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Dedication – Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Writer: Nick Dear Director: Sam Hodges Reviewer: David Jobson It is no mystery why William Shakespeare is considered one of the greatest writers “for all time”. What has mystified people for many years, though, is the man himself. Was he a Catholic? Why did he go to London to become a playwright? Did he actually write the plays attributed to ...

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Merlin – Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

The cast of Merlin at Southampton's Nuffield Theatre

Writer: Ella Hickson Director: Liam Steel Reviewer: David Jobson   Who says libraries aren't fun? This production company doesn't think so in the Nuffield's latest offering for the festive season, Merlin. Among the towering walls of bookshelves, the show is staged by a group of bespectacled, tweed-jacket-wearing librarians. An odd choice, but soon the level of imagination in Ella Hickson's ...

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Orpheus – Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Directed: Alexander Scott Reviewer: David Jobson The story of the great lyricist and poet Orpheus and his wife Eurydice will be a familiar fable to many. When she dies from a snake bite, he follows her down to the Underworld to plead for her life. His music wins over Hades who allows them to go back, on condition that Orpheus ...

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The Hudsucker Proxy – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen and Sam Raimi Adaptor: Simon Dormandy Director: Simon Dormandy and Toby Sedgwick Reviewer: Jo Beggs Translating a Hollywood film script to the stage is hardly unknown – it’s a great way to bring familiarity to your theatrical season – and judging by Kneehigh’s recent Rebecca, it might well bring lots of folks out who don’t ...

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NEWS: Southampton’s Nuffield Theatre team to operate new arts complex

The company running Southampton’s Nuffield Theatre has been announced as the operating company for Southampton’s new Arts Complex. Located in Guildhall Square in the centre of Southampton, the new £22 million purpose-built Arts Complex is due to open in 2016. The new performing arts building will include a flexible 447 seat main house theatre, a 135 seat studio, screening facilities, ...

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Spring Awakening – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: Frank Wedekind new version by Anya Reiss Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Anna Ambelez ‘”We are the parents, we know best” says one of the actors, but do they? This play asks just that; do the adults that shape children and their future, really understand them? An open, grey, metallic, unforgiving stage, alive with teenagers going about their day greets ...

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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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NEWS: English Touring Theatre celebrates 21st Birthday with first 2014 season announcements

In 2014 English Touring Theatre, the country’s leading touring company, turns 21. Today the company announced the first part of its exciting touring commitments to celebrate its birthday year. The company unveiled touring and casting details for Howard Brenton’s Eternal Love (formerly entitled In Extremis) alongside full touring details for Brian Friel’s Translations and Noel Coward’s Tonight at 8.30, the ...

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