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The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Liverpool Everyman

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Nick Bagnall Reviewer: John Roberts Let’s get the obvious out of the way… The Two Gentlemen of Verona isn’t Shakespeare’s finest play; it lacks the finesse in both structure and wit shown in his later works and it’s easy to see why scholars have argued that this is potentially the first work of a very young ...

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Romeo and Juliet – The Watermill, Newbury

Romeo & Juliet at Watermill Newbury

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Paul Hart Reviewer: David Jobson As many will be aware this year commemorates four hundred years since the death of our greatest playwright, William Shakespeare. Inevitably theatre companies around the world are set to celebrate this great canon of works with copious revivals of his plays. Chipping in this month is the Watermill Theatre with their ...

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Teddy – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Tristan Bernays Music: Dougal Irvine Director: Eleanor Rhode Reviewer: Scott Stait     Finding itself somewhere between a gig, performance poetry and a play with music,Teddybursts onto the scene with youthful vigor and a strength that comes from both the crafted writing and energetic performances. Set over the course of a drunken night out in Elephant and Castle, Tristan ...

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Kes – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Barry Hines Director, Choreographer and Adapter: Jonathan Watkins Composer: Alex Baranowski Designer: Ben Stones Puppetry Designer and Director: Rachael Canning Reviewer: Ray Taylor A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines, first published in 1968, and the film Kes directed by Ken Loach in 1969 are both extremely well known and loved by millions. The film in particular is ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty- Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Music: Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Nathanael Kent [rating:4]   Sadler’s Wells has had quite a few hits in its time, but Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, which ran at the London venue over Christmas, is the most successful production in its history, and that of Bourne’s own company, New Adventures, which this year celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary. This may come ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty – Liverpool Empire

Music : Tchaikovsky Choreographer : Matthew Bourne Reviewer :- Stephanie Rowe [rating:5] Sleeping Beauty a famous classical Ballet by Tchaikosky is turned on its head by Matthew Bourne as Gothica meets Twilight meets Sleeping Beauty. Bourne once again fails to disappoint his ever growing band of followers with this energetic dramatic dark fantasy version of this classic. Sleeping Beauty completes ...

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Sleeping Beauty, A Gothic Romance – Milton Keynes Theatre

Music: Tchaikovsky Director, Choreographer and New Scenario: Matthew Bourne Reviewer:Maggie Constable [rating:4.5] Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures company is a frequent and much-loved visitor to Milton Keynes theatre. This evening they celebrate their quarter of a century with the world premiere of Bourne’s re-working, in his own inimitable style, of the classic ballet piece Sleeping Beauty, set, as in the original ...

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