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The Revenger’s Tragedy – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Thomas Middleton Adaptor: Caroline Lamarche Director: Anne Thuot Reviewer: Jo Beggs Thomas Middleton’s 1606 play The Revenger’s Tragedy is, as it states upfront, a typical Jacobean Revenge Tragedy, packed with blood, lust and ambition. It’s also a product of its time with a long, complicated plot that spirals towards the inevitable. Having fallen out of favour for a long ...

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A Mad World My Masters – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writer: Thomas Middleton Musical Director: Candida Caldicot Director: Sean Foley Designer: Alice Power Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent It's always a pleasure when the English Touring Theatre comes to town and their latest production of Thomas Middleton's A Mad World my Masters only furthers the company's growing reputation. Set in 1950's Soho director Sean Foley has found an appropriate home for this ...

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A Mad World, My Masters – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Thomas Middleton (adapted by Sean Foley and Phil Porter) Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Niall Harman Thomas Middleton’s city comedy A Mad World, My Masters was first performed in 1605 but has since been rarely performed. This production, a collaboration between English Touring Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, dramatically uproots the play from its Jacobean setting. Adapted by Sean ...

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A Mad Word, My Masters – Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Writer: Thomas Middleton Adaptor: Sean Foley and Phil Porter Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Francesca Parker   Jacobean playwright, Thomas Middleton, is responsible for the raucous comedy, A Mad World, My Masters; although written and first performed in 1605 it has now been reworked for our modern stage. No longer is it set in its contemporary surrounding, quite the opposite, Sean ...

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NEWS: RSC & ETT collaborate on A Mad World My Masters tour

English Touring Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company have announced their first collaboration, a national tour of Thomas Middleton’s A Mad World My Masters. Sean Foley’s RSC production played at the Swan Theatre during 2013 and this revival will première at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre in February before touring to Blackpool, Brighton, Malvern, Truro, Darlington and Cambridge, followed by a ...

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A Trick to Catch the Old One – Rose Playhouse Bankside, London

Writer: Thomas Middleton Director: Jenny Eastop Reviewer: Nichola Daunton Thomas Middleton’s comedic Jacobean romp A Trick to Catch the Old One is given a 1920’s twist in this new production at the historic Rose Theatre. The first Elizabethan theatre in London, the Rose in now an archaeological site, preserved for the nation. With no heating, it can be a chilly ...

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NEWS: RSC announces full cast for first two plays in exciting new ‘Roaring Girls’ season

With gender inequality increasingly becoming a thing of the past on the British stage there is naturally some excitement surrounding the recent cast announcement from The Royal Shakespeare Company for the first two plays in their upcoming ‘Roaring Girls’ season. Led by Royal Shakespeare Company Deputy Artistic Director, Erica Whyman these rarely performed Jacobean plays reveal some of the great ...

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The Changeling – Young Vic, London

Writer: Thomas Middleton and William Rowley Director: Joe Hill-Gibbins Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5] Joe Hill-Gibbins' raucous production of The Changeling first played the intimate Maria studio at the Young Vic earlier this year and encouraged by its success there, it has now transferred into the main theatre to provide a Gothic pre-Christmas treat. Middleton and Rowley's Jacobean tragedy which spirals ...

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