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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:14 AM
Milton Keynes.

MILTON KEYNES INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Clunk 24 July 11am, 1.30pm, 3.15pm.
25 July 11am, 1.30pm, 2.45pm.

The Iron Man 24 July 12.45pm, 3.45pm.
25 July 12.15pm, 3.15pm.

The Man Who Planted Trees 24 July 11.30am, 2pm.

TICKETS: 01908 280800.
www.ifmiltonkeynes.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 July.

Plenty for all ages.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 05:07 PM
London.

MEDEA
by Euripides new version by Ben Power.

Olivier Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 4 September 2014.
2pm 26, 30 July, 6, 13, 23 Aug.
3pm 27 July.
7.30pm 25, 26, 28-30 July, 5-7, 11-14, 18-23, 25, 28-30 Aug, 1-4 Sept.
July evening performances, and 3 Sept sold out.
Audio-described 29 Aug, 30 Aug 2pm (+ Touch Tour).
Captioned 19 Aug.
Runs: 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 23 July,

Powerful Medea in less powerful production.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:52 PM
York.

YORK MYSTERY PLAYS 2014.

20 July 2014.
12pm/2.45pm Dean’s Park.
12.30pm/3.15pm College Green.
1.15pm/4pm St Samson’s Square.
2pm/4.45pmMuseum Gardens.
Runs 2hr/2hr 20min Interval approx 45min between Parts 1 and 2.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 July.

City rises inventively to a traditional occasion.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:47 AM
Oxford/London/Richmond.

KING LEAR
by William Shakespeare.

Old Schools Quadrangle Bodleian Library Broad Street OX1 3BG To 3 August.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Sun 2.30pm.
Tickets: 01865 305305
www.oxfordplayhouse.com

then Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk SE1 9DT In rep 6-23 August.
2pm 7-9, 19, 23 Aug.
7.30pm 6, 9, 18, 20, 22 Aug (NB 6, 9 Aug sold out).
TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com

then Georgian Theatre Royal 27-30 August 2014.
7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2pm.
TICKETS: 01748 825252.
www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk

Runs 2hr 55min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 July.

Tragedy intensified through comic edge, up-close and personal.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 03:56 PM
Newbury/Tour.

CALAMITY JANE
adapted by Charles K Freeman from a screenplay by James O’Hanlon lyrics by Paul Francis Webster music by Sammy Fain.

Watermill Theatre Bagnor RG To 6 September 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm except 6 September at 1.30pm and 6.30pm.
Audio-described 30 Aug 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 1.15pm).
Post-show Discussion 1, 15 Aug.
TICKETS: 01635 46044.
www.watermill.org.uk

then tour to 20 June 2015.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 July.

Vivacious revival in the Black Hills of Dakota.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 03:26 PM
Newcastle-under-Lyme.

A HISTORY OF FALLING THINGS
by James Graham.

New Vic Theatre Etruria Road ST5 0JG To 26 July 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.15pm.
Audio-described 26 July 2.15pm.
Captioned 23 July.
Post-show Discussion 23 July.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 01782 717962.
www.newvictheatre.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 July.

Happy experience for characters and audience..
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:26 AM
Bath.

KAFKA’S DICK
by Alan Bennett.

Theatre Royal Sawclose BA1 1ET To 26 July 2014.
Mo-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 01225 448844.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 July.

Beautifully paced production with lithe performances.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 09:16 PM
London.

THE LAST DAYS OF LIMEHOUSE
by Jeremy Tiang.

Limehouse Town Hall 646 Commercial Road E14 7HA To 3 August 2014.
Wed-Sat 7.30pm Sun 5pm.
also Sat 3pm interactive family performance
Runs 1hr 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7709 8900.
www.halfmoon.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 July.

Bringing a lost past to life.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 08:08 PM
London.

PERSEVERANCE DRIVE
by Robin Soans.

Bush Theatre 7 Uxbridge Road W12 8LJ To 16 August 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 26 July 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8743 5050.
www.bushtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 July.

