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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 26, 2016 - 02:17 PM
London
They Drink It In The Congo
A new play by Adam Brace
3Star***

Almeida Theatre to Oct 1

Islington,
London N1 1TA

Runs: 2hrs 45mins with one 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 Aug 24, 2016:

Set adrift, so not going anywhere

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 26, 2016 - 12:18 PM
London
THE TRIAL
by Franz Kafka
a dramatic monologue by Howard Colyer.
3 Stars***

The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre to 27 August

410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH
7.45pm
Runs 60 mins No interval.

TUICKETS: 0333 666 3366
www.ticketsource.co.uk



@6086Pub
Review: William Russell 25 August.

Kafka’s novel strikingly done
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 10:31 AM
London & Tour
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Book & Lyrics Howard Ashman.
Music Alan Menken
3Star***

New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon SE19 1QG to 27 August 2016 and then on tour to 22 November,


Tues – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8545 7900
www.Atgtickets.com
www.littleshopuktour.com
Full tour dates below

Review: William Russell 23 August.

The little shop is back in business and blooming.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 10:15 AM
South
Strife
by John Galsworthy
4Star****

Minerva Theatre,
Chichester Festival Theatre to 10 September

Oaklands Park
Chichester, West Sussex PO19 6AP

Runs: 2hrs 15mins with one interval

TICKETS: 01243 781 312;
www.cft.org.uk

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

A splendid production of a fiery play
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 10:07 AM
London
946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
Adapted by Michael Morpurgo & Emma Rice
4Star****

Shakespeare’s Globe to Sept 11

21 New Globe Walk,
Bankside,
London SE1 9DT

Runs 2hrs 30mins incl 15min interval

TICKETS 020 7401 9919 or 0871 297 0749 (booking fee applies)
In person: Mon-Sat 10am – 6pm (8pm on perf days);
Sundays: 10am-5pm (7pm on perf days)
On-line: www.shakespearesglobe.com

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Aug 19, 2016

Splendid, and splendidly inventive
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 09:34 AM
London
ALLEGRO
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
4 Stars ****

Southwark Playhouse to 10 September

78-83 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BO to 10 September 2017.
Mon – Sat 7.30 pm Mat Tues & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hrs 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 August.

A first rate revival to enjoy against all the odds
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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 12:34 PM
Nottingham.
MINDGAME: Anthony Horowitz.
3star ***

Theatre Royal to 20 August

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 0m: one interval: till 20th August.
Performance times: 7.30pm weekdays, 5pm and 8pm Saturday (Matinee 2.00pm Weds).
Review: Alan Geary: 16th August 2016.

Your thinking person’s play. It makes a highly entertaining evening.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 12:29 PM
London
GROUND HOG DAY
Book by Danny Rubin.
Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin.
4 Stars ****

The Old Vic to 17 Sept

The Cut, London SE1 8NB
Mon – Sat 7.30 pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm/
Runs 2hr 45 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7628
www.oldvictheatre.com

Review: William Russell 17 August

This day could last for ever. A really good GB musical.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 09:53 AM
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 10:31 AM
London
MARILYN & SINATRA
by Sandro Monetti
1 Star *

Jermyn Street Theatre to 21August

16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Thu, Sat & Sun 4pm.
Runs 50 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 15 August.

Even Burke and Hare would balk at this.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 10:10 AM
London
Screens
A new play by Stephen Laughton
4Star****

Theatre 503, to Sept 3

Battersea Park Road,
SW11 3BW

Runs: 65 mins without interval.

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 7978 7040
online: www.theatre503.com


@Screenstheplay
#screens503

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

Not perfect, but a strong voice with something to say
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Nottingham.
FATHER BROWN – THE CURSE OF THE INVISIBLE MAN: John Goodrum.
3star ***

Theatre Royal to 13 August

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 30m: one interval: till 13th August.
Performance times: 7.30pm weekdays, 5pm and 8pm Saturday (Matinee 2.00pm Weds).
Review: Alan Geary: 9th August 2016.

Over-long and wordy, but a lot of enjoyable moments.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 12, 2016 - 10:28 AM
London
THE BURNT PART BOYS
Book by Marianna Elder, Music by Chris Miller, Lyrics by Nathan Tysen.
4Stars ****

Park 90, The Park Theatre TO 03 09

Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP to 3 September 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3.15pm.
Runs 1hr 45 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.ParkTheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 11 August.

A splendid musical adventure into the woods in West Virginia
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 09:49 AM
London
Yerma
By Simon Stone after Federico Garcia Lorca
4Star****

Young Vic Theatre To Spet 24

66 The Cut,
London SE1 8LZ


Runs: 1hr 40 mins without interval

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvictheatre.org

Review by: Carole Woddis of performance seen Aug 9, 2016:

Billie Piper keeps surprising us
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 05:45 PM
London
CONTROL+ALT+DELETE
by Emma Packer
3Stars ***

Camden People’s Theatre to 16 August

58-60 Hampstead Road, London NW1 2PY to 16 August 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.15pm
Runs 60 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7419 4841
www.camdenfringe.com

Review: William Russell 9 August.

