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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 02:49 PM
Stratford-Upon-Avon
THE JEW OF MALTA: Christopher Marlowe
RSC, The Swan

www.rsc.org.uk
Runs: 2h 30m, one interval; in rep till 08 09 15

Review: Alexander Ray Edser

A delicious revival that chimes with our times.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:05 PM
Liverpool.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
by William Shakespeare.

Everyman Theatre 5-11 Hope Street L1 9BH To 18 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm except 1, 15 Apr 5.30pm no performance 3, 6 Apr. Mat 1.30pm 31 Mar, 9, 16 Apr, Sat 2pm.
Audio-described 31 Mar 7.30pm.
Autism-friendly 15 Apr.
Captioned 18 Apr 2pm.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TCKETS: 0151 709 4776.
www.everymanplayhouse.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 March.

Well met by spotlight.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 09:52 AM
Tour.

MY FRIEND MOLE
by Xana Marwick.

Birdsnest Theatre Tour to 31 May 2015.
Runs 30min + activities.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 March at Z-arts Manchester.

A Mole hole containing a mountain of skill and interest.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 04:37 AM
Watford.

BOI BOI IS DEAD
by Zodwa Nyoni.

Palace Theatre 20 Clarendon Road WD17 1JZ To 28 March 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 01923 225671.
www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 March.

Family secrets brought out in the open.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 08:58 PM
Touring
CIRQUE ELOIZE

Runs: 1h 45, one interval
Birmingham Hippodrome to 28 03
Touring UK till 11 April 2015

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 25 03 15

Grace, beauty, breath-taking power.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 12:59 PM
London.

THE BROKEN HEART
by John Ford.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Shakespeare’s Globe New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT To 18 April 2015.
2.30pm 26, 28 Mar, 8, 10, 12, 16, 17 March.
7.30pm 26-28, 31 Mar, 1-5,7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18 April.
Audio-described 17 Apr.
Captioned 15 Apr.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.co (£2.50 transaction fee).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 March.

Hearty laughter made to abound.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 09:17 AM
Mold.

THE HERBAL BED
by Peter Whelan.

Clwyd Theatre Cymru (Emlyn Williams Theatre) Mold CH7 1YA To 28 March 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 2.45pm.
Audio-described 25 Mar.
Post-show Discussion 25 Mar.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 01352 701521.
www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 March.

A delicate touch of the herbals.
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Posted by : Jen_Mitchell on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:26 AM
Nottingham

MERMAID
Written and directed by Polly Teale

Nottingham Playhouse to Saturday 21st March 2015
7.45pm
Matinees Thursday 19th March 1.30pm Saturday 21st March 2.30pm

Audio described performances Saturday 21st 2.30
Signed interpreted Friday 20th March 7.45pm
Captioned performance Thursday 19th March 7.45
Runs 2hr 10min. One interval

TICKETS: 0115 9419419
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Jen Mitchell 18th March 2015

A fairy story for modern times

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 08:40 AM
Sheffield.

PLAYING FOR TIME
by Arthur Miller based on the memoir by Fania Fénelon.

Crucible Theatre 55 Norfolk Street S1 1DA To 4 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 25 March 2.30pm.
Audio-described/BSL Signed 26 Mar.
Captioned 28 Mar 2.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 26 Mar.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 0114 249 6000.
www.sheffieldtheares.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 March.

TV translated skilfully to stage.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 09:40 AM
Leicester.

SUE TOWNSEND’S THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13¾ THE MUSICAL
book & lyrics by Jake Brunger music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary.

Curve 60 Rutland Street LE1 1SB To 4 April 2015.
Mon; Wed-Sat 7.30pm Tue 7pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.15pm.
Audio-described 2 Apr 7.30pm.
BSL Signed 26 Mar 7.30pm.
Captioned 28 Mar 2.15pm.
Runs 2hr 35in One interval.

TICKETS: 0116 242 3595.
www.curveonline.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 March.

Elegantly staged musical catches the fun and spirit of A. Mole.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 08:54 AM
London.

STEVIE
by Hugh Whitemore.

Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, London NW3 3EU to 18 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 2.30pm & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7722 9301.
www.hampsteadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 23 March.

Not waving but applauding enthusiastically.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 08:22 AM
Dublin.

DEATH OF A COMEDIAN
by Owen McCafferty.

Abbey Theatre (Peacock Stage) 26-27 Lower Abbey Street Dublin 1 To 4 April.
Wed-Sat 8pm no performance 3 Apr Mat Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 01 87 87 222.
www.abbeytheatre.ie

then Soho Theatre 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE 14 April-17 May 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.15pm Sun 5pm Mat Sat & 23, 30 April, 7, 14 May 3pm.
Audio-described 6 May.
Captioned 5 May.
TICKETS: 020 7478 0100.

Runs 1hr 15min No interval.
Review: Anne O’Leary 18 March.

Struggles of a comedian part brought to life.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 12:54 PM
London
TRAINSPOTTING
by Irvine Welsh adapted by Harry Gibson.

The King’s Head Theatre

115 Upper Street, Islington, N1 1QN to 11 April 2015.
Mon-Wed 7pm. Thurs-Sat 7pm & 8.30pm 11 April 2.30pm, 4pm, 7pm &8.30pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 226 8561
www.kingsheadtheatre.com

Off the wall and in your face – literally. Stunning stage version.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 20, 2015 - 04:18 PM
Tour
CIRQUE BERSERK
Birmingham Rep till 21 03 15

Touring
0121 236 4455
Runs: 1h 50m, one interval

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Rep 19 03 15

Unusual, invigorating and hi-energy
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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, March 20, 2015 - 12:48 PM
Nottingham/Touring.
BOUNCERS: John Godber.

