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More than a century after the stars of music hall graced its stage, the Rosemary Branch Tavern on the Regent’s Canal is bringing it back for two special nights.

Gloriously silly reworking of Moliere’s Tartuffe stutters with an inconsistent tone but comes good at the end to lampoon Britain’s crumbling social structures

Have you ever been so deep in to a box-set binge that Netflix has checked in to politely ask if you’re still watching? The 50-Hour Improvathon, which comes to Wilton’s Music Hall next weekend, is kind of like the live version.

“It’s a real collision of light and dark, where subjects so far apart all somehow come together.” After two years of development, producer Jacob Dorrell is about to unveil his new musical: The Cereal Café.

Scottish Opera’s production of Anthropocene is the fourth show pieced together by composer Stuart MacRae and librettist Louise Welsh.

A new play written by Greg Wohead is about unlikely encounters and how we interact with people who share very different views of the world compared with our own.

‘Don’t be old, don’t be young, don’t be sick, don’t be black,’ is the brutal warning in Gabriel Gbadamosi’s new play that seems to promise an exploration of police stop and search tactics but is actually a study of fractured lives in a world under permanent surveillance.

A high energy return to form for Susie McKenna’s legendary annual outing of gliz, hilarity and joy

An inventive production of John Masefield’s 30s fantasy children’s novel needs more brutal editing to truly shine

Take a look at the production images of Hackney Empire’s pantomime for 2018 – Aladdin – on now until Sunday January 6.

Jo Trew enjoys the latest offering from the Arcola Theatre, a fresh adaption of Mikhail Lermontov’s 19th century novel.

Theatre Review: Bullet Tongue

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Vulnerable young people are given a voice to tell their own gutwrenching story of the terrifying exploitation of children to sell drugs.

One of the most popular pantomimes in London returns this Saturday for a landmark production written and directed by Susie McKenna.

Our complete guide to panto season in Hackney is here!

Imaginative and visually exciting story of Charles Darwin’s eventful Beagle voyage its told in a purpose-built venue at this iconic museum

A thoughtful, intelligent dramatisation of Virginia Woolf’s novel is marred by jarring theatrical gimmicks

Puppets and a talented cast tell the stories of Ali Baba and Sinbad in a concept-laden overlong adaptation that never quite captures the magic

Thirty years ago, the Gazette launched its weekend listings section Friday Live – including the latest from Dalston’s Rio Cinema. Now, it’s back! Alex Jackson brings us up to speed.

There’s no such thing as a dead cert in theatreland. No matter how bulletproof the material might seem (through reputation or otherwise), there is always the potential for it to flounder on the banks of poor execution, woeful miscasting and meandering direction.

The revamped Savoy Cinema in Stoke Newington will reopen next month as Earth – and a host of new shows have also been announced.

A selection of actors, singers, dancers and musicians have joined up to produce Legacy, which will run at Hackney Empire on Friday, August 10.

Two special performances of King in Concert will run on June 30 and July 1.

Hollyoaks star Paul Danan and glamour model Lucy Pinder give good performances in this raucous satire of lad culture

Five star review for a classy revival of Mike Bartlett’s play about warring couples who don’t communicate

Compelling one woman show set in the world of competitive swimming tackles body image self-loathing and self-empowerment

Blair-era school saga soars with tight ensemble work

“Perhaps only in Britain could one succeed in writing a thriller about the weather,” observed David Haig who both wrote and stars in this little-known true story about D-Day.

New play Boots follows two women’s effect on each other’s lives. Zoe Paskett talks to playwrights Jessica Butcher from Clapton and Sacha Voit from Camden and actor Illona Linthwaite

Sharon D Clarke’s formidable Caroline inhabits a basement laundry that she compares to hell or being underwater. Trudging between washer and dryer, she wonders how she wound up so tired and downtrodden at 39

The story sees Turner Prize-winning YBA artist Simon Dykes wake up after a wild night of drugs, booze and sex to find himself and his girlfriend have become apes, running at the Arcola until April 21

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