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d(ARE) / Here Be Lions – Print Room, London

Creators: Sandrine Buring, Stephane Olry and La Revue Eclair Translator: Neil Bartlett Director: Stepane Olry Reviewer: Stephen Bates   It is difficult for most of us to imagine what it must be like to live with severe neurological difficulties, disconnected from the rest of the World. Dancer Sandrine Buring createdd(ARE) to express her interpretation of the feelings of patients in ...

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A Christmas Carol – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: Neil Bartlett Director: Gus Miller Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Alongside turkey and mince pies, Charles Dickens' tale of a miserly old Christmas hater getting his comeuppance has established itself as a permanent fixture in our seasonal celebrations. The story, also a clarion call for a more caring society, may well be over- familiar, but it can still stand up ...

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A Christmas Carol – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Cast of A Christmas Carol

Writer: Charles Dickens Adaptation:Neil Bartlett Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Callum Sergeant Callum, at 11 is the youngest member of The Public Reviews Scotland Team, a technical wiz he is also a talented photographer, here is his child's eye view of the Citizens Theatre's 2014 festive offering,A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge is a notoriously bitter old man determined not to let ...

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The Picture of Dorian Gray – Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts

Writer: Oscar Wilde Adaptor: Neil Bartlett Director: Steve Buckwald Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin As the play begins with chorus standing around in mime-mode could the show be re-named “The Statue of Dorian Gray”?This is quite an arty/stylised version with the antics of the chorus sometimes overshadowing the principals and the plot. It is often their narrative inserts, giggling minor rôles and ...

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In Extremis – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: Neil Bartlett Director: Caroline Devlin Reviewer: Lizzie Kirkwood [rating:2] On March 24 1895, Oscar Wilde visited the supposedly celebrated palm-reader Mrs Robinson. In February of the same year, Wilde took the Marquess of Queensbury to trial for libel, having publicly accused him of sodomy. As details of Wilde’s private life began to emerge in the press, the evidence against ...

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The Picture of Dorian Grey – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Adaptor/Director: Neil Bartlett Reviewer: Alan Foran [rating: 4] “But the bravest among us is afraid of himself”, Lord Henry tells Dorian Grey. Of course, Dorian has every reason to be afraid. The core of the story revolves around the simple idea, voiced by Grey himself, that he will grow old, while the picture will stay young; but what if it ...

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The Girl I Left Behind Me – The Lowry, Salford

Director: Neil Bartlett Reviewer: Sally Cinnamon [Rating:4] Performer Jessica Walker and Director Neil Bartlett, alongside MD and accompanist, James Holmes has created a time machine. It’s true! The Girl I left Behind Me transports the audience to the late 1860’s when theatres were lit by gas, where ladies wore bonnets and men wore britches, through to the 1970’s and to ...

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