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We Wait in Joyful Hope – Theatre 503, London

Writer: Brian Mullin Director: Lisa Cagnacci Reviewer: Stephen Bates   In a run-down area of a New Jersey city, a Roman Catholic mission that serves as a refuge for women in distress is under threat from property developers. It may seem strange that American writer Brian Mullin’s play centring on the mission is getting its World Premiere so far from ...

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One Arm – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Adaptor: Moisés Kaufman Director: Josh Seymour Reviewer: Michael Gray One Arm has its origins in a story Williams wrote in 1942 – in the same volume as the tale which later became The Glass Menagerie, and in the screenplay Williams penned years later. This version by Moisés (Laramie Project) Kaufman fuses those two sources into a powerful, ...

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The Comedy of Errors – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Natalie Turner Injecting energy, bad wigs and a hint of Mexican culture into one of Shakespeare's most absurd comedies, this brand new production of The Comedy of Errors, from Propeller dabbles with one of the Bard's favourite plot devices – mistaken identity. The play opens on a serious note, with Egeon, a merchant ...

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The Comedy of Errors – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Edie Ranvier The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s Plautian farce about twins and mistaken identity, has been neatly twinned by all-male theatre company Propeller in a matched pair with A Midsummer Night’s Dream in this, their current tour. But these twin shows, unlike the Dromios and Antipholuses who confuse the action of the play, ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Edie Ranvier All-male Shakespeare company Propeller has come to Edinburgh with a brace of the Bard’s earliest comedies: the less-performed Comedy of Errors, and the well-known and well-loved A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a story of love, fairies and chaos. You may know the Dream, but you probably won’t have seen it quite like ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Jim Gillespie A Midsummer Night’s Dream is probably one of Shakespeare’s best-known dramas. It was therefore intriguing to see what the all male Propeller company could bring to such a well-loved but well-worn piece. The plot is intricate, as four distinct groups of characters - the court, the lovers, the artisans, and the ...

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The Comedy of Errors – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Jim Gillespie All male company Propeller are at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield this week with two productions, alternating the generally gentle romance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with the near-slapstick Comedy of Errors. Propeller have built up a loyal fan base for their energetic, physical takes on the Shakespeare canon, and they ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5] Propeller’s 2013/14 tour sees them revive their productions of The Comedy of Errors and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with the latter kicking things off in a few venues this winter before the former joins it in rep early next year. The all-male Shakespeare company has rightfully garnered considerable praise for ...

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