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News: Musical Theatre Network Awards Shortlist Announced

As the Edinburgh Fringe Festival enters its final stages for another year, Musical Theatre Network hasannounced the shortlist for its 2014 Awards. The awards, in their eighth year,reward the very best in musical theatre on the Fringe, raising the profile of the work and opening up the conversations about what musical theatre can be. The shortlisted shows are: Alba – ...

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Symphony – The Vaults, London

Writers: Tom Wells, Ella Hickson, Nick Payne Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Ian Foster Originally commissioned in 2012 when it played festivals like Latitude, nabokov’s Symphony is a great fit for the ethos of the Vault Festival taking place underneath Waterloo and this sparky revival proves to be one of the highlights of the programme so far. Three short plays by ...

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Wendy and Peter Pan– The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Writer: JM Barrie, adapted by Ella Hickson Director: Jonathan Munby Reviewer: James Garrington Wendy and Peter Pan is the latest of the RSCs Christmas shows aimed primarily at families; Matilda in 2010 was highly acclaimed and is still in production in both London and New York, but The Mouse and His Child and The Heart of Robin Hood in 2012 ...

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NEWS: Royal & Derngate announces its Made in Northampton 2014 season

Only about an hour from London via London Euston, Northampton’s Royal &Derngate has an enviable reputation in producing new and exciting theatrical events. Building on that success, new Artistic Director James Dacre has announced details of his first Made In Northampton season, bringing together some of the country’s most brilliant theatre-makers, from playwrights and composers to puppeteers, photojournalists and rock ...

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Eight – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Ella Hickson Director: Mark Stevenson Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [rating:4/5] What defines a generation characterised by its apathy? That’s the question Ella Hickson attempts to answer in Eight, her multi award-winning 2008 play, presented by NewUpNorth-Scotland with students from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. It is in turn, a cynical, depressing, hysterical and touching portrayal of the realities of life ...

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Boys – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Ella Hickson Director: Robert Icke Reviewer: Sarah Nutland [rating:5] It's the end of an era for four lads and their rubbish ridden flat in Edinburgh, as their lease, course and life (as they know it) is about to expire. This is Boys a Headlong, HighTide Festival Theatre and The Nuffield, Southampton production currently playing at the Soho Theatre. I ...

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Boys – The Nuffield, Southampton

Writer: Ella Hickson Director: Robert Icke Reviewer: Marina Spark [rating: 3.5]   The Nuffield, Southampton is host to ‘Boys’ by Ella Hickson for the next few days. The play focuses on the social, emotional and financial plight of young Britons leaving the comfort blanket of education and responsibility free living. Hickson has written a play that grabs current issues by ...

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WHAT’S HOT – 14th MAY 2012

Theatre is at its most powerful when it reflects our everyday lives. Love, affairs, death, class, education - all provide writers with plenty of material for powerful drama. Catherine Love looks at some productions across the country this week that hold a mirror to our lives.   1) BETRAYAL – CRUCIBLE THEATRE, SHEFFIELD Harold Pinter’s backwards tale of an affair ...

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