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Jesus Christ Superstar  – Barbican, London

Lyrics: Tim Rice Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: Maryam Philpott It’s a great summer to be an Andrew Lloyd Webber fan with three notable revivals opening within a month of each other. In August, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have Evita directed, intriguingly, by Jamie Lloyd who will almost certainly bring the same vigour and innovation that he ...

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Peter Pan – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London

Writer: J M Barrie Directors:  Timothy Sheader and Liam Steel Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Raised on adventure stories and barely out of school, a generation of young men went off to war between 1914-1918 only to find that the pirate swords had been replaced by shell fire, mines and gas. Suddenly the imaginings of J.M. Barrie seemed to belong to another ...

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Running Wild -The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Michael Morpugo Adaptor: Samuel Adamson Director: Timothy Sheader and Dale Rooks Reviewer: Andrea Allen For most people, a trip to Indonesia would be the holiday of a lifetime, but for Lilly it’s so much more, it’s the chance to start a clean slate, to discover the place her Mum used to call home and to meet so many more ...

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Running Wild – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Adapter: Samuel Adamson Directors: Timothy Sheader and Dale Rooks Reviewer: Ron Simpson The Children’s Touring Partnership is halfway through a four-month tour of the Chichester Festival Theatre/Regent’s Park Theatre production of Running Wild, a wonderfully elaborate production to take on the road. It is advertised as being for six-year-olds upwards, and Michael Morpurgo, Samuel Adamson and the ...

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Lord of the Flies – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Production image of the boys on the lost island

Writer: Nigel Williams from the book by William Golding Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   William Golding’s book, Lord of the Flies, was quite shocking when first published in 1954. With the war well within living memory, the idea that British boys might not behave with absolute propriety was unthinkable. So the brutal story of a group of boys ...

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Lord of the Flies – Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool.

Production image of the boys on the lost island

Writer: William Golding Adapted: Nigel Williams Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: Matt Forrest Seldom has a production had such a visceral impact, as this current touring production of William Golding's Lord of the Flies The play opens with the debris of a passenger aeroplane, strewn across an unnamed tropical paradise, luggage and cloths are scattered across the stage. Instantly Jon Bausor’s ...

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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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The Lord of the Flies – The Lowry, Salford

Connor Brabyn as Jack

Directors: Timothy Sheader &Liam Steel Writer: Nigel Williams (based on the novel by William Golding) Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby   A huge section of smouldering airplane fuselage dominates one side of the stage, the remnants of a wing sits on the other, the space in-between suggests a jungle and a beach. The set for The Lord of the Flies is ...

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