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Lord of the Flies – The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Written by: William Golding Director: Emma Jordan Reviewer: Beth Steer Set on a remote island, where a group of crash-landed school children are creating a new, temporary, and terrifying society, Lord of the Flies is every bit as enthralling as it is uncomfortable. As the kids ‘rip up the rule book and start all over again’, their island adventures soon turn into a chilling, ...

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Lord of the Flies – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: William Golding  Adaptor: Nigel Williams Director: Emma Jordan Reviewer: Clare Howdon As you walk into Theatre Clwyd’s Anthony Hopkins space, your eyes are immediately drawn to the stunning set design by James Perkins. Perkins has certainly taken full advantage of Golding’s plane wreck and forest as the book's central feature as an abundance of ramps and jagged multi-coloured poles ...

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RED – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: John Logan Director: Emma Jordan Reviewer: Colm G Doran ‘…Red’ It is the title that frames this co-production by Prime Cut Productions and The Lyric, uttered by a spluttering Ken played by Thomas Finnegan in answer to the indomitable artist Mark Rothko played by Patrick O’Kane.  Moments before, the scene opens on a pensive Rothko surveying the audience, he ...

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After Miss Julie – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Patrick Marber Director: Emma Jordan Reviewer: Laura Marriott After Miss Julie is a re-imagining of the classic August Strindberg play Miss Julie. Brought to the Dublin stage by Prime Cut Productions it began today what must surely be a successful run at Temple Bar’s The Project Arts Centre. Celebrated writer Patrick Marber has re-located the play from an English ...

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Educating Rita – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Emma Jordan Reviewer: Kevin McCluskey   Like the 1995 and 2006 Lyric productions of Russell’s play, Emma Jordan’s excellent production also sees the action transferred from Liverpool to Belfast. Changes of place names and radio broadcasts referring to the 1981 hunger strikes are the most obvious adjustments. Otherwise, this production shows how Russell’s exploration of class ...

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