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The Rivals, Smock Alley Theatre – Dublin

Writer: Richard Brinsley Sheridan Director: Liam Halligan Reviewer: Laura Marriott Smock Alley Theatre has an interesting claim to fame. Dublin’s oldest surviving theatre is well known for helping to bring the plays of celebrated playwright, poet and essayist Richard Brinsley Sheridan to the stage. 242 years after Sheridan’s first ever play The Rivals graced the Smock Alley stage, it makes ...

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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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The Rivals – Bristol Old Vic, Bristol

Writer: Richard Brinsley Sheridan Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Chris Oldham Bristol Old Vic's 250th anniversary celebrations continue apace this month with big dresses, and even bigger wigs in a colourful, rollicking staging of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's comedy of manners, The Rivals. Set in Bath in the 18th Century when it was written, it revolves around two central relationships – the ...

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The School for Scandal – Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York

Francis Barber in The School for Scandel

Writer: Richard Brinsley Sheridan Director: Marc Vietor Reviewer: Tim Koch Would you rather be the subject of a salacious scandal, or the one talking about it? Set on “an eventful spring day” in London in 1777, The School for Scandal is a riotous revival of the classic comedy penned by Richard Brinsley Sheridan and first performed in that year. Produced ...

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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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The Rivals – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Richard Brinsley Sheridan Director: Selina Cadell Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile   Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s witty, joyous and funny play The Rivals is brought vividly to life in the intimate setting of the Arcola Theatre. This full length version of the production fizzes with energy and keeps the audience entertained throughout the whole three hours (including interval). The story mainly revolves ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Critic – The Culture Box, Dublin.

Presented by: Rough Magic Written by: Richard Brinsley Sheridan Directed by: Lynne Parker Reviewed by: Ciara Murphy [Rating:4.0] With its adaptation of Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s play of the same name, Rough Magic’s The Critic carries the audience from 18th century Covent Garden to 21st century Temple Bar. The audience soon realises that these two places are more alike than you ...

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The Rivals – The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Richard Brinsley Sheridan Director: Christopher Scott Reviewer: Michelle Grady [rating:3] When Sheridan’s comedy of manners was first performed in 1775, it received a somewhat steely reception – so much so that the playwright made several revisions, after which it went down a storm and was widely considered to be one of his best works. The Rivals is set in ...

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