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Alice in Wonderland – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Lewis Carroll Adaptor: Mike Kenny Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: Barbara Michaels A refreshing new take on the original – and that in itself is no small achievement – Mike Kenny’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland gives more than a nod to contemporary issues such as identity. Opening scenes in Alice’s home and schoolroom segue seamlessly into more ...

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A View from the Bridge – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Mike Tweddle Reviewer: Claire Hayes Arthur Miller’s landmark depiction of the 1950s docklands of Brooklyn’s Red Hook – ‘the gullet of New York swallowing the tonnage of the world’ – is authentically recreated in Mike Tweddle’s first production for the Tobacco Factory. The stage is filled with pallets, pulleys and winches echoing in an ominously clanking ...

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Macbeth – Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Adele Thomas Designer: Anisha Fields Lighting: Matthew Graham Sound: Max Pappenheim Reviewer: Leah Tozer Macbeth at the Tobacco Factory opens as one of Emily Dickinson’s famous works, about a fly interposing indifferently as death falls on its speaker, ends: ‘with Blue – uncertain – stumbling Buzz –’: the lighting is stark cyan, the space dark, and ...

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Barnbow Canaries – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Alice Nutter Music: Dyfan Jones Director: Kate Wasserberg Choreographer: Lucy Hind Reviewer: Janet Jepson Every town has a war memorial to its fallen soldiers, a constant reminder of men who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for a better world. But sadly this is only half of the story, what of all those brave women who toiled behind the scenes ...

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

A wardrobe in the mist

Writer: C.S. Lewis Adaptor: Theresa Heskins Director: Rachel O’Riordan Composer: Conor Mitchell Musical Director: Gareth Wyn Griffiths Based on C.S. Lewis’ traditional first instalment of The Chronicles of Narnia, Theresa Heskin’s stage adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tells the tale of four siblings who discover the magical lands of Narnia, stumbling through the infamous wardrobe and ...

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Oedipus – Blue Elephant Theatre, London

Writer: Sophocles Director: Ricky Dukes Reviewer: Edie R [rating:3.5] “Oedipus” is, like, really old. First staged in 429BC, it’s at the heart of the Greek tragic corpus, praised by Aristotle as a model play. But what went down a storm in pre-Christian Athens is not guaranteed on that score to impress in Bethwin Road. It’s to the credit of the ...

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