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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 12:46 PM
Oxford.

TWELFTH NIGHT
by William Shakespeare.

Wadham College Gardens Parks Road OX1 3PN To 15 August 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm no performance 10 Aug Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 01865 305305
www.ticketsoxford.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 July.

Twelfth Night as they like it.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 11:18 AM
London,

TOMMY
book, music & lyrics by Pete Townshend.

Greenwich Theatre Crooms Hill SE10 8ES To 23 August 2015.
Tue–Sun 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8858 7755.
www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk
Review: William Russell 31 July.

Very strong production may not be to everyone’s taste.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 11:03 AM
National: London
Three Days in the Country
by Patrick Marber from a literal translation by Patrick Miles of Ivan Turgenev's A Month in he Country.

Lyttelton Theatre

Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX
7.30pm; mats 2.00pm, see website for mats, Tues, Thurs, Sat and Wed Oct 21, 2.15; Sun 2.30pm
(see website. www.nationaltheatre.org.uk)
Runs: 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 29 July.

Rewarding - in the end.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 10:30 AM
London.

MEADOW
by Greta Clough.

Little Angel Theatre 14 Dagmar Passage N1 2DN To 2 August.
11am & 2pm.
Baby Friendly 11am Sun.
Runs 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7226 1787.
www.littleangeltheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 31 July.

Doing what comes naturally, and doing it beautifully.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 09:50 AM
London.

IMPOSSIBLE

Noël Coward Theatre St Martin’s Lane WC2N 4AU To 29 August 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Tue & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5141.
www.noelcowardtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 31 July.

Showbiz razzmatazz does the trick.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, July 31, 2015 - 11:52 AM
Oxford.

AS YOU LIKE IT
by William Shakespeare.

Lady Margaret Hall Fyfield Road OX2 6QA To 12 September 2015.
7.30pm 31 July, 1. 3, 4, 6-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-28, 31 Aug,
7pm 1-3, 8-12 Sept.
Mat 2.30pm 1, 15 Apr, 9, 12 Sept.
Runs 2hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 01865 766266.
www.creationtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 July.

An inventive visit to Arden.
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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 04:54 PM
Nottingham/Touring.

EAST IS EAST: Ayub Khan Din.
Theatre Royal

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Touring Information: Jamie Lloyd Productions.
Runs: 2h 0m: one interval: till 1st August.
Performance times: 7.30pm, (Matinees 2.00pm Weds and 2.30pm Sat).
Review: Alan Geary: 27th July 2015.


A highly entertaining but no-nonsense look at problems affecting real people today.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 04:50 PM
London.
JEKYLL & HYDE
By Jonathan Holloway from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Platform Theatre

Central St Martin’s, 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AA.
Tues – Sat 8pm.
Runs 1hr 35 mins. No interval. To 08 08 15

TICKETS: www.jekyllhyde.net
www.platform-theatre.com

Review: William Russell 29 July.

RLS reinvented but not improved upon.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 10:05 AM
London
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS to 29 August.
Book by Lawrence Kasha & David S. Landay
Music by Gene De Paul Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
New Songs by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
Based on the MGM Film and The Sobbin’Women by Stephen Vincent Benet.

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Inner Circle, London NW1 4NU to 29 August 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.15pm.
Runs 2 hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 826 4242
www.openairtheatre.com

Review: William Russell 28 July.

The dancing and the leading lady carry the show; splendid revival.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 27, 2015 - 10:08 AM
Book
SECRETS OF STAGE SUCCESS: Louse Dearman, Mark Evans
NHB

ISBN: 9 781 848 423756
RP: 8.99

Review: 26 07 15, Alexander Ray Edser

It’s all real – real answers to real questions about work in Musical Theatre.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, July 27, 2015 - 09:23 AM
Tour.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by William Shakespeare.

Tour to 26 September 2015.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 July at.Old Schools Quadrangle Bodleian Library Catte Street Oxford OX1 3BG.

A Much Ado with many qualities.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, July 27, 2015 - 12:29 AM
Chichester.

MACK & MABEL
book by Michael Stewart revised by Francine Pascal music and lyrics by Jerry Herman.

Chichester Festival Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 5 September.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 30 Jul, 5, 13, 19, 27 Aug, 2 Sept 2.30pm.
Audio-described 7 Aug, 8 Aug 2.30pm, 28 Aug, 29 Aug 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 13 Aug 7.30pm.
Captioned 5 Sept 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk

then Tour 1 Oct-6 Dec 2015.

Runs 2hr 40min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 July.

It’s not the factual truth, it leaves areas of its story unexplored but it’s not to be missed.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 02:11 AM
London.

THE SPITFIRE GRILL
lyrics and book by Fred Alley music and book by James Valco.

Union Theatre 204 Union Street SE1 0LX To 15 August 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.ticketsource.co.uk/uniontheatre
Review: William Russell 25 July.

Great score, fine cast, shame about the book.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 01:46 AM
London.

