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Persuasion – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Jane Austin Adaptor: Jeff James with James Yeatman Director: Jeff James Reviewer: Jo Beggs Now here’s a winning formula. Take a two-hundred-year-old classic of English literature, play it on a minimal set and give it a nineties club vibe, while remaining astonishingly true to the original. Sounds impossible, but Jeff James has managed to pull it off with huge ...

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Pride and Prejudice – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Jane Austin Adaptor: Simon Reade Composer: Lillian Henley Director: Deborah Bruce Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Regents Park Open Air Theatre’s stunning production of Pride and Prejudice is an absolute joy behold. A perfect glimpse into a world where manners, social rules and polite society mean everything; and finding a husband can mean even more. Jane Austin finished writing this celebrated ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week beginning Monday 14th April 2014

Last night saw the best in London theatre celebrated in the one of the UK’s most glamorous events - the 2014 Olivier Awards, however, great theatre isn’t thankfully confined to inside the M25 and our round-up looks at the best shows all around the UK &Ireland for the next week. Consequences and decisions seems to be a natural theme for ...

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Northanger Abbey – Gryphon Venues, Edinburgh

Writer: Jane Austin Adaptor: Antonia Christophers/Noel Bryne Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4.5] Box Tale Soup, bring Jane Austin’s classic novel about gothic literature loving Catherine Morland vividly to life, thanks to a set of wonderfully crafted puppets and a tight adaptation that makes the dialogue sparkle and the wit and humour of the text to shine through. Adaptors and performers Antonia ...

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NEWS: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre announce 2013 season

Today the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre announce their much anticipated 2013 season, speculation had already surrounded the season with many guesses as to what would be in the programme including a misguided guess that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s revival of CATS would find a perfect home within the surroundings of the open air amphitheatre. Timothy Sheader for his sixth season ...

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Mary Shelley – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: Helen Edmundson Director: Polly Teale Reviewer: Anna Ambelez [Rating:4] Powerful, emotive, intense. A true story, full of drama, as was Mary Shelley’s life. After a vision from her mind and initial scene we are plunged into the Godwin household, reminiscent of Jane Austin’s Bennet family; this consists of William Godwin, Mary his daughter, Fanny, her half-sister, Mary Jane Clairmont, ...

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