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Endgame – HOME, Manchester

David Neilson Chris Gascoyne Endgame Citizens Theatre Glasgow Credit Tim Morozzo

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Laura Maley The appearance of long-term Coronation Street actors Chris Gascoyne (AKA Peter Barlow) and David Neilson (AKA Roy Cropper) in Endgame must surely draw local audiences to HOME for this joint production with Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre. Some may well be new to theatre, let alone to this play’s Nobel Prize-winning Irish writer, ...

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Endgame – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

David Neilson Chris Gascoyne Endgame Citizens Theatre Glasgow Credit Tim Morozzo

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: R G Balgray   Endgame, Beckett’s one act foray into those thoughts and moments before the final darkness, is seen by many as one of his masterpieces. It’s therefore given a suitably reverential treatment in the Citizens/HOME co-production at Glasgow Citizens Theatre; and a respectful, full house will have gone home satisfied that ...

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Aladdin – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Chris Gascoyne as Abanazar

Writer / Director: Paul Hendy Musical Director: Rob Eckland Choreographer: Sarah Langley Reviewer: Janet Jepson The pantomime season is here again and this year’s production at Sheffield’s Lyceum does not disappoint. Aladdin has glamour and glitter, sparkle and splendour, singalongs, shouting and, of course, the customary baddie alongside a man in a dress. How much more magic could anyone ask ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: James Brining Musical Director &Composer: David Shrubsole Reviewer: Janet Jepson It has become something of a cliché to say that a production is a “gritty Northern story set in working-class Britain”, but there is no other way to give an overview of The rise and Fall of Little Voice currently playing at West Yorkshire Playhouse in ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: James Brining Reviewer: James Garrington   Ask the general public to name a great British playwright, and very few would mention Jim Cartwright: yet his writing is as sharp and hard-hitting as any. When it was first produced in 1992, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice was very much a play of its period; the ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk – The Birmingham Hippodrome

Writers: Michael Harrison and Alan McHugh Director: Michael Harrison Reviewer: James Garrington When you regularly announce yourself as “Britain’s Biggest Pantomime”, you are setting expectations that many producers would find hard to live up to in reality. When the producer that makes this bold claim is Qdos, and the venue is the Hippodrome, then actually it’s a pretty safe bet ...

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