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She Stoops To Conquer – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Oliver Goldsmith Director: Lindsay Posner Reviewer: Claire Hayes Theatre Royal Bath’s Summer Season has launched some notable productions, with last year’s Hay Fever starring Felicity Kendal – and also directed by Lindsay Posner – currently playing in the West End. For 2015, the season kicks off with Oliver Goldsmith’s 1773 popular comedy of manners, She Stoops to Conquer. Perhaps ...

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The Father – Theatre Royal Bath

Writer: Florian Zeller Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Laura Hesketh “Who exactly am I?” is the question which haunts Florian Zeller’s play The Father. This intense production magnifies the confusions and ambiguities that plague people living with dementia and questions who and what we become when our brain fails us. At some point, everyone has walked into a room searching for ...

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Carl Rosa Opera: Die Fledermaus – Theatre Royal, Bath

Composer: Johann Strauss Director: Peter Mulloy Conductor: Martin Handley Reviewer: Claire Hayes Carl Rosa Opera’s production of Die Fledermaus has been a staple of the Shoreditch company’s repertoire since relaunching in 1998 and this week it is exclusively restaged and mounted for the Theatre Royal in Bath. Johann Strauss’s light-hearted operetta was first performed in Vienna in 1874, when its ...

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The Mother – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

Writer: Florian Zeller Translator: Christopher Hampton Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Claire Hayes A mother’s job is to love and let go – gradually loosening the reins without unravelling herself. And this most precarious of balances is at the heart of Florian Zeller’s play The Mother, receiving its UK premiere at the Ustinov Studio. For those who saw The Father last ...

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Oklahoma! – Theatre Royal Bath

Music: Richard Rodgers Book and Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II Director: Rachael Kavanaugh Review: Laura Hesketh “Yesss siree!” The revival ofOklahoma!proves that despite being nearly 70 years old, Rodgers &Hammerstein’s musical continues to resonate with modern audiences. The classic premiered in 1943, and was an instant hit that changed the course of the American musical. The director of this brand new ...

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The Absence of War – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: David Hare Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Claire Hayes David Hare’s forensic examination of the recurring electoral misfortunes of the Labour Party, loosely based on events surrounding the 1992 election, ends its 2015 tour with an election week stopover in Bath. Originally staged back in 1993, The Absence of War follows the fortunes of George Jones, a man who has ...

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Outside Mullingar – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: John Patrick Shanley Director: Sam Yates Reviewer: Claire Hayes The setting of Outside Mullingar is pinpointed by its American writer John Patrick Shanley to “a cattle and sheep farm outside Killucan” in Ireland. Inspired by the area where his cousin still lives, in the intimacy of the Ustinov, this sense of place becomes palpable. The atmospheric set, designed by ...

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Dear Lupin – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writers: Roger Mortimer and Charlie Mortimer Adaptor: Michael Simkins Director: Philip Franks Reviewer: Claire Hayes Over the course of twenty -five years, Sunday Times horse-racing correspondent Roger Mortimer wrote regularly to his wayward son Charlie, often in exasperation, but always with humour and affection. The collection of his letters, Dear Lupin – already a publishing sensation – has now been ...

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