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Quartet – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Ronald Harwood Director: Peter Rowe Reviewer: Cathy Swaby There has always been something compelling about a story that challenges our fear of mortality and growing old. Unlike the standard role of grandparent, wise bearded wizard or grumpy old man, it is refreshing when we are shown actors giving more guileless, positive impressions of being one step nearer the grave. ...

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Quartet – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Ronald Harwood Director: Peter Rowe Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Growing older is compulsory – or at least, better than the alternative, most would agree. What Writer, Ronald Harwood, seems to be suggesting is that what matters isn’t the physical fact of ageing, but how we cope mentally with the changes it inevitably brings. He tells his story through the eyes ...

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Quartet – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Ronald Harwood   Director: Peter Rowe Reviewer: Molly Richardson Quartet tells of four retired and aging opera singers, who have taken residence in a care home. First, we meet trio Cecily (Wendi Peters), Reggie (Jeff Rawle) and Wilfred (Paul Nicholas), who are unearthing the mystery of who the new ‘star’ resident is to be – there are mixed reactions ...

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The Nutcracker – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Director and Choreographer: David Nixon Music Director: John Pryce-Jones Reviewer: Lu Greer   It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Northern Ballet brings The Nutcracker to the Theatre Royal in Norwich just as the snow has begun falling and the Christmas lights have been switched on. It tells the story of Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum house as the ...

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The Nutcracker – Grand Theatre, Leeds

Director and choreographer: David Nixon Composer: Tchaikovsky Musical director: John Pryce-Jones Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan Set designer: Charles Cusick Smith Reviewer: Laura Stimpson [rating:4] What a privilege to see The Nutcracker, performed by Northern Ballet on the 120th anniversary of its (not very successful) St Petersburg premiere in 1892. The Nutcracker was commissioned following the success of Tchaikovsky’s previous ballet, ...

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