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Monday, December 3, 2018

When Jack sells his beloved family cow for magic beans, he soon discovers they open up an unexpected world of thrilling adventure.

A traditional rural theatre of ancient Bengal that uses hunting for story-telling through folk opera and dance in a theatrical setting comes to Bethnal Green tomorrow.

Turning 80 is a time that many people choose to slow down and relax - but not Sir Ian McKellen.

Two neighbours appear to be having a scrap in a turbulent relationship, yet they depend on each other.

Secondary school pupils from east London have met the cast of Dreamgirls stage production in the West End in a move to inspire the next generation of theatre talent.

Troxy in Commercial Road, Stepney, started selling digital tickets on Thursday (August 30). The new tickets are now available only on mobile phones. The brains behind the decision say the move will stop people copying them resale.

Women are taking over Wilton’s Music Hall for a four-day festival to “put the gender balance” into traditional south Asian performance culture.

Disney musicals are coming to a school near you when pupils at Poplar’s Manorfield Primary and their teachers produce their own West End show based on classic children’s stories.

A Bengal opera coming to the Isle of Dogs’ Space theatre tells the story of an 18-day-old baby boy destined to be married to an 18-year-old girl to avoid a fatal curse.

People of all ages who use the Bromley-by-Bow community centre are among a National Theatre company of 200 working with professional artists to perform Shakespeare’s Pericles.

Children have been on stage performing what they have researched about the social activities of youngsters more than half-a-century ago.

Anne Boleyn is returning to the Tower of London for a third time 500 years after her execution at the hands of Henry VIII.

The true story of two male penguins in New York’s Central Zoo is to be brought to life in a new children’s show at a Limehouse theatre.

Children enjoyed a not-so-traditional Aladdin panto with a modern twist at Mile End’s Southern Grove community centre in east London.

A new community theatre project helping people affected by poor confidence and mental health problems has set up a support group in London’s East end using theatre as therapy.

The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at the Theatre Royal in Stratford, is the UK premiere of this hit US musical.

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Remember those pantomimes you’ve been to as a child or taken your own children to?

A play teaching children how to cope with mental illness in the family is being staged at east London’s Half Moon theatre for audiences as young as three.

The 40th Spitalfields Music Winter Festival opens on Sunday in London’s East End with a mix of Early music, classical Bach, jazz, Swing—and even opera for babies.

A show about pursuing dreams is being staged for children in London’s East End on Saturday morning to stimulate youngsters’ imaginations by exploring the senses.

Theatre players who helped “change the landscape of British theatre” celebrate the 50th birthday of their company with a new interpretation of its first ever show.

Teenagers are performing a modern-day ‘take’ of Rostand’s classic Cyrano de Bergerac as part of this year’s Bangla Drama festival returning to London’s East End.

Bartabas’s production of Golgota at Sadler’s Wells with horses performing alongside their human partners brings its own special quality, as you adjust to a slower pace of life as imagined in Holy Week in old Seville, writes Allis Moss.

A series of encounters formed from lust, love and rejection brought the world to the stage at Sadler’s Wells for Valentine month, writes Allis Moss.

Disembodied voices emanating loneliness on a bleak theatre set might not be your idea of getting into the festive spirit.

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