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Misalliance – Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Paul Miller Reviewer: Richard Maguire The full title of Bernard Shaw’s 1909 comedy is Misalliance: A Debate in One Sitting, but the Orange Tree has wisely chosen to omit the subtitle of its latest production of lesser-known works by the Irish playwright. There is debate here, but this is a more light-hearted Shaw than we ...

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Persuasion – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Jane Austin Adaptor: Jeff James with James Yeatman Director: Jeff James Reviewer: Jo Beggs Now here’s a winning formula. Take a two-hundred-year-old classic of English literature, play it on a minimal set and give it a nineties club vibe, while remaining astonishingly true to the original. Sounds impossible, but Jeff James has managed to pull it off with huge ...

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The Alchemist – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Ben Jonson Director: Robert Icke Reviewer: Vicki Goodwin [Rating: 4.5] The year is 1610; London is being ravaged by a plague that has driven many to the safety of the countryside. One such gentleman has left his house under the guard of his butler, who far from looking after the interests of his master, is more occupied with looking ...

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Tender Napalm – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: Philip Ridley Director: David Mercatali Reviewer: Anna Ambelez [rating:4] A fragile loving moment can rapidly turn into an incendiary situation, leaving your head reeling. Softly explosive as its title states, Tender Napalm is just that. This is a story of an unnamed woman, (Lara Rossi, 2011 Evening Standard Best New Comer nominee) and unnamed man, (Tom Byam Shaw) who ...

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Tender Napalm – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Philip Ridley Director: David Mercatali Reviewer: Karen McCandless [Rating:4] Violent, full of very strong language and a bit trippy, Tender Napalm is not a play that will appeal to everyone. Phillip Ridley’s critically acclaimed new work pushed the boundaries of the theatre world and was one of the most controversial pieces that has ever played at the Curve. Ridley’s ...

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WHAT’S HOT – 7th May 2012

There's a real focus on the quality of writing in theatre at the moment, and up and down the country productions are being staged that celebrate the power of writing. From brand new plays to classics, to plays looking at writers themselves - the word is King. Catherine Love sharpens her pen and picks five of the best playing this ...

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