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Sancho: An Act Of Remembrance – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Paterson Joseph Director: Simon Godwin Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Charles Ignatius Sancho, the first known black man to vote in a British election, evidently led a remarkable life, if Paterson Joseph’s new one-man play is anything to go by. Conceived, written and performed by Joseph, Sancho: An Act Of Remembrance charts Sancho’s life from his birth on a slave ship ...

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Out of the Blue – Assembly George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Mark O'Neill At what other time would you have the opportunity to experience the music of ABBA, Whitney Houston, Shakira and Tina Turner all inone show? For the twelfth year in a row, Out of the Blue return to the Fringe with a performance featuring music thatsimply blows you away. A mysterious mist covers the stage as the twelve ...

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – New Theatre, Oxford

Writer: Simon Stephens, based on the book by Mark Haddon Director: Marianne Elliott Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer It’s not every day you walk into the theatre and see a dog centre stage, fatally wounded with a pitchfork, but so begins this extraordinary story of 15 year old Christopher Boone (Joshua Jenkins) who has, as he likes to describe it, ‘behavioural difficulties’, ...

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Alice in Wonderland – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Joanne Pearce from the book by Lewis Carroll Director: Joanne Pearce Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer As part of the many celebratory events to be held in Oxford to commemorate the original publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, the students from Magdalen College School Theatre Academy bring a mostly polished adaptation of this well-known story of peculiar characters and logic ...

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The Producers – New Theatre Oxford

Director: Matthew White Music &Lyrics: Mel Brooks Book: Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan Reviewer: Katy Roberts This stylish revival of Mel Brooks' 2001 musical looks great, sounds great, and is supported by a large cast with several strong performances. Unfortunately, with the musical's script dating from 1968 (when the film on which the show is based was released), the humour ...

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong – Oxford Playhouse, Oxford

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer It may only be June, but that didn’t deter last night’s audience from thoroughly enjoying Polytechnic Dramatic Society’s corker of a Christmas pantomime (or rather, traditional Christmas vignette) of Peter Pan. Following on from winning this year’s Olivier Award for Best New Comedy for The Play That ...

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Mermaid – Oxford Playhouse

Writer &Director: Polly Teale Choreographer: Liz Rankin Reviewer: Katy Roberts Polly Teale's reimagining of Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid is a hugely ambitious and inventive piece of theatre. Teale is taking an old tale and telling it anew, albeit with contemporary references that, unfortunately, don't quite work. We are plunged into the world of mermaids through the conduit of ...

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NEWS: Love Me Tender to première in Manchester ahead of tour

Producers have today announced details of a UK tour for Love Me Tender, a new musical inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley. The tour opens at Manchester’s Opera House on 5 June 2015 before embarking on a UK tour. In a small town in 1950s America, a guitar-playing, hip-swivelling stranger rides his motorbike into town. Is he ...

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