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Pygmalion – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Sam Pritchard Reviewer: Kris Hallett Is the sign of a truly great play one that can be flexible enough to take the concepts hoisted on it by a director and reveal something hitherto unrevealed to its audience in the meantime? This is the question one came out of watching Headlong Theatre’s Pygmalion, playing in Bath ...

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Gaslight – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Gaslight Kara Tointon as Bella Manningham; Rupert Young as Jack Manningham

Writer: Patrick Hamilton Director: Anthony Banks Reviewer:  Selwyn Knight It must be very confusing to be Mrs Manningham. Things happen that she can't explain, trinkets going missing and then reappearing in her sewing box. Her husband is losing patience with her lapses of memory. The maid laughs at her behind her back. And why do the gaslights in their home ...

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Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: P. G. Wodehouse Adaptors: Robert and David Goodale Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Frolics and fun abound in the stories of P.G. Wodehouse, featuring the accident-prone aristo Bertie Wooster and his ‘gentleman’s gentleman.’ This adaptation by the Goodale Brothers of Wodehouse’s work is redolent with the atmosphere of a bygone era – you can almost smell the aroma ...

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A Mad Word, My Masters – Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Writer: Thomas Middleton Adaptor: Sean Foley and Phil Porter Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Francesca Parker   Jacobean playwright, Thomas Middleton, is responsible for the raucous comedy, A Mad World, My Masters; although written and first performed in 1605 it has now been reworked for our modern stage. No longer is it set in its contemporary surrounding, quite the opposite, Sean ...

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Fiction – The Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Conceived by David Rosenberg and Glen Neath Reviewer: Clare Howdon Dreams have always been a fascinating subject for theatre makers. Katie Mitchell's adaptation of August Strindberg's; A Dream Play was wonderfully surreal and playful in it's approach while Fuel Theatre's latest offering Fiction, a collaboration between writer Glen Neath and director David Rosenberg, plunges into similar territory. While the subject ...

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The Full Monty – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Simon Beaufoy Music: Ben and Max Ringham Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Fran Winter [Rating:4] “Ask him why he’s called horse?”…..”Well it’s not like he runs the Grand National is it?” 16 years after the release of the film, Sheffield sees the return of The Full Monty to its home town, in a production led by Artistic Director Daniel Evans. ...

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A Taste of Honey – The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Shelagh Delaney Director: Polly Findlay Reviewer: Sheila Stratford [Rating:4] Make sure you arrive early in your seat so you can enjoy the on stage jazz trio before the play begins. The music will get you in the mood for your trip back to the late fifties to watch this compelling kitchen sink drama. 16 year old Jo has been ...

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Norfolk And Norwich Festival: Motor Show – St James Place, Norwich

Director: Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg Sound Score: Ben and Max Ringham Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:1.5]   If you’ve ever wondered what the result would be if Jeremy Clarkson entered the world of theatre and dance, Motor Show may give you some idea. Seven cars, two caravans and ten dancers create a surreal mix of drama, dance and imagery. While ...

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