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Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Rona Munro from the book by Louis de Bernières Director: Melly Still Reviewer: James Garrington There are always huge challenges involved in adapting a well-known book for the stage. How faithful can or should it be to the original, how easily can we portray inner thoughts, how can we deal with characters ageing? With Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, the team has ...

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Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Rose Theatre, Kingston Upon Thames

Writer: Louis de Bernières Adaptor: Rona Munro Director: Melly Still Reviewer: Stephen Bates Setting a fictional romance against the backdrop of real events in Greece during World War II, Louis de Bernières’ 1994 novel Captain Corelli’s Mandolin became a worldwide hit. Many thought that the lavish 2001 film version suffered badly from miscasting, but, unencumbered by pressure to place star ...

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In the Heights – Southwark Playhouse, London

Music/Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda Book: Quiara Alegría Hudes Director: Luke Sheppard Reviewer: John Roberts In 2008 a show opened on Broadway which took both critics and audiences by surprise, with it's hip-hop/salsa infusion and raw grit and tenacity it held The Great White Way under its spell. Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical In the Heights had landed and brought with it a whole ...

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Mother Courage and Her Children – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Bertolt Brecht Translator: Tony Kushner Director: Chris Honer Reviewer: Clare Boswell [Rating:3.5] Manchester’s Library Theatre Company has opened its 2013 production season with Brecht’s powerful and timeless classic ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’. The new translation by Academy Award winning Tony Kushner makes Brecht’s play truly accessible, richly drawing upon the playwright’s acerbic humour. ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’ ...

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