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Jack and the Beanstalk – Abrons Arts Center, New York

(Jack and the Beanstalk) (Abrons Arts Center) (NYC) (c)Norman Blake

Writer: Mat Fraser Choreographer: Randy Luna Director: Julie Atlas Muz Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz’s ONEOFUS returns to Abrons Arts Center, following up their acclaimed Beauty and the Beast with a family-friendly holiday show – Jack and the Beanstalk. The company’s first foray into children’s theatre is a true Lower East Side community production, featuring performers ...

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Richard III – Hull Truck Theatre

three men, one woman, King Richard III

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Barrie Rutter Designer: Neil Murray Musical Director: Conrad Nelson Reviewer: Ron Simpson The staging of Richard III at Hull Truck resonates in several ways. It is produced in association with Hulls Year of Culture and Northern Broadsides as a Shakespearean contribution to Hull 2017 and a celebration of Broadsides’ 25th anniversary. Founded by one of Hull’s ...

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Beauty and the Beast – Young Vic, London

Director: Phelim McDermott Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:3.5] Despite a healthy disdain for political correctness and an attempt to wring humour out of a fable that gives itself easily to levity, despite an abandonment of restraint and ordinary sexual propriety, this wonderfully imaginative, witty and sexy production has an essential seriousness. For eighty minutes the Perrault fairy tale becomes a vehicle ...

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Beauty and the Beast – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Director: Phelim MCDermott Reviewer: Sue Collier [Rating: 4.5] This is a love story, of Beauty and the Beast and of Julie and Mat which teaches us what is important in life and how to recognise beauty and love. It’s defiantly not your usual family pantomime. ONEOFUS Theatre Company have inclusivity at the heart of all their productions. Mat Fraser and ...

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In Water I’m Weightless – Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Writer: Kaite O’Reilly Director: John E McGrath Reviewer: Emily Pearce [Rating:4] In Water I’m Weightless is the latest offering from the innovative National Theatre Wales that is insistent throughout in its challenge of the ways disability is perceived. Five performers (unfortunately Mandy Colleran was indisposed for this performance) each speak of their lives, routines and the ideals they hold dear. ...

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