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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 03:12 PM
London.
HANSEL & GRETEL -
and the witch Baba Yaga
by Daniel Winder.
4Stars ****


St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED to 3 September 2017.
Mon – Sat NOT Tues at 2.30pm & 7pm.
Runs 2hr 35 mins One interval.

TICKETS:
www.iristheatre.com
Review: William Russell 8 August.

<b.A grim fairy tale enchantingly performed

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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 02:45 PM
Apologies for our recent absence. Central servers have been upgraded and put everything off-line for a ouple of days. Bute we're back. Thaks for staying with us.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 04:29 PM
London.
APOLOGIA
by Alexi Kaye Campbell
4Stars ****

Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London to 18 November 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs

TICKETS: 0870 060 6632.
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 8 August

Stockard Channing on top form
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 10:31 AM
London.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
by William Shakespeare.
3Stars ***
The Rose Playhouse, 56 Park Street, London SE1 9AR to 26 August 2017.

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

TICKETS: 020 7261 9565
www.roseplayhouse.org.uk
Review: William Russell 5 August.


A jolly romp into the woods and out again
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 10:14 AM
London
MRS ORWELL
By Tony Cox
3Stars***

Old Red Lion theatre, 418 John Street, Islington, London EC1V 4NJ to26 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7837 7816.
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 August.

A very strange romance
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 12:29 PM
London.
Treating Odette
by Jennifer Selway.
Three stars ***

Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London N6 4BD to 6 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Sun 4pm and from 1-6 August as part of the Camden Festival Tues,Thu & Sat 7.30pm Wed & Fri 9.15pm and Sun 5pm/
Runs 80 mins No interval.

Tickets: 020 8340 3488.
www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com
Review: William Russell 23 July.

Remembering Odette and Anna
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 10:20 AM
Three Choirs Festival
The Great and Wide Sea – Three Choirs Festival
Worcester Baptist Church 24th July 2017
Opus Anglicanum - Choral Works with Narrator:
Lynne Plowman b.1969 The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Sally Beamish b.1956 Sea Psalm Alexander Campkin b.1984 ‘by still waters’

5*****

Review: David & Paul Gray

A Modern Sequence of Words and Music

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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 10:10 AM
Three Choirs Festival
Saint-Saens Organ Symphony - Three Choirs Festival
Worcester Cathedral 24th July 2017
William Lloyd Webber Aurora Poulenc Organ Concerto Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3 ‘Organ’

4 ****
Review: Paul & David Gray

From Night Mists to the Rejoicing Heights

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 31, 2017 - 12:19 PM
Three Choirs Festival
Sacconi Quartet – Suk, Shostakovich and Beethoven
Worcester Baptist Church – 29th July 25
5*****
Paul & David Gray

Dark Music illuminated on a Summer Morning



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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 31, 2017 - 12:08 PM
Three Choirs Festival
Song Recital - Kitty Whately & Simon Lepper, Three Choirs Festival
Huntington Hall, Worcester - July 28th 2017
5*****

David & Paul Gray

Songs to ‘Hold This City All Night’


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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 31, 2017 - 11:59 AM
London.
COMING CLEAN
by Kevin Elyot
3 ***

The King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, London N1 1QN to 26 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7pm. Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2 hrs One interval.
TICKETS: 020 7206 4443.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 29 July.

A worth catching fascinating revival
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 12:08 PM
London.
ROAD
by Jim Cartwright.
4Stars ****

The Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Sloane Square, London to 9 September 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: William Russell 28 July.

Our Friends Up North - booze, bicker and survive
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 11:57 AM
London
JUST TO GET MARRIED
by Cicely Hamilton,
4Stars ****

The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED to 19 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 10 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 27 July.


Fine revival of a forgotten play which still hits home
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:56 AM
London.
THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE - aged 13 and three quarters.
Music by Pippa Cleary, book by Jake Brunger, lyrics by Pippa Cleary & Jake Brunger.
4Stars ****
Menier Chocolate Factory, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU to 9 September 2017.


Tues-Sat 8pm Mat Sat & Sun 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7378 1713.
www.menierchocolatefactory.com
Review: William Russell 26 July.

The Mole truth and nothing but – the diarist from Leicester
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:34 AM
Three Choirs Festival
lMendelssohn St Paul – The Three Choirs Festival
Worcester Cathedral
Sunday 23 J

5*****

Review: Paul & David Gray

A little performed work we should hear more of


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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 10:33 AM
Stratford Upon Avon, London
TITUS ANDRONICUS:: William Shakespeare
4Star****

RSC: Main House

Runs: 3h 10m, one interval. Stratford then London till 19 Jan 2018
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org


@TheRSC

Review: Rod Dungate, 26 July 2017

A play chillingly for our Time
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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 09:23 AM
Nottingham.

