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Hard Times – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Charles Dickens Adaptation: Deborah McAndrew Director: Conrad Nelson Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Charles Dickens wrote the novel Hard Times in 1854. Set in Coketown, the North of England, he outlined the society at the time and criticised the social and economic conditions.  Northern Broadsides brings Deborah McAndrew’s colourful stage adaptation to the West Yorkshire Playhouse, as part of a UK ...

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Hard Times – Liverpool Playhouse Theatre

Writer: Charles Dickens Adaptor: Deborah McAndrew Director: Conrad Nelson Reviewer: Matthew Forrest When you think of the stories of Charles Dickens, Hard Times probably doesn’t register on most people’s top five or even top ten, of his best-loved works. So bearing this in mind, full credit must be given to Northern Broadsides, in particular, writer Deborah McAndrew, for transferring this ...

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Hard Times – Lowry Theatre,Salford

Writer: Charles Dickens Adapted by: Deborah McAndrew Director and Composer: Conraad Nelson Reviewer: Helen Jones Charles Dicken's tenth novel, Hard Times, was first published between April and August 1854 in twenty installments in Dicken's own weekly publication Household Words. Set in a fictionalised Northern mill town, possibly based on Preston, which Dickens had recently visited, it is a view on ...

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Cyrano – New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-Under-Lyme

Writer: Edmond Rostand Adaptor: Deborah McAndrew Director: Conrad Nelson Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall Both heart-warming and heart-breaking in equal measure, this adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s play Cyrano de Bergerac is a poetic delight. Taking a classic and reimagining it into a culturally relevant piece of art is no mean feat, yet Northern Broadsides consistently achieve this through their adaptations. Cyrano is ...

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Robin Hood & Marian – The New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme

Robin Hood and Maid Marian

Adaptor and Director: Teresa Heskins Reviewer: Carol Lovatt   It is fair to say that the festive season is clearly upon us when The New Vic Theatre launches its big (and popular) Christmas production, which this year, happens to be the story of Robin Hood and Marian. Linking it in with the fact that the Magna Carta is 800 years ...

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Moonfleet – The Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writer: J. Meade Falkner Adaptor: Stephanie Dale Music: Tim Laycock Director: Kim Durham Reviewer: Michelle Grady [rating:4] First published in 1898, this classic smuggling tale by English novelist J. Meade Falkner has remained a popular yarn, no doubt thanks to its gripping plot twists and the moral message it has at its core, which is played out through the trials ...

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