‘Merlin’ and ‘Mr Selfridge’ stars lead new stage production of ‘Gaslight’

Gaslight, one of the greatest thrillers of all time, arrives in Brighton next month. The new production returns to UK theatres starring Kara Tointon (Mr Selfridge), Rupert Young (Merlin) and Keith Allen (Robin Hood). Tointon plays Bella Manningham, the character famously played by Oscar winner Ingrid Bergman in the classic 1944 movie adaptation. Gaslight visits Theatre Royal Brighton from Monday … >

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‘1984’ play review: Andrew Gower brings fireworks to Room 101

An adaptation is always going to differ from its source material. A play can’t be the book, and neither can a movie; what’s necessary is to capture the mood and essence of the story and transplant it to a different medium. Jonathan Glazer’s remarkable film Under the Skin, for example, is such an abstracted adaptation … >

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Reece Shearsmith and Ken Stott bring ‘The Dresser’ to Brighton

Reece Shearsmith (Inside No 9) and Ken Stott (The Missing) will star in the revival of The Dresser this autumn. Sean Foley’s revival of Ronald Harwood’s play arrives at Theatre Royal Brighton from Tuesday 20 September until Saturday 24 September, directly prior to a West End transfer. Buy tickets at atgtickets.com/brighton or by phoning 0844 871 7650. A … >

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‘Footloose: The Musical’ review: Cut loose in Brighton this week

Based on Kevin Bacon’s hit 1984 movie, Footloose: The Musical first opened on Broadway way back in 1998. Featuring original songs by Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford, the show also tears through a number of classic ’80s tracks, including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear it for the Boy and, of course, that … >

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‘Footloose’ musical is coming to Brighton this month

Based on Kevin Bacon’s hit 1984 movie, Footloose: The Musical arrives in Brighton later this month. It visits Theatre Royal Brighton from Monday 25 July until Saturday 30 July. Tickets are on sale now atgtickets.com/brighton or by calling 0844 871 7650. Footloose: The Musical tells the story of city boy Ren, who has to move to a rural backwater in America where … >

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‘Thriller Live’ review: The King of Pop hits Brighton

Now in its record-breaking ninth year, Thriller Live arrives in Brighton direct from London. The West End hit has played over 3000 shows around the world to three million fans in over 30 counties – and if tonight’s performance at Brighton’s Theatre Royal is anything to go by, the crowd-pleasing celebration of the King of Pop’s 45-year career shows no sign of … >

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‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ review: Embrace the madness

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is one of those curious musicals where everyone somehow knows all the songs, even if they can’t recall having ever actually seen it. It’s most likely a faint memory from an early play at school and it’s that association which initially hampers this production of the UK’s longest running musical. For the opening couple of numbers, it comes across … >

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‘Doctor Foster’ writer to adapt his ‘King Charles III’ play for BBC Two

BBC Two has ordered a TV adaptation of the multi-award-winning ‘future history’ play King Charles III. Doctor Foster writer Mike Bartlett will adapt his own Olivier Award-winning script for the 90-minute drama, reuniting with Olivier Award-winner Rupert Goold, who directed the original Almeida Theatre production of the play. Written in blank verse, King Charles III sees Prince Charles ascend to the throne following the Queen’s death. … >

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