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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 04:13 PM
Castle Douglas.

ROMEO & JULIET
by William Shakespeare.

Catstrand High Street New Galloway DG7 3BN 7 March 2015.
7.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 01644 420374.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 February at Brunton Theatre Musselburgh.

Botanical Shakespeare goes indoors for winter with some success.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 09:03 AM
Tour.

THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS
adapted by Angus Jackson from the book by John Boyne.

Tour to 27 June 2015.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 3 March.

Whatever the limits, a well-told story that creates the atmosphere of its period, and not a simple re-run of the film.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 07:39 AM
Tour.

I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS
by Michael Morpurgo adapted by Daniel Jamieson.

Theatre Alibi Tour to 9 May 2015.
Runs 1hr No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 February at The Lowry Salford.

Swims with the tide and treads water elegantly.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 12:16 AM
London.

THE REVENGER’S TRAGEDY
by Thomas Middleton.

Brockley Jack Studio Theatre 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 21 March 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 40min. No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 3 March.

<>Successful stew of corruption, seduction and homicide in Venice.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, March 03, 2015 - 07:35 PM
London.

THE RISE AND SHINE OF COMRADE FIASCO
by Andrew Whaley

Gate Theatre above The Prince Albert Pub 11 Pembridge Road W11 3HQ To 21 March 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Captioned 12 Mar.
Post-show Discussion 12 Mar.
Runs: 1hr 30min No interval

TICKETS: 020 7229 0706.
www.gatetheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 2 March.

Not an easy ride, but a worthwhile one.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, March 03, 2015 - 02:14 PM
London.

KILL ME NOW
by Brad Fraser.

Park Theatre (Park 200) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park To 29 March 2015.
Run s 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 February.

Gripping and complex in its maturity and splendidly produced.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, March 02, 2015 - 09:15 PM
London
1 March
SEASONS OF LOVE
Music by Brendan Larissey& lyrics by Mark Leddy

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

London on 1March 2015 prior to touring later in the year,
Runs 2 hr. One interval
One off – 1st March 2015

www.seasons.co.com

Review: William Russell 1 March

The shape of things to come
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, March 02, 2015 - 06:11 PM
Mold/Cardiff/Swansea.

HAMLET
by William Shakespeare.

Clwyd Theatr Cymru (Anthony Hopkins Theatre) Mold CH7 1YA To 7 March.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm
Audio-described 7 March 2.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 5 March.
TICKETS: 0845 330 3565.
www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk

then New Theatre Park Place CF10 3LN 10-14 March.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 029 2087 8889.
www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

then Grand Theatre Swansea Singleton Street SA1 3QJ 17-21 March 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu 12pm Sat 2pm.
TICKETS: 01792 475715.
www.swanseagrand.co.uk

Runs: 2hr 45min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 February.

The plays’ the thing, and the director’s its match.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, March 02, 2015 - 02:15 PM
Manchester.

SCUTTLERS
by Rona Munro.

Royal Exchange Theatre St Ann’s Square M2 7DH To 7 March 2015.
Mon-Fri 7.30pm Sat 8pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 3 Mar.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 0161 833 9833.
www.royalexchange.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 February.

Humanity and violence reborn from Manchester’s past.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, March 02, 2015 - 12:31 PM
Bolton/Oldham.

HINDLE WAKES
by Stanley Houghton.

Octagon Theatre Howell Croft South BL1 1SB To 21 March.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm except 2 Mar 5pm, Mat 4, 11, 14 Mar 2pm.
Audio-described 11 Mar.
BSL Signed 5 Mar.
TICKETS: 01204 520661.
www.octagonbolton.co.uk

then Coliseum Theatre Fairbottom Street 0L1 3SW 16 April-2 May.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat 22, 25 Apr, 2 Mat 2.30pm, 29 Apr 1.30pm.
Audio-described 28 Apr.
TICKETS: 0161 624 2829.
www.coliseum.org.uk

Runs 1hr 50min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 February.

Best you’ll find in Lancashire, Yorkshire – and so, anywhere.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, March 02, 2015 - 03:28 AM
London.

THE INDIAN QUEEN
by John Dryden new version by Peter Sellars music by Henry Purcell..

