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Krapp’s Last Tape – Sheffield Crucible Studio

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Polly Findlay Reviewer: Ray Taylor This iconic masterpiece, written in 1958 for a solo performer, here receives the treatment it deserves in a brilliant all-round production. Krapp, played by Richard Wilson, is an old batchelor and it is his sixty-ninth birthday. For many years he has recorded his birthdays on tape as if it were a ...

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Lost Boy Racer – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Writer: Julie Amanda Bokowiec Music: Mark Bokowiec Director: Liz Postlethwaite Reviewer: Ruth Jepson “Do you remember when the stabilisers came off?” So starts Lost Boy Racer, a bike themed show about so much more than the Tour Du France. Set in a hair salon and a mechanics bike hut, La Grand Boucle is used as a strong metaphor for the ...

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Rock of Ages – Alhambra, Bradford

Book: Chris D'Arienzo Director: Kristin Hanggi Reviewer: Fran Winter For one week in June, Bradford theatre audiences are transported back to 1987; to the sunset strip in Los Angeles, when hair was big, and glam metal was an exploding scene. Rock of Ages tells the story of two young people seeking stardom in LA, set to a soundtrack of hits ...

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Hetty Feather – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Emma Reeves based on the novel by Jacqueline Wilson Director: Sally Cookson Music: Benji Bower Reviewer: Ruth Jepson If you have been a ten year old girl at some point between the early nineties and the present day, you’ve no doubt read a Jacqueline Wilson novel. Specialising in harder hitting scenarios including (but not limited to) adoption, mental illness, ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writer: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes Some of you may have been unlucky enough to be in the theatre when things go wrong – a fluffed line, a missed entrance, a prop that misbehaves, or scenery that seems about to collapse (and occasionally does). However in this side splitting play that truly does ...

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Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: Terry Deary and Neal Foster Director: Neal Foster Reviewer: Rosie Revell Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain rolled into the Alhambra last night with one aim; to highlight just how barmy Britain is, and to the equal delight of the children and their parents they achieved this admirably. The cast of four from the Birmingham Stage Company treated us all to ...

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Duty Free – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Eric Chappell Director: Roger Redfarn Reviewer: Janet Jepson Many clichés could be attributed to this performance – ‘let sleeping dogs lie’ is one, ‘you can’t turn back the clock’ is another – and they would all be proved true. The basic idea of resurrecting the 1970/80s sitcom about two couples on holiday in Spain sounded a good proposition, but ...

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The Mousetrap – Harrogate Theatre

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Liza Kyle We could start by breaking with tradition and announcing to the world that it was Colonel Mustard, in the kitchen with the lead pipe who ‘dun it’, but that really would let the 62 year old cat of the bag. Despite its longevity, The Mousetrap remains something of an enigma with ...

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