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Foxfinder – Ambassadors Theatre – London

Writer: Dawn King Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: Stephen Bates It is a bit like old times at the Ambassadors Theatre, the original home of The Mousetrap. Dawn King’s play, first seen at the tiny Finborough Theatre in 2011, is a creepy thriller set in an isolated part of rural England, where any knock on the door carries a threat. This ...

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The Shawshank Redemption – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Stephen King Adapted By: Owen O'Neill and Dave Johns Director: David Esbjornson Reviewer: Ray Taylor There cannot be many people who have not seen the iconic film version of this story about a man wrongly imprisoned for a murder he didn’t commit, subsequently spending 20 years in a harsh maximum security penitentiary. Against all the odds, he not only ...

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The Sound of Music – The Grand, Leeds

Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II Book: Howard Lindsay &Russel Crouse Director: Martin Connor Choreographer: Bill Deamer Designer: Gary McCann Reviewer: Holly Spanner With the season of musicals drawing to a close at the Grand in Leeds, the theatre has one last offering up its sleeve, and it’s here for two weeks. The Sound of Music is based on ...

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The Sound of Music – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II Book: Howard Lindsay &Russel Crouse Director: Martin Connor Choreographer: Bill Deamer Designer: Gary McCann Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II's, musical theatre classic The Sound of Music is still managing to delight audiences, almost 60 years on since its first appearance on stage. On Gary McCann's impressive set, complemented by ...

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Dangerous Corner – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: J. B. Priestley Director: Michael Attenborough Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The concept of time and theories of how it might not be linear but twisted and branching fascinated J. B. Priestley, and he wrote several ‘Time Plays’, of which Dangerous Corner is one example. The concept here is of a pivotal point at which events can take radically different routes. ...

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Unfaithful – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Owen McCafferty Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: John Roberts Owen McCafferty isn’t afraid of writing dialogue that challenges our preconceptions, his fantastic take on the Catholic/Protestant divide in Mojo Mickeybo still has powerful resonance. Here with his latest production Unfaithful McCafferty looks at the fading relationship between Joan played with down-trodden exhaustion by Cara Kelly and her husband Tom (a ...

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The Shawshank Redemption – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Writer: Stephen King Adaptor: Owen O’Neil &Dace Johns Director: Lucy Pitman-Wallace Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] This was always going to be a crowd puller, not only bringing one of the movie industries biggest cult films to the stage, but when you fill it with some of the biggest names in the comedy circuit (Omid Djalili and Terry Alderton) and also ...

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