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PREVIEW – The National Theatre at The Lowry

Reporter: Jim Gillespie The Lowry theatre in Salford played host to a triple-decker event to mark the regional tour of some of the National Theatre’s most successful shows of recent years: One Man, Two Guvnors; War Horse; and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The first two of these have enjoyed sell-out runs at the Lowry in ...

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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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War Horse – Mayflower, Southampton

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Director: Marianne Elliott, Tom Morris, Alex Sims Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage The National Theatre’s phenomenal touring production of War Horse which opened last night at Southampton’s Mayflower is a story that many people are aware of either through Michael Morpurgo’s book or the Stephen Spielberg film. However, nothing quite prepares you for seeing this show live on stage. ...

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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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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part I

Over the next week we shall be looking at the shows that have got our regional editors excited in 2014. Today we shall be looking at Ireland, South East and North East &Yorkshire. Are you excited by any of these productions? Share what you think in the comments section below. IRELAND: Ciara Murphy Here at The Public Reviews in Ireland, ...

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War Horse – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Adaptor: Nick Stafford Director: Marianne Elliott &Tom Morris Reviewer: Iris Beaumont [Rating:5] War Horse never nearly happened, Nicholas Hytner was hesitant about a 2.5 hour long show where the central character was 10ft foot tall and never speaks a single word, however Tom Morris managed to persuade The National Theatre’s Director to take a risk and a ...

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War Horse – Birmingham Hippodrome

Writer: Nick Stafford, from the book by Michael Morpurgo Music: Adrian Sutton Directors: Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:5] Since its opening at the National Theatre’s Olivier Theatre in 2007, War Horse, based on the book of the same name by Michael Morpurgo, has leapt from strength to strength. A straightforward story told exceptionally well, it has ...

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NEWS: War Horse Returns For Second Lowry Run

The Lowry in Salford has today announced that War Horse will return to their Lyric Theatre for a summer 2014 season (Wednesday 23 July to Saturday 20 September 2014) with tickets going on sale today at 10am. Following the highly anticipated North West permiere of War Horse at The Lowry (running form 20 November 2013 to 14 January 2014) author ...

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