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Songs From The Seven Hills – The Crucible, Sheffield

Writer: John Hollingworth Music: Scott Gilmour and Claire Mckenzie Director: Emily Hutchinson Choreographer: Darragh O’ Leary Reviewer: Sophie Dodworth Songs from the Seven Hills is a Sheffield Peoples production, made by the people of Sheffield, about the people of Sheffield. This new musical takes you on a journey through some real-life, Sheffield experiences; told by 60 actors. Written by John ...

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The Norman Conquests – Chichester Festival Theatre

Writer: Alan Ayckbourn Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: David Guest Seeing just one part of Alan Ayckbourn’s comic trilogy The Norman Conquests, splendidly revived at Chichester Festival Theatre as the final offering in a successful summer season, is like eating only one component part of a trifle: the jelly, sponge, cream or custard alone might offer a tasty treat but when put ...

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Britten in Brooklyn – Wilton’s Music Hall. London

Writer: Zoe Lewis Director: Oli Rose Reviewer: Michael Gray Alan Bennett, in The Habit of Art, imagines a meeting between ageing geniuses, once friends and collaborators, W H Auden and Benjamin Britten. Truth, though, is often stranger than fiction, and Zoe Lewis’s fascinating new play looks back to the war yearswhen the poet and the composer shared a frequently squalid ...

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Our Country’s Good – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Timberlake Wertenbaker Director: Max Stafford- Clark Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating: 5] “We left our country for our country’s good” In 1988 director Max Stafford- Clark read Thomas Keneally’s novel The Playmaker and decided to adapt it into a play. Based on real-life events, the book, set in 1871, charts the production of Australia’s first stage play, The Recruiting Officer. ...

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