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The Seagull – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Anton Chekhov Adaptation: John Donnelly Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating:4.5] They are tired questions, too often asked in modern theatre: “How do you make classicplays relevant to a modern audience?” and “Is it even worthwhile?” Theatre companyHeadlong answer the two emphatically in this subtle but powerful re-imagining of arguablyone of literature’s greatest works, Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. ...

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Rutherford And Son – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Githa Sowerby Director: Sir Jonathan Miller Reviewer: Sue Collier [Rating: 5] “Your father is a control freak. The family business is a millstone round your neck. Home feels like a prison. And yet you have dreams …” This powerful drama presents the tensions between capitalism and labour and examines in particular, the place and importance of women in Edwardian ...

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Rutherford and Son – Watford Palace Theatre, Watford

Writer: Githa Sowerby Director: Jonathan Miller Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:4] It’s stark, it’s bleak, it’s cruel and it’s worth going a very long way to see. Barrie Rutter’s Northern Broadsides have made their reputation with straightforward, no nonsense, speak-as-you-find productions. Recently they have coaxed some big names to work with them, notably Lenny Henry to play Othello a couple of ...

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