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Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games – The Grand, Leeds

Creator, Producer and Director: Michael Flatley Choreography: Michael Flatley Composer: Gerard Fahy Reviewer: Ruth Jepson The original Lord of the Dance blazed onto the stage a shocking 20 years ago, with Michael Flatley’s fast feet setting the world on fire as audiences hungered to experience the jaw-dropping Irish dancing skills of him and his cast. The show has gone through ...

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The Father – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Kenneth Cranham and Amanda Drew

Writer: Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   Only 35, Florian Zeller has written a number of novels and plays and has been produced all over Europe. But he is rather less well-known on this side of the channel, something translator Christopher Hampton and co-producers Theatre Royal, Bath and Tricycle Theatre are seeking to ...

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The Father – Richmond Theatre, London

Kenneth Cranham and Amanda Drew

Writer: Florian Zeller Translation: Christopher Hampton Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Deborah Klayman   André is eighty years old, has two daughters, and lives in his own flat in Paris. Or does he? An intelligent, elegant and deeply moving play about the reality of living with dementia, Florian Zeller’s The Father allows the audience to stand on the same shifting sands ...

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Death of a Comedian – The Peacock, Dublin

Writer: Owen McCafferty Director: Steve Marmion Reviewer: Cormac O’Brien What price is fame? What price is glory? What happens to politically subversive art and the artist who makes it, when fame and glory come a-knocking on his door? What dearly held principles is that artist willing to abandon in the pursuit of his proverbial 15 minutes on the Comedy Channel? ...

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Death of a Comedian – Lyric Theatre, Belfast.

Writer: Owen McCafferty Director: Steve Marmion Reviewer: Megan W. Minogue Death of a Comedian is the newest play from critically acclaimed playwright Owen McCafferty, who is the current writer-in-residence at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast. The show itself is actually a co-production between three theatres – the Lyric, the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and Soho Theatre in London – and ...

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NEWS: Casting for From Here To Eternity confirmed

Producers have today announced casting for the eagerly anticipated new musical From Here to Eternity, the world premiere of Tim Rice and Stuart Brayson’s new stage musical which begins previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 30 September. Darius Campbell (Chicago, West End) will play Warden, Siubhan Harrison (Grease, West End) will play Lorene, Robert Lonsdale (Anna Christie, Donmar Warehouse) will ...

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