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Late Night Lip Service – Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre, Edinburgh

Hosted by Gingzilla Reviewer: Dominic Corr Well, my, my, my Miss Gingzilla, had the adoration not been clear before, this evening's ravenous crowd make it obvious to see our host for Late Night Lip Service is a Goddess of the Fringe. Serving up filth Thursday – Saturday, Late Night Lip Service is where to go if you want what the ...

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Armor: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard, Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre, Edinburgh

Book, Music & Lyrics: Shonagh Murray Featuring works by Robert Burns Reviewer: Dominic Corr Girls sent away from their Fathers, widows sitting in the shadows of their husbands and a mistress hiding her adoration, knowing to reveal her history would ruin her – there is little wonder women fashion themselves an armour. Rabbie Burns, epitome of lyrical writing, was known ...

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Twelfth Night – Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, York

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Joyce Branagh Costume Designer: Sara Perks Set Designer: Max Dorey  Composer: Eamonn O’Dwyer Reviewer: Ron Simpson “More matter for a May morning…” – or, better yet, for a Summer afternoon or evening! It’s difficult to imagine a more joyous three hours of Shakespeare for an open-air production in what is bound to be a glorious summer ...

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Henry V – Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, York

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gemma Fairlie Costume Designer: Adrian Linford  Set Design: Max Dorey Composer: Eamonn O’Dwyer Reviewer: Ron Simpson Henry V was the third of four plays at Shakespeare’s Rose to hold its Press performance, not, as it happened, a Press Night, but a matinee which illustrated one of the charms of Shakespeare at the Rose – and also ...

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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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Hogarth’s Progress: The Taste of the Town – Rose Theatre, Kingston

Writer: Nick Dear Director: Anthony Banks Reviewer: Stephen Bates Written about 30 years after The Art of Success, and picking up on the life of the artist William Hogarth about 30 years after the first play left off, the World Premiere of this sequel forms the second part of a double bill, alongside a revival of its predecessor, all the ...

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Hogarth’s Progress: The Art of Success – Rose Theatre, Kingston

Writer: Nick Dear Director: Anthony Banks Reviewer: Stephen Bates Nick Dear’s 1986 play, The Art of Success, reflecting on the early life of the 18th Century artist William Hogarth, was first staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company. It earned an Olivier Award nomination and a transfer to New York. The play is revived here as the first half of a ...

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Curtains – Rose Theatre, Kingston Upon Thames

Writer: Stephen Bill Director: Lindsay Posner Reviewer: Stephen Bates A 2012 survey revealed that there is a much higher probability that people over 60 will die on their own birthdays than on any other day of the year. In Stephen Bill’s play, things are not looking good for Ida, whose family are gathering round to celebrate her 86th, bearing greetings ...

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