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STAGE SHOT: Peter Pan – National Theatre

Today the National Theatre released the production images for their annual family Christmas show. This year's treat is an adaptation of J.M Barrie's Peter Pan in a co-production between with Bristol Old Vic. When Peter Pan, the leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow during a visit to London, headstrong Wendy helps him re-attach it. In return she is invited to Neverland ...

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946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips – Bristol Old Vic

Adapters: Michael Morpurgo, Emma Rice Director: Emma Rice Composer: Stu Barker Reviewer: Tim Wright ‘In the dark times, will there be singing?’ we are asked at the top of the show. This is a story about refugees, about people displaced from their homes by war and about collective experience of loss. But this isn’t a play about Syria, the Calais Jungle ...

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The Rivals – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer:  Richard Brinsley Sheridan Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer:  R G Balgray Difficulties abound in approaching Georgian drama without preconceptions: those powdered wigs, and convoluted manners, as the age of wit and decorum awaits the tsunami of cultural and social changes brought forth by the 19th Century. And The Rivals is firmly of its age too -  locked in a distant ...

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The Grinning Man – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Carl Grose Music: Tim Phillips and Marc Teitler Director: Tom Morris Reviewer: Claire Hayes The land of The Grinning Man is one of seeping pain and lost memories, where the old cannot forget while the young seek desperately to remember. Director Tom Morris and writer Carl Grose have taken Victor Hugo’s 19th Century novel The Man Who Laughs and ...

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And Then Came The Nightjars – Salisbury Playhouse

Writer: Bea Roberts Director: Paul Robinson Reviewer: David Jobson The 2001 foot-and-mouth epidemic devastated farming communities and its effects linger even today. Fifteen years on, West Country playwright, Bea Roberts, has taken her experiences of that year to write this beautifully crafted play. The play follows Michael and Jeff, a farmer and vet respectively on a small family farm in ...

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The Rivals – Bristol Old Vic, Bristol

Writer: Richard Brinsley Sheridan Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Chris Oldham Bristol Old Vic's 250th anniversary celebrations continue apace this month with big dresses, and even bigger wigs in a colourful, rollicking staging of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's comedy of manners, The Rivals. Set in Bath in the 18th Century when it was written, it revolves around two central relationships – the ...

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Under A Cardboard Sea – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Silva Semerciyan Director: Lisa Gregan and Matt Grinter Reviewer: Kris Hallett In the fallow years of the mid-noughties, when Bristol Old Vic looked in serious trouble of no longer being a working theatre, the young company continued to perform and so became an essential cog in allowing the organisation to claim its place as the country’s oldest working theatre. ...

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King Lear – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Tom Morris Reviewer:Claire Hayes There may have been a glut of King Lears already in Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary year, but never has one felt more apposite in its post-Brexit timing than this production from Bristol Old Vic. Timothy West takes on the role of a leader brought down and driven mad by his own actions, bequeathing ...

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