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Carmen – Mill and Tyne Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Music: Georges Bizet Director: Boris Lagoda Conductor: Azat Maksutov Reviewer: Anna Ambelez Love, treachery, passion and betrayal, Carmen has it all. An opera in four acts, Bizet adapted the plot from the novel ‘Carmen’ by French writer Prosper Merimee. Opening in Seville, in a town square outside a cigarette factory, we see Michaela (Olga Sosnovskaya) asking some soldiers for her ...

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The Secret Agent – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: Joseph Conrad Adaptor: Matthew Hurt and company Director: Joseph Alford Reviewer: Anna Ambelez [rating:3] Theatre O's devised adaptation is based, as opposed to inspired by, on Joseph Conrad's 'The Secret Agent' written in 1907. Espionage, anarchy, terrorism and betrayal, are some ingredients of Conrad's novel.This highly-acclaimed political thriller abounds with passion and intrigue, little of which is reflected in ...

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The Collision Of Things – Live Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: Devised by company Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Anna Ambelez [Rating:4.5] Exuding ebullient emotional energy, The Collision Of Things is a youthful production that abounds with maturity. Jan (Martin Bonger) and Luciana (Merce Ribot) meet, are instantly attracted, and co-habit. Yorkshire Tom ( Richard Kiess) comes to London to his estranged father’s funeral; wishing to connect with his father, he ...

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The Seagull – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Director: Blanche McIntyre Writer: John Donnelly after Anton Chekkov Reviewer: Anna Ambelez [rating:4]   The Seagull portrays fulfilment alongside disappointment, unrequited love, romantic conflict, creativity and emotion. Masha (Jenny Rainsford) the steward’s daughter always wears black because she is “in mourning for my life”. For a play primarily about unhappy people, this show contains a lot of humour. Set in ...

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The Victorian in the Wall – Northern Stage,Newcastle-Upon Tyne

Writer: Will Adamsdale with contributions from Jason Barnett, Chris branch, Matthew Steer and Melanie Wilson Co-Directed: Will Adamsdale &Lyndsey Turner Reviewer: Anna Ambelez [rating:3] Essentially a fragile love story, the couples flat unearths a Victorian man living in the wall during a knock through, what is the result? Many who see this piece will arrive at a different conclusion. The ...

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Richard Herring: Talking Cock – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon Tyne

Writer: Richard Herring Reviewer: Anna Ambelez [Rating:4] Welcome to Richard’s raucously rude, robust world, but all in the very best taste. Herring is cock sure and steadfast in his delivery, seemingly not pausing to breathe. He almost manically launches headlong into a funny, fact packed evening at a fast, furious, frenetic pace. This show has enough material in it to ...

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Canary Gold – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer and director: Carlos Belda Reviewer: Anna Ambelez [Rating:3.5] This production sang like a canary and shone like gold, but was it fool’s gold? The story begins in the 16th century, shifting back and forth to modern day. The song “What would you do with a drunken sailor, what would you do with a merchant banker” encapsulates much of the ...

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