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The Invisible Man – Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch

Writer: H G Wells, adapted by Clem Garritty Director: Ryan McBryde Reviewer: Michael Gray H G Wells’ iconic novella lends itself to the screen rather than the stage. Only one notable theatrical adaptation, by Ken Hill, most recently seen at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Until now. This world premiere of a commission from Clem Garritty - Artistic Director of Kill The ...

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Before the Party – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Man and woman sitting on bed

Writer: W. Somerset Maugham Adaptor: Rodney Ackland Director: Ryan McBryde ReviewerL David Jobson Written in 1949, Rodney Ackland’s Before the Party turns Somerset Maugham’s 1922 short story into a biting satire on changing views to the class system following the war. With plenty of zest, this latest revival directed by Ryan McBryde is a delectable production. It is a lovely summer ...

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Aladdin – Salisbury Playhouse

Writer: Andrew Pollard Director: Ryan McBryde Reviewer: David Jobson What makes a good pantomime - is it celebrities, big sets or special effects? Or does it need plenty of laughs, fun and high jinx.  If Salisbury Playhouse’s contribution is anything to go by it is certainly the latter, together with a creative team that knows their pantomimes and love their ...

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The House of Mirrors and Hearts – Arcola Theatre

Director: Ryan McBryde Music, Lyrics and Book: Eamonn O’Dwyer Book: Rob Gilbert Reviewer: Scott Stait   First seen at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010 in a one-act form, Eamonn O’Dwyer and Rob Gilbert’s The House of Mirrors and Hearts is now a full length melodrama produced by Perfect Pitch and Aria Entertainment, both successful nurturers of home-grown talent. Following the ...

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Saturday Night Fever – Richmond Theatre, London

Music and Lyrics: The Bee Gees Book adaptors: Robert Stigwood and Bill Oakes Director: Ryan McBryde Reviewer: Teddy Lamb   Saturday Night Fever is a strange beast. A gritty movie, turned family friendly dance film, and then watered down once more to become a slightly disjointed musical. If you haven’t seen the film (as I haven’t) I’ll give you a ...

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Saturday Night Fever – The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Music and Lyrics: The Bee Gees Book adaptors: Robert Stigwood and Bill Oakes Director: Ryan McBryde Reviewer: James Garrington For those of us who grew up in the 1970s, the world of disco and flares is something that brings back memories – as does the music of the Bee Gees, hugely evocative of that period. Nowhere is this music more ...

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Saturday Night Fever – Milton Keynes Theatre

Adaptors: Robert Stigwood &Bill Oakes Music &Lyrics: The Bee Gees Director: Ryan McBryde Reviewer: Maggie Constable   Get that arm and the first finger ahoy and pointing ready to bust some moves, or at least watch them, for the iconic Saturday Night Fever is in town this week! When a certain John Travolta sashayed onto the dance floor in the ...

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Saturday Night Fever: Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Adaptation: Robert Stigwood &Bill Oakes Music &Lyrics: The Bee Gees Director: Ryan McBryde Choreographer: Andrew Wright Designer: Simon Kenny Reviewer: Callum Stott It’s 1976, Disco’s at its prime, and one young man takes to the dancefloor with one goal, to become the disco king. Inspired by the 1977 film of the same name, Saturday Night Fever tells the story of ...

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