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A Christmas Carol – The Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: Charles Dickens Adapter: Neil Duffield Director: Ben Occhipinti Reviewer: Jay Nuttall It may still be November but Christmas shows up and down the country are beginning to open and none are quite as Christmassy as Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. With early evening performance times of seven o’clock and a running time of just under two hours, this production ...

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The Machine Stops – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Adam Slynn and Maria Gray in The Machine Stops

Writer: EM Forster Adaptor: Neil Duffield Director: Juliet Foster Reviewer:  Nicole Evans Living in virtual isolation in her hexagonal chamber, deep in a manufactured dystopian retreat far below the, supposedly now inhabitable, earth's surface, Vashti prepares to present her lecture on matters of the world as it was once experienced when humans lived above ground. Connected to her students, and ...

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The Machine Stops – Jacksons Lane Theatre, London

Writer: EM Forster Adaptor: Neil Duffield Director: Juliet Foster Reviewer: Stephen Bates We think of EM Forster and we think of stories about the English upper classes at home and abroad in the early part of the 20th Century. Science fiction we regard as the territory of his contemporary, HG Wells, so it comes as a surprise to discover that Neil Duffield's ...

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The Machine Stops – Theatre Royal Studio, York

Writer: Neil Duffield (after E.M. Forster) Director: Juliet Forster Designer: Rhys Jarman Reviewer: Ron Simpson E.M. Forster’s short story, The Machine Stops, written in 1909, is very different in tone and subject-matter from the novels on which his reputation rests. A futuristic fiction about the danger of the dominance of technology, it appears particularly prophetic in these days of Facebook ...

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Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – Royal & DerngateTheatre, Northampton

Writer: Charles Dickens Adapter: Neil Duffield Director: Gary Sefton Reviewer: Maggie Constable [rating:4.5] Charles Dickens, whose bicentenary was celebrated recently, penned one of the most famous and certainly best-loved Christmas stories of all time, A Christmas Carol. The tale has been turned into numerous theatre productions and films with even a superb Muppet film version. Tonight the old Victorian Royal ...

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