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Julius Caesar – The Bridge Theatre

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Nicholas Hytner Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty “Do This!” Scream signs and posters around the set that encourage and hector the viewer to simultaneously take action themselves, and also rely on Caesar for provision - “When Caesar says, “do this,” it is performed” As the rock band (formed of actors from the play, and very decent) at the ...

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NEWS: Katherine Soper wins 2015 Bruntwood Prize

A London shop assistant has won this year's Bruntwood prize with her first play about a young carer dealing with welfare cuts. Wish List, by Katherine Soper, who currently works in a perfume shop on Regent Street, has been announced by former artistic director of the National Theatre, Nick Hytner, as the winner of the 10th anniversary Bruntwood Prize for ...

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One Man, Two Guvnors – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Richard Bean Original Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Selwyn Knight One Man, Two Guvnors boisterously burst onto the theatre scene in 2011, playing the West End and Broadway, winning the Evening Standard’s Best Play award and a Tony for James Corden for Best Actor in a Play. Based on a 1743 Italian Commedia del’Arte play, Servant ...

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One Man, Two Guvnors – Grand Opera House, York

Writer: Richard Bean Music: Grant Olding Original Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director and Choreographer: Adam Penford Reviewer: Janet Jepson Seeing One Man, Two Guvnors without knowing anything about the show is probably the best way to approach it, because the element of surprise is inconceivable. The four piece skiffle band The Craze, playing pleasantly as the audience takes their seats, ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week Beginning Monday 26th January 2015

A new play and revival by one of our most eminent playwrights, the circus comes to Wolverhampton and revivals and new productions galore ensure a busy theatrical week across the UK. Kris Hallett shares with us his picks of the week. Canoeing for Beginners- Royal Court Liverpool A modern comedy about debt, insurance scams and life and death directed by ...

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One Man, Two Guvnors – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Richard Bean Music: Grant Olding Original Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Luke Walker Since 2011 this production from the National Theatre has been an enormous hit on The South Bank, The West End and on Broadway. Beginning life with James Cordon in the central rôle it has garnered countless accolades. Now, the extensive touring production visits ...

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One Man Two Guvnors– Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Lu Greer   Now on its third tour of the UK, this re-imagining of a classic Commedia dell’Arte, has until this point won over critics left and right as its takes the audience through some of the most chaotic days of Francis Henshall’s (Gavin Spokes) life when he tries ...

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Great Britain – Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Nicholas Hytner Reviewer: Jessica Jane   Inspired by the real happenings of the phone hacking scandal, Great Britain is a modern day satire that explores the questionable relationship between the press, police and politicians in recent times. Set in a fictional newspaper office, which can only parallel with the red-top tabloid that was closed down. At ...

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