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A Christmas Carol: The Musical – Royal Court, Liverpool

Music: Alan Menkin Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens Book: Mike Ockrent & Lynn Ahrens Director: Karen: Partington Reviewer: Alisha McCracken A Christmas Carol The Musical is getting its North West premiere during its run at the Royal Court and is the first production from Wirral based BOST since the departure of long-standing, critically-acclaimed and award-winning director Elsie Kelly. Alen Menkin (The Little ...

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Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. – Royal Court, London

Writer: Caryl Churchill Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Richard Maguire Greek myths and the plots of Shakespeare give substance to Caryl Churchill’s new plays currently at the Royal Court. Over three short plays, each lasting around 15 minutes, and one play lasting about an hour, Churchill questions whether we can live our own lives or whether we are governed by fate. ...

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The Menlove Avenue Murder Mystery – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Gerry Linford Director: Chris Mellor Reviewer: John Roberts Following the critical successes of both The Miracle of Great Homer Street and Yellow Breck Road, Gerry Linford returns with his latest production The Menlove Avenue Murder Mystery, a scouse whodunit, that is so funny it’s almost criminal. Following the exploits of sofa sleuth Eddie (Paul Duckworth), his wife Trish (Pauline Fleming), ...

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Scouse Pacific – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Fred Lawless Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: John Roberts First produced at The Royal Court as a Christmas production, now almost a decade later the show gets a summer revival, which feels as fresh and as funny as it was when it was first performed. Needless to say this comic castaway caper features an almost face cohort in the roles ...

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Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner – The Royal Court, London.

Writer: Jasmine Lee-Jones Director: Milli Bhatia Reviewer: Paul Hegarty It would be unfair to say Jasmine Lee-Jones’ play, Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner is simply about black identity, or about loneliness, or being gay for it is more than the sum of its parts. This play has lots to say and it does so in an imaginative and refreshing manner. Its ...

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The End of History…, Royal Court Theatre, London

Writer: Jack Thorne Director: John Tiffany Reviewer: Scott Matthewman There is an overwhelming theme of disappointment in the air in The End of History…, Jack Thorne’s new family drama. Lesley Sharp’s Sal and David Morrisey’s Dave, a well off couple with far left leanings, have aspirations for their three children that none could hope to meet. In turn, the children ...

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salt. – Royal Court, London

Writer: Selina Thompson Director: Dawn Walton Reviewer: David Guest As the performer smashes a large piece of rock salt to smithereens with a sledgehammer and pounds it with a pestle over the course of 75 minutes it would be easy to think Selina Thompson’s salt .is an angry monologue, full of only sound and fury. In fact, this rage against ...

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My Fairfield Lady – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Kevin Fearon Director: Chris Mellor Reviewer: John Roberts On paper, the premise of My Fairfield Lady is a good one, a localised spin on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion should sit perfectly at home at The Royal Court. However, Kevin Fearon and Chris Mellor have created a muddled piece of theatre that lacks distinction and depth. Kevin Fearon in his ...

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