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This House – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: James Graham Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The mid-to-late 1970s was a turbulent time for British politics. The Conservative Government under Ted Heath had already had a torrid time with two miners’ strikes, power blackouts and the Three-Day week; in 1974 Heath called a snap election to get a new mandate. It was a miscalculation: the result was ...

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Pygmalion – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Sam Pritchard Reviewer: Kris Hallett Is the sign of a truly great play one that can be flexible enough to take the concepts hoisted on it by a director and reveal something hitherto unrevealed to its audience in the meantime? This is the question one came out of watching Headlong Theatre’s Pygmalion, playing in Bath ...

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1984 – Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Writer: George Orwell Adaptor/Director: Robert Icke Reviewer: Francesca Parker George Orwell’s spine-chilling dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four has been brought to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre by: Headlong Theatre Company in collaboration with Almeida Theatre. Having been seamlessly adapted and almost entirely transformed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, the production has received great acclaim in its 2013 UK tour and recent residency ...

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Spring Awakening – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Frank Wedekind Adaptor: Anya Reiss Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Clare Boswell Anya Reiss’s updated version of Frank Wedekind’s 1906 play Spring Awakening is currently undergoing a national tour. Wedekind’s original text was hugely controversial when it was first premiered at the turn of the 20th Century; it’s overtly sexual content and dialogue causing mass riots. Anya Reiss has recently ...

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WHAT’S HOT : Week beginning Monday 24th March 2014

After a little break we are delighted to bring to you a larger and improved What’s Hot feature – bringing you the best shows from all over the UK &Ireland to catch in the coming week. Hopefully there is something for everyone in this week’s selection. If you go to see or have seen any of them, then let us ...

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NEWS: Co-production of Sweeney Todd leads shows in Brining’s 1st WYP Season

A new co-production of Stephen Sondheim’s dark and iconic musical of the demon barber of Fleet Street Sweeney Todd launches James Brining’s first season as Artistic Director of The West Yorkshire Playhouse. The production which runs from (26th September to 26th October) sees Brining revisit the production following his TMA Award winning production at Dundee Rep in 2010, in this ...

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Medea – Headlong Theatre at Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Writers: Euripides and Mike Bartlett Director: Mike Bartlett Reviewer: Jude Evans [Rating:3.5] Rachael Stirling’s Medea is at once disturbing, manic, depressed and isolated. She is compelling; she drives this production and takes you deep into the woman’s psychology. This is a woman who will delve her hand into a boiling pot of water, in front of her child. Stirling’s Medea ...

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