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Regeneration – Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Writer: Pat Barker Adaptor: Nicholas Wright Director: Simon Godwin Reviewer: May Mellstrom Marking the centenary of the First World War, 2014 has seen a plethora of productions and events to commemorate the conflict, and this adaptation of Pat Barker’s trilogy of books is a welcome addition. Nicholas Wright adapts Barker’s acclaimed novels for the stage; it should be noted that ...

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Regeneration – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Nicholas Wright Director: Simon Godwin Reviewer: Fergus Morgan This year, as the nation marks one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War, has seen a plethora of productions that use the conflict as their subject matter. The inevitable consequence of this surfeit of similarly themed drama is a regrettable desensitisation to the poignancy of World War ...

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Regeneration – The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Nicholas Wright, adapted from the books by Pat Barker Director: Simon Godwin Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The First World War was an especially brutal one; a brutality that now, a hundred years later, it is difficult to imagine or comprehend. It is also the first time that what is now known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder was recognised as shellshock. The ...

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Regeneration – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Pat Barker Adaptation: Nicholas Wright Director: Simon Godwin Reviewer: Gareth Davies A century of distance separates us from the outbreak of World War One, and this lens of retrospect allows us clarity to see not only the differences but also the startling similarities between Britain then and Britain now. It is apposite that this adaptation of Pat Barker's Regeneration ...

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Regeneration – Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Writer: Pat Barker Adapter: Nicholas Wright Director: Simon Godwin Reviewer: George Attwell Gerhards It is now a hundred years since the start of WWI. In order that we don’t forget this, arts institutions across the country (and throughout the year) have programmed pieces to commemorate the war and the legacy it left. Sadly, Regeneration offers very little in terms of ...

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NEWS: Royal & Derngate announces its Made in Northampton 2014 season

Only about an hour from London via London Euston, Northampton’s Royal &Derngate has an enviable reputation in producing new and exciting theatrical events. Building on that success, new Artistic Director James Dacre has announced details of his first Made In Northampton season, bringing together some of the country’s most brilliant theatre-makers, from playwrights and composers to puppeteers, photojournalists and rock ...

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