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Henry V – Barn Theatre, Cirencester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Hal Chambers Reviewer: Scott Matthewman In a time where everything right now seems to be defined by our relationship with Europe, where we get the leaders we deserve and who then prove unable to lead, there is perhaps something of the comforting in Shakespeare’s Henry V. The young Prince Hal – depicted in both parts of Henry IV as ...

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The Bear – Waterside, Sale

Writer: Raymond Briggs Adaptors: Pins and Needles Productions Directors: Emma Earle and Hal Chambers Reviewer: Jay Nuttall It must be Christmas if Aled Jones’ unbroken choirboy tones are in the television schedules. The Snowman will probably remain Raymond Briggs’ most famous piece of work. But what has been described as its thematic soulmate, and much later work, The Bear treads ...

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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart – The Assembly Rooms, Dedham

Writer: David Greig Director: Hal Chambers Reviewer: Paul Couch Suffolk-based rural touring company Eastern Angles may have cast its creative net a little wider for The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, set firmly in a Scottish Borders winter, but that shouldn’t detract from what a fascinating and inventive show this is. A cast of four, Simon Donaldson, Robin Hemmings, Hannah ...

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Vanity Fair – Middle Temple Hall, London

Vanity Fair

Writer: William Makepeace Thackeray (Adaptor: Declan Donnellan) Director: Hal Chambers Reviewer: Leon Paul   This production of Vanity Fair is adapted by Declan Donnellan from William Makepeace Thackeray’s satirical novel of 1847 about society in early 19thCentury Britain. The story takes us from London to India via Brussels and the battle of Waterloo, all from the relative comfort of the ...

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Ragnarok – The Hush House, RAF Bentwaters

Writer: Charles Way Director: Hal Chambers Reviewer: Paul Couch   Other than perhaps Beowulf, tales from antiquity don’t come much more epic than Ragnarok, the End of Days for the gods and mythical beings of Asgard. In Charlie Wray’s re-imagining for Eastern Angles, Thor, Loki the Trickster, and Odin All-Father are all present and correct but expect no Marvel Studios ...

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Twelfth Night – Reading Minster of Mary The Virgin Church, Reading

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Hal Chambers Reviewer: Tom Finch [rating:4] ; Reading is abuzz with theatre at the moment and Reading Between The Lines’ latest offering is sure to cement their place in the heart of the cultural scene. Set in the stunning surroundings of the Grade 1 listed Reading Minster of St Mary the Virgin Church this production of ...

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