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Fantastic Mr Fox – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Roald Dahl Adaptor: Sam Holcroft Director: Maria Aberg Reviewer: Jay Nuttall  “No-one outfoxes a fox”. It’s an adage that is at the heart of Roald Dahl’s beloved tale – pardon the pun.  But when Mr Fox isn’t quite as fantastic as he once was – besieged by his nemesis and minus his bushy tail – he’s going to need ...

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NEWS: Nuffield Youth Theatre on the hunt for Hampshire’s young acting talent

The Nuffield Theatre in Southampton is looking for looking for new members for its youth company to audition for its 2017 season. The Nuffield Youth Theatre 2017 season will include Consensual, which was premiered last year by the National Youth Theatre, and a new play The Monstrum, which will be taking part in the prestigious National Theatre Connections Festival. Auditions ...

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HighTide Festival: Sam Hodges recalls the early days

Sam Hodges

East Anglia has always had a thriving theatrical scene, but recent years has seen nationwide attention focus on the region for the number of successful festivals the area hosts. Aldeburgh, Norfolk and Norwich, Latitude and Pulse just a handful of the arts festivals that see the region punching way above its weight. Ten years ago, HighTide joined those ranks, and ...

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The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary! – Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Javier Marzan (Rodolphe) and Emma Fielding (Madame Bovary) in The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

Writers: Gustave Flaubert Adaptor:John Nicholson and Javier Marzan Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: David Jobson In the second Act of this new adaptation of The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary, Emma Fielding, out of character, expresses her belief that the play should show the six weeks of silence that the deeply depressed Madame Bovary experiences. Javier Marzan, one of the creators, ...

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A Raisin in the Sun – Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Walter and Ruth sat at kitchen table

Writer: Lorraine Hansberry Director: Dawn Walton Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage   Lorraine Hansbury’s A Raisin in the Sun may have been written in 1959 but the questions it raises about family relationships, poverty and the dream of bettering oneself by owning your own home ring as true today as they did then. This is the story of the Younger family and ...

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The Witches – Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

The cast of The Witches at Curve Leicester

Writer: David Wood, based on the book by Roald Dahl Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: David Jobson Witches have been represented in all sorts of ways from fun and lovingto the typically evil and cackling kind who can turn people into toads and mice. Roald Dahl’s novel falls under the latter, and this latest stage production by The Curve,Leicester and Rose ...

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16 FOR 2016: Sam Hodges

As we begin a new year, venues across the country are beginning to look ahead to what 2016 will offer. 2015 was a challenging year for the arts but, as ever, the theatre industry was inventive in its approach to the challenges. As part of a sparkling new series for 2016, Glen Pearce is speaking to 16 Artistic Directors and ...

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The Silver Sword – Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Writer: Susie McKenna (adapted from the novel byIan Serraillier) Composer: Steven Edis Director: Susie McKenna Reviewer: David Jobson   It is fantastic to see theatre open both adult and children’s eyes to issues and historical events that still resonate today. Here we have a musical adaptation of Ian Serraillier’s 1956 children’s book, The Silver Sword, set during and after the ...

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