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The Rivals – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer:  Richard Brinsley Sheridan Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer:  R G Balgray Difficulties abound in approaching Georgian drama without preconceptions: those powdered wigs, and convoluted manners, as the age of wit and decorum awaits the tsunami of cultural and social changes brought forth by the 19th Century. And The Rivals is firmly of its age too -  locked in a distant ...

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While the Sun Shines – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Kris Hallett We have already had Noel Coward as part of this year's Bath Summer Season and now we have Terence Rattigan's almost forgotten While The Sun Shines. which with its farcical complications, ever-shifting emotional attachments and highly moneyed setting could be mistaken at first glance as something from the pen of the ...

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Eldorado – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Marius Von Mayenburg (translated by Maja Zade) Director: Simon Dormandy Reviewer: Georgina Newman El Dorado is the mythical South American city associated with gold, greed and opportunity. Marius Von Mayenburg's Eldorado is a war-torn city, a bourgeois world. A place so ravaged by bombs that it has become every property investor's paradise, where everyone wants to make riches from ...

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A Tale Of Two Cities – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: Terence Rattigan, John Gielgud, Adam Spreadbury-Maher Director: Adam Spreadbury-Maher Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty [rating:4.5] Dickens, Gielgud and Rattigan. Or perhaps Rattigan, Gielgud and Dickens, then. Whatever way you mix it up it's a potent blend of some of the finest literary and theatrical talents Britain has ever produced. The combination of names alone makes it surprising that the script has ...

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Sebastian Armesto and Dudley Hinton Director: Sebastian Armesto and Dudley Hinton Reviewer: Kate Klatsken [rating:4] In this modern adaptation of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Simple8 bring their own version of the 1920 silent horror film to life. The original screenplay by Hans Jonowitz and Carl Mayer directed by Robert Weine focused on low budget film making and used ...

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