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And Now: The World! – Brewery Theatre, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Sibylle Berg Translator: Ben Knight Director: Abigail Graham Reviewer: Kris Hallett It has never been easier to be connected. Want to chat with your best friend in New York? You can in seconds just using Skype. A pithy 140 character statement will earn you plenty of new followers on Twitter. A bit of Netflix and chill time is yours ...

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The King’s Speech – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: David Seidler Music: Nick Powell Director: Roxana Silbert Movement Director: Polly Bennett Writer David Seidler’s stammer developed on being sent to the USA during WWII. George VI became his boyhood hero, a rôle model and inspiration for his critically acclaimed West End stage play which later developed into the 2010 four time Academy Award winning film The King’s Speech. ...

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Peter Pan- Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London

Writer: J. M. Barrie Director: Timothy Sheader, Liam Steel Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh   J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan is a quintessential children’s classic, about a boy, who like most of us, doesn’t really want to grow up. Wendy (Kae Alexander), John (Patrick Osborne) and Michael (Thomas Dennis) live their lives quite non-extraordinarily until one day Peter Pan (Hiran Abeyseykera) turns up, ...

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The King’s Speech – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: David Seidler Directors: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Fergus Morgan What is expected of a king? Why do so many people still revere the monarchy when, as the Sex Pistols forcibly asserted, “there’s no future, and England’s dreaming”? What use is a monarch that cannot speak for his people? These are just some of the questions deliberated over in The King’s ...

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Of Mice and Men – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: John Steinbeck Director: Roxanna Silbert Reviewer: Selwyn Knight One of the great classics of American 20th Century literature, Of Mice and Men takes an uncompromising look at how ordinary men tried to keep the wolf from the door in the Great Depression. Men would wander the country looking for work, living solitary lives of quiet desperation. Loneliness is very ...

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Bring Up The Bodies – Aldwych Theatre, London

Writers: Hilary Mantel, Mike Poulton Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Sequels are tricky things to get right. Whether we're talking books, films, plays or event the difficult second album. Hilary Mantel clearly struck a winning formula when writing Bring Up The Bodies, winning a Booker prize to add to the one already on the shelf from Wolf Hall. Adapted, ...

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Wolf Hall – Aldwych Theatre, London

Writers: Hilary Mantel, Mike Poulton Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Up the street from the Aldwych theatre, in Covent Garden, there's often a street performer dressed as, and acting like, Charlie Chaplin. He's good too, funny and sweet like the character in The Tramp. He has a bamboo cane and everything. However, given the historical weight of Chaplin and ...

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NEWS: Ian McDiarmid reprises rôle A Life of Galileo Tour

Ian McDiarmid reprises the title rôle in Roxana Silbert’s celebrated production of Brecht’s A LIFE OF GALILEO at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 28 February to 8 March ahead of a short tour. Translated by leading playwright, Mark Ravenhill, A LIFE OF GALILEO is arguably Brecht’s greatest play and charts the renaissance scientist’s extraordinary fight with the Catholic church over his ...

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