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The Country Wife – Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Writer: William Wycherley Director: Jonathan Munby Reviewer: David Guest Restoration comedies are enjoying something of a renaissance, with a recent in-period The Way of the World at the Donmar and The Country Wife at Southwark Playhouse transposed to the Roaring Twenties showing the timelessness of rants against seduction, deception and excesses. At Chichester’s Minerva Theatre Wycherley’s sparkling 1675 comedy of manners ...

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First Light – Minerva Theatre, Chichester

First Light - Chichester Minerva

Writer: Mark Hayhurst Reviewer: David Jobson   Playwright Mark Mayhurst is no stranger to writing about the devastating impact of warfare to different people. His exploration about Nazi brutality in Taken at Midnight received critical acclaim in Chichester and the West End. Now he is back with his latest work, First Light, a WW1 play that addresses one of the ...

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NEWS: Chichester Festival Theatre announces 2016 season

The cast of Love's Labours Lodt

Chichester Festival Theatre has today [18 February 2016] announced an eclectic 2016 season – the last under the leadership of Jonathan Church and Alan Finch as Artistic Director and Executive Director. The Festival 2016 season welcomes the Chichester Festival debuts of directors Bertie Carvel, Christopher Luscombe, Jonathan Munby and Adrian Noble, while welcoming back Howard Davies, Jeremy Herrin, Rachel Kavanaugh ...

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Wendy & Peter Pan – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

The RSC production of Wendy and Peter Pan

Writer: J M Barrie Adaptor: Ella Hickson Director: Jonathan Munby Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   It is difficult not to love a play that features swordfights, crocodiles, fairies and pirates. And it is difficult not to love a show that features actors soaring high above the crowd and an enormous pirate ship rolling across the stage, complete with mast and rigging. ...

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The Merchant of Venice – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Jonathan Munby Reviewer: Harry Stern   There is a great deal to admire in this new production of an old favourite and even more to enjoy. Actors and audience have a jolly time alike. Yet it remains a perennially problematic play which seems at first acquaintance to endorse a loathsome anti-Semitism from which the world needs ...

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Twelfth Night – Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Jonathan Munby Music: Grant Olding Reviewer: May Mellstrom Music becomes truly integral to director Jonathan Munby’s beguiling production of Twelfth Night, building upon Shakespeare’s oft quoted line ‘If music be the food of love, play on’ and framed by the fool Feste’s haunting renditions of Shakespeare’s songs. Grant Olding’s compositions are performed by Brian Protheroe as ...

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Twelfth Night – Crucible, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Music: Grant Olding Director: Jonathan Munby Reviewer: Ruth Jepson “If music be the food of love…” There can’t be a member of the theatre-going public who isn’t able tocomplete that quote, and it’s one that English Touring Theatre have taken to heart in their production of Twelfth Night. Through piano melodies and acoustic guitars Shakespeare’s most famous ...

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NEWS: Kendal, Piggot-Smith & Steadman helm Theatre Royal Bath’s new season

The Theatre Royal Bath is delighted to announce its 2014 Summer Season, comprising four productions and starring Clare Higgins, Tim Pigott-Smith, Alison Steadman and Felicity Kendal. Beginning on 18th June with Edward Albee’s WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, the season continues with KAFKA’S DICK by Alan Bennett, followed by THERESE RAQUIN by Emile Zola, and concludes on 6th September with ...

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