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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 07:49 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
OPPENHEIMRE: Tom Morton-Smith
RSC, The Swan, Stratford Upon Avon

Runs: 3 hours, one interval, to 7 March 2015

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 24 01 15

Impressive in all directions.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 12:13 AM
London.

OUT OF THE CAGE
by Alex Mc Sweeney.

Park Theatre (Park 90) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park N4 3JP To 14 February 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3.15pm.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 January.

Physically dynamic exploration of war on the Home Front.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 01:29 PM
London.

THE CHANGELING
by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Shakespeare’s Globe New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT To 1 March 2015.
2.30pm 24, 28, 31 Jan, 5, 7, 13, 15, 19, 21, 26, 28 Feb, 1 March.
7.30pm 23-25, 27 Jan-1 Feb, 4, 5, 8, 10, 15, 17 Feb, 1 March.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.co (£2.50 transaction fee).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 January.

Splendid revival of a superb drama.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 01:07 PM
London.

THRILLER – LIVE
original concept by Adrian Grant.

Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue W1D 7ES to 6 September 2015.
Sun–Fri 7.30pm Sat 8pm Mat Sat 4pm, Sun 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 6844 412 4661.
www.nimextheatres.com/lyric-theatre/
Review: William Russell 22 January.

Thrilling, alive and kicking.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:54 AM
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by Arthur Miller.

Octagon Theatre Howell Croft South BL1 1SB To 14 February 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm except 26 Jan 5pm Mat 24, 28 Jan, 4, 7 Feb 2pm.
Audio-described 28 Jan 7.30pm.
BSL Signed 22 Jan.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 01204 520661.
www.octagonbolton.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 January.

An evening of mounting impact.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 11:02 AM
London.

BULL
by Mike Bartlett

Young Vic (The Maria) 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 7 Februyary 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed, Sat 2.45pm.
Runs 55min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvictheatre.org
Review: Carole Woddis 20 January.

A unique, challenging, revealing, theatrical view of the world.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, January 19, 2015 - 03:48 PM
London.

UPPER CUT
by Juliet Gilkes Romero.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 7 February 2015.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 January.

Lacks punch.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 09:18 PM
London.

TITLE AND DEED
by Will Eno.

Print Room at the Coronet 103 Notting Hill Gate W11 3LB To 7 February 2015.
Mon – Fri 7.30 pm. Mat Sat 4pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 3642 6606.
www.the-print-room.org
Review: William Russell 17 January.

Birth, life, death and the whole damned thing; all with style.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 09:51 AM
London.

THE GRAND TOUR
music and lyrics by Jerry Herman book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble.

Finborough Theatre Above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 21 February 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652 (24hr).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 January.

Small-scale revival admirably suits minor-key story.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 12:09 AM
London.

THE BOYS UPSTAIRS
by Jason Mitchell.

Above The Stag Theatre Arch 17 Miles Street SW8 1RZ to 15 February 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Sun 6pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: www.abovethestag.com
Review: William Russell 16 January.

Happily carrying-on camping.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 16, 2015 - 11:01 AM
London.

BORIS GODUNOV
by Alexander Pushkin adapted by Howard Colyer.

Brockley Jack Studio 410 Brockley Road SE4 2JH To 31 January 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 15 January.

An epic tale about a tyrant and a false pretender.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 04:35 PM
London.

GOLEM
by Suzanne Andrade.

Young Vic 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 31 January 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvic.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 January.

The human condition today, in graphic detail.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 12:41 PM
London.

PIG GIRL
by Colleen Murphy.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 16 February 2015.
Sun, Mon 7.30pm.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652 (24hr).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 January.

5-0 to the Finborough with protean Canadian playwright.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 12:17 PM
FLEABAG: Phoebe Waller-Bridge
On Tour - To 07 March

Info: www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/fleabag-2015-tour
Runs: 1h 5m, no interval


Review: Alexander Ray Edser; Birmingham Rep, 14 01 15

One hell of a journey! Exhilarating.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 09:40 AM
London.

BAT BOY
story and book by Kethe Farley and Brian Flemming music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe.

Southwark Playhouse (The Large) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 31 January 2015.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 29 Jan 3 pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplahouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 14 January.

Bats, comic capers and mother love.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 03:18 PM
THE FROZEN SCREAM: Christopher Green and Sarah Waters
Birmingham Hippodrome

Runs: 1h 20m, no interval. Till 17 01 15
Performances at 18.00 and 20.00 - see schedule
www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 12 01 15

Let the ice warm the cockles of your heart.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 12:15 PM
London.

SHAW’S WOMEN
by George Bernard Shaw.
Village Wooing and How He Lied To Her Husband

Tristan Bates Theatre 1a Tower Street WC2H 9NP To 31 January 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7240 6283.
www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 January.

Short Shaws well married.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 09:52 AM
London.

SCRUNCH
by Sarah Argent and Kevin Lewis.

