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Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Rona Munro from the book by Louis de Bernières Director: Melly Still Reviewer: James Garrington There are always huge challenges involved in adapting a well-known book for the stage. How faithful can or should it be to the original, how easily can we portray inner thoughts, how can we deal with characters ageing? With Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, the team has ...

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Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Rose Theatre, Kingston Upon Thames

Writer: Louis de Bernières Adaptor: Rona Munro Director: Melly Still Reviewer: Stephen Bates Setting a fictional romance against the backdrop of real events in Greece during World War II, Louis de Bernières’ 1994 novel Captain Corelli’s Mandolin became a worldwide hit. Many thought that the lavish 2001 film version suffered badly from miscasting, but, unencumbered by pressure to place star ...

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Rebus: Long Shadows – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Rona Munro from an original storyline by Ian Rankin Director: Robin Lefevre Designer: Ti Green Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It is a retired John Rebus who appears in his first stage outing, Long Shadows. Currently trying to keep off the cigarettes and booze, Ian Rankin’s best-selling and much-loved detective is living a very different life in his Edinburgh flat. Not ...

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Rebus: Long Shadows – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Ian Rankin Adaptor: Rona Munro Director: Robin Lefevre Reviewer: Alice Fowler "Winners and losers, John: that’s what it all comes down to." So opines John Rebus’s old adversary, ‘Big Ger’ Cafferty, in this suspenseful new Rebus tale, written by Ian Rankin for the stage. Loathsome crime boss Cafferty, superbly played by John Stahl, is firmly on the up. Surveying ...

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The Last Witch – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Rona Munro Director: Richard Baron Reviewer: Dominic Corr Janet Horne, the last woman to be legally executed in the British Isles, arrested in Dornoch Scotland is the subject of Rona Munro’s The Last Witch. Alone with her claw-handed daughter, Janet fends for the pair in the Highlands. Her charms, herbal remedies and manipulation tricks those into offering scraps of ...

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Rebus: Long Shadows – The Opera House Manchester

Writers: Ian Rankin and Rona Munro Director: Robin Lefevre Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard Ian Rankin has treated theatre audiences to a brand new outing for his much loved woebegone detective John Rebus (Charles Lawson). Now retired from the force; this new piece picks up an even more morose, shuffling older figure of a man now with more time on his hands to ...

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Rebus: Long Shadows – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Ian Rankin Adaption: Rona Munro Director: Robin Lefevre Reviewer: Tom Ralphs Edinburgh’s favourite detective comes home. Over thirty years after he first appeared in print and ten years since he was last seen on TV, notwithstanding repeats, Rebus has finally made it on to the stage. Whether it was worth the wait is open to question. Long Shadows is ...

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Rebus: Long Shadows – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writers: Ian Rankin and Rona Munro Director: Robin Lefevre Reviewer: James Garrington Detective Inspector John Rebus has retired. Or at least, that’s the theory. Then the daughter of a murder victim suddenly appears on the stairs outside his flat, and he’s drawn back into his past. Haunted by the memories of cases that went unsolved, he throws himself back into ...

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