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The Sweet Science of Bruising – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Writer: Joy Wilkinson Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty The stories of four women dance around each other, clinching at times, bringing out an aggression and force that breathes life into feminist and historical themes. As the 9th Marquess of Queensbury was considering the rules he would later give his name to boxing was less a gentleman’s art, more ...

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The Madness of George III – Nottingham Playhouse

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Dave Smith As Adam Penford’s first season at the helm of Nottingham Playhouse draws to a close, there seems to be a new air of confidence about the place. And what better way to cement that than with a revival of one of Britain’s more celebrated playwright’s more celebrated plays, featuring the sort ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Claire Hayes Blue-daubed fairies prance and writhe, furious lovers claw and fight under a huge forest moon as one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies – the one so many of us cut our teeth on at school - is given a captivatingly contemporary and imaginative treatment in this new production from the Theatre Royal ...

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The Win Bin – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: Kate Kennedy Director: Sara Joyce Reviewer: Stephen Bates   How far will youngsters go to get a job in the arts these days, one that isn’t even paid? Kate Kennedy and Sara Joyce set about answering just that question in this 70-minute entertainment, made up of a succession of quick-fire sketches. Bethany Wells’ set looks like an installation intended ...

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INTERVIEW: Kate Kennedy on The Win Bin

As the masses return from the Edinburgh Fringe, many will be looking at ways to fund their fledgling theatrical projects. For those looking for an insight into thejoys of arts funding, Kate Kennedy and Sara Joyce's wry look at the job market, The Win Bin, may either inspire or put them off. Kate took time out of rehearsal to talk ...

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Arcadia – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Tom Stoppard Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Plenty of hyperbole surrounds Tom Stoppard’s play, Arcadia. Having won the 1993 Olivier Award for Best New Play, it went on to be nominated for Tonys and even made the Royal Institution’s shortlist for the best science book ever written, losing out on that occasion to Primo Levi’s The Periodic Table. ...

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Arcadia – Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Writer: Tom Stoppard Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Jess Rowe “The future is disorder... It's the best possible time to be alive, when almost everything you thought you knew is wrong.” No greater words could sum up English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Brighton’s UK tour of Arcadia, where incorrect assumptions and their humorously chaotic outcomes for the characters are readily ...

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Arcadia – Aylesbury Waterside

Writer: Tom Stoppard Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Tom Stoppard’s most popular play came fourth in a recent English Touring Theatre poll to find the nation’s most famous play, so it unsurprising to see the company touring this revival. Set in a Derbyshire stately home, action starts in the early 19th Century, with the precocious 13-year-old Thomasina (Dakota Blue ...

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