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education education education – Trafalgar Studios, London

Creators: The Wardrobe Ensemble Directors: Jesse Jones and Helen Middleton Reviewer: Stephen Bates Before Afghanistan, Iraq, the banking crisis, austerity and Brexit, there existed hope for a brighter new Millennium for our country. Wardrobe Ensemble’s raucous show is set in a comprehensive school in May 1997, when the Spice Girls, Take That and Oasis filled the airwaves, the United Kingdom ...

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Caroline’s Kitchen – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Torben Betts Director: Alastair Whately Reviewer: Michael Gray Caroline Mortimer has it all. A lovely house in North London, a clever son at Cambridge, a successful, prosperous spouse. And her career: she’s the darling of Middle England, her books sell like hot cakes, and her cooking is the envy of the millions who tune in each week to Caroline’s ...

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Caroline’s Kitchen – Liverpool Everyman

Writer: Torben Betts Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin Do not be fooled by the very traditional kitchen set. This is no cosy little domestic drama. As befits a tale about a TV celebrity chef, this has teeth. Having toured the UK, including a run in London, it now has its sights set on New York. While the Americans may ...

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Education Education Education – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Created and devised by The Wardrobe Ensemble Directors: Jesse Jones and Helena Middleton Reviewer: Joan Phillips Set the day after Tony Blair’s New Labour landslide victory in May 1997, Education Education Education takes a very funny, but hard, look at life inside a typical UK secondary school 20 years ago. German language assistant Tobias, is excited to be working in ...

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Mental – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Kim Power, Kane Power, Alice Lamb and Tid Director: Tid Reviewer: Jo Beggs Kim is Kane’s mum. Kim is bi-polar. Kane’s lived with it all his life – the unexpected reactions, the accusatory voice-mails, the fear that his friends will be freaked out. Kim has been in and out of hospital,on a long list of medication. She’s had days ...

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The Brothers Karamazov – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Richard Crane after Fyodor Dostoyevsky Director: Faynia Williams Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Four central performances of considerable strength mark Richard Crane and Faynia Williams’ revived production of Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov as the highlight of the Tron Theatre’s 35th anniversary season. Notoriously difficult to translate, thought to be un-stageable and widely regarded as one of the greatest achievements in world ...

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Education, Education, Education – Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Writer: The Wardrobe Ensemble Directors: Jesse Jones and Helena Middleton Reviewer: Maggie Constable After its premiere this August at the Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe, Education, Education, Education, winner of ‘Fringe First Award’ and successful crowd-pleaser, is being performed this week by The Wardrobe Ensemble at the Royal and Derngate, the theatre having been co-producer in the show. This is part of ...

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1972:The Future Of Sex – The Playhouse, Salisbury

Writers: Tom Brennan, Tom Crosley-Thorne, Tom England, Emily Greenslade, Jesse Jones, Kerry Lovell, Jesse Meadows, Helena Middleton, James Newton, Ben Vardy, Edythe Wooley Director: Tom Brennan and Jesse Jones Music: Tom Crosely-Thorne Reviewer:David Jobson Welcome to the 1970s: the decade of the sexual revolution. Birth control was easily accessible, porn became mainstream, attitudes towards different sexualities were changing, and the ...

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