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An Inspector Calls, King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: J. B. Priestly Director: Stephen Daldry Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Much beloved by anyone setting the syllabus for English exams, An Inspector Calls is one of those rare things, a play that works as a piece of entertainment but also delivers a telling social commentary with convincing characters and believable situations. That it remains a regular feature in theatres, rather than ...

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Hedda Gabler – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Patrick Marber Director: Ivo van Hove Reviewer: Maggie Constable After a sell-out and critically-acclaimed run at the National Theatre, Hedda Gabler has commenced its tour of the U.K and arrives at Milton Keynes this week. Patrick Marber’s adapted version of this Ibsen classic is directed by Ivo Van Hove. Both are winners of Tony and ...

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Hedda Gabler – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Patrick Marber Director: Ivo van Hove Reviewer: Selwyn Knight One can’t help wondering what happened to the young Hedda Gabler to make her the woman she is. She appears unpleasant, manipulative and bullying, entirely in charge of her life. She has captured the heart of the affable Tesman and they are now returned to the ...

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Hedda Gabler- The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Henrik Ibsen in a new version by Patrick Marber Director: Ivo van Hove Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The National Theatre’s production of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler takes a very modern approach to a classic text. Hedda Gabler (Lizzy Watts) feels that she is living below her expectations. Having sown her wild oats in her youth with the free-spirited writer Lovborg (Richard ...

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The Importance of Being Earnest – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

The Cast of The Importance of Being earnest Theatre Royal Glasgow

Writer: Oscar Wilde Additional material: Simon Brett Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It is hard to fathom why there is any need to tamper with things that, in their original form, are pretty much perfect in every way. Oscar Wilde’s witty masterpiece is so well-loved that, as well as endless stage revivals it has had three big-screen adaptations in ...

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The Importance of Being Earnest – The Lowry, Salford

The Cast of The Importance of Being earnest Theatre Royal Glasgow

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Direct from the West End, The Importance of Being Earnest has officially hit The Lowry’s stage – bringing to life some of Oscar Wilde’s most iconic and timeless dialogue with wit, charm, and plenty of charisma. For this production, directed by Lucy Bailey, the decision has been made to use a ...

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The Importance of Bring Earnest – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Oscar Wilde (with additional material by Simon Brett) Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The Bunbury Company of Players loves The Importance of Being Earnest. They keep putting it on to the delight of their friends and neighbours in the village of Morton St Cuthbert. They love it so very much that their name is even taken from the ...

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The Importance of Being Earnest – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writers: Oscar Wilde with additional material by Simon Brett Director: Lucy Bailey For those unfamiliar with Oscar Wilde’s famous play, The Importance of Being Earnest (or a Trivial Comedy for Serious People) it’s a wondrously witty and satirical look at Victorian society. It follows two bachelors: the dependable John Worthing, J.P., and upper-class playboy Algernon Moncrieff, who take on different ...

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