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The Comedy of Errors – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Director: Edward Hall Writer: William Shakespeare Reviewer: George Attwell Gerhards Propeller’s approach to Shakespeare is refreshingly unique. Watching one of their productions is, I can only imagine, like watching Shakespeare on drugs. The pace is incredibly fast, the colours and sounds striking and unexpected and the performances are imbued with a sense of playfulness and electricity. This style naturally suits ...

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The Comedy of Errors – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Edie Ranvier The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s Plautian farce about twins and mistaken identity, has been neatly twinned by all-male theatre company Propeller in a matched pair with A Midsummer Night’s Dream in this, their current tour. But these twin shows, unlike the Dromios and Antipholuses who confuse the action of the play, ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Edie Ranvier All-male Shakespeare company Propeller has come to Edinburgh with a brace of the Bard’s earliest comedies: the less-performed Comedy of Errors, and the well-known and well-loved A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a story of love, fairies and chaos. You may know the Dream, but you probably won’t have seen it quite like ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Lu Greer A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of Shakespeare’s two truly original plays, is a story full of magic and whimsy as it tells the stories of four sets of characters and is interwoven predominantly by love. With this being the focus of the play, and it revolving around three sets of male/female ...

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The Comedy of Errors – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Lu Greer The Comedy of Errors, one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, as well as one of the most farcical, is full of mad antics, slapstick comedy and ingenious wordplay. Being taken on by Propeller, an all-male company renowned for bringing their own brand of humour and accessibility to the works of the Bard, ...

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The Comedy of Errors – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace In the second production of Propellers’ current international tour this all male theatre troupe energetically bring to life Shakespeare’s farcical Comedy of Errors, one of his earliest and most frothy creations. A precursor to modern farce, the Comedy of Errors is a simple tale of mistaken identity involving two sets of ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Jim Gillespie A Midsummer Night’s Dream is probably one of Shakespeare’s best-known dramas. It was therefore intriguing to see what the all male Propeller company could bring to such a well-loved but well-worn piece. The plot is intricate, as four distinct groups of characters - the court, the lovers, the artisans, and the ...

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The Comedy of Errors – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Jim Gillespie All male company Propeller are at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield this week with two productions, alternating the generally gentle romance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with the near-slapstick Comedy of Errors. Propeller have built up a loyal fan base for their energetic, physical takes on the Shakespeare canon, and they ...

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