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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Tom Latter Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The shadow of Jane Horrocks is cast long and deep across The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Jim Cartwright’s 1992 play that was written as a vehicle for the actor’s talent for vocal mimicry. As a result of her performance, the impressions of classic singers from Garland to Bassey and ...

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Junkyard – Theatre Clwyd

Writers: Jack Thorne and Stephen Warbeck  Director: Jeremy Herrin  Reviewer: Clare Howdon  Junkyard, currently playing at Theatre Clwyd after a successful run at Bristol Old Vic, centres around a group of young misfits who are viewed by society at large as 'junk'. Crime, teenage pregnancy and violence abound, while their exasperated headmaster (Kevin McMonagle) struggles to know what to do ...

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The Tempest – The Print Room, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Simon Usher Reviewer: Maryam Philpott At the end of what has been a very difficult year, everyone is looking for a bit of Christmas magic to raise the mood. Understandably then, along with the annual pantos, several notable versions of The Tempest have arrived simultaneously. With the RSC and Donmar Warehouse productions opening in the last ...

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The Divided Laing – Arcola Theatre, London

Amiera Darwish and Alan Cox in The Divided Laing

Writer: Patrick Marmion Director: Michael Kingsbury Reviewer: Dan English   Alan Cox is a delight in Patrick Marmion’s new play at the Arcola Theatre, The Divided Laing. Directed by Michael Kingsbury, Marmion’s play is a fictional account of the life of R.(Ronnie) D. Laing, a maverick of the psychiatric world who struggles to balance helping those with mental illness with ...

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Twelfth Night – RSC at the Roundhouse, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: David Farr Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] What country friends is this? indeed. A nifty line switch and a striking coup-de-théâtre gets the RSC’s Twelfth Night off to a wonderful start as Emily Taaffe’s sodden, anguished Viola emerges from the shipwreck she believes has taken her brother’s life and left her washed up in Illyria. Disguising herself ...

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