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Theatre N16 launches initiative with Swing by Around 8

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Theatre N16 has launched an initiative giving up and coming actors, writers and directors their professional debut. The Matthew Martino benevolent fund gives four actors and two directors their first credit in the industry. Reporter: Sarah Louhichi I Subeditor: Alex Clement ★★★★☆ Theatre N16, Swing by Around 8 Welcome to the most awkward dinner party of all time. Matt (Maanuv Thiara) and Katherine (Maisie Black) are in a long-term relationship and it’s not going well. They let Suzie, their friend, set them up with another couple, to have an orgy. Katherine is determined that the only thing that can save their relationship is to swing with another couple. But do Amelia (Rebecca Drake) and Elliot (Paul Boichat) know it’s a Swinger party? They’ve never met before, therefore

Review: Peter Pan Goes Wrong

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One of three hilarious shows currently gracing the West End with their fun packed slap-stick comedy. Mischief Theatre have created another hit after Olivier Award Winning The Play that Goes Wrong. Reporter: Sarah Louhichi I Sub-Editor: Chloe Chapman  ★★★★☆ Apollo Theatre, Mischief Theatre Company Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields have created a hit that is more than worthy of the West End. The play has the audience eating out of the palm of their hands from the moment the first cast members walk into the auditorium. Adam Meggido directs this fourth wall breaking mayhem, ideal for the holiday season. ‘The sequel’ shows The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society put on the traditional Peter Pan by JM Barrie as a pantomime, or at least they’re trying to. Everything that cou

Live blog: The Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2016

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The 62nd annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards, held at the Old Vic Theatre,will crown the best of the best in theatre. Reporter: Sarah Louhichi | Sub-Editor: Cecilia Peruzzi     Your 2016 #ESTheatreAwards winners - and that's a wrap! pic.twitter.com/by8NWT3ybQ — ES Entertainment (@StandardEnts) November 13, 2016 The full list of nominees and winners: Best actor Sir Kenneth Branagh The Entertainer, Garrick Theatre O-T Fagbenle Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, National Theatre, Lyttelton Ralph Fiennes The Master Builder, Old Vic; Richard III, Almeida Theatre WINNER James McArdle Platonov, Chichester Festival Theatre/National Theatre, Olivier Ian McKellen No Man’s Land, Wyndham’s Theatre Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress Noma Dumezweni Linda, Royal Court, Je

Exploring modern feminism through the medium of theatre

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Samantha Ellis, author of How to date a Feminist, says men can be feminists too — but can they really? Reporter: Sarah Louhichi I Sub-Editor: Cecilia Peruzzi Steve and Kate are in love but, when proposing, Steve says: “Before you say anything, I want to apologise. I want to apologise for the patriarchy.” This is because Steve is a feminist. How to Date a Feminist is a fantastic play that explores the possibilities of feminism in a hilarious rom-com type production. Everything would be great if it wasn’t for their exes; on the one hand we have Carina, Steve’s feminist ex, who meets his mom more frequently than he does. On the other we have Ross, who's Kate’s slightly macho ex, and also her current boss. Not to mention, their parents are two individuals who couldn’t be more
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