RICHARD II
by William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT In rep to 18 October 2015.
1pm 9, 16 Aug, 27 Sept.
2pm 24 July, 6, 7, 21 Aug, 28 Sept, 2, 7, 9, 14, 18 Oct.
4pm 18 Oct.
6.30pm 9, 16, 23 Aug, 27 Sept, 4, 11 Oct.
7.30pm 25 July, 6, 15, 20 Aug, 26, 29 Sept, 1, 6, 8, 13, 15 Oct.
Audio-described 27 Sept.
BSL Signed 29 Sept.
Captioned 23 Aug.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 July.

Production reaches its highest point when the king is at his lowest.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 24, 2015 - 11:44 AM
To boo or not to boo. William Russell explores the appropriateness of audience response.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, July 24, 2015 - 10:48 AM
London/Bedford/Edinburgh.

THE MAGIC PORRIDGE POT AND OTHER TASTY TALES
by Widdershins.

Little Angel Theatre 24 Dagmar Passage N1 2DN To 26 July
11am & 2pm.
All Ages Performance: Sun 11am.
TICKETS: 020 7226 1787.
www.littleangeltheatre.com

then Quarry Theatre 26 St Peter’s Street MK40 2NN
28 July 3pm.
TICKETS: 01234 362269.
www.bedfringe.com/buy-tickets/

then The Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street EH1 1SR 4-30 Aug 2015.
1pm.
Relaxed Performances 12, 28 Aug.
TICKETS: 0131 556 9579.
www.trascotland.org


Runs 1hr No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 July.

A trio of gentle, individually flavoured stories.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 10:34 AM
London.

THE AM-A-ZING THING
by Liz and Daniel Lempen.

Little Angel Theatre 14 Dagmar Passage N1 2DN To 19 July 2015.
Runs 1hr No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 July.

Finely-told tales that tell their own story.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 01:21 AM
Theatre apprenticeships arrive at the Queen's Theatre.



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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 02:47 PM
Book
DRAMA MENU: Glyn Trefor-Jones
NHB

ISBN: 9 781848 422858
Rec Price: 12.99

Review: Alexander Ray Edser

A great companion

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 02:07 PM
<London.

SILENT
by Pat Kinevane.

Soho Theatre Upstairs 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE To 25 July 2015.
Tue-Sat 8.30pm.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7478 0100.
www.sohotheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 July.

Perfect fit of script and performer.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 11:03 AM
London.

BLIND
by The Paper Birds and Grace Savage.

Soho Theatre (Upstairs) 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE To 25 July 2015.
Tue-Sat 7pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7478 0100.
www.sohotheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 July.

Less than helpful title for energetic, enjoyable show.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 12:40 AM
London.

FICTION
by Glen Neath.

bac Lavender Hill To 17 July 2015.
Runs 1hr No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 July.

Well-engineered drama in the dark.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, July 20, 2015 - 09:01 PM
London.

LITTLE MALCOLM AND HIS STRUGGLE AGAINST THE EUNUCHS
by David Halliwell.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 1 August 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 July.

Little Malcolm makes a forceful if ambiguous impact.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, July 20, 2015 - 05:57 PM
London

NOONDAY DEMONS
by Peter Barnes.

King’s Head Theatre 115 Upper Street N1 1QN To 1 August 2015.
Tue-Sat 7pm Mat Sun & 1 Aug. 2pm.
Runs 1hr 25min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7193 7846.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 July.

Unlikely, unusual, unfashionable but valuably unique drama capably unearthed.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 01:24 PM
London.

LITTLE FRANKENSTEIN
by Liz and Daniel Lempen.

Little Angel Theatre 14 Dagmar Passage N1 2DN 18 July 2015.
2pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7226 1787.
www.littleangeltheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 July.

Interesting ingredients could benefit from more narrative clarity.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 10:17 AM
London

THE MENTALISTS
by Richard Bean.

Wyndhams Theatre Charing Cross Road WC2H 0DA To 26 September 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5120.
www.TheMentalistsThePlay.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 July.

Comic manner with serious intent.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, July 17, 2015 - 12:37 PM
Tour.

MRS WARREN’S PROFESSION
by George Bernard Shaw.

Tour to 1 August 2015.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 July at Oxford Playhouse.

Pleasant revival of ‘Play Unpleasant’.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 08:07 PM
RSC
VOLPONE: Ben Jonson
RSC: The Swan

Runs: 3h 05m, one interval. Till Sat 12 September
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 15 07 15

Just as it should be – or even better.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 09:08 AM
London.

AS IS
by William M Hoffman.

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2) 14 Whitehall SW1A 2DY To 1 August 2015.
Mon–Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 25min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com/trafalgarstudios
Review: William Russell 15 July.

Raging - and laughing - at the dying of the light.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 03:18 PM
Tuesday, 14 July this year marks the 60th anniversary of a new theatre venture in Scarborough when the Yorkshire seaside resort’s town-centre Library became home, in 1955, to a professional company playing ‘in-the-round’ – that is with the audience seated on all sides of what was more a square.
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