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The Crucible – Storyhouse, Chester

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Geraldine Alexander Reviewer: Taylor Simmons  The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s 1953 play set in Salem Massachusetts, tells the story of the 1692 Salem Witch trials.  Embedded in its original 17th-century setting, the realities of Puritan society are realised in Storyhouse’s latest production and, with it, the atmosphere of a claustrophobic paranoid fractured community. Geraldine Alexander’s vision is ...

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The Bear – Waterside, Sale

Writer: Raymond Briggs Adaptors: Pins and Needles Productions Directors: Emma Earle and Hal Chambers Reviewer: Jay Nuttall It must be Christmas if Aled Jones’ unbroken choirboy tones are in the television schedules. The Snowman will probably remain Raymond Briggs’ most famous piece of work. But what has been described as its thematic soulmate, and much later work, The Bear treads ...

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Pride and Prejudice – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Matthew Kelly & Felicity Montagu as Mr& Mrs Bennet in Pride and Prejudice

Writer: Jane Austen Adaptor: Simon Reade Director: Deborah Bruce Reviewer: Dan English   Jane Austen’s famous novel comes to life once more in this new production of Pride and Prejudice as the love story continues its UK tour. Matthew Kelly and Felicity Montagu are the Bennets as Deborah Bruce’s production unravels the tribulations of their search for successful suitors to ...

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Pride and Prejudice – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Jane Austin Adaptor: Simon Reade Composer: Lillian Henley Director: Deborah Bruce Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Regents Park Open Air Theatre’s stunning production of Pride and Prejudice is an absolute joy behold. A perfect glimpse into a world where manners, social rules and polite society mean everything; and finding a husband can mean even more. Jane Austin finished writing this celebrated ...

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Henry V – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer: James Garrington This year marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, and the RSC are commemorating it with what is possibly the funniest and most entertaining version of Henry V that you could hope to see. Director Gregory Doran has approached the play with a nod to the past, both in ...

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