London Coliseum St Martin’s Lane WC2N 4ES In rep to14 March 2015.
7pm 2, 4, 6, 9, 12 March Mat 3pm 14 March.
Runs 3hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7815 9300.
www.eno.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 February.

A new world that sounds magnificent and has dramatic resonance.
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Posted by : al_geary on Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 10:06 PM
Nottingham.

TONY’S LAST TAPE
by Andy Barrett.

Nottingham Playhouse (Neville Studio) Wellington Circus NG1 5AF To 28 February 2015.
Runs: 1hr 15min No interval.
Review: Alan Geary: 26 February.

A compelling one-hander about Tony Benn.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 09:58 PM
Edinburgh.

THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
by Bertolt Brecht translated by Alistair Beaton.

Royal Lyceum Theatre Grindlay Street EH3 9AX To 14 March 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2pm.
Audio-described 5 Mar (+ Touch Tour 6.15pm), 7 Mar 20m (+ Touch Tour 12.45pm).
BSL Signed 11 Mar 7.30pm.
Captioned 14 Mar 2pm.
Post-show Discussion 3 Mar.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 0131 248 4848.
www.lyceum.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 February.

The woman’s story, the man’s story; politics and drama. This fine production squares the circle.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 07:34 PM
Birmingham
THE KING’S SPEECH: David Seider
Birmngham Rep in Association with Chichester Festival Theatre

Tkts: 0121 236 4455
Info: www.Birmingham-Rep.co.uk


Runs: Birmingham Rep till 7 March
2h 20 mins, inc one interval

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 28 February 2015

The two central performances are shining jewels in a tarnished crown
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 09:41 AM
London.

LOSERVILLE
book, music & lyrics by Elliot Davis and James Bourne.

Union Theatre 204 Union Street Southwark SE1 0LX To 21 March 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 28 February.

Computers, geeks and jocks in high school frolics.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 09:26 AM
London.

YARICO
lyrics by Carl Miller and Paul Leigh music by Carl Miller and James McConnel

London Theatre Workshop Ell Brook Pub 65 New Kings Road SW6 4SG To 14 March 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs: 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 01202 045659.
www.londontheatreworkshop.co.uk
Review: William Russell 28 February.

Rum goings on in Barbados.
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Posted by : al_geary on Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 12:40 AM
Exeter/Canterbury/Leicester.

INSIDE OUT OF MIND
by Tanya Myers.

Northcott Theatre Stocker Road EX4 4QB 17-20 March.
10am 17 Mar.
2.30pm 17-19 Mar.
7.30pm 17, 20 March.
BSL Signed 20 March.
TICKETS: 01392 493493
www.exeternorthcott.co.uk
(Daytime 'NHS Priority' performances bookable only by 'phone).

then Gulbenkian Theatre University of Kent CT2 7NB 3-6 March.
10am 3 Mar.
2.30pm 3-5 Mar.
7.30pm 3, 6 Mar.
BSL Signed Fri 7.30pm.
TICKETS: 01227 769075
www.thegulbenkian.co.uk
(Daytime 'NHS Priority' performances bookable only by 'phone.)

then Curve 60 Rutland Street LE1 1SB 24-27 March 2015.
10am 25, 27 Mar.
2.30pm 25, 26 Mar.
7.45pm 24, 26 Mar.
BSL Signed 26 Mar 7.45pm.
TICKETS: 0116 242 3595.
www.curveonline.co.uk
( Daytime performances bookable only by 'phone.)

Runs 1hr 55min One interval.
Review: Alan Geary: 24 February at Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham.

Heavy-handed agitprop blended with some elements of a play.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 12:19 PM
Manchester.

YEN
by Anna Jordan.

Royal Exchange Studio St Ann’s Square M2 7DH To 7 March 2015.
Mon-Fri8 7.30pm Sat 8pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 0161 833 9833.
www.royalexchange.co.uk/yen
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 February.

Small in scale but, for all the rough action, perfectly shaped.
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Posted by : al_geary on Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 09:56 AM
Nottingham/Touring.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: adapted by Christopher Segal.

Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Touring Information: Regent’s Park Theatre.
Runs: 2h 25m: one interval: till 28th February.
Performance times: 7.30pm, (Matinees 2.00pm Weds, 1.30pm Thurs and 2.30pm Sat).
Review: Alan Geary: 23rd February 2015.


