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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: James Brining Reviewer: James Garrington   Ask the general public to name a great British playwright, and very few would mention Jim Cartwright: yet his writing is as sharp and hard-hitting as any. When it was first produced in 1992, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice was very much a play of its period; the ...

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Twelfth Night – Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Jonathan Munby Music: Grant Olding Reviewer: May Mellstrom Music becomes truly integral to director Jonathan Munby’s beguiling production of Twelfth Night, building upon Shakespeare’s oft quoted line ‘If music be the food of love, play on’ and framed by the fool Feste’s haunting renditions of Shakespeare’s songs. Grant Olding’s compositions are performed by Brian Protheroe as ...

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Beautiful Thing – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer: Jonathan Harvey Director: Steve Wooldridge Reviewer: Paul Couch What was cutting edge in the mid-1990s may seem a little dated 20 years later but Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing is still engaging and a brave choice for a young cast to tackle. Set in south east London's uncompromising Thamesmead estate, it's the story of sensitive Jamie and sporty golden boy ...

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Pressure – Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Writer: David Haig Director: John Dove Reviewer: Bill Avenell There can not be many occasions when a packed theatre audience is on the edge of its seat and then bursts into a rousing round of applause at three actors reading out meteorological data received over the telephone. But that is exactly what happens at David Haig's Pressure in the Minerva ...

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Spring Awakening – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: Frank Wedekind new version by Anya Reiss Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Anna Ambelez ‘”We are the parents, we know best” says one of the actors, but do they? This play asks just that; do the adults that shape children and their future, really understand them? An open, grey, metallic, unforgiving stage, alive with teenagers going about their day greets ...

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Spring Awakening – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Frank Wedekind Adaptor: Anya Reiss Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Clare Boswell Anya Reiss’s updated version of Frank Wedekind’s 1906 play Spring Awakening is currently undergoing a national tour. Wedekind’s original text was hugely controversial when it was first premiered at the turn of the 20th Century; it’s overtly sexual content and dialogue causing mass riots. Anya Reiss has recently ...

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Pressure – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Haig Director: John Dove Reviewer: Edie Ranvier You may know David Haig as the Olivier-award winning star of the original Our Country’s Good or as Bernard, the one whose wedding Rowan Atkinson screws up in Four Weddings and a Funeral (yes, it had to be said!).But he’s also an occasional playwright. Pressure, which opens this month at the ...

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NEWS: World premier of new David Haig play at the Royal Lyceum

The Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh is to present the world première of Pressure, a new play by David Haig. An intense real-life thriller centred on the most important weather forecast in the history of warfare. Scottish meteorologist, Group Captain James Stagg (played by David Haig), son of a Dalkeith plumber, must advise General Eisenhower on when to give the order ...

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