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The World Goes Round – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Composer: John Kander Lyricist: Fred Ebb Director: Lotte Wakeham Musical Director: Neil MacDonald Reviewer: Ron Simpson Mark Fisher’s programme note does this show somewhat of a disservice. He writes, “They did it with Singin’ in the Rain....And they did it with And the World Goes Round...” To be fair to Fisher, his specific point of comparison is that both recycle ...

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Henry V – Theatre Royal, Wakefield

Poster Image of Henry V at Theatre Royal Wakefield

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Scott Ellis Designer: Florence Hazard Lighting: Christopher Nairne Reviewer: Ron Simpson Merely Theatre’s approach to Shakespeare is highly inventive, imaginative and very fast. The company’s publicity describes its stripped back productions as having “no gauche sets, frilly collars or fussy props”. True, but on the evidence of Henry V, they do have quite a lot of ...

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NEWS: Theatre Royal Haymarket to receive Bradley Cooper’s Elephant Man

Following its critically acclaimed and record breaking Broadway run, Scott Ellis acclaimed production of The Elephant Man starring Bradley Cooper will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket in May for a strictly limited season from May 19th - 8th August 2015. The cast features Bradley Cooper as John Merrick, Patricia Clarkson as Mrs. Kendal, Alessandro Nivola as Dr. Frederick Treves, ...

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The Me Plays: Response Evening – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writers: Thomas Jones &Nikolai Ribnikov, Natasha Collie, Tom Hartwell, Shaun Kitchener, Frankie Meredith, Harriet Madeley and Henry Ashe-Jepson Directors: Scott Ellis, Anne Stoffels, Elliot Brown, Anoushka Bonwick, SusanCrothers and Maud Drumgoole Reviewer: Stephen Bates   In a move to encourage up and coming writers, the producers of Andrew Maddock’s excellent pair of monologues The Me Plays invited a group of ...

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Hamlet – The London Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Scott Ellis Reviewer: Jon Wainwright [rating:3] Being pitched into darkness for the opening scene is an inspired solution to the problem of how to get from the small basement room of a south London theatre to the battlements of the royal castle at Elsinore, in the middle of the night, where we are stalked by the ...

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The Taming Of The Shrew – Jimmy’s Farm, Ipswich

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptors: Joanna Carrick and David Newborn Director: Joanna Carrick Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:5]   The course of true love never runs smooth. Add in a fiery Latin temperament and the powder keg is lit for marital fireworks. In these politically correct times, The Taming of the Shrew is often seen as one of Shakespeare’s ‘problem’ plays, its ...

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Fallen In Love – The Tower Of London, London

Writer: Joanna Carrick Director: Joanna Carrick Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:5] ‘Love may not suit the Boleyns’. So claims Anne Boleyn’s brother George; however, in King Henry’s Tudor Court, love is a potent currency that can both win favour but also be a dangerous political weapon. In Tudor Court a young Anne Boleyn is all too aware that affections can win ...

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