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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

RSC A Midsummer Night's Dream - Canterbury

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Erica Whyman Music Director: Tarek Merchant Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree   Subtitled ‘A Play for the Nation’, this RSC touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is both bold and inspiring. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, Erica Whyman, Deputy Artistic Director of the RSC has teamed professional actors with amateur ...

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She Stoops To Conquer – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Oliver Goldsmith Director: Lindsay Posner Reviewer: Claire Hayes Theatre Royal Bath’s Summer Season has launched some notable productions, with last year’s Hay Fever starring Felicity Kendal – and also directed by Lindsay Posner – currently playing in the West End. For 2015, the season kicks off with Oliver Goldsmith’s 1773 popular comedy of manners, She Stoops to Conquer. Perhaps ...

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Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Adapted for the stage by: Alex Helfrecht, from the novel by Ernest Hemingway Director: Alex Helfrecht Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5] The art of adapting a novel for the stage is often fraught with difficulties, the need to balance fidelity to the source material with the demands of a different art form is further complicated by the expectations and preconceptions that ...

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