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City of Glass – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Paul Auster Adaptor: Duncan MacMillan Director: Leo Warner Reviewer: Brian Gorman Well, this is eye-opening (and mind-expanding) stuff! Adapted by Duncan MacMillan from the first book of American novelist Paul Auster's 1980s trilogy, the 59 Theatre Company have a world premiere to be proud of. This is an intense, beautiful, visually-glorious experience that kicks off with depressed thriller writer ...

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Of Mice and Men – Oxford Playhouse

Kristian Phillips and William Rodell in Of Mice And Men

Writer: John Steinbeck Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Everyone is familiar with Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck’s classic story of two migrant ranch workers striving to escape their menial life in mid-depression California. It’s a tragedy that has etched itself, as both a novella and a play, into the very fabric of the American psyche and into the ...

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Of Mice and Men – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: John Steinbeck (based on his novel) Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Barbara Michaels   Relevant to what is happening worldwide today, as displaced people struggle to find work and a home, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men packs as potent a punch as ever. Based on Steinbeck’s own experiences back in the 1920s, it tells the story of two migrant ...

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Of Mice and Men – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Kristian Phillips and William Rodell in Of Mice And Men

Writer: John Steinbeck Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Gareth Davies When you overhear another audience member likening the main character of this classic American tale to Benny fromCrossroads, it's hard not to think that something could be slightly awry on the stage. But there is certainly something which doesn't connect, or isn't consistent, or just doesn't hit the mark about this ...

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Lord of the Flies – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Production image of the boys on the lost island

Writer: Nigel Williams from the book by William Golding Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   William Golding’s book, Lord of the Flies, was quite shocking when first published in 1954. With the war well within living memory, the idea that British boys might not behave with absolute propriety was unthinkable. So the brutal story of a group of boys ...

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Of Mice and Men – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Of Mice And Men

Writer: John Steinbeck Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall   Of Mice and Men needs little introduction to many of us. A classic in its own right that depicts themes of aspiration, desire and friendship that intertwine to create both a heart-warming and emotionally devastating piece of literature. Roxana Silbert at the Birmingham REP has again erected this unique adaptation ...

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Lord of the Flies – Theatre Royal, Bath

Keenan Munn-Francis, Luke Ward-Wilkinson, Matthew Castle as Simon, Ralph and Roger

Writer: William Golding Adaptor: Nigel Williams Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: Claire Hayes   Following its sell-out tour of To Kill a Mockingbird in 2015, this season Regent’s Park Theatre brings another 20th Century classic, Lord of the Flies, to Bath. This retelling of William Golding’s allegorical novel, of a group of British schoolboys reverting to savagery when marooned on a ...

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And Now: The World! – Brewery Theatre, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Sibylle Berg Translator: Ben Knight Director: Abigail Graham Reviewer: Kris Hallett It has never been easier to be connected. Want to chat with your best friend in New York? You can in seconds just using Skype. A pithy 140 character statement will earn you plenty of new followers on Twitter. A bit of Netflix and chill time is yours ...

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