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Articles categorised as "Theatre"

The carnivalesque and the grotesque: The Tiger Lillies and Lulu – a Murder Ballad

23 November 2015

The latest stage work from cult band The Tiger Lillies is part of a centuries-long tradition of art that challenges social and cultural conventions.

Theatre Essentials: The Tiger Lillies – Lulu, a Murder Ballad

17 November 2015

Our quick introduction to this dark and twisted take on the Lulu legend from punk cabaret band The Tiger Lillies.

Music Theatre Essentials: Little Bulb Theatre’s Orpheus

10 September 2015

Our quick introduction to this quirky, inventive and moving take on the Orpheus myth by the up-and-coming independent theatre company.

Theatre Essentials: King Size

17 April 2015

Our quick guide to Christoph Marthaler's inspired reimagining of the Liederabend.

Olivier Awards 2015 winners announced

13 April 2015

Prizes go to new play King Charles III, and performers Kevin Spacey, Sylvie Guillem, Angela Lansbury and Mark Strong.

Which opera would you recommend to a newcomer who's a fan of musicals?

24 March 2015

Inspired by boundary-blurring works Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and King Size, we're after your recommendations.

Making Moonshine: How theatres give the impression of moonlight

17 January 2014

In preparation for the magical moonlit act of Giselle, we take a look at history of moonlight on stage.

Shakespeare without borders: Adapting the Bard

7 November 2013

How England's most famous playwright belongs to the world.

The Same Old Story: Greek tragedy as a model for countless dramatic works

18 October 2013

Before Mark-Anthony Turnage's Oedipus-inspired opera comes to Covent Garden, a closer look at the composition of a classic tragedy.

Watch: Ben Frost on The Wasp Factory

5 October 2013

The composer and director talks about creating a piece of musical theatre from Iain Banks's novel.

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