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Beautiful Thing – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Jonathan Harvey Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:5] Jonathan Harvey’s coming of age tale has wrongly been labeled in the past as a “Gay Play” but Nikolai Foster’s touchingly honest revival, which is now on a short UK Tour following a sell out season in London, really affirms this touching and often funny drama as the “Urban Fairytale” ...

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The Match Box – Tricyle, London

Writer: Frank McGuinness Director: Lia Williams Reviewer: Lou Flaxman [rating:4] After a hugely successful run at The Liverpool Everyman, Frank McGuinness’ one-woman show about loss and revenge has transferred to The Tricycle. In a barely furnished and shabby room, with the front door open to the desolate land that surrounds the building, Sal spends her days talking to the sheep ...

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CHILDS EYE VIEW: James and the Giant Peach – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Writer: Roald Dahl Adaptor: David Wood Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Phoebe Patrick age 11 [Rating:4] Roald Dahl has always been one of my favourite writers; however I have never read James and the Giant Peach, sodidn’treally know what to expect from this production. The production is very lively and uses a group of Actor/Musicians to play all the parts in ...

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James and the Giant Peach – Darlington Civic Theatre

Writer: David Wood Adapted from the book by Roald Dahl Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Mark Clegg [rating:4.5] Over two decades after his death, Roald Dahl still proves to be the go-to author for engaging an audience whether it is in a cinema, theatre or curled up in bed with a book. His fables still resonate and fascinate. Just ask Tim ...

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The Wind in the Willows – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Book: Kenneth Grahame Adaptor: Alan Bennett Director: Ian Brown Designer: Colin Richmond Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating:5] Welcome to the riverbank. A world inhabited by charming woodland creatures; Mole, Ratty, Badger and the inimitable Mr Toad. Their adventures blow through and provide yet another festive treat from the West Yorkshire Playhouse this Christmas. It is a story with great pedigree; based ...

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The Alchemist – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Ben Jonson Director: Robert Icke Reviewer: Vicki Goodwin [Rating: 4.5] The year is 1610; London is being ravaged by a plague that has driven many to the safety of the countryside. One such gentleman has left his house under the guard of his butler, who far from looking after the interests of his master, is more occupied with looking ...

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The Match Box – Liverpool Playhouse Studio

Writer: Frank McGuinness Director: Lia Williams Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:5] From the first syllable to the final blackout, something powerful takes hold of you; it keeps you within its grasp and never let’s go. Undeniably the Liverpool Playhouse have possibly crafted the closest thing to theatrical perfection in the latest world premiere to grace the intimate Playhouse Studio stage. Closing ...

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