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Neaptide – National Theatre, London

Writer: Sarah Daniels Director: Sarah Frankcom Reviewer: Tom Finch Celebrating theatre’s contribution to the LGBT+ experience, The National Theatre is presenting a season of rehearsed readings, talks and exhibitions. Fifty years on from the decriminalisation of homosexuality it's clear, standing in the brutalist foyer how much has changed for queer people in this country. Same-sex couples linger through the gift ...

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The Winter’s Tale  – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Max Webster Composer: Alasdair Macrae Reviewer: S.E. Webster Spring, summer, autumn, winter.  Whatever the season audiences everywhere will be guaranteed at least one production of a Shakespearean drama. The vogue for transporting Shakespeare to new settings shows no sign of waning. Thus it is on the crest of this particular theatrical wave that Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum ...

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Right Now – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

The cast of RIGHT NOW

Writer: Catherine-Anne Toupin Translator: Chris Campbell Director: Michael Boyd Reviewer: Claire Hayes   The Ustinov Studio’s new season of French-Canadian drama kicks off with Right Now, a psychologically intriguing dark comedy produced in association with Traverse Theatre Company and Bush Theatre. Like Florian Zeller’s The Father and The Mother – recent predecessors on the same stage – in Right Now ...

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The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy: Part III The Deliverance – Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Writer: Jennifer Tremblay Translator: Shelley Tepperman Director: Muriel Romanes Reviewer: Gareth Davies Family dramas may be as old as theatre itself, but the now familiar tropes of father and daughters, mothers and sons, are masterfully handled in this third of a series of plays by Quebec playwright Jennifer Tremblay. Although the stage is peppered with characters, they are given life ...

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Yer Granny – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: Based on La Nona by Roberto Cossa. In a new version by Douglas Maxwell Director: Graham McLaren Reviewer: Caitriona M. Reilly The National Theatre of Scotland returns to Belfast with their production of Yer Granny. Based on La Nona by Roberto Cossa, this is a new version written by Douglas Maxwell. The premise of the play is basically a ...

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Yer Granny – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Graham McLaren Writer: Roberto Cossa Adapted by: Douglas Maxwell Designer: Colin Richmond Reviewer: Amy Taylor It’s 1977 and above a failed fish and chip shop, a family disintegrates to the tune of The Bay CityRollers as their Granny eats and eats and eats. In fact, her voracious appetite formsthe basis of Douglas Maxwell’s adaptation of Roberto Cossa’s La Nona, ...

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Yer Granny – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Roberto Cossa Adaptation: Douglas Maxwell Director: Graham McLaren Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Were you a cynic, you could accuse the National Theatre of Scotland of cashing in on the rising tide of nationalism and the appetite for locally sourced produce in its choice of Yer Granny, a Glaswegian version of Roberto Cossa's 1977 Argentinian hit comedy La Nona. Rolling out ...

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