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Reasons to Stay Alive –  Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Writer: Matt Haig Adaptor: April De Angelis Director: Jonathan Watkins Reviewer: Alice Hiley  Skillfully adapted by April De Angelis from the Matt Haig memoir of the same name, Reasons to Stay Alive tells the story of an author’s battle with anxiety and depression. In a nod to the book, the play is framed as a conversation between two actors playing ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Music: Dan Gillespie Sells Director: Robert Hastie Choreographer: Darragh O’Leary Reviewer: Janet Jepson “The course of true love never did run smooth”, so goes the most quoted line from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A sentiment totally echoed in real life, but never so true as in this magical tale of both fairy and human love affairs. It ...

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Breaking the Code – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Hugh Whitemore Director:  Robert Hastie Reviewer:  Stephen M Hornby If ever a play deserved a revival at the Royal Exchange, it is Breaking the Code, bringing home the tale of one of Manchester’s finest minds, a mind that literally changed the course of world history and continues to do so.  The play was first staged in 1986.  The 30 ...

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Angus Jackson from the book by John Boyne Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: James Garrington It is 1943, and Bruno is nine years old. He lives happily in Berlin with his family. One day his father entertains a very special guest, and receives a promotion, which involves the family all moving to an out-of-the-way place which Bruno calls ‘Out-With’ where ...

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Angus Jackson from the book by John Boyne Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Bruno is a very confused nine-year-old. Just because The Fury came to a dinner party his father has a new job far away from their home and his friends in Berlin. And who are the people he can see from his bedroom window behind the ...

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: John Boyne Adaptor: Angus Jackson Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Donna Kelly John Boyne’s best-selling novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas has been adapted for stage in a hard-hitting, powerful and emotional production that is sure to tug on your heart strings. Seen through the eyes of a nine-year-old, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas tells the heart-wrenching tale ...

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Writer: John Boyne Adapter: Angus Jackson Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree     When is the right time to tell a child about the Holocaust? How should one go about it? The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, although not a true story – a fable – its author prefers it to be labeled, easily opens the imagination of any ...

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – Chichester, Festival Theatre

Director: Joe Murphy Adaptation: Angus Murphy from the book by John Boyne Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage Anyone who has read John Boyne’s book The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas or seen the film may think the Children’s Touring Partnership’s production which opened its tour at Chichester’s Festival Theatre is just a case of completing the trio; how wrong they would be. ...

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