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Sadness and Joy in the Life of Giraffes – The Orange Tree Theatre, London

Writer: Tiago Rodrigues Director: Wiebke Green Reviewer: Richard Maguire Fans of The Wizard of Oz may want to stay away from this nasty rework of the iconic film. In Sadness and Joy in the Life of Giraffes, a coming-of-age drama from Portugal, Judy Garland reappears as a foul-mouthed teddy bear, and instead of tin men and cowardly lions our heroine ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Claire Hayes Blue-daubed fairies prance and writhe, furious lovers claw and fight under a huge forest moon as one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies – the one so many of us cut our teeth on at school – is given a captivatingly contemporary and imaginative treatment in this new production from the Theatre Royal ...

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Little Eyolf – Almeida Theatre, London

Little Eyolf, Almeida Theatre

Writer: Henrik Ibsen Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: Andy Moseley The third part of a trilogy is a notoriously difficult affair. There is not only the acclaim for part one to live up to, there is also thefulfilment of the promise in part two. Added to that is the feeling that part three is always the climax, the tying up of ...

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NEWS: New casting announced for Shakespeare in Love

Rehearsals start on Monday for the new cast of Shakespeare in Love before they open on 12 January 2015. The production, at London’s Noel Coward Theatre, features one of the largest casts for a play in the West End and is currently booking until April 2015. Orlando Jameswillstar as Will Shakespeare oppositeEve Ponsonbyas Viola De Lesseps. The pair recently appeared ...

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‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: John Ford Director: Declan Donnellan Reviewer: Fergus Morgan ‘The essence of eroticism is to be found in the inextricable confusion of sexual pleasure and taboo’, wrote French philosopher Georges Bataille, a quote reprinted in the programme notes for Cheek By Jowl’s current production of John Ford’s Caroline tragedy, ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore. Accordingly, in emphasising the play’s inherent ...

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‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore – Barbican, London

Writer: John Ford Director: Declan Donnellan Reviewer: Chris Combemale Cheek by Jowl returns to the Barbican with an inventive re-imagining of the classic Restoration tragedy ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore but, despite its refreshingly avant-garde approach, Declan Donnellan’s production left me feeling cold. First performed in 2012 but now with a new cast the international theatre company certainly did not ...

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‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Director: Declan Donnellan Designer: Nick Ormerod Reviewer: Paul Couch Say what you will about Will, Shakespeare stayed pretty well clear of the sordid subject of incest (we’ll gloss over the turgid Pericles with its questionable provenance, and Gertrude and Claudius weren’t blood kin, so there) but his contemporary, John Ford, had no such qualms and Cheek By Jowl’s testosterone-fuelled revival ...

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