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Lulu XX – The Connelly Theater, New York City

Co-Creators: Erika Latta, Ivan Talijancic Director: Ivan Talijancic Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers WaxFactory’s latest project at the Connelly Theater, Lulu XX, is in fact a resurrection of a piece co-creators Erika Latta and Ivan Talijancic first developed in 1999.  In today’s sociopolitical climate, this downtown performance art piece proves timely.  Using the works of Frank Wedekind and Alban Berg as inspiration ...

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Spring Awakening – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Book/Lyrics: Steven Sater Music: Duncan Sheik Director: Luke Sheppard Reviewer: John Roberts Over the past few years, the exciting partnership between Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and Joe Houston and Will Whelton of Hope Mill Theatre have single handed changed the face of the Manchester Fringe Scene.  In the atmospheric warehouse space in Ancoats, magic really does take place, mainly ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Spring Awakening – Axis Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Frank Wedekind Director: Gyorgy Vidovszky Translator: Francis J. Ziegler The Dublin Youth Theatre return to the Dublin Theatre Festival with Frank Wedekind’s controversial play,Spring Awakening. Written by Wedekind in the late 1800’s,Spring Awakening illuminates the disdain that Wedekind felt for the level of sexual oppressiveness present in German society at the time. Dealing with issues of rape, suicide, homosexuality ...

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Spring Awakening – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: Frank Wedekind new version by Anya Reiss Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Anna Ambelez ‘”We are the parents, we know best” says one of the actors, but do they? This play asks just that; do the adults that shape children and their future, really understand them? An open, grey, metallic, unforgiving stage, alive with teenagers going about their day greets ...

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Spring Awakening – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Frank Wedekind Adaptor: Anya Reiss Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Clare Boswell Anya Reiss’s updated version of Frank Wedekind’s 1906 play Spring Awakening is currently undergoing a national tour. Wedekind’s original text was hugely controversial when it was first premiered at the turn of the 20th Century; it’s overtly sexual content and dialogue causing mass riots. Anya Reiss has recently ...

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Spring Awakening – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Anya Reiss Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Fran Beaton It takes a talented playwright to disconcert an audience. While the ability to make an audience cringe is commonplace, making them squirm in their seats and feel physical discomfort is an impressive skill, particularly when dealing with the topic of adolescence. This is exactly what Anya Reiss achieves in her new ...

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WHAT’S HOT : Week beginning Monday 24th March 2014

After a little break we are delighted to bring to you a larger and improved What’s Hot feature – bringing you the best shows from all over the UK &Ireland to catch in the coming week. Hopefully there is something for everyone in this week’s selection. If you go to see or have seen any of them, then let us ...

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American Lulu – Young Vic, London

Composer: Olga Neuwirth (from Alban Berg) Director: John Fulljames Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:3.5] Frank Wedekind’s Lulu plays of 1896 and 1904 told of a young dancer who uses her sexual charms to entice wealthy men, climbs the German social ladder and later falls into poverty and despair. These plays were then adapted into an opera, left unfinished, by Alban Berg ...

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