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Propeller: Twelfth Night – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:5] Propeller is an all male Shakespeare company that for 15 years has been bringing an investigative approach to the text mixed with a modern physical aesthetic. Director Edward Hall rejects the notion that Propeller make Shakespeare accessible as if the plays need ‘dumbing down’ to make them comprehensible to modern ...

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Twelfth Night – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: William Shakespeare (adapted by Edward Hall &Roger Warren) Director: Edward Hall Reviewer : Joan Phillips [Rating:3.5] Twelfth Night is the second of this season’s Shakespeare adaptations from the Propeller Theatre Company running alongside The Taming of the Shrew. This play was originally written to celebrate the twelfth night after Christmas which, prior to Shakespeare’s time, was a day of ...

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Twelfth Night – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Lu Greer [rating:4] Boxing, tap dancing and fishnet stockings in Shakespeare – it can only mean that Propeller is back in town. This time around they’re reimagining Twelfth Night, the story of Viola, a young woman that loses her brother at sea, ends up pretending to be a man to work for a ...

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The Taming Of The Shrew- Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptors: Edward Hall and Roger Warren Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4]   Classic plays sometimes present a moral maze for modern directors. Themes that may have resonated 400 years ago sometimes jar with contemporary sensibilities. The challenge then for directors is to find a hook for modern audiences. The Taming of the Shrew is one ...

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Twelfth Night – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Author: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:5] A capacity audience filled the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre for the Propeller Company’s production of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’. Judging from the age of ninety per cent of those present the play is one of this year’s examination texts. The whole building was alive with buzzing conversations and laughter. Discussions were held ...

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