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Our Country’s Good – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Timberlake Wertenbaker Director: Fiona Buffini Designer: Neil Murray Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent In 2014 five dynamic and distinct theatre companies collaborated to create a ground-breaking production of The Threepenny Opera. No one had predicted that the success of this venture would see the collective invite two more organisations to join the fray. Thus Ramps on the Moon consortium was born, ...

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NEWS: ETT announces Spring 2017 season

English Touring Theatre has announced its Spring 2017 season, which features the world première of Silver Lining, a new comedy written by comedienne and presenter Sandi Toksvig, and a tour of the critically acclaimed Olivier Award winning Shakespeare’s Globe production of Nell Gwynn, starring Laura Pitt-Pulford in the title role. It is the final season under the stewardship of Director ...

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The Private Ear/The Public Eye – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Peter Shaffer Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:4]   Peter Shaffer's delightful double bill was a huge hit on both sides of the Atlantic back in 1962. We're back in the days of Ascot water heaters and coffee bars, in a theatrical landscape before the National and the kitchen sink, when revue was fashionable, and it was not ...

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As You Like It – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Douglas Rintoul Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:3]     This is my fourth As You Like It this season; by far the most inventive, and in some ways the most magical. For this anarchic adaptation, director Douglas Rintoul draws inspiration from his time at Calais's No Borders camp for migrants hoping to enter the UK. We hardly ...

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Some Like It Hotter – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Richard Hurford Director: Karen Simpson Musical Director: Neil MacDonald Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:4]   Billy Wilder's classic movie of 1958 has inspired spin-offs galore, including several musicals, but none as fanciful, or half as much fun, as this light-hearted look at the afterlife. We find ourselves in Limbo – the anteroom to Paradise – represented here by Jane Linz ...

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