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The Cherry Orchard – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Anton Chekov Translator and Adapter: Rory Mullarkey Director: Michael Boyd Reviewer: Jay Nutall Anton Chekov was, perhaps, the master of writing about the dysfunctional family and many theatre scholars believe that The Cherry Orchard, written in 1904, was his greatest play. This confident and assured production, co-produced with Bristol Old Vic and directed by the former artistic director of ...

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NEWS: Theatr Clwyd announce new season

Tamara Harvey, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd in Mold, has today announced her second season at the North Wales producing house. The Spring Season runs from February to May 2017 and includes three world premières, two classic revivals, and one new adaptation. Starting off the new season will be a new revival of David Hare's thrilling drama Skylight (9th Feb - ...

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Uncle Vanya – Almeida Theatre, London

Paul Rhys and Vanessa Kirby

Writer: Anton Chekov Adaptor &Director: Robert Icke Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   We are all strange, that is how we know we’re normal, so says Michael (Doctor Astrov) as comfort and conclusion in the final act of the Almeida's new production of Uncle Vanya, which is set in the modern day and newly adapted by Robert Icke. Several productions in the ...

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The Seagull – New Wimbldeon Studio, London

Writer: Anton Chekhov Director: Jonathan Holby Reviewer: Antoinette Stott [rating:3.5] 'Black Coffee Theatre' present an adapted version of the The Seagull, relocating the action to England and set in the 1920's. This play is much beloved and feared by actors and directors everywhere and is famed for its historic ties to Stanislavsky who used the play to define and explore ...

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Three Sisters – New Diorama Theatre, London

Writer: Anton Chekhov, in a version by Ranjit Bolt Director: Mark Leipacher Reviewer: Andy Moseley [rating:3.5] People who bemoan theatre’s obsession with classical plays often complain they have no contemporary relevance. The Faction’s production of Three Sisters almost immediately shows the complaint as false, as Irina, the youngest sister, espouses the value of work and shows contempt for anyone who ...

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