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Waiting for Godot – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Mark Rosenblatt Designer: Janet Bird Reviewer: Ron Simpson Tobacco Factory Theatres’ production of Waiting for Godot, in Scarborough at the end of a short tour, aims to remove some of the preconceptions and misconceptions surrounding the play, sometimes in defiance of Beckett’s own views, but retaining its essence. By and large, it works. Waiting for Godot ...

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And Then Came The Nightjars – Salisbury Playhouse

Writer: Bea Roberts Director: Paul Robinson Reviewer: David Jobson The 2001 foot-and-mouth epidemic devastated farming communities and its effects linger even today. Fifteen years on, West Country playwright, Bea Roberts, has taken her experiences of that year to write this beautifully crafted play. The play follows Michael and Jeff, a farmer and vet respectively on a small family farm in ...

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And Then Come the Nightjars – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer : Bea Roberts Director : Paul Robinson Reviewer : Joan Phillips Bea Roberts manages to touch many hearts and issues in her award-winning play, set in rural Devon just as the foot-and-mouth crisis hits the farming community in 2001. David Fielder plays Michael, the curmudgeonly cattle farmer caring for ‘his girls’. Recently widowed, he has fallen into sleeping in ...

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And Then Come The Nightjars – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Bea Roberts Director: Paul Robinson Reviewer: Claire Hayes There is a fierce and tender connection to the land threading through And Then Come the Nightjarsthatmight seem reminiscent of Irish influences - from the recently late, great Brian Friel to John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar. And yet, this original writing from Bea Roberts, developed with Bristol Old Vic Ferment and ...

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And Then Come The Nightjars – Theatre 503, London

Writer: Bea Roberts Director: Paul Robinson Reviewer: Stephen Bates Joint winner of the inaugural Theatre 503 playwriting award, Bea Roberts’ 75-minute oneact play here gets the professional production that formed part of its prize. The play is a two-hander that takes snapshots from the lives of its protagonists over a 12 year period and charts their maturing friendship. It is ...

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Twelfth Night – Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Jonathan Munby Music: Grant Olding Reviewer: May Mellstrom Music becomes truly integral to director Jonathan Munby’s beguiling production of Twelfth Night, building upon Shakespeare’s oft quoted line ‘If music be the food of love, play on’ and framed by the fool Feste’s haunting renditions of Shakespeare’s songs. Grant Olding’s compositions are performed by Brian Protheroe as ...

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Twelfth Night – Crucible, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Music: Grant Olding Director: Jonathan Munby Reviewer: Ruth Jepson “If music be the food of love…” There can’t be a member of the theatre-going public who isn't able tocomplete that quote, and it’s one that English Touring Theatre have taken to heart in their production of Twelfth Night. Through piano melodies and acoustic guitars Shakespeare’s most famous ...

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