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Pressure – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Haig Director: John Dove Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs ‘How could the weather ever be boring?’ is the question Dr James Stagg asks at the end of this play. While the answer could be ‘if someone talks about it for more than two hours’, thankfully that is not the case with Pressure. It, of course helps, that the weather forecast the ...

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The Crucible – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Arthur Miller Director: John Dove Reviewer: Gareth Davies   Witch-hunts, real and metaphorical, form the backdrop to Arthur Miller's 1953 play, which has been a staple of school textbooks and student drama groups for years. Every age seems to bring a new understanding to its story and characters, and as such it's a truly welcome addition to the Lyceum's ...

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The Heresy of Love – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

  Writer: Helen Edmundson Director: John Dove Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   The 16th and 17th centuries were a period full of crisis and schism for the Christian church as the primacy of the Pope was questioned by monarchs seeking absolute power in their own realms. But this was more than a philosophical divide; it would cost countless lives and even ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week Beginning 19th January 2015

As the pantomimes and Christmas shows pack up from their runs over the festive period, theatres around the UK are this week beginning to get back into some normality. From a new work exploring the race for nuclear armament, to revivals of masterworks from some of theatre’s greatest writers there is a host of great works to see all across ...

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Doctor Scroggy’s War – Shakespeare’s Globe

Writer: Howard Brenton Director: John Dove Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Innovation was a key part of the First World War and developments in machinery and battle techniques subjected men to more varied forms of human destruction. From poison gas to submarines, fighter aircraft to artillery shells, this raft of new weapons meant that death or injury could come at any time ...

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WHAT’S HOT – Week beginning Monday 9th June 2014

The week may have started by celebrating the biggest hits of commercial theatre across the water on Broadway with the 2014 Tony Awards and the best of Scottish Theatre at the CATS but that doesn't mean there isn't anything exciting still happening this week, in fact its a feast of productions that have been given a new lick of paint ...

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Pressure – Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Writer: David Haig Director: John Dove Reviewer: Bill Avenell There can not be many occasions when a packed theatre audience is on the edge of its seat and then bursts into a rousing round of applause at three actors reading out meteorological data received over the telephone. But that is exactly what happens at David Haig's Pressure in the Minerva ...

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Pressure – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Haig Director: John Dove Reviewer: Edie Ranvier You may know David Haig as the Olivier-award winning star of the original Our Country’s Good or as Bernard, the one whose wedding Rowan Atkinson screws up in Four Weddings and a Funeral (yes, it had to be said!).But he’s also an occasional playwright. Pressure, which opens this month at the ...

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