MARIE LLOYD AND THE MUSIC HALL MURDER: Karen Henson.
3Stars***


National Justice Museum.
Full Info: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 1h 45m: one interval: till 28th July.
Performance times: 7.30pm (matinees Weds and Thurs 2.00pm and Sat 3.00pm),
Review: Alan Geary: 25th July 2017.


Nottingham’s Thriller Season goes site-specific. Highly entertaining.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 24, 2017 - 09:38 AM
Three Choirs Festival 2017 Worcester
A Child of Our Time
Worcester Cathedral – Saturday 22 July 2017
4 ****

Review: Paul & David Gray

Three English Giants: Elgar, Britten, Tippett

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 24, 2017 - 09:13 AM
London.
THE HIRED MAN
Music & Lyrics by Howard Goodall
Book by Melvyn Bragg
3 ***

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to 12 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.
TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 21 July.

Hard times in Cumbria,
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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, July 21, 2017 - 11:01 AM
Nottingham.

DANGEROUS CORNER: J B Priestley.
4Stars****


Nottingham Playhouse.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 30m: one interval: till 22nd July.
Performance times: 7.30pm (matinees Weds 2.00pm and Sat 3.00pm),
Review: Alan Geary: 18th July 2017.


One of the best things the Classic Thriller Season has come up with in years.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:55 AM
London.
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by William Shakespe
3 ***

The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 5 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.45pm
Runs 1hr 35 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 20 July.

Bright, breezy and lots of fun
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:50 AM
London
TWILIGHT SONG
by Kevin Elyot
2 Stars **

Park 200, the park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP to 12 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm. 31 July and 7 August 7.30pm.
Runs 75 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876
www.ParkTheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 19 July.

A sad and dreary song at twilight
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:38 AM
London
TIDDLER -
and other terrific tales
based on the books of Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler.
Music & Lyrics Benji Bower.
4 Stars****

Leicester Square Theatre, to 3 September 2017.

Tues & Wed 11am. Thurs-Sunday 11am & 2pm.
Runs 60 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 734 2222.
www.TiddlerLive.com
Review: William Russell 19 July.

Terrific treat for tiny tots.
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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:25 AM
Nottingham/Touring.

OUT OF ORDER: Ray Cooney.
3Stars***


Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 9895555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Full information: Tom O’Connell Productions.
Runs: 2h 5m: one interval: till 21st July.
Performance times: 7.30pm, (matinees 2.00pm Weds, 2.30pm Sat).
Review: Alan Geary: 17th July 2017.


Not one of Cooney’s best but much more than a serviceable night out.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:20 AM
London.
DISCO PIGS
by Enda Walsh.
4 Stars ****

Trafalgar Studio 2, Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY to 19 August 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.45pm. Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 75 mins No interval.
TICKETS: 0844 871 7632
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 18 July.


Twin souls and double trouble
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 10:24 AM
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Posted by : al_geary on Monday, July 17, 2017 - 09:29 AM
Nottingham.

DIAL M FOR MURDER: Frederick Knott.
4Stars****

Nottingham Playhouse.

www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 30m: one interval: till 15th July.
Performance times: 7.30pm (matinees Weds 2.00pm and Sat 3.00pm),
Review: Alan Geary: 11th July 2017.


Nottingham’s Classic Thriller Season kicks off with one of the greatest ever written.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 07, 2017 - 10:50 AM
London
INSTRUCTIONS FOR AMERICAN SERVICEMEN IN BRITAIN
Devised by The Real McGuffins and John Walton.
4Stars ****

Jermyn Street Theatre. 16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST to 29 July 2017.

Mon – Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1 hr 50 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 July.

Delightfully Daft and Dazzlingly Done
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 10:00 AM
London
THE MENTOR
by Daniel Kehlman.
Translated by Christopher Hampson.

3stars***

The Vaudeville Theatre 404, the Strand, London WC2 0NY to 2 September 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Tues & Sat 3pm/
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 033 0333 4814.
www.tickets.nimaxtheatres.com
Review: William Russell 4 July.

A civilised but slight affair
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Posted by : al_geary on Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 10:08 AM
Nottingham/Touring.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields.
4Stars****


Theatre Royal:
Tkts 0115 9895555
www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Full information: Mischief Theatre
Runs: 2h 5m: one interval: till 8th July.
Review: Alan Geary: 3rd July 2017.


Enormously funny – but the basic joke starts to wear a bit thin.
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