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Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Isobel McArthur from the book by Jane Austen Director: Paul Brotherston Reviewer: Katie Burchett It is a truth universally acknowledged, that every Jane Austen novel adapted for the stage must include karaoke. Or if it wasn’t before, it should be now, thanks to Tron Theatre Company’s all-female co-production of Pride and Prejudice*(*sort of).  Raucous and vibrant, Isobel McArthur’s adaptation ...

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Wendy and Peter Pan – The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

Adapted by Ella Hickson from the book by J.M Barrie Directed by Elanor Rhode Reviewer: Dominic Corr Fantastical literary classics usually sit in the epicentre of festive cheer. From pantomime to nativities and stage adaptations of the likes of Alice in Wonderland or Narnia. One boy, who chased his shadow through London and back to Neverland flies above the rest. ...

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Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of) – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen Director: Paul Brotherston Designer: Ana Inés Jabares-Pita Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Sometimes a production comes along that sends you to the street with a smile on your face, The Tron Theatre Company and Blood of the Young’s Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of) is one (sort of). Promising to deliver a re-worked version of the Jane ...

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Anthony Neilson (based on the work of Lewis Carroll) Director: Anthony Neilson Reviewer: Dominic Corr After 165 years, Lewis Carroll's masterstroke of literature, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is still perhaps the single most influential piece of fantasy work in both British and global fantasy. Its utter absurdity located in character, setting and its departure from traditional storytelling, make it ...

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Cock – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Isobel McArthur and James Anthony-Pearson in Cock at Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Mike Bartlett Director: Andy Arnold Reviewer: Robert McMillan A downward spiral in one’s life can be difficult for everyone – as the saying goes: misery certainly loves company. The Tron Theatre’s production of Cock identifies how an emotional disaster is not easy for anyone connected to the victim, which can subsequently make it harder to resolve. John (James Anthony ...

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