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The Wipers Times – Arts Theatre, London

Writers: Ian Hislop and Nick Newman Director: Caroline Leslie Reviewer: Maryam Philpott When we think of the First World War, the casualties, the shelling and the mud, it is the pity of it that almost always springs to mind. Rarely do we think about the humour, the humanity of the men trying to find a lighter way through to the end. ...

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Murder for Two – The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor

Murder For Two at The Watermill Newbury

Book, Music and Lyrics: Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair Director: Luke Shepherd Review: David Jobson   This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Watermill Theatre, and to start off this special year the venue is once again delving into a genre that they’ve come to specialise in. The small-scale musical where the cast play both actor and musician. This ...

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The Wipers Times – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writers: Ian Hislop and Nick Newman Director: Caroline Leslie Reviewer: Paul Couch As we approach the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month, thoughts naturally turn to those on both sides who fought in The Great War and our theatre producers are no exception. Now largely forgotten, The Wipers Times was a short-lived satirical publication, a fore-runner ...

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Crazy For You – Watermill Theatre, Newbury

Crazy for You 2016 Tour cast

Music and Lyrics: George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin Book: Ken Ludwig Director: Paul Hart Reviewer: David Jobson   Upon first glance, Crazy for You appears to be a classic comedy Broadway musical the age of the roaring 20s. Believe it or not, this is a musical from the 90s, using classical songs written by the beloved George and Ira Gershwin ...

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One Million Tiny Plays About Britain – Watermill Theatre, Newbury

Two leads stood facing the audience

Writer: Craig Taylor Director: Laura Keefe Reviewer: David Jobson   Great Britain has been represented by playwrights and authors in a wide variety of ways down the ages. Some have been favourable, some scathing and some with a slight edge of disapproval. But rarely has it been presented based on our everyday verbatim conversations gathered over a few years. One ...

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Romeo and Juliet – The Watermill, Newbury

Romeo & Juliet at Watermill Newbury

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Paul Hart Reviewer: David Jobson As many will be aware this year commemorates four hundred years since the death of our greatest playwright, William Shakespeare. Inevitably theatre companies around the world are set to celebrate this great canon of works with copious revivals of his plays. Chipping in this month is the Watermill Theatre with their ...

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PREVIEW: 2016 – A look ahead

2015 was a thrilling rollercoaster ride for the theatre scene, with more venues programming exciting and risk-taking productions that complemented a more traditional slate of work. We saw artistic directors leave venues for pastures new and then, in return, gain new visionaries for the future. So as we stand on the precipice of 2016, what theatrical delights await? We asked ...

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WHAT’S HOT – Week beginning Monday 22nd September 2014

An eclectic mix of shows have been chosen for you this week by our regional editors – a mix of new plays, revivals and dance cover topics from World War I, Witchcraft and the Builders Strike. As always we would love to know if you have seen any of our picks, or you if you want to recommend anything yourself. ...

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