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The Father – Harrogate Theatre

Writer: Florian Zeller Translator: Christopher Hampton Director: Kevin Shaw Designer: Patrick Connellan Reviewer: Ron Simpson Florian Zeller’s play has had remarkable international success. First produced in Paris in 2012, it gained him the Prix Moliere and since then in Christopher Hampton’s translation has won or been nominated for all the major awards in the UK and the USA, both for ...

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The Father – Oldham Coliseum

Writers:  Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton Director: Kevin Shaw Reviewer: Richard Hall The Coliseum’s final in-house production of the spring/summer 2017 season is a bold and innovative choice for this venue. The Father, by French novelist and playwright Florian Zeller, is a powerful, dark, tragic comedy about the harrowing and devastating impact of dementia on one man and his family. ...

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Sleeping Beauty – Nottingham Playhouse

Writer: Kenneth Alan Taylor Director: Kenneth Alan Taylor Reviewer:Phil Lowe   In thirty-one years of Nottingham Playhouse presenting the annual pantomime this is only the second time that Sleeping Beauty has been performed. What a fabulous production! It sparkles with light and energy and humour and like the best Panto's should – it sends you home with a huge grin ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk – Nottingham Playhouse

Writer and Director: Kenneth Alan Taylor Reviewer: Phil Lowe This year marks two anniversaries for Nottingham Playhouse. Firstly, the 50th anniversary of the 'new' theatre building that opened on 11th December 1963 with a performance of Shakespeare's Coriolanus with a stellar cast including John Neville, Sir Ian McKellen and Michael Crawford. Since 1963 the iconic building has seen brilliant seasons ...

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My Space – 24:7 Theatre Festival, Manchester

Writer: Louise Monaghan Director: Louise Hill Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:3.5] Leeroy, a young black man, has moved from London to the countryside. He encounters three people his age, Stacey, Clare and Trig, and they form an awkward friendship. After an ill-advised bit of teenage rebellion, the foursome end up serving a mild bit of community service in the garden of ...

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