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Twelfth Night – The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

Director: Wils Wilson Designer: Ana Inés Jabares-Pita Reviewer: Dominic Corr Devoid of constraints, Shakespeare for his faults, is a master in weaving a timeless narrative. His creations serve both as triumphs of art but also templates. Templates which may have a set structure or character but are completely adaptable. Once lacking in diversity, Shakespeare’s text is pushed by Wils Wilson ...

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The Tempest – St Paul’s Covent Garden

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Working outside, without much of the mechanics and tools of a playhouse at their disposal, it’s entirely to their credit that Iris theatre have created a little bit of magic in the garden of St Paul’s. The Tempest is the yearly Shakespeare production for the company, filling the rose garden with ...

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The Whip Hand – The DOOR, Birmingham REP

A man and a woman in a lounge

Writer: Douglas Maxwell Director: Tessa Walker Reviewer: John Kennedy See y’man, Dougie? He has a moral imperative to right some historical wrongs and he has his presentation all prepared on PowerPoint but that all goes west – as once did the countless slaves, he announces, their family ancestor, millionaire, Saracen Bell, condemned to the sugar plantations. Jonathan Watson’s, at first amiable, ...

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The Choir – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Book and Lyrics: Paul Higgins Music and Lyrics: Ricky Ross Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys An Iraqi cardiac specialist, a teen on a zero hours contract at Sports Direct, a Tory ex-councillor, an unemployed graduate, an ex-con and a struggling single mum are among the 12 people who come together in a community centre in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, in ...

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