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Arcadia – Atlantic Stage 2, New York

(Arcadia) (PTP/NYC) (Atlantic Stage 2) (c)Stan Barouh

Writer: Tom Stoppard Director: Cheryl Faraone Reviewer: Robert Price You must see this show. In the time of Lord Byron, when poets might be moved to duel with pistols, Septimus instructs young Thomasina, a girl of 13 with a mathematician’s enlightened mind. She is too curious for a lady of her age just as Septimus is too curious about another ...

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Three Short Story Ballets – Birmingham Hippodrome

A ballerina is held aloft atop a pyramid of dancers

Music: Igor Stravinsky, John Harle, Arthur Sullivan Choreography: Michael Corder, Ruth Brill, John Cranko Reviewer: Daljinder Johal The Birmingham Royal Ballet has treated audiences with its summer season featuring three wonderful short story ballets including Arcadia. As seen as publicity posters, it allows First Artist Ruth Brill, to now make a name for herself as a choreographer. However, don't be ...

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Arcadia – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Tom Stoppard Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Plenty of hyperbole surrounds Tom Stoppard’s play, Arcadia. Having won the 1993 Olivier Award for Best New Play, it went on to be nominated for Tonys and even made the Royal Institution’s shortlist for the best science book ever written, losing out on that occasion to Primo Levi’s The Periodic Table. ...

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Arcadia – Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Writer: Tom Stoppard Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Jess Rowe “The future is disorder... It's the best possible time to be alive, when almost everything you thought you knew is wrong.” No greater words could sum up English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Brighton’s UK tour of Arcadia, where incorrect assumptions and their humorously chaotic outcomes for the characters are readily ...

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Arcadia – Aylesbury Waterside

Writer: Tom Stoppard Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Tom Stoppard’s most popular play came fourth in a recent English Touring Theatre poll to find the nation’s most famous play, so it unsurprising to see the company touring this revival. Set in a Derbyshire stately home, action starts in the early 19th Century, with the precocious 13-year-old Thomasina (Dakota Blue ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week beginning Monday 14th April 2014

Last night saw the best in London theatre celebrated in the one of the UK’s most glamorous events - the 2014 Olivier Awards, however, great theatre isn’t thankfully confined to inside the M25 and our round-up looks at the best shows all around the UK &Ireland for the next week. Consequences and decisions seems to be a natural theme for ...

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Arcadia – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Tom Stoppard Director: Andrew Hilton Reviewer: Claire Hayes Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (SATTF) is a company never lacking in ambition, so it’s fitting that Arcadia has been chosen as a first contemporary venture. Initially staged in 1993, Tom Stoppard’s widely-acclaimed play presents a sumptuous tapestry of ideas from Fermat’s Last Theorem to the laws of thermodynamics, from landscape ...

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NEWS: The History Boys Named Nations Favourite Play

After three months of voting, English Touring Theatre announced today that Alan Bennett’s The History Boys has been voted the Nation’s Favourite Play English Touring Theatre asked theatre fans to vote for their favourite English language play to establish what the nation most wants to see. Some of the favourites will be presented in 2014 to celebrate English Touring Theatre’s ...

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