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A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer – Northern Stage, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Writers: Bryony Kimmings, Brian Lobel and Kirsty Housley Director: Kirsty Hously Music: Tom Parkinson           Reviewer: Anna Ambelez When producer of the multi-award winning company Complicite’s, Judith Dimant (MBE) asked Bryony Kimmings to write a new show, she had just been diagnosed with cancer; Kimmings suggested cancer as the subject and neither could have known the journey it would take them ...

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Romeo and Juliet – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Amy Leach Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Amy Leach has adapted Shakespeare’s tragedy with a very modern take, linking with current affairs so that every member of the audience can relate to this production. This production is contemporary and radical, supported by Hayley Grindle’s urban staging with contrast lighting by Joshua Carr.  The production’s aim is to link to ...

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The Witches – The Lowry, Salford

The cast of The Witches at Curve Leicester

Writer: Roald Dahl Adaptor: David Wood Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Jay Nuttall   Leicester Curve’s Christmas production of Roald Dahl’s The Witches arrives at The Lowry as part of its national tour. For anyone who knows the story and how to spot the tell-tale signs of a witch may certainly be looking a little closer as they leave the theatre. ...

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The Witches – Liverpool Everyman

The cast of The Witches at Curve Leicester

Writer: Roald Dahl Adaptor: David Wood Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin   Roald Dahl, the master of children’s storytelling, has constructed a fantastic story revolving around a sect of children-hating evil witches who have blended in with normal society and are found out by our story’s hero, Boy. David Wood’s adaptation is faithful to the book, most obviously that ...

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The Witches – Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

The cast of The Witches at Curve Leicester

Writer: David Wood, based on the book by Roald Dahl Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: David Jobson Witches have been represented in all sorts of ways from fun and lovingto the typically evil and cackling kind who can turn people into toads and mice. Roald Dahl’s novel falls under the latter, and this latest stage production by The Curve,Leicester and Rose ...

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The Libertine – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Stephen Jeffreys Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Joan Phillips The Libertine is based on the true story of John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester. Set in Restoration London while Charles II was on the throne, Rochester has everything going for him. He is a poet and playwright, intelligent and witty, vigorously healthy, wealthy, married, and a personal favourite of ...

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You Can Still Make a Killing – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Nicholas Pierpan Director: Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Natalie Barker [rating:3] In Nicholas Pierpan’s play the financial crisis is explored from a very human perspective. Starting at the beginning with the collapse of Lehman Brothers, old friends Jack and Edward have to weather the coming storm and they approach it in very different ways revealing a skewed morality and values bent ...

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DNA – Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Dennis Kelly Director: Anthony Banks Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating: 5] Writer Dennis Kelly struck gold when he wrote Deoxyribonucleic Acid for the National Theatre's 2007 Connections Festival. It received its professional debut at the National, rapidly became the play of choice for young actors and landed on the school syllabus as a set text. Hull Truck Theatre have a ...

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