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Three Sisters – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Anton Chekhov Adaptor: Anya Reiss Director: Russell Bolam Reviewer: Tom Finch Anya Reiss' new version of Anton Chekhov's story of existentialist crisis and middle class boredom brings the tale right up to date. The action is transposed from the Russian countryside to a house near the British Embassy in an unidentified Middle Eastern country. Most of the troops have ...

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Damn Yankees – Brockley Jack, London

Book: George Abbott and Douglass Wallop Music and lyrics: Richard Adler and Jerry Ross Director: Dom O’Hanlon Reviewer: Ian Foster Though the North Americans may call their baseball championship the World Series, it is safe to say that the charms of this particular sport don’t necessarily span the globe and have never really travelled across the ocean (how could it, ...

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The Beautiful Game – Union Theatre, London

Director: Lotte Wakeham Book &Lyrics: Ben Elton Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile The Beautiful Gameby Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton tells the story of Belfast in the late 60’s to the late 70’s and focusses on their under 21s football team. This passionate and charged story explores the importance of football, winning, love, loss and religion during ...

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My First Ballet Coppélia – Peacock Theatre, London

Composer: Léo Delibes Dance director: Samira Saidi Artistic director: Tamara Rojo Musical director: Gavin Sutherland Reviewer: Ann Bawtree The English National Ballet and the English National Ballet School have combined forces to produce their commendable My First Balletseries of which Coppéliais the third. Except for the part of Dr Coppelius, danced by Michael Coleman, it is performed here by second ...

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The Energy Show – Science Museum Live, London

Writer: Sam Mason &Martin Lamb Director: Martin Lamb Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile What was the best bit about science lessons at school? If your answer to the above is “I liked the experiments” then this production is for you. At just over 1 hour long this show is a whistle stop, high octane, practical romp through nine different types of energy. ...

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Hidden – Cockpit Theatre, London

Writer: Laura Lindsay and Peter Carruthers Director: Helen Parry Reviewer: Andy Moseley A break out hit from last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Hidden is one of those rare gems that combine deft observation, superb characterisation, humour and melancholy to produce something that moves between funny and moving, dark and touching, and poignant and hilarious, often being all of these at the ...

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Bomber’s Moon – Park Theatre, London

Writer: William Ivory Director: Matt Aston Reviewer: Jon Wainwright "This is unkind," says Jimmy. "No one deserves this." As old as Lear and as close to death, the king's repeated cry of "Never!" becomes "Not old!" as Jimmy rails against the indignities of an ageing body and his confinement in a care home. He knows what it's like to wake ...

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