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Hobson’s Choice – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Harold Brighouse Adaptor: Tanika Gupta Director: Atri Banerjee Reviewer: May Mellstrom Harold Brighouse’s 1916 classic comedy Hobson’s Choice, set in a Salford cobbler’s shop in 1880, last graced the stage of the Royal Exchange in 2003, mere months before playwright Tanika Gupta’s adaptation, featuring a present-day family of Ugandan Asian tailor’s, premiered at the Young Vic Theatre in London.  ...

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Twelfth Night – The Globe, London

Le Gateux Chocolate in Twelfth Night

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty From about 10 seconds into Emma Rice’s last self-directed play for The Globe, you realise that some people are going to absolutely hate it. That realisation should also come with its mirror image – some will mark this up as an absolute triumph for Rice and the new creative wave she’s ...

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NEWS: RSC announces full cast for first two plays in exciting new ‘Roaring Girls’ season

With gender inequality increasingly becoming a thing of the past on the British stage there is naturally some excitement surrounding the recent cast announcement from The Royal Shakespeare Company for the first two plays in their upcoming ‘Roaring Girls’ season. Led by Royal Shakespeare Company Deputy Artistic Director, Erica Whyman these rarely performed Jacobean plays reveal some of the great ...

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Love N Stuff – Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

Writer: Tanika Gupta Director: Kerry Michael Reviewer: Robert Cottingham [rating:3.5] Love N Stuff is an hilarious new play by Tanika Gupta who has brought back the hugely popular characters of Mansoor and Bindi from her earlier play Wah! Wah! Girls! for a second outing. Actors Tony Jayawardena and Rina Fataniareprise their rôles as an elderly Indian couple from Stratford and ...

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The Wind in the Willows – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Book: Kenneth Grahame Adaptor: Alan Bennett Director: Ian Brown Designer: Colin Richmond Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating:5] Welcome to the riverbank. A world inhabited by charming woodland creatures; Mole, Ratty, Badger and the inimitable Mr Toad. Their adventures blow through and provide yet another festive treat from the West Yorkshire Playhouse this Christmas. It is a story with great pedigree; based ...

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