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Instructions For Correct Assembly – Royal Court Theatre, London

Writer: Thomas Eccleshare Director: Hamish Pirie Reviewer: Stephen Bates What we want for our children is rarely what they want for themselves, but would it result in what we really want either? Thomas Eccleshare poses the question in this new absurdist satire that scythes through the jungle of modern parenting and gives a glimpse into what genetic engineering could be ...

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Her Benny – Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool

Book, Music and Lyrics/Director : Anne Dalton Reviewer: Tate James Her Benny returns to Liverpool, this time at the Royal Court Theatre in its 25th Anniversary Production, which begs the question “Did we need reminding?”. The answer, in honesty, is probably no; but there is still potential for the mix of loveable children and brassy Scouse accents to entertain the masses ...

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Escaped Alone – Royal Court Theatre, London

The cast of Escape Alone at The Royal Court

Writer: Caryl Churchill Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Stephen Bates The calm of an English suburban garden on a Summer afternoon provides the misleading primary setting for Caryl Churchill’s bold and original one-act comedy. All is not what it at first seems and, in a parallel universe, a catastrophic event is threatening all civilisation. An apt alternative title for the play ...

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Linda – Royal Court Theatre, London

Linda at London's Royal Court Theatre

Writer: Penelope Skinner Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer:Andy Moseley A revolving stage rises up into the air with sets on several different levels and the ability for actors to effortlessly or dramatically move between them without ever stepping off. The glass shelves in the centre display an array of near identical health and beauty products adding to the feeling that Es ...

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NEWS: Kim Cattrall withdraws from Royal Court’s Linda

Liverpool-born Sex In The City star Kim Cattrall has withdrawn from the Royal Court Theatre’s forthcoming production of Linda on medical advice. Her title rôle will now be played by Noma Dumezweni, who begins rehearsal tomorrow [Friday, 20 November]. Performances of the play will go ahead as advertised from 26 November. Cattrall said: “With great sadness, and at the advice ...

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Constellations – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Writer: Nick Payne Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Iain Sykes Writer Nick Payne doesn’t waste any time in putting the audience right into the heart of his play Constellations. And when that acclaimed play, which premiered in 2012 at London’s Royal Court Theatre before runs in the West End and on Broadway, is a mere seventy minutes long, he really can’t ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week Beginning Monday 26th January 2015

A new play and revival by one of our most eminent playwrights, the circus comes to Wolverhampton and revivals and new productions galore ensure a busy theatrical week across the UK. Kris Hallett shares with us his picks of the week. Canoeing for Beginners- Royal Court Liverpool A modern comedy about debt, insurance scams and life and death directed by ...

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Adler & Gibb – Royal Court Theatre, London

Writer: Tim Crouch Director: Tim Crouch with Karl James and Andy Smith Reviewer: Joanna Trainor Student Louise Mane is presenting her work to be considered for a scholarship, speaking of her admiration and love for the conceptual artist Janet Adler, in 2004. This is interspersed with scenes between a man and a woman ten years later. They stand completely still, ...

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