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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 20, 2017 - 10:43 AM
London
WINTER SOLSTICE, by Roland Schimmelpfennig
An Orange Tree Theatre and Actors Touring Company co-production
4Star****
Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, until 11 February, 2017.


1hr 50 mins, without interval.

Review: Tom Aitken 18 January

Christmas play with a host of raised, then contradicted expectations.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:50 PM
London.
PROMISES, PROMISES
Book by Neil Simon, Music by Burt Bacharach, Lyrics by Hal David.
Based on the screenplay for The Apartment by Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond.
Two stars **

Southwark Playhouse, The Large, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6 BD to 18 February.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Tues & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 50 mins One interval.

TICKETS:
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 January.

Promises unfulfilled in overlong dated musical
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 05:11 PM
London.
THE LOWER DEPTHS
by Maxim Gorky.
Translated by Jeremy Brooks & Kitty Hunter-Blair.
4 Stars ****

The Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 11 February 2017.


Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 3 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646
www.arcolatheatrecom
Review: William Russell 16 January.

A fine revival of a masterpiece
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 02:57 PM
London
WISH LIST
By Katherine Soper
3 Stars ***

Jerwood Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8A to 11 February 2017

Mon – Sat 7.45pm Mat Thur & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1 hr 40 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000
www.royalcourttheatre.com

Review: William Russell 13 January 2017.

Hard hitting piece about the zero hour contract world of work
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 13, 2017 - 11:47 AM
London.
BU21
by Stuart Slade.
4Stars ****

Trafalgar Studios to 18 February 2017.

1hr 45 mins (no interval).

Review: Tom Aitken 11 January 2017

Serious, but far from gloomy
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 13, 2017 - 10:51 AM
Birmingham
The Snowman:
5 Star *****

Birmingham Repertory Theatre to Sunday 15th January 2017.

Runs: 1hr 20 minutes, with one 20 minute interval.
Tickets: 0121 236 4455
Info: https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/about-us/how-to-book.html
Review: Nigel Bellingham, 11/01/2017

Guaranteed to melt even the iciest of hearts.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 07:19 PM
London
THE KITE RUNNER
by Matthew Spangler
based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini
3Stars ***
Wyndham’s Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA to 11 March 2017.

Mon - Sat 7.30pm Mat Thur & Sat 2.30pm.

Runs 2hr 40 mins One interval.


TICKETS: 0844 482 5120.
www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk
Review: William Russell 10 January.

Workmanlike but far from heart breaking or epic in scale.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 05:04 PM
London.
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY WAY
by Tom Jacobson.
5Stars *****

Jermyn Street Theatre to 28 January 2017.

1hr 40 mins (no interval).
Review: Tom Aitken 9 January 2017

Definitely a must see
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 03:18 PM
London.
THREE SISTERS
by Anton Chekhov.
A new version by Tracy Letts.
4Stars ****

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to 4 February 2017.

Tues- Sat 7.30pm/
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9676.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 6 January.

An enchanting staging of a much performed play.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 06, 2017 - 12:44 PM
London.
THE TRACKERS OF OXYRHYNCHUS
by Tony Harrison
5Stars *****

The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED to 28 January 2017.


Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 75 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 January.

A stunningly good resurrection
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 07:05 PM
London.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL – THE MUSICAL
Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, book by Mike Okrent & Lynn Ahrens.
3Stars ***

The Lost Theatre, 208 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 2JU to 31 December 2016.

23, 28, 29, 30 December 7.30pm
22, 13, 29 December 3pm.
31 December 2pm.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7720 6897.
www.losttheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 21 December.

All singing and dancing Dickens
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 03:21 PM
Birmingham
DICK WHITTINGTON:
5Star*****

Birmingham Hippodrome to Sunday 29 January

(There are some relaxed performances, check with the BO)
Runs: 2h 45m, one interval
Tickets: 0844 338 5000
Info: www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Revie: Alexander Ray Edser, 21 12 16

High powered seasonal fun, great entertainment
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 09:46 AM
Lichfield.
SLEEPING BEAUTY: Paul Hendy
4 Stars: ****

Lichfield Garrick, to 31st December 2016.

Runs: 2hours 40, including an interval.
BO: 01543 412121
www.lichfieldgarrick.com

@The_Garrick
Review: Nigel Bellingham, 20/12/2016

Fantastic festive family fun
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 09:33 AM
Birmingham
Christmas Music by Candlelight
St Paul’s Church, Birmingham: 20 December 2016

Review: Paul & David Gray
5 stars *****

Something old, something new; choral beauty with a unique performance style

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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 12:42 PM
London.
O COME ALL YE DIVAS
4Stars ****

Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NL to 7 January 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm No performances 25-27 December & 2-3 January.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 08444 930650.
www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk

Where to have a merry little Christmas
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 10:25 AM
London
LOVE’S LABOURS LOST
4Star****

Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London in repertoire with Much Ado About Nothing until 25 March, 2017.

2hr 30 mins with one interval.

TICKETS: 020 7930 8800
www.trh.co.uk
www.rschaymarket.com

Review: Tom Aitken 17 December

Witty production, and first class performances
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 10:08 AM
Dublin
Anna Karenina
by Leo Tolstoy, adapted for the stage by Marina Carr
4 STARS****

Abbey Theatre, Dublin 1, until 28 January 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.00pm , Saturday Matinees 1.30pm.

