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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Hall for Cornwall, Truro

cast midsummer night's dream citz Topher McGrillis

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Erica Whyman Reviewer: Jess Rowe As part of the celebration into 400 years of Shakespeare, the RSC’s touring production of one of Shakespeare’s most known plays brings a sense of community as well as renowned comedy to the stage. With the fitting theme of celebration looming, it follows the planning of the marriage celebration of Theseus, ...

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Endgame – HOME, Manchester

David Neilson Chris Gascoyne Endgame Citizens Theatre Glasgow Credit Tim Morozzo

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Laura Maley The appearance of long-term Coronation Street actors Chris Gascoyne (AKA Peter Barlow) and David Neilson (AKA Roy Cropper) in Endgame must surely draw local audiences to HOME for this joint production with Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre. Some may well be new to theatre, let alone to this play’s Nobel Prize-winning Irish writer, ...

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Love for Love – The Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Writer: William Congreve Director: Selina Cadell Reviewer: James Garrington Love for Love was written in the late 17th century – a time when theatres were places for an audience to go and have fun. They were very much part of the action themselves and expected – encouraged even – to take part and enjoy themselves. Theatres and theatrical troupes were ...

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A Wolf In Snakeskin Shoes – Tricycle Theatre, London

Writer: Marcus Gardley Director: Indhu Rubasingham Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Hypocrisy turns up in many guises, at any time and in any place. In 17th Century France, Molière embodied the trait in the character of Tartuffe and now American playwright Marcus Gardley finds it in modern day Atlanta, giving his new verse play the alternative title: The Gospel of Tartuffe. ...

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The King’s Speech – Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Writer: David Seidler Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Jess Rowe The collaboration of Chichester Festival Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s run of The King’s Speech, set in the abdication crisis of the mid-thirties and known by many through the award-winning film starring Colin Firth, brings audiences to their feet, as they enjoy a sensational live atmosphere that no Academy Award can ...

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The King’s Speech – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: David Seidler Music: Nick Powell Director: Roxana Silbert Movement Director: Polly Bennett Writer David Seidler’s stammer developed on being sent to the USA during WWII. George VI became his boyhood hero, a rôle model and inspiration for his critically acclaimed West End stage play which later developed into the 2010 four time Academy Award winning film The King’s Speech. ...

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