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Waiting for God – The Lowry Salford

older man and woman sitting on a bed

Writer: Michael Aitkens Director: David Grindley   Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Some years ago theatres were congested with adaptations of well-loved TV sitcoms. Michael Aitkens’s Waiting for God missed out on the fad but that may be to its advantage as the adaptation now feels more like a ‘proper’ play rather than a nostalgic cash-in. Diana (Nichola McAuliffe) is a retired photo-journalist ...

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Outings – Curve, Leicester

Featured image, Rainbow Flag, for Outings

Writers: Thomas Hescott and Matthew Baldwin Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Claire Going The concept of this show is a simple but brilliant exploration into real-life coming-out stories. Launched on the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, the script is a powerfully woven patchwork piece of over 20 true stories collected from online submissions, interviews and even celebrity accounts pieced together by writers ...

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Cinderella – Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Writer: Al Morley and Matt Crosby Musical Director: John Donovan Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Flip Miller   Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the annual visit to the Cambridge Arts Theatre traditional family pantomime. This year sees the welcome return of Cinderella – the original rags to riches to rags story. The story is a tried and tested one. Boy meets ...

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Outings – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Matthew Baldwin and Thomas Hescott Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Jo Beggs Created from real coming-out stories, the ever-changing Outings lays bare some life-changing moments from people around the world. In response to questions posed by writers Matthew Baldwin and Thomas Hescott on the website RUComingOut.com, hundreds of people have shared funny, intimate and heart-breaking stories of that first moment ...

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Pygmalion – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Lu Greer   Pygmalion, probably the most well-known work of George Bernard Shaw, is once again revived for audiences in this hundredth anniversary tour. The play tells the story of a linguistics professor who bets that he can turn a Covent Garden flower girl into a society lady and in turn comments ...

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Pygmalion – Milton Keynes Theatre

Director: David Grindley Writer: GeorgeBernard Shaw Reviewer: Maggie Constable Tony award winner David Grindley directs the 100 year anniversary production of one of George Bernard Shaw’s most popular and enduring plays this week at Milton Keynes Theatre. Written in 1912, Pygmalion is full of Shaw’s caustic wit, satire and panache which is whyit is to this day one of his ...

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Pygmalion – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Pete Benson Pygmalion is probably the most famous play written by Nobel Prize winning playwright George Bernard Shaw. This much loved work reflects Shaw’s passionate dedication to social justice. The play of a linguistics professor’s wager that he can pass off a lowly flower seller as a lady is over a century ...

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Pygmalion – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Author: Bernard Shaw Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Bill Avenell It is almost 100 years to the day since Pygmalion, probably the best known of Shaw’s plays first saw the light of the stage. For this fact alone and as an interesting comparison of the times, something that Shaw would no doubt have been keen to see although rather disappointed with ...

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