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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, May 27, 2016 - 11:05 AM
Brighton
TWO GENTELEMENT OF VERONA: William Shakespeare
Brighton Dome to 29 May

Part of the Brighton Festival
Run time: 2 hours 45 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)
Dates: 25th – 28th May, 6pm; 26th, 28th and 29th, 1:30pm
Tickets available online through the Brighton Festival website

Review: Blair Hunter-Coleridge, 26 May 2016

Buffed up Bright and Beautiful (and at times Breezy)
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 06:45 PM
London
A View from Islington North
An evening of political satire with plays by Alistair Beaton, Caryl Churchill, Stella Feehily, David Hare, Mark Ravenhill and music by Billy Bragg

Arts Theatre to July 2

6-7 Great Newport St,
London WC2H 7JB

7.30pm, mats 3.00pm, Thurs and Sat

Runs: 1hr 40mins with one interval.

TICKETS : 020 7836 8463
www.artstheatrewestend.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 24, 2016:

This is a strange evening.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:22 AM
London
Kenny Morgan
A new play by Mike Poulton

Arcola Theatre to June 18

24 Ashwin Street
Dalston, London
E8 3DL

7.30pm, Sat mats 3.00pm

Runs: 2hr 30mins with interval

Box Office:  020 7503 1646 begin_of_the_skype_highligh
Online: www.arcolatheatre.com
Tuesdays – `Pay what you can' (from 6pm - subject to availability)

In person: Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 23, 2016:

A dramatic force
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:14 AM
Birmingham
KING LEAR: William Shakespeare
Birmingham Rep to 28 May

Runs: 3h 30m, one interval
BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk


Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 24 May 2016

Clear storytelling, honest performances, time well spent; and a 'but'.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 08:47 PM
London
The Invi$ible Hand,
A new play by Ayad Akhtar

Tricycle Theatre to July 2

269 Kilburn High Road,
London NW6 7JR

7.30pm; mats Wed 2.00pm; Sat 3.00pm

Runs: 1hr 50mins with interval;

TICKETS 020 7328 -1000
In person: Mon–Sat, 10am-9pm; Sun 2-9pm
On-line: www.tricycle.co.uk
Various discounts.

Review: Carole Woddis of performance seen May 21, 2016:

Beautifully engineered drama
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 08:41 PM
London
Blue/Orange
By Joe Penhall

Young Vic to July 2

66 The Cut,
London SE1 8LZ

7.30 (except 30 May) | Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm (except 18 May & 8 June)

Runs: 2hrs 20 mins without interval

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvictheatre.org

Discounts including under 26s (£10); free to Southwark and Lambeth residents,
phone 0207 922 2920 (Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm)

Review by: Carole Woddis of performance seen May 19, 2016:

Still powerful, still shockingly relevant
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 05:50 PM
London
Monster Raving Loony
A new play by James Graham,

Soho Theatre to June 18

21 Dean Street
London W1D 3NE

7.00pm; mats Sat 2.30pm

Runs: 1hr 40mins without interval.

TICKETS : 020 7478 0100 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting           
On-line: www.sohotheatre.com

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 17, 2016:

An hilarious and suitable tribute to an essential Character
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:04 AM
Bimirngham
MADE UP: Devised by Emily Holyoake and Alexis Tuttle, Written by James Yarker
Birmingham Rep 14 – 21 May

Runs: Approx 70m, no interval
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 16 May 2016

A made up play about make up, and about the make-up of women and how they're made up.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 09:58 AM
London
The Philanderer,
by George Bernard Shaw

Orange Tree Theatre to June 25

1 Clarence Street,
Richmond,
Surrey TW9 2SA

Eves 7.30pm; Thurs & Sat mat 2.30pm (no perf May 30)
                               
Runs: 2hrs 55mins with two intervals

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 8940 3633
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday
10am - 5.30pm on the Kew Road side

From 5.30 - 7pm in the theatre Box Office
From 7pm bookings and print tickets only for that evening's show
On-line: www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk

Review: Carole Woddis of perf seen May 16, 2016:

