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Jekyll & Hyde – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Evan Placey, based on the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson Director: Tessa Walker Reviewer: Selwyn Knight We all feel we already know the story of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde after countless adaptations of its central story – had the word been coined in 1886, one might even have described it as an early meme. But one feature of ...

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Girls Like That – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Evan Placey Director: Rachael Esdale Reviewer: Dominic Corr One day we won't need productions that discuss gender inequality, however, for the time being, we have playwrights such as Evan Placey to help navigate the new generation's struggles with gender inequality and social damage through digital devices. This adaptation of his 2013 piece Girls Like That sees the Lyceum Youth ...

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NEWS: Nuffield Youth Theatre on the hunt for Hampshire’s young acting talent

The Nuffield Theatre in Southampton is looking for looking for new members for its youth company to audition for its 2017 season. The Nuffield Youth Theatre 2017 season will include Consensual, which was premiered last year by the National Youth Theatre, and a new play The Monstrum, which will be taking part in the prestigious National Theatre Connections Festival. Auditions ...

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WiLd! – Carriageworks, Leeds

Writer: Evan Placey Director: Wendy Harris Designer: Kate Bunce Reviewer: Ron Simpson WiLd!, Evan Placey’s delightfully entertaining, thoughtful and pertinent little play for tutti frutti is specifically aimed to raise public awareness of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and does so in the character of Billy, rising 11 and the bane of his teachers’ lives at primary school. Billy, most engagingly ...

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INTERVIEW: National Youth Theatre’s Melissa Taylor

Talk to actors and they'll often say the best training used to be in the rep system. Those rep opportunities are now sadly rare but in an attempt to offer the opportunity to a new generation of actors, the National Youth Theatre (NYT) is currently staging three plays in London's West End. Glen Pearce spoke to NYT member Melissa Taylor ...

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Pronoun – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Writer: Evan Placey Reviewer: Iain Sykes The National Theatre’s NT Connections programme of plays aims to provide young performers from all parts of the country with the precious opportunity to take part in some of the freshest and most challenging new plays, specially written by some of the nation’s leading writers. Pronoun, written by Evan Placey, tells the tale of ...

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Scarberia – York Theatre Royal

Writer: Evan Placey Director: Gemma Kerr Reviewer: Vicki Taylor [rating: 2] Forward Theatre Project claims to have co-ordinated a pen-pal scheme to connect young people in Scarborough, England, and Scarborough, Canada. I assumed the resulting show would explore the delicate links between two communities; real stories about real people. I suppose they achieved this if the young people they interviewed ...

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