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The Taming of the Shrew – Barbican Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Stephen Bates Some plays struggle to stand the test of time. In the not so distant past, The Taming of the Shrew could be seen almost constantly, almost everywhere, but now it has been eclipsed by the much tamer Much Ado About Nothing as the Shakespearean romcom of choice. …Shrew may now be ...

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The Taming of The Shrew -The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director:  Justin Audibert Reviewer: Richard Hall The Taming Of The Shrew is one of three plays that the Royal Shakespeare Company has brought to The Lowry for a much anticipated two week season. Having previously played at Stratford-Upon-Avon, this production has generated a lot of interest due to its fresh portrayal of gender politics. What makes this ...

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The Taming of the Shrew – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Katy Roberts William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew is a notoriously tricky play, and a bold choice for the second production in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2019 season, directed by Justin Audibert. Not least because of the decision to turn the play’s central conflict – between a fiery, headstrong woman, Katherine, and ...

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Poison – Orange Tree Theatre, London

Writer: Lot Vekemans Director: Paul Miller Reviewer: Richard Maguire Another week, another one-act two-hander opens in London. First Heisenberg at the Wyndham’s and, last week, Trestle at Southwark Playhouse and now, this week, Poison at the Orange Tree Theatre. Whereas the other two are forms of romcoms tracing the first days of new relationships, Poison takes place at the other end, focussing on a failed marriage torn apart ...

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Things We Do For Love – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Alan Ayckbourn Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Helen Jones Things We Do For Love is one of very few Alan Ayckbourn plays written to be performed specifically for an end stage, set as it is over three floors of a house which has been turned into flats. The time is October 1996 and we are in Fulham, London. Barbara lives ...

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Things We Do For Love – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Alan Ayckbourn Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Stephen Bates The highlight of this comedy comes with what is probably the most ferocious man/woman fight scene conceived for the stage since Private Lives. High praise perhaps, but any comparison with Noel Coward must be the thing that Alan Ayckbourn dreads most. He built his reputation in the 1970s-90s with sharp observational ...

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The Winter’s Tale – The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Paul Miller Composer: Terry Davies Reviewer: Sheila Stratford [rating:4.5] The Winter’s Tale is a mythical story that despite tragedy leaves you with a warm and tender glow. This is one of Shakespeare’s late plays and for many one of his very best. The first act is full of tragedy as the King Leontes of Sicilia becomes ...

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Fifty Words – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Michael Weller Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:4] A married couple’s first night alone since the birth of their nine year old son should be a night of passion, but for Adam and Janine it is the catalyst for an evening of unwelcome truths where old wounds and new frustrations are finally laid bare. A candid and often ...

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