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Noises Off – Nottingham Playhouse

Patrick Osborne (Garry), Carla Mendonça (Dotty), Sophia Nomvete (Brooke), Orlando Wells (Lloyd) and Ritu Arya (Poppy) in Noises Off

Writer: Michael Frayn Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman Noises Off is often hailed as the funniest play ever written. Starting life in 1977 as a one-act play called Exits, playwright Michael Frayn then developed the show into Noises Off in time for its London premiere in 1982. It has since been seen regularly in the West End and ...

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The Comedy of Errors – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies, and also one of his best. This new production at Shakespeare's Globe is a finely crafted, raucous interpretation that creates one of the funniest theatrical evenings for some time. Slapstick is a key element of Blanche McIntyre's direction, starting even before ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Maria Aberg Reviewer: John Roberts The Royal Exchange has always had a great reputation for their yearly Shakespeare productions. There is an element of respecting the words carefully crafted by The Bard and injecting them with an accessible sense of modernity and delivered by a strong ensemble cast and on the whole this is exactly what ...

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The Taming Of The Shrew – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:4]   This week the grubby red and white circus tent is pitched on the stage of the wonderfully restored Regency playhouse opposite the brewery. This touring The Taming of the Shrew opened in Portsmouth back in June, and has played "wet and windy Cambridge" and "boiling Malta" among many other ...

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The Taming of the Shrew – Oxford Playhouse @ Bodleian

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:3] Summer is here with a vengeance and, with fine weather forecast for at least the next ten days, what better than some outdoor theatre in a beautiful historic setting. For the sixth year running the Globe theatre are at the Bodleian, a beautiful setting where the huge courtyard walls insulate ...

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