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Rain Man – Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton

Writer: Dan Gordon Director: Jonathan O’Boyle Reviewer: James Garrington Many people will remember the 1988 movie Rain Man with affection – starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise, the film won several Academy Awards and has entered into popular culture as one of the classics. The film has now made its way onto the stage, thanks to the Classic Screen To Stage ...

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Rain Man – Derby Theatre

Writer: Dan Gordon Director: Jonathan O’Boyle Reviewer: Andrew Houghton Beloved 80’s classic Rain Man is thrilling audiences on its current theatrical tour and while the production provides an entertaining introduction to those unfamiliar with the tale, it is clear that fans of the original film starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman are the true target audience of this piece. Instantly recognisable ...

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Rain Man – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Dan Gordon Director: Jonathan O’Boyle Reviewer: Alice Fowler Everyone – of a certain age, at least – knows Rain Man, the Oscar-winning film starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, in which two very different brothers bond on a journey across America. The story of Charlie and Raymond Babbitt – Charlie a skin-of-his-pants businessman, Raymond an autistic savant – unfolds ...

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Rain Man – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Dan Gordon from the screenplay by Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow Director: Jonathan O’Boyle Reviewer: Gareth Davies The risk in taking a well-known, well-loved film and transferring it to the stage is that audiences have such a strong connection to the original that any attempt to reinvent it could fail to meet expectations. As such, the Classic Screen to ...

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Assassins – Gate Theatre, Dublin

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book:  John Weidman Director: Selina Cartmell What does one expect from a Sondheim musical? Irish and international audiences alike have been thrilled for many years by the dynamic musical compositions and quirky lyrics of Stephen Sondheim. As such, this production of Assassins has a lot to live up to, and something about this production falls ...

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The Shadow of a Gunman – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Sean O’ Casey Director: Wayne Jordan Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy The Shadow of a Gunman is part of a trio of plays by Sean O’ Casey which form The Dublin Trilogy (consisting ofThe Shadow of a Gunman, The Plough and the Stars andJuno and the Paycock). This trilogy privileges the lives of the ordinary working class people of Dublin ...

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The Shadow of a Gunman – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Director: Wayne Jordan Writer: Sean O’Casey Reviewer: Kevin McCluskey ‘It’s the civilians who suffer’, spoken by the character Seamus Shields, perfectly encapsulates what Sean O’Casey conveys in The Shadow of a Gunman, now playing on the Danske Bank stage in a co-production by the Lyric and the Abbey Theatre. The play shows the knock-on effects and tragedy that shakes the ...

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Mistletoe and Crime – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: Marie Jones Director: Dan Gordon Reviewer: Kevin McCluskey When it comes to Christmas, television has renewed prominence in the public imagination. Aside from watching the 5000th broadcast of The Wizard of Oz in a semi-daze or observing the oddly macabre tradition of soap opera’s killing of a beloved character on Christmas Day, there are also the special Christmas episodes ...

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