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The Magic Flute – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Librettist: Glyn Maxwell Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Valentina Ceschi Reviewer: James Garrington Opera Up Close may have moved on from their roots performing in tiny pub theatres, but that doesn’t mean that they’ve distanced themselves from their audience. They pride themselves on producing accessible new versions of classic opera, and The Magic Flute is certainly no exception. Forget any ideas you ...

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The Magic Flute – CAST, Doncaster

Writer: Glyn Maxwell Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Orchestrator: Alex Beetschen Director: Valentina Ceschi Musical Director: David Keefe Designer: Emma Bailey Reviewer: Ron Simpson Posters and programme for OperaUpClose’s production rightly bill this as Mozart’s The Magic Flute in spite of the many reductions and changes. A performance that lasts only 1 hour 40 minutes of stage time and uses only ...

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Alice in Wonderland – Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester

Open Air Theatre - with Wonderland lettering adorning the space

Writer: Lewis Carroll Adaptor: Glyn Maxwell Director: Derek Bond Reviewer: John Roberts Family shows at the Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre have always had a strong stamp of originality and following the success of last year’s production of Stig of the Dump, the same creative team Glyn Maxwell (adaptor) and director Derek Bond have once again brought magic to city ...

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The Beggar’s Opera – Storyhouse, Chester

Writer: Glyn Maxwell Director: Alex Clifton Reviewer: Clare Boswell The opening of Chester’s new Storyhouse theatre has certainly been eagerly awaited. Deprived of the Gateway Theatre for over a decade, the city has been screaming out for a replacement. Chester hasn’t been devoid of cultural offerings, with fantastic work from both Theatre in the Quarter and Grosvenor Park open air ...

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Babette’s Feast – Print Room at the Coronet, London

Black woman with candelabra behind her

Writer: Karen Blixen Adaptor: Glyn Maxwell Director: Bill Buckhurst Reviewer: Stephen Bates Beginning "In a place no one knows...at the end of the world...", Karen Blixen's Babette's Feast sets off on a "once upon a time" road, establishing itself as a fable/fairy tale at least one move away from reality. We learn that, in this idyllic place, two sisters and their ...

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Cyrano de Bergerac – Southwark Playhouse, London

The Cast of Cyrano De Bergerac at Southwark Playhouse

Writer: Edmond Rostand Adaptor: Glyn Maxwell Director: Russell Bolam Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   In a society where we are constantly bombarded with images of perfection, it’s useful to be reminded that physical attractiveness is a passing phase and true beauty is to be found within. Edmond Rostand’s late 19th Century play about Cyrano de Bergerac does this by giving its ...

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Wind In The Willows – Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester

Writer: Kenneth Grahame Adapter: Glyn Maxwell Director: Alex Clifton Reviewer: Steve Davies Kenneth Grahame’s 1908 story of four animal friends and their adventures has seen many adaptations. It tells the tale of Mole leaving home and meeting up with Rat, Toad and Badger. Their adventures include picnics, riverboat rides, a visit to Toad Hall and an unfortunate car journey. The ...

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Cyrano de Bergerac – Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester

Writer: Edmond Rostand Adaptor: Glyn Maxwell Director: Lucy Pitman-Wallace Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4.5] Between the beautiful location, Glyn Maxwells witty adaptation and Lucy Pitman-Wallace’s fun and energetic staging, the second production of this year’s triple bill offering is a palpable hit. Where A Midsummer Night’ Dream took a while to find its stride, Pitman-Wallace goes straight for it, thanks to ...

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