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Eyam – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: Matt Hartley Director: Adele Thomas Reviewer: Sophia Moss Picture this: you live in a small village surrounded by moors, woods and streams. A deadly, contagious illness is spreading through your community, but you can’t tell if you have caught it until a few days after infection. Do you stay in your village to avoid spreading the illness to neighbouring ...

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The Winter’s Tale – Globe Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Stephen Bates It may seem ironic that the Globe should launch its new production of The Winter’s Tale on one of the hottest evenings of the year, but anachronisms are rife in this, Shakespeare’s split personality play. In temperatures that help the banks of the Thames to pass for Sicily, the tale unfolds. ...

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The Hypocrite – Swan Theatre, Stratford on Avon

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Phillip Breen Reviewer:  James Garrington One thing you can pretty much guarantee with a Richard Bean script – you won’t be bored. Set at the beginning of the English Civil War, The Hypocrite is based on a true story. Hull has the largest military arsenal outside London – with signs of civil war looming, whoever takes ...

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Posh – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Susannah Tresilian Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage It is perhaps particularly relevant with the impending election looming in a few weeks that Salisbury Playhouse’s current production of Posh in conjunction with Nottingham Playhouse Theatre, should focus on the over-privileged rich boys of Oxford’s dreaming spires and reflect the current aggrandisement of the establishment and the roots from which ...

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