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The Exorcist – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Adam Garcia as Father Damien Karras Clare Louise Connolly as Regan and Peter Bowles as Father Merrin in The Exorcist

Adaptation: John Pielmeier from the novel by William Peter Blatty Director: Sean Mathias Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It's a work that's polarised audiences in both book and film form, and now, almost fifty years after William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel first appeared, the stage version arrives in Glasgow on its first national tour. Is it a horror classic? Is it satanic ...

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Home, I’m Darling – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Tamara Harvery Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Co-produced by Theatr Clwyd and The National Theatre, Laura Wade's Home, I'm Darling is on tour before a rejoiceful home-coming at the theatre in north Wales where it began life before transferring to London and beyond. It is a commentary on the way we live our lives in a modern world, feminism, ...

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West Side Story – The Royal Exchange, Manchester   

Concept:  Jerome Robbins Book: Arthur Laurents Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim. Director:  Sarah Frankcom Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Nowadays audiences are accustomed to perceiving West Side Story as a classic musical perfect for viewing on Sunday afternoons so it is hard to accept that, when first staged, its depiction of gang violence was controversial.  Now the UK has become a racially divided ...

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Home, I’m Darling – Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Tamara Harvey Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Coming across the bridge from the National Theatre to St. Martin’s Lane has done nothing to sap the energy of Laura Wade’s bright trip to a marriage in hidden stress. Her work is generally a masterclass of building tension - normality that splinters, then cracks then falls to pieces. It’s a ...

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Home, I’m Darling – National Theatre, London

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Tamara Harvey Reviewer: Maryam Philpott At a time when our national future has never been more uncertain, its unsurprising that we seek refuge in a more comforting vision of our past. So much of British identity is bound up with the romanticised history of the nation, its Kings and Queens, the Empire and military victories, but ...

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Home I’m Darling – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Tamara Harvey Reviewer: Clare Howdon The eagerly awaited Home I’m Darling is a collaboration between three female powerhouses of British Theatre; Laura Wade, Tamara Harvey and Katherine Parkinson and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. Wade’s play centres around married couple Judy and Johnny and their decision to live their lives as a 1950’s couple. Judy gives up her job ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – Globe Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty The Globe’s Summer of Love progresses - verve, wit and colour very much in abundance. Matthew Dunster’s creation takes us from the regular setting of Messina to Mexico in the early 20th Century. The revolución becomes the military backdrop for Don Pedro’s men as they come to Leonato’s house and with ...

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Rent – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Book, Music and Lyrics: Jonathan Larson Director: Bruce Guthrie Reviewer: James Garrington Since it first saw the light of day in 1996, Rent has become something of a cult show. It was inspired by Puccini’s La Boheme and is set in and around the bohemian East Village in New York where an assorted group of people is struggling to get on with ...

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