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Tipping The Velvet – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Laura Wade, from the novel by Sarah Waters Director: Lyndsey Turner Reviewer: Gareth Davies You may recall the frisson of controversy that came with the BBC's adaptation of Sarah Waters' Victorian drama in 2002. The novel is now adapted for the stage by Laura Wade, whose play Posh was recently turned into the film The Riot Club, in a ...

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Waiting for Godot – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Mark Thomson Reviewer: Gareth Davies Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre opens its 50th anniversary season with a play that was deemed controversial when it opened in London 60 years ago. Since then Samuel Beckett'sWaiting for Godotmay have lost its reputation as an unstageable anti-drama – famously derided by one critic as a play in which nothing happens, ...

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INTERVIEW: Thom Southerland on The Smallest Show On Earth

He's the golden boy of musical theatre, gaining a reputation for re-imaginingmega large-scale musicals for studio spaces. Parade, State Fair, Titanic and Grand Hotel are already under Thom Southerland's belt, but now he brings his new adaptation on The Smallest Show On Earth to the stage. Ahead of the tour opening at Colchester's Mercury Theatre, Southerland spoke to Paul Couch ...

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Puttin’ on the Ritz – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Show arranged by Spirit Productions Executive Producer: David King Reviewer: Janet Jepson It’s all glitter and sparkle, and a true journey back to the Golden Age of Hollywood at its best. The whole bedecked stage and cast of beautifully costumed dancers and singers epitomises the extravagant style of the 1920s and 1930s, proving that there really is “no business like ...

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Shrek – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Tour Director: Nigel Harman Musical Director: Dave Rose Original Choreography: Josh Prince Reviewer: Fiona Hannon People of Sheffield booked their tickets to see Shrek – The Musical almost two years ago, and it was certainly worth the wait. This production is a complete joy from start to finish. Anyone who is familiar ...

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Hedda Gabler – Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Henrik Ibsen Revised by: Richard Eyre Director: Amanda Gaughan Designer: Jean Chan Having first made its debut in London in 2005, Richard Eyre’s re-imagining of Ibsen’s iconic play Hedda Gabler is now treading the floorboards of Edinburgh’s Lyceum Theatre. With Amanda Gaughan directing in her first production for the Lyceum, this latest outing for Hedda is daring and ambitious ...

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Wuthering Heights – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Music: Claude-Michel Schonberg Conductor: John Pryce-Jones Director and Choreographer: David Nixon OBE Reviewer: Ray Taylor This is a revival of what was David Nixon’s first creation for Northern Ballet over twelve years ago, the premiere of which I was fortunate to see. This new version with redesigned and refreshed costumes loses none of the original’s stark power and beauty in ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week Beginning 19th January 2015

As the pantomimes and Christmas shows pack up from their runs over the festive period, theatres around the UK are this week beginning to get back into some normality. From a new work exploring the race for nuclear armament, to revivals of masterworks from some of theatre’s greatest writers there is a host of great works to see all across ...

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