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The Remains Of The Day – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Kazuo Ishiguro Adapter: Barney Norris Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: Alice Fowler Kazuo Ishiguro’s masterpiece is all about the path not taken: a study in regret, the strictures of class and what happens when we refuse to see the truth. Stevens, the butler at the story’s heart, is a man careful never to forget his umbrella, but whose own feelings ...

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The Remains of the Day – Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton

Writer: Barney Norris, from the book by Kazuo Ishiguro Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: James Garrington The Remains of the Day is, without doubt, an extraordinary piece of theatre. This world premiere production is based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s masterpiece, and it is done extremely well. Like the book, it contains a great many themes and strands, sometimes interwoven and sometimes standing alone and ...

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The Secret Garden – Theatre Royal, York

Writer: Frances Hodgson Burnett Adapter: Jessica Swale Director: Liz Stevenson Designer: Lily Arnold Reviewer: Ron Simpson The Theatre by the Lake production of The Secret Garden, now settled into York Theatre Royal for a four-week run, does everything possible to make Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel come vividly to life for a modern audience. Especially striking is the staging, Lily ...

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The Girl on the Train – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Director: Joe Murphy Based on the novel by: Paula Hawkins Adapted by: Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Have you ever looked out of the train window on your way to work, and made up stories about the homes you see, and the people inside them? Given them names, characters and stories? Have you tried to work out ...

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Broken Biscuits – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Tom Well Director: James Grieve Reviewer: Kris Hallett For Ben, Holly and Megan, their GCSE exams are behind them and a long summer of preparing to enter the ‘cool’ world of college awaits. It’s an opportunity to blow away past convention, to raise their social standings from geeky outsider to the hip in-crowd. Megan has a plan, to form ...

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Bits Of Me Are Falling Apart – Soho Theatre, London

Writers: Adrian Edmondson and Steve Marmion Director: Steve Marmion Reviewer: Niall Harman Bringing a book about the perils of middle age to the stage is not an obvious choice for neither a theatre or a performer. Yet with Bits of Me Are Falling Apart (based on William Leith’s 2009 book), television favourite Ade Edmondson has done exactly that, and in ...

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Broken Biscuits – Live Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Poster Image for Broken Biscuits

Writer: Tom Wells Director: James Grieve Reviewer: Anna Ambelez Three school friends meet in Megan’s (Faye Christall) shed over the summer to try and change their lives. We’re nobodies… I’m all fat and gobby, you’re brainy, weird and brainy and quiet and Ben’s like, you know. So says Megan, who endeavors to change their existence before they start college. The ...

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The Solid Life of Sugar Water – The Royal Exchange, Manchester

Production photo of The Solid Life of Sugar Water

Writer: Jack Thorne Director: Amit Sharma Reviewer: Richard Hall   Set up over 30 years ago with accessibility at the heart of its work Graeae is a Theatre Company committed to touring and producing world class, high impact theatre. The Solid Life of Sugar Water written by Jack Thorne was a huge hit for Graeae at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe ...

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