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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 01:40 AM
Sheffield/Tour.

ANYTHING GOES
music and lyrics by Cole Porter original book by P G Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse new book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman.

Crucible Theatre 55 Norfolk Street S1 1DA To 17 January 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.15pm except 24, 31 Dec Mat Wed, Sat & 23, 24, 30, 31 Dec 2pm.
no performance 25, 26 Dec, 1 Jan.
Audio-described 18 Dec (+ Touch Tour).
BSL Signed 18 Dec.
Post-show Discussion 8 Jan.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0114 249 6000.
www.sheffieldtheatres.o.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 December.

A smooth, classy journey.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, December 19, 2014 - 09:32 AM
<>Newcastle-under-Lyme.

TALE TRAIL TO THE BORROWERS
by Sarah Richardson from Theresa Heskins’ adaptation of The Borrowers by Mary Norton.

New Vic Theatre (Studio) Etruria Road ST5 0JG To 27 December 2014.
11.15am 20, 22-24, 27 Dec.
1pm 20, 22, 23, 24, 27 Dec.
3pm 22, 23 Dec.
Runs 50min No interval.


TICKETS: 01782 717962.
www.newvictheatre.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 December.

Joyous trail well-worth exploring.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 05:30 PM
London
The Night Dances

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse,
Shakespeare’s Globe,
21 New Globe Walk,
Bankside,
London SE1 9DT

7.30pm

1hr 40mins incl nterval

TICKETS 020 7401 9919 or 0871 297 0749 (booking fee applies)
In person: Mon-Sat 10am – 6pm (8pm on perf days);
Sundays: 10am-5pm (7pm on perf days)
On-line: www.shakespeares-globe.org

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Dec 15, 2014:

Fleeting pleasures in an otherwise gloomy landscape
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 05:13 PM
London
The Merchant of Venice
By William Shakespeare

Almeida Theatre

Islington,
London N1 1TA

7.30pm (5pm on Jan 1), mats Wed, Sat 2.30pm; Wed mats 2.30pm on Dec 17 Dec,
Jan 7, 14, 21 & 28 Jan & 4 Feb;
Christmas/New Year mats 2.30pm on Dec 22, 29, 30
No perfs Dec 24, 25, 26 or 31

Audio Described perfs: Fri Jan 16, 7.30pm, Touch Tour 6pm; Sat Jan 24, 2.30pm, Touch Tour 12.45pm.

Captioned perfs: Tues Jan 13, 7.30pm, Sat Jan 31, 2.30pm

Runs: 3hrs with interval, to Feb 14

TICKETS 020 7359 4404 (24 hours)
In person: 10am-7.30pm (Mon-Sat)
On-line: www.almeida.co.uk

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Dec 16, 2014:

Internally consistent, thoughtful, not always easy to live with
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 15, 2014 - 09:09 AM
London
It’s a Wonderful Life
A radio play
By Tony Palermo

Bridge House Theatre

2 High Street,
Penge
London SE20 8RZ

8pm - Dec 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, Fri 2 Jan, 3

4.30pm Sat 13 Dec, 14, 18, 20, 21
4.00pm Sat 27 Dec, 28, 29, 30, Sat 3 Jan, 4
Additional Performance: Sat 27 Dec, 8.00 pm.

No perfs
24 - 26 & 31 December, January 1

Box office: 0208 133 0311
www.bhtheatre.co.uk

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Dec 12, 2014:

A wonderful miracle of a wonderful life
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 15, 2014 - 09:02 AM
London
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Neil Bartlett based on the novel by Charles Dickens

The Old Red Lion Theatre

218 John Street, London EC1V 4NJ to 3 January 2015.
Tues – Sat 9.30 pm Mat Sat & Sun 4pm.
Runs 80 mins. No interval

TICKETS: 0844 412 4307
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 13 December

Christmas comes - and so does Scrooge!
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 09:08 PM
The Witch of Edmonton - Does it have the right title?

Alexander Ray Edser explores how the play's structure reveals the true power of the work.


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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 05:14 PM
London
UGLIES TAKE PENGE
By Dereck Walker & David Kent.
Music & lyrics by David Kent.

The Bridge House Theatre

2 High Street, Penge, London SE20 to 21 December 2014.
Mon – Sat 11.30 am & 2pm. Other performances may be scheduled.
Runs 1hr 45mins. One interval.

