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Mary Poppins, Birmingham Hippodrome

Writer: P L Travers Adaptor: Cameron Mackintosh Directors: Richard Eyre and Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Nicole Evans   Mary Poppins has been a household name for generations that most children love and most parents secretly adore but are sick of hearing (sorry, Mum…). With that in mind, it’s only natural that the world, and more locally this evening, Birmingham, gets excited ...

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Mary Poppins – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Writer: P L Travers Book: Julian Fellowes Original Music and Lyrics: Richard M Sherman, Robert B Sherman New Songs and additional music:, George Stiles, Andrew Drewe Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: Jo Beggs Expectations are high. Thanks to a new Disney heyday over the past few years, kids are turning to the oldies and Mary Poppins is, in many households, up ...

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Little Eyolf – Almeida Theatre, London

Little Eyolf, Almeida Theatre

Writer: Henrik Ibsen Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: Andy Moseley The third part of a trilogy is a notoriously difficult affair. There is not only the acclaim for part one to live up to, there is also thefulfilment of the promise in part two. Added to that is the feeling that part three is always the climax, the tying up of ...

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Mary Poppins – Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

Book: Julian Fellowes Director: Richard Eyre Original Music and Lyrics: Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics: George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Reviewer: Chris Oldham For many, the wistful opening bars of Chim Chim Cher-ee are enough to conjure up memories of Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke dancing in a world above ...

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NEWS: Hytner given award for services to the Arts

  Nick Hytner, the former Director of the National Theatre has been awarded the Critic’s Circle Award for Services to the Arts. The annual award was created in 1988 and the first person to receive it was Peter Hall, one of Hytner’s predecessors at the National. Accepting the award, Hytner said: “By rights I should be accepting it in partnership ...

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Hedda Gabler – Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Henrik Ibsen Revised by: Richard Eyre Director: Amanda Gaughan Designer: Jean Chan Having first made its debut in London in 2005, Richard Eyre’s re-imagining of Ibsen’s iconic play Hedda Gabler is now treading the floorboards of Edinburgh’s Lyceum Theatre. With Amanda Gaughan directing in her first production for the Lyceum, this latest outing for Hedda is daring and ambitious ...

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Ghosts- The New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

Writer: Henrik Ibsen Adaptor: Richard Eyre Director: Abbey Wright Reviewer: Matthew Jackson Adultery, religious rebellion and a secret love child: you can see why this is arguably Isben’s most controversial play. Years after Captain Alving died, his son Oswald returns home to see his mother in their family home just a day before a new orphanage is opened in his ...

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Ghosts (Screening) – Empire Leicester Square, London

Writer: Henrik Ibsen Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Within the last few years a revolution has taken place in how audiences can engage with theatre. Nationwide screenings of major productions have brought the highest quality London plays to local cinemas and vastly expanded access to mainly West End shows. Whether you see this as economic necessity born of escalating ...

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