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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time @ The Gielgud Theatre Review

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time adapted by Simon Stephens from the book by Mark Haddon and produced by the National Theatre is a visual feast, with assured performances from a tight ensemble cast and a dazzling array of stage and lighting tricks. The style of the piece sets about mining a rich history of complex movement and physical theatre techniques, drawing from the methods of people like Rudolf Laban and Jacques Lecoq. Using these ideas to tell the story and in place of complex set and scenery is an insight into the way our protagonist and narrator, Christopher, sees and interacts with the world.

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LISTINGS – MONDAY 30th March – SUNDAY 5th April 2015

For your round up of the latest shows in London this week!

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Almeida

Game – 23rd Feb – 4th Apr

http://www.almeida.co.uk

Arcola

Shrapnel: 34 Fragments of a Massacre – 11th Mar – 2nd Apr

Abyss – 1st Apr – 25th Apr

http://www.arcolatheatre.com

Bush Theatre

The Royale – 30th Mar – 18th Apr

http://www.bustheatre.co.uk

The Cockpit Theatre

Macbeth – 1st Apr – 2nd Apr

http://www.cockpit.org.uk

Donmar Warehouse

Closer – 12th Feb – 4th Apr

http://www.donmarwarehouse.com

Etcetera Theatre

Bob and Jim – 1st Apr

Colin Leggo – Leggoland – 2nd Apr

Fringe 24 – 4th April

http://www.etceteratheatre.com

Finborough Theatre

Princess Ida – 24th Mar – 18th Apr

Our American Cousin – 29/30/31st Mar & 5/6/7/12/13/14 Apr

http://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk

Greenwich Theatre

Yeh Shen – 31st Mar

Adventures with Sam: On The Farm – 3rd Apr

Adventures with Sam: In Outer Space – 4th Apr

http://www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk

Hampstead Theatre

Stevie – 6th Mar – 18th Apr

http://www.hampsteadtheatre.com

Jack Studio Theatre

Creditors – 24th Mar – 11th Apr

http://www.brockleyjack.co.uk

Jermyn Street Theatre

The Heart of Things – Until 4th Apr

http://www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk

The Lion and Unicorn Theatre

All in the Timing – 31st Mar – 2nd May

http://www.lionandunicorntheatre.com

Menier Chocolate Factory

Buyer and Cellar – 12th Mar – 2nd May

http://www.menierchocolatefactorey.com

Mountview Theatre

A Level Playing Field – 26/28/30 Mar & 1/16th Apr

Dasiy Pulls it Off – 25/27/28/31 Mar & 2nd Apr

http://www.mountview.org.uk

National Theatre

Behind the Beautiful Forevers – Until 5th Mar

Treasure Island – 8th Apr

Dara – Until 4th Apr

Rules for Living – Until 8th Jul

Man and Superman – Until 17th May

http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

New Diorama Theatre

Shooting with Light – 24th Mar – 11th Apr

Godless Monsters – 29th – 30th Mar

newdiorama.com

Old Red Lion Theatre

Mugs Arrows – 1st – 3rd Apr

http://www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk

Orange Tree Theatre

Play Mas – 11th Mar – 11th Apr

http://www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk

Rosemary Branch Theatre

Pride and Prejudice – 10th Mar – 4th Apr

http://www.rosemarybranch.co.uk

Sadler’s Wells

Scottish Ballet – 31st Mar – 2nd Apr

English National Ballet & English National Ballet School – 2nd-12th Apr

Sadler’s Wells Family Weekend – 3rd Apr – 4th Apr

Mardi Gras – 5th – 6th April

http://www.sadlerswells.com

St. James Theatre

The Three Lions – 24th Mar – 2nd May

http://www.stjamestheatre.co.uk

Space Arts Centre

Veron God Little – 24th Mar – 11th Apr

space.org.uk

Tabard Theatre

Playmakers Festival – 30th Mar – 4th Apr

This is My Friend Mr Laurel – 5th Apr

http://www.tabardweb.co.uk

Theatre 503

Wink – 10th Mar – 4th Apr

theatre503.com

Union Theatre 

Spend Spend Spend – 25th Mar – 18th Apr

http://www.uniontheatre.biz

White Bear Theatre

Tomorrow – 31 Mar – 11 Apr

whitebeartheatre.co.uk

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Rules of Living @ The National Theatre (Dorfman) Review

