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Orlando – The Royal Exchange, Manchester

Writer: Virginia Woolf Adapter: Sarah Ruhl Score: Isobel Waller- Bridge Director: Max Webster Reviewer: Dave Cunningham After great success with a version of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ director Max Webster returns to The Royal Exchange with another literary adaptation. ‘Orlando’, written by Virginia Woolf, is a novel in which fantastical events occur without any attempt at rationalisation. Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation, ...

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In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play – St James Theatre, London

Writer: Sarah Ruhl Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: David Ralf [rating:3] The title In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play is a marketing department’s (wet) dream – the coy ‘in the next room’, which refers to the practicing room in the house of Dr Givings, the inventor of the electrical vibrator which he uses to treat ‘hysteria’ in female patients, ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Eurydice – C eca

Writer: Sarah Ruhl Directors: Rebecca Speller &Nick Flooks Choreographer: Louise Wilcox Reviewer: Val Baskott [rating:4] This year’s Fringe offering Eurydice from UCLU is a re-telling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth by American playwright Sarah Ruhl. Eurydice is (Melissa Taylor) about to marry Orpheus (Rohan Pai). In the Underworld her dead father (Tim Mac) writes her letters; one finally reaches ...

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