THEATRE REVIEW: The Inheritance (Part 2) starring Vanessa Redgrave

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE: Young Vic

WHEN: 17/3, press night 28/3 runs to 19/5/18

We leave the auditorium with tears in our eyes at the end of Part 1 to be met by Vanessa Redgrave in the venue lobby who we assume is gauging audience reaction before she debuts in Part 2.

  • Read on for reasons including why we didn’t think Part 2 was the equal of Part 1

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THEATRE REVIEW: The Inheritance (Part 1) starring Kyle Soller, Andrew Burnap and Samuel H. Levine

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE: Young Vic

WHEN: 17/3, press night 28/3 runs to 19/5/18

Author Matthew Lopez writes in the programme of the power of literature – how watching Emma Thompson in Howards End as a 16-year-old changed his life.

  • Read on for reasons including when we will review Part 2 starring Vanessa Redgrave

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

  1. Caroline, or Change at the Hampstead Theatre

Two highlights for us of last year were the National Theatre’s production of Angels In America by Tony Kushner and Sharon D. Clarke in musical The Life at Southwark Playhouse. This year D. Clarke is in Kushner’s musical Caroline, Or Change set in Louisiana in 1963 which runs 12/3 to 21/4 at Hampstead Theatre. Transferred from Chichester’s Festival Theatre. Tickets

  • Read on for reasons including Will Young, Strictly Ballroom, Sigrid and Vanessa Redgrave

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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 five of our favourite London venues to see what the value for money is.

  • Read on to find out what membership of the Almeida, British Film Institute, Menier Chocolate Factory, National Theatre and Old Vic gets you.

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THEATRE REVIEW: Richard III starring Ralph Fiennes & Vanessa Redgrave

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: Almeida

WHEN: 10/6, press night 16/6 runs to 6/8

Director Rupert Goold’s inventive take on this Shakespeare classic revolves around a trench centre stage, beginning and concluding in the modern day Leicester car park where Richard III‘s body was recently found.

  • Read on for whether Ralph Fiennes’ Richard III is as good as Benedict Cumberbatch’s

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8 reasons why we can’t wait for June

  1. 34th Glastonbury Festival

Just 1 of the reasons why we started this blog. So much to look forward to in 2016: John Grant, Fatboy Slim, Cyndi Lauper, Aluna George, Adele, Coldplay, Disclosure, New Order, Grimes, Roisin Murphy, Years and Years, Jake Bugg and St Etienne, we’re looking at you for starters. And that’s just the main stages. Our annual fix will also feature the delights from the rest including Will Young, The Feeling and Hobo Jones and the Junkyard Dogs. An opportunity to say goodbye also to Bowie and Prince.

  • Read on for reasons including Shura, Richard III and The Deep Blue Sea

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