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Macbeth – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: Michael Gray   At first glance this a typical look at Macbeth our contemporary – naked political ambition, red berets and body armour. But Daniel Buckroyd’s accessible production, his sixth since he took the helm at the Mercury, has unique strengths. The staging is uncluttered but eloquent. Juliet Shillingford’s design has a gloomy ...

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Catch 22 – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Joseph Heller Director: Rachel Chavkin Reviewer:Andy Moseley This should have been so good. An iconic novel brought to the UK stage for the first time, with an adaptation by the author and a production by one of the most creative and talented companies in the country. So why, in spite of all the promise, does it only merit three ...

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Catch 22 – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Joseph Heller Director: Rachel Chavkin Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Joseph Heller served in World War II, flying sixty bombing missions in 1944. It took him until 1953 to be able to write about his experiences and the feelings of those serving, and his debut novel, Catch-22, was published in 1961 to a mixed critical reception. Part of that might be ...

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Blue Remembered Hills – The Derby Theatre

Writer: Dennis Potter Director: Psyche Stott Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4] Dennis Potter is perhaps is most famous, notorious even, for the television series he wrote, and which were broadcast in the 1970s and 80s. Many people will remember The Singing Detective, and Pennies from Heaven. Also famously broadcast were Blackeyes and Lipstick on your Collar. Much of Potter’s work has ...

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Blue Remembered Hills – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Dennis Potter Director: Psyche Stott Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4.5] You’d be forgiven for going with Beatrix if someone started talking about a story about children written by someone called Potter. But Blue Remembered Hills is the work of Dennis Potter, an altogether different proposition and indeed, Squirrel Nutkin would fear for his life even more than usual if he ...

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Blue Remembered Hills –Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Dennis Potter Director: Psyche Stott Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe [rating:5] For such a small piece of writing Dennis Potters ‘Blue Remembered Hills’ is one of the most dramatic pieces of theatre ever written. The story of lost childhood through tragedy as told through the eyes of a group of seven year olds, must make each and every person in the ...

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Blue Remembered Hills – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: Dennis Potter Director: Psyche Stott Reviewer: Michael Hunter [Rating:4] Ahh, the memories of youth, the playful banter and the hope inside of hearts of freedom. A world of imagination, expression and thought. Dennis potter, the late acclaimed writer, certainly knew how to sum it all up and how to present a fantastic in-depth landscape of humanity. With Blue Remembered ...

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