THEATRE REVIEW: Scandaltown starring Rachael Stirling by Mike Bartlett at Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith

By Aline Mahrud

WORTH A LOOK?: ****1/2

WHEN? Saturday 10 April, opens 14 April, booking to 14 May 2022 RUNTIME? 150 minutes (including 20-minute interval)

2 years ago 1 of the 1st comedies we had tickets for that was Covid-cancelled was a revival of Mike Bartlett’s Love, Love, Love starring Rachael Stirling at this very venue.

  • Read on for reasons including how Matthew Broome making his stage debut is a name to watch for
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THEATRE REVIEW: The 47th starring Bertie Carvel at the Old Vic

By Aline Mahrud

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHEN?: Saturday 2 April, opens 9 April, booking to Saturday 28 May 2022

RUNTIME: 157 minutes (including 15-minute interval)

‘Chameleon’ is the word best used to describe actor Bertie Carvel, the winner of 2 Oliviers and a Tony for roles including Rupert Murdoch in Ink.

  • Read on for reasons including how The 47th shares its Shakespearean style with King Charles III
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PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for April 2022 starring The 47th

  1. Mike Bartlett’s The 47th at the Old Vic starring Bertie Carvel

Dr Foster author Bartlett’s COCK was our pick of last month and in April he has 2 new plays opening (see also Scandaltown further down this list). The 47th stars Carvel (pictured, Ink, the Almeida, West End and Broadway) as Donald Trump, the 47th US President, and runs at the Old Vic 29 March through 28 May 2022. Tickets Review

  • Read on for reasons including Nicola Walker, Jodie Comer and an Oklahoma revival
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(not a) THEATRE REVIEW: Cock starring Jonathan Bailey, Taron Egerton, Jade Anouka & Phil Daniels

By Neil Durham

WHERE?: Ambassadors Theatre, London

WHEN?: Saturday 5 March, booking to 4 June 2022 RUNTIME: Usually 105 minutes (no interval)

We’re at the 1st preview of this Mike Bartlett revival and 90 minutes in Egerton faints onstage, a doctor is called from the audience and the curtain goes down for 40 minutes.

  • Read on for reasons including how Egerton is due back onstage to perform this on Monday 7 March
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THEATRE REVIEW: Snowflake at the Kiln Theatre

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE? Kiln Theatre RUNTIME: 115 minutes (including a 20-minute interval)

WHEN? 14/12, press night 16/12, runs to 25/1/20

Andy waits alone on Christmas Eve in an Oxfordshire village hall hoping the daughter who he has not seen for three years will meet him there.

* Read on for reasons including why this is the first great Brexit play

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PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for October

  1. Christian Slater in Glengarry Glen Ross

Lady Gaga would’ve been our number one but her Joanne world tour now arrives – fingers crossed – at The 02 for two dates early in 2018, rescheduled from this month. No matter. Heathers star Slater appears in this David Mamet play about cutthroat Chicago salesmen at the Playhouse Theatre in London’s West End from 26/10 through 3/2/18. Tickets

  • Read on for reasons including Stranger Things, Dua Lipa and the Bridge Theatre opens

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INVESTIGATION: Should you join your favourite theatre as a member?

Would becoming a member of your favourite theatre make it easier for you to get the most in-demand tickets? We became a member of eight of our favourite venues and bought one group membership to see what the value for money is.

  • Read on to find out what membership of the Almeida, ATG, new Bridge Theatre, British Film Institute, Chichester Festival Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, National Theatre, Old Vic and Young Vic gets you

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