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Persuasion – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Jane Austin Adaptor: Jeff James with James Yeatman Director: Jeff James Reviewer: Jo Beggs Now here’s a winning formula. Take a two-hundred-year-old classic of English literature, play it on a minimal set and give it a nineties club vibe, while remaining astonishingly true to the original. Sounds impossible, but Jeff James has managed to pull it off with huge ...

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Dedication – Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Writer: Nick Dear Director: Sam Hodges Reviewer: David Jobson It is no mystery why William Shakespeare is considered one of the greatest writers “for all time”. What has mystified people for many years, though, is the man himself. Was he a Catholic? Why did he go to London to become a playwright? Did he actually write the plays attributed to ...

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Krapp’s Last Tape – Sheffield Crucible Studio

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Polly Findlay Reviewer: Ray Taylor This iconic masterpiece, written in 1958 for a solo performer, here receives the treatment it deserves in a brilliant all-round production. Krapp, played by Richard Wilson, is an old batchelor and it is his sixty-ninth birthday. For many years he has recorded his birthdays on tape as if it were a ...

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Enjoy – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: James Brining Reviewer: Katie Lee “You'd be a fool to leave Leeds” - Dad's opinion voiced to daughter Linda in this locally based drama by the prolific Alan Bennett, who returns to West Yorkshire Playhouse in a season dedicated to his work. Enjoy premiered in London in 1980 to a disappointing reception, but was recently revived ...

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The Body of an American – Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Writer: Dan O’Brien Director: James Dacre Reviewer: Maggie Constable At the Royal and Derngate’s wonderfully intimate underground studio we are treated this week to poet and writer Dan O’Brien’s The Body of An American, a play based on the experiences of war photographer Paul Watson, in particular his disturbing photo of the body of US soldier William Cleveland as it ...

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A Christmas Carol – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Andrew Panton Writer: Charles Dickens Adapted by: Neil Duffield Reviewer: Amy Taylor Charles Dickens’ most famous melancholy miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, makes a welcome return to the Scottish stage in Andrew Panton’s new production ofA Christmas Carol. Adapted by Neil Duffield, and featuring a strong cast, is this latest incarnation of Dickens’ 18thcentury allegory the Christmas story that Scotland needs ...

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Takin’ Over the Asylum – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Donna Franceschild Director: Mark Thomson Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating:4.5] A play that has at its heart the issue of mental health wouldn't seem like a likely choice for an evening's entertainment, but Donna Franceschild's stage adaptation of her acclaimed 1994 BBC TV series Takin' Over the Asylum doesn't just entertain; this tightly written and sharply crafted play is funny, ...

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