TICKETS: 0208 133 0311.
www.bhtheatre.com

Review: William Russell 13 December

Cinders is missing but not missed
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 04:59 PM
London
Treasure Island: by Robert Louis Stevenson
adapted by Bryony Lavery

Olivier Theatre,

National Theatre,
Upper Ground,
South Bank,
London SE1 9PX

7.00pm; mats 2.00pm, Wed, Sat, Suns and other days – see website for mats

Audio-Described perfs: Sat, Jan 24, 2.00pm (Touch tour at 12.30pm); Sat Feb 28, 2.00pm, (Touch Tour at 12.30pm)
Captioned perfs: Sun Jan 25, 2.00pm; Tues Feb 17, 7.00pm

NT Live: Thurs Jan 22, 7pm

Runs: 2hrs 30mins incl 20 min interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000
In person: Mon– Sat, 9.30am-8pm
On-line: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Dec 10, 2014:

All the fun of the cross-dressed and cross-gendered fair – and some seriousness too.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 02:00 AM
London

SILENT PLANET
by Eve Leigh.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 20 December 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 December.

Communication under pressure adeptly developed.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 12, 2014 - 08:32 PM
RSC
THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE; Phil Porter
RSC, RST

Runs: 2h 40m, one interval. To Sat 31 January 2015

Review: 11 12 14, Alexander Ray Edser

Brave, important, moving.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, December 12, 2014 - 01:10 AM
London.

LEAR’S DAUGHTERS
by Footfall Theatre and William Shakespeare.

Hope Theatre 207 Upper Street Islington N1 1RL To 20 December 2014.
Mon–Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.thehopetheatre.com
Review: William Russell 11 December

Goneril and Reagan are dead?
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 11:48 AM
Tour
THE JERSEY BOYS: Book Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Music, Bob Gaudio; Lyrics, Bob Crewe.
Touring till 15 August
Info: www.jerseyboysuktour.com
New Alexandra, Birmingham: Runs 2h 45m, one interval, till Sunday 05 January 2015


Review: Alexander Ray Edser, New Alexandra, 10 December 2014

A riveting, high-energy show
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 10:11 AM
London.

SHIPWRECKED!
by Donald Margulies.

Brockley Jack Studio Theatre 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH to 4 January 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm no performance 14, 15, 23 – 27, 31 Dec, 1 Jan.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 10 December.

Terrific tall tales told terribly well.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 10:09 AM
Bath.

RUMPELSTILTSKIN
book and lyrics by Matt Harvey music by Thomas Hewitt Jones.

The Egg Bath Theatre Royal Sawclose BA1 1ET To 4 January 2014.
11.30am 31 Dec.
1pm 14. 21, 24, 28 Dec, 4 Jan.
2pm 9-13, 16-18, 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30 Dec, 2, 3 Jan.
5pm 14, 21, 24, 28, 31 Dec, 4 Jan.
7pm 9-13, 16-18, 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30 Dec, 2, 3 Jan
Runs 1hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 01225 823409.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk/the-egg
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 December.

Gently persuasive retelling of a traditional tale.
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Posted by : al_geary on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 - 03:30 AM
Nottingham.

SNOW WHITE AD THE SEVEN DWARFS

Theatre Royal Theatre Square NG1 5ND To 11 January 2015.

1.30pm 9-12, 14, 16-18, 21, 24, 28, 31 Dec, 4, 7-9, 11 Jan.
2.30pm 13, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30 Dec, 2, 3, 10 Jan.
5.30pm 24, 31 Dec.
6pm 14, 21, 28 Dec, 4, 11 Jan.
7.15pm 9-13, 16-18, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30 Dec, 2, 3, 6-10 Jan.
Audio-described 14 Dec 1.30pm, 3 Jan 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 13 Dec 2.30pm, 16 Dec 1.30pm, 9 Jan 7.15pm.
Captioned 4 Jan 1.30pm.
Relaxed Performance 7 Jan 1.30pm.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 0115 989 5555.
www.trch.co.uk
Review: Alan Geary 7 December.

With reservations, this one gets the thumbs up.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 - 03:04 AM
Sheffield.

QUEEN COAL
by Bryony Lavery.

Crucible Studio Theatre To 22 November 2014.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 November.

Hitting home where it still hurts.
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Posted by : al_geary on Monday, December 08, 2014 - 08:36 PM
Mansfield.
SLEEPING BEAUTY: Andrew Ryan.
Palace Theatre

Tkts 01623 633133 palacetheatre@mansfield.gov.uk.
Runs: 2h 5m: one interval: till 4th Jan.
Performance times: 10.30am some days till Christmas, 2.30pm most days, 7.00pm most days, 12pm and 4pm Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. No performances on Suns, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Signed Performances 12th Dec 7pm and 13th Dec 2.30pm.

