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The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas: Ella Fitzgerald Edition – Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Devisor/Director: Mitch Sebastian Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Originally conceived by Mitch Sebastian in 2003, The Rat Pack has had numerous incarnations in the intervening years. This version, amended to celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s centenary, proves that an oldie can still be a goodie. With a setting that nods to Sinatra at the Sands, the staging is simple and effective, with Matthew Freeman ...

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The Playboy of the Western World – Kingsgate Community Centre, London

Writer: John Millington Synge Director: Gavin McAlinden Reviewer: Edie Ranvier When young Christy Mahon (Dylan Kennedy) stumbles into a pub in County Mayo and announces that he has killed his father, he fears that the locals will turn him over to the “peelers”. Instead, he finds himself an instant hero. The men of the village – and especially the women ...

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Steve Knightly: Grow Your Own Gig – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Singer/composer Steve Knightley and multi-instrumentalist Steve Beer comprise folk duo ‘Show of Hands’. Tonight, however, Knightley performs solo. There are many reasons why established acts take the solo route- musical differences or even the urge to compose a jazz odyssey. Knightley seems motivated by the wish to get back to basics and form an intimate connection with ...

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10 minutes with Roxana Silbert, artistic director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre

The Birmingham Repertory Theatre (or The REP) has just celebrated its centenary and the autumn/winter 2013 season marks the reopening of the theatre’s Broad Street home - completewith a new 300 seat studio.Nicole Evans caught up with the new artistic director Roxana Silbert to find outmore and talk about the importance of local theatre and her plans for her future ...

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