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NEWS: Royal & Derngate announces its Made in Northampton 2014 season

Only about an hour from London via London Euston, Northampton’s Royal &Derngate has an enviable reputation in producing new and exciting theatrical events. Building on that success, new Artistic Director James Dacre has announced details of his first Made In Northampton season, bringing together some of the country’s most brilliant theatre-makers, from playwrights and composers to puppeteers, photojournalists and rock ...

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PREVIEW: Latitude Festival Gears Up For Eighth Edition

Eight years ago a newcomer entered the summer festival scene. Many saw it as an already crowded market but organisers saw a gap in the market for something different. More Than Just A Music Festival the posters claim and for Latitude that claim is more than justified. Latitude has now firmly established itself on the festival calendar, being named best ...

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Blue Remembered Hills – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Dennis Potter Director: Psyche Stott Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:3] Dennis Potter's play, adapted from the original TV version on Play for Today in 1979, lasts an hour. Barely settled in to the theatre with coats off, than we are finished, and a slightly confused audience is spilling out..all checking watches and looking around bewildered. So does the play pack ...

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The Firework-Maker’s Daughter – Northern Stage, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Writer: Philip Pullman Production: John Fulljames, The Opera Group, Opera North Reviewer: Michael Hunter [Rating:4] Based on the children’s novel of Philip Pullman, this exciting new work created in partnership with The Opera Group and Opera North, has its aims set high on capturing the first timer of the opera genre, child and adult alike. An impressive orchestra is ensembled ...

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The Seagull – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Director: Blanche McIntyre Writer: John Donnelly after Anton Chekkov Reviewer: Anna Ambelez [rating:4]   The Seagull portrays fulfilment alongside disappointment, unrequited love, romantic conflict, creativity and emotion. Masha (Jenny Rainsford) the steward’s daughter always wears black because she is “in mourning for my life”. For a play primarily about unhappy people, this show contains a lot of humour. Set in ...

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Blue Remembered Hills – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: Dennis Potter Director: Psyche Stott Reviewer: Michael Hunter [Rating:4] Ahh, the memories of youth, the playful banter and the hope inside of hearts of freedom. A world of imagination, expression and thought. Dennis potter, the late acclaimed writer, certainly knew how to sum it all up and how to present a fantastic in-depth landscape of humanity. With Blue Remembered ...

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The Victorian in the Wall – Northern Stage,Newcastle-Upon Tyne

Writer: Will Adamsdale with contributions from Jason Barnett, Chris branch, Matthew Steer and Melanie Wilson Co-Directed: Will Adamsdale &Lyndsey Turner Reviewer: Anna Ambelez [rating:3] Essentially a fragile love story, the couples flat unearths a Victorian man living in the wall during a knock through, what is the result? Many who see this piece will arrive at a different conclusion. The ...

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