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The Tempest – Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Alex Clifton Reviewer: Emma Boswell The Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre returns this summer, converted into a magical island in its staging of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.  Directed by the very talented artistic director of Storyhouse (and Cestrian) Alex Clifton, The Tempest explores the story of Prospero; the usurped Duke (or Duchess, in this production) of Milan, ...

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Swallows and Amazons  – Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester

Writer: Bryony Lavery Director: Katie Posner Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Host the Jolly Roger flag, grab your oars and get ready to set sail on a voyage of adventure with Grosvenor Park’s family-friendly adventure Swallows and Amazons. Adapted by Bryony Lavery from the stories by Arthur Ransome and based on his own childhood adventures in the Lake District, Swallows and Amazons ...

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Swallows and Amazons – Storyhouse, Chester

Writer: Arthur Ransome Adaptor: Bryony Lavery Director: Katie Posner Reviewer: Jo Beggs Just over a year after opening, Chester’s Storyhouse delivers its second fast-paced version of a classic children’s novel. Last Christmas saw Enid Blyton’sThe Secret Sevendeftly brought to the stage by Storyhouse Director Alex Clifton, and we get another helping of good clean fun in this perfectly pitched summer ...

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The Big Corner – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: Bill Naughton Adaptor: Lawrence Till Director: Elizabeth Newman     Reviewer: Mel Duncan ‘You don’t get to choose the story you’re told ’ A landmark on the Bolton landscape, and a cultural gem the Octagon Theatre is proudly celebrating 50 years of theatre.  In a world where we are constantly finding arts and cultural endeavours pared down and marginalised, this is ...

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Macbeth – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Jatinder Verma Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Macbeth is probably one of the most adaptable of Shakespeare’s works – the tale of power and ambition lending itself to multiple interpretations. Tara Arts’ latest version jumps on that adaptability and transposes the Scottish court to a British Asian family. It’s clear from the opening scenes that this isn’t ...

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The Good Person Of Sichuan – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Bertolt Brecht Translator: Michael Hofmann Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:3]   Brecht's play, written in exile during the war years, is intended as a parable, an epic theatre exploration of morality and society. Can we be wholly good in an imperfect world? The story is set in Sichuan province, where three Enlightened Ones come down to earth ...

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Arabian Nights – The Library Theatre Company at The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Dominic Cooke Music: Arun Ghosh Director: Amy Leach Reviewer: Helen Jones [rating:4.5] The Library Theatre Company have once again brought their Christmas show to the Lowry and this year it is a treat for the senses.Arabian Nights is based upon the book of collated stories from South and West Asia compiled in the tenth and eleventh centuries. The production ...

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