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Frankenstein – Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Eric Gracey from the novel by Mary Shelley Director: Mark Webster Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Most would claim to at least have heard of Mary Shelley’s gothic novel, Frankenstein, about the man who thinks he can play God, creating a living, breathing human. In just short of an hour, Blue Orange Arts presents the story from the monster’s viewpoint with ...

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A Christmas Carol – Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Eric Gracey from the book by Charles Dickens Director: Jennifer Rigby Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol over a six-week period in 1843. Affected by the conditions in which he saw children work, it was a polemic against the impact of the Industrial Revolution. His story of a miserable miserly moneylender motivated solely to increase his ...

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Jekyll & Hyde – Cockpit Theatre, London

Jekyll & Hyde production image

  Writer: Eric Gracey Director: Mark Webster Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Man has been a civilised creature for thousands of years and during that time has developed means to largely repress and govern our instinctive animal traits, but despite considerable evolution, these impulses have not been entirely eradicated. Robert Louis Stevenson recognised this when he wrote Jekyll &Hyde his novel ...

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