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Namatjira at the Southbank Centre, London

This play, which tells the story of Albert Namatjira, the first indigenous Australian painter to win international acclaim, premiered in Alice Springs in late 2009 and has since toured Australia. Now, this fascinating story comes to London. At the Southbank Centre. The production at the Southbank Centre of Namatjira by the Australian theatre company, Big hART, grows out of […]

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Children's Theatre Taking Part

The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue

Julia Donaldson’s story about a little mouse on an epic journey returns to the West End stage, with lively performances all around. Eight-year-old Henry helps our reviewer dish out the stars for this recommended Christmas treat for young families. At the Lyric Theatre. Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo has sold 10.5 million copies in 31 editions worldwide. Illustrated by […]

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Masi Maidens at the Bargehouse

Indigeneity in the Contemporary World Theatre historian Josey De Rossi, who has studied the effects of European cultural imperialism on indigenous art forms, guides us through some of the themes raised by this unusual cross-arts project. At the Bargehouse. I arrive at the Bargehouse sufficiently early to view the four floors of installations and displays […]

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Theatre Business World Theatre

Francis, the Jester of God at Anglican parish of St Francis of Assisi, West Wickham

Mario Pirovano’s welcomes the audience to his one-man performance of Francis, the Holy Jester as a politician on the hustings. Launching the show with the promise of overturning centuries of misconceptions, he springs into the story of Francis, emphasizing that the real stories of the thirteenth century Italian saint are uniquely wonderful because they show […]

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Billy the Girl

Caravans and Heroines: Billy the Girl at the Soho Theatre Katie Hims’ Billy the Girl presents superbly drawn characters, faced with the paradox of living ordinary lives through times of big change. Direction, design and sensitive portrayals of difficult characters, combine in a moving story of about starting again. At the Soho Theatre. Katie Hims’ Billy the Girl, produced by […]