Runs 3Hr and 30 mins, including one interval of 20mins.

TICKETS: +353 1 8787222
www.abbeytheatre.ie
Review: Anne O’Leary 16 December 2016.

Faithful, better than other versions, a treat.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 19, 2016 - 12:46 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
THE SEVEN ACTS OF MERCY: Anders Lustgarten
5Star*****

RSC, The Swan, to 10 February 2017

Runs: 2h 45m, one interval
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org



@TheRSC

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 18 December 2016

Intense debate, exhilarating, powerful.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 19, 2016 - 10:43 AM
London
THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson.
4Stars ****

The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 418 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 7 January 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.45pm
Runs 1hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 17 December,

Dire, delightful and daft goings on.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 19, 2016 - 10:29 AM
London.
ANYTHING GOES
Music and lyrics by Cole Porter.
Book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse.
4 Stars ****
Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London N6 4BD to 29 January 2017.


Tues - Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 4pm and 3pm on 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31 December.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8340 3488.
www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com
Review: William Russell 16 December.

All aboard for a truly bon voyage (that won't break your bank!)
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 19, 2016 - 10:11 AM
London.
THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS
by C. S. Lewis
adapted by Max Mclean and Jeffrey Fiske.
4 Stars ****

The Park 200, Clifton Terrace, London N4 3 JP to 7 January 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1 hr 30 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 10 December.

Burning blissfully down below
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 16, 2016 - 03:39 PM
London
IN A PICKLE
by Tim Webb

4 Stars ****

The Arts Depot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, Finchley, London N12 0GA to 31 December 2016.

Then on tour – Clwyd Theatre, Mold 11-21 Jan; Stratford Circus 27-28 Jan; Warwick Arts Centre 1-5 February; Gulbenkian, Canterbury 8-12 February; Brooklyn Academy of Music 18-30 April; Lincoln Centre, New York 3-14 May; Denver Centre for the Performing Arts 19-26 May.
Mon-Sat 10.30am and 1.15pm
Runs 50 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8369 5454
www.artsdepot.co,uk
Review William Russell 15 December
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A theatrical delight for three to five year olds
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 16, 2016 - 03:14 PM
London
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by William Shakespeare.
4Stars ****

Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London in repertoire with Love’s Labour Lost until 25 March, 2017.

Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30 pm
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7930 8800
www.trh.co.uk
www.rschaymarket.com

Review: William Russell, 15 December

Much delight in a dazzling production

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 16, 2016 - 02:52 PM
Birmingham
Enigma Variations
13th December
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
5 stars *****


Review: Paul & David Gray, 13 December 2016

Enigmatic Beauty and Flamboyance
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 16, 2016 - 02:39 PM
Birmingham
Renaissance Christmas with The Tallis Scholars
13th December 2016

Symphony Hall
5 stars *****


Review: Paul & David Gray, 13 December 2016

The Tallis Scholars give us a string of choral pearls
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 12:39 PM
London
Sleeping Beauty
By Eric Potts
The Richmond Theatre
4star****
Runs to 8 January


Two hours, including one interval
Review: Tom Aitken 14 12 16

Nobody will sleep through this, all great fun
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:13 AM
London.
CHRISTMAS
By Simon Stephens
3Stars***

Theatre N17, The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 to 22 December 2016.

Mon-Thurs 9pm Mat Sun 4pm.
Runs 1hr 50 mins No interval.

ICKETS: 0796 913 899.
www.theatren16.co.uk
Review: William Russell 12 December.

Not a very merry time in the pub
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 10:49 AM
London.
THE SNOW QUEEN
by Hans Christian Anderson.
adapted by Tatty Hennessy.
4Stars****

Theatre N16, The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 to 22 December 2016.

Sun-Thurs 7.30pm.
Runs 50 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0796 931899
www.theatren16.co.uk



Enchanting story telling for small folk
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Posted by : al_geary on Monday, December 12, 2016 - 04:53 PM
Nottingham

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK.
3Stars***

Theatre Royal

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 20m: one interval: till 15th Jan.
Performance times: Varies, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 2.30pm, 5.30pm, 7.15pm (check with box office).
Audio Described: 2.30pm 17th Dec and 1.30pm 8th Jan.
Sign Language Interpreted: 1.30pm 15th Dec, 1.30pm 18th Dec, 7.15pm 13th Jan.
Captioned Performance: 2.30pm 7th Jan.
Relaxed Performance: 1.30pm and 7.15pm 5th Jan.

Review: Alan Geary: 11th December 2016.

In a city well served for panto this one’s worth a look.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 12, 2016 - 04:47 PM
London.
POTTED PANTO
By Daniel Clarkson, Jefferson Turner & Richard Hurst.
4Stars****

The Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0HH to 15 January 2017.

Sun, Tues, Thur & Fri 1pm & 4pm. Mat Sat 11am.
Runs 90 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0330 333 4811.
www.nimaxtheatres.com
Review: William Russell 11 December.

Great for kids and the inner child
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