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WHAT’S HOT: Week beginning Monday 21 April 2014

The Easter holidays may be in mid-flow but there’s no break for theatres across the country as they continue their spring programmes with the usual eclectic mix. Let us know if you’re seeing any of these productions this week.

Every Last Trick – Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Feydau’s classic French farce is given fresh translation by Tamsin Oglesby and unites the talents of two of the countries leading comic theatre companies, Told By An Idiot and Spymonkey, working together for the very first time. This look at marriage and infidelity will have audiences laughing in the aisles in Northampton

Runs until 10 May

Tender Napalm – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

A man and a woman are locked at a crucial point in their relationship. They love each other but something terrible has happened. Explosive, poetic, brutal, Company of Sirens in association with Theatr Iolo and Chapter present the Welsh première of Philip Ridley’s modern classic. Audience on Tuesday 22 April will also have the chance to see a Q&A with the author himself.

Runs until 26 April

See How They Run – Civic Theatre, Darlington

See How They Run is a classic British farce with slamming doors, vicars and mistaken identities but this time it’s staged with a difference – all the cast are less than four feet tall. Marking the touring debut of Warwick Davis and his Reduced Height Theatre Company, this is your chance to see one of the most performed British Farces in a completely different light!

Runs until 26 April

England Away – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

2001, the night before England thrash Germany 5-1. Four England fans meet for the first time on a campsite in Munich. In 1945, Alf and Ted march through Europe for home, fighting fascism while dreaming of a new England. An upfront, comic play about passion, patriotism and ‘Englishness’ from the author of Meeting Joe Strummer, Way Out West and adaptor of Fever Pitch

Runs until 26 April

Enormous Yes: The Forbidden Experiment – Arches, Glasgow

In 1493 a young King James IV of Scotland ordered that two infants be left on the island of Inchkeith in the Firth of Forth to be reared by a mute woman. What James did became known as The Forbidden Experiment. In 2009 Rob Jones and Michael John O’Neill issued an FOI for data on the British Army’s activities on Inchkeith during the Second World War. It’s taken some time, but Rob and Michael have found something. Something they think you should know.

Runs until 25 April

West Side Story – Mayflower, Southampton

With ground-breaking choreography by the legendary Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, an unforgettable score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story changed the face of musical theatre for ever. Now Joey McKneely’s vibrant stage production is thrilling audiences again and comes to Southampton as part of an internationally acclaimed tour

Runs until 3 May

Smashed – Underbelly, Southbank London

If you’ve ever tried to master the art of juggling you’ll know just how difficult it is and how deceptively easy the professionals make it look. Gandini Jiggling invite you to a tea party that you will never forget – complete with 4 crockery sets, 9 jugglers and 80 apples! This is a rare chance to see this smash hit in the UK

Runs until 18 May

Singing In The Rain– Liverpool Empire

It was a hit in Chichester, a hit in the West End and now is wowing audiences across the country. The tale of the first Hollywood film musical and packed with songs from the classic MGM film, Singing In The Rain is a celebration of the stage and screen musical. Just beware if you’re sitting at the front as this show includes 12,000 litres of water!

Runs until 3 May

Quietly – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Belfast is a place where things need to be said. Jimmy and Ian are meeting tonight for the first time. They share a violent past. They need to talk. Quietly is a powerful story of truth and forgiveness from Belfast writer Owen McCafferty. Having enjoyed huge international success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe winning three major awards the show returns to the Abbey Theatre following an Irish tour.

Runs until 3 May


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