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Haunting Julia – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Alan Ayckbourn Director: Lucy Pitman-Wallace Reviewer: Liz Stagg A musical genius, Julia had been likened to Mozart from a young age. However, her life came to an end at the age of 19 due to an apparent suicide. Joe has never come to terms with his daughter’s death and has never accepted suicide as the reason Julia is no ...

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Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde – Darlington Hippodrome

Adaptor: David Edgar Director: Kate Saxon Reviewer: Mark Clegg Like its Gothic horror stable-mates Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is both immediately familiar and strangely unknown to the general public. All three sets of characters are part of popular culture and yet the vast majority of ...

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde  – Rose Theatre, Kingston

Writer: Robert Louis Stevenson Adaptor: David Edgar Director: Kate Saxon Reviewer: Richard Maguire What if man were made of two halves? A base half and a higher half? And what if one half spoke in a posh Edinburgh brogue and the other in a thick Glaswegian accent? These are the questions asked in the Rose Theatre’s confusing new production of ...

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Macbeth – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Iqbal Khan Reviewer: Andy Moseley On a stormy night in London, an act of treachery leads to the bloody and ultimately short-lived rule of a paranoid former foot soldier. Make up your own punchline for any events going on further down the Thames but this is actually the latest production of Macbeth at the Globe. Three ...

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The Twits – Royal Court, London

Writer: Enda Walsh, adapted from the novel by Roald Dahl Director: John Tiffany Reviewer: Alex Ramon   Apparently inspired by its creator’s distaste for facial hair - “Do something against beards” was his notebook instruction-to-self - The Twits now takes its place as the latest Roald Dahl adaptation to make it to the London stage, following the great successes of ...

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Henry V – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Dominic Dromgoole Reviewer: Ashwin Bhardwaj [rating:3.5] The Globe’s rendition of this most patriotic of plays comes in the midst of a summer of nationalistic fervour and monarchist pride. But during the time of Henry Plantaganet, collapsing Spanish banks are the least of Europe’s worries, as the English king lays claim to the lands of France. Jamie ...

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Henry V – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Dominic Dromgoole Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:4.5] Jamie Parker won plaudits for his portrayal of Prince Hal in the 2010 productions of Henry IV parts I &II at the Globe and here returns to complete the set of plays as Henry V. So, can he fulfil expectations and provide a fitting finale, portraying the king as a ...

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