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Much Ado About Nothing – Globe Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty The Globe’s Summer of Love progresses - verve, wit and colour very much in abundance. Matthew Dunster’s creation takes us from the regular setting of Messina to Mexico in the early 20th Century. The revolución becomes the military backdrop for Don Pedro’s men as they come to Leonato’s house and with ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Globe Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Dramaturg and Lyricist: Tanika Gupta Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty   There are two massive things to review here with the new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Globe. The first is the play itself, and the second is the statement of intent from new Artistic Director Emma Rice. With lighting rigs, sound systems ...

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Rebecca – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Daphne DuMaurier Adaptor and Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Hannah Hiett Cornwall’s favourite theatre company, The internationally acclaimed Kneehigh Theatre have returned to The Lowry after a six-year gap with a new stage adaptation of Daphne DuMaurier’s classic Rebecca. After the mysterious death of his first wife, Maxim de Winter brings a new bride home to Manderley. The new Mrs ...

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The Wind In The Willows – Vaudeville Theatre, London

Composer: Martin Ward Writer: Andrew Motion - based on the book by Kenneth Grahame Director and Choreographer: Will Tuckett Musical Director: Andy Massey Reviewer: Michael Gray   The Royal Opera House's delightful seasonal dance show, long a favourite in their Linbury Studio, dipped its toes into West End waters last year at the Duchess, and now moves round the corner ...

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NEWS: Be amused at The Brunton in Musselburgh this winter.

The Brunton in Musselburgh is the place to be amused this winter, from Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Russell Kane, to Luke Kempner and his critically acclaimed show The Only Way is Downton; from Graffiti Classics, a group bursting the elitist boundaries of the traditional string quartet with its hilarious musical comedy show, to Formby, a unique one-man show about the ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part II

In our second instalment of our 2014 previews our regional editors in Scotland, Central and South West talk us through the productions that are getting them excited throughout the year. SCOTLAND: Lauren Humphries The temperature is falling, the urge to hibernate is strong but 2014 promises to be a knockout year in Scottish theatre. You'd be forgiven for thinking that ...

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The Wind in the Willows – Duchess Theatre, London

Writer: Sir Andrew Motion Director and Choreographer: Will Tuckett Composer: Martin Ward Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty [rating:4] It is a useful theme running throughout children's literature in particular, to have anthropomorphic characters act as shorthand for personality traits in a story's personae. Bears are big and brave, wolves selfish and sly, lions regal. In the Wind and the Willows, Toad is ...

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Formby – Royal & Derngate Theatres, Northampton

Writer &co-deviser: Ewan Wardrop Director &co-deviser: Ed Hughes Reviewer: Sue Dixon [rating:4.0] George Formby was one of the most unlikely (yet highly paid) stars of his day. Born in Wigan he was a household name from the 1930s to his death in 1961. This one man show by Ewan Wardrop will certainly contribute to his enduring charm and appeal; one ...

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