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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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Glasgow Girls – Liverpool Playhouse

2017 UK Tour of The Glasgow Girls

Director/Composer: Cora Bissett Reviewer: John Roberts “Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie, O, what a panic's in thy breastie! Thou need na start awa sae hasty, Wi' bickering brattle! I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee, Wi' murd'ring pattle! In a post-Brexit state, the plight of the Glasgow Girls seems just as timely now as it was over a ...

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The Fruit Trilogy – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Eve Ensler Director: Mark Rosenblatt Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Eve Ensler’s The Fruit Trilogy consists of three plays, Avocado, Coconut and Pomegranate and is receiving its world premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in conjunction with the Southbank Centre. This follows on from the successful run of Avocado last year which formed part of the theatre’s Play Pie &Pint series. ...

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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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Anna Karenina – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Jo Clifford, adapted from the novel by Leo Tolstoy Director:Ellen McDougall Lighting Design:Lizzie Powell Sound Design:Tom Gibbons Movement:Wilkie Branson Reviewer: Sue Collier Leo Tolstoy’s magnificent novel Anna Karenina has been presented more than twenty times on film. Now director Ellen McDougall presents a Royal Exchange Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse co-production of Anna Karenina for the stage in a ...

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The Libertine – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Stephen Jeffreys Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Joan Phillips The Libertine is based on the true story of John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester. Set in Restoration London while Charles II was on the throne, Rochester has everything going for him. He is a poet and playwright, intelligent and witty, vigorously healthy, wealthy, married, and a personal favourite of ...

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Glasgow Girls – Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

Book: David Greig Music &Lyrics: Cora Bissett, Sumati Bhardwaj, Patricia Panther, Kielty Brothers Director: Cora Bissett Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4.5] David Greig and Cora Bissetts’s Glasgow Girls, packs a powerful political punch, while firmly holding its tongue firmly in its cheek. Telling the true story of a group of 15 year old friends forced together in 1995, when the government ...

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Edinburgh Fringe : Appointment with The Wicker Man – The Assembly Rooms

Writer: Greg Hemphill &Donald McLeary Director: Vicky Featherstone [Rating:4] West end smash comedy The 39 Steps has carved a path for comedic stage adaptations over the years including Ben Hurr and Casablanca, now The National Theatre Scotland turn their gaze onto cult horror classic The Wicker Man. It has to be said from the outset that this isn't a straight ...

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