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The Miser – Garrick Theatre, London

Writer: Molière Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh This nearly 400-year-old play does all but disappoint. This adaptation of Molière’s comedy The Miser (or L’Avere) is indeed inspired from start to finish. Sean Foley, its director, is unafraid to adapt this piece and openly have fun with it. While some enduring themes prove timeless, Foley is unafraid to alter the script ...

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STAGE SHOT: Peter Pan – National Theatre

Today the National Theatre released the production images for their annual family Christmas show. This year's treat is an adaptation of J.M Barrie's Peter Pan in a co-production between with Bristol Old Vic. When Peter Pan, the leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow during a visit to London, headstrong Wendy helps him re-attach it. In return she is invited to Neverland ...

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NEWS: Casting announced for Sir Trevor Nunn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

As rehearsals begin for Sir Trevor Nunn’s production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre, full casting has been announced. Nunn returns to his hometown to complete his catalogue of directing all 37 Shakespeare plays, completing his collection with the one play he has yet to direct. Leading the company as Oberon and Titania will be West ...

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Strictly Balti – The DOOR, Birmingham REP

Saikat Ahamed in Strictly Balti

Writer: Saikat Ahamed Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   Saikat Ahamed was born in the UK of Bangladeshi parents who moved here shortly before his birth. So much is fact. What this one-man piece, performed by the writer, seeks to do is to go behind that fact, to look at the boxes we find ourselves placed in and, maybe, ...

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Strictly Balti – Brewery Theatre, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer and Performer: Saikat Ahamed Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Chris Oldham Perhaps it's because Travelling Light Theatre Company's main focus is on producing theatre for young people, but there's something remarkably accessible about their 46th production, Strictly Balti, writer and performer Saikat Ahamed's one-man show exploring the idea of identity. Beginning as a small child on Christmas Day, Ahamed takes ...

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Strictly Balti – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer : Saikat Ahamed Director : Sally Cookson Reviewer : Joan Phillips Saikat Ahamed’s light hearted reflections take a look at life as the child of first generation immigrants in Birmingham in the 80’s. Mildly humorous, rather than funny, Saikat, tells a very personal story of a childhood caught between two different cultures: that of his parents’, which they brought ...

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The Tiger and the Moustache – Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Saikat Ahamed Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:3.5] A one man play, The Tiger and the Moustache (previously called Bangladesh) has been developed with support from Bristol Ferment at Bristol Old Vic. Well known to the Bristol theatre scene, local writer and performer Saikat Ahamed prowls his way to centre stage, light of foot and snarling. Following the story of Ahamed’s ...

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