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Venice Preserved – Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: Thomas Otway Director: Prasanna Puwanarajah Reviewer: Gemma Fincher Political unrest, anarchy, rebellion and corruption meet futuristic ‘80’s cyberpunk in this dystopian re-imagining of Thomas Otway’s restoration thriller. First staged in 1682, this tragedy of disillusionment,unfulfilled expectations and distrust of the establishment yields eerie parallels with today’s political climate and the appetite for a change to the status quo. Set ...

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The Provoked Wife – Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: John Vanbrugh Director: Phillip Breen Reviewer: James Garrington Lady Brute is bored. She married in haste and her husband has turned out to be a tedious drunk who’d rather spend time with his friends than with her. So, helped by her niece Bellinda, she decides to spice up her love life by having a dalliance with a younger man ...

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Cinderella – The Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Alan McHugh Director: Guy Unsworth Reviewer: Jay Nuttall It’s that time of year again (oh yes it is) when Qdos Entertainment and The Opera House in Manchester pull out all of the stops to produce one of the biggest pantomimes in the country. This year Cinderella gets a distinct Weatherfield twist as two recent stars of Corrie swap the ...

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End of the Pier – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Danny Robins Director: Hannah Price Reviewer: Scott Matthewman There are many archetypes of British comedy at play in End of the Pier, Park Theatre’s new drama about funny business by Danny Robins. Michael is a mainstream BBC comedian, currently recording a second series of his stand-up show comprising mild, ineffectual material about struggling with duvet covers. His father Bobby ...

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The Addams Family – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice Music and Lyrics: Andrew Lippa Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Tate James Halloween has come early to Salford as The Lowry becomes the new home of The Addams Family. The characters from Charles Addams’ cartoons in The New Yorker became the inspiration for the TV series and then the movie, and its famous theme song ...

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The Addams Family – The Alhambra, Bradford

Director: Matthew White Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music and Lyrics: Andrew Lippa Reviewed by: Ruth Jepson Wednesday Addams is all grown up and has fallen in love… with a normal boy. This is not acceptable, as fans of the nineties film (or the sixties tv show, both based on Charles Addams macabre comics of the 1930s) will know. ...

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The Addams Family: The Comedy Musical – Birmingham Hippodrome

Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music and Lyrics: Andrew Lippa Director: Matthew White Reviewer:  Clare White Like the Windsors and the Kardashians, The Addams Family is arguably one of history’s most infamous extended families. Created by cartoonist Charles Addams in 1938, the fictional kooky clan was brought to life in a cult television show in the 1970s, followed by two hit films in ...

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The Addams Family – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Man in smoking jacket at dining table

Writers: Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman Composer & Lyricist: Andrew Lippa Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Tom Finch Everyone’s favourite spooky family is back and they’ve gone musical. First seen on Broadway in 2010 The Addams Family – The Comedy Musical has finally arrived in Britain and is on tour. The plot is simple enough, young Wednesday is bringing a boy, ...

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