Have you ever been to a family Christmas where you feel like the only person who’s noticed that everyone else in the room is completely insane? Well that’s what we all tumbled into on a rainy Tuesday evening at the Dorfman for Sam Holcroft‘s Rules for Living, Nicholas Hytner‘s final hurrah at the helm of the National. 
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Dara @ The Lyttleton, National Theatre Review

The name Dara seems to me closer to Dublin than Delhi, but the show that opened at the Lyttleton this week marks one of the National’s first engagements with Islam. The script follows a classic formula: the beloved eldest son, Dara, the foolish father whose favouritism provokes the vengeance of Aurangzeb, a son who, despite his legitimacy, is a right bastard.

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers @ The Olivier (National Theatre) Review

Russia, Brazil, China… India. Four monstrously large nations that have been touted as emerging powerhouses for about two decades. India is growing and growing, but not as fast as its neighbour to the North. There is wild growth in some places, and old abject poverty in others. Behind the Beautiful Forevers is based on the book by Katherine Boo, who spent three years in the Mumbai slums her book is set in.

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3 Winters @ The National Theatre Review

In Alan Bennet’s play, The History Boys, a bright history teacher remarks that ‘there is no period so remote as the recent past’. Last year saw Croatia become the 28th member state of the EU and 3 Winters deals with the country’s rich and volatile history over the last seventy years. The play is set in a single house over three distinct time periods. The first, 1945, sees Croatia becoming one of the six states of the Yugoslav People’s Republic. 1990 demonstrates the aftermath of the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe and the dissolution of Yugoslavia as Croatia and Serbia left the union. 2011 brings the action up to date and looks toward prospective EU membership.

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Ever thought the cost of Theatre Tickets were too expensive? NT Live offers an affordable alternative to the theatrical experience!

The other week I went to see the National Theatre’s revival of David Hare’s Skylight, starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan and the lesser known but exceptionally talented Matthew Beard. I drove just 2 minutes to get to the show, sat in some great seats and saw a fantastic performance. I do not live in London, I do not know someone “in the biz” or have a spare £148.50 to spend on a ticket. The show was being beamed to me in Kent, live from Wyndham’s Theatre for less than the price of a train ticket to London by NT Live.

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The Elephantom @ New London Theatre Review

Transferring from the National Theatre to the New London Theatre, The Elephantom is the stage adaptation of Ross Collins’ children’s book about a blue ghost Elephant that arrives into a little girl’s uneventful daily life. As I waited for the play to start I already felt at home: the cozy environment created on stage by Samyel Wyer’s design, the welcoming music and the children’s happiness all around me made my excitement grow.

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Home @ The Shed (National Theatre) Review

The concept of even saving up for a deposit on a new home is nothing short of being a miracle! House prices are said to have sky rocketed to an all time high since the financial crash; with the average age of first time buyers being roughly between early to mid 30s. Being one of the wealthiest cities in the world, it’s hard to believe that London is sadly, but fastly becoming a home to the homeless…

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Chewing Gum Dreams @ The Shed (National Theatre) Review

Cast your mind back to your teenage years… Were you the goody two shoes? The class clown? The clever clogs? The jock? The list goes on and on. At 14 years of age, you’re still trying to make sense of the world; a generation between childhood and adulthood, you’re influenced by the ever evolving roller coaster of playground gossip , forever chasing the holy grail that is decent GCSE results, and constantly being put the test by friendships…

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