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Of Mice and Men – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: John Steinbeck Director: Guy Unsworth Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Living in 2018 when social care, misogyny, immigration and racism make daily headlines, Steinbeck’s classic, staged by Selladoor reminds us how far we have come as a society, but more poignant is the revelation of how far we still have to go. For readers unfamiliar with the classic text, set in California ...

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Of Mice and Men – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Writer: John Steinbeck Director: Guy Unsworth Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Steinbeck’s depression-era-defining work comes in for a lot of criticism - being banned in some places for its content. However, there’s a good reason it’s named among one of the great American stories - the characters, environments and attitudes depicted are perfectly illustrative of a time and place that shaped the ...

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Of Mice and Men – Brighton Theatre Royal

Writer: John Steinbeck Director: Guy Unsworth Reviewer: Cathy Swaby Nobel Prize winning John Steinbeck’s timeless story of an endearing but unlikely friendship and the American Dream is brought to life in Brighton’s Theatre Royal, currently running for another five nights in the seaside venue, as part of a 10 week UK tour, playing to audiences both old and young. Selladoor ...

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Of Mice and Men – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Writer: John Steinbeck Director: Guy Unsworth Reviewer: Maggie Constable One of the most powerful pieces of story-telling in American literature, John Steinbeck’s 1937 classic Of Mice and Men has begun its week-long run at the Royal and Derngate. It was made famous by the iconic film of the 30s and then again in the 1992 movie starring John Malkovich. It ...

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Of Mice and Men – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Writer: John Steinbeck Director: Guy Unsworth Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree Canterbury is currently hosting a brand-new touring production of John Steinbeck’s classic American story, produced by Selladoor Productions, in association with The Marlowe Theatre.  Many will have been touched by the story and many will appreciate the beauty of Steinbeck’s narrative style, but far fewer will have had the opportunity to ...

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As You Like It – Guildford College of Law, Guildford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Tom Littler Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] The elegant surroundings of the gardens of the Guildford College of Law prove an ideal setting for the Guildford Shakespearean Company’s late-Edwardian open air production of As You Like It. Stately buildings, hints of ruins and leafy glades frame this happiest of Shakespearean tales as not even the bitterest of ...

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The Importance of Being Earnest, Guildford Castle Grounds

Author: Oscar Wilde Director: Anna Ledwich Designer: Andrew D Edwards Piano: Mary McAdam Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:5]   “The Importance of Being Earnest” is the Guildford Shakespeare Company’s first departure from an all Shakespeare programme in the course of its eighth season of open air productions. This professional company has a high reputation for bringing first class classical productions to ...

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