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La Strada – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Original Script: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli Director: Sally Cookson Writer in the Room: Mike Akers Music: Benji Bower Designer: Katie Sykes Reviewer: Ron Simpson La Strada was devised by the company, a largish ensemble with as many dancers and musicians as actors, under the direction of Sally Cookson and with Mike Akers on hand as ‘writer in the ...

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Jane Eyre – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

JANE EYRE UK Tour 2017 Royal National Theatre

Writer: Charlotte Brontë Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Originally staged in two parts at Bristol Old Vic, Sally Cookson’s collaborative adaptation of Jane Eyre won acclaim in a single, three-hour form at the National Theatre. It is due to return to London in September, following this current tour which has now arrived in Aylesbury. Jane Eyre is often presented as a Gothic ...

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Jane Eyre – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

JANE EYRE UK Tour 2017 Royal National Theatre

Writer: Charlotte Brontë Director: Sally Cookson Music: Benji Bower Reviewer: Beverley Haigh 2017 marks the 170th anniversary of the first publication of Charlotte Brontë’s most famous work. Fittingly, Bristol Old Vic in collaboration with The National Theatre has brought Sally Cookson’s devised adaptation to the stage in a ground-breaking reimagining for modern audiences. As an enduring and landmark piece of ...

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Jane Eyre – The Lowry, Salford

The cast of Jane Eyre at Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Charlotte Bronte Adaptor/Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Mel Duncan ‘Injustice!’ Jane Eyre has long been forced to suffer the misrepresentation of being Bronte’s seemingly fated romantic heroine, fodder for many creative and dramatic interpretations, predominantly focusing upon the romantic attachments formed by the protagonist.  How refreshing to witness an Eyre so clearly and confidently self-sufficient – this ‘love story’ is ...

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La Strada- Bristol Old Vic

Original Film:  Federico Fellini Adaptor: Sally Cookson, Mike Ackers and Company Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer Kris Hallett Federico Fellini’s films have always felt ripe for theatrical reinvention but haven’t always worked when they eventually hit the stage. For every successful production, think 8 ½ turned into terrific Broadway musical Nine by Maury Yeston, there have been as many flops. Lionel ...

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La Strada – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Bart Soroczynski as Il Matto (The Fool) and ensemble

Music: Benji Bower Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer:  Selwyn Knight La Strada is a beautiful, mesmerising, poetic piece of theatre. Based on the Oscar-winning 1954 film of the same name by Federico Fellini, it tells the story of the naïve and credulous Gelsomina, whose mother is so poor she accepts cash for her daughter from the travelling strongman Zampanò. Gelsomina accompanies ...

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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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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool

We're Going On A Bearhunt

Book: Michael Rosen Director and Adapter: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin   Today’s parents are often said to be nervous about allowing their children enjoy lively outdoor games. Fear not, here’s a chance for your kids to wallow in the fantasy of those wonderful messy games from a safe-ish distance. Safe-ish in that the cast do invade the auditorium with ...

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