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Letters Live – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: S.E. Webster Against a silhouette backdrop of Edinburgh’s iconic landmarks, Letters Live, the final instalment in the 70th anniversary programme of the Edinburgh International Festival, makes its Festival debut. A combination of surprise performances from famous stage and screen actors and written correspondence by often famous, eminent or simply downright funny people,  makes for a compelling evening of spoken ...

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Letters Live II – Freemasons’ Hall – London

Created by: Jamie Byng Director: Sam Hunter Reviewer:Maryam Philpott “Letters cast a powerful spell” Letters Live organiser Jamie Byng explained in his introduction to the second of this year’s evenings of readings at Freemason’s Hall in Holborn, and since the first show three years ago, there are now a “forest of letters” to read. In many ways, it is a ...

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Constellations – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Nick Payne Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty   The elegant genius of Payne’s work is the perspective it presents. Much like the science that inspires it, the work contains meaning and depth curled around and hidden in each flashed scene. Over the course of an hour and a bit we begin to see the story on a micro ...

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Constellations – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Nick Payne Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Michael Hootman Nick Payne’s play is in many respects a chamber piece: it has one-act, two characters and a 75-minute running time. Yet in its scope, its emotional and intellectual depth, it dwarfs many productions which run twice as long. Like Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia it’s a play of ideas which takes in free ...

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Constellations – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Writer: Nick Payne Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Iain Sykes Writer Nick Payne doesn’t waste any time in putting the audience right into the heart of his play Constellations. And when that acclaimed play, which premiered in 2012 at London’s Royal Court Theatre before runs in the West End and on Broadway, is a mere seventy minutes long, he really can’t ...

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Constellations – Bristol Old Vic, Bristol

Writer: Nick Payne Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Chris Oldham Finding new ways to tell an old story can be tricky – often tired – especially when it comes to love. How many times can we witness “boy meets girl, boy falls for girl’s quirky charms” without feeling like we’ve seen it all before? With Constellations writer Nick Payne is determined ...

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Constellations – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Nick Payne Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Laura Maley Award-winning Constellations follows runs at London’s Royal Court Theatre, in the West End and on Broadway with a welcome UK tour. It’s a stunningly clever play; a vital and intense two-hander which takes in theoretical physics, relationships – and those that never were, and honey. Each scene takes place in a ...

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Miss Julie – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: August Strindberg Adaptation: Zinnie Harris Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Strindberg’s 1888 classic battle of the sexes is reset to 1920s Scotland and against a background of social unrest in Zinnie Harris’ new version of Miss Julie. Harris and director Dominic Hill focus on the sexual politics of the play and tension builds apace in this upstairs/downstairs tale, ...

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