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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery – Liverpool Empire

Writer: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: Phoebe Patrick Mischief Theatre are back, after the runaway success of The Play that Goes Wrong and the seasonal hit Peter Pan Goes Wrongwriters Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields have set their sights away from the on-stage madness of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society and refocused their ...

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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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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery – Storyhouse, Chester

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: John Roberts Mischief Theatre need to be congratulated once again in creating a rip-roaring, laughter filled piece of physical comedy. While it may not be as tight or as slick as their breakthrough production The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery still gives its audience ...

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A (Scarborough) Christmas Carol – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writer: Charles Dickens Adaptor: Nick Lane Music/Lyrics: Simon Slater Director: Paul Robinson Designer: Helen Coyston Reviewer: Ron Simpson A (Scarborough) Christmas Carol stirs up thoughts about the point when a play turns from being “by Charles Dickens adapted by Nick Lane” into “a new play by Nick Lane based on the story by Charles Dickens”. Despite amending the title Nick ...

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Cinderella: A Fairytale – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Devised by: The Company Revival Director: Chris Pirie Reviewer: Chris Oldham Gearing up for a recently extended run into the New Year, Cinderella: A Fairytale returns to the Tobacco Factory theatre this Christmas for the first time since its première back in 2011. Taking the Grimm Brothers' version of the well-known fairytale as its template, it tells the story of ...

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Made In Dagenham – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

The Cast Of Made In Dagenham

Writer: Richard Bean Composer: David Arnold Lyricist: Richard Thomas Director: Douglas Rintoul Musical Director: Ben Goddard Reviewer: Michael Gray   Vintage Fords flock to Hornchurch for the homecoming opening of this first major revival of the 2014 musical Made In Dagenham. It's based on the film of a few years earlier, which embroiders the story of the Dagenham machinists' 1968 ...

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Three Minute Heroes – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Bob Eaton Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: James Garrington For just a few short years at the end of the 1970s and into the early 1980s, the city of Coventry became almost the centre of the music universe when bands such as The Selecter and The Specials brought their brand of Caribbean-infused punk rock to the scene. They were signed ...

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I was a Rat! – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: Philip Pullman Director: Teresa Ludovico English Adaptation: David Watson Reviewer: Flip Miller [rating:4] The recipe for success appears to be to take as many fairytales you read as a child, mix them up with a sub plot of bullying and you come up with Philip Pullman’s I was a Rat! The story is of a young lad, Fox Jackson-Keen, ...

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