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Twelfth Night – Brighton Dome

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Sean Holmes Reviewer: Hannah Rowlands Twelfth Night was originally created by Shakespeare to celebrate the end of the Christmas Festival. With the purpose of celebration in mind, he packed it to the brim with all the popular crowd pleasers; more music, revelry and drunken disorder, a little bit of slapstick and romance. In many ways it ...

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Twelfth Night – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Sean Holmes Reviewer: R.G. Balgray The alternative title to Twelfth Night says it all: What You Will sounds like the bard washing his hands of it; leaving it to an audience to come to their own view. If that sounds a bit flaky (after all, some older citizens came across it in the classroom), what it ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part III

And as we come to our final part of our 2014 preview of shows in and around the UK and Ireland we ask our regional editors in the North West, London, and along the South Coast what productions are getting them excited over the course of the year. Do you agree? What are you most looking forward to? Share your ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part II

In our second instalment of our 2014 previews our regional editors in Scotland, Central and South West talk us through the productions that are getting them excited throughout the year. SCOTLAND: Lauren Humphries The temperature is falling, the urge to hibernate is strong but 2014 promises to be a knockout year in Scottish theatre. You'd be forgiven for thinking that ...

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NEWS: The History Boys Named Nations Favourite Play

After three months of voting, English Touring Theatre announced today that Alan Bennett’s The History Boys has been voted the Nation’s Favourite Play English Touring Theatre asked theatre fans to vote for their favourite English language play to establish what the nation most wants to see. Some of the favourites will be presented in 2014 to celebrate English Touring Theatre’s ...

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NEWS: The Citizens reveals its innovative 2014 season

With 2014 set to be a landmark year in Glasgow and Scotland’s history, Citizens Theatre Artistic Director Dominic Hill has programmed a season of works which put Glasgow and its citizens centre-stage, alongside new productions of classic texts that have become his signature style since taking up his post in 2011. Headlining the season is a bold and bawdy new ...

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Twelfth Night – Rose Theatre Bankside, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Sean Turner Reviewer: Jon Wainwright [rating:5] This scintillating production gives us an excess of everything that is most wonderful about Shakespeare. Swinging from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again with breathtaking virtuosity, a strong cast of eleven cover all the main scenes and story lines with insight, intelligence and an emotional engagement. The usual ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with… ETT Director Rachel Tackley

English Touring Theatre was founded in 1993 to create outstanding theatre and tour it to the widest possible audience.In 2008 Rachel Tackley took over the directorship of the company, making ETT the first large scale subsidised touring company to be producer-led.Under Tackley's leadership the scope of ETT's work widened to include adaptations of classic novels (Great Expectations, Grapes of Wrath), ...

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