Persevere with a play that shows it has plenty of drive.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 01:59 PM
MONTY PYTHON AT WORK: extracts from the diaries of Michael Palin
Edited by Geoffrey Strachan

NHB – Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 978 1 84842 360 2
Pub: 2014

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 20 07 14

An up-close look at an endlessly fascinating creative team.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 01:52 PM
Oxford.

AS YOU LIKE IT
by William Shakesepare.

Wadham College Gardens Parks Road OX1 3PN To 15 August 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed &Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 01865 305305.
www.ticketsoxford.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 July.

Natural elegance and theatrical skill delightfully combine.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 18, 2014 - 09:37 PM
London.

NATURAL AFFECTION
by William Inge.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1 6ST To 9 August 2014.
Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS:0207 287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell, 17 July.

Dream production of an American nightmare.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, July 18, 2014 - 05:21 PM
London.

THE GOOD ENOUGH MUMS CLUB
by mothers co-Writer: Sally Samad additional material by Emily Rapp lyrics by Emily Beecher and Sally Samad music by Chris Passey & Amy Carroll.

The Three Stags 67/69 Kennington Road SE1 7PZ To 20 July 2014.
8pm except 20 July mat Fri & Sun 12.30pm.
Runs: 1hr 35min One interval;

TICKETS: www.thegoodenoughmumsclub.com/book-tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 16 July.

Small but perfectly formed, by mothers all round.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 08:51 PM
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THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by Anton Chekhov adapted by Brendan Murray.

Brockley Jack Studio 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 2 August 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 16 July.

Production less ripe for cherry than for nit-picking.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:46 PM
London.

NORMAL LOVE

Lilian Baylis Theatre Sadler’s Wells Rosebery Avenue EC1R 4TN To 17 July 2014.
Tue-Thu 7.45pm.
Runs: 1hr No interval.

TICKETS 0844 412 4300.
www.sadlerswells.com;
Review: Carole Woddis 15 July.

A fascinating marriage of east and west that promises much for the future.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 10:28 AM
SONG OF SPIDER-MAN: Glen Berger
Pub: Simon & Schuster

November 2013
ISBN: 9 781451 684568

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 15 07 14

Remarkable, painful, fascinating, funny.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, July 14, 2014 - 01:16 AM
London.

GREAT BRITAIN
by Richard Bean.

Lyttelton Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 23 August 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 16, 24, 30 July, 6, 13, 20 August.
Audio-Described1 Aug, 2 Aug 2.15pm (+ Touch Tour 12.45pm).
Captioned Tue 29 July 7.30pm.
TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets

then Theatre Royal Haymarket 18 Suffolk Street S1Y 4HT 10 September-10 January 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed, Sat & 23, 29 Dec, 2 Jan 2.30pm.
no performance 25 Dec, 1 Jan.
no evening performance 24, 31 Dec.
TICKETS: 0845 481 1870.
www.trh.co.uk

Runs: 2hr 45min One interval.
Review: Carole Woddis 29 July.

Blissful and tasteless in equal measure.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 11:53 PM
London.

THE EVENTS
by David Greig.

Young Vic (The Maria) 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 2 August 2014.
Mon–Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 2.45pm.
Audio-described 2 Aug 2.45pm.
Captioned 31 July.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 992 2922.
www.youngvic.org
Review: William Russell 11 July.

Survival against the odds.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 10:56 AM
WICKED: Music and Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz, Book: Winnie Holzman
Touring till 25 07 15

Information and Booking Arrangements: www.wickedtour.co.uk
Runs: 2h 45m, one interval.
Birmingham Hippodrome till 06 09 14

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Hippodrome, 10 07 14

Big, broad, beautiful.
495 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 01:47 PM
London.

MY GIRL 2
by Barrie Keeffe.

Old Red Lion Theatre 418 St John Street EC1V 4NJ To 12 July 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm Sun 2pm.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7837 7816.
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 6 July.

