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Tiger Bay The Musical – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music by: Daf James Book and lyrics: Michael Williams Director: Melly Still Reviewer: Beth Steer Set in Cardiff's Tiger Bay in the early 1900s, Tiger Bay The Musical is perhaps the most significant production by Wales Millennium Centre to date. Produced in association with Cape Town Opera, this raucous, roaring musical is one of revolution, conflict, and courage, at a time of the city's deepest unrest. ...

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Cymbeline – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Hiram Abeysekera and Bethan Cullinane as Posthumous and Innogen

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Melly Still Reviewer: James Garrington Cymbeline is one of the less well-known of Shakespeare’s playsand is performed far less often than some of the more popular pieces. In fact, the last time it was performed at the RSC was 10 years ago – and even then it wasn’t the RSC themselves that put it on. Judging ...

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The Haunting of Hill House – Playhouse, Liverpool

The Haunting of Hill House

Writer: Anthony Neilson Director: Melly Still Reviewer: Abbie Rippon   Based on the novel of the same name by American author Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House tells the story of a supernatural, social and psychological experiment that takes place in the mystical Hill House. Many of the house’s previous residents have died in cruel and mysterious ways and ...

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Life Raft – Bristol Old Vic

Original writer: Georg Kaiser Adaptor: Fin Kennedy Director: Melly Still Reviewer: Kris Hallett 13 children adrift on a life raft with little rations and only a distant hope of rescue to sustain them. For Georg Kaiser, writing in 1945, the idea of these children being stranded at sea in a war-torn world would have seemed brutally prescient. In a week ...

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Rats’ Tales – The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Carol Ann Duffy Adaptor/Director: Melly Still Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [Rating:4] The Royal Exchange has an enviable reputation for providing quirky festive entertainment that comes as a blessed relief after the bland fare we usually get at this time of year. But you can’t help feel they might have pushed their luck with ‘Rats’ Tales’. After all, some people actually ...

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Rusalka- Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Music: Antonin Dvorak Libretto: Jaroslav Kvapil Director: Melly Still Conductor: Jakub Hrusa Reviewer: Nathanael Kent [rating:5]   Melly Still is one in a long line of theatre directors making a foray into the world of opera, having achieved great success at the National Theatre and on Broadway, notably with her production of Coram Boy. This production of Rusalka, an early ...

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