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Rust – Bush Theatre, London

Writer: Kenny Emson Director: Eleanor Rhode Reviewer: Richard Maguire A play about a couple having an affair may not promise the most exciting evening at the theatre, and unfortunately Rust, a new two-hander at the Bush, only proves this. Despite some stellar acting, Rust has very little to report on the state of extramarital affairs. In what may be the ...

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Twelfth Night – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Paul Hart Reviewer:  Matthew Bagnall In the second of two repertory productions by Watermill Theatre, director Paul Hart has reimagined Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, Twelfth Night, with all of the farce and crossdressing to boot. The audience is greeted with familiar faces at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, as the same cast treat us to another inspiring and ...

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Romeo and Juliet – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Two lovers kiss in front of an arch

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Paul Hart Reviewer:  Matthew Bagnall Romeo and Juliet needs little introduction: it is one of William Shakespeare’s most famous and widely acclaimed plays and has been enjoyed by millions across the globe. The classical frocks and outlandish costumes with which we might be familiar have been revolutionised in this bold and creative take on one of ...

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Twelfth Night – Watermill Theatre, Newbury

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Paul Hart Reviewer: David Jobson Last year with a cast of young actors Paul Hart made his debut as the Watermill Theatre’s new artistic director with a production of Romeo + Juliet. A revival that used the tiny Watermill Theatre to its full potential in many creative ways. Now, for the theatre’s 50th anniversary, Hart continues his success ...

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Sleeping Beauty – The Watermill Theatre, Newbury

Writer: Rufus Norris Director: Bill Buckhurst Reviewer: Mary Scriven What better time for a bit of theatre magic than the Christmas season and they’re making an early and very impressive start at The Watermill Theatre in Bagnor with their production of Sleeping Beauty.   Christmas is always special at The Watermill, and they’ve brought the big guns in for this one ...

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Luce – Southwark Playhouse, London

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Writer: JC Lee Director: Simon Dormandy Reviewer: Tom Finch   JC Lee’s Luce is receiving its UK premiere in Southwark Playhouse’s ‘little’ space, which in a dark, thrust configuration is the perfect setting for this drama to unfold. With the actors joining the audience and watching the play unfold to its uncomfortable conclusion it’s impossible to be sure who is ...

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Romeo and Juliet – The Watermill, Newbury

Romeo & Juliet at Watermill Newbury

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Paul Hart Reviewer: David Jobson As many will be aware this year commemorates four hundred years since the death of our greatest playwright, William Shakespeare. Inevitably theatre companies around the world are set to celebrate this great canon of works with copious revivals of his plays. Chipping in this month is the Watermill Theatre with their ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Jim Gillespie A Midsummer Night’s Dream is probably one of Shakespeare’s best-known dramas. It was therefore intriguing to see what the all male Propeller company could bring to such a well-loved but well-worn piece. The plot is intricate, as four distinct groups of characters – the court, the lovers, the artisans, and the ...

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