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Wise Children – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Emma Rice, adapted from the novel by Angela Carter Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Wise Children is the acclaimed final novel by Angela Carter, now adapted by Emma Rice as the inaugural production of her new company, also called Wise Children, following her tenure as artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe. The plot concerns twin girls, Nora and Dora ...

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Wise Children – Storyhouse, Chester

Writer: Angela Carter Director: Emma Rice  Reviewer: Clare Howdon Emma Rice appears to have something of a love affair with Angela Carter. After directing Nights at the Circus in 2006, Rice’s adaptation of Carter’s seminal novel Wise Children (which is also coincidentally the name of her new theatre company) is currently doing the rounds in the UK, following a successful run at the Old ...

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Wise Children – Theatre Royal, York

Writer: Angela Carter Adapted by: Emma Rice Director: Emma Rice Designer: Vicki Mortimer Composer/Musical Director: Ian Ross Reviewer: Ron Simpson Wise Children is the name of a new theatre company founded by Emma Rice, after her long tenure of the role of Artistic Director of Kneehigh and her rather shorter stay at Shakespeare’s Globe. Wise Children is also the name ...

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The Plough and the Stars – National Theatre, London

Writer: Sean O’Casey Co-Directors: Jeremy Herrin, Howard Davies Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Even for a play about collateral damage during an armed urban conflict, there’s a surprising amount of violence in Sean O’Casey’s 1926 play. Set in November 1915 and Easter 1916 in inner city Dublin, there’s plenty of shots fired and scuffles as pressure rises, but the most shocking moment ...

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Happy Days – Young Vic, London

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Natalie Abrahami Reviewer: Harry Stern If Waiting for Godot is Beckett’s contemplation on the simple challenges faced by being alive then Happy Days might be his meditation on the approaching end of a human being’s allotted span. But then perhaps it is not. The genius of the playwright’s work is its ability to provoke wildly differing ...

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Welsh National Opera: Jephtha – Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Composer: GF Handel Librettist: The Reverend Thomas Morell DD Director: Robin Tebbutt Conductor: Paul Goodwin Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:5]   The Welsh National Opera has added Jephtha to its more usual repertoire and has proved by this performance that it should be much better known. Unmistakeably Handelian from the opening notes of the overture, Jephtha is the last of Handel’s ...

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