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Trestle  – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Stewart Pringle Director: Cathal Cleary Reviewer: Richard Maguire In a quest to bring younger audiences to the theatre, older generations are often underrepresented on stage; Potentially, this could be a problem considering that the older generation is theatre’s core audience. To partially rectify this imbalance, Trestle, the new show at the Southwark Playhouse, explores ageing and the loneliness that it ...

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The March on Russia – Orange Tree Theatre, London

Writer: David Storey Director: Alice Hamilton Reviewer: Richard Maguire Until this year, theatre reviewers had to exercise caution when it came to writing about David Storey plays. Reliable rumour has it that back in 1976 Storey slapped The Guardian’s Michael Billington around the head after he had written a particularly sniffy review of Storey’s new play. In fact, there’s very ...

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A Month Of Sundays – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Bob Larbey Director: Russell Bolam Reviewer: Michael Gray This gentle comedy from sitcom master Bob Larbey celebrates its 30th birthday this year. Its West End production, starring George Cole, won Best Comedy of 1986. Jason Robards played Senior Citizen Cooper in the American version the next year. But, though the piece continues to be popular on the amateur stage, ...

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Folk – The STUDIO, Birmingham REP

Patrick Bridgman_Stephen, Connie Walker_Winnie, Chloe Harris_Kayleigh in Folk

Writer: Tom Wells Director:Tessa Walker Reviewer: Mattie Bagnall Tom Wells is at it again. His ability to write socially relevant plays such as Jumpers for Goalposts and Me, As A Penguin has earned him the reputation of being a leading figure in theatre’s new writing. His latest play Folk premieres at the Birmingham REP and is co-produced with Hull Truck ...

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To Kill a Mockingbird – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Harper Lee Adaptation: Christopher Sergel Director: Timothy Sheader Music: Phil King Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys On the day it was announced that 55 years on from the U.S. Publication of To Kill A Mockingbird and 60 years since Harper Lee set aside her first manuscript to write her enduring 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning classic of American literature, not only does the ...

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