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The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary! – Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Javier Marzan (Rodolphe) and Emma Fielding (Madame Bovary) in The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

Writers: Gustave Flaubert Adaptor:John Nicholson and Javier Marzan Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: David Jobson In the second Act of this new adaptation of The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary, Emma Fielding, out of character, expresses her belief that the play should show the six weeks of silence that the deeply depressed Madame Bovary experiences. Javier Marzan, one of the creators, ...

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Way Upstream – Festival Theatre, Chichester

  Writer: Alan Ayckbourne Director: Nadia Fall Reviewer: Bill Avenell If Chichester wanted to show off the much vaunted upgrade to The Festival Theatre then it is hard to find a better vehicle than this classic Ayckbourne black comedy based round that most English of institutions, ‘the boating holiday’. And indeed it is worth the trip if only to see ...

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Juno and the Paycock – Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Sean O’Casey Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: Abbie Rippon When writing about the tenement housing conditions in Dublin in 1914, John Cook stated that ‘... men, women and children can never rise to the best that is in them under such conditions’. O’Casey’s beautifully crafted dialogue and Gemma Bodinetz’s thoughtful and poignant direction encapsulates this statement. The Liverpool Playhouse production ...

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Pygmalion – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Author: Bernard Shaw Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Bill Avenell It is almost 100 years to the day since Pygmalion, probably the best known of Shaw’s plays first saw the light of the stage. For this fact alone and as an interesting comparison of the times, something that Shaw would no doubt have been keen to see although rather disappointed with ...

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NEWS: Relative Values transfers from Bath to West End

Following a sold out run at the Theatre Royal Bath, Sir Trevor Nunn’s acclaimed production of Noel Coward’s RELATIVE VALUES transfers to London’s Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited season, from Wednesday 19th March to Saturday 21st June 2014, with press night on Monday 14th April. The cast features Patricia Hodge as Felicity, Caroline Quentin as Moxie and making his ...

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The Jungle Book – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Rudyard Kipling Adaptor: Rosanna Lowe Director: Liam Steel Reviewer: Laura Stimpson West Yorkshire Playhouse is renowned for its family plays at Christmas time which offer a welcome alternative to a pantomime. This year, under the direction of multi award winning Liam Steel, the playhouse brings to the stage Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. On entering the theatre the audience ...

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