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Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde – Darlington Hippodrome

Adaptor: David Edgar Director: Kate Saxon Reviewer: Mark Clegg Like its Gothic horror stable-mates Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is both immediately familiar and strangely unknown to the general public. All three sets of characters are part of popular culture and yet the vast majority of ...

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Pride and Prejudice – Nottingham Playhouse

Writer: Sara Pascoe from the book by Jane Austen Director: Susannah Tresilian Reviewer: Dave Smith Play fast and loose with national treasures and you’re going to upset a few people – just ask Emma Rice. So when it was announced that Sara Pascoe, stand-up comedian and veteran of any number of television comedy shows such as Mock the Week, Frankie Boyle’s ...

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Before the Party – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Man and woman sitting on bed

Writer: W. Somerset Maugham Adaptor: Rodney Ackland Director: Ryan McBryde ReviewerL David Jobson Written in 1949, Rodney Ackland’s Before the Party turns Somerset Maugham’s 1922 short story into a biting satire on changing views to the class system following the war. With plenty of zest, this latest revival directed by Ryan McBryde is a delectable production. It is a lovely summer ...

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Sleeping Beauty – The Watermill Theatre, Newbury

Writer: Rufus Norris Director: Bill Buckhurst Reviewer: Mary Scriven What better time for a bit of theatre magic than the Christmas season and they’re making an early and very impressive start at The Watermill Theatre in Bagnor with their production of Sleeping Beauty.   Christmas is always special at The Watermill, and they’ve brought the big guns in for this one ...

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The Inn at Lydda – Sam Wanamaker Theatre, London

Writer: John Wolfson Director: Andy Jordan Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty It looks like history, if feels like history, but this is a story that is apparently not something that could ever have been written down so we’ll have to remember to suspend belief. This imagined meeting of real characters began life at the Globe. Moving a few steps away to the ...

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