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Democracy – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Michael Frayn Director: Michael Emans Reviewer: Dominic Corr The Bundesadler; a Federal Eagle drapes the stage, a constant reminder of Europe’s all too recent history. Just as the overbearing black eagle serves to remind the audience of this past, Michael Frayn’s piece as a whole recapitulates a time many have omitted on these isles; post-war Germany. Adeptly constructed, if ...

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Democracy – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Michael Frayn Director: Michael Emans Reviewer: Harriet Brace A subtle, creeping thriller about the thin line between foes and allies, Democracy is several cleverly-crafted plays in one. From award-winning writer Michael Frayn, best known for his 1982 comedy Noises Off, the play follows the political rise and fall of Chancellor Willy Brandt and his cabinet colleagues as they attempt ...

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Posh – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Susannah Tresilian Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage It is perhaps particularly relevant with the impending election looming in a few weeks that Salisbury Playhouse’s current production of Posh in conjunction with Nottingham Playhouse Theatre, should focus on the over-privileged rich boys of Oxford’s dreaming spires and reflect the current aggrandisement of the establishment and the roots from which ...

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NEWS: Cusack and McAleer to star in Bodinetz’s production of Juno and the Paycock

Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse’s artistic director Gemma Bodinetz will direct Niamh Cussack and Des McAleer in a revival of Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock in a co-production between the Liverpool Theatres and Bristol Old Vic. Juno and the Paycock features O’Casey’s trademark mix of comic double acts, political upheavals, domestic longings, and characters who are never far away from ...

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NEWS: Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre announces re:opening season

Following an extensive multi-million pound refurbishment Liverpool’s Everyman theatre will re-open its doors in March 2014 with an exciting season, which celebrates the very fabric of this historic theatrical venue. Executive Director Deborah Aydon said: “After ten years’ planning and two years’ construction we are thrilled to be able to announce the Everyman’s reawakening. We have a very busy few ...

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The Misanthrope – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Moliere Adapter: Roger McGough Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: Bill Avenell [rating: 5] Reviewing Moliere at the Theatre Royal Brighton is child’s play. Just think of superlatives and add them to the names in the programme. Last year The English Touring Theatre production of Tartuffe was an excellent show but it will take a very good one to beat The ...

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The Misanthrope – Exeter Northcott Theatre

Writer: Molière (adapted by Roger McGough) Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:4] Don’t miss English Touring Theatre’s production of The Misanthrope running at Exeter Northcott. A fun, witty, stunning and thoughtful night is guaranteed.Molière’s classic 17th century play tells the story of Alceste, a wealthy society character recognised for his poetry and rhyming skills. However, he is appalled by ...

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The Misanthrope – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Moliere Adaptor: Roger McGough Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: David Noble [rating:4] In his third foray into the work of Molière, Roger McGough last night tackled what is commonly considered the famous playwright’s best work; as you would expect, an adaptation by McGough was always going to be brimming with wordplay and wit, and The Misanthrope did not disappoint. From ...

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