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Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde – Darlington Hippodrome

Adaptor: David Edgar Director: Kate Saxon Reviewer: Mark Clegg Like its Gothic horror stable-mates Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is both immediately familiar and strangely unknown to the general public. All three sets of characters are part of popular culture and yet the vast majority of ...

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A Tale of Two Cities – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Joseph Timms, Rebecca Birch and Jacob Ifan in A Tale of Of Cities

Writer:  Charles Dickens Adaptation: Mike Poulton Director: James Dacre Reviewer:  R G Balgray A Tale of Two Cities, with its narrative of “the best of times … the worst of times”, might somehow seem appropriate these days. Last night’s touring production (the Touring Consortium Company in collaboration with the Royal &Derngate Northampton) at the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, certainly does justice ...

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Of Mice and Men – The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Kristian Phillips and William Rodell in Of Mice And Men

Writer: John Steinbeck Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen   One of the most iconic pieces of American literature, Of Mice and Men, has been brought to the stage in a gripping and powerful production by an incredibly united cast and crew. The Touring Consortium Theatre Company presents A Birmingham Repertory Theatre production of John Steinbeck’s novella - which tells ...

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Of Mice and Men – Darlington Civic Theatre

Kristian Phillips and William Rodell in Of Mice And Men

Writer: John Steinbeck Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Mark Clegg John Steinbeck’s 1937 novel Of Mice and Men is one of the cornerstones of American literature. Working on many levels and introducing a memorable cast of characters, it’s little wonder that the story has been filmed several times and that the stage adaptation is often revived. Ignore the fact that the ...

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A View From The Bridge – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Stephen Unwin Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes A View from the Bridge is currently undergoing a major revival, with the multi nominated, award winning version playing at the National Theatre. This version from the Touring Consortium Theatre Company is (thanks to the Arts Council) showing at the Darlington Civic and six other regional theatres; and if it hasn’t ...

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WHAT’S HOT – Week beginning Monday 7th April

A tantalising mix of musicals, plays and illusions await you in this week’s theatrical picks. Hard hitting new writing sits alongside classic opera and cult musical favourites. Whatever your tastes we are sure there is something here that will enthralll and delight. Are you seeing any of our picks or seeing something different? Do let us know your thoughts in ...

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To Sir, With Love – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Adapted by: Ayub Khan Din from the book by E R Braithwaite Director: Mark Babych Reviewer: Jennie Philpot [Rating:4] To Sir, With Love is based on the autobiographical novel by E. R. Braithwaite about life in an inner-city school in the East End of London. Written in 1959 it is just as relevant now as it was back then, with ...

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