Over-reliant on narrative but moving and uplifting.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 09:54 AM
London.

CLOSER
by Patrick Marber.

Donmar Warehouse 41 Earlham Street WC2H 9LX To 4 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm .
Audio-described 4 Apr 4 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 1.30pm).
Captioned 30 Mar.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7624 (£2.50 transaction fee).
www.donmarwarehouse.com
Review: Carole Woddis 6 February.

Historical and prescient – a heady mix.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 07:34 PM
London
The Nether: Jennifer Haley

Duke of York’s Theatre

St Martin’s Lane,
London WC2N 4BG

7.30pm, mats Thurs, Sat 2.30pm

Runs: 1hr 15mins without interval. To 25 04
TICKETS: 0844 871 3055

Phone bookings: 44+ (0)207 492 1548
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm; Sat/Sun 9am-7pm

Online: www.atgtickets.com

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 24, 2015:

Powerful, poetic, full of mystery.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:29 AM
Newcastle-under-Lyme.

BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE
by John Van Druten.

New Victoria Theatre Etruria Road ST5 0JG To 28 February 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.15pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 01782 717962.
www.newvictheatre.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 February.

Skilful production of a hardly bewitching piece.
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Posted by : al_geary on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 03:02 AM
Nottingham/Salisbury.

POSH
by Laura Wade.

Nottingham Playhouse Wellington Circus NG1 5AF To 28 February.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm
TICKETS: 0115 941 9419.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.

then Salisbury Playhouse Malthouse Lane SP2 7RA 12 March-4 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm no performance 3 Apr Mat Thu & Sat 2.15pm.
Audio-described 2, 4 April 2.15pm & 7.30pm (+ Touch Tours 1.15pm & 6.30pm).
BSL Signed 25 Mar.
Captioned 1 Apr.
TICKETS: 01722 320333.
www.salisburyplayhouse.com

Runs 3hr One interval.
Review: Alan Geary: 17 February 2015.

Inspired by the antics of the Bullingdon Club, it’s entertaining and worth seeing.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 03:20 PM
London.

HAPPY DAYS
by Samuel Beckett.

Young Vic 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 21 March 2015.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvic.org
Review: William Russell 21 February.

Happy Days Are Here Again – magnificent, spell-binding.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 02:48 PM
London
Fireworks (Al'ab Nariya)
By Dalia Taha
Translated by Clem Naylor

Royal Court Theatre

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs,
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Mon-Sat 7.45pm; Thurs, Sat mats 3.00pm

Captioned perf: Wed, Mar 11, 7.45pm

Runs: 1hr 25 mins without interval, to 14 March

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 Feb 20, 2015:

The Court strikes gold.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 20, 2015 - 03:56 PM
London
RUDDIGORE or THE WITCH’S CURSE.
written by W.S> Gilbert composed by Arthur Sullivan.

King’s Head Theatre

115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1QN to 14 March 2015.
Mon – Sat 7pm. Mat3pm 7 & 14 March.
Runs 2 hr 20 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 478 0160
www.kingsgeadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 19 February

Resurrected and a Ruddy Bore
526 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 08:29 PM
Birmingham
THE HONEY MAN
By Tyrone Huggins
Directed by Emma Bernard
The Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Monday 16th- Saturday 21st February at 8:00pm (Saturday Matinee 2:30pm) Touring
Runs: Two hours One Interval
Review: Khalid Daley

A jar full of sweetness.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 01:14 PM
Watford.

JEFFERSON’S GARDEN
by Timberlake Wertenbaker.

Palace Theatre 20 Clarendon Road WD17 1JZ To 21 February 2015.
Mo-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 21 Feb 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 01923 225671.
www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 February.

This play’s good.
459 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 12:24 PM
London>

HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
by Paula Vogel.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 14 March 2015.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 February.

Li’l theatre, big play, fine production.
445 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 09:34 AM
Tour.

PLAYLAND
by Athol Fugard.

New Perspectives Tour to 8 March 2015.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 February at Mumford Theatre Cambridge.

Fine revival catches an historic moment in human terms.
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