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Julius Caesar – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Simon Dormandy Reviewer: Claire Hayes With controversy over Trump-as-Caesar raging in New York, the latest collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and its theatre school seems set on a similar theme. As an examination of a society in the process of destroying itself, their contemporary production of Julius Caesar feels at least as relevant to the political ...

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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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Julian Glover’s Beowulf – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

Writer: Julian Glover, adapted from translations by Michael Alexander and Edwin Morgan Reviewer: Scott Matthewman All the reference books and online encyclopaedias will tell you that Beowulf is the earliest written poem of its kind in Old English – but that belies its true origin and its true nature. The legend of the Gael warrior who comes to the aid ...

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The Scottsboro Boys – Garrick Theatre, London

Book : David Thompson Music and Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb Director and Choreographer: Susan Stroman Reviewer: Chris Rogers   Rosa Parks sits on a bus, famously refusing the bus driver’s insistence to go to the coloured section at the back. This is the last scene the audience is left with before a projection tells us that the remaining ...

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The Scottsboro Boys – Young Vic Theatre, London

Music and lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb Book: David Thompson Director and choreographer: Susan Stroman Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] The Scottsboro Boys were nine black teenage boys who found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, Alabama in 1931 to be precise, and falsely accused of the rape of two white women, found themselves imprisoned in the ...

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Maurice’s Jubilee – Oxford Playhouse, Oxford

Writer: Nichola McAuliffe Director: Hannah Eidinow Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating: 3.5]   At first glance this tale of a terminally ill pensioner, hanging on to his dream of meeting the Queen again after 60 years, sounds a bit dull and depressing, but, with the excellent Nichola McAuliffe at the helm, is this play a hidden gem, with wit and heart ...

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Maurice’s Jubilee – The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Nichola McAuliffe Director: Hannah Eidinow Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:3.5] Maurice’s Jubilee was first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012 to some very positive reviews, and has now been adapted for a national tour. It tells the story of an old man, ill and fallen on hard times, and his dreams, reminiscences and an old fantasy... or is it ...

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Maurice’s Jubilee – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Nichola McAuliffe Director: Hannah Eidinow Reviewer: Jenni Dixon [rating: 4.5]   Maurice’s Jubilee was introduced at the 2012 Edinburgh festival where it was critically acclaimed and has since been adapted for a full length version for the UK theatres. Maurice (Julian Groves) and Helena (Sheila Reid) live in a small bungalow in Penge, a far cry from riches they ...

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