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Wonderland – Nottingham Playhouse

Writer: Beth Steel Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Dave Smith There’s no escaping the fact that how you view the events and politics of the 1983/84 miners’ strike is going to have a serious impact on how you view Beth Steel’s homage to the camaraderie and courage of Britain’s now all but disappeared mining communities. As the daughter of a Nottinghamshire ...

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Noises Off – Nottingham Playhouse

Patrick Osborne (Garry), Carla Mendonça (Dotty), Sophia Nomvete (Brooke), Orlando Wells (Lloyd) and Ritu Arya (Poppy) in Noises Off

Writer: Michael Frayn Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman Noises Off is often hailed as the funniest play ever written. Starting life in 1977 as a one-act play called Exits, playwright Michael Frayn then developed the show into Noises Off in time for its London premiere in 1982. It has since been seen regularly in the West End and ...

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Shiv – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Aditi Brennan Kapil Director: Suba Das Reviewer: Phil Lowe The New York Times has described the work of American playwright Aditi Brennan Kapil as ‘Rich in feeling, wide in scope and teeming with poetry’ so it is with great consideration that associate director Suba Das and Curve Leicester have chosen this newly penned one act play Shiv to launch ...

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Inside Out of Mind – Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Sound and Music: David Wilson Writer and Director: Tanya Myers Reviewer: Lucy Corley An emerald glow covers the stage. A forest of twigs and branches is projected over a hospital ward set. As the audience enters, pristine nurses bustle around the auditorium, their uniforms starched, hair pinned back. An elderly man, a little stooped, enters the stage and welcomes us ...

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The Ashes – Nottingham Playhouse

Writer: Michael Pinchbeck Director: Giles Croft Reviewer: Phil Lowe [Rating:4] The Ashes by Michael Pinchbeck was first produced at Nottingham Playhouse in September 2011 and has been revived to coincide with this year's Ashes test at the Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham. The new version is designed in a different light from the original, principally through the author Pinchbeck's ...

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