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The Girl on the Train – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Director: Joe Murphy Based on the novel by: Paula Hawkins Adapted by: Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Have you ever looked out of the train window on your way to work, and made up stories about the homes you see, and the people inside them? Given them names, characters and stories? Have you tried to work out ...

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All The Things I Lied About – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

woman upset

Writer: Katie Bonna Dramaturg: Sarah Dickenson Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys If lying was a paying job, then Katie Bonna and her family would be billionaires. At the heart of All The Things I Lied About, is the monumental web of lies that tore Bonna's own family apart. In this post-truth, fake news world, and working from the principle ...

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What I Learned from Johnny Bevan – Soho Theatre, London

Luke Wright in What I Learned From Johnny Bevan

Writer: Luke Wright Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   1997 was a pivotal year in British politics - the year New Labour swept to power and issue-based campaigning was seemingly replaced with spin, image and celebrity-endorsed government. But at the time, it felt like Britain was going through a renaissance, when important, far-reaching change would occur, a shift to ...

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Angus Jackson from the book by John Boyne Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: James Garrington It is 1943, and Bruno is nine years old. He lives happily in Berlin with his family. One day his father entertains a very special guest, and receives a promotion, which involves the family all moving to an out-of-the-way place which Bruno calls ‘Out-With’ where ...

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Angus Jackson from the book by John Boyne Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Bruno is a very confused nine-year-old. Just because The Fury came to a dinner party his father has a new job far away from their home and his friends in Berlin. And who are the people he can see from his bedroom window behind the ...

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: John Boyne Adaptor: Angus Jackson Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Marina Spark Anyone who has an ounce of interest in bestselling literature from the past decade will have heard the title The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. The widely acclaimed 2006 novel by John Boyne, which was made into a movie in 2008, has now been adapted for stage by ...

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas– Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: John Boyne Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Lu Greer   Written by John Boyne,The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas,tells the story of Bruno who is the young son of a German army officer during World War Two. The book, told from Bruno’s perspective, sees the family move from the affluent Berlin to a place known to the young boy as ...

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: John Boyne Adaptor: Angus Jackson Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Donna Kelly John Boyne's best-selling novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas has been adapted for stage in a hard-hitting, powerful and emotional production that is sure to tug on your heart strings. Seen through the eyes of a nine-year-old, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas tells the heart-wrenching tale ...

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