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How to Hide a Lion – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Writer: Helen Stephens Adaptor: Peter GlanvilleComposer: Barb Jungr Director: Peter Glanville Reviewer: David Guest A magical children’s book roars into life as a spellbinding stage show thanks to the considerable joint talents of a Pigtails Productions creative team. How to Hide a Lion is based on the illustrated Helen Stephens book, which is warm and wonderful in itself. In the ...

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Gabriel – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Moira Buffini Director: Kate McGregor Reviewer: Tate James The catalogue of World War II dramas tends to focus heavily on the masculinity of war: young boys becoming men the moment they enlist, the horrors of those fighting for us all, the aftermath of their experience as they struggle to integrate back into everyday life. Stories of victims of war ...

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Grosvener Park Open Air Theatre, Chester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Alex Clifton Reviewer: Mel Duncan ‘They do not love, that do not show their love’ – a folly of youthful naïvity? Shakespeare’s first play, as full of youthful ambition as is humanly possible, is a demanding undertaking for any company, and requires a skilful handling from both player and director. The raw emotions accompanying coming of ...

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An Inspector Calls – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Liam Brennan as Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls

Writer: J B Priestley Director: Stephen Daldry Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The popularity of Stephen Daldry’s award-winning 1992 National Theatre production of J B Priestley’s An Inspector Calls shows no signs of abating, this 2015 tour marking the 20th time this production has been staged. Set on a single night in the affluent Birling household, this scathing response to the abhorrent ...

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An Inspector Calls – Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Writer: J.B Priestley Director: Stephen Daldry Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall “He inspected us alright” This production of An Inspector Calls reaches its ultimate theatrical potential. The classic drama – and perhaps J.B Priestley’s most notable play – isn’t your average mystery play. Beneath the dialogue there are layers and layers of subtext exploring themes that everyone in the audience will be ...

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