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Waiting for Godot – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Mark Rosenblatt Designer: Janet Bird Reviewer: Ron Simpson Tobacco Factory Theatres’ production of Waiting for Godot, in Scarborough at the end of a short tour, aims to remove some of the preconceptions and misconceptions surrounding the play, sometimes in defiance of Beckett’s own views, but retaining its essence. By and large, it works. Waiting for Godot ...

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Park – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Director: Jasmin Vardimon Reviewer: Rich Jevons TPR hates to be a spoiler so we’ve had to omit some important parts of Park so as not to spoil your enjoyment if you do get to see this incredible show. Merle Hensel’s set is simple and unassuming, a patch of parkland that is to be developed right next to a mermaid water ...

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The Bald Prima Donna – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Eugene Ionesco Director: Adam Khomsi Reviewer: Hannah Hiett [rating:4] CTL Productions have brought a warm and lively interpretation of Ionesco’s iconic piece of Theatre of the Absurd, a play which illustrates the total breakdown of communication in modern society. Though often performed with a sense of eerie, robotic detachment signalling the total absence of character identity or meaning in ...

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