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A (Scarborough) Christmas Carol – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writer: Charles Dickens Adaptor: Nick Lane Music/Lyrics: Simon Slater Director: Paul Robinson Designer: Helen Coyston Reviewer: Ron Simpson A (Scarborough) Christmas Carol stirs up thoughts about the point when a play turns from being “by Charles Dickens adapted by Nick Lane” into “a new play by Nick Lane based on the story by Charles Dickens”. Despite amending the title Nick ...

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A Christmas Carol – Rose Theatre, Kingston

Poster Image of A Christmas Carol

Writer: Charles Dickens Adaptor/Director: Ciaran McConville Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Most productions of A Christmas Carol tend to follow the same tried and tested formula. The bleakness of Ebenezer Scrooge’s life is realised in sparse austerity, while those of his less parsimonious acquaintances are characterised by jubilant dances and festive singing. Scrooge himself usually speaks in miserable monotone, whereas the voices ...

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Twelfth Night – St. Paul’s Church, Covent Garden

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Vik Sivalingham Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty We can pretty much say that the annual return of Iris Theatre to take over the garden of St. Paul’s church at Covent Garden is a calendar highlight for London theatre. They’re a creative bunch, turning in top quality shows of Shakespeare and fairytale over the last sevenyears and have kept ...

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These Trees Are Made of Blood – Southwark Playhouse, London

Music and Lyrics: Darren Clark Writer: Paul Jenkins Director: Amy Draper Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   ‘The most virulent parasite is an idea’, so says The General in this examination of Argentina’s despotic leadership who were responsible for the abduction of protesting citizens in the 70s and 80s. Ideas are certainly dangerous things; they may bring technological progress, thoughtful deeds and ...

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Alice Through The Looking Glass- St Paul’s Actors Church, London

Writer: Daniel Winder Director: Jamie Jackson Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh   Alice Through The Looking Glass, is here presented by Iris Theatre at the delightful and fitting St Paul’s Actors Church in Theatreland itself, Covent Garden. It begins inside the church, eerily watching Alice as an oldwoman, haunted by theJabberwo…Onemeans the ‘Whatsitsname?’ Slightly frightening for a family audience, it transports us ...

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