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People, Places & Things – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Duncan Macmillan Director: Jeremy Herrin and Holly Race Roughan Reviewer: Matthew Forrest The biggest dangers to a recovering addict are the People, Places & Things. This is according to writer Duncan Macmillan’s play. Our friends, family, environment and circumstances can have a massive impact on someone struggling with their inner-demons and set them on a course of action they ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Claire Hayes Blue-daubed fairies prance and writhe, furious lovers claw and fight under a huge forest moon as one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies – the one so many of us cut our teeth on at school - is given a captivatingly contemporary and imaginative treatment in this new production from the Theatre Royal ...

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Richard II- Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Simon Goodwin Designer: Paul Wills Composer: Stephen Warbeck Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh   Set in the Elizabethan era, Richard II, the first of four plays in a tetralogy about the House of Lancaster tells the story of the protagonist’s downfall in the latter years of his life. It begins with the young Richard’s coronation, a scene not ...

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The Eye of a Needle – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Chris MacDonald Director: Holly Race-Roughhan Designer: Fly Davis Reviewer: Ann Bawtree The “Needle” of the title of Chris MacDonald’s play is the United Kingdom with the “Eye” being the Immigration Department. The characters are two Ugandans, one male one female, a Nigerian man, and a man from Jamaica all in their twenties and thirties. They are all desperate to ...

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Spring Awakening – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Anya Reiss Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Fran Beaton It takes a talented playwright to disconcert an audience. While the ability to make an audience cringe is commonplace, making them squirm in their seats and feel physical discomfort is an impressive skill, particularly when dealing with the topic of adolescence. This is exactly what Anya Reiss achieves in her new ...

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