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Vice Versa – Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Two men either side of a woman in Roman costume

Writer: Phil Porter Director: Janice Honeyman Reviewer:  James Garrington Loud-mouth General Braggadocio is convinced that he is one of the most popular men in Rome – especially with the women. His three servants – Feclus, Omnivorous and Dexter – all hate and despise him. Braggadocio has kidnapped Voluptua, Dexter’s former mistress, and is keeping her as a concubine but she ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

RSC A Midsummer Night's Dream - Canterbury

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Erica Whyman Music Director: Tarek Merchant Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree   Subtitled ‘A Play for the Nation’, this RSC touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is both bold and inspiring. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, Erica Whyman, Deputy Artistic Director of the RSC has teamed professional actors with amateur ...

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Playing for Time – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Arthur Miller Based on the memoir by: Fania Fenelon Director: Richard Beecham Composer, Lyricist &Musical Director: Sam Kenyon Reviewer: Janet Jepson The set is bleak, dark and grey, with skeletal trees that seem symbolic of the whole concentration camp experience. When the group of women is arrested by the Nazis and transported in barbaric conditions eastwards to the infamous ...

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CD REVIEW: Collaborations: The Songs of Elliot Davis

Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] Elliot Davis may be best known to fans of musical theatre as the co-writer of Loserville but his career has stretched over several musicals and other projects which have seen him collaborate with a wide range of songwriters and his CD Collaborations – The Songs of Elliot Davis cherry-picks a collection of 13 songs from his ...

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Close The Coalhouse Door – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Alan Plater with additional material by Lee Hall, Based on stories by Sid Chaplin Music: Alex Glasgow Director: Samuel West Musical arrangement and direction: Sam Kenyon Reviewer: Paul Thurtle [rating:4.5]   Lee Hall (Billy Elliot and The Pitmen Painters) provides the additional material for this revival of Alan Plater’s 1968 musical play about the struggles of the mining union ...

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Close The Coalhouse Door – The Lowry Salford

Writer: Alan Plater with additional material by Lee Hall, Based on stories by Sid Chaplin Music: Alex Glasgow Director: Samuel West Musical arrangement and direction: Sam Kenyon Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [rating:4]   There are so many people involved in the development of this production of Close the Coalhouse Door and such a range of styles that it has the potential ...

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