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All’s Well That Ends Well – Exeter Northcott

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor: Dominic Power Director: Andrew Hilton Reviewer: Lucy Corley All’s Well That Ends Well is the second half of a double-bill at Exeter Northcott by Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, following a production of Hamlet that was fairly well-received, if a little predictable for this reviewer. Back for a second round, we find the same concrete-esque grey ...

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Hamlet – Exeter Northcott

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Andrew Hilton Reviewer: Lucy Corley The poster for Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory’s Hamlet – a skull wearing a red nose and grinning – promises a quirky, unique reading of the play that the company, unfortunately, does not deliver. This isn’t to say that the show is unsuccessful: it may not have been the production its ...

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All’s Well That Ends Well – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Andrew Hilton Reviewer: Lizz Clark How can you make someone love you when they don't? It's the subject of many pop songs, but even some great fans of Shakespeare will be unaware that he wrote a play on the theme. All's Well That Ends Well, in this Bristol Tobacco Factory production, is a witty comedy brim-full ...

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Hamlet – The Lowry, Salford

Alan Mahon as Hamlet

Writer: William Shakespeare Director : Andrew Hilton Reviewer: Jim Gillespie Bristol’s Tobacco Factory company bring Shakespeare’s Scandi Noir play to Salford’s Lowry Theatre, in repertory with the lesser known comedy All’s Well That Ends Well. While the Tobacco factory may have pedigree of their own, the echoes of applause seem barely to have died away from Maxine Peake’s daring performance ...

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All’s Well That Ends Well – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Andrew Hilton Reviewer: Claire Hayes   All’s Well That Ends Well is the second play in Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory’s season commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. Following on from Hamlet, and again co-produced with Tobacco Factory Theatres, this difficult, lesser-performed comedy has been rewritten in parts by Dominic Power, moving its action ...

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Romeo and Juliet – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writer William Shakespeare Director Polina Kalinina Designer Emma Bailey Reviewer Ron Simpson   There are two contrasting reviews to be written about Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory’s Romeo and Juliet, now on an extended tour from its Bristol base. Polina Kalinina’s production is a brilliant success in creating the energy, athletic impact and sense of danger she seeks, but the ...

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The School For Scandal – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Richard Brinsley Sheridan Adaptor: Dominic Power Director: Andrew Hilton Reviewer: Claire Hayes Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory’s second production of the season is from Sheridan – not the first time the company has strayed outside its Shakespearean roots. Unexpectedly for SATTF regulars though, it's this play, rather than its season companion Romeo and Juliet, which has the more familiar, ...

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Romeo and Juliet – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Polina Kalinina Reviewer: Claire Hayes Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s most familiar and frequently performed plays, a youthfully idealistic tale of star-crossed lovers. What can often be overlooked, though, is the visceral brutality of the clashes between the younger male Montagues and Capulets, their raw and ceaseless goading of each other, even until death. ...

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