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FILM REVIEW: Making Noise Quietly

Writer: Robert Holman, Nick Drake and Mark Rosenblatt Director: Dominic Dromgoole Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Theatre has long overlapped with film, benefiting from the application of cinematic techniques on stage thanks to the pioneering work of companies like Complicitéand renowned directors including Ivo Van Hove and Robert Icke, while actors have always moved back and forth with ease between the two. ...

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Rutherford and Son – National Theatre, London

Writer: Githa Sowerby Director: Polly Findlay   Reviewer:  Richard Maguire After being instrumental in the rediscovery of Githa Sowerby in 1994, The National Theatre included her 1912 play Rutherford and Son on its list of the most influential plays of the 20thCentury. These credentials are at first hard to see in this new production directed by Polly Findlay, but a slow ...

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Everything is Possible: The York Suffragettes – Theatre Royal, York

Writer: Bridget Foreman Directors: Juliet Forster, Katie Posner Designer: Sara Perks Reviewer: Ron Simpson Everything is Possible: The York Suffragettes is a remarkable achievement made possible by York Theatre Royal and Pilot Theatre. Juliet Forster and Katie Posner keep impressive control of a cast of 150 and in all, an astonishing 350 volunteers (actors, choir, wardrobe, props, etc.) bring off ...

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An Inspector Calls – Playhouse Theatre, London

Te cast of An Inspector Calls

Writer: JB Priestley Director: Stephen Daldry Reviewer: Stephen Bates Twenty-four years after Stephen Daldry's legendary production first opened at the National Theatre, An Inspector Calls calls on London's West End yet again, having played somewhere across the globe for most of the interim period. This year also marks the 70th Anniversary of the first production in the UK of JB ...

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NEWS: Royal Exchange add more performances for Peake’s Hamlet

Becoming the fastest selling show in over 10 years. The Royal Exchange's forthcoming production of Hamlet starring Maxine Peake in the titular rôle has already sold 24,000 tickets. Sarah Frankom's bold re-imagining of Shakespeare's Tragedy has announced extra performances due to the huge demand for tickets and will see the production open on the 11th September and now run until ...

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The Winter’s Tale – The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Paul Miller Composer: Terry Davies Reviewer: Sheila Stratford [rating:4.5] The Winter's Tale is a mythical story that despite tragedy leaves you with a warm and tender glow. This is one of Shakespeare's late plays and for many one of his very best. The first act is full of tragedy as the King Leontes of Sicilia becomes ...

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