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The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

The Odyssey by Simon Armitage

Writer: Simon Armitage Director: Nick Bagnall Reviewer: Christy Ku   “Grief for the missing is worse than the grief for the dead.” A high-ranking government minister is sent abroad to Istanbul as a representative on a diplomatic mission. Smith is a man who has already missed too many birthdays and hospital visits, been too absent from home, when a bar ...

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The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

The Odyssey by Simon Armitage

Writer: Simon Armitage Director: Nick Bagnall Reviewer: May Mellstrom Having previously collaborated on The Last Days of Troy - an adaptation of Homer’s The Iliad - poet and playwright Simon Armitage and director Nick Bagnall have turned their attention to the sequel, Odyssey and produced a bold and witty re-imagining of the classic poem. Beginning in present-day Britain, government minister ...

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The Death of King Arthur – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

  Writer: Simon Armitage Director: Nick Bagnall Music: Paul Johnson Reviewer: Madelaine Bowman Being a fan of Simon Armitage for as long as I can remember, it was with great excitement and intrigue that I attended his theatrical recital of The Death of King Arthur, and I couldn’t have hoped for a more evocative and engaging retelling of this legendary ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Nick Bagnall Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin This play is where Shakespeare meets pantomime. It is a blend of high farce, brooding villains, and star-crossed, not to mention, double-crossed lovers. Nick Bagnall uses the enormous space of the new Everyman stage to swirl the action from a mood of high-camp comedy to dark and edgy. Occasionally our players ...

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NEWS: Cynthia Erivo cast as Puck in Everyman’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

It has been announced this afternoon that prior to her reprising her rôle in the Menier Chocolate Factory production of The Colour Purple on Broadway, Cynthia Erivo will take on the rôle of Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Liverpool's Everyman Theatre from March 21st to April 18th. The production will be the first production for the Everyman's new ...

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

Writer: The Gawain Poet Translator: Simon Armitage Director: Nick Bagnall Reviewer: Edie Ranvier “closer to Christmas than a week of advent chocolates” Oh, but the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is beautiful. Seventy-two branches of low-hanging candelabra, illuminating gilded black doors that could have trundled straight out of a Habsburg palace, and a stage with three dark wooden podiums. Just being here ...

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Britannia Waves the Rules – Summerhall@Roundabout, Edinburgh

Writer: Gareth Farr Director: Nick Bagnall Reviewer: Deborah Klayman The men in Carl Jackson’s world offer little in the way of rôle models: the drug-dealing Appletons, his uninspiring uncle Charles, and his father who has retreated into a childlike world since the death of his Carl’s mother. The bright lights of Blackpool are of little solace, masking the poverty and ...

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Latitude Festival: Britannia Waves The Rules

Writer: Gareth Farr Director: Nick Bagnall Reviewer: Craig Barber While Latitude takes place on the east coast, it’s the west coast resort of Blackpool that provides the setting for Gareth Farr’s Britannia Waves the Rules. Like many young men who become disillusioned with their home town, Carl is seduced by the timeless Army recruitment promise of join up and see ...

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