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The Tempest – The Print Room, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Simon Usher Reviewer: Maryam Philpott At the end of what has been a very difficult year, everyone is looking for a bit of Christmas magic to raise the mood. Understandably then, along with the annual pantos, several notable versions of The Tempest have arrived simultaneously. With the RSC and Donmar Warehouse productions opening in the last ...

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Phoenix Dance Theatre Mixed Programme 2014 – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Helen Jones Phoenix Dance Company was formed in 1981 in Leeds and over a thirty year period has developed into one of the leading contemporary dance companies. The tour Mixed Programme 2014 highlights their artistic ambition to incorporate pieces from their past repertoire and new work into an evening's showcase. The first piece See Blue Through was originally created ...

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Phoenix Dance Theatre: Mixed Programme 2014 – Liverpool Playhouse

Artistic Director: Sharon Watson Choreography: Didy Veldman, Ivgi &Greben, Darshan Singh Bhuller Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Phoenix Dance Theatre was founded in 1981 and has a gift for reinvention and rebirth befitting their name. Since Sharon Watson became Artistic Director in 2009 they have gone from strength to strength, creating richly varied programmes combining new work with heritage pieces from the ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Jim Gillespie A Midsummer Night’s Dream is probably one of Shakespeare’s best-known dramas. It was therefore intriguing to see what the all male Propeller company could bring to such a well-loved but well-worn piece. The plot is intricate, as four distinct groups of characters - the court, the lovers, the artisans, and the ...

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The Comedy of Errors – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Jim Gillespie All male company Propeller are at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield this week with two productions, alternating the generally gentle romance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with the near-slapstick Comedy of Errors. Propeller have built up a loyal fan base for their energetic, physical takes on the Shakespeare canon, and they ...

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Propeller’s Twelfth Night – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Writer: William Shakespeare Text Adaptation: Edward Hall and Roger Warren Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Nathanael Kent [rating:3] Propeller’s all-male casting adds an interesting dimension to Twelfth Night. In Joseph Chance’s Viola, we have a man playing a woman disguised as a man, namely Cesario. And, like The Taming of the Shrew, with which this production runs in repertory, disguise is ...

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Propeller: Twelfth Night – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:5] Propeller is an all male Shakespeare company that for 15 years has been bringing an investigative approach to the text mixed with a modern physical aesthetic. Director Edward Hall rejects the notion that Propeller make Shakespeare accessible as if the plays need ‘dumbing down’ to make them comprehensible to modern ...

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Henry V – The Belgrade, Coventry

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4] The 1966 World Cup – The Battle of Britain – Dunkirk – Waterloo……. Agincourt. In Britain we love to celebrate our victories, and when that victory involves us, as the underdog, overcoming great odds then that victory is even sweeter. Such is the fame surrounding Agincourt that, nearly 600 years ...

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