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WHAT’S HOT: Week beginning Monday 14th April 2014

Last night saw the best in London theatre celebrated in the one of the UK’s most glamorous events - the 2014 Olivier Awards, however, great theatre isn’t thankfully confined to inside the M25 and our round-up looks at the best shows all around the UK &Ireland for the next week. Consequences and decisions seems to be a natural theme for ...

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Emma – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Writer: Martin Millar and Doon Mackichan from the book by Jane Austen Director: Ian Appleby Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Jane Austen was about forty when her book of manners, Emma, was published at the end of 1815. In it we meet Emma Woodhouse, an intelligent young lady who fancies herself as a matchmaker, having introduced her governess to her husband. However, ...

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Therese Raquin – The Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Writer: Emile Zola, adapted by Nicholas Wright Director: Joss Bennathon Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3] Emile Zola’s dramatisation of his first novel, Therese Raquin, caused a scandal when it was first produced. It is seen as the start of 19th Century realism and was quite groundbreaking in that the characters are ordinary people coping with lust, infidelity and guilt. So how ...

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A Very Marie Xmas – The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham

Producer: Don’t Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company Reviewer: James Garrington [rating: 4] Following the success of its first dinner show earlier this year, The Old Joint Stock Theatre has unveiled a second Dinner and Theatre Evening for Christmas. Produced in partnership with the Don’t Go Into The Cellar Theatre Company, this time the show is an Edwardian Music Hall. ...

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