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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
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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
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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
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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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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 09:50 PM
London
HAMLET
by William Shakespeare
adapted by Kelly Hunter.

Park Theatre to 25 April then touring

90, Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP to 25 April 2016.
On tour – Clasicos en Alcala, Spain 10-11 June; Glebe Neuss, Germany 13-14 June; Kronberg Castle, Denmark 8-9 August. Part of the 400 centenary Shakespeare celebrations with support of English Touring Theatre and the Arts Council England.

Runs 1 hr 30 mins. No interval.
Further information: www.flutetheatre.co

Review: William Russell 24 April.

Six actors, a sofa and a drum kit.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, April 25, 2016 - 02:03 PM
London
I Am Thomas
A brutal comedy with songs

Wilton’s Music Hall to April 30

Graces Alley,
London E1 8JB

7.30pm, mats 2.30pm

Runs: 2hrs with interval.

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 7702 2789
online: www.wiltons.org.uk

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

Swift, punchy, versatile
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, April 25, 2016 - 01:56 PM
London
Kings of War
Presented by Toneelgroep Amsterdam

Barbican Theatre, to May 1

Silk Street,
London EC2Y 8DS

Runs: 4hrs 30 mins incl 20 min interval
Fri, Sat, Sun: 6.30pm, mat Sun 3.30
TICKETS: 0845 120 7550
In person: Mon– Sat, 9.00am-8pm; Sun & Bank Hols 11.00am-8pm
On-line: www.barbican.org.uk/bite

Carole Woddis: performance seen April 22, 2016:

Carole explores the big questions behind this big, discomfoting production in a feature article
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, April 25, 2016 - 12:58 PM
William Russell considers ticket returns, non-performing stars, and other crises.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, April 25, 2016 - 12:34 PM
Touring
Ex Cathedra
Shakespeare Odes:
Shakespeare Masque: music Sally Beamish, text Carol Ann Duffy
Garrick Ode: music Thomas Arne, Sally Beamish, text David Garrick

Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
Birmingham Town Hall, Sunday 24 April
(Performances to come in Hereford, Wolverhampton, London, Nottingham)
Info: excathedra.co.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 24 April, Birmingham Town Hall

Beautifully performed, a fitting Shakespeare celebration
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 02:39 PM
London
THE SUICIDE
by Suhayla El-Bushra after Nikolai Erdman.

The Lyttleton, The National Theatre, to 25 06

Upper Ground, London SE1 9PX to 25 June 2016.
7.30pm 26 April; 4,5,6,7,11,12,13,14,20,21,23,24,25 May; 10, 11,13,14,15,22,24,25 June.
Mat 2.15pm 7, 12, 14, 21, 24 May; 11,15,23,25 June.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7452 3000
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk
Review: William Russell 23 April.

Fairly funny farce that misses more sitting ducks than it hits
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 01:51 PM
Tour
FOLK: Tom Wells
Birmingham Rep, Hull Truck, Watford Palace (Touring)

Runs: 90 m, no interval

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 23 04 16

Heartwarming glimpse of humanity
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, April 22, 2016 - 04:01 PM
London
Down & Out in Paris and London
Inspired by the memoir of George Orwell & Polly Toynbee’s Hard Work

New Diorama Theatre, to May 14

15-16 Triton Street,
Regents Place,
London, NW1 3BF.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm; Sat mats 2.30pm

Runs: 90 mins no interval.

TICKETS : 0207 383 9034 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting           
On-line: www.newdiorama.com

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen April 20, 2016:

Excellent adaptation, tremendous vitality
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, April 22, 2016 - 03:53 PM
London.
FUNNY GIRL
Music by Jule Styne Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Book by Isabel Lennart revised by Harvey Fierstein.

Savoy Theatre, The Strand, LondonbWC2R 0ET to 8 October 2016.

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

TICKETS: 0844 871 7627
www.funnygirlthemusical.co.uk
Review: William Russell 21 April.

Nobody will rain on Sheridan Smith’s Parade.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 11:41 AM
Hornchurch, London
SILVER GYM
by Nichola McAuliffe.

Queen’s Theatre, to 7 May

Billet Lane, Hornchurch RM11 1QT to 7 May 2016.
Tues – Sat 8pm. Mat Sat 30 April 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 45 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 01708 443333
www.queens-theatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 20 April.

Raucous, rough, ready and funny farce
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 07:04 PM
London
Darknet
A new play by Rose Lewenstein

The Little Southwark Playhouse to May 7

77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

8.00pm, Sat mat 3.30pm

Runs: 2hrs 20mins incl internal.

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 7407 0234
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen April 18, 2016:

Big issues – and it's a bit mind-boggling
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 08:31 PM
London
MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULD
by Charlotte Keatley.

St James Theatre to 21 May
12 Palace Street, London SW1A 5JA to 21 May 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 April’

Women’s rites and rights beautifully observed.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, April 18, 2016 - 03:12 PM
ACTIONING: AND HOW TO DO IT. Nick Moseley
Nick Hern Books (NHB)

ISBN: 9 781848 424234
www.nickhernbooks.co.uk

Price £10.99

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 18 04 19

A much needed and much welcome book
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, April 18, 2016 - 09:56 AM
London
RUFF
Presented by Split Britches

Barbican Silk Theatre

Silk Street,
London EC2Y 8DS

70 mins without interval followed by 20mins Q&A

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 April 16, 2016

As great as ever
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 12:16 PM
London
OUT OF THIS WORLD
Music and lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Dwight Taylor & Reginald Lawrence.

Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre to 30 April

53 Hoe Street, London E 17 4SA to 30 April 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8520 8674.
www.ticketsource.co.uk/allstarproductions
Review: William Russell 15 April.

Oh Mr Porter what a witty show!
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Posted by : al_geary on Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 09:52 AM
Nottingham.

NOISES OFF: Michael Frayn.
Nottingham Playhouse to 30 April
.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 25m: one interval
Performance times: 7.45pm (matinees Thurs 1.30pm and Sats 2.30pm),
Review: Alan Geary: 13th April 2016.


Deeply entertaining crack at a modern classic.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 09:48 AM
London
Boy
A new play by Leo Butler

Almeida Theatre to May 28

Islington,
London N1 1TA

7.30pm, mats Wed, Sat 2.30pm (Apr 27, May 18)

Runs: 1hr 10mins no interval

TICKETS 020 7359 4404 (24 hours)
In person: 10am-7.30pm (Mon-Sat)
On-line: www.almeida.co.uk

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

A contemporary short, sharp shock
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, April 15, 2016 - 04:24 PM
London
TIME OF MY LIFE
by Alan Ayckbourn.

Brockley Jack Studio Theatre to 30 April

410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 30 April 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.45pm. Mat Sat 30 April 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 14 April.

No laughing matter but lots of laughs.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 09:16 PM
London
GATSBY
Book by Linnie Reedman Music and Lyrics by Joe Evans
Adapted from The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald.

The Union Theatre to 30 April

204 Union Street, London SE1 0LX to 30 April 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 13 April.


Not so great Gatsby
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 08:58 PM
London
CYPRUS AVENUE
by David Ireland.

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs to 07 May

Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS to 7 May 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm. Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 30mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000
www.royalcourttheatre.com

Thought provoking play about sectarian madness; powerful performances.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 08:43 PM
London
In the bar of a Tokyo hotel
By Tennessee Williams

The Arches To May 14

Villiers Street,
London WC2N 6NL

Tues-Sat 7.30pm: mats Wed 2.30pm; Sat 3.00pm

Runs: 1 ½ hrs with 15 min interval

TICKETS :
www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk
Box office: 08444 930 650

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

Glorioous fading glory
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 05:55 PM
Birmingham and Touring
The Chairs: Eugene Ionesco, translation Martin Crimp
Extant, at mac, and touring to 29 April

Runs: 1h 35m, no interval
Info: www.extant.org.uk

Review, Alexander Ray Edser, mac Birmingham, 13 April.

Packs a punch as powerful as ever
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 11:09 AM
London
The Brink,
A new play by Brad Birch

Orange Tree Theatre to 30 April

1 Clarence Street,
Richmond,
Surrey TW9 2SA

Eves 7.30pm; Thurs & Sat mat 2.30pm
                               
Runs: 1hr 20mins, no interval

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 April 12, 2016:

A vanue and a play with their fingers on the pulse.
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