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Peter Pan – Park Theatre, London

Writer: J. M. BarrieDirector: Jonathan O’BoyleReviewer: Scott MatthewmanAll children, except one, grow up. Until then, there is plenty of time for fantasy – as J M Barrie’s classic play Peter Pandemonstrates. Barrie’s play works best in the context of a child observing the world through the sleepy prism of bedtime stories, just as Peter catches snippets of Cinderella through the bedroom ...

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This House – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writers: James Graham Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs The years between 1974 and 1979 saw two general elections, both in 1974, a Government lose its slender majority and face two votes of no confidence, as well as the Prime Minister resigning the post two years into his term, and the rise to power of the person who became the most ...

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Brassed Off – Oldham Coliseum

Brassed Off at Oldham Collesium

Writer: Mark Herman Adaptor: Paul Allen Director: Kevin Shaw Reviewer: Iain Sykes The appearance of Brassed Off on the schedules of Oldham Coliseum is a regular occurrence. Three productions of the play, adapted by Paul Allen from Mark Herman’s screenplay for the 1996 film of the same name, have graced the boards here in the last eleven years, and the ...

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To Kill a Mockingbird – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Harper Lee Adaptation: Christopher Sergel Director: Timothy Sheader Music: Phil King Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys On the day it was announced that 55 years on from the U.S. Publication of To Kill A Mockingbird and 60 years since Harper Lee set aside her first manuscript to write her enduring 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning classic of American literature, not only does the ...

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Hobson’s Choice – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: Harold Brighouse Director: David Thacker Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace Written in 1916 Hobson’s Choice has remained a favourite of audiences and theatre companies alike throughout its 98 year history and with this new co-production between the Bolton Octagon, Oldham Coliseum and New Vic, Newcastle-Under-Lyme it is easy to see why. Harold Brighouse’s superbly written play tells the tale of Salfordian ...

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In Doggerland – The Continental, Preston

Writer: Tom Morton-Smith Director: Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder Reviewer: May Mellstrom [Rating:4] “Home is where the heart is” repeats twenty-one year old Marnie as she stands on a gradually eroding coastline looking out across an expanse of water, where once there stood a village and lived a family that would become inextricably linked with her own. The homecoming in Tom Morton-Smith’s new ...

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Mother Courage and Her Children – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Bertolt Brecht Translator: Tony Kushner Director: Chris Honer Reviewer: Clare Boswell [Rating:3.5] Manchester’s Library Theatre Company has opened its 2013 production season with Brecht’s powerful and timeless classic ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’. The new translation by Academy Award winning Tony Kushner makes Brecht’s play truly accessible, richly drawing upon the playwright’s acerbic humour. ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’ ...

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