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Alice in Wonderland – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Lewis Carroll Adaptor: Mike Kenny Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: Barbara Michaels A refreshing new take on the original – and that in itself is no small achievement – Mike Kenny’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland gives more than a nod to contemporary issues such as identity. Opening scenes in Alice’s home and schoolroom segue seamlessly into more ...

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How My Light Is Spent – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Silhouette of man wearing earmuffs

Writer: Alan Harris Director: Liz Stevenson Reviewer: Jo Beggs Once a week Jimmy spends nine minutes on a premium-rate phone line to Kitty. As the minutes and his hard-earned cash tick away at £1.20 a minute, Kitty makes him just a bit feel less lonely. Alan Harris’s clever, poignant play reads like an epic poem, its urgent dialogue and scene-setting ...

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The Mountaintop – The Other Room, Porter’s, Cardiff

Writer: Katori Hall Director: Abdul Shayek Reviewer: Beth Steer Set in Memphis, Tennessee, in the Louisiana Motel where civil rights leader The Reverend Martin Luther King spent his last night before his assassination, The Mountaintop is a show like no other. As King tries to relax after his work with the Sanitation Workers Strike (April1968), he is met in his ...

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