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The Winter’s Tale  – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Max Webster Composer: Alasdair Macrae Reviewer: S.E. Webster Spring, summer, autumn, winter.  Whatever the season audiences everywhere will be guaranteed at least one production of a Shakespearean drama. The vogue for transporting Shakespeare to new settings shows no sign of waning. Thus it is on the crest of this particular theatrical wave that Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum ...

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Private Lives – Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Private Lives 2016 UK Tour Production Image

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Tom Attenborough Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall   “I can’t help but feel this is all rather unfortunate…” Unfortunate? Maybe. Dramatic, yet funny? Certainly. The Regent Theatre is the host for this 2016 revival of arguably Noel Coward’s most well-known romantic comedy. Private Lives is the story of questionable affection, deceit and aggression, which naturally combine to produce ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Night Alive – Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Conor McPherson Reviewer: Rachel Rafferty As the play opens, we witness a strange encounter. In what appears to be a gritty, cluttered living room Tommy the main protagonist, is leading a woman he has just met to the bathroom so she can clean up. This is the beginning of an unusual relationship, the fruit of a ...

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Roll Over Beethoven – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

  Writer: Bob Eaton Director: Matt Devitt Musical Director: Ben Goddard Reviewer: Michael Gray Can’t get to see Sherlock’s Sweet Prince? Here’s Hornchurch’s home-grown Johnny Hamlet in a real-deal rock-and-roll re-working of Shakespeare. And while Cumberbatch has only Nat King Cole on his phonograph, the Queen’s offers a whole jukebox full of familiar sounds from the 50s, raucously filling the ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Bailegangaire – The Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Tom Murphy Director: Garry Hynes Reviewer: Monica Insinga The return of Druid to the Dublin Theatre Festival with two companion pieces by Tom Murphy, Brigit and Bailegangaire continues with the second pieceBailegangaire on The Olympia Theatre stage. As soon as the play starts and the lights frame the figure of Marie Mullen’s Mommo sitting in her bed at the ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Brigit – The Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Tom Murphy Director: Garry Hynes Reviewer: Monica Insinga The return of the Druid to the Dublin Theatre Festival with two companion pieces by Tom Murphy, Brigit and Bailegangaire (they are in fact part of a trilogy with A Thief of a Christmas)directed by the majestic Garry Hynes, could be felt as a defining moment for the audience of the ...

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Annie Get Your Gun – Opera House, Manchester

Music &Lyrics: Irving Berlin Original Book: Herbert Fields &Dorothy Fields New Book &Additional Material: Peter Stone Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace A true golden oldie, Annie Get Your Gun featuring a brilliant score by Irving Berlin first burst onto the stage in 1946, nearly seventy years ago. It proved to be a great hit both on Broadway and in ...

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Solid Air: Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: Doug Lucie Director: Mike Bradwell Reviewer: Joseph Leigh [Rating:4] Solid Air is a superb, beautiful, thought provoking piece of new theatre that rewards the audience from the moment they walk in until the final applause has died away. The talented cast of six each bring truthful and heartfelt performances that capture the diversity of the characters without falling into ...

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