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Of Mice and Men – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Of Mice And Men

Writer: John Steinbeck Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall   Of Mice and Men needs little introduction to many of us. A classic in its own right that depicts themes of aspiration, desire and friendship that intertwine to create both a heart-warming and emotionally devastating piece of literature. Roxana Silbert at the Birmingham REP has again erected this unique adaptation ...

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Anita And Me – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Tanika Gupta from the book by Meera Syal Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: James Garrington There are many well-known plays based around life in cities around the country: London, Liverpool, Glasgow... but the Black Country? You can probably count them on the fingers of one hand. Well, Anita And Me adds one to the list – and what an addition ...

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The King’s Speech – Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Writer: David Seidler Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Jess Rowe The collaboration of Chichester Festival Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s run of The King’s Speech, set in the abdication crisis of the mid-thirties and known by many through the award-winning film starring Colin Firth, brings audiences to their feet, as they enjoy a sensational live atmosphere that no Academy Award can ...

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The King’s Speech – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: David Seidler Music: Nick Powell Director: Roxana Silbert Movement Director: Polly Bennett Writer David Seidler’s stammer developed on being sent to the USA during WWII. George VI became his boyhood hero, a rôle model and inspiration for his critically acclaimed West End stage play which later developed into the 2010 four time Academy Award winning film The King’s Speech. ...

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The King’s Speech – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Seidler Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Dominic Corr So just what might, for some, be so intrinsically fascinating about the Monarchy? David Seidler’s play, The King’s Speech hopes to answer that very question. Furthermore it attempts to dissect the very notion of decency and expectation faced by a new rising, if stammering, King George VI. Seidler’s play surrounds the ...

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The King’s Speech – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: David Seidler Directors: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Fergus Morgan What is expected of a king? Why do so many people still revere the monarchy when, as the Sex Pistols forcibly asserted, “there’s no future, and England’s dreaming”? What use is a monarch that cannot speak for his people? These are just some of the questions deliberated over in The King’s ...

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The King’s Speech – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: David Seidler Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Maggie Constable At Milton Keynes Theatre this week the world stands on the edge of a war just as it becomes clear that Edward VIII cannot carry on his royal duties and his brother, the nervous and more sedate Albert, is to be forced into the limelight. The King’ Speech is an historical ...

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The King’s Speech – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: David Seidler Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen   The King’s Speechcaptured the heart of the nation when it was transformed into a star-studded film back in 2010. And the fascinating story of King George VI is one that also transcends perfectly onto the stage - its humour, pace, and characterisation ensuring it will be a reigning success in ...

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