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Reasons to Stay Alive –  Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Writer: Matt Haig Adaptor: April De Angelis Director: Jonathan Watkins Reviewer: Alice Hiley  Skillfully adapted by April De Angelis from the Matt Haig memoir of the same name, Reasons to Stay Alive tells the story of an author’s battle with anxiety and depression. In a nod to the book, the play is framed as a conversation between two actors playing ...

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ENO: The Merry Widow – The Coliseum, London

Composer: Franz Lehar English Lyrics: Richard Thomas English Book: April de Angelis Director: Max Webster Conductor: Kristiina Poska Reviewer: Maryam Philpott In a show that purposefully sets out to celebrate the resourceful and determination of women, it is in the orchestra pit that the real star of Max Webster’s new take on The Merry Widow resides. Kristiina Poska is still that ...

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Frankenstien – Royal Exchange, Manchester

Writer: Mary Shelley Adaptor: April De Angelis Director: Matthew Xia Reviewer: Jim Gillespie  Marking 200 years since the publication of the ground-breaking novel, The Royal Exchange Theatre offer us a new adaptation of the Frankenstein story. The anniversary is excuse enough, if one were needed, to refresh our fascination for a story which has seemed to speak to every generation ...

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Jumpy – The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

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Writer: April De Angelis Director: Cora Bissett Reviewer: Dominic Corr The Lyceum's second production this season, Jumpy, continues The Suppliant Woman's commentary on the lives of women. More specifically April De Angelis' Jumpy unfolds before the audience, a mother's struggles with her daughter, her husband, but most importantly (arguably), herself. What should be the storyline for a mediocre Saturday sitcom on BBC2 ...

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Playhouse Creatures – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer:April de Angelis Director:Jenny Stephens Reviewer: Kris Hallett So it's that time of yearagain where thoughts turn to beer gardens, barbeques and festivals, and where a new set of graduating students from theatre schools up and down the land make their first tentative steps into the profession. Before they head off into the sunset, some of Bristol Old Vic's Theatre ...

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Jumpy – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: April De Angelis Director: Lisa Spirling Reviewer: Charlie Senate Well, that’s one way to spice up a family holiday. In the midst of a particularly awkward family exchange, Hilary’s BFF, aging performer Frances (Kerry Peers), decides to debut her new routine: a sultry burlesque that she hopes, in her heart of hearts, might just win her the attention of ...

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After Electra – The Drum, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: April De Angelis Director: Samuel West Reviewer: Marina Spark The Drum at the Theatre Royal in Plymouth is the place to go in the south west if you fancy some contemporary, satisfying but sometimes tough to swallow theatre. April De Angelis has teamed up with the Drum to create a (very loose) retelling of the ancient Greek myth, Electra.After ...

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The Life & Times of Fanny Hill – Bristol Old Vic, Bristol

Writer: John Cleland Adaptor: April de Angelis Director: Michael Oakley Reviewer: Claire Hayes You might think you know what to expect from The Life &Times of Fanny Hill, Lamplighter Theatre’s new adaptation of John Cleland’s notorious tale of a prostitute’s misadventures. The book is essentially an 18th century romp with a full variety of sexual escapades complete with bawdy jokes. ...

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