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Uncle Vanya – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: Anton Chekhov Adapter: Peter Gill Translator: Helen Rappaport Director: Tamara Harvey Reviewer: Charlie Senate To end the second act, Sonya (Rosie Sheehy), the professor’s assiduous daughter, who, along with her uncle Vanya [Jamie Ballard], manages the estate which has funded her father’s academic career, giddily begs her step-mother Elena (Shanaya Rafaat) to play a little diddy. “Oh, do, do! ...

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A Tale of Two Cities – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Joseph Timms, Rebecca Birch and Jacob Ifan in A Tale of Of Cities

Writer:  Charles Dickens Adaptation: Mike Poulton Director: James Dacre Reviewer:  R G Balgray A Tale of Two Cities, with its narrative of “the best of times … the worst of times”, might somehow seem appropriate these days. Last night’s touring production (the Touring Consortium Company in collaboration with the Royal &Derngate Northampton) at the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, certainly does justice ...

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A Tale of Two Cities – The Alhambra, Bradford

Writer: Mike Poulton Director: James Dacre Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Royal &Derngate Northampton Theatre and Touring Consortium Theatre Company brings Mike Poulton’s 2014 adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities to Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre. The historical novel, published in 1859, is set both in London and Paris before, and at the height of the French Revolution. Both cities went ...

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Around The World In 80 Days – St James Theatre, London

The cast of Around The World in 80 Days at St James Theatre, London

Writer: Jules Verne Adaptor: Laura Eason Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   Squeezing a story as eventful and action-packed as Jules Verne’s Around The World In 80 Days into just two hours might sound as impossible a feat as Phileas Fogg managing to circumnavigate the globe in just two and a half months but, like Verne’s top-hatted protagonist, Lucy ...

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Twelfth Night – Lion & Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Rae McKen Reviewer: Edie R [rating:4.5] Custom/Practice’s production of “Twelfth Night” gets off to an arresting start as Duke Orsino’s recliner metamorphoses into tinfoil waves, from which Viola (Alex Whitworth) is dragged, spitting water. And once the young cast have engaged their audience, they never let them go. There’s a freshness to their take on Shakespeare’s ...

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The Illusion – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Pierre Corneille Adapted by Tony Kushner Director: Sebastian Harcombe Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile [rating:4] Late at night a man turns up in a secluded and dark place looking for the powerful illusionist who he hopes could find his missing son. Through a series of illusions conjured by this mysterious and cold lady the man believes that he is piecing together ...

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