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INTERVIEW: Daniel Winder on his alternative royal wedding, HR Haitch

Faced with saturated media coverage of Harry and Meghan’s nuptials, the theatre could seem like a good place to escape all talk of royal weddings for an hour or two, but not so at London’s Union Theatre, where the new satirical musical HR Haitch has just opened. The show’s director, Daniel Winder, took time off to chat with The Reviews ...

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H R Haitch – The Union Theatre, London

Book and Lyrics: Maz Evans Music: Luke Bateman Director: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Maryam Philpott In the run-up to this weekend’s royal wedding, there has been plenty of commentary about a fresh-start for the Windsors, as a new and very different young woman marries into our most illustrious family. There is no better time then for the Union Theatre to stage ...

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Macbeth – St Paul’s Covent Garden – London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Stepping into the garden at St Paul’s for Iris Theatre’s annual Shakespearean outing generally gives a little jolt of elation. Seeing what they have constructed this time, what world the garden has become is generally lovely. This time though, it’s not so much a nice surprise as a shock. Sound and ...

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Richard III – St Paul’s Church,London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Maryam Philpott There will be quite a few versions of Richard III in the coming months; since finding the body in the car-park last year, and now that the courts have decreed the he’ll be interred in Leicester, interest in Shakespeare’s play has increased. Sherlock colleagues Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch will both ...

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Alice in Wonderland – St Paul’s Covent Garden, London

Writer: Lewis Carroll Composer and musical director: Candida Caldicot Book: Alice in Wonderland Director: Andrew Lynford Movement director: Stephanie Bradbury Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating: 4]   There have been so many theatrical adaptations of 'Alice' despite the difficulties of transferring the written word into the physical. From the dreadful Disney version to Jonathan Miller’s still unsurpassed black and white television ...

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As You Like It – Actors Church, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Jemma Bicknell [rating:5] I hate getting rained on, so it’s pretty impressive that I came out of Iris Theatre’s ‘As You Like It’, having been rained on for about two hours, in a very good mood. I also came out thinking- this is my favourite Shakespeare play, but, dare I say it, I ...

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