Writer: Debbie Isitt from the book by Dodie Smith Director: Tessa Walker Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Although Dodie Smith was already a successful playwright and novelist, it was probably the Disney adaptation of her 1956 children’s novel, The Hundred and One Dalmatians that brought her work to the wider public eye. The story of the evil Cruella de Vil stealing Dalmatian ...Read More »
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Director: Niall Henry Reviewer: David Keane Just over 100 years ago, at the outbreak of the First World War, Anglo-Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton and his crew embarked on what was grandiosely named the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Shackleton and his men were not long into their journey when they encountered their first somewhat predicable problem; ice. In what would become a ...Read More »
Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Claire Hayes Blue-daubed fairies prance and writhe, furious lovers claw and fight under a huge forest moon as one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies – the one so many of us cut our teeth on at school - is given a captivatingly contemporary and imaginative treatment in this new production from the Theatre Royal ...Read More »
Writer: C S Lewis, dramatised by Adrian Mitchell Director: Tessa Walker Reviewer: James Garrington Christmas is coming – and what do you do if you want to take children to the theatre but don’t fancy a panto? As is now traditional at The REP, you can find an adaptation of a classic book dramatised for the stage – and this ...Read More »
Writer: Sue Glover Director: Lu Kemp Reviewer: Gareth Davies The Lyceum's latest production really stinks. Entering the stalls, the aroma of six tonnes of mud and earth wafts around, a beautifully sensory introduction to a story which is as earthy and richly fertile as the open field represented on the stage itself. And with Sue Glover's story engaging both our ...Read More »
Writer: Eugene Ionesco Director: Niall Henry Reviewer: Markee Rambo-Hood [Rating:4] Eugene Ionesco wrote The Chairs in 1952, as one of his earlier absurdist plays. The play follows a moment in time, in which a married couple exist, an Old Man (John Carty) and an Old Woman (Sandra O’Malley). The Old Man has an important message to deliver to the world, ...Read More »