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A Thousand Splendid Suns – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Ursula Rani Sarma from the book by Khaled Hosseini Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: James Garrington For the many fans of Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns, there is a lot here that will be familiar, but there’s also a lot that’s been changed, and not always for the better. Of course, adapting a big novel for the stage will inevitably bring many ...

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Edmond de Bergerac – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Alexis Michalik, translated by Jeremy Sams Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Dave Smith Most people know the story of Cyrano de Bergerac, probably the most celebrated play in the French language. Written in rhyming couplets, it’s about how the physically unappealing Cyrano (he has a very big nose) helps a friend’s love life by writing his romantic letters for him, ...

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Anita and Me – Kings Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Meera Syal Adaptation: Tanika Gupta Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Tom Ralphs Anita and Me is the story of the friendship between the well-educated daughter of an Indian family and a troubled white girl who can’t wait to leave school. It’s also a story about being the only Indian family in a white community, and growing up in a West ...

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Amédée – The STUDIO, Birmingham REP

Josie Lawrence and Trevor Fox in Amédée

Writer: Eugène Ionescu, adapted by Sean Foley Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer:  Selwyn Knight Amédée has hit writers' block. For 15 years, he has been working on his play and has now written almost three lines of the opening scene despite being effortlessly eloquent in his dealings with Madeleine, his wife. As he agonises over it, Madeleine does all the chores ...

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Anita and Me – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Aasiya Shah as Meena and Therese Collins and Mrs Worrall

Writer: Tanika Gupta from the book by Meera Syal Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Clare White Following a sell-out run at Birmingham REP in 2015, Anita and Me returns for a 2017 spring tour, premiering at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton. The popular semi-autobiographical novel by Wolverhampton-born writer and actress Meera Syal was made into a film in 2002 and is now ...

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What Shadows – The STUDIO, Birmingham REP

Ian McDiarmid as Enoch Powell, delivering his Rivers of Blood speech

Writer: Chris Hannan Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The Swinging Sixties were known for many things – the sexual revolution and the rise of protests on the streets being among them. And towards the end, in Birmingham in 1968, a speech by a local Member of Parliament caused a storm that is still felt today. Enoch Powell was a ...

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The Government Inspector – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Nikolai Gogol Adapter: David Harrower Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin The Government Inspector, written in 1835, is still very much a story for today.This joyous production of Gogol’s masterpiece offers a cavalcade of comic characters exuding the human frailty of self-interest at its finest.The pompous nature of the main characters is matched only by their gullibility and their ...

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The Government Inspector, Theatre Royal, Stratford East

Writer: Nikolai Gogol Adaptor: David Harrower Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Edie Ranvier What’s the Russian for “omnishambles”? The Government Inspector is Nikolai Gogol’s 1836 satire about a small town whose corrupt officials are thrown into a panic by the news that an official is coming from St Petersburg to vet their management. Desperate to cover up their corruption and incompetence, ...

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