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THE BLAZ­ING WORLD The Vil­lain’s The­atre re-imag­ines Mar­garet Cavendish’s 1666 proto-science fic­tion epic, high­light­ing how our own world is blaz­ing with the dire ef­fects of cli­mate change: “Peg is a sci­en­tist study­ing a dy­ing species of fly which lives on a rapidly dis­solv­ing glacier in the Rocky Moun­tains. Un­sure of how to make a dif­fer­ence, she em­barks on a des­per­ate jour­ney which pro­pels her into a strange new uni­verse. Ex­plor­ing the ter­ror of be­ing over­whelmed in a world rav­aged by cli­mate change, where our op­tions seem to os­cil­late be­tween panic and ap­a­thy, this new play melds con­tem­po­rary is­sues with a science fic­tion epic in­spired by Mar­garet Cavendish,” the the­atre com­pany says. Nep­tune Stu­dio The­atre, 1593 Ar­gyle Street, To Apr 18

THE DI­ARY OF ANNE FRANK The The­atre Arts Guild de­liv­ers a staged re­dux of Anne Frank’s well-doc­u­mented time sur­viv­ing be­hind a book

case in WWII-era Am­s­ter­dam. Pond Play­house, 6 Parkhill Road, To Apr 13, 8pm; Sat Apr 14, 2 and 8pm; Through Apr 20, 8pm; Sat Apr 21, 2 and 8pm

MAMMA MIA! A mother, a daugh­ter and three pos­si­ble dads: ABBA’s clas­sic tale of criss­crossed fam­ily ties gets the full the­atre treat­ment with this play. Nep­tune The­atre, 1593 Ar­gyle Street, To Jun 3


DEAD An ab­sur­dist, ex­is­ten­tial­ist, tragi­com­edy by Tom Stop­pard, this play imag­ines and ex­pands the plot of two mi­nor char­ac­ters from Shake­speare’s Ham­let, the courtiers Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Dart­mouth Play­ers The­atre, 33 Crich­ton Street, Dart­mouth, To Apr 21

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