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A Woman of No Importance – Norwich Theatre Royal

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: Dominic Dromgoole Reviewer: Lu Greer A Woman of No Importance, a satire of English Upper-Class Society is perhaps one of Wilde’s lesser-known works; telling the story of an earnest young American woman, an unscrupulous English lord, and an innocent young Irish chap attending a party at a lavish countryside estate it certainly has the potential, in ...

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The Lovely Bones – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: Alice Sebold Adaptor: Bryony Lavery Director:  Melly Still Reviewer: Lu Greer The Lovely Bones novel tells the story of a teenage girl, Susie Salmon, who is abducted and murdered in brutal fashion, and who also happens to be the narrator of the story. Prioritising seeing justice served over making it to ‘heaven’ after her death Susie sticks around in ...

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Brydon, Mack and Mitchell – Brighton Dome, Brighton

Reviewer: Craig Unadkat This powerhouse trio have enjoyed a long run at the top of their game, with the hit panel-show Would I Lie To You? running for 12 seasons amounting to a whopping 112 episodes. Each household names in their own right, one would expect big things from these kings of comedy. Sadly, to this degree, they did not ...

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Frankenstein – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Writer: Rona Munro Director: Patricia Benecke Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree Numerous adaptations of Mary Shelley’s iconic story exist. What Rona Munro has done in this latest realisation is to pit 19-year-old author and characters together and to allow Shelley to commentate on her horror story as it evolves. In effect, the production restores Shelley’s authority and narrative from the Hollywood movies ...

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Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic’s Mixtape – Brighton Dome, Brighton.

Reviewer: Craig Unadkat  Romesh Ranganathan has fast become one of Britain’s most ubiquitous comics. From his time on various panel shows to his sitcom on Sky One (among a litany of other TV achievements), Ranganathan is without a doubt one of the busiest entertainers around. His overwhelmingly sold-out tour of Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic’s Mixtape visited Brighton Dome and this ...

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The Night Watch – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Sarah Waters Adaptor: Hattie Naylor Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Alice Fowler Amid the rubble-strewn streets of post-war London, four characters wander, lost. The year is 1947. Physically, each has survived World War Two unscathed. Yet as The Night Watch – closed based on Sarah Waters’ acclaimed novel – moves back in time, we discover how the intensity and disinhibition ...

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Romeo and Juliet – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Director & Choreographer: Sir Matthew Bourne Music: Sergei Prokofiev Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree Romeo and Juliet is the New Adventures production company’s latest premiere and, as you might expect, it leaves tradition behind and reimagines the classic story in a way that leaves its audience experiencing something oddly familiar but strangely new. The luscious plum-coloured curtain that hangs at the beginning ...

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PREVIEW: Tower Theatre Open Day and Autumn Season Launch

There are plenty of brand-new theatres opening all over London, purpose-built spaces for fringe and commercial productions that suggests the arts are thriving. Over in Stoke Newington the 85-years old Tower Theatre Company has moved to new lodgings, a permanent space which hosted an open house event on 7 September 2019 to welcome new audiences and announce its autumn season. ...

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