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  • Rupert Murdoch-inspired satire 'Great Britain' opens in London

    Rupert Murdoch-inspired satire 'Great Britain' opens in London
    A thinly veiled satire of the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed Rupert Murdoch's tabloid newspaper empire, "Great Britain" is a play with a surfeit of topical relevance. The new stage drama by "One Man, Two Guvnors" playwright Richard Bean opened this week at London's National Theatre.
  • London Theater Review: Tabloid Takedown 'Great Britain'

    Rehearsed in secret and only announced last week, within hours of initial verdicts being handed down in the Murdoch newspaper phone-hacking trial, "Great Britain," the National Theater's bold satire on illegal practices in the tabloid press and its...

    Old Globe's 'Othello' lays on the melodrama, but it works

    Of Shakespeare's major tragedies, "Othello" seems to be having the most success in the theater of late. The Old Globe's new outdoor production, which launched its 2014 Summer Shakespeare Festival with Blair Underwood as the Moor of Venice andRichard...

    TriStar Productions Teams With BBC Films on Maggie Smith's 'Lady in the Van'

    Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions has teamed with BBC Films to greenlight "The Lady in the Van" starring "Downton Abbey's" Maggie Smith. The pic is an adaptation of Alan Bennett's West End hit with Smith reprising her role of Miss Shepherd. The play was...

    'Book of Mormon,' 'Chimerica' Score at London's Olivier Awards

    North London's 326-seat, not-for-profit Almeida Theater was the runaway winner at the 2014 Olivier Awards, along with the West End version of the Broadway hit "The Book of Mormon." The Almeida and Headlong co-production of Lucy Kirkwood's new play...