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LATITUDE 2016: Lyric Hammersmith – The Importance Of Being Earnest

Lyric Hamnmersmith's The Importance Of Being Earnest - Latitude Festival

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: Sean Holmes Venue: Theatre Tent Reviewer: Kris Hallett   It might be a first. Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest has over the past few years found directors prepared to chuck concepts at it. From Martin Jarvis and Nigel Hawthorne returning to the roles thirty years on from original success, or David Suchet dragging up ...

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Twelfth Night – Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Sean Holmes Reviewer: Karen Bussell If you like your Shakespeare in tights and big sleeves, avoid Filter’s recreated Twelfth Night. With music being the food of love (along with pizza and Frosties in this production), it is apt that Illyriais seemingly set in a recording studio with ever present wires, instruments and electronic mixing devices. There’s ...

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Twelfth Night – HOME, Manchester

Filter's Twelfth Night

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Sean Holmes Reviewer: Donna Kelly Music is most definitely the food of love in Filter’s adaptation of Twelfth Night. In fact, rock music meets Shakespeare head on in this explosive reworking of Shakespeare’s lyrical play. Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, a young girl who is separated from her twin brother Sebastian following a shipwreck ...

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Twelfth Night – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Twelfth Night created by Filter

Writer: William Shakespeare Directors:Sean Holmes, Oliver Dimsdale, Ferdy Roberts Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Filter’s attempts at Shakespeare seem to flip-flop between the tremendous and the terrible. Their 2012 A Midsummer Night’s Dream, recently revived at the Lyric Hammersmith, was gloriously witty and palpably uplifting. Their 2014 production of Macbeth was abstract to the point of tedium. Happily, their 90-minute interpretation of ...

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Chamber Piece – Royal Exchange, Manchester

Writer: Caroline Bird Director: Sean Holmes Reviewer: Jo Beggs In 2013 London’s Lyric Hammersmith formed the Secret Theatre Company, a twenty strong ensemble of actors, directors, writers and designers, to create a series of short plays which were performed in unexpected spaces while the theatre was undergoing refurbishment. Not only were audiences led into unexpected spaces, they were on something ...

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NEWS: Ghost Stories extends again at London’s Arts Theatre

The current revival of Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson's spooky shocker Ghost Stories has just announced another extension to it's residency at the Arts Theatre in London. The production originated at The Liverpool Playhouse and Lyric Hammersmith Theatre's in 2010 before transferring to the Duke of York's Theatre in the West End. This recent revival opened at the Arts Theatre ...

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Ghost Stories – Arts Theatre, London

Writers: Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson Directors: Jeremy Dyson, Sean Holmes and Andy Nyman Reviewer: Scott Matthewman "Please keep the secrets of *Ghost Stories*," implores a tannoy announcement at the end of Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman's show. What is no secret is the production's undoubted success, from its first days at the Liverpool Playhouse, to a record-breaking 13-month run ...

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Twelfth Night – Brighton Dome

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Sean Holmes Reviewer: Hannah Rowlands Twelfth Night was originally created by Shakespeare to celebrate the end of the Christmas Festival. With the purpose of celebration in mind, he packed it to the brim with all the popular crowd pleasers; more music, revelry and drunken disorder, a little bit of slapstick and romance. In many ways it ...

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