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Let the Right One In – Dundee Rep Theatre, Dundee

Director: John Tiffany Associate Director: Steven Hoggett Writer: John Ajvde Lindqvist Adapted by: Jack Thorne Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:4] What is more unnatural – the supernatural, or the despicable way that we human treat each other? Is just some of the questions posed in the National Theatre of Scotland’s Let the Right One In. Based on the book and film ...

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Abigail’s Party – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Original Director: Lindsay Posner Tour Director: Tom Attenborough Writer: Mike Leigh Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:4] Now seen as being probably one of the most famous plays of the last century, Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party is a tale of class, marriage, relationships, youth and domestic politics. Brilliantly realised by the original director, Lindsay Posner, and directed by the tour director, Tom ...

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Time and the Conways – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: J.B. Priestley Director: Jemima Levick Reviewer: Amy Taylor [Rating:3] The concept of time, loss, hindsight and perhaps most importantly, the very nature of human existence is all brought to the surface in J.B. Priestley’s Time and the Conways. Chronicling the fall of a once great family while questioning our preconceptions of time,ageingand fortunes this co-production between the Royal Lyceum ...

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Slick – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writers, Designers and Directors: Jamue Harrison and Candice Edwards Reviewer: Amy Taylor [Rating:4] The Edinburgh Festival Fringe can make or break theatre companies from across the world, resulting in long-lasting fame or instant oblivion. But the 2008 award-winning Fringe success, Slick, by the pioneering Scottish theatre company, Vox Motus is one such success, and it's back on the Scottish stage ...

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A Taste of Honey – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Tony Cownie Writer: Shelagh Delaney Reviewer: Amy Taylor [Rating:4] As the first show of the ongoing Lyceum winter season goes, Shelagh Delaney’s 1958 infamous debut play, A Taste of Honey is a welcome return to post-war British theatre. Tackling a number of themes and issues, most notably racism and teenage pregnancy, and written when Delaney was just 18 years ...

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PREVIEW: 2013 UK theatre highlights

As venues across the country pack up the lastremnantsof panto for another year, thoughts begin to turn to the rich pickings on offer across the country in 2013. Our team of regional editors look at highlights coming up across the UK. South West – Chosen by Regional Editor Jacqui Onions As we enter 2013, Britten 100 is causing a stir ...

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The Public Reviews : The Best of 2012

2012 has been our biggest year for reviewing theatre. We have reviewed over 3,000 productions across the UK including West End shows, regional theatre, fringe, stand-up and live music. The end of the year saw us branch out with a team based in Ireland and we hope to continue to grow in other areas that we currently don’t cover on ...

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A Christmas Carol – The Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy

Director: Graham McLaren Writer: Charles Dickens Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:5] Following their success with the show in 2011, the National Theatre of Scotland make their mark on the festive season once more with the return of their award-winning adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Directed and adapted by Graham McLaren, this unforgettable, and truly delightful piece fuses puppetry, high-energy, ...

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