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Nina’s Got News – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Writer: Frank Skinner Director: Polina Kalinina Reviewer: Stephen Bates Established for many years as a top comedian and television game show host and with a recent UK (perhaps excluding Scotland) number one hit in the pop charts, it seems that Frank Skinner is close to having it all. That said, there have to be some worries for him if the ...

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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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Overruled – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Polina Kalinina Reviewer: Lettie Mckie [rating:3.5] Overruled is a triple bill of three short comedies by George Bernard Shaw directed by Polina Kalinina and currently being presented by The Wilmington Theatre Company at the The Old Red Lion Theatre in Angel. The first act consists of two short pieces called How he lied to her ...

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Director’s Showcase – Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

Writers: St John Hankin, Amiri Baraka Directors: Polina Kalinina, Karima Setohy Reviewer: Lettie Mckie [rating:4] The Director’s Showcase at the Orange Tree is the result of a year long trainee scheme which culminates in this annual production. A prestigious programme which has been running since 1986 this is a rare opportunity for young directors to learn their craft supporting a ...

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