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Improvathon 2016 – The Lost Theatre, London

Improvathon 2016

Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Edie Ranvier   Seek to describe Improvathon 2016, and numbers come easier than words. 50 hours’ continuous improvised comedy. 25 two-hour episodes across four “seasons”. Ninth annual event. More than 40 performers. An audience in their seats from 7pm on Friday to 9pm on Sunday. They do let you out if you ask nicely. This year’s ...

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Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Writers: Robert and David Goodale Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Claire Going There is a reason it’s called Jeeves &Wooster, not Wooster &Jeeves. The perfect gentleman’s gentleman deserves top billing. He is brilliant, quick-thinking, resourceful and reliable. P.G. Wodehouse’s famous literary toff has his butler to thank for making his life go smoothly, but in this show even Jeeves needs an ...

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Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Writer: P. G. Wodehouse Adapters: The Goodale Brothers Original Director: Sean Foley Tour Director: David Goodale Reviewer: Lucy Corley There’s plenty of nonsense to be had in this hilarious lark, although it falls a little short of perfect. Perfect Nonsense is adapted from the Jeeves novels and short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, set in 1920s-30s London and featuring loveable ...

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Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Writers: David Goodale and Robert Goodale, based on the works of PG Wodehouse Director: Sean Foley (original production), David Goodale (tour) Reviewer: Scott Matthewman PG Wodehouse’s novels featuring nice-but-dim Bertie Wooster, his implacable valet Jeeves, and the scrapes the former gets into before being baled out by the latter form some of English literature’s finest farces. After successful adaptations on ...

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The Comedy of Errors – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Natalie Turner Injecting energy, bad wigs and a hint of Mexican culture into one of Shakespeare's most absurd comedies, this brand new production of The Comedy of Errors, from Propeller dabbles with one of the Bard's favourite plot devices – mistaken identity. The play opens on a serious note, with Egeon, a merchant ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Michael Hootman Propeller Theatre’s production of Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a magnificent, fleet-footed evening of theatrical magic which charms, beguiles and amuses. The performances in this production not only make the text accessible but they bring the characters completely to life. It is a sensational show which leapfrogs from one ...

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The Comedy of Errors – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Edie Ranvier The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s Plautian farce about twins and mistaken identity, has been neatly twinned by all-male theatre company Propeller in a matched pair with A Midsummer Night’s Dream in this, their current tour. But these twin shows, unlike the Dromios and Antipholuses who confuse the action of the play, ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Edie Ranvier All-male Shakespeare company Propeller has come to Edinburgh with a brace of the Bard’s earliest comedies: the less-performed Comedy of Errors, and the well-known and well-loved A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a story of love, fairies and chaos. You may know the Dream, but you probably won’t have seen it quite like ...

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