REHEARSED READING & Q&A: Bull In A China Shop starring Fiona Shaw, Jade Anouka & Leah Harvey at the National

WHERE? Dorfman Theatre, National

RUN TIME: 75 minutes (without interval)

WHEN?: 17/11/18

Author Bryna Turner explains the conflict at the heart of her play is between a revolutionary, the old guard and someone seeking to make progress, and its star Fiona Shaw adds 1 word – ‘Brexit’.

  • Read on for reasons including how this play forms part of the Courage Everywhere season at the National

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THEATRE REVIEW: Mosquitoes starring Olivia Colman

WORTH A LOOK?: ***1/2

WHERE: National Theatre

WHEN: 21/7, runs to 28/9

Broadchurch star Olivia Colman won’t be the first female Doctor Who and plays a woman called Jenny here who is pregnant but worried about the risk an ultrasound might pose to her unborn child.

  • Read on for reasons including how this comedy will delight viewers of TV’s Big Bang Theory

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THEATRE REVIEW: Barber Shop Chronicles starring Cyril Nri & Fisayo Akinade

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: Dorfman Theatre, National

WHEN: 3/6, press night 7/6 runs to 18/7

STOP PRESS: Barber Shop Chronicles runs at the Camden Roundhouse in summer 2019. Tickets

Barber Shop Chronicles is an ambitious and fun 105-minute play without interval set in barber shops in London, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

  • Read on for reasons including why this play packs an emotional punch

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