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David Walliams’ Awful Auntie – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: David Walliams Adaptor/Director: Neal Foster Reviewer: Sam Lowe David Walliams has become an established writer of children's literature; he has written 14 books. Global sales of his books exceed over 20 million copies. Prior to this performance, Walliams' book Gangsta Granny was adapted for the stage by Birmingham Stage Company. Now it's time for Awful Auntie to be theatricalised. ...

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Awful Auntie – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: David Walliams Adapter and Director: Neal Foster Reviewer: Simon Topping What is immediately apparent about Birmingham Stage Company’s adaptation of David Walliams’ Children’s classic Awful Auntie is the beautifully crafted and atmospheric set.  Designed by Jacqueline Trousdale, four fabulous rotating turrets represent Saxby Hall, the family stately home where all the action takes place.  Used to perfection, these towers ...

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Black Coffee – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Paul Downham   Now in ninthyear, the Agatha Christie Theatre Company are touring the UK with Black Coffee, Christie’s first stage play, and the only one to feature the revered detective Hercule Poirot. Written in 1929 the plot is possibly more relevant today than it was when first written and subsequently performed in ...

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That Face – Landor Theatre, London

Writer: Polly Stenham Director: Tara Robinson Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty [rating:4.5] Boarding school can be a tough time for a young adolescent. Leaving home at 12 or 13 to live with many strangers isn't easy for anybody. Homesickness and a hierarchy of power quite alien to someone coming from a familial house can really jar a newcomer to the boarding world. ...

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The Real Thing – Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Writer: Tom Stoppard Director: Kate Saxon Reviewer: Jack Trott [rating:3.5]   The world may change, people may change, politics may change but the age-old subject of relationships seemingly do not, as is the case in this Tom Stoppard play. Originally written and set in 1982 this play is as relevant now as it was then and does not appear dated ...

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The Real Thing – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Book/Source: The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard Director: Kate Saxon Assistant Director: Emily Kempson Composer: Dominic Haslam Reviewer: S. E. Webster [rating:4] Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, first performed over thirty years ago at the Strand Theatre in the West End, is currently treading the floorboards of the West Yorkshire Playhouse in conjunction with the highly renowned English Touring Theatre ...

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