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The Provoked Wife – Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: John Vanbrugh Director: Phillip Breen Reviewer: James Garrington Lady Brute is bored. She married in haste and her husband has turned out to be a tedious drunk who’d rather spend time with his friends than with her. So, helped by her niece Bellinda, she decides to spice up her love life by having a dalliance with a younger man ...

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Plastic – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

Writer: Marius von Mayenburg Translator: Maja Zade Director: Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Claire Hayes   The ambition behind Marius von Mayenburg’s Plastic is dazzling: using the artifice of theatre, its shared space and storytelling communion, to question the boundaries between art and life. If you listen to the narrative of the play’s central character Serge Haulupa, conceptual artist and orchestrator of ...

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Urinetown – St James Theatre, London

Music and lyrcis: Mark Hollman Book and lyrics: Greg Kotis Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Ian Foster The sight of a grim-faced guard demanding 20p or so at the doors to public toilets may be nothing new to visitors to train stations and museums but what if they were the only conveniences at all that you could use. That is the ...

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All’s Well that Ends Well – The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Nancy Meckler Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4] All’s Well that Ends Well is perhaps one of Shakespeare’s less well-known plays, and is one that seems to be rarely performed. Indeed, a search of the archives reveals only 23 RSC productions of the work in the last 100 years, being last seen as part of the Complete Works ...

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The Tempest – RSC at the Roundhouse, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: David Farr Reviewer: Jenni Rymer [rating:4] As part of the 2012 World Shakespeare Festival, the RSC are performing Shakespeare’s trilogy of ‘shipwreck’ plays. The performance of the Tempest at the Roundhouse is the climatic finale in this collection of productions and is brought to fruition by the directive talents of David Farr. There are always high ...

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Twelfth Night – RSC at the Roundhouse, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: David Farr Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] What country friends is this? indeed. A nifty line switch and a striking coup-de-théâtre gets the RSC’s Twelfth Night off to a wonderful start as Emily Taaffe’s sodden, anguished Viola emerges from the shipwreck she believes has taken her brother’s life and left her washed up in Illyria. Disguising herself ...

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