Girl in trouble slowly reveals why
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 09:56 AM
London
Part of Encampment
White Rabbit Red Rabbit
By Nassim Soleimanpour
4Star****

Southbank Dome

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Rd,
London SE1 8XX


Tickets: 020 7960 4200 
www.southbankcentre.co.uk/

Ran: 60 mins without interval

Review by: Carole Woddis of performance seen Aug 7, 2016:

Powerful and immediate
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 04:55 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
ALWAYS ORANGE: Fraser Grace
4Star****

RSC: The Other Place until 27 August

Stratford Upon Avon
Runs: Approx 1h 15m, no interval
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org


@TheRSC

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 7 August 2016

Reflecting a complex real-world dilemma
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 04:50 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN. Alice Birch
4Star****

RSC: The Other Place

Stratford Upon Avon
Runs: Approx 1h 15m, no interval
Other Place to 13 August, Tours to 17 September
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org


@TheRSC

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 7 August 2016

Using words as powerful weapons
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 12:51 PM
London
TREASURE ISLAND
by Daniel Winder
based on the book by Robert Louis Stevenson
4Stars****

St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden to 28 August

London to28 August 2016.
Wed-Sat 7pm Mat Mon, Thu, Sat, Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: www.tickets@iristheatre.com
Review: William Russell 6 August.

Timbers shiver splendidly as Long John Silver sails again-and a reviewer's unplanned appearance.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 12:33 PM
London
Shangri-La
A new play by Amy Ng
4Star****

Finborough Theatre To August 6

118 Finborough Road,
London SW10 9ED

Box Office: 0844 847 1652  
Book online at www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk

Runs: 1h 20 min without interval

Review: by Carole Woddis of perf seen Aug 4, 2016:

A complex issue opened up by the playwright and a sensitive team
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Posted by : al_geary on Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 12:22 PM
Nottingham.

HOUSE GUEST: Francis Durbridge.
2star **

Theatre Royal to 6 August

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 10m: one interval: till 6th August.
Performance times: 7.30pm weekdays, 5pm and 8pm Saturday (Matinee 2.00pm Weds).
Review: Alan Geary: 2nd August 2015.


Not the best of Durbridge but entertaining.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 12:18 PM
London
Spitting Image
By Colin Spencer
3Star***

King’s Head Theatre to Aug 27

115 Upper Street,
London, N1 1QN

Box Office: 0207 226 8561
boxoffice@kingsheadtheatre.com

Twitter: @KingsHeadThtr

Runs: 2hrs 10mins with interval

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Aug 5, 2016:

Groud-breaking in its day, but is it the best choice of revival?
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 06, 2016 - 09:42 AM
London
THE PAST IS A TATOOED SAILOR
by Simon Blow
2Stars **

Old Red Lion Theatre to 28 08

418 St John Street, London EC1V 4NJ to 28 August 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30 pm Mat Sat 2.30 pm & Sun 3 pm.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 412 4307.
www.ticketweb.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 August.

Decadence fails to dazzle in dire play
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 05, 2016 - 05:27 PM
Richmond
PRESENT LAUGHTER
by Noel Coward
4 Stars ****

Richmond Theatre To 6 August (and touring)

The Green, Richmond
Richmond TW9 1QJ
Fri-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 20 minutes One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 0208 871 7651
atgtickets.com/richmond


Review: Tom Aitken August 5.

Comedy or Tragicomedy? Strong performances.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 05, 2016 - 09:16 AM
London
THE COLLECTOR
by Mark Healy
from the novel by John Fowles.
3 Stars ***

The Vaults to 28 08 16

Leake Street, London SE1 7NN to 28 August 2016.
Tues- Sunday 7.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 02078 401 9603.
www.thevaults.london
Review: William Russell 4 August.

Nice performances but less than perfect play
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 04:18 PM
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Posted by : al_geary on Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 10:01 AM
Nottingham.
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE: Joseph Kesselring.
3Star***

Theatre Royal

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 15m: one interval: till 30th July.
Performance times: 7.30pm weekdays, 3pm and 6pm Saturday (Matinee 2.00pm Weds).
Review: Alan Geary: 26th July 2016

Nottingham’s Thriller Season starts on a high note.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 03:13 PM
London
LIFE THROUGH A LENS - EXPOSURE THE MUSICAL
Book, music and lyrics by Mike Dyer
Two stars **

St James Theatre, 12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA to 27 August 2016.

Mon-Sat 7.30 pm Mat Tues & Wed 2.30pm/
Runs 2hr 20 mins.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 29 July.

Every picture tells a story but this one is not worth telling
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 02:37 PM
London
A Doll’s House
after Henrik Ibsen, concept and direction by Fix&Foxy (DK)
4Star****

Secret venue


Runs: 1hr 15 mins without interval.

For further information: www.theatreofeurope.org.uk
More perfs in September-December
Twitter: @theatreofeurope

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen July 26, 2016:

Thrilling perspectives
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 02:25 PM
London
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S
by Truman Capote
adapted by Richard Greenberg
3 Stars ***

Theatre Royal, Haymarket to 17 September 2016

London SW1Y 4HT
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7930 8800.
www.trh.co.uk
Review: William Russell 28 July.

A somewhat less than satisfactory meal.
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