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I Do! I Do! – Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London

Book and Lyrics: Tom Jones Music: Harvey Schmidt Director: Joseph Hodges Reviewer: Scott Matthewman When reviving a show about marital relationships that originated in the 1960s, it’s worth considering whether the sexual politics at work have anything to say fifty years later. In the case of I Do! I Do!, that remains an open question. Created by the team of ...

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3 Women –Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Katy Brand Director: Michael Yale Reviewer: Christie-Luke Jones 3 Women is writer Katy Brand’s at-times bitingly funny take on feminism and women’s rights, told through the eyes of a grandmother (Anita Dobson), a mother (Debbie Chazen), and a daughter (Maisie Richardson-Sellers). On the eve of her wedding, 40-something Suzanne (Chazen) finds herself plonked in a plush hotel suite with ...

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All’s Well That Ends Well – Exeter Northcott

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor: Dominic Power Director: Andrew Hilton Reviewer: Lucy Corley All’s Well That Ends Well is the second half of a double-bill at Exeter Northcott by Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, following a production of Hamlet that was fairly well-received, if a little predictable for this reviewer. Back for a second round, we find the same concrete-esque grey ...

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Candida – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Simon Godwin Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:3.5]   Theatre Royal Bath’s Summer 2013 Season is well underway and the second production this summer is George Bernard Shaw’s Candida. This play follows the morning, afternoon and evening of one day in the Morrell household. The Reverend James Morrell is a popular clergyman and a successful Christian Socialist ...

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Maurice’s Jubilee – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Nichola McAuliffe Director: Hannah Eidinow Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:5] After an acclaimed run at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Maurice’s Jubilee continues its UK tour, delighting audiences with its unique blend of laugh out loud comedy and touching pathos. Astutely observed and superbly written, Nichola McAuliffe’s new play gives a wholly realistic glimpse into the relationship between a couple ...

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Marriage – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Laurie Slade Director: Hamish Glen Reviewer: Nicole Evans [rating:4] It is not often a play begins before it even starts, yet it is whist idly ordering our pre-show drinks that we are introduced to the two people we will be seeing most of during the evening. Although officially listed as members of the production team, musicians Polina Skovoroda Shepherd ...

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PREVIEW: 2013 UK theatre highlights

As venues across the country pack up the lastremnantsof panto for another year, thoughts begin to turn to the rich pickings on offer across the country in 2013. Our team of regional editors look at highlights coming up across the UK. South West – Chosen by Regional Editor Jacqui Onions As we enter 2013, Britten 100 is causing a stir ...

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Women Laughing – Old Red Lion, London

Writer: Michael Wall Director: Teunkie van der Sluijs Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:4] It is the mark of a really talented writer when a difficult subject such as mental illness can be made to be not just entertaining, but downright funny. That is not to suggest that the topic is made light of – far from it – as Michael Wall’s ...

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