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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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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 12:05 PM
URINETOWN: Music and Lyrics Mark Holllmann, Book and Lyris Greg Kotis
3Star***

Old Joint Stock to 6 August

4 Tembple Street Birmingham
Runs: 2h 30m, one interval
Info: 0121 200 1892
www.oldjointstock.co.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 29 July 2016

Good singing, full of energy, flawed piece
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 29, 2016 - 10:20 AM
Now We Are Here
Created by refugee writers in workshops with Deanna Rodger, Ian Rickson and Imogen Brodie
4Star****

The Clare,
Young Vic

66 The Cut,
London SE1 8LZ

Runs: 1hr 40 with 10 min interval

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvictheatre.org


Review by: Carole Woddis of performance seen July 27, 2016:

Very human stories

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 09:30 AM
Ibsen Museum, Oslo, Norway
3Star***


Ibsenmuseet
Henrik Ibsen Gate 26
Open: 15/9 to 14/5 Mon to Wed & Fri to Sun 11-16. Thurs 11 – 18.
15/5 to 14/9 Mon to Sun 11 -  18.
Tel 40 02 36 30
www.ibsenmuseet.no
Price 100nk ( approx. £10) Reductions for children, seniors and students.

Review: Ian Spiby, July 2016

A useful insight into the life of the founder of modern drama
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 25, 2016 - 03:57 PM
London

Pigs & Dogs
By Caryl Churchill
3Star***

Royal Court Theatre To July 30

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Runs: 15 mins
www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of perf seen July 22, 2016:

Something to say, but problematic
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 25, 2016 - 03:45 PM
London
BABES IN ARMS to 7 August.
Music by Richard Rogers Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Book by Rogers & Hart. Adapted by James Guare.
3 Stars ***

Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre to 07 August

53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London E17 4SA to 7August 2016.
Tues-Sun 7.30pm Mat Sun 2.30pm
Runs 2hr 10 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8520 8674
www.allstarpro.co.uk
Review: William Russell 24 July.

Brash, bouncy babes and great tunes
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 12:20 PM
London
THE UNPARALLELED ADVENTURE OF ONE HANS PFAALL
by Edgar Allan Poe
4 Stars ****

Putney Arts Centre To 23 July then on Tour

Ravenna Road, London SW15 6AW to 23 July and then on tour.
Runs 80 mins No interval.
Tour dates
25 September - Guildhall Art Centre, Grantham
01476 406158
www.guildhallartscentre.com
7 October -The Poly, 24 Church Street, Falmouth.
01326 319461
www.thepoly.org
14-15 October - Mercury Theatre, Colchester
01206 573948
www.mercurytheatre.co.uk
28 October - The Spring Arts Heritage Centre, Havan023 9247 2700
www.thespring.co.uk

Review: William Russell 23 July

Magical tale of a man who went to the moon
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 12:07 PM
London
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
4stars ****

Open Air Theatre, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park To 27 August

London NW1 4NU to 27 August 2016.
Mon – Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 2.15pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

Tickets: 0844 826 4242
www.openairtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 22 July.

Judas Iscariot rocks and is the superstar
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 22, 2016 - 10:07 AM
London
Unreachable
A new play by Anthony Neilson
4star****

Royal Court Theatre to August 6

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Runs: 2hr 20 mins with one 20min interval
www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of perf seen July 20, 2016:

Irritating and mesmerising in equal measures
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:35 AM
London
SOME GIRL(S)
by Neil LaBute.
4Stars ****

The 90, Park Theatre to 6 August
to 6 August 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thur & Sat 3.15pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS:020 7870 6876.
www.ParkTheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 20 July.

Provocative portrait of a predatory male.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 10:29 AM
Thelma Ruby takes to the stage again at 91. William Russell speaks with someone who encompasses musicals, revue, and General at the National.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 02:46 PM
London
London
THE FIX
music by Dana P Rowe, book and lyrics by John Dempsey.
4 Stars ****

The Union Theatre to 06 August

229 Union Street, London SE1 OL3, to 6 August 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thurs, Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 40 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre,biz

Review: William Russell 16 July.

Dazzlingly directed revival superbly performed
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 02:24 PM
London
STALKING THE BOGEYMAN
by Markus Potter & David Holthouse
additional writing Santino Fontana, Shane Zeigler & Shane Stokes.
3 stars ***

Southwark Playhouse To 06 August

The Little, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD to 6August 2016.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Tues & Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 75 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.soutwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Willliam Russell 15 July.

Impressive, heart-rending tale of child rape
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 15, 2016 - 10:20 AM
London
THE KREUZER SONATA
by Leo Tolstoy, adapted by Nancy Harris.
4Stars ****

The Arcola Theatre to 23 July

24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 23 July

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 13 July.