Touring Info: John Godber Company.
Runs: 2h 00m: one interval.
Review: Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Alan Geary: 18th March 2015.


Continues to resonate.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 20, 2015 - 12:45 PM
Tour
TOP HAT: Music and Lyrics, Irving Berlin

Runs: 2h 50m, one interval
Birmingham Hippodrome till 21 March and on tour
Tour information – to 2016; www.tophatonstage.com

Review: Alexander Ray Edser
Birmingham Hippodrome, 18 03 15

One of the most gorgeous shows I’ve seen in ages
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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 08:17 AM
Nottingham.

MERMAID
by Polly Teale..

Nottingham Playhouse Wellington Circus NG1 5AF To 21 March 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu 1.30pm Sat 2.30pm
Audio-described Sat 2.30pm.
BSL Signed Fri.
Captioned Thu 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 0115 941 9419.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Review: Alan Geary: 16th March 2015.

A deeply flawed come-down for Shared Experience.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 08:06 AM
London.

SHRAPNEL
by Anders Lustgarten.

Arcola Theatre (Studio 1) 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 2 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 March.

Revealing play about inhumanity striking-down humans.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 02:22 AM
London.

THE FATHER
by August Strindberg adapted by Laurie Slade from a literal translation by N Erichsen (1898)

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2) 4 Whitehall SW1A 2DY To 11 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 March.

Mutually assured destruction, domestic style, from Scandinavia.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 12:34 AM
London.

CHICKEN DUST
by Ben Wetherill.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 17 March 2015.
Sun, Mon 7.30pm Tue 2pm.
Runs 1hr 25min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finbooroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fee by ’phone or online).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 March.

Agricultural depression thriller beyond Oscar Wilde’s wildest nightmare.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 12:20 AM
London.

MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF SOHO
by Jon Brittain and Matt Tedford.

Leicester Square Theatre 6 Leicester Place WC2H 7BX To 21 March 2015.
7.30pm & Sat late-show 9.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 873 3433.
www.leicestersquaretheatre.com
Review: William Russell 17 March.

Very funny three-man revue.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 01:21 PM
Richmond.

PLAY MAS
by Mustapha Matura.

Orange Tree Theatre 1 Clarence Road TW9 2SA To 11 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 26 Mar 2.30pm, 2 Apr 7.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 17 Mar, 21 Mar 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8940 3633.
www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 March.

The Orange Tree’s new management continues its new style with – style.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, March 16, 2015 - 09:17 AM
London.

THE CUTTING OF THE CLOTH
by Michael Hastings.

Southwark Playhouse (The L) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 4 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 March.

Scrupulous depiction of how some things used to be.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 01:25 AM
London.

ALICE: A new musical
by Oliver Taheri & Rebecca Crookshall music & kyrics by Jay Reynolds.

St James Studio 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 21 March 2015.
Mon–Sat 12pm; also 1pm on 19, 20 March.
Runs 40min. No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk.
Review: William Russell 13 March.

Curiouser and curiouser indeed; but fun.
429 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 01:19 AM
London.

WINK
by Phoebe Eclair-Powell.

Theatre 503 Battersea Park Road SW11 3BW To 4 April 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Sun 5pm.
Runs: 1hr 20min No interval..

TICKETS: 020 7978 7040.
www.theatre503.com
Review: Carole Woddis 12 March.

Natural ingenuity in handling virtual worlds.
447 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 12:40 AM
London.

THE HEART OF THINGS
by Giles Cole.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1Y 6ST To 4 April 2015.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 14 March.

An implausible family reunion.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 13, 2015 - 02:11 PM
London.

MAN AND SUPERMAN
by George Bernard Shaw.

Lyttelton Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 17 May 2015.
1.30pm 21, 24 Mar, 1, 7, 25 Apr, 2, 6, 16 May.
2pm 22 Mar, 26 Apr, 3, 17 May.
7pm 19-24, 30, 31 Mar, 1, 7, 24-27 Apr, 1-6, 12-17 May.
Audio-described 25 Apr 1.30pm (+ Touch Tour 12pm), 27 Apr.
Captioned 31 Mar, 5 May.
Runs 3hr 30min One interval.
NT Live 14 Apr 7pm
Runs: 3hr 30min One interval.

Sold-out: but NT Live streaming 14 April at 7pm.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 11 March.

Talk, Talk.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 04:51 PM
Birmingham and Tour
JEEVES & WOOSTER IN PERFECT NONSENSE: The Goodale Brothers (based on PG Woodhouse)
Runs: 2h 15m, one interval
Birmingham Rep 9 - 14 March: 0121 236 4455

www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
And touring

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 11 03 15

Lots of laughs – but is it enough?
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 03:17 PM
Tour/London.

CROUCH, TOUCH, PAUSE, ENGAGE
by Robin Soans.

Out of Joint/National Theatre Wales/Arcola Theatre Tour to 20 June 2015.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 March.

Fact, feeling and theme strongly united.
624 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 12:54 PM
Tour.

EMERGENCY STORY PENGUIN
by John Hunter.

Dep Arts and Slung Low Tour to 26 April 2015.
Runs 1hr No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden at Z-arts Manchester.

Underwater, over ice: a world of adventure for children.
487 more words
 
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