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Foul Pages – Hope Theatre, London

Writer: Robin Hooper Director: Matthew Parker Reviewer: Stephen Bates All the World’s a stage in Robin Hooper’s new play, a bawdy romp set in 1603 when a production of As You Like It is being staged to please the newly-crowned King James I/VI.  The theatre, it seems, is the centre of everything in this tale of backstage backstabbing, political intrigue ...

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Pride and Prejudice – Nottingham Playhouse

Writer: Sara Pascoe from the book by Jane Austen Director: Susannah Tresilian Reviewer: Dave Smith Play fast and loose with national treasures and you’re going to upset a few people – just ask Emma Rice. So when it was announced that Sara Pascoe, stand-up comedian and veteran of any number of television comedy shows such as Mock the Week, Frankie Boyle’s ...

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Private Lives – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Private Lives - Mercury Theatre Colchester

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Esther Richardson Reviewer: Michael Gray   “Quite amusing. A bit dated.” That was a soundbite in the rush to the bar after Act Two. Possibly the same gentleman who was gently snoring during the quieter Deauville scenes. I hope he stayed (awake) to see stuffy, “I’m glad I’m normal”, Prynne kissed unexpectedly on the lips… Despite ...

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Twelfth Night – St. Paul’s Church, Covent Garden

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Vik Sivalingham Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty We can pretty much say that the annual return of Iris Theatre to take over the garden of St. Paul’s church at Covent Garden is a calendar highlight for London theatre. They’re a creative bunch, turning in top quality shows of Shakespeare and fairytale over the last sevenyears and have kept ...

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Tanzi Libre – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Claire Luckham Director: Ellie Jones Reviewer: Lou Flaxman [rating:1] Southwark Playhouse commences its first season in its new Elephant and Castle location with an updated revival of the 1980s polemic about the struggles of a working class woman to overcome prejudice and class immobility, all told through a series of wrestling matches. A wrestling ring has been erected in ...

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