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NEWS: Return of festive favourite for Citizens Theatre’s first season at Tramway

Tickets are now on sale for the first two productions to be staged during the Citizens Theatre’s first season at Tramway: Cyrano de Bergerac and the return of one of the Citizens Theatre’s most successful productions to date, A Christmas Carol. While temporarily presenting work at Tramway, Citizens Theatre have stated that audiences can be assured that productions will retain ...

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Ma, Pa and the Little Mouths – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Martin McCormick Director: Andy Arnold Designer: Charlotte Lane Lighting Design: Dave Shea Sound Design: Ross Brown Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It’s into the insular world of the reclusive Ma and Pa that we eavesdrop in award-winning actor and playwright Martin McCormick’s Ma Pa and the Little Mouths. The play, presented as a rehearsed reading as part of last year’s Mayfesto, ...

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How to Act – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer and director: Graham Eatough Reviewer: Gareth Davies In an age of 'fake news' and #MeToo, the National Theatre of Scotland's exploration of the intersection between narratives of reality and power seems eerily prescient. Under the guise of a masterclass hosted by a world-renowned theatre practitioner Nicholl (Robert Goodale), what transpires is a provocative questioning of the very nature of ...

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The Whip Hand – The DOOR, Birmingham REP

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Writer: Douglas Maxwell Director: Tessa Walker Reviewer: John Kennedy See y’man, Dougie? He has a moral imperative to right some historical wrongs and he has his presentation all prepared on PowerPoint but that all goes west - as once did the countless slaves, he announces, their family ancestor, millionaire, Saracen Bell, condemned to the sugar plantations. Jonathan Watson’s, at first amiable, ...

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This Restless House – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: Zinnie Harris Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: R G Balgray Plays seem to come in threes this year (no jokes about Glasgow buses, please). Hot on the heels of the James Plays comes the Citizens and the National Theatre of Scotland’s modern production ofThe Oresteia. The doomed house of Atreus is reimagined by Zinnie Harris as This Restless House – ...

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The James Plays – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Rona Munro Director: Laurie Sansom Reviewer: Gareth Davies   Eighteen months after the National Theatre of Scotland staged this modern trilogy of Scottish history plays at the Edinburgh International Festival, the company have reunited for a mammoth six-month international tour. With a collective running time of nearly eight hours, Rona Munro's epic cycle of stories takes us on a ...

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NEWS: Liverpool’s Everyman and Playhouse announce Spring 2016 season

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Love, loyalty, betrayal, oppression, transcendence, motherhood, brotherhood, tragedy and comedy will be coming to Liverpool in 2016, as the themes of The Everyman &Playhouse’s spring season. Highlights announced today [24 November] include Gemma Bodinetz directing a new adaptation of Madame Bovary with Peepolykus and a major revival of Frank McGuinness’s Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme in ...

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Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour – The Traverse, Edinburgh

Writer: Alan Warner Adaptor: Lee Hall Director: Vicky Featherstone Reviewer: John Roberts Vicky Featherstone returns to the National Theatre of Scotland in a blisteringly brilliant, raunchy and raw, knockabout, killer new play based on Alan Warner’s novel The Sopranos. Six friends, all members of the school’s choir are off on a competition to Edinburgh, with a few hours to kill ...

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