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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Southwark Playhouse, London

Book and Lyrics: Jethro Compton Music and Lyrics: Darren Clark Director: Jethro Compton Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Cornish mysticism replaces jazz-age American dreaming in this beautiful, engaging, fizzing version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous short story. Transposed and translated from the West Coast of the US to a small fishing village, the curious case now becomes a folk tale revolving around ...

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong – Oxford Playhouse, Oxford

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer It may only be June, but that didn’t deter last night’s audience from thoroughly enjoying Polytechnic Dramatic Society’s corker of a Christmas pantomime (or rather, traditional Christmas vignette) of Peter Pan. Following on from winning this year’s Olivier Award for Best New Comedy for The Play That ...

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer &Henry Shields Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Mischief Theatre are doubtlessly flying high after their Olivier Award win at the weekend for The Play That Goes Wrong (the first in their now expanding ‘Goes Wrong’ series). The latest outing for the band of horrors they have created, The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, is in ...

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Macbeth – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: Michael Gray   At first glance this a typical look at Macbeth our contemporary - naked political ambition, red berets and body armour. But Daniel Buckroyd's accessible production, his sixth since he took the helm at the Mercury, has unique strengths. The staging is uncluttered but eloquent. Juliet Shillingford's design has a gloomy ...

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The Bunker Trilogy: Morgana – C Nova, Edinburgh

Writer: Jamie Wilkes Director: Jethro Compton Reviewer: Marina Spark Returning to Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a second year runningThe Bunker Trilogy: Morganatransports the audience to France during the Great War. Jethro Compton, Director, Designer, Producer, who is often associated with fringe favourites Belt Up Theatre, has created a magnificent immersive experience. The bunker, which has been completely and lovingly created ...

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Park Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Jethro Compton Reviewer: Stephen Bates Theatre versions of well-known films have become increasingly common of late, but who would ever think of adapting a western? The wide open prairies of the American West would not be easy to replicate on a North London stage, but John Ford’s 1962 film, an acknowledged classic of the genre, is an ...

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The Bunker: Morgana & Agamemnon – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Jamie Wilkes Director: Jethro Compton Reviewer: Edie R [rating:4] Titanic in “The Large” at Southwark Playhouse is garnering five-star reviews, but don’t overlook “The Little”. This month, it’s hosting two short plays from “The Bunker” trilogy by Jamie Wilkes. “Morgana” and “Agamemnon” transpose the core of two of the most famous English and Greek legends to the trenches of ...

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The Bunker Trilogy: Macbeth – C Nova, Edinburgh

Director/Producer: Jethro Compton Writer: Jamie Wilkes Composer: Jonny Sims Reviewer: Rebecca Brown [rating:4] In a sweltering, claustrophobic bunker in C Nova, with dirt strewn across the floor and suitably uncomfortable benches, something wicked is capturing audiences. Jethro Compton’s re-imagining ofMacbethset in a WWI bunker is brave, inventive and flawlessly acted. The original script has been expertly condensed by Jamie Wilkes ...

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