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This House – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Director: Jeremy Herrin / Jonathan Boyle Playwright: James Graham Reviewer: Helen Tope It is 1974, and the Labour Party have won the General Election. But a win without a majority means the race is on to nudge Labour over the line and into political safety. Enter the Whips – the handlers of Westminster. It is their job to see MP’s ...

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NEWS: RSC Wolf Hall transfers to Broadway

Following runs at both Stratford-upon-Avon and the Aldwych Theatre in London, the RSC have today announced that Wolf Hall: Parts 1 &2 will transfer to Broadway in March 2015. Based on the best-selling novels by Dame Hilary Mantel, adapted by Mike Poulton, the plays are based on the deceit, betrayal, and intrigue of the court of Henry VIII. The production ...

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Bring Up The Bodies – Aldwych Theatre, London

Writers: Hilary Mantel, Mike Poulton Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Sequels are tricky things to get right. Whether we’re talking books, films, plays or event the difficult second album. Hilary Mantel clearly struck a winning formula when writing Bring Up The Bodies, winning a Booker prize to add to the one already on the shelf from Wolf Hall. Adapted, ...

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Wolf Hall – Aldwych Theatre, London

Writers: Hilary Mantel, Mike Poulton Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Up the street from the Aldwych theatre, in Covent Garden, there’s often a street performer dressed as, and acting like, Charlie Chaplin. He’s good too, funny and sweet like the character in The Tramp. He has a bamboo cane and everything. However, given the historical weight of Chaplin and ...

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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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BLOG: RSC’s Winter 13 season to feature David Tennant as Richard II and Hilary Mantel adaptations

Gregory Doran today announced his first season as artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. In news that will thrill theatregoers and sci-fi fans alike, David Tennant returns to the stage as Richard II in Stratford-upon-Avon between 10 October and 16 November 2013. The play will transfer to London’s Barbican Theatre from 9 December. This production not only reunites the ...

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