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A Life of Galileo – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Bertolt Brecht, translated by Mark Ravenhill Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   Originally written in German shortly before World War II, this production is part of Birmingham REP’s Epic Encounters season, celebrating the work of Bertolt Brecht. This is a revival of the RSC production of A Life of Galileo, newly translated by Mark Ravenhill, which premiered there ...

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NEWS: Ian McDiarmid reprises rôle A Life of Galileo Tour

Ian McDiarmid reprises the title rôle in Roxana Silbert’s celebrated production of Brecht’s A LIFE OF GALILEO at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 28 February to 8 March ahead of a short tour. Translated by leading playwright, Mark Ravenhill, A LIFE OF GALILEO is arguably Brecht’s greatest play and charts the renaissance scientist’s extraordinary fight with the Catholic church over his ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part II

In our second instalment of our 2014 previews our regional editors in Scotland, Central and South West talk us through the productions that are getting them excited throughout the year. SCOTLAND: Lauren Humphries The temperature is falling, the urge to hibernate is strong but 2014 promises to be a knockout year in Scottish theatre. You’d be forgiven for thinking that ...

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NEWS: Birmingham Repertory Theatre Announces 2014 Season

Hot on the heels of its hugely successful reopening, which has seen over 35,000 tickets sold and 170,000 people visiting the newly refurbished theatre in the first month of opening, Birmingham Repertory Theatre has announced its plans for 2014. Highlights from January to June 2014 include: the return of writer Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti with the premiere of her latest play, ...

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Boris Godunov – Swan Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: Alexander Pushkin, adapted by Adrian Mitchell Music: John Woolf Director: Michael Boyd Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4.5] Alexander Pushkin wrote Boris Godunov around 1825. It was always intended as an attack on the Russia of the time, but, then as now, attacking the status quo could be a dangerous thing, so his message was thinly disguised as a historical piece, ...

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