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Pressure – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Haig Director: John Dove Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs ‘How could the weather ever be boring?’ is the question Dr James Stagg asks at the end of this play. While the answer could be ‘if someone talks about it for more than two hours’, thankfully that is not the case with Pressure. It, of course helps, that the weather forecast the ...

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Villette – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

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Writer: Linda Marshall-Griffiths Director: Mark Rosenblatt Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood This re-imagined production is based on the 1833 Charlotte Brontë novel. Villette is about Lucy Snowe, the story’s central character, who travels to Villette, a fictional village in Belgium, after experiencing the tragedy of her family. Linda Marshall-Griffiths interprets the story with Lucy being a clone who survives a deadly outbreak. ...

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The Crucible – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Arthur Miller Director: John Dove Reviewer: Gareth Davies   Witch-hunts, real and metaphorical, form the backdrop to Arthur Miller's 1953 play, which has been a staple of school textbooks and student drama groups for years. Every age seems to bring a new understanding to its story and characters, and as such it's a truly welcome addition to the Lyceum's ...

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A View from the Bridge – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Stephen Unwin Reviewer: Gareth Davies There is a vibrancy and relevance at the heart of this particular Miller portrait of 20th Century humanity that gives it an edge that still reflects the darkest and most conflicted elements of modern society, sixty years after it was written. In a working-class suburb of 1950s Brooklyn, Eddie Carbone (Jonathan ...

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A View from the Bridge – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Stephen Unwin Reviewer: George Attwell Gerhards In a case of one of those bizarre scheduling coincidences (almost definitely caused by the centenary of Arthur Miller’s birth) there are currently two fairly large scale productions of A View from the Bridge in theatres at the moment. It seems futile (and more than a little unfair) to compare ...

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A View from the Bridge – Alhambra, Bradford

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Stephen Unwin Reviewer: Audrey Pointer Arthur Miller’s private life achieved notoriety with his famous marriage to Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe in 1956. Around the same time, he wrote A View From The Bridge, which was influenced by his impoverished adolescence in the 1930’s Depression. It is widely considered a 20th century classic tragic drama. It is ...

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A View From The Bridge – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Stephen Unwin Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes A View from the Bridge is currently undergoing a major revival, with the multi nominated, award winning version playing at the National Theatre. This version from the Touring Consortium Theatre Company is (thanks to the Arts Council) showing at the Darlington Civic and six other regional theatres; and if it hasn’t ...

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Dial M for Murder – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Frederick Knott Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Those theatre-goers lured by the draw of the nameAlfred Hitchcock attached to this productionwill not be disappointed by this, the stage original. Indeed, Hitchcock filmed his first colour movie almost word for word from Alfred Knott's adaptation of his own play and despite claims by director Lucy Bailey that rather thanseeking ...

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