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Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella – The Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Director and Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Music: Sergei Prokofiev Reviewer: Dominic Corr At the heart of any fairy-tale, is love. It’s the basis of almost all narratives, communicated in a plethora of ways, through spoken word, music but most primal through dance. The Grimm brother's Cinderella is perhaps the crowning pinnacle of the folklore world. Multiple in its variations, adaptations and ...

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Yank! – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Writer: Joseph Zellnik (Music), David Zellnik (Book and Lyrics) Director: James Baker Reviewer: Christie-Luke Jones The Zellnik brothers bring their exuberant off-Broadway success story to The Big Smoke, affording Londoners a thoroughly engrossing view of the unfamiliar battleground of same-sex romance during World War Two. Yank! hinges around the breakneck wartime metamorphosis of Stu, played with wide-eyed believability by Scott Hunter, a clumsy ...

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Love – The STUDIO, Birmingham REP

Janet Etuk as Emma in LOVE

Writer and Director: Alexander Zeldin Reviewer:  George Atwell Gerhards Alexander Zeldin’s Love, which pitches its tent in Birmingham after a critically acclaimed short run in London, is about many things. It’s about temporary accommodation and the housing crisis. It’s about adjusting to the small things when you have the roof over your head taken away from you. But most significantly, ...

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Love – National Theatre, London

Writer and director: Alexander Zeldin Reviewer: Stephen Bates As Tina Turner once asked "what's love got to do with it?", and it takes a long time for it to dawn why Alexander Zeldin chose to give the title Love to his play about a loveless society. When we hear of homelessness at Christmas, we may think of people sleeping rough who we risk falling ...

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Love, Lies and Taxidermy – The Roundabout, Eccles

Writer: Alan Harris Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Fresh from a sell-out month at Summerhall at the Edinburgh Festival, Paines Plough Theatre Company’s wonderful portable, pop-up Roundabout theatre arrives on the outskirts of Manchester as part of the Love Eccles Festival. Situated next to the Parish Church in the town centre there are three days of shows beginning with ...

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All’s Well That Ends Well – Exeter Northcott

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor: Dominic Power Director: Andrew Hilton Reviewer: Lucy Corley All’s Well That Ends Well is the second half of a double-bill at Exeter Northcott by Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, following a production of Hamlet that was fairly well-received, if a little predictable for this reviewer. Back for a second round, we find the same concrete-esque grey ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Love + – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

  Devised by: Dylan Coburn Gray, Claire O'Reilly, Breffni Holahan, Maeve O'Mahony Director: Claire O’Reilly Reviewer: Saoirse Anton Telling the story of a woman and her personal robot with whom she has fallen in love, Love+ treads that delicate line between amusing and unsettling with great dexterity. Not reaching any definite conclusions about the relationship between robots and humans, this ...

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The Triumph of Love – Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Writer: Pierre Marivaux Translator: James Magruder Director: Alistair Ganley Reviewer: Lucy Corley Cygnet Training Theatre bring the best out of this difficult play, charming their audience with comedy and a sweet belief in the power of love to prevail. Written by Pierre Marivaux in the early 18th century, The Triumph of Love reacts to Enlightenment ideals of reason and virtue ...

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