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Pride and Prejudice – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Matthew Kelly & Felicity Montagu as Mr& Mrs Bennet in Pride and Prejudice

Writer: Jane Austen Adaptor: Simon Reade Director: Deborah Bruce Reviewer: Dan English   Jane Austen’s famous novel comes to life once more in this new production of Pride and Prejudice as the love story continues its UK tour. Matthew Kelly and Felicity Montagu are the Bennets as Deborah Bruce’s production unravels the tribulations of their search for successful suitors to ...

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Run The Beast Down – The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury

Writer: Titas Halder Director: Hannah Price Reviewer: Dan English Charlie suffers with insomnia, but when this is coupled with an unusual obsession with an urban fox, his life takes a dangerous turn in this bold, new one-man play at Canterbury's The Marlowe Studio. Titas Halder’s Run The Best Down is the third original production to be produced by Canterbury’s Marlowe ...

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Not Dead Enough – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Director: Ian Talbot Writer: Shaun McKenna based on the novel by Peter James Reviewer: Dan English It is a dangerous time to be a woman in Brighton as the latest play inspired by the novels of Peter James embarks on its newest UK tour. Not Dead Enough is the third in a series of plays created as adaptations from the ...

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Henceforward… – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guilford

Writer and Director:  Alan Ayckbourn Reviewer: Steve Turner Thirty years on from receiving the Evening Standard ‘Best Comedy’ award, this  Ayckbourn has lost none of the humour that gained it the award, however, the reason for the laughter has changed. Where 30 years ago the idea that one might be bugged by the constant ringing of mobile phones and video ...

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The Nutcracker – Chichester Festival Theatre

Music: Pyotr IlyichTchaikovsky Director: Lyudmila Nerubaschenko Conductor: Igor Shavruk Choreography: Victor Smirnov-Golovanov Reviewer: Bill Avenell There is something magical about the phrase ‘going to the ballet’ and, by and large, the Moscow City  Ballet (MCB) does its bit to maintain that reputation in the 2017 tour that commences at Chichester Festival Theatre. Firmly in the classical Russian School, the MCB ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk– Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer and Director: Richard Gauntlett Musical Director: David Carter Choreographer: Dee Jago Reviewer: Lu Greer Fee fi fo fum - the laughs at the Norwich Theatre Royal have begun. Richard Gauntlett has returned to the theatre once again with a new panto full of giant dresses, day glow sets, and jokes that skip along the line between hilarious and terrible. While the ...

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Aladdin – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Jamie Smith Director: Gerry Tebbutt Musical Director: Bryan Hodgson Choreographer: Jill Francis Reviewer: Bill Avenell One of the joys of going to Guildford for our annual dose of ‘Oh no he isn’t’ and ‘Look behind you’ is that we know exactly what you are going to get and don’t have to worry about whether you have seen the relevant ...

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Writer: Alan McHugh Director: Jonny Bowles Reviewer: Dan English Seasoned entertainer Joe Pasquale returns for yet another seasonal offering in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the pantomime at Dartford’s Orchard Theatre. As the loveably hapless Muddles, Pasquale leads a delightful cast across the highly enjoyable production, marking the beginning of the festive period. The production continues the trend at ...

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