Review: Alan Geary: 5th December 2014.

A fun-filled, spectacular and glamorous show.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, December 08, 2014 - 03:07 PM
Bath.

EXIT THE KING
by Eugène Ionesco translated by Jeremy Sams.

Ustinov Studio Saw Close BA1 1 To 20 December 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 11 Dec 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 50min No interval.

TICKETS: 01225 448844.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 December.

Triumph of actors and director with an intransigent play.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 08, 2014 - 01:57 PM
London.

3 WINTERS
by Tena Stivicic.

Lyttelton Theatre Upper Ground South Bank London SE1 9PX In rep to 3 February 2015.
2.15pm 13, 27, 31 Dec, 3, 10, 31 Jan, 3 Feb.
2.30pm 14 Dec, 11 Jan, 1 Feb.
7.30pm 10-13, 15, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30 Dec, 1-3, 9, 10, 29-31 Jan, 2,3 Feb
Audio-Described 9 Jan, 10 Jan 2.15pm (+ Touch Tour)
Captioned 1 Feb.
Runs: 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 4 December.

Rich rewards in store.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, December 08, 2014 - 10:38 AM
London.

HOPE
by Jack Thorne.

Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Downstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 10 January 2015.

Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu, Sat & 23 Dec 2.30pm.
no performance 24 Dec-1 Jan.
Audio-described 20 Dec 2.30pm.
Captioned 7 Jan.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000 (no booking fee).
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 3 December.

Little hope here.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, December 07, 2014 - 11:18 AM
London.

APARTMENT 40 C
book and lyrics by Ray Rackham Music by Tom Lees.

London Theatre Workshop above The Eel Brook Pub 65 New King’s Road SW6 4SG To 20 December 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 50min No interval.

TICKETS: 01202045659.
www.londontheatreworkship.co.uk
William Russell 6 December.

A lovely new musical a delight to discover
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, December 07, 2014 - 09:39 AM
London.

TIMES SQUARE ANGEL
by Charles Busch.

Union Theatre 204 Union Street Southwark SE1 6LX To 21 December 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS 0207 261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 3 December.

It’s a wonderful life – kinda.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, December 06, 2014 - 11:59 AM
London.

CINDERELLA AND THE BEANSTALK
by Sleeping Trees & Tom Attenborough.

Theatre 503 The Latchmere 503 Battersea Park Road SW11 3BW To 10 January 2015.
Tue–Sat 7pm Mat Wed 1.30pm Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7978 7040.
www.theatre503.com
Review: William Russell 5 December.

Fun for all the family.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, December 06, 2014 - 11:44 AM
WHAT DO I KNOW? Richard Eyre
Pub: NHB Autumn 2014

ISBN: 9 781848 424180

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 06 December 2014

Intelligent, informative, insightful
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, December 06, 2014 - 11:38 AM
ADVICE FROM THE PLAYERS: Laura Barnett
Pub: NHB, September 2014

ISBN: 9 781848 423589

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 04 12 14

What a gorgeous little book.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 05, 2014 - 12:28 PM
London
TREASURE ISLAND – the Curse of the Pearl Necklace
By Jon Bradfield & Martin Hooper

Above the Stage Theatre

Arch 17, Miles Street, London SW8 1RZ to 10 January 2015
Tues – Sat 7.30pm, Sun 6pm, Mat Sat 3.30 pm & Sun 2pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: www.abovethestag.com

Review: William Russell, 04 12 14

Lots of jolly rogering
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 05, 2014 - 12:12 PM
London.

THE MIKADO
libretto by W.S. Gilbert music by Arthur Sullivan.

Charing Cross Theatre The Arches Villiers Street WC2N 6NL To 3 January 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 23, 28, 30 Dec 1 Jan 3pm.
no performance 24-26, 31 Dec.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 930 650.
www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 2 December.

Here’s A How-De-Do!.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 05, 2014 - 11:45 AM
Birmingham
THE NUTCRACKER: Pyotyr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Peter Wright, Lev Ivanov, Vincent Redmon
Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB)
Runs: 2h, 20m, one interval
Birmingham Hippodrome: To 13 12 14

Information: www.brb.org.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 04 12 14

It’s here again; heart-warming as ever.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 05, 2014 - 10:45 AM
Birmingham
THE BFG: Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood
Birmingham Rep

To 24 01 15
Tkts: 0121 236 4455
Runs: 1h 50m, one interval

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 02 12 14

Give yourself up to the magical world – often naughty but nice
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