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Barnum , Curve Theatre, Leicester

A 1980 Broadway hit about PT Barnum, the 19th-century circus entrepreneur and self-styled "greatest showman on earth", has now been revived, co-produced and co-revised by Cameron Mackintosh, who, according to his programme biography, has produced more mus

Dogfight, Southwark Playhouse, London

A misogynistic wager sparks an unlikely romance in this touching musical, based on a 1991 film and set against the background of the Vietnam war.

The Dreaming - Union Theatre

It is 1913 in Midsomer Magna and Lord Julian and Lady Henrietta Melstock are planning their midsummer ball to mark the solstice and Lord Julian's coming of age. Meanwhile a band of eager local tradesmen rehearse their tribute to St George for the coming f

Free as Air - Finborough Theatre

Among the Channel Islands, tucked away out of sight, lies the tiny island of Terhou, a treasure as yet undiscovered by the tourist trade. In this remote paradise, the happy population sings all day long, arising early to prepare for their annual Independe

Justin Paul and Benj Pasek discuss the musical Dogfight

Interview: Justin Paul and Benj Pasek. The composing team behind the award-winning musical Dogfight, which premiered Off Broadway in 2012 and had its European premiere at The Southwark Playhouse this month, talk to Judi Herman. Set on 21 November 1963, it

The Return of the Soldier - Jermyn Street Theatre

Coinciding with the centenary of the First World War, The Return of the Soldier is an intimate new chamber musical based on Rebecca West's celebrated 1918 novel of the home front. An intensely bitter-sweet tale dissects the very different love of three

Review: The Return of the Soldier (Jermyn Street Theatre)

The musical at the Jermyn Street Theatre starring Michael Matus and Laura Pitt-Pulford is well designed and beautifully acted.

Review – Return of the Soldier – Jermyn Street Theatre

This has been the year for theatrical productions with a First World War theme – revivals of old plays (The Silver Tassie), debuts of new (Versailles), and now The Return of the Soldier this strange hybrid of an old story (by Rebecca West) and a new mus

First Look: Tamsin Greig in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Pass the gazpacho: here's the first image of Tamsin Greig, dressed in a Thierry Mulger jumpsuit, as Pepa Marcos in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.

The Dreaming , Union Theatre, London

Here's a gorgeous, musically enveloping dream of a show that takes a beloved Shakespeare play and delicately transposes it to a pre-First World War English country idyll, over which dark shadows will soon be cast.