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Lord of the Flies – The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Written by: William Golding Director: Emma Jordan Reviewer: Beth Steer Set on a remote island, where a group of crash-landed school children are creating a new, temporary, and terrifying society, Lord of the Flies is every bit as enthralling as it is uncomfortable. As the kids ‘rip up the rule book and start all over again’, their island adventures soon turn into a chilling, ...

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Lord of the Flies – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: William Golding  Adaptor: Nigel Williams Director: Emma Jordan Reviewer: Clare Howdon As you walk into Theatre Clwyd’s Anthony Hopkins space, your eyes are immediately drawn to the stunning set design by James Perkins. Perkins has certainly taken full advantage of Golding’s plane wreck and forest as the book's central feature as an abundance of ramps and jagged multi-coloured poles ...

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The Taming Of The Shrew – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:4]   This week the grubby red and white circus tent is pitched on the stage of the wonderfully restored Regency playhouse opposite the brewery. This touring The Taming of the Shrew opened in Portsmouth back in June, and has played "wet and windy Cambridge" and "boiling Malta" among many other ...

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Smack Family Robinson – Rose Theatre, Kingston

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Richard Wilson Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile [rating:3.5] Set in the quiet, suburban, well to do area of Kingston a typical looking family is living their life in comparative security and normality, the one major difference they have with their neighbours is the way they earn their living. Mr and Mrs Robinson’s family business is one of drug ...

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Summer and Smoke – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: Rebecca Frecknall Reviewer: Lucy Thackray [rating:3.5] The Vault at the Southwark Playhouse is undoubtedly one of the most atmospheric spaces on the London fringe. The neuroses and darkness of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke are well-suited to the shadowy atmosphere (beautifully lit by Sophie McLelland) and dripping ceiling, but the venue felt colder and smellier than ...

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