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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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A Tale of Two Cities – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

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

Writer: Mike Poulton, from the novel by Charles Dickens Director: James Dacre Reviewer: Selwyn Knight A Tale of Two Cities is purportedly Charles Dickens’ favourite of his novels. It certainly tackles some very big subjects – love, loyalty, vengeance, redemption among them. It takes place in London and Paris around the time of the French Revolution. This adaptation, originally part ...

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A Tale of Two Cities – The Alhambra, Bradford

Writer: Mike Poulton Director: James Dacre Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Royal &Derngate Northampton Theatre and Touring Consortium Theatre Company brings Mike Poulton’s 2014 adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities to Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre. The historical novel, published in 1859, is set both in London and Paris before, and at the height of the French Revolution. Both cities went ...

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Dickens Abridged – The Civic, Barnsley

Writer: Adam Long Director: Adam Long Choreography: Sally Brooks Reviewer: Ray Taylor Adam Long is a founding member of the Reduced Shakespeare Company and anyone who has seen their work will know what to expect from this show. Dickens Abridged is a fast-paced, witty gallop through the life and works of Charles Dickens in a madcap, exhilarating and extremely ingenious ...

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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: Royal & Derngate announces its Made in Northampton 2014 season

Only about an hour from London via London Euston, Northampton’s Royal &Derngate has an enviable reputation in producing new and exciting theatrical events. Building on that success, new Artistic Director James Dacre has announced details of his first Made In Northampton season, bringing together some of the country’s most brilliant theatre-makers, from playwrights and composers to puppeteers, photojournalists and rock ...

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BLOG: Resting Actress – Hoe Hoe Hoe

It’s here, yes folks, you can ignore it like a Lloyd Webber flop but the festive season is upon us and unlike most of my fellow competitors I have been assisting the man of the moment, the fat man who can make all your dreams come true just for one small glass of sherry. No, not David Grindrod, I have ...

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