They move in mysterious ways: the delirious thrill of Figs in Wigs

The identically dressed quintet combines dance, comedy and DIY electro-punk in a world they have created for themselvesHow to describe the joy of watching people dancing in unison? Anthropologists talk about synchronous activities leading to a sense of…

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Eddie Perfect gets introspective: ‘I had some success and some pretty epic public failures’

Broadway critics sneered at Perfect’s ‘Australian-bred’ musicals Beetlejuice and King Kong, but in his new stage show he has the last laughThey say the best revenge is a life lived well, but Eddie Perfect has trumped that. The savage theatre critics we…

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All the fret of the fringe: Annie Griffin’s cringe-filled trip to the Edinburgh festival

Our series on films about theatre continues with a boozy, darkly funny comedy that captures the event’s pick’n’mix qualityNo matter how much you miss theatre, you still wouldn’t want to see Lakes Sister, an earnest one-woman show about Dorothy Wordswor…

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Hot property: Jamie Demetriou on the rise of Stath Lets Flats

In the first of a series exploring the stage origins of hit comedies, the actor remembers creating the delusional letting agent at Bristol University“For a lot of series one, I don’t like Stath as a character,” says Jamie Demetriou, the comedian, actor…

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Mischief Movie Night In review – make a musical with the masters of impro

Available onlineSofa-bound audiences help the team behind The Play That Goes Wrong to create spontaneous and funny stories on screenThey cornered the West End comedy market. They made it on TV. Now Mischief Theatre is coming for your streaming devices,…

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Mischief Movie Night In review – make a musical with the masters of impro

Available onlineSofa-bound audiences help the team behind The Play That Goes Wrong to create spontaneous and funny stories on screenThey cornered the West End comedy market. They made it on TV. Now Mischief Theatre is coming for your streaming devices,…

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Jerusalem, Beckett and Bridget Christie: theatre, comedy and dance to book in 2021

Modern masterpiece Jerusalem storms back and Trevor Nunn goes underground with Beckett, while Bob Marley gets a musical and Frankenstein becomes a ballet Continue reading…

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The Comeback review – comedy that sparkles by double act The Pin

Noël Coward theatre, LondonDescribed as ‘the cure for theatre’ by producer Sonia Friedman, Alex Owen and Ben Ashenden’s debut play is full of heart, pleasing pratfalls and endless flips of perspectiveAnnouncing it earlier this autumn, producer Sonia Fr…

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Choose your favourite UK theatre show of 2020

Tell us about your standout show of the year – we’ll feature a selection of your favourites later this monthIt has been a tough year for theatre. But we are celebrating the shows that got us through 2020.Did you catch a play in between lockdowns? Did a…

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The Comeback: the farce with James Corden, Catherine Tate and Stephen Fry on board

Comedy duo The Pin have livened up lockdown with their Zoom send-ups. Now their end-of-the-pier stage debut is being hailed as ‘the cure for theatre’. Is that why so many stars are lining up to get involved?If you’d placed a bet on which comedians woul…

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