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Stand Up Stand Up – Theatre Royal, Wakefield

Two men forcing smiles

Writer/Director: Jim Cartwright Reviewer: Ron Simpson It is a wonderful achievement for a theatre of the size of Wakefield’s Theatre Royal to have companies devoted to the work of playwrights as popular and successful as John Godber and Jim Cartwright. Moreover, these are playwrights who can guarantee a succession of entertaining premieres which they can direct themselves and which, in ...

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First Light – Minerva Theatre, Chichester

First Light - Chichester Minerva

Writer: Mark Hayhurst Reviewer: David Jobson   Playwright Mark Mayhurst is no stranger to writing about the devastating impact of warfare to different people. His exploration about Nazi brutality in Taken at Midnight received critical acclaim in Chichester and the West End. Now he is back with his latest work, First Light, a WW1 play that addresses one of the ...

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Henry V – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer: James Garrington This year marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, and the RSC are commemorating it with what is possibly the funniest and most entertaining version of Henry V that you could hope to see. Director Gregory Doran has approached the play with a nod to the past, both in ...

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