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Adler & Gibb – The Lowry, Salford

Writer and Director: Tim Crouch Reviewer: Holly Sharp Dedicated to giving an accurate portrayal of a deceased, world-renowned conceptual artist, an actor seeks to delve deep into the heart of the woman’s life by raiding her seemingly abandoned home in the remote wilderness. Given the seemingly comprehensible blurb; you’d be forgiven for coming to this show expecting a straight psychological ...

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Cyrano de Bergerac – Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Writer: Edmond Rostand, translated by Anthony Burgess Director: Lorne Campbell Reviewer: George Attwell Gerhards Royal and Derngate Northampton opens its ‘Made in Northampton 2015’ season with a collaboration with Northern Stage, and it’s the latter’s Artistic Director Lorne Campbell who is at the helm for this exciting production of Cyrano de Bergerac, ‘based’ on the 1970 translation by Anthony Burgess. ...

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Bondagers – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Sue Glover Director: Lu Kemp Reviewer: Gareth Davies The Lyceum’s latest production really stinks. Entering the stalls, the aroma of six tonnes of mud and earth wafts around, a beautifully sensory introduction to a story which is as earthy and richly fertile as the open field represented on the stage itself. And with Sue Glover’s story engaging both our ...

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NEWS: Ian McDiarmid reprises rôle A Life of Galileo Tour

Ian McDiarmid reprises the title rôle in Roxana Silbert’s celebrated production of Brecht’s A LIFE OF GALILEO at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 28 February to 8 March ahead of a short tour. Translated by leading playwright, Mark Ravenhill, A LIFE OF GALILEO is arguably Brecht’s greatest play and charts the renaissance scientist’s extraordinary fight with the Catholic church over his ...

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Mister Holgado – Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: Christopher William Hill Director: Matthew Lenton Reviewer: Edie R [rating:4] The test of a good children’s book is often that parents enjoy reading it to their kids as much as the children enjoy hearing it (the first few dozen times, anyway). Think Judith Kerr’s “The Tiger Who Came To Tea” or Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, both of ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: William Shakespeare Director:Matthew Lenton Reviewer:Val Baskott [rating:4.5] There’s not a gauze wing or giant flower or blazing sun in sight in Matthew Lenton’s vision of Shakespeare’sA Midsummer Night’s Dream. The follow up toWonderland,Lenton’s disturbing take on the sex industry which was acclaimed at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival and has on the surface little in common withDream, Lenton has ...

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Barrow Hill – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Jane Wainwright Director: Abbey Wright Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3] Barrow Hill is Jane Wainwright’s debut play, set in her native Derbyshire. 86 year old Kath Bilby is determined to save her local Methodist Chapel from being converted into flats as her family ties to the place are numerous and considerable. But when she finds it is her own son ...

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