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A powerful play based on the genocide in Rwanda is due to launch the second season of Theatre Royal Stratford East's new artistic director.

Canning Town may not be the first place that comes to mind as a wonderland - but it's the setting for a dramatic new retelling of a literary classic.

A dyslexic barber's novel inspired by the streets he grew up on is being performed on stage after a chance encounter with a theatre impresario.

The hopes and dreams of two generations trying to survive in 1980s America are explored in Theatre Royal Stratford East's production of King Hedley II.

A Newham actor is set to bring the story of Windrush immigrants to life in a new play.

Five thousand schoolchildren are to be offered the chance to watch a Shakespeare play for free.

An actor from Romford stars in an emotional play about the difficulties soldiers and refugees experience when returning home from war.

Local paper journalists may not get to review West End musicals or critique Michelin star restaurants - but they do get to enjoy the festive spectacle that is the local pantomime.

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

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

As the Theatre Royal Stratford East steps into a new era, its new artistic director is keen to retain links to the past.

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