Caught uneasily between two ages.
435 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 12:45 PM
London.

NEXT DAY
by Philippe Quesne and CAMPO.

Unicorn Theatre (Weston auditorium) 147 Tooley Street SE1 2HZ To 28 June 2014.
Runs 1hr 5min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 June.

Large in scale, but achieving little.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 11:35 AM
London.

RICHARD III
by William Shakespeare.

St Paul’s Church Bedford Street Covent Garden WC2E 9ED To 25 July 2014.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 3hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 07910 104062.
www.iristheatre.com
Review: William Russell 9 July.

Steps to the throne forcefully trodden in multi-taking production.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 11:10 AM
London.

THE FRIDA KAHLO OF PENGE WEST
by Chris Larner.

Rosemary Branch Theatre 2 Shepperton Road N1 3DT To 13 July 2013.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Sun 6pm.
Runs 1hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7704 2730.
www.rosemarybranch.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 6 July.

Mild laughter in west Hackney.
431 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 09, 2014 - 11:59 PM
London.

RICHARD III
by William Shakespeare.

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 1) 14 Whitehall SW1A 2DY To 27 September 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thurs, Sat 2.30pm.
Runs: 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com/trafalgarstudios
Review Carole Woddis 7 July.

Neatly matched winters of discontent.
537 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 09, 2014 - 11:53 PM
Bolton.

LOVE STORY
book and lyrics by Stephen Clark music by Howard Goodall.

Octagon Theatre Howell Croft South BL1 1SB To 12 July 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm except 28 June 8pm, 30 June 5pm Mat 28 June, 5, 9 July 2pm.
Audio-described 2 July.
Post-show Discussion 10 July.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 01204 520661.
www.octagonbolton.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 June.

Sob story, more like.
491 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 09, 2014 - 02:27 PM
Newbury.

HARDBOILED
by Rhum and Clay Theatre Company and Beth Flintoff.

Watermill Theatre Bagnor RG20 8AE To 12 July 2014.
Mon-Fri 7.30pm Sat 6.30pm Mat Thu 2.30pm Sat 1.30pm.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 01635 46044.
www.watermill.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 July.

Dick, dame and death in accomplished proximity.
440 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 09, 2014 - 10:36 AM
Richmond.

UNDER MILK WOOD
by Dylan Thomas.

Richmond Theatre Little Green TW9 1QJ To 12 July 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7651.
www.atgtickets.com/richmond
Review: Timothy Ramsden.

Lyrical flights over earthy experiences in vivid production.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, July 08, 2014 - 11:57 PM
London.

THE CRUCIBLE
by Arthur Miller

Old Vic Theatre The Cut SE1 8NB To 13 September 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 14 Aug.
Captioned 26 July 2.30pm, 12 Aug.
Runs 3hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7628. (£2.50 transaction fee - does not apply to supporters of The Old Vic).
www.bookings.oldvictheatre.com
Review: Carole Woddis 7 July.

A play for all seasons, handsomely revived.
581 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, July 08, 2014 - 07:37 AM
London.

THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS
conceived by Russell Woodhead and Jack Lowe devised by Curious Directive.

Southwark Playhouse 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 16 July 2014.
Mon – Sat 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm.
Runs 1 hr No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 7 July.

Revealing drive from dusk to dawn.
443 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, July 07, 2014 - 01:05 AM
London.

JULIIUS CAESAR
by William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk SE In rep to 11 October 2014.
2pm 5, 8, 10, 12, 22, 24-26, 29 July, 1, 2, 12, 15, 16 Aug, 20, 24, 25, 30 Sept, 2, 7 Oct.
7.30pm 4, 7, 9, 11, 16-18, 21, 24, 26, 28, 31 July, 4, 11, 14, 27-29 Aug, 19, 23 Sept, 1, 11 Oct.
Audio-described 26 July 7.30pm.
BSL Signed 16 Aug.
Captioned 31 July.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 July.

Lively, energetic, and strong on the plotting.
586 more words
 
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