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FEATURE: Tonic Theatre Celebrates…Leading Women in Theatre

By MARYAM PHILPOTT Picture the scene, it’s not so long ago, in London and you’re off for a night at the theatre. You look around you in the street and everything seems fairly normal, again in the theatre things seem fine as you take your seat. But then the play starts and something’s missing… It takes a while but suddenly ...

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Stomp – Theatre Royal, Bath

Directors:Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas Reviewer: Claire Hayes It’s an incredible 25 years since Stomp was first seen at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre, born out of the street comedy musicals created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas for the Edinburgh Fringe. Since then, it’s become an international phenomenon; a celebration of the percussive possibilities of everyday household objects that has entertained ...

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Adam Kay: The Remains of Tom Lehrer – Ambassadors Theatre, London

Adam Kay: The Remains of Tom Lehrer

Writer/performer: Adam Kay Reviewer: Scott Matthewman In the grand tradition of the satirical comedy song, Tom Lehrer stands tall, despite his professional performance career being a comparatively short one in the middle decades of the 20th Century. He officially retired from performing live in his thirties, choosing instead to spend his time teaching his favoured academic subjects – mathematics on ...

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Wuthering Heights – Ambassadors Theatre, London

  Writer: Emily Bronte Adaptor: Stephanie Street Director: Emily Lim Reviewer: Ann Bawtree   The choice of Emily Bronte’s novel Wuthering Heights as the basis for a play is ambitious but understandable. The subject matter of unrequited and doomed love is well suited to the age of members of the splendid National Youth Theatre. This is indeed an organisation to ...

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Willemijn Verkaik in Concert – Ambassadors Theatre, London

Reviewer: Scott Stait In the first of three solo concerts, the Dutch powerhouse Willemijn Verkaik performs at the Ambassadors Theatre to a sell-out audience of theatre enthusiasts, and by the end of the performance those who didn’t know Verkaik were sure to be won over by her accomplished vocals and relaxed personality. Known worldwide for her portrayal as Elphaba in ...

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Selfie – Ambassadors Theatre, London

Writer: Brad Birch Director: Paul Roseby Reviewer: Nichola Daunton   The National Youth Theatre’s Rep Company was launched in 2012 in order to provide an affordable eight month long course for young actors, which culminates in a ten week residency at the Ambassadors Theatre. A very worthy scheme in the days of mounting tuition fees and increasingly narrowing access to ...

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Private Peaceful – Ambassadors Theatre, London

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Adaptor: Simon Reade Director: Paul Hart Reviewer: Nichola Daunton Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel of the same name, the National Youth Theatre’s production of Private Peaceful attempts to bring the First World War to life for young people, and bridge the gap between then and now. A personal story of familial love, loyalty and the quest for ...

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The Confessions of Gordon Brown – Ambassadors Theatre, London

Writer:Kevin Toolis Director: Kevin Toolis Reviewer: Harry Stern Cynicism about the political process abounds. It is a default attitude that has legitimised the self imposed disenfranchisement of the majority of the potential electorate. Politics and politicians are held in such opprobrium that, ridiculously, they are now being touted as an irrelevance. Those who put their heads above the parapet and ...

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