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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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Wendy and Peter Pan– The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Writer: JM Barrie, adapted by Ella Hickson Director: Jonathan Munby Reviewer: James Garrington Wendy and Peter Pan is the latest of the RSCs Christmas shows aimed primarily at families; Matilda in 2010 was highly acclaimed and is still in production in both London and New York, but The Mouse and His Child and The Heart of Robin Hood in 2012 ...

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – The Royal Exchange, Manchester

Music &Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Hugh Wheeler Director: James Brining Reviewer: Seb Farrell [rating:5] The multi award winning seminal Sondheim piece about a murderous barber seeking vengeance and his cunning cohort pie shop owner Mrs Lovett has been both wowing and turning the stomachs of audiences since its Broadway debut in 1979 and now it’s settling in for a month ...

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Crime and Punishment – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Crime and Punishment – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow Director: Dominic Hill Writer: Chris Hannan Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:4] Poverty, pride and sanity form the basis of Dominic Hill’s Crime and Punishment, a new adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s acclaimed novel of the same name. A co-production between the Citizens Theatre, the Royal Lyceum Theatre and the Liverpool Playhouse, this piece resurrects Dostoyevsky’s ...

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Beautiful Thing – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Jonathan Harvey Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Katie Lee [rating:4.5] ‘A leopard never changes his spots and a slapper never changes her knickers,’ is just one of the nuggets of wisdom in this lovely urban fairytale. Beautiful Thing first opened in 1993 at the Bush Theatre in London, ahead of its time with an articulate portrayal of a young gay ...

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