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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part III

And as we come to our final part of our 2014 preview of shows in and around the UK and Ireland we ask our regional editors in the North West, London, and along the South Coast what productions are getting them excited over the course of the year. Do you agree? What are you most looking forward to? Share your ...

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NEWS: Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre announces re:opening season

Following an extensive multi-million pound refurbishment Liverpool’s Everyman theatre will re-open its doors in March 2014 with an exciting season, which celebrates the very fabric of this historic theatrical venue. Executive Director Deborah Aydon said: “After ten years’ planning and two years’ construction we are thrilled to be able to announce the Everyman’s reawakening. We have a very busy few ...

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NEWS: Betty Blue Eyes Brings Home The Bacon in 2014

Following a critically acclaimed run in London's West End in 2011, Betty Blue Eyes will tour the UK in 2014, it has been announced today. Written by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe and based on the Alan Bennett film A Private Function, the musical is a new co-production between Mercury Theatre Colchester, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Salisbury Playhouse and West ...

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The Recruiting Officer – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Writer: George Farquhar Director: Gareth Machin Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage Restoration comedy can be a tricky genre to make comedic for a modern audience, who may approach Salisbury Playhouse's current production of George Farquhar’s The Recruiting Officer with tentative curiosity as a result. The play is set in Shrewsbury in the 18th Century where Captain Plume (Babou Ceesay), Captain Brazen (David ...

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On Golden Pond – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Writer: Ernest Thompson Director: Ria Parry Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage [Rating: 4.5]   From the gentle sounds of the welcoming birds to the black flies flitting around in the morning sun, Salisbury Playhouse’s current production of Ernest Thompson’s On Golden Pond directed by Ria Parry takes the audience on a tender journey into old age. The auditorium is delightfully transformed into ...

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The Three Musketeers – The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Writer: Tom Sadler Music: Rob Castell Director: Sarah Tipple Reviewer: Naomi Stevens [Rating:3.5]   “All for fun and fun for all!” It would be fair to say that most people know what opera is. Most even know what ‘Barber Shop’ singing is. There is also a strong likelihood that people will have some idea of who The Three Musketeers are. ...

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Hollywood Screams – Salberg Studio, Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Writer: Michael Roberts Director: Emily Watson Howes Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage [Rating:4]   A huge change took place at The Salberg Studio, Salisbury Playhouse as it transformed into a 1940s cabaret club for Michael Roberts’ Hollywood Screams. Complete with hatcheck girls, subdued lighting and an edge of mystery it is clear from the start that the audience are in for a ...

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A Man of No Importance – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Music: Stephen Flaherty Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens Book: Terrence McNally Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5] Much like its central character, the charms of A Man of No Importance are gentle and delicate and these remain the watchwords for Gareth Machin’s actor/musician production of this musical for Salisbury Playhouse. Based on a 1994 film and set in early 1960s Dublin, Alfie Byrne is ...

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