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Othello – Liverpool Everyman

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: Tate James The third installment of the Everyman Rep’s second season wages war on the stage in a subtle and contemporary revival of the bard’s Othello. With the leading players clad in present-day desert storm militia and their female counterparts sporting high street trends, the design aesthetic from the Everyman Team is chic ...

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The Sum – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Man and woman seated, talking

Writer: Lizzie Nunnery Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: John Roberts There is certainly something commendable about the Everyman Rep season producing a “state of the times” play, the country is certainly facing some severe problems and none so more than in cities such as Liverpool. So while the idea of The Sum may have come from a place of real care ...

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Fiddler on the Roof – Liverpool Everyman, Liverpool

Book: Joseph Stein Music: Jerry Bock Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: Tate James The Everyman Theatre is now home to the 14 actors of the new Everyman Company, who are breaking tradition at the prestigious venue with a musical offering in the form of a new production of Fiddler on the Roof. It seems an alarmingly relevant choice for ...

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The Massive Tragedy Of Madame Bovary – Bristol Old Vic

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

Writer: Gustave Flaubert Adaptors: John Nicholson &Javier Marzan Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: Kris Hallett   It's a premise that on paper shouldn't work. A loving comic derailing of Gustave Flaubert's ‘great’ tragic 19th Century novel,Madame Bovary, from one of the foremost comic companies working today in Peepolykus, sounds like it either won't be able to provide the belly laughs that ...

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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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The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary! – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

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

Writer: Gustave Flaubert Adaptor: John Nicholson and Javier Marzan Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: John Roberts   The zany yet dynamic duo John Nicholson and Javier Marzan, who make up the irreverent comic theatre company Peepolykus, are famed for taking serious literature, metaphorically ripping up the pages, injecting them with a sense of the ridiculousness and making audiences cry with laughter ...

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NEWS: Liverpool’s Everyman and Playhouse announce Spring 2016 season

Observe the sons of Ulster Matching Towards The Somme logo

Love, loyalty, betrayal, oppression, transcendence, motherhood, brotherhood, tragedy and comedy will be coming to Liverpool in 2016, as the themes of The Everyman &Playhouse’s spring season. Highlights announced today [24 November] include Gemma Bodinetz directing a new adaptation of Madame Bovary with Peepolykus and a major revival of Frank McGuinness’s Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme in ...

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Educating Rita – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: Vicki Goodwin Educating Rita is an iconic play that needs very little introduction. From stage to screen and back again, it’s a timeless story of wanting more from life than just settling for the hand we’ve been dealt. For the unfamiliar, it is a comedic masterpiece that effortlessly elicits a torrent of emotions ...

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