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Sunny Afternoon – Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Cast of UK Tour of Sunny Afternoon

Writer: Joe Penhall Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage Storming into Southampton's Mayflower theatre with a rocking punch is award-winning musical Sunny Afternoon. Telling the story of brothers Ray and Dave Davies and their fellow Kinks bandmates Pete Quaife and Mick Avory, Sunny Afternoon transports the audience back to the 60s and depicts the struggle of four working class lads ...

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Don Giovanni – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Director: Jonathan Kent Revival Director: Lloyd Wood Reviewer: Helen Tope A revival of the 2010 production directed by Jonathan Kent, Don Giovanni returns as part of this year’s Glyndebourne Tour. Based on the 14th Century nobleman Don Juan, Mozart reworks the legend into a tragi-comic opera that is startling as it is unique. In this production, the famous womaniser, and ...

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Peter Pan – Exeter Northcott

Writer: J.M Barrie Director: Paul Jepson Reviewer: Ben Miller-Jarvest Neverland. The ticking crocodile. Wendy, John and Michael. Tinkerbell. Captain Hook. Peter Pan. The familiarity of these names and phrases to adults and children, even today, over a hundred years since the play first premièred is testament to the magic of J.M. Barrie's creation. In their first recent solo venture, using ...

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Rocky: A Horror Story – Wardrobe Theatre

Devisors: The Company Director: Tom Brennan Reviewer: Kris Hallett Picture the scene, you're settling back to enjoy the trailers before the main feature at the multiplex and the screen goes blank and the reassuring deep boom of the American link man begins ''From the people who brought you Home Alonely, Muppits Die Hard and Goldilock, Stock and Three Smoking Bears comes ...

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The Snow Queen – Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre

Writer: Llinos Mai Director: Jon Dafydd-Kidd Reviewer: Beth Steer An adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s famous Christmas story, The Snow Queen, Hijinx Odyssey's production brings the classic tale to life in a new way. The spirit of Odyssey – an inclusive community group for adults with and without learning disabilities who share a passion for performance – shines through the ...

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Rambert: A Linha Curva & Other Works – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Choreographers: Kim Brandstrup, Malgorzata Dzierzon, Itzik Galili Reviewer: Helen Tope Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, Rambert may be Britain’s oldest dance company, but it continues to push boundaries. Challenging our preconceptions of contemporary dance, Rambert brings a triple bill of new and established work to Plymouth. A Linha Curva made its debut in 2009, and is so well established ...

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Living With The Lights On – The Bikeshed Theatre, Exeter

Mark Lockyer - Living With The Lights On

Writer and Performer: Mark Lockyer Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Charlie Hackett Mark Lockyer's deeply personal and fascinating one-man show, Living With The Lights On, explores his experiences and struggles with his own mental health. All set for a glittering career with the Royal Shakespeare Company, his personal and professional life is quickly thrown into turmoil when he becomes extremely ill. Such ...

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Relatively Speaking – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Alan Ayckbourn Director: Robin Herford Reviewer: Harry Mottram  Would a fat, badly dressed, grumpy old man really pull an attractive young woman 30 years younger than him? If he was stylish, well-groomed and sophisticated with pots of money - maybe. But a gone-to-seed Robert Powell playing a boring middle-aged grouch – no. And that is the central problem of ...

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