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Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde – Darlington Hippodrome

Adaptor: David Edgar Director: Kate Saxon Reviewer: Mark Clegg Like its Gothic horror stable-mates Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is both immediately familiar and strangely unknown to the general public. All three sets of characters are part of popular culture and yet the vast majority of ...

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Easter Entertainment – The Reviews Hub’s top theatre picks

Whether you’ve been off for a week already or the kids danced into school this morning with that enviable ‘last day of term’ excitement, coming up with ideas to fill a potentially wet Easter break is a tough challenge. To help ease some of the pressure (and leave you more time to eat leftover chocolate eggs while the kids aren’t ...

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George’s Marvellous Medicine – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Roald Dahl Adapter: David Woods Director: Julia Thomas Reviewer: Jay Nutall We’ve all wanted to teach someone a lesson, haven’t we? Just a short, sharp shock to make them realise the error of their ways … Roald Dahl’s exciting and mischievous tale of one boy who literally gives someone a taste of their own medicine is staged with an ...

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NEWS: ETT announces Spring 2017 season

English Touring Theatre has announced its Spring 2017 season, which features the world première of Silver Lining, a new comedy written by comedienne and presenter Sandi Toksvig, and a tour of the critically acclaimed Olivier Award winning Shakespeare’s Globe production of Nell Gwynn, starring Laura Pitt-Pulford in the title role. It is the final season under the stewardship of Director ...

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King John – Rose Theatre, Kingston

King John by William Shakespeare at The Rose Theatre

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Trevor Nunn Reviewer: Jon Wainwright   Like most of Shakespeare's kings, John is not cut out for a leadership role. This is a world in which the Duke of Austria wears a lion's pelt at court, where his late brother had a lion's heart, and where his own mother looks splendid in chain mail. Jamie Ballard ...

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Hetty Feather – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Aerial Skills on show in Hetty Feather

Writer: Jacqueline Wilson, adapted by Emma Reeves Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   Victorian England. A desperate young mother is unable to care for her fiery-haired baby daughter. What can she do to give her the best start? Why, enter the Foundling Hospital lottery, of course, where a few will be taken in, clothed, fed, given a name and ...

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The Absence of War – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: David Hare Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Claire Hayes David Hare’s forensic examination of the recurring electoral misfortunes of the Labour Party, loosely based on events surrounding the 1992 election, ends its 2015 tour with an election week stopover in Bath. Originally staged back in 1993, The Absence of War follows the fortunes of George Jones, a man who has ...

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The Absence of War – Bristol Old Vic, Bristol

Writer: David Hare Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Claire Hayes In this election year 2015, many of the themes of David Hare’s The Absence of War are so contemporary, it’s hard to believe this play originally premiered in 1993. A man who has risen to the top of the Labour Party sacrifices the authentic voice which got him there, in order ...

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