Greg Hicks on superb form; something special.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 02:12 PM
London
THE STRIPPER
Book by Carter Brown, music by Richard Hartley, Lyrics by Richard O’Brien.
4 Stars ****

St James Studio: to 13 August

12 Palace Street, London SW1 5JA to 13 August 2016.
Mon-Thurs 8pm. Fri& Sat 5pm & 8.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 12 July.

Detectives, dames, homicides and low life set deliciously to music
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 11, 2016 - 03:30 PM
Archive
Queens of Syria
Adapted from The Trojan Women by Euripides
4Star****

The Maria, Young Vic July 5 – 9

66 The Cut,
London SE1 8LZ

Runs: 1hr 15mins without interval

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvictheatre.org

Review by: Carole Woddis of performance seen July 8, 2016:

Art doing what it does best
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 11, 2016 - 03:22 PM
London
TITUS ANDRONICUS
by William Shakespeare
3Star***

The Rose Playhouse to 30 July

56 Park Street, London SE1 9AR to 30 July 2016.
Tues – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 40 mins No interval.
TICKETS: 020 7261 9565
www.roseplayhouse.org.uk

Review: William Russell 9 July.

Mayhem, glorious mayhem and gore galore.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 04:06 PM
Birmingham and Stockton
FURIOUS FOLLY, Mark Anderson
5Star *****

Birmingham followed by Stockton

Ends: Approx 23:15
Free admission, but tickets must be booked
Info and tickets: www.1418now.org.uk/commissions/furious-f

Incredibly powerful evocation, commemoration and provocation
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 02:49 PM
London
I’M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD
by Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford
4Stars****

Jermyn Street Theatre to 23 July

16b Jermyn Street, London SW1 6ST to 23 July 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3.30pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval/

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.com
Review: William Russell 9 July.

A dazzling and tuneful battle of the sexes.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 02:35 PM
London
CARGO
by Tess Berry-Hart.
3Star***

Studio 2, The Arcola to 06 August

24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 6 August 2016.
Mon –Sat 8pm. Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 80 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646
www.arcolatheatre.com

Review: William Russell 8 June.

Challenging tale about the asylum crisis
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 02:14 PM
London
Needles and Opium
By Robert Lepage
English translation by Jenny Montgomery
4Star****

Barbican Theatre to July 16

Silk Street,
London EC2Y 8DS

Runs: 1hr 35 mins, no interval

www.barbican.org.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of perf seen July 7, 2016:

Testament to the playwright's impact
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 08, 2016 - 06:08 PM
Dublin
The Wake
By Tom Murphy
4Stars****

Abbey Theatre

Dublin until 30 July.
7.30 PM, Saturday matinee 2PM.

Runs: Three hours including 20minute interval.

Review: Anne O’Leary of performance on July 1st.

Powerful drama that leaves an impression
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 08, 2016 - 04:55 PM
Timothy Ramsden 3 June 1949 – 7 June 2016

Rod Dungate remembers the work of Founder Co-Editor of ReviewsGate.com, who died 7 June and who was cremated today, 8 July.


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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 08, 2016 - 04:08 PM
Birmingham and London
WOT? NO FISH!!: Devised by Danny Braverman & Nick Philipou
5Star*****

Birmingham Rep: 7 & 8 July 2016, & Battersea Arts Centre

Runs: 1h 20m, no interval
BO (Birmingham): 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Also Battersea Arts Centre 11 – 16 July
www.bac.org.uk/content/41808/whats_on/whats_on/shows/wot_no_fis

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 07 07 16

Such love, it takes your breath away
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 09:38 AM
London
PETER SCHLEMIEL
by Mathew Bosley
based on the novella by Adelbert von Chamisso.
Three stars ***

Theatre N16, The Bedford to July 7

77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD to 7 July 2016.
Mon – Thurs 7.30pm
Runs 50 mins No interval.

TICKETS: www.ticketsource.co.uk/theatren16

A lost boy without a shadow
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 10:01 AM
London
French Without Tears,
By Terence Rattigan
4Stars ****

Orange Tree Theatre to July 30

1 Clarence Street,
Richmond,
Surrey TW9 2SA

Runs: 2hrs 15mins including 20 min interval

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 8940 3633
On-line: www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk

Review: Carole Woddis of perf seen July 4, 2016:

Beneath the surface a lot is going on
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 04, 2016 - 11:10 AM
London
The Deep Blue Sea
By Terence Rattigan
4Star****

Lyttelton Theatre,to September 21

National Theatre,
Upper Ground,
South Bank,
London SE1 9PX

Runs: 2hrs 45 mins incl 20 min interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000
In person: Mon– Sat, 9.30am-8pm
On-line: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen July 1, 2016:

A multi-storied and multi-layered production.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 05:08 PM
London
Boys Will Be Boys
A new play by Melissa Bubnic
3 Stars ***

Bush Hall to July 30

310 Uxbridge Road
London W12 7LJ

Runs: 1hr 50mins without interval

TICKETS: 0208 743 5050
www.bushtheatre.co.uk
www.headlong.org.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen June 30, 2016:

A ferocious attack
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