Unicorn Theatre (Foyle Studio) 147 Tooley Street SE1 2HZ To 4 January 2015.
Fri 9.30am, 11am.
Sat, Sun 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm (performances sold out).
Runs c40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7645 0560.
www.unicorntheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 31 December.

Rapt attention of the young in show about unwrapping.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 12:51 AM
London..

IVY & JOAN
by James Hogan.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1 6ST To 24 January 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.eticketing.co.uk/jermynstreet
Review: William Russell 10 January.

Women in crisis skilfully revealed.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 09:55 AM
London.

PLAY OF THRONES
by Phil Willmott based on William Shakespeare’s Henry V1, Parts I, II and III.

Union Theatre, 204 Union Street, London SE1 0LX To 29 January 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm,
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9816.
www.ticketsource.co.uk/uniontheatre
Review: William Russell 9 January.

Skilful snakes and ladders, murder, mayhem and kings.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 09, 2015 - 11:28 AM
London.

DONKEY HEART
by Moses Raine.

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2) 14 Whitehall SW1A 2DY To 31 January 2015.
Mon–Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 8 January.

From Russia with love, humour and a touch of sadness.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 - 12:52 AM
Ipswich.

ROSIE’S MAGIC HORSE
adapted from the book by Russell Hoban and illustrated by Quentin Blake book by Ollie Fielding music and lyrics by John Chambers.
Peaceful Lion Productions Tour to 14 March 2015.
Runs 45min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 December at Southwark Playhouse (The Large).

Fresh, inventive company takes flight.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, January 06, 2015 - 05:19 PM
Richmond.

WIDOWERS' HOUSES’
by George Bernard Shaw.

Orange Tree Theatre 1 Clarence Street TW0 2SA To 31 January 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu, Sat.
Audio-described 13 Jan, 17 Jan 2.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 8 Jan 2.30pm, 15 Jan 7.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8940 3633.
www.orangetreetheatreco.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 December.

Counter-intuitive appositeness in the seasonal schedule.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, January 06, 2015 - 01:22 AM
London.

HENRY IV, Parts I & II
by William Shakespeare.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS In rep to 24 January 2015.
Part I 1.30pm 18, 20, 27, 30 Dec, 3, 10, 1 17, 22, 24 Jan.
7.15pm 22, 29 Dec, 2, 5, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23 Jan.
Audio-described 2 Jan (+Touch Tour 5.15pm-5.45pm)
Captioned 21 Jan.
Post-show Talk 14 Jan.
Runs 3hr 5min One interval.

Part II 1.30pm 8 Jan.
7.15pm 18-20, 27, 30 Dec, 3, 6-8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24 Jan.
Audio-described 3 Jan (+Touch Tour 5.15pm-5.45pm).
Captioned 22 Jan.
Post-show Talk 20 Jan.
Runs 3hr 10min One interval.
no performance 23-26, 31 Dec, 1 Jan.

TICKETS: 0845 120 7511.
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 December.

Production succeeds because the play’s the thing.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 04, 2015 - 09:02 AM
London.

USAGI YOJIMBO
by Stan Sakai adapted by Stewart Melton.

Southwark Playhouse (The Large) To 4 January 2014.
Wed; Fri-Sun 2.30pm.
7pm Fri, Sat 7pm.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 December.

Slaughter of the innocents replaced by saving of innocents in imaginative choice of seasonal show.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 11:59 PM
London.

THE DEAD
by James Joyce.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Shakespeare’s Globe New Globe Walk SE1 9DT To 5 January 2015.
29 December Mon 7.30pm.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 December.

Bringing The Dead to life.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 06:19 PM
York.

OLD MOTHER GOOSE
by Berwick Kaler.

Theatre Royal St Leonard’s Place YO1 7HD To 31 January 2015.
Mon-Thu; Sat 7.30pm Fri 4.30pm & 8pm Mat Sat & 1, 2, 5 Jan 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 01904 623568.
www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 December.

Panto done with love and flair.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 05:50 PM
Liverpool.

SEX AND THE THREE DAY WEEK
by Stephen Sharkey.

Liverpool Playhouse Williamson Square L1 1EL To 10 January 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu 1.30pm Sat 2pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0151 7094776.
www.everymanplayhouse.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 December.

When the farce isn’t with you.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 12:33 AM
Leeds.

WHITE CHRISTMAS
book by David Ives and Paul Blake music and lyrics by Irving Berlin based on the Paramount film written by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, Melvin Frank.

West Yorkshire Playhouse (Quarry Theatre) Quarry Hill LS2 7UP To 24 January 2015.
2pm 2, 3, 8, 15, 17, 22, 24 Jan.
7.30pm 2, 3, 68, 10, 14-17, 22-24 Jan.
Runs2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 0113 213 7700.
ww.wyp.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 December.

Pure slush.
546 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 02, 2015 - 04:48 PM
London.

ALBERT EINSTEIN: RELATIVELY SPEAKING
by John Hinton.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 3 January 2015.
Fri, Sat 5pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 December.

Crazy-looking scientist making sense of scientist.
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