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Twelfth Night – Reading Minster of Mary The Virgin Church, Reading

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Hal Chambers Reviewer: Tom Finch [rating:4] ; Reading is abuzz with theatre at the moment and Reading Between The Lines’ latest offering is sure to cement their place in the heart of the cultural scene. Set in the stunning surroundings of the Grade 1 listed Reading Minster of St Mary the Virgin Church this production of ...

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An Instinct for Kindness – The Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Chris Larner Director: Hannah Eidinow Reviewer: Georgina Newman [rating:5]   Actor and playwright Chris Larner is reliving the day of his good friend and former wife’s suicide on a nightly basis. Theatre is a vehicle for transportation, and he takes us back in time to that day in November 2010 when Larner, his former wife Allyson, who for decades ...

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The Cone Gatherers – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Peter Arnott Music: John Kielty Director: Kenny Ireland Reviewer: Francesca Parker [rating:4] From the producers ofSunset SongandTheSilver Darlings,Aberdeen Performing Arts presentsThe Cone Gatherersmarking the centenary year of the birth of the author of the novel, Robert Jenkins.In an original adaptation of Jenkins' novel, the critically acclaimed Scottish writer Peter Arnott masterfully adapts the literature for stage. In conjunction with ...

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The Seagull Effect – The Lowry Theatre, Salford

Devised by: The Company Reviewer: Luke Walker [Rating:3] “Earlier on today apparently a woman rang the BBC and said that she had heard that there was a hurricane on the way. Well if you're watching, don't worry, there isn't”. These infamous words uttered by Michael Fish in 1987 have gone down in faux pas history as the tremendous winds on ...

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Dangerous Lady – Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

Writer: Martina Cole Adapted for the stage by Patrick Prior Director: Lisa Goldman Revewer: Livia Brown [rating:2] Martina Cole has long been an extremely popular crime novelist with an army of devoted fans and the Theatre Royal Stratford East have attempted to capitalise on that by translating her work to the stage. Thus, Dangerous Lady is the third in a ...

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Terror 2012: All In The Mind – Soho Theatre, London

Writers: Robert Farquhar, Mike McShane, Mark Ravenhill, Alex Jones Directors: Matt Peover, Hannah Eidinow, Reviewer: Sonny Waheed [rating:3] Terror 2012 is the 8th installment of the UK’s only annual ‘festival of horror theatre’. The production is a ‘horror cabaret’ hosted by Desmond O’Connor and Sarah-Louise Young who perform songs, tell tales and interact with the audience in an ever-so-slightly ghoulish ...

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Millions – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce Director: Laura Norman Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4]   Money may make the world go around, but what happens when two schoolboys suddenly find a holdall containing a Million pounds lands in their laps? Brothers Anthony and Damian have lost their mother, a fact Anthony exploits at every opportunity. While Anthony see’s the money making potential, younger ...

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The Static – Contact, Manchester

Writer: Davey Anderson Director/Choeographer: Neil Bettles Reviewer: Clare Boswell [Rating:4] The Static by ThickSkin Theatre Company was a resounding success at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival receiving a string of 4 and 5 star reviews. The company have now embarked on a nationwide tour and have still managed to maintain the energy and momentum that appealed to audience members and ...

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