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Intra Muros – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Alexis Michalik Director: Ché Walker Reviewer: Stephen Bates French playwright Alexis Michalik’s Intra Muros (rough translation: “within walls”) puts a prison in a theatre and a theatre in a prison. Working around the premise of an acting class for novices, the play could, at first, look more suited to a RADA lecture theatre than to a commercial stage, but, ...

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Bell, Book and Candle – New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Writer: John Van Druten Director: Gwenda Hughes Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall   “I’m just human!” If you’re after a different kind of play - the enchanting, magical and spell bounding type then Bell, Book and Candle just might be for you! This American play by John van Druten is very rarely staged in the United Kingdom. It is certainly different, but ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – Calderstones Mansion House, Liverpool

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Max Webster Reviewer: David Sedgwick Whoever said Shakespeare isn’t funny ought to bring their fold-up chairs and picnic baskets to the verdant setting of Liverpool’s Calderstones Park, where The Globe’s production of Much Ado About Nothing is currently touring. For this is one production that goes a long way to proving that Shakespearean comedy does not ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Max Webster Reviewer: Jo Payne Laugh-out-loud comedy, gorgeous harmonies and talented musicians. These qualities are associated more with West End shows than Shakespearean plays. However, this production of Much Ado About Nothing has all those and more, making for a surprisingly entertaining evening. The well-known plot, revolving around two couples and the deceptions which rattle them, ...

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On Golden Pond – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Writer: Ernest Thompson Director: Ria Parry Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage [Rating: 4.5]   From the gentle sounds of the welcoming birds to the black flies flitting around in the morning sun, Salisbury Playhouse’s current production of Ernest Thompson’s On Golden Pond directed by Ria Parry takes the audience on a tender journey into old age. The auditorium is delightfully transformed into ...

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