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Romeo and Juliet – The Watermill, Newbury

Romeo & Juliet at Watermill Newbury

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Paul Hart Reviewer: David Jobson As many will be aware this year commemorates four hundred years since the death of our greatest playwright, William Shakespeare. Inevitably theatre companies around the world are set to celebrate this great canon of works with copious revivals of his plays. Chipping in this month is the Watermill Theatre with their ...

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Brave New World – The Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Writer: Aldous Huxley Adaptor: Dawn King Director: James Dacre Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty Set in a dystopian future where embryos are factory farmed and their futures built on science, Brave New World is a force of a play. Based on the 1931 novel by Aldous Huxley, it opens with a lecture with the head of the organisation talking the audience through ...

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IDGTF: St. Joan – The Players Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Julia Pascal Director: Katrin Hilbe Reviewer: Laura Marriott A taxi journey in the mild summer of 1995 takes the audience on an interesting turn through history. St Joan is a powerful three woman play (Samantha Pearl, Juliet Dante, Rachel Halper) that investigates ideas of nationhood and women. It asks can St Joan save a life? Could she go back ...

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Brendan at the Chelsea – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Presented by: Lyric Theatre, Belfast Written by: Janet Behan Directed by: Adrian Dunbar Reviewed by: Monica Insinga [Rating:3.5] Brendan at the Chelsea, a play about Brendan Behan’s last stay in New York, just months before his death, returns to the Project Arts Centre in Dublin for a few days, after a successful tour including the States where it was widely ...

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Scarberia – York Theatre Royal

Writer: Evan Placey Director: Gemma Kerr Reviewer: Vicki Taylor [rating: 2] Forward Theatre Project claims to have co-ordinated a pen-pal scheme to connect young people in Scarborough, England, and Scarborough, Canada. I assumed the resulting show would explore the delicate links between two communities; real stories about real people. I suppose they achieved this if the young people they interviewed ...

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