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DNA – New Wolsey Theatre Studio, Ipswich

Writer: Dennis Kelly Director: Rob Salmon Reviewer: Paul Couch What happens when our behaviour spirals out of control? Do we try to arrest it and risk making matters worse, or do we let it freefall in the hope that the end result won’t be as bad as we initially feared? When you're trying to plug multiple holes in a dyke, ...

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NEWS: Nuffield Youth Theatre on the hunt for Hampshire’s young acting talent

The Nuffield Theatre in Southampton is looking for looking for new members for its youth company to audition for its 2017 season. The Nuffield Youth Theatre 2017 season will include Consensual, which was premiered last year by the National Youth Theatre, and a new play The Monstrum, which will be taking part in the prestigious National Theatre Connections Festival. Auditions ...

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Romeo and Juliet – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Bruce Guthrie Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Shakespeare's tragic love story has been reworked countless times in many genres. All the more credit, then, to the National Youth Theatre of Wales and its artistic director Bruce Guthrie for daring to add their own contemporary take to the list. A pared-down version, this, of Shakespeare’s original, cut to two ...

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Buckets – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: Adam Barnard Director: Lee Hart Reviewer: Helen Tope While some plays emerge from the writer’s imagination almost fully-formed, the far more interesting ones take a circuitous route. Buckets, Adam Barnard’s first full-length play, started life as a melodrama. Written as the story of a dying child, Buckets aimed to explore the concept of the bucket list – a list ...

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Grease the Musical – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

The cast of Grease from the Stage Experience production at the New Alexandra Theatre

Book, Music and Lyrics: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Director: Pollyann Tanner Reviewer:Selwyn Knight Grease, despite some dubious messages in which at least one character gives in to peer pressure to become someone she is not rather than remain true to the character we have seen throughout the show, regularly tops polls as people's favourite musical, and it's easy to ...

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Under A Cardboard Sea – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Silva Semerciyan Director: Lisa Gregan and Matt Grinter Reviewer: Kris Hallett In the fallow years of the mid-noughties, when Bristol Old Vic looked in serious trouble of no longer being a working theatre, the young company continued to perform and so became an essential cog in allowing the organisation to claim its place as the country’s oldest working theatre. ...

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The Secret Garden: Spring Version – Ambassadors Theatre, London

Book and Lyrics: Marsha Norman Music: Lucy Simon Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon's adaptation of the children's classic novel The Secret Garden is perfect material for a summer holiday theatrical treat. Telling the story of young Mary Lennox who, orphaned by a cholera outbreak in India, is sent to the dark and foreboding Mistlethwaite Manor under the ...

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