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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Claire Hayes Blue-daubed fairies prance and writhe, furious lovers claw and fight under a huge forest moon as one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies – the one so many of us cut our teeth on at school – is given a captivatingly contemporary and imaginative treatment in this new production from the Theatre Royal ...

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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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Things We Do For Love – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Alan Ayckbourn Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Helen Jones Things We Do For Love is one of very few Alan Ayckbourn plays written to be performed specifically for an end stage, set as it is over three floors of a house which has been turned into flats. The time is October 1996 and we are in Fulham, London. Barbara lives ...

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Things We Do For Love – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Alan Ayckbourn Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Stephen Bates The highlight of this comedy comes with what is probably the most ferocious man/woman fight scene conceived for the stage since Private Lives. High praise perhaps, but any comparison with Noel Coward must be the thing that Alan Ayckbourn dreads most. He built his reputation in the 1970s-90s with sharp observational ...

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To Kill A Mockingbird – Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park, London

Writer: Harper Lee Adaptor: Christopher Sergal Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: Christopher Owen [rating:4] To Kill A Mockingbird is one of the most celebrated novels in American literature, telling the story of the Finch family – lawyer Atticus, and his two children Scout, Jem and their friend Dill – the local community and their attitudes and prejudices towards the town’s different ...

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