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The Remains Of The Day – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Kazuo Ishiguro Adapter: Barney Norris Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: Alice Fowler Kazuo Ishiguro's masterpiece is all about the path not taken: a study in regret, the strictures of class and what happens when we refuse to see the truth. Stevens, the butler at the story's heart, is a man careful never to forget his umbrella, but whose own feelings ...

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The Remains of the Day – Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton

Writer: Barney Norris, from the book by Kazuo Ishiguro Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: James Garrington The Remains of the Day is, without doubt, an extraordinary piece of theatre. This world premiere production is based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s masterpiece, and it is done extremely well. Like the book, it contains a great many themes and strands, sometimes interwoven and sometimes standing alone and ...

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Macbeth – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Polly Findlay Reviewer: Katy Roberts Macbeth, both the play and the titular character, is obsessed with time, and this theme looms large throughout Polly Findlay’s modern-dress production of Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy. From the moment the digital clock sparks into life at the back of the stage, one becomes acutely aware that Macbeth and his wife are ...

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Ghosts – Home, Manchester

Niamh Cussak leads the cast in Ghosts

Writer: Henrik Ibsen Adaptor: David Watson Director: Polly Findlay Reviewer: Richard Hall Henrik Ibsen belongs to a small group of influential late 19th Century writers, including Strindberg and George Bernard Shaw, who are credited with creating the so called, "problem play". The plays written during this period and well into the beginning of the 20th Century highlighted social issues and ...

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Unfaithful – FOUND111, London

Writer: Owen McCafferty Director: Adam Penfold Reviewer: Niall Harman Clocking in at only 70 minutes, Owen McCafferty’s Unfaithful is a short play, but it is not a slight one. It opens in a sparse room with a middle-aged couple arguing. Tom (Sean Campion) has slept with another woman, and while he is reluctant to discuss the matter, his wife Joan ...

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INTERVIEW: Matthew Lewis on Potter, Unfaithful and doing that photoshoot

Many actors struggle to make the transition from child to adult actor but, for Matthew Lewis, a wide variety of roles post-Harry Potter have shown his versatility. About to perform in Unfaithful at London’s Found 111 Theatre space, he took time out of rehearsal to talk to Glen Pearce about the play and casting off his film persona. Like most ...

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The Rehearsal – Minvera, Chichester

Writer: Jean Anouilh Director: Jeremy Sams Reviewer: Steve Turner Written by acclaimed French playwright Jean Anouilh and presented here in the version translated and directed by Jeremy Sams, The Rehearsal tells the story of the Count, known to most as Tiger, and his idea of staging an 18th century comedy to entertain the guests at a sumptuous party to be ...

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Afterplay – The Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Brian Friel Director: Roisin McBrinn Music: Richard Taylor Designer: Paul Wills Reviewer: Fiona Hannon Previous seasons at Sheffield Theatres have celebrated the work of Michael Frayn and Sir David Hare, this year it is the turn of Brian Friel. Three of his plays are being performed over the next few weeks. Afterplay (first performed in Dublin in 2002) is ...

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