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Jane Eyre, An Autobiography – Barnsley Civic

Writer/Director: Elton Townend Jones Adapted from: Charlotte Bronte Lighting Designer: Martin Tucker Sound Designer: Danny Bright Reviewer: Ron Simpson Dyad Productions, founded in 2009, now has an enviable reputation for producing high-quality work on the smallest of scales. Jane Eyre – An Autobiography, touring nationally after its success on the Edinburgh Fringe, is essentially the work of the two founders ...

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Dinosaur Park – The Civic, Barnsley

Maria Askew, Simon Maeder and Frode Gjerlow win Dinosaur Park

Writers: Maria Askew, Simon Maeder, Frode Gjerløw and Tid Director: Tid Reviewer: Ruth Jepson 1990 - Jurassic Park is written by Michael Crichton. 1993 – Jurassic Park is made into a film by Stephen Spielberg. 2015 – Superbolt Theatre has a sell-out show at the Edinburgh Fringe with Dinosaur Park, a physical, frantic and bloody hilarious parody retelling of the ...

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A Mad World My Masters – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writer: Thomas Middleton Musical Director: Candida Caldicot Director: Sean Foley Designer: Alice Power Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent It's always a pleasure when the English Touring Theatre comes to town and their latest production of Thomas Middleton's A Mad World my Masters only furthers the company's growing reputation. Set in 1950's Soho director Sean Foley has found an appropriate home for this ...

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Birdsong – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writer: Rachel Wagstaff Novel: Sebastian Faulks. Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent Rachel Wagstaff has undertaken the monumental task of adapting Sebastian Faulks' classic Birdsong. Faulks himself says that the book was “written with no thought for dramatic or cinematic adaptations.” It is a hefty volume, covering many years and three generations. As one of the best loved books written ...

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The Woman in Black – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writer: Susan Hill, adapted by Stephen Mallatrat Director: Robin Herford Designer: Michael Holt Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent The Woman in Black has been thrilling audiences since the late eighties and still delights and terrifies. The recent film adaptation may have enticed a new influx of theatre goers in to see how the theatrical experience compares, and it is fair to assume ...

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Aladdin – Civic Theatre, Rotherham

Writer and Director: James Shone Musical Director: Sam Coates Reviewer: Janet Jepson “You might as well laugh cos the jokes don’t get any funnier” and no, they probably don’t, but that doesn’t seem to stop everyone rolling around in their seats at a traditional pantomime. The Civic Theatre in Rotherham has all the ingredients for a great family night out ...

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