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The Mighty Walzer – The Royal Exchange, Manchester

The Mighty Walzer at The Royal Exchange Theatre

Writer: Howard Jacobson Adaptor: Simon Bent Director: Jonathan Humphreys Reviewer: Iain Sykes The Mighty Walzer, Howard Jacobson’s 1999 novel about a Jewish boy growing up in a North Manchester world of lust and table tennis, is finally brought to the stage for its world premiere in Simon Bent’s adaptation at the Royal Exchange. Living with his flamboyant big dreaming but ...

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Romeo and Juliet – The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Jonathan Humphreys Reviewer: Fiona Hannon Romeo and Juliet must be one of Shakespeare’s most popular and most frequently performed plays and yet it’s more than 20 years since it was produced on the Crucible stage. This perennial favourite tells the story of two “star cross’d lovers” who come from opposing families locked in a longstanding feud. ...

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Boeing Boeing – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Marc Camoletti Director: Jonathan Humphreys Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The farce Boeing-Boeing is the most often performed French play, according to the Guinness Book of Records. First produced in 1960 in Paris, it had its West End premiere two years later and went on to have a seven year run in London. Despite this and several other notable successes, playwright ...

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The Hotel Plays – Langham Hotel, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: Anthony Banks, James Hillier, Jonathan Humphreys Reviewer: Ian Foster A soldier on leave, a lover in the cupboard, an actress in her dotage; newlyweds, mistresses, hucksters; satin pyjamas, warm croissants, endless liquor. Such is the stuff of many a hotel and in the plush surroundings of the Langham, London, all of the above and more can ...

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