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Brighton Rock – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Bryony Lavery, from the book by Graham Greene Director: Esther Richardson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight There’s a power vacuum in Brighton’s underworld. Gangleader Kite is dead and the remains of his gang are in thrall to Pinkie. Just 17, Pinkie is a natural leader for the gang, ruthless and cunning, but can he win over Kite’s protection clients or will they ...

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Jane Eyre – Milton Keynes Theatre

JANE EYRE UK Tour 2017 Royal National Theatre

Writer: Sally Cookson from the novel by Charlotte Bronte Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Maggie Constable Milton Keynes Theatre welcomes Jane Eyre this week on the 170th anniversary of the first publication of Charlotte Brontë’s celebrated novel. Bristol Old Vic, working with The National Theatre, has brought Sally Cookson’s clever reinterpretation of the timeless love story to the stage. This ground-breaking ...

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Jane Eyre – Richmond Theatre, London

JANE EYRE UK Tour 2017 Royal National Theatre

Writer: Charlotte Bronte Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Ann Bawtree This production of the well-loved, iconic Victorian novel, Jane Eyre, was first staged at the Bristol Old Vic before its transfer to the Lyttleton in September 2015 followed by a tour to theatres all over the United Kingdom and, at one point, to Hong Kong. The set is eminently transportable, comprising ...

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Jane Eyre – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

JANE EYRE UK Tour 2017 Royal National Theatre

Writer: Charlotte Bronte Director: Sally Cookson Composer: Benji Bower Reviewer: Harriet Brace Jane Eyre is Charlotte Bronte’s lasting legacy. The novel for which she is best remembered, the story has endured too many retellings to count – not all of them good. But this latest reincarnation, a co-production between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic, is one that burns ...

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Joli Vyann: Imbalance – The Lowry, Salford

Male dancer holding female dancer horizontally above his head

Choreographer: Jonathan Lunn Reviewer: Jo Beggs Jan Patzke and Olivia Quayle are Joli Vyann, a duo who make performances fusing acrobatics and dance. Their work to date has mostly consisted shorter outdoor performances but Imbalance is an hour-long indoor show, performed in the Lowry’s studio space as part of a short tour. The problems with giving this kind of work ...

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La Strada – The Lowry, Salford

Writer in the room: Mike Akers Based on work of: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano & Tullio Pinelli Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: John Roberts Based on the Oscar-winning film by renowned visual director Federico Fellini, Sally Cookson’s devised adaptation of La Strada welcomes you into the story of the quiet and naive Gelsomina (Audrey Brisson) with open arms and then slowly ...

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Jane Eyre – The Lowry, Salford

The cast of Jane Eyre at Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Charlotte Bronte Adaptor/Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Mel Duncan ‘Injustice!’ Jane Eyre has long been forced to suffer the misrepresentation of being Bronte’s seemingly fated romantic heroine, fodder for many creative and dramatic interpretations, predominantly focusing upon the romantic attachments formed by the protagonist.  How refreshing to witness an Eyre so clearly and confidently self-sufficient – this ‘love story’ is ...

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Be Brave and Leave for the Unknown – Drum Theatre, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer:  Catherine Dyson Directors: Cassie Friend and Rebecca Loukes Reviewer: Joan Phillips When Chris and Fleur first meet at a photo shoot they seem like the most unlikely people to end up as a couple. Chris is a gifted concert pianist. He is self-conscious, awkward, stiff, with hints of obsessive compulsive disorder. Fleur is a war photographer who is used ...

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