GBS: playfully pugnacious, and plenty of questions . . .
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 06:01 PM
London
The Dark Mirror: Zender’s Winterreise

Barbican Theatre May 12 – 14

Silk Street,
London EC2Y 8DS

7.45pm

Runs: 1hr 30 mins without interval

TICKETS: 0845 120 7550
In person: Mon– Sat, 9.00am-8pm; Sun & Bank Hols 11.00am-8pm
On-line: www.barbican.org.uk/bite

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 12, 2016:

Brilliantly directed, but questions hover in the air
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 05:48 PM
London
After Independence
A new play by May Sumbwanyambe

Arcola Theatre to 28 May

24 Ashwin Street
Dalston, London
E8 3DL

8.00pm, Sat mats 3.30pm

Runs: 1hr 20mins without interval

Box Office:  020 7503 1646 begin_of_the_skype_highligh
Online: www.arcolatheatre.com
Tuesdays – `Pay what you can' (from 6pm - subject to availability)

In person: Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 13, 2016:

Well argued message, but not an optimistic one
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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, May 13, 2016 - 04:21 PM
Nottingham/Touring.

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S: Truman Capote (adapted Richard Greenberg).
Theatre Royal

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 20m: one interval: till 14th May.
Performance times: 7.30pm, (Matinees 2.00pm Weds and 2.30pm Sat).
Touring beyond Nottingham

Review: Alan Geary: 10th May 2016.

A treat of a play – but read the book.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, May 13, 2016 - 04:17 PM
London
Lawrence after Arabia
A new play by Howard Brenton

Hampstead Theatre to 4 June 2016

Eton Avenue,
Swiss Cottage,
London NW3 3EU

Box Office: 020 7722 9301
Monday - Saturday 10am - 7pm
Online: www.hampsteadtheatre.com

7:30pm; Wed mat 2.30pm, Sat mats 3pm

Runs: 2hr 10 mins incl interval.

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 10, 2016:

Somethings old, somethings new, but a bit frustrating.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 08:48 PM
London
The Flick
By Annie Baker

DorfmanTheatre to June 15

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

7.00pm; mats 1.30pm Tues, Wed, Sat; see website
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

Runs: 3hrs 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 May 7, 2016:

Quite extraordinary
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 08:39 PM
London
THE BUSKER’S OPERA
by Dougal Irivine.

The Park Theatre to 4 June

Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP to 4 June 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876
www.parktheatre.co.uk

Review: William Russell 7 May.

Tuneful satirical treat based on Gay and Brecht
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:44 AM
London
I HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE
by J B Priestley.

Jermyn Street Theatre to 21 May

16b Jermyn Street, London SW1 6ST to 21 May 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Fri & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 10 mins Two intervals.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 9 May.

Intriguing, well played, trip back to the future
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, May 09, 2016 - 05:55 PM
London and Touring
The Diary of a Hounslow Girl
By Ambreen Razia

OvalHouse to May 6, then touring

52-54 Kennington Oval,
London SE11 55W

7.30pm

Runs: 80mins without interval.

TICKETS: 020 7582 7680
On-line: www.ovalhouse.com

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 6, 2016:

Apt, timely, and sometimes hair-raising
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Posted by : al_geary on Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 08:45 PM
Nottingham.
THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR: Nikolai Gogol (adapted David Harrower).
Nottingham Playhouse and tour

www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 35m: one interval: till 14th May.
Performance times: 7.45pm(matinees 2.30pm Sat 7th, 1.30pm Thurs 12th)
Review: Alan Geary: 5th May 2016.

A marvel of a production
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 08:41 PM
An Enemy of the People: Henrik Ibsen
Chichester Festival Theatre to May 21

Runs: 2h 15m, one interval
Tickets: 01243 781312

Review: Blair Hunter-Coleridge, May 10 2016

Ibsen realism, modern resonances abound
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 11:02 AM
London
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s Globe to September 11

21 New Globe Walk,
Bankside,
London SE1 9DT

7.30pm, mats 2.30, Suns: 1pm & 6.30pm; check website for matinees;
www.shakespearesglobe.com

Runs 3hrs incl interval

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.shakespearesglobe.com

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 5, 2016:

A delicious debut Dream
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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 05:10 PM
Nottingham/Touring.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: William Shakespeare.
Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
And touring
Runs: 2h 35m: one interval: till 7th May.
Performance times: 7.30pm, (Matinees 1.15pm Thurs and Sat).
Review: Alan Geary: 3rd May 2016.

A joyous and fitting celebration.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 04:53 PM
London
The Iphigenia Quartet
By Caroline Bird, Lulu Raczka, Suhayla El-Bushra, Chris Thorpe

Gate Theatre, Notting Hill to 21 May

Above The Prince Albert Pub,
11 Pembridge Road, London,
W11 3HQ

7.30pm; mats Sat 3pm

 Runs: Each play runs 40 mins, played as two double-bills

Box Office: 020 7229 0706

In person booking and ticket collection is only available on the day of performance from 1hr before show

www.gatetheatre.co.uk

@gatetheatre

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 3, 2016:

A powerful gamble that pays off powerfully.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 11:37 AM
Birmingham and Touring
Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (NDT2)
Birmingham Hippodrome

May 4 and 5, Part of Birmingham International Dance Festival, also touring
Runs: 2h 10m, two intervals
Tickets (Hippodrome): 0844 338 5000
Info: www.birminghamhippodrome.com

NDT2 tour information:
http://www.ndt.nl/en/tickets/performances.html

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 4 May 2016

Marvellous company, marvellous dance, marvellous evening.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 09:01 AM
London
Elegy
A new play by Nick Payne

Donmar Warehouse to June 18

41 Earlham Street,
London WC2H 9LX

7.30, mats Thurs, Sat 2.30pm 

Box Office: 0844 871 7624 (Booking fee of £2.50 per transaction)
Telephone Mon-Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 10am-8pm
In person, Mon-Sat, 10am-curtain up (No booking fee)

Runs: 1hr incl interval

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen April 29, 2016

Tightly packed punches
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 06:10 PM
London
Show Boat
New London Theatre to Jan 7 2017

Drury Lane,
London WC2B 5PW

7.30pm Tues to Sat; mats Wed, Thurs, Sat at 2.30pm

Runs: 2hrs 40mins incl 20 min interval.

TICKETS: Box Office: 0844 412 4654
Website: www.ShowBoatMusical.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen April 27, 2016:

Overflowing with life and energy
738 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 09:09 PM
London
Calais
A new play
By Dermot Dolan

Barons Court Theatre to 08 May

At the Curtains Up Pub,
28A Comeragh Road,
London W14 9HR

7.30pm

Runs: 90 mins without interval

TICKETS: 0208 932 4747 /
londontheatre@gmail.com;  www.wegottickets.com/Calais) 

Review by: Carole Woddis of performance seen April 26, 2016:

Heartfelt response to a growing tragedy
514 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 09:02 PM
London
THE TOXIC AVENGER
Book & lyrics by Joe Dipietro
Music & lyrics by David Brian
Based on Lloyd Kaufman’s The Toxic Avenger.

Southwark Playhouse to 21 May

The Large, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD to 21 May 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Tues 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 26 April.

Terrific Intoxicating Toxic Treat
522 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 03:04 PM
Birmingham ad Touring
FLARE PATH: Terence Rattigan
The Original Theatre Company and Birdsong Productions
Birmingham Rep to 30 April

Touring
Runs: 2h 25m, one interval.
Info: www.flarepaththetour.com
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Bham Rep, 25 04 16

A powerful drama is a powerful dram
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Posted by : al_geary on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 10:03 PM
Nottingham.
KINGS: Daniel Hoffman-Gill.
Nottingham Playhouse.

www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 0m: one interval: till 30th April.
Performance times: 8pm (matinees Tues, Thurs and Sats 2pm)
Review: Alan Geary: 22nd April 2016.


Powerful and moving; and often funny.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 10:01 PM
Birmingham
Flatpack Film Festival
Birmingham 2016

Review: Carl Hopley 26 April 2016
Info: flatpackfestival.org.uk

Much loved and needed, scaled down but strong as ever
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