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Vulcan 7 – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer Director: Steve Marmion Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Somewhere in Iceland a movie is being made. It’s the 7th in the series of Vulcan movies and the first to feature Gary Savage, a one-time Tarantino favourite with six Oscar nominations to his name. But Savage isn’t in a lead role, he isn’t even a named part, and ...

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The Game of Love and Chai – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Nigel Planer Director: Jatinder Verma Designer: Claudia Mayer Reviewer: Ron Simpson Tara Arts’ production of The Game of Love and Chai, completing a UK tour with a week at West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Courtyard Theatre, brings a great deal of intelligence, imagination and skill to bear on modernising and re-locating Pierre de Marivaux’s 1730 comedy, The Game of Love and ...

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The Game of Love and Chai – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Nigel Planer Director: Jatinder Verma Reviewer: Nicole Craft The overall concept of an 18th-century French farce dragged into a modern-day Bollywood world has mountains of potential to go extremely wrong. The French had somewhat perfected the art of precise yet witty wordplay, with Marivaux winning the proverbial race, and therefore trying to clean up, or adapt, something that wasn’t ...

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London

Book: David Greig Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman Reviewer: Seb de Montmorency [rating:4] One of the hottest tickets of the year is a golden one. London gets its second major adaptation of a Roald Dahl story into a big budget piece of musical theatre as the long-awaited Charlie and the Chocolate Factory finally opens its gates ...

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