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The Cherry Orchard – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Anton Chekov Translator and Adapter: Rory Mullarkey Director: Michael Boyd Reviewer: Jay Nutall Anton Chekov was, perhaps, the master of writing about the dysfunctional family and many theatre scholars believe that The Cherry Orchard, written in 1904, was his greatest play. This confident and assured production, co-produced with Bristol Old Vic and directed by the former artistic director of ...

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The Cherry Orchard – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Anton Chekhov Designer: Tom Piper Director: Michael Boyd Reviewer: Julia Beasley What do you do when you’re broke? This is the question facing Luba, whose family estate (with its vast cherry orchard) is deep in debt and about to be auctioned off to a developer. Unfortunately for the cherry orchard, Luba is a member of the liberal elite fallen ...

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Boys Will Be Boys – Bush Theatre, London

Writer: Melissa Bubnic Director: Amy Hodge Reviewer: Stephen Bates “Life is a cabaret, old chum...” sang Sally Bowles in 1930s Berlin but, 80 years or so on, both life and cabaret look very different for the women in Melissa Bubnic's satire of neo-feminism. The Bush Theatre, housed temporarily in Bush Hall and looking somewhat grander than usual, is configured to ...

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Hedda Gabler – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Tesman and Loevborg with Hedda

Writer: Henrik Ibsen adapted by Brian Friel Director: Gareth Machin Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage   Gareth Machin has a sure-fire hit on his hands with Salisbury Playhouse’s fabulous production of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. From the Nordic inspired set of the Tesman home with its floating lace curtains and translucent walls that give a hint of mystery, to the atmospheric lighting reflecting ...

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NEWS: Barbican Antigone cast confirmed

The Barbican has today announced details of the full cast for Antigone, the much anticipated production that plays at the venue in March 2015. The production will be directed by the internationally renowned Belgian theatre directorIvo van Hove, with a new translation by TS Eliot Prize-winning poetAnne Carson. The full cast announced today is Juliette Binoche,Obi Abili,Kirsty Bushell,Samuel Edward-Cook,Finbar Lynch,Patrick ...

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The White Devil – Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon

Writer: John Webster Director: Maria Aberg Reviewer: Katy Roberts The Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theatre has, for the purposes of its Roaring Girl season, once again become a home for performances of Shakespeare's contemporaries with a series of lesser-known Jacobean plays, each with fiercely exciting and intriguing rôles for women. Rounding out the season is Maria Aberg's production of The ...

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The Big Meal – HighTide Festival, Halesworth

Writer: Dan Le Franc Director: Michael Boyd Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Forget Cameron’s Big Society, Dan Le Franc’s The Big Meal gives us the true reflection of our modern lives. It may be set in America but this compelling 90 minute journey across 80 years of family history is universal in its appeal. As the traditional nuclear family expands both ...

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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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