Home / Tag Archives: Carol Ann Duffy

Tag Archives: Carol Ann Duffy

Ballet Lorent: Rumpelstiltskin- The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Carol Ann Duffy Director and choreographer: Liv Lorent   Composer : Murray Gold Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Carol Ann Duffy’s re-telling of the well-known fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin establishes the motivation of a character who, until now, has simply been a two-dimensional villain and skilfully moves the story away from revenge towards a theme of redemption. A King (John Kendall) slides into ...

Read More »

My Country: A Work in Progress – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

cast of national theatre my country a work in progress

Writer:  Carol Ann Duffy Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer:  Cath Lyon However you voted during Brexit, this play will make you feel better about the whole sorry business. My Country: a work in progress is a statement of our times, built from the words of Britain’s own people, the fluffy stereotyping and saccharine nationalism that can leave you feeling warm and ...

Read More »

My Country; a work in progress – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Verbatim with Carol Ann Duffy Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer: John Roberts Playing for just three nights at the Liverpool Playhouse before Easter weekend, the National Theatre should by all accounts be playing to sold out houses at the Liverpool Playhouse, but this is just not the case with their current UK tour of My Country; a work in progress. ...

Read More »

My Country: A Work in Progress – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

cast of national theatre my country a work in progress

Writer:  Carol Ann Duffy Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer:  R. G. Balgray Once the brouhaha about Brexit dies down – if it ever does – it is to be hoped that a special place can be found for My Country: A Work in Progress from the National Theatre Company, currently beginning its national tour at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow. For ...

Read More »

My Country; a work in progress – National Theatre, London

Writer: Carol Ann Duffy Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer: Stephen Bates There was once a joke that began: "An Englishman, a Scotsman, a Welshman and an Irishman entered a bar and...". To continue would now be deemed politically incorrect, but, in this 80-minute show, partly a state of the nation(s) address, the National Theatre takes licence to exhume all the old ...

Read More »

Snow White – Oxford Playhouse

Snow White and the apple

Director and Choreographer: Liv Lorent Music: Murray Gold Reviewer:Katy Roberts The cautionary tale of Snow White is told anew in this new production from Newcastle contemporary dance company, balletLORENT. Reworked for the stage in a scenario written by former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, this is not your traditional sugar-coated, happily-ever-after. Duffy and director Liv Lorent look to the original ...

Read More »

Ballet Lorent’s Snow White – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Production photo of balletLORENT's Snow White

Writer: Carol Ann Duffy Director: Liv Lorent Reviewer: Robert McMillan   The Festival Theatre stages a childhood classic reinvented by going back to its grim origins. Liv Lorent and Carol Ann Duffy present the story of Snow White, both recognisable and yet foreign to its audience. Many years after becoming a widow, the Queen (Caroline Reece) sets out to seek ...

Read More »

Orchestra of Opera North: A Joyous Christmas – Town Hall, Dewsbury

Poster image for Opera North Christmas Concert

Conductor: Martin Pickard Reviewer: Ron Simpson   Opera North has built a strong relationship with the Kirklees public through its excellent series of concerts in association with Kirklees Council. Its sell-out Christmas celebration at Dewsbury Town Hall was, it seemed, a successful attempt at showcasing every element of the company short of staging an opera. An extended work for strings ...

Read More »