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STAGE SHOT: Peter Pan – National Theatre

Today the National Theatre released the production images for their annual family Christmas show. This year's treat is an adaptation of J.M Barrie's Peter Pan in a co-production between with Bristol Old Vic. When Peter Pan, the leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow during a visit to London, headstrong Wendy helps him re-attach it. In return she is invited to Neverland ...

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The Comedy of Errors – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Natalie Turner Injecting energy, bad wigs and a hint of Mexican culture into one of Shakespeare's most absurd comedies, this brand new production of The Comedy of Errors, from Propeller dabbles with one of the Bard's favourite plot devices – mistaken identity. The play opens on a serious note, with Egeon, a merchant ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Michael Hootman Propeller Theatre’s production of Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a magnificent, fleet-footed evening of theatrical magic which charms, beguiles and amuses. The performances in this production not only make the text accessible but they bring the characters completely to life. It is a sensational show which leapfrogs from one ...

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The Comedy of Errors – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Edie Ranvier The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s Plautian farce about twins and mistaken identity, has been neatly twinned by all-male theatre company Propeller in a matched pair with A Midsummer Night’s Dream in this, their current tour. But these twin shows, unlike the Dromios and Antipholuses who confuse the action of the play, ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Edie Ranvier All-male Shakespeare company Propeller has come to Edinburgh with a brace of the Bard’s earliest comedies: the less-performed Comedy of Errors, and the well-known and well-loved A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a story of love, fairies and chaos. You may know the Dream, but you probably won’t have seen it quite like ...

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The Comedy of Errors – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace In the second production of Propellers’ current international tour this all male theatre troupe energetically bring to life Shakespeare’s farcical Comedy of Errors, one of his earliest and most frothy creations. A precursor to modern farce, the Comedy of Errors is a simple tale of mistaken identity involving two sets of ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace According to the programme "Propeller is an all-male Shakespeare company that mixes a rigorous approach to the text with a modern physical aesthetic", a philosophy that is abundantly evident in this pitch perfect production of the Bard's playful and magical Midsummer Night's Dream. A web of competitive love stories and featuring ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Jim Gillespie A Midsummer Night’s Dream is probably one of Shakespeare’s best-known dramas. It was therefore intriguing to see what the all male Propeller company could bring to such a well-loved but well-worn piece. The plot is intricate, as four distinct groups of characters - the court, the lovers, the artisans, and the ...

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