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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, October 23, 2017 - 09:16 AM
Birmingham
Ex Cathedra & Members of CBSO - Bach Concert Saturday 14th October Symphony Hall

Programme:
Bach - Cantatas x 2 Orchestral Suite in D Major Bach – Magnificat

Review: Paul & David Gray
Magnificent Magnificat – An All-Bach Concert
4****


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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, October 23, 2017 - 09:16 AM
Birmingham
Ex Cathedra & Members of CBSO - Bach Concert Saturday 14th October Symphony Hall

Programme:
Bach - Cantatas x 2 Orchestral Suite in D Major Bach – Magnificat

Review: Paul & David Gray
Magnificent Magnificat – An All-Bach Concert
4****


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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:34 AM
London.
VENUS IN FUR
by David Ives.
3***


Theatre Royal Haymarket, London SW1Y 4HT to 9 December 2017;
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7930 8800.
www.trh.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 October.

Sex games round the mulberry bush
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 04:38 PM
London.
TRYST
by Karoline Leach.
4****


Tabard Theatre, 2 Bath Road, Chiswick, London W4 1LW to 4 November 2017.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thurs 2.30pm Sat 4pm & Sun 3pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0208 995 6035
www.tabardtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 17 October.

A tale about a spider and a fly
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Posted by : al_geary on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 10:07 AM
Nottingham.

ALL MY SONS: Arthur Miller.
4Stars****

Nottingham Playhouse.

www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 30m: one interval: till 21st October.
Performance times 7.30pm (matinées 2.30pm Sat 14th and 1.30pm Thurs 19th).
Audio Described Performances Sat 14th 2.30pm and Thurs 19th: Captioned Performance Weds 18th: Signed Performance Weds 18th.
Review: Alan Geary: 10th October 2017.


A fine production of a great American classic.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 04:27 PM
London
JEKYLL AND HYDE
by Evan Placey,
Based on the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson.
4****


Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London WC2H 9ND to 6 December 2017.
In rep with Othello and Mrs Dalloway 7.30pm and some matinees 2.30pm. Check dates with theatre or on booking site as STOMP is also still running.
Runs 2hr 20 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7395 5405
www.ambassadorstheatre.co.uk

Review: William Russell 11 October.

Stimulating new take on an oft told tale
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 12:05 PM
London.
A DAY BY THE SEA
by N.C. Hunter.
3***

The Large, Southwark Playhouse, 75 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD to 28 October 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Tues & Sat 3pm.
Runs 140 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 6 October.

Not quite as dead as the dodo but almost
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 12:05 PM
London.
A DAY BY THE SEA
by N.C. Hunter.
3***

The Large, Southwark Playhouse, 75 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD to 28 October 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Tues & Sat 3pm.
Runs 140 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 6 October.

Not quite as dead as the dodo but almost
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 11:49 AM
London.
THE TOXIC AVENGER
Book by Joe DiPietro Music & Lyrics by David Bryan.
Based on Lloyd Kaufman’s The Toxic Avenger.
4****
The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JB to 3 December.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Sun 6pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 20 mins. One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7836 8463.
www.artstheatrewestend.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 October.

Terrific and intoxicating
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 11:49 AM
London.
THE TOXIC AVENGER
Book by Joe DiPietro Music & Lyrics by David Bryan.
Based on Lloyd Kaufman’s The Toxic Avenger.
4****
The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JB to 3 December.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Sun 6pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 20 mins. One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7836 8463.
www.artstheatrewestend.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 October.

Terrific and intoxicating
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 07:00 PM
London.
LABOUR OF LOVE
by James Graham
4****

Noel Coward Theatre, St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4AU to 2 December 2017.

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

TICKETS: 0844 482 5141
www.LabourOf LoveThePlay.co.uk
Review: William Russell 4 October.

A very funny comedy about Labour politics
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 07:00 PM
London.
LABOUR OF LOVE
by James Graham
4****

Noel Coward Theatre, St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4AU to 2 December 2017.

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

TICKETS: 0844 482 5141
www.LabourOf LoveThePlay.co.uk
Review: William Russell 4 October.

A very funny comedy about Labour politics
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, October 02, 2017 - 12:00 PM
London.
LUCKY STIFF
Book & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens.
Music by Stephen Flaherty.
Based on The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth.

3***


The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to 21 October 2017.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 1 hr 55 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 20 September.

Pushing a corpse around


Book & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens.
Music by Stephen Flaherty.
Based on The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth.

3***


The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to 21 October 2017.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 1 hr 55 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 20 September.

Pushing a corpse around


Book & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens.
Music by Stephen Flaherty.
Based on The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth.

3***

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to 21 October 2017.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 1 hr 55 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 20 September.

Pushing a corpse around
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, October 02, 2017 - 11:17 AM
London.

B
by Guillermo Calderon
translated by William Gregory.
4****,


Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS to 21 October 2017.
Performances 7pm on 10, 11, 12, 13, 17 & 21 Oct.
9pm on 14,16,18,19 & 20 Oct.
2.30pm on 12 & 21 Oct.
Runs 1 hr 25 mins. No interval.

TICKETS: 020 765 5000.
www.royalcourtheatre.com
Review: William Russell

An explosive affair
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, October 02, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Touring
SUNSET BOULEVARD: Music Andrew Lloyd Webber, Book and Lyrics: Don Black and Christopher Hampton, Based on the Billy Wilder film
5*****

Touring to 28 April 2018

Dates and Tickets:. https://uktour.sunsetboulevardthemusical.com/

Runs: 2h 30m, onet interval: to 28 April 2018

Review Rod Dungate, 30 September 2017, Curve Theatre, Leicester

Gorgeous, with something to say
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 11:35 AM
Birmingham & Tour
MAN TO MAN: Mangred Karge, trans Alexandra Wood
4****


Runs: 1h 20, no interval
Birmingham Rep till 30 September, and touring to 28 October

Bham Rep BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Information: http://www.uktw.co.uk/Tour/Play/Man-to-Man/T312754592/

Review: Rod Dungate, 29 September 2017

@Rod_Dungate

Poerful story of survival against the odds
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:32 AM
London.
FRANKENSTEIN
by Ross McGregor.
Based on the novel by Mary Shelley.

4****


The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 21 October 2017.
Tues-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 2hr 40 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 28 September.

Well acted and directed, an outstanding evening
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Posted by : al_geary on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 04:54 PM
Nottingham.

WRECK: Toby Campion.
4Stars****


Nottingham Playhouse.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk. (Full Details from Fifth Word)
Runs: 55m: no interval: till 30th September.
Performance times: 7.45pm.
Review: Alan Geary: 23rd September 2017.


In all respects this one-hander is quite brilliant.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 04:42 PM
London

OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY
by Hershey Felder.

4****

The Other Palace, 12 St James Street, London SW1E 5JA to 22 October 2017.
Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm. Sun 1 Oct & 15 Oct 2pm & 7pm.
Runs 1 hr 55 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140
www.theotherpalace.co.uk
Review: William Russell 26 September

A marvellous musical evening
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:54 PM
Stratford Upon Avon and London (Barbican)
CORIOLANUS: William Shakespeare
4Star****

RSC: Main House

Runs: 3h 10m, one interval. Stratford then London (Barbican) to 18 November
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org


@TheRSC

Review: Rod Dungate, 23 September 2017

Lessons we seem unable to learn
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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:47 AM
Nottingham.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: adapted by Sara Pascoe.
3Stars***

Nottingham Playhouse.

www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 55m: one interval.
Review: