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Under Milk Wood – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Dylan Thomas Director: Terry Hands Reviewer: Joan Phillips Terry Hands’ revival of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood is bursting with charm and affection. This latest version by Clwyd Theatr Cymru marks the centenary of Thomas’ birth in 1914 and the 60th anniversary of the play’s British premiere. Dylan Thomas wrote Under Milk Wood to cover 24 hours in the ...

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A Lady of Little Sense – Arcola, London

Writer: Lope de Vega Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Ian Foster The remit of the Spanish Golden Age rep season, a co-production between Arcola Theatre, the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath, and the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, is to bring to light three rarely performed plays from what they term “the last unopened treasure chest of world drama”. But while the ...

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Don Gil of the Green Breeches – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Tirso De Molina Director: Mehmet Ergen Reviewer: Andy Moseley They knew how to write comedy in 17th Century Spain. At least Tirso de Molina did on this evidence. To describe it as farce, or the Spanish equivalent of restoration comedy would be underselling it. De Molina does not appear to have believed comedy should consist of either believable characters ...

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Punishment Without Revenge – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath

Writers: Lope De Vega (translation by Meredith Oakes) Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:4.5] This is a play about concealment and deception. Part of a season of three Spanish plays at the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath this play is sandwiched between two farcical comedies. But despite its position in an otherwise humorous repertoire, this play is a deeply ...

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Don Gil of the Green Breeches – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath

Writers: Tirso De Molina (translation by Sean O’Brien) Director: Mehmet Ergen Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:4] Don Gil of the Green Breeches is a romantic comedy set in 17th century Spain. The main character, Donna Juana (played by Heddyd Dylan), has fallen head over heels in love with the sweet talking Don Martin (Doug Rao). However, when Donna Juana learns that ...

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A Lady of Little Sense – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Lope De Vega (translation by David Johnston) Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:5] It is almost 400 years old and yet A Lady of Little Sense still provides an evening of great comic theatre. This production, directed by Laurence Boswell, uses a new translation by David Johnston that delivers romance and comedy at a cracking pace. Nise (Katie ...

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Rape of the Fair Country – Clwyd Theatre Cymru, Mold

Writer: Alexander Cordell Adaptor: Manon Eames Director: Tim Baker Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe [rating:4.5] Based on true happenings Alexander Cordell’s Rape of the Fair Country was written as a passionate response for the way his country had been treated during the British Revolution. Set in the industrious mountain towns of Blaenafon and Nantyglo, the story follows the Mortymer family, as told ...

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