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INTERVIEW: Lu Kemp and team talk Perth Theatre’s production of David Harrower’s Knives in Hens

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Perth Theatre continues its reopening season with a staging of David Harrower’s modern classic, Knives in Hens. Set in a pre-industrial isolated Scottish rural community, the play explores the love triangle between a nameless young woman, her ploughman husband and the hated village miller. The coming of age tale includes the young woman’s emerging realisation of the expressive power of ...

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The Rivals – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer:  Richard Brinsley Sheridan Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer:  R G Balgray Difficulties abound in approaching Georgian drama without preconceptions: those powdered wigs, and convoluted manners, as the age of wit and decorum awaits the tsunami of cultural and social changes brought forth by the 19th Century. And The Rivals is firmly of its age too -  locked in a distant ...

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Wendy & Peter Pan – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

The RSC production of Wendy and Peter Pan

Writer: J M Barrie Adaptor: Ella Hickson Director: Jonathan Munby Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   It is difficult not to love a play that features swordfights, crocodiles, fairies and pirates. And it is difficult not to love a show that features actors soaring high above the crowd and an enormous pirate ship rolling across the stage, complete with mast and rigging. ...

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Hannah – Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: Chris Thorpe Director: Simon Evans Reviewer: Teddy Lamb The Unicorn Theatre is easily one of the most exciting spaces in London, with a dedicated year round repertoire of work specifically made for young people. Their commitment to pushing the boundaries of Children’s Theatre is what sets them apart from other children’s companies and Hannah is no exception. Adapting Marlowe’s ...

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Henry the Fifth – Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: Ignace Cornelissen, inspired by William Shakespeare’s Henry V Director: Ellen McDougall Reviewer: Bernie Byrnes [rating:4] It seems that family theatre is under increasing pressure to offer bigger and bigger sets and more and more elaborate gimmicks as they struggle to keep the attention of a generation of youngsters raised on CGI and computer games. It was refreshing, therefore, to ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Sean Holmes Composers: Chris Branch and Tom Haines Reviewer: Helen Jones [Rating:5] Filter Theatre Productions, in association with the Lyric Hammersmith and the Royal Exchange, have brought a production of Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream to Manchester. But this a not a production of Dream the likes of which you will have seen before. Peter ...

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