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Wolf’s Child – Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Felbrigg Hall

Writer: Dave McKean deviser and Director: Bill Mitchell Composer: Victoria Abbott Reviewer: Glen Pearce If you go down to the woods today… just don’t expect a teddy bears’ picnic. WildWorks’ Wolf’s Child, commissioned especially for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, is a much more grown-up fairy tale. A gamekeeper warns audience members pre-show to keep to the middle of the ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with WildWorks’ Bill Mitchell

Ten Years ago Bill Mitchell founded WildWorks, a theatre company that has become renowned for staging large-scale productions involving local communities and local landscapes. Following on from their award-winning production of The Passion starring Michael Sheen, the company swap the streets of Port Talbot for the woods of the North Norfolk Countryside. Wolf’s Child sees audiences journey through the gardens ...

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Love’s Labour’s Lost: RSC Live Broadcast – Gala Theatre, Durham

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Anna Ambelez Reality versus fantasy, love, desire, reckoning and rationalization. These are themes in Love’s Labour’s Lost. Ferdinand King of Navarre (Sam Alexander) and his three companions, Berowne (Edward Bennett), Dumaine (Tunji Kasim) and Longaville (William Belchambers) vow to forsake the company of women for three years in order to study and fast. ...

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People – The Grand Theatre, Leeds

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: Nicholas Hytner Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:4] Following a successful run at the National Theatre in London, Alan Bennett’s new play, People, has been touring the UK and now arrives at the Leeds Grand. Bennett has previously worked with director Nicholas Hytner on the popular The History Boys and The Habit of Art. A comedy, People explores ...

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People – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: Nicholas Hytner Revival Director: Drew Mulligan Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree [rating:3.5]   Happy 50th Birthday, National Theatre. The audience at this evening’s performance of Alan Bennett’s People joined ranks with three National Theatre shows in the West End, and several more across the globe in celebrating over 800 productions since 1963. And long may it continue. This ...

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