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Prism – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Writer and Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: James Garrington Jack Cardiff.  Not a name that will ring many bells maybe, yet he was one of the greats of motion pictures, with a career spanning 75 years. His most notable work was as a cinematographer – the person who chooses lenses, film speed, focus, lighting and camera angles, effectively creating the image you ...

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The Lovely Bones – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: Alice Sebold Adaptor: Bryony Lavery Director:  Melly Still Reviewer: Lu Greer The Lovely Bones novel tells the story of a teenage girl, Susie Salmon, who is abducted and murdered in brutal fashion, and who also happens to be the narrator of the story. Prioritising seeing justice served over making it to ‘heaven’ after her death Susie sticks around in ...

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What’s in a Name? – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writers: Matthieu Delaporte & Alexandre de la Patellière’s Adapter, Translator & Director: Jeremy Sams Designer: Francis O’Connor Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière’s 2010 play Le Prénom was a hit of such magnitude it spawned not only a big screen French version in 2012 but a German film incarnation in 2018. Jeremy Sam’s translation, What’s in ...

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The Lovely Bones – Theatre Royal Nottingham

Writer: Bryony Lavery from the book by Alice Sebold Director: Melly Stil Reviewer: CL Delft Alice Sebold’s The  Lovely Bones was an unlikely literary best-seller in the mid-2000s: it tells the story of the consequences of a child murder and its impact on her family and community, seen from the point of view of the murdered child (Susie Salmon) herself.  ...

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The Exorcist – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Adam Garcia as Father Damien Karras Clare Louise Connolly as Regan and Peter Bowles as Father Merrin in The Exorcist

Adaptation: John Pielmeier from the novel by William Peter Blatty Director: Sean Mathias Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It’s a work that’s polarised audiences in both book and film form, and now, almost fifty years after William Peter Blatty’s best-selling novel first appeared, the stage version arrives in Glasgow on its first national tour. Is it a horror classic? Is it satanic ...

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Avenue Q – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Book: Jeff Whitty Music and Lyrics: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Director: Cressida Carré Reviewer: Dave Smith Avenue Q, which first saw the light of day in 2003, has became notorious as the show with Sesame Street style puppets who swear a lot, have sex and sing songs like Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist and The Internet Is for Porn. Like Sesame ...

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The Mousetrap – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Gareth Armstrong Reviewer: Lu Greer The Mousetrap is, of course, known as being famously the longest running show on London’s West End. Indeed, it has run for the entirety of Queen Elizabeth’s reign beginning in 1952 as she took the throne. Coming from the mind of Agatha Christie it is recognised as the quintessential period whodunit, ...

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Girl on the Train – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Adapters: Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel Director:  Anthony Banks Reviewer: Lu Greer Based on the best selling book of the same name, Girl on the Train follows Rachel Watson as she battles with a spiral of depression and alcohol by losing herself in the voyeurism of watching a couple a few doors down from her old home through the train ...

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