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Metamorphosis – The Old Rep, Birmingham

Directors: Matilda Dickinson and Adam Lloyd-James Reviewer: Selwyn Knight As Thoreau might say, Gregor is leading a life of quiet desperation: he is stuck in a job he hates, working long hours for a demanding boss and with little appreciation. He does it to care for his family: his father who has been too unwell to work for some years ...

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I was a Rat! – Birmingham Rep @ The Old Rep

Writer: Philip Pullman, adapted by Teresa Ludovico, English version by David Watson Director: Teresa Ludovico Composer: Frank Moon Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:5] The work of author Philip Pullman was last seen at the Rep in 2009 when an adaptation of his well-known and loved His Dark Materials trilogy was performed in two parts, to somewhat mixed reviews. What then will ...

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The Plough and the Stars – Birmingham Rep at The Old Rep

Writer: Sean O’Casey Director: Wayne Jordan Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4.5] Sean O’Casey’s classic play is set around the time of the 1916 Easter uprising in Dublin, telling the story of events before and during that time. It focuses not on the leaders of the uprising, or the political figures that we may read about in the history books, but instead ...

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