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WHAT’S HOT: Week Beginning Monday 2nd February 2015

Kris Hallett looks at the best of the UK's theatre in this week's round-up which includes revivals of some modern classics, as well as some fresh new adaptations alongside a sprinkling of new productions. Harvey- Birmingham Rep Already announced to play in the West End, Mary Chase’s comedy about a man with a friendship with a six foot tall rabbit ...

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WHAT’S HOT – week beginning Monday 30th June 2014

It’s that time of year again when people and companies start to get their heads together around the 1000’s of shows heading to many of the festivals up and down the country and theatres start to take a little break to get everything up and running ready for the post summer season to begin. But don’t let that put you ...

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Hetty Feather – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Emma Reeves based on the novel by Jacqueline Wilson Director: Sally Cookson Music: Benji Bower Reviewer: Ruth Jepson If you have been a ten year old girl at some point between the early nineties and the present day, you’ve no doubt read a Jacqueline Wilson novel. Specialising in harder hitting scenarios including (but not limited to) adoption, mental illness, ...

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Boeing Boeing – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Marc Camoletti Director: Jonathan Humphreys Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The farce Boeing-Boeing is the most often performed French play, according to the Guinness Book of Records. First produced in 1960 in Paris, it had its West End premiere two years later and went on to have a seven year run in London. Despite this and several other notable successes, playwright ...

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Straight – The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: DC Moore Director: Richard Wilson Reviewer: Sheila Stratford [Rating: 4.5] Straight will make you laugh out loud and squirm for the sake of the characters and yet has tender and serious elements. A play with fun, warmth and an exploration of male friendship and a sexual relationship taken to a different level. Based on the motion picture Humpday, written ...

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Macbeth – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Music: Richard Taylor Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Jim Gillespie [rating:3.5] The devil is in the detail, and much of the detail is often stripped from the Scottish play to better tune it to modern secular sensibilities. In this striking restoration of some of the more obvious demonology in the play, the Crucible has redressed the balance between ...

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WHAT’S HOT – 21st May 2012

Writers and directors will ultimately agree that at the heart of the human condition lies in our ability to hold relationships with each other (or not), whether that is a loving/romantic relationship, a paternal relationship, or our ability to destroy relationships. Our selection of productions this week all share that common theme. John Roberts guides you through the relationship minefields ...

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WHAT’S HOT – 14th MAY 2012

Theatre is at its most powerful when it reflects our everyday lives. Love, affairs, death, class, education - all provide writers with plenty of material for powerful drama. Catherine Love looks at some productions across the country this week that hold a mirror to our lives.   1) BETRAYAL – CRUCIBLE THEATRE, SHEFFIELD Harold Pinter’s backwards tale of an affair ...

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