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EMMA FORTH tells us of her summer job at Queen’s Theatre. While doing a degree at the LSE, saying you’d quite like to pursue a career in the performing arts once you graduate can seem a little odd and is often met by confusion, incredulous looks and the firm assumption that eventually you’ll see sense and end up applying for a training contract or selling your soul to Goldman Sachs….

Thriller Live – review

Thriller Live – review

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By DARCEY BALL Throughout its time, Lyric theatre—the oldest theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue—has opened its doors to thousands of Michael Jackson enthusiasts, allowing them to celebrate his incredible career over two hours of non-stop chart-breaking hits such as ‘Dangerous’ and ‘Bad’. Despite his demise over four years ago, the artist’s legacy lives on; fans join together almost every day in musical Thriller Live, reminiscing about unforgettably electrifying performances from decades…

Sarah Rutherford – interview

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ANURHADA SANTANHAM talks to Sarah Rutherford about her new play ‘Adult Supervision’. I absolutely enjoyed the play. It was unlike anything I’ve ever watched before—in your face, baldly exposing how people still think, even in 2013. How did you begin writing it? S: Actually, the play just popped into my head, completely written. I was working on another commission for Jez (Jez Bond, the Artistic Director of Adult Supervision) called…

Adult Supervision – review

Adult Supervision – review

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By ANURADHA SANTANHAM Located in Finsbury Park, a minute’s walk from the tube, but ensconced in a little corner, the Park Theatre is a small, warm bar-theatre that is incredibly welcoming and envelops you in its cosy atmosphere, which is where my wonderful experience with the play began. Sarah Rutherford’s Adult Supervision premiered at the Park Theatre on the 8th of October, 2013, an event I was invited to watch….

The World of Extreme Happiness – review

The World of Extreme Happiness – review

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By ALEXIA LAIRD With the Cottlesloe theatre undergoing refurbishment, the National Theatre opened The Shed in April 2013 which will keep its doors open on the South Bank until Easter 2014. This temporary structure by Haworth Tompkins architecture creates an unusual and defying performance space, challenging all members of the production teams to adapt and play with this new environment. It’s a small space, with a thrust stage forcing actors…

The Curse of Elizabeth Faulkner – review

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BY MICHELLE WARBIS A transfer from the Edinburgh Fringe, The Curse of Elizabeth Faulkner is entertaining, comic and not at all frightening. The show tells the story of James Faulkner and Reginald Thorndike, strangers united by the misfortune of a curse that will leave them dead on their (shared) 33rd birthday. The play takes us through their journey (and their encounters with mysterious strangers) to end that curse by releasing…