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The Taming of the Shrew – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Katy Roberts William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew is a notoriously tricky play, and a bold choice for the second production in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2019 season, directed by Justin Audibert. Not least because of the decision to turn the play’s central conflict – between a fiery, headstrong woman, Katherine, and ...

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As You Like It – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Kimberley Sykes Reviewer: Katy Roberts The Royal Shakespeare Company is kicking off its summer 2019 season with As You Like It, and what a fine production to open on. As You Like It is a story of the joys (and confusions) of falling in love and has all the classic elements that makes it one of Shakespeare’s ...

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The 39 Steps – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writer: Patrick Barlow Adapted from Alfred Hitchcock’s film Director: Paul Robinson Designer: Helen Coyston Reviewer: Ron Simpson It’s good to see The 39 Steps back in North Yorkshire, in a production full of zip and imagination. Just over 20 years ago Richmond-based North Country Theatre toured Nobby Dimon and Simon Corble’s version for just four actors to huge success. Then ...

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Villette – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Anthony Robling

Writer: Linda Marshall-Griffiths Director: Mark Rosenblatt Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood This re-imagined production is based on the 1833 Charlotte Brontë novel. Villette is about Lucy Snowe, the story’s central character, who travels to Villette, a fictional village in Belgium, after experiencing the tragedy of her family. Linda Marshall-Griffiths interprets the story with Lucy being a clone who survives a deadly outbreak. ...

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The Fruit Trilogy – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Eve Ensler Director: Mark Rosenblatt Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Eve Ensler’s The Fruit Trilogy consists of three plays, Avocado, Coconut and Pomegranate and is receiving its world premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in conjunction with the Southbank Centre. This follows on from the successful run of Avocado last year which formed part of the theatre’s Play Pie &Pint series. ...

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Wanted! Robin Hood – Library Theatre Company at The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Charles Way Director: Amy Leach Reviewer: Luke Walker [rating:4] With two adaptations of the Robin Hood fable on the table in the north-west this Christmas (in Salford and Bolton), Charles Way’s brand new script is most definitely wanted! Following the success of last year’s acclaimed Arabian Nights, Amy Leach is once again at the helm of the Library Theatre’s ...

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Manchester Lines – Library Theatre at Number One First Street, Manchester

Writer: Jackie Kay Music: Errollyn Wallen Director: Wils Wilson Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:3.5] Picture an atmospheric lost property office stuffed with all sorts of possessions. Umbrellas, walking sticks, photographs, postcards, stuffed animals, prosthetic limbs, radios crackling eerily in the background. Everything that can and has been lost, some even donated by Transport for London’s own lost property offices, neatly labelled ...

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