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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Jim Gillespie A Midsummer Night’s Dream is probably one of Shakespeare’s best-known dramas. It was therefore intriguing to see what the all male Propeller company could bring to such a well-loved but well-worn piece. The plot is intricate, as four distinct groups of characters - the court, the lovers, the artisans, and the ...

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The Comedy of Errors – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Jim Gillespie All male company Propeller are at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield this week with two productions, alternating the generally gentle romance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with the near-slapstick Comedy of Errors. Propeller have built up a loyal fan base for their energetic, physical takes on the Shakespeare canon, and they ...

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Propeller’s Twelfth Night – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Writer: William Shakespeare Text Adaptation: Edward Hall and Roger Warren Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Nathanael Kent [rating:3] Propeller’s all-male casting adds an interesting dimension to Twelfth Night. In Joseph Chance’s Viola, we have a man playing a woman disguised as a man, namely Cesario. And, like The Taming of the Shrew, with which this production runs in repertory, disguise is ...

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The Taming of the Shrew-The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Writer: William Shakespeare Text Adaptation: Edward Hall and Roger Warren Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Nathanael Kent [rating:3]   Edward Hall’s production of The Taming of the Shrew starts not in a tavern but at a wedding, where Christopher Sly, usually portrayed as a drunken tinker, is a no-more sober guest. It’s a nice touch, given that the play is very ...

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Twelfth Night – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: William Shakespeare (adapted by Edward Hall &Roger Warren) Director: Edward Hall Reviewer : Joan Phillips [Rating:3.5] Twelfth Night is the second of this season’s Shakespeare adaptations from the Propeller Theatre Company running alongside The Taming of the Shrew. This play was originally written to celebrate the twelfth night after Christmas which, prior to Shakespeare’s time, was a day of ...

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The Taming of the Shrew – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: William Shakespeare (adapted by Edward Hall &Roger Warren) Director: Edward Hall Associate Director: Dugald Bruce-Lockhart Reviewer: Joan Phillips [rating:5] Awesome, hilarious, compelling and deeply troublesome – prepare yourself for a roller coaster of emotions from the Propeller Theatre Company’s production of The Taming of the Shrew. This play has provided controversy since it was first staged. What Shakespeare intended ...

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The Taming Of The Shrew- Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptors: Edward Hall and Roger Warren Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4]   Classic plays sometimes present a moral maze for modern directors. Themes that may have resonated 400 years ago sometimes jar with contemporary sensibilities. The challenge then for directors is to find a hook for modern audiences. The Taming of the Shrew is one ...

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Twelfth Night – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Author: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:5] A capacity audience filled the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre for the Propeller Company’s production of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’. Judging from the age of ninety per cent of those present the play is one of this year’s examination texts. The whole building was alive with buzzing conversations and laughter. Discussions were held ...

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