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Romeo and Juliet – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writer William Shakespeare Director Polina Kalinina Designer Emma Bailey Reviewer Ron Simpson   There are two contrasting reviews to be written about Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory’s Romeo and Juliet, now on an extended tour from its Bristol base. Polina Kalinina’s production is a brilliant success in creating the energy, athletic impact and sense of danger she seeks, but the ...

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Woman and Scarecrow – Brewery Theatre, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Marina Carr Director: Siobhán Cannon-Brownlie Reviewer: Kris Hallett A woman lies on her death bed; mourning a lifetime of missed opportunity, of a life only half lived. Mother to eight children, wife to an unfaithful spouse, she whiles away her last hours with her alter ego Scarecrow; talking about memories of her past life with unshed tears and desperate, ...

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Macbeth – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: William Shakespeare Created by Filter Theatre Reviewer: Anna Ambelez Ambition, power, politics, corruption, murder and more, this is Macbeth. The plot dealing with these themes is indeed a horror story. Macbeth essentially concerns the warrior’s rise to power and consequent downfall. This modern interpretation endeavors to tell the story by stripping it down to selected spliced text with musical ...

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Punch and Judy in Afghanistan – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Puppeteer: Neville Tranter Reviewer: Claire Hayes Stuffed Puppet has taken the seaside Punch and Judy tradition and transported it to the desert of Afghanistan. Neville Tranter’s one-man puppet show combines some sharp one-liners with a sense of the absurd, to put the puppeteer right at the heart of the political action. Punch and Judy in Afghanistan tells the story of ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week beginning 15th September 2014

History and choice seem to be the running themes through this weeks What's Hot choices. With plenty of theatre happening up and down the country we would love to know what you thought if you go and see any of these productions. Likewise if you think we have missed something off the list then again let us know in the ...

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The Shop of Little Horrors – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Dramaturgy: Adam Peck Director: Emma Williams Reviewer: Jackson Lawrence [Rating:4.5] Directed by Emma Williams, Pickled Image in association with The North Wall, Oxford, delivers an intelligent work of quirk and abnormality with their recent hit, The Shop of Little Horrors. It is the story of an old man and owner of a puppet shop, Albert Grimlake, in his search for ...

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Dracula – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Director and choreographer: Mark Bruce Reviewer: Natalie Barker [rating:4] As Halloween approaches, nothing could make for a scarier or more atmospheric evening’s entertainment than this theatrical dance version of Dracula in the spook-tacular Wilton’s Music Hall. And it’s something to really sink one’s teeth into – the Mark Bruce Company gives the audience a lot more than set piece dances ...

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Banksy: The Room in the Elephant – Pleasance Above, Edinburgh

Writer: Tom Wainwright Director:Emma Callander Reviewer:Lucy Danser [rating:4.0] Audiences are often split on the subject of solo plays. Relying on both a strong story and an engaging actor to tell it well they can so often be a major disappointment. When they are done right, however, it can be an unmissable event. This can be said of Tom Wainwright's play ...

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