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The Tempest – Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Alex Clifton Reviewer: Emma Boswell The Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre returns this summer, converted into a magical island in its staging of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.  Directed by the very talented artistic director of Storyhouse (and Cestrian) Alex Clifton, The Tempest explores the story of Prospero; the usurped Duke (or Duchess, in this production) of Milan, ...

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Swallows and Amazons – Storyhouse, Chester

Writer: Arthur Ransome Adaptor: Bryony Lavery Director: Katie Posner Reviewer: Jo Beggs Just over a year after opening, Chester’s Storyhouse delivers its second fast-paced version of a classic children’s novel. Last Christmas saw Enid Blyton’sThe Secret Sevendeftly brought to the stage by Storyhouse Director Alex Clifton, and we get another helping of good clean fun in this perfectly pitched summer ...

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Scarborough – White Bear Theatre, London

Writer: Fiona Evans Director: Anthony Lau Reviewer: James Waddell [rating:2] Roses - a timeworn symbol of the beauty of love, but also of its tendency towards prickliness. Roses are everywhere in Anthony Lau’s ultimately slightly pointless production, from the tacky B&B-room flowers, to a teddybear on the bedside table, to the bedspread crumpled by the star-cross’d, unstuck lovers who share ...

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