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The Price – Wyndham’s Theatre, London

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Jonathan Church Reviewer: Stephen Bates Superficially, all of Arthur Miller’s great plays are deeply rooted in American culture and history, but their enduring appeal on this side of the Atlantic reflects the universality and timelessness of the writer’s human themes. Transferring from the Theatre Royal Bath, Jonathan Church’s production of the 1968 play The Price is ...

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The Box of Delights – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Writer: Piers Torday Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Maryam Philpott This year, theatreland seems to be offering a greater variety of Christmas shows than ever before; while there are still plenty of familiar pantos and festive cabarets, the more unusual offerings are much easier to find. The Pleasance has the horror-drag show How to Catch a Krampus, the Union Theatre is ...

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

man and a woman drunk sitting on a sofa who's afraid of virginia woolf

Writer: Edward Albee Director: Michael Emans Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs In the early hours of the morning, a middle-aged couple with a complicated relationship is joined in their apartment by a younger couple who they met at an event a few hours earlier. With all four of them partial to drink, and not particularly great at handling it, it’s fair to say ...

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Contractions – The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Image Credit Marc Brenner

Director: Lisa Blair Writer: Mike Bartlett Designer: Fly Davis Composer: Giles Thomas Reviewer: Jim Gillespie While Mike Bartlett’s latest theatrical adventure, Wild, is causing a stir at London’s Hampstead Theatre, 160 miles north, Sheffield Theatres has revived one of his earlier plays, Contractions. Originally a radio play, it was adapted for the stage at the Royal Court in 2008. The ...

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Jumpy – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: April De Angelis Director: Lisa Spirling Reviewer: Charlie Senate Well, that’s one way to spice up a family holiday. In the midst of a particularly awkward family exchange, Hilary’s BFF, aging performer Frances (Kerry Peers), decides to debut her new routine: a sultry burlesque that she hopes, in her heart of hearts, might just win her the attention of ...

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Hay Fever – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Noël Coward Director: Lindsay Posner Reviewer: Michael Hootman Noël Coward’s Hay Fever is an early example – perhaps even the first – of the country house sex comedy. A group of well-heeled characters meet up for a few days of punting on the river, being amused by the help and trying, with various degrees of success, to arrange romantic ...

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