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This Restless House – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: Zinnie Harris Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: R G Balgray Plays seem to come in threes this year (no jokes about Glasgow buses, please). Hot on the heels of the James Plays comes the Citizens and the National Theatre of Scotland’s modern production ofThe Oresteia. The doomed house of Atreus is reimagined by Zinnie Harris as This Restless House – ...

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Brave New World – Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Writer: Aldous Huxley Adaptor: Dawn King Director: James Dacre Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Imagine a world in which everyone is happy all the time under the benevolent eye of the State. Sounds Utopian, yes? But what if all that were achieved by genetically modifying and conditioning citizens to fit in, if strong emotions were banned because of their impact, if everyone ...

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Brave New World – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Aldous Huxley Adaptor: Dawn King Director: James Dacre Reviewer: Fergus Morgan An end to unhappiness, crime, and poverty. Harmless, bliss-inducing drugs. Casual, no-strings-attached sex. What’s not to like about the dystopian (or should that be utopian) future of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World? In Dawn King’s new adaptation of Huxley’s 1931 novel, jointly produced here by Touring Consortium and ...

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Brave New World – The Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Writer: Aldous Huxley Adaptor: Dawn King Director: James Dacre Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty Set in a dystopian future where embryos are factory farmed and their futures built on science, Brave New World is a force of a play. Based on the 1931 novel by Aldous Huxley, it opens with a lecture with the head of the organisation talking the audience through ...

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The Taming Of The Shrew – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:4]   This week the grubby red and white circus tent is pitched on the stage of the wonderfully restored Regency playhouse opposite the brewery. This touring The Taming of the Shrew opened in Portsmouth back in June, and has played "wet and windy Cambridge" and "boiling Malta" among many other ...

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The Taming of the Shrew – Oxford Playhouse @ Bodleian

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:3] Summer is here with a vengeance and, with fine weather forecast for at least the next ten days, what better than some outdoor theatre in a beautiful historic setting. For the sixth year running the Globe theatre are at the Bodleian, a beautiful setting where the huge courtyard walls insulate ...

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