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Toast – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Eleanor Rhode Reviewer: Kris Hallett   It’s always interesting seeing first time work by playwrights who later go on to make a big splash. Long before Richard Bean became the first playwright to win two Best Play awards at the Evening Standard awards, Toast played at the Royal Court upstairs theatre in 1999. Set in a ...

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Right Now – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

The cast of RIGHT NOW

Writer: Catherine-Anne Toupin Translator: Chris Campbell Director: Michael Boyd Reviewer: Claire Hayes   The Ustinov Studio’s new season of French-Canadian drama kicks off with Right Now, a psychologically intriguing dark comedy produced in association with Traverse Theatre Company and Bush Theatre. Like Florian Zeller’s The Father and The Mother – recent predecessors on the same stage – in Right Now ...

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Hetty Feather – Theatre Royal, Bath

The cast of Hetty Feather

Writer: Jacqueline Wilson Adaptor: Emma Reeves Composer: Benji Bower Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Claire Hayes   It’s not easy touring a family show in chilly January, with pantomime season at an end and the tinsel packed away for another year. But this doesn’t stop families of all ages – and mothers and daughters in particular – from enthusiastically turning out ...

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NEWS: Michael Pennington’s King Lear to tour UK

Ambassador Theatre Group(ATG) has announced that Royal &Derngate, Northampton’s major new production of King Lear, will embark on a UK tour to nine regional venues from April to July. After running at Royal &Derngate Northampton from1 – 23 April, the show will then tour to venues includingOxford Playhouse, Theatre Royal BrightonRichmond Theatre, Grand Opera HouseYork,Manchester Opera House, Theatre Royal Bath, ...

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Lord of the Flies – Theatre Royal, Bath

Keenan Munn-Francis, Luke Ward-Wilkinson, Matthew Castle as Simon, Ralph and Roger

Writer: William Golding Adaptor: Nigel Williams Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: Claire Hayes   Following its sell-out tour of To Kill a Mockingbird in 2015, this season Regent’s Park Theatre brings another 20th Century classic, Lord of the Flies, to Bath. This retelling of William Golding’s allegorical novel, of a group of British schoolboys reverting to savagery when marooned on a ...

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Handbagged – Theatre Royal, Bath

Kate Fahy, Suzie Blake, Sanchia McCormack and Emma Handy

Writer: Moira Buffini Director: Indhu Rubasingham Reviewer: Claire Hayes   Theatre so often speculates about the Queen’s relationship with her public servants – from Anthony Blunt as her surveyor of pictures in A Question of Attribution to her interviews with successive Prime Ministers in The Audience. In the Olivier Award-winning Handbagged, now on tour having premiered at London’s Tricycle Theatre ...

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The One That Got Away – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath

The One that Got Away with Richard Clothier and Frances McNamee

Writer: Georges Feydeau Translator: Kenneth McLeish Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Claire Hayes   Hot on the heels of Eugène Labiche’sMonsieur Popular, the second of the Ustinov’s classic 19th Century French farces is from the master himself, Georges Feydeau. In The One That Got Away, Kenneth McLeish’s translation of Feydeau’s 1892 play,Monsieur Chasse!, director Laurence Boswell capitalises on the exaggerated twists ...

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ETO: The Tales of Hoffmann – Theatre Royal, Bath

Composer: Jacques Offenbach Conductor: Philip Sunderland Director: James Bonas Reviewer: Claire Hayes Jacques Offenbach’s darkly fantastical The Tales of Hoffmann has had many incarnations since its first public performance in 1881. Now English Touring Opera’s new production, sung in English with surtitles, sets it in the 1920s world of early cinema; the eponymous protagonist transforming from a poet into a ...

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