White Fang at the Park Theatre

Saturday 16th December 2017, matinée Fans of Jack London’s book ‘White Fang’ might be wondering how on earth the Producers of this play have managed to stage it at the Park Theatre, being a the story of a Wolf told … Continue reading

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