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Uncle Vanya – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: Anton Chekhov Adapter: Peter Gill Translator: Helen Rappaport Director: Tamara Harvey Reviewer: Charlie Senate To end the second act, Sonya (Rosie Sheehy), the professor’s assiduous daughter, who, along with her uncle Vanya [Jamie Ballard], manages the estate which has funded her father’s academic career, giddily begs her step-mother Elena (Shanaya Rafaat) to play a little diddy. “Oh, do, do! ...

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Twelfth Night – Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Sean Holmes Reviewer: Karen Bussell If you like your Shakespeare in tights and big sleeves, avoid Filter’s recreated Twelfth Night. With music being the food of love (along with pizza and Frosties in this production), it is apt that Illyriais seemingly set in a recording studio with ever present wires, instruments and electronic mixing devices. There’s ...

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Twelfth Night – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Twelfth Night created by Filter

Writer: William Shakespeare Directors:Sean Holmes, Oliver Dimsdale, Ferdy Roberts Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Filter’s attempts at Shakespeare seem to flip-flop between the tremendous and the terrible. Their 2012 A Midsummer Night’s Dream, recently revived at the Lyric Hammersmith, was gloriously witty and palpably uplifting. Their 2014 production of Macbeth was abstract to the point of tedium. Happily, their 90-minute interpretation of ...

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Macbeth – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Oliver Dimsdale Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Filter’s Macbeth is not one for the traditionalists. Making use of innovative lighting, experimental live music and a liberal rehashing of the original text, but still attempting to address conventional themes through recognisable characters, it is a play caught in limbo, aggressively modernised on the surface yet somehow recognisable underneath. And ...

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Macbeth – Factory Theatre, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: William Shakespeare Music: Tom Haines Artistic Directors: Oliver Dimsdale &Ferdy Roberts Reviewer: Madelaine Bowman If Filter Theatre is to be commended on anything, it is the experimental and creative vision with which their production of Macbeth is conceived. Played in the round with almost no props or set design, except for a display of strange electronic musical instruments in ...

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Twelfth Night- Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writer: William Shakespeare Music &Sound: Tom Haines &Ross Hughes Director: Sean Holmes Reviewer: Jackson Lawrence [Rating:4] Loud, energetic and boisterous, Filter Theatre retells Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in a brilliantly bizarre manner. The production explodes once again onto the stage arriving at Bristol’s transforming Tobacco Factory Theatre. The play tells the story of Violet who (believing her brother to be dead) ...

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