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Love Song – The Holt, Sheffield

Writer: John Kolvenbach Director: Charlie Kenber Designer: R.L.Wilson Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent Kenber and Son's latest production of Love Song is being staged at The Holt, a converted warehouse-turned-cafe and creative space in Sheffield. For those not yet acquainted, Kenber and Son are a company comprising of director Charlie Kenber and multidisciplinary artist R.L.Wilson. They are passionate about staging work in ...

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Mamma Mia! – Lyceum, Sheffield

Director: Phyllida Lloyd Resident Director: Nikki Davis Jones Musical Director: Richard Weeden Production Designer: Mark Thompson Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent Mamma Mia! is fast approaching its twentieth birthday but that doesn't seem to be slowing them down. The success has endured since 1999 and continues to draw audiences in for their first time or their tenth. With a successful film adaptation ...

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Frost/Nixon – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Peter Morgan Director: Kate Hewitt Designer: Ben Stones Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent Frost/Nixon is a colossal undertaking of a play. Even the title holds nothing back and straight away reveals to the audience what to expect. A fictionalised account of the infamous showdown between David Frost and Richard Nixon which was televised in 1977 and effectively brought about the end ...

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Chicken Soup – Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Writers: Ray Castleton & Kieran Knowles Director: Bryony Shanahan Designer: Sophia Simensky Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent Writers Castleton and Knowles, assert that this play is not a tribute to the women who took action during the miners' strike in 1984/85 by establishing soup kitchens in Miners Welfare and Community Halls. They insist that this play, while ignited by the miners' strike, ...

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Opera North’s The Ring Cycle: Das Rheingold – The Lowry, Salford

Michael Druiett as Wotan, Jo Pohlheim as Alberich and Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke as Loge - in Opera North's Das Rheingold

Composer: Richard Wagner English text: Simon Rees Associate Director: Joe Austin Conductor: Richard Farnes Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent And thus commences twenty and half hours of opera as Opera North embark on presenting Wagner's Ring Cycle in its entirety. A colossal undertaking and the epitome of an operatic experience. At a running time of two hours and forty minutes Das Rheingold ...

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Opera North: Cosi Fan Tutte – The Lowry, Salford

Cast of Cosi Fan Tutte - The Lovers

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Librettist: Lorenzo da Ponte Director: Tim Albery Conductor: Anthony Kraus Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent Opera North's latest production of Cosi Fan Tutte is both light hearted and fun but morally and intellectually probing. In a show that's so unavoidably misogynistic it makes sense not to avoid it. Director, Tim Albery has found a way to remain faithful ...

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Husbands and Sons – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: D H Lawrence Adaptor: Ben Power Director: Marianne Elliott Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent   Ben Power and Marianne Elliott have constructed this new piece, Husbands and Sons, by combining three other plays by D H Lawrence. While originally written as three separate plays they do have common themes. All are set in the same mining village in 1911, and while ...

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INTERVIEW: Jon Brittain on Rotterdam

Jon Brittain is a playwright, comedy writer and director. Jon's plays include The Wake, The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo and the hugely successful Margaret Thatcher: Queen of Soho. He has written for Radios 4's The Now Show, Comedy Huha's Ted or Dead and Cartoon Network's BAFTA and Emmy award winning The Amazing World of Gumball. And if that wasn't ...

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