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Gloriator – The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Pauline Morel as Gloria Delaneuf

Director: Angus Barr Reviewer: Marina Spark   The Drum at the Theatre Royal Plymouth introduces its alternative Christmas show this week: Gloriator. The tongue-in-cheek recreation of the classic epic film Gladiator certainly provides opportunity for mirth. The star of the show is Gloria Delaneuf, a seasoned French actress, who wishes to tell the story of the unsung female characters in ...

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Glyndebourne: Saul – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

The company of Glyndebourne's Saul with Christpoher Ainslie as David

Composer: George Frideric Handel Conductor: Laurence Cummings Director: Barrie Kosky Reviewer: Karen Bussell Barrie Kosky makes a distinguished debut at Glyndebourne with Handel’s Saul being the last, but by no means least, tour offering. Putting Biblical narrative under scorching inspection through focus on the relationships between David, Jonathan and Saul, and the all-consuming jealousy and descent into madness of the ...

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A piece of time – The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Performed and devised: Nick Steur Reviewer: Joan Phillips Performance art or theatre? Or a successful investigation into the combined possibilities of both? A piece of time is billed as the first in a series of new performance and theatrical installations, designed to be a collective experience. This production is aimed at investigating our connection to time. Anticipation levels are high ...

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Where The World Is Going, That’s Where We’re Going – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writers:Ans &Louise Van den Eede Company:Hof van Eede Reviewer: Marina Spark One of Belgium’s freshest young theatre companies has partnered up with the Theatre Royal Plymouth to present their award-winning productionWhere The World Is Going, That’s Where We’re Going. The cast of two portrays the eponymous He and She; the inevitable male and female characters within a given love story. ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Swan Lake – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov and Peter Wright Production: Peter Wright and Galina Samsova Reviewer: Mike Carroll If classical ballet is your thing, then this is the production for you. From the moment the curtain comes up it is full on, with mesmerising dancing supported by wonderful staging, a rich tapestry of costumes and iconic music ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty –Theatre Royal Plymouth

Director, Choreographer and Adapter: Matthew Bourne Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Reviewer: Joseph Leigh The name Matthew Bourne has been synonymous with exciting and unique ballet for many years, and audiences enter each performance space with a tangible sense of excitement and anticipation. From his eponymous Swan Lake to the more recent Tim Burton collaboration with Edward Scissorhands, Bourne has produced ...

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Men in the Cities – The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: Chris Goode Director: Wendy Hubbard Reviewer: Joseph Leigh Chris Goode returns to The Drum at Theatre Royal Plymouth with his highly acclaimed one-man show, Men in the Cities. Winner of the prestigious Fringe First award at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this thought-provoking production addresses a range of issues in an engaging and personal narrative. Set in the aftermath ...

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Mack & Mabel – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Original Book:Michael Stewart Revised: Francine Pascal Music and lyrics:Jerry Herman Director:Jonathan Church Musical Director:Robert Scott Reviewer:Karen Bussell   A real musical tragedy. Director Jonathan Church makes a good attempt to bring life to Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s difficult 1974 musical, but there is still that je ne sais quoi missing. Michael Ball shows his acting mettle and holds back ...

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