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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 11:47 AM
London.

HOW A MAN CRUMBLED
by Clout Theatre
THE WEATHERMAN
by Kiki Lovechild

The Vaults Leake Street SE1 7NN To 29 November 2014.
How A Man Crumbled 1 hr No interval.
The Weatherman 1 hr No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 401 9603
www.mimeticfest.com
Review: William Russell 20 November.

Silence is golden – sometimes.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 01:51 AM
London.

THE PRISONER’S DILEMMA
by David Edgar.

Cockpit Theatre Gateforth Street NW8 8EH In rep to30 November 2014.
7.30pm 26, 30 Nov
2.30pm 22, 29 Nov.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7258 2825.
www.cockpit.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 November.

Following the detailed arguments leads to enlightenment about politics, diplomacy and conflict.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:52 AM
London.

HOKE’S BLUFF
created by Action Hero.

Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street EC1 9LT To 29 November.
Tue–Sat 7.30 pm.
TICKETS: 020 7739 6176.
www.shoreditchtownhall.com

then tour 2-10 December 2014.

Runs 1hr 20min No interval.
Review: William Russell 19 November.

Enjoyable American dream.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 04:15 PM
Sonning.

A PARTY TO MURDER
by Marcia Kash and Doug Hughes.

The Mill at Sonning Sonning Eye RG4 6TY To 22 November 2014.
Wed-Sat 6.15pm (dinner) + 8.15pm (show) Mat Sat 12.15pm (lunch) + 2.15pm (show).
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 0118 969 8000.
www.millatsonning.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 November.

Perfect post-prandial puzzle.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 08:39 AM
London.

LOADED
by David Brown.

Brockley Jack Studio 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 29 November 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 10 min No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 November.

Mondeo man, car repairs and much, much more.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 08:32 AM
London.

WILDEFIRE
by Roy Williams.

Hampstead Theatre Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage To 29 November 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 2.30pm Sat 3pm.
Audio-described 29 Nov 3pm (+Touch tour 1.30pm).
Captioned 25 Nov (+ transcribed Post Show Discussion)..
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7722 9301.
www.hampsteadtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 November.

Well-researched elements don’t fuse into a credible compound.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 01:06 PM
London.

ACCOLADE
by Emlyn Williams.

St James Theatre 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 13 December 2014.
Mon - Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 November.

Accolades all round.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, November 17, 2014 - 01:51 AM
Tour.

THE RESTORATION OF NELL GWYN
by Steve Trafford.

Ensemble Theatre and York Theatre Royal Tour to 29 November 2014.
Runs 1hr 50min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 November at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Maidenhead.

Enjoyably witty chamber drama of fragile female fame.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 09:14 PM
THE ACTOR AND THE CAMERA: Denis Lawson
NHB

Published: 2014

ISBN: 9 781848 423459

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 17 11 14

One of the most important new books on camera acting for the young actor
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 08:53 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
THE WITCH OF EDMONTON: Rowley, Dekker, Ford Etc
RSC: The Swan

Runs: 2h 45m, one interval, till 29 November 2014
Information: www.rsc.org.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 15 11 14

An extraordinary surprise, wonderfully performed.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 10:16 AM
Richmond.

POMONA
by Alistair McDowall.

Orange Tree Theatre 1 Clarence Street TW9 2SA To 13 December 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 2 Dec, 6 Dec 2.30pm.
Post-show Talks 27 Nov 2.30pm 2 Dec.
Runs 1hr 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8940 3633.
www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 November.

Play about vice steadily tightens its grip.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, November 14, 2014 - 11:01 AM
Birmingham
THE LASTING SENSE OF SUDDEN: Jonathan AP Emrys
Fred Theatre Limited
at The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham.

Old Joint Stock till 15 11 14
then Croydon, Stratford

Runs: 1hr 15m, no interval: till 15th November 2014

Weds-Sat 7:30pm

Review: Sam Chipman 13/11/2014

An honest, open telling of real LBGT experiences


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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, November 14, 2014 - 10:41 AM
London.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (AS YOU LIKE IT)
after William Shakespeare or Krymov’s Dream.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS To 15 November 2014.
7.45pm
Runs: 1hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0845 120 7550.
www.barbican.org.uk/bite
Review: Carole Woddis 13 November.

Subversive, irreverent, one person’s vision.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, November 14, 2014 - 10:31 AM
Tour
SHAKESPEARE’S OTHELLO: William Shakespeare / Frantic Assembly
Frantic Assembly on tour.

Runs: 1h 55m, no interval.
Birmingham Rep to 15 11 14
Tel: 0121 236 4455
Tour till 07 February 2015
Information: www.franticassembly.co.uk/productions/othello-2014/

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 13 11 14

A tough swaggering production – engaging, exciting.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 03:16 PM
Tour.

EACH SLOW DUSK
by Rory Mullarkey.

Pentabus Theatre Tour to 23 November 2014.

Runs 1hr 50min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 November at The Hive Worcester.

A great war play, original and richly reflective in form, in a splendid production.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 11:35 AM
London.

WHITE CHRISTMAS
music and lyrics by Irving Berlin book by David Ives and Paul Blake.

Dominion Theatre 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7AQ To 3 January 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 0845 200 7982.
www.dominiontheatre.com
Review: William Russell 12 November.

Berlin deserves better.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 02:44 PM
London.

NOT ABOUT HEROES
by Stephen MacDonald.

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2) 14 Whitehall SW1A 2DY To 6 December 2014.
Mon–Sat 7.45pm. Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 11 November.

A night to Remember.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 06:03 PM
London.

SYMPHONY
Jonesy by Tom Wells A Love Song for the People of London by Ella Hickson My Thoughts on Leaving You by Nick Payne.

Soho Theatre (Soho Downstairs) 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE To 7 December 2014.
Tue-Sun 7.30pm.
Runs: 1hr No interval.

TICKETS : 020 7478 0100.
www.sohotheatre.com
Review: Carole Woddis 11 November.

Seriously punching above its weight.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 02:40 PM
London.

COOLATULLY
by Fiona Doyle.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 22 November 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 November.

A slow, steady, carefully-wrought drama.
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Posted by : al_geary on Monday, November 10, 2014 - 02:47 PM
Nottingham.

ARCADIA: Tom Stoppard.
Nottingham Playhouse.

www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 3h 5m: one interval: till 15th November.
Performance times: 7.45pm (matinees 1.30pm 13th and 2.30pm 8th).
Review: Alan Geary: 4th November 2014.

A triumph.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, November 10, 2014 - 07:40 AM
London.

MADE IN DAGENHAM
book by Richard Bean lyrics by Richard Thomas music by David Arnold.

Adelphi Theatre Strand WC2E 7NA To 28 March 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0203 725 7060
www.madeindagenhamthemusical.com
Review: William Russell 5 November

The best British musical in years.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, November 10, 2014 - 07:15 AM
London.

CANS
by Stuart Slade.

Theatre 503 The Latchmere 503 Battersea Park Road SW11 3BW To 29 November 2014.
Tue–Sat & 24 Nov 7.45pm Sun 5pm except 23 Nov 8pm.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 978 7040.
www.theatre503.com
Review: William Russell 9 November.

Funny, but it's no laughing matter.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, November 10, 2014 - 12:36 AM
Tour.

THE BOUNCE
by Tim Webb

Oily Cart Theatre Tour to 29 October 2014.
Runs 20min x 3.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 October at The Place London.

Carefully devised activity that values its young participants.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 09, 2014 - 11:36 PM
Manchester.

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by Tennessee Williams.

Royal Exchange Theatre St Ann’s Square M2 7DH To 29 November 2014.
Mon-Fri 7.30pm Sat 8pm no performance 11 Nov Mat Wed & 11, 18 Nov 2.30pm Sat 3.30pm.
Audio-described: 15 Nov 3.30pm.
BSL Signed: 25 Nov.
Captioned: 21 Nov.
Post-show Discussion 20 Nov.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 0161 833 9833.
www.royalexchange.co.uk/catroof
Review: Timothy Ramsden 8 November.

The Exchange provides a superb platform for a memorable production.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 09, 2014 - 09:36 PM
London.

’TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE
by John Ford.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Shakespeare’s Globe New Globe Walk SE1 9DT To 7 December 2014.
Tue-Sun 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 3hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 October.

’Tis good to have this fine new theatre so well used.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 09, 2014 - 08:46 PM
London.

JOHN
conceived by Lloyd Newson.

Lyttelton Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX I rep to 13 January 2015.
8pm 10-15, 17-19 Nov, 5, 6, 8, 9, 16-20 Dec, 5-8, 12, 13 Jan.
3pm 15 Nov, 6, 7, 20 Dec, 7, 13 Jan.
Audio-described: 19 Dec 20 Dec 20 3pm (+ Touch Tour).
Captioned 12 Jan 8pm.
Runs: 1hr 20min No interval.

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

Emotion in motion in a provocative and beautiful piece.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, November 07, 2014 - 08:20 PM
London
2071 By Duncan Macmillan & Chris Rapley
Royal Court Theatre,
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs,
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Mon-Sat 7.45pm; Thurs, Sat mats 3.30pm

Runs: 75mins without interval, to 15 11 14

TICKETS 020 7565 -5000
In person: Mon–Sat, 10am-start of perf or 6pm if no show
On-line: www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk

Age guidance: 14+

Mondays all tickets £10; concs £5 off two top prices on daily standby; for 25s and under; School and HE groups of 8+; groups of 6+
Access: £12 + companion
*ID required. All discounts are subject to availability

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Nov 6, 2014:

No messing about, a cut to the chase.
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Posted by : Jan_Pick on Friday, November 07, 2014 - 08:11 PM
Birmingham

Bill Kenwright presents
Dangerous Corner by J B Priestley
Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Tkts: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Runs: 1 h 40m: one interval: 3rd – 8th November and touring
Start: 7.30 p.m. Sat matinee: 2.00pm
Review: Jan Pick: 3.11.14

Cherish those who seek the truth – but beware of those who find it!

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, November 07, 2014 - 08:06 PM
What’s in a play? : Alexander Ray Edser discusses this question while also examining how play structure gives clues to the play’s meaning. Thoughts triggered by a handful of current productions. On the way, the word ‘playwright’ is considered.

07 11 14


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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 05:11 PM
London
The FITZROVIA RADIO HOUR’s DRACULA
by Tom Mallaburn, Phil Mulryne, Jon Edgley Bond & Cal McCrystal

Mercury Theatre

Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT to 16 November 2014
Tues- Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm and 4pm Sun November 16

Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 01206 573948
www.mercurytheatre.co.uk

Review: William Russell 4 November

Fangs, blood and hilarity at the BBC
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