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Mary Stuart

UPCOMING: Mary and Kiki – Two new musicals

This week Julian Eaves took a look at two new musicals in development Mary Stuart and Kiki, the Queen of Montparnasse. MARY STUART, Karamel Café, Mountview Academy A lot of drama schools commission new work, and this is one of the primary places to go to find new and exciting musical theatre. That is emphatically […]

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Hamilton a beginner's guide

Hamilton – A Beginner’s Guide Part Two

So now we know who Hamilton was and how this theatrical juggernaut started but what about the show itself. In this second part of our Hamilton Beginner’s Guide we look briefly at the Public Theatre tryout season and the phenomena of Ham4Ham. HAMILTON: THE BASIC PREMISE Somewhere along the line as Hamilton was developed a […]

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Playwright Inua Ellams on Barber Shop Chronicles

INTERVIEW: Playwright Inua Ellams – Barber Shop Chronicles

The Playhouse’s first co-production with the National Theatre, Barber Shop Chronicles is the dynamic new play inspired by a Chapeltown barber, written by rising literary star Inua Ellams (Black T-Shirt Collection, the National Theatre, The 14th Tale, Fringe First winner). Vibrant and joyous, Barber Shop Chronicles spans continents following African men from London to Johannesburg, […]

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