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Re:Play 2015: Spur of the Moment – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Anya Reiss Director: Josh Azouz Reviewer: Jo Beggs Spur Of The Moment, part of HOME’s Re:Play festival, was originally performed at ALRA North in Wigan as a final production by third year students. It’s the first drama school production to have been included in the Re:Play festival and the original, now graduated, cast have got back together for the ...

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Uncle Vanya – St James Theatre, London

Writer: Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Anya Reiss Director: Russell Bolam Reviewer: Christopher Hong This new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya by Anya Reiss brings the action to modern day rural northern England. Set on a farm run by Vanya and his niece Sonya, they are visited by Sonya’s respected but pompous academic father Alexander and his young ...

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Spring Awakening – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: Frank Wedekind new version by Anya Reiss Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Anna Ambelez ‘”We are the parents, we know best” says one of the actors, but do they? This play asks just that; do the adults that shape children and their future, really understand them? An open, grey, metallic, unforgiving stage, alive with teenagers going about their day greets ...

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Spring Awakening – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Frank Wedekind Adaptor: Anya Reiss Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Clare Boswell Anya Reiss’s updated version of Frank Wedekind’s 1906 play Spring Awakening is currently undergoing a national tour. Wedekind’s original text was hugely controversial when it was first premiered at the turn of the 20th Century; it’s overtly sexual content and dialogue causing mass riots. Anya Reiss has recently ...

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Spring Awakening – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Anya Reiss Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Fran Beaton It takes a talented playwright to disconcert an audience. While the ability to make an audience cringe is commonplace, making them squirm in their seats and feel physical discomfort is an impressive skill, particularly when dealing with the topic of adolescence. This is exactly what Anya Reiss achieves in her new ...

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Three Sisters – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Anton Chekhov Adaptor: Anya Reiss Director: Russell Bolam Reviewer: Tom Finch Anya Reiss’ new version of Anton Chekhov’s story of existentialist crisis and middle class boredom brings the tale right up to date. The action is transposed from the Russian countryside to a house near the British Embassy in an unidentified Middle Eastern country. Most of the troops have ...

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WHAT’S HOT : Week beginning Monday 24th March 2014

After a little break we are delighted to bring to you a larger and improved What’s Hot feature – bringing you the best shows from all over the UK &Ireland to catch in the coming week. Hopefully there is something for everyone in this week’s selection. If you go to see or have seen any of them, then let us ...

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The Seagull – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Anton Chekhov in a new version by Anya Reiss Director: Chris Honer Reviewer: Dave Cunningham   The Library Theatre concludes their stay at The Lowry with a rarity: a version of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull updated to the present day. On a provincial estate depressive Konsantin (Ben Allen) tries to show his contempt for the sterile acting of his ...

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