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NEWS: ETT announces Spring 2017 season

English Touring Theatre has announced its Spring 2017 season, which features the world première of Silver Lining, a new comedy written by comedienne and presenter Sandi Toksvig, and a tour of the critically acclaimed Olivier Award winning Shakespeare’s Globe production of Nell Gwynn, starring Laura Pitt-Pulford in the title role. It is the final season under the stewardship of Director ...

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Thriller Live – Hall for Cornwall, Truro

The cast of Thriller Live

Director and Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Jess Rowe Now in its seventh year running at London’s Lyric Theatre and on another UK Tour, there must be something special about the success of Thriller Live. In its simplest form, the show is a tribute concert celebrating the music and dance skill of the King of Pop. Although the show lacks any ...

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King Lear – Hall For Cornwall, Truro

King Lear featuring Michael Pennington

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Max Webster Reviewer: Jess Rowe The darkness in Shakespeare’s aching family tragedy remains resolute in Royal &Derngate's production ofKing Lear, with a never-ending sense of solemnity by the end. Following the ageing tyrant and title character, revived beautifully by Oliver-nominated Michael Pennington, whose mighty flaw is his inability to distinguish between forced materialistic love and that ...

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The Complete Deaths – Hall for Cornwall, Truro

Clowning troupe Spymonkey in The Complete Deaths

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor and Director: Tim Crouch Reviewer: Jess Rowe Ill-fitting the 400th anniversary of the decease of England’s greatest playwright; SpyMonkey, renowned for their physical comedy, have devised their own absurd creation inspired by the Bard’s famous narratives. Bringing together the ‘complete’ number (75) of onstage deaths, so no Lady Macbeth I'm afraid, deaths range from the bloodbath ...

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The Father – Hall for Cornwall, Truro

Kenneth Cranham and Amanda Drew

Writer:Florian Zeller Translator: Christopher Hampton Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Jess Rowe   The one-act French play, that has become more apparent to British theatre after its recent West End run and success at the 2016 Oliviers, with Kenneth Cranham collecting Best Actor, heightens audiences’ attention to a chronic illness even more than expected by the time the house lights fade. ...

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New Jersey Nights – Hall For Cornwall, Truro

The Jersey Boys

Director: Emma Rogers Choreographer: Emma Rogers Reviewer: Jess Rowe Celebrating the hits of the 60s music sensations Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, New Jersey Nights takes us on an uplifting night of nostalgia within a party atmosphere. With the smash hit musical Jersey Boys soaring across the West End and Broadway scene, the band’s music does not feel dated ...

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The Nutcracker – Hall For Cornwall, Truro

The Nutcracker - St Petersburg

Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky Artistic Director and Choreographer: Marina Medvetskaya Reviewer: Jess Rowe As the Christmas season is quickly creeping upon us, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker seems to be the perfect ballet to consider to heighten your Christmas hype, yet, it's not entirely clear if this production succeeds in doing so. Given the first premier of the ballet was in St. Peterburg ...

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The Full Monty – Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Writer: Simon Beaufoy Director: Roger Haines Reviewer: Jess Rowe If you think you are going for a night of six men taking their kit off to the soundtrack of Tom Jones, you are only focusing on five minutes at most of The Full Monty. Simon Beaufoy presents a glorious stage adaptation of the 1997 film, covering it with a witty ...

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