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The Two Worlds of Charlie F – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Owen Sheers Director: Stephen Rayne Reviewer: Jo Beggs Over 70,000 soldiers have served in Afghanistan since the beginning of the conflict in 2001. 453 have died, many more have come back with serious physical injuries. The Two Worlds of Charlie F. seeks to explore some of the realities behind the headlines, stripping bare the lives of a handful of ...

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The Two Worlds Of Charlie F. – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Owen Sheers Director: Stephen Rayne Reviewer: Glen Pearce As we remember the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, our minds are again focused on the horrors of human conflict. Of course, such horrors aren’t confined to history. Our Armed Forces continue to serve in various hotspots across the globe, ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week beginning Monday 5th May

Can you believe it? We are in May already! The 7th May will see us celebrate our 7th Birthday here at TPR but there are also lots of things to celebrate happening in the theatres up and down the UK and in Ireland. As always we love to communicate with you, our readers through the comments section below, on Twitter ...

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The Two Worlds of Charlie F – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Owen Sheers Director: Stephen Rayne Reviewer: Nichola Daunton Performed by serving and veteran soldiers, many of whom sustained life threatening and life changing injuries while serving in Afghanistan, The Two Worlds of Charlie F is a frank look at what it means to be a wounded soldier in 21st century Britain. Originally devised in 2010 by producer Alice Driver, ...

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The Two Worlds of Charlie F – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Writer: Owen Sheers Director: Stephen Rayne Reviewer: Pete Benson The dimly lit set is sparse, a simple screen. The sound of a helicopter roars above our heads. Then all hell is let loose, loud explosions and a blinding flash and on the screen is projected the shadow of an injured soldier in a hospital bed. He is violent, paranoid and ...

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NEWS: Colchester Mercury launches 2014 season

Although they had already announced the regional première of Betty Blue Eyes, today Colchester’s Mercury Theatre announced its Spring/Summer season, together with all of its Made in Colchester productions for the whole of 2014. Although Betty Blue Eyes is a major coup for the Essex venue, for Artistic Director Daniel Buckroyd the season offers far more “This is a season ...

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WHAT’S HOT – 23rd July 2012

As the eyes of the world turn towards London for the Olympics and venues begin their traditional summer maintenanceshut-down, you could be forgiven for thinking there’s little to tempt people towards theatre. Look hard though and there’s some gems around the country to tempt you. Glen Pearce hunts down five shows to give you a break from the sporting spectacle. ...

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The Two Worlds of Charlie F. – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Owen Sheers Music: Jason Carr Director: Stephen Rayne Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4.5] The Two Worlds of Charlie F. grew out of a chance meeting between producer, Alice Driver, and a surgeon at Birmingham’s Queen Alexandra Hospital, the UK’s main centre for the treatment of wounded, injured or sick military personnel. She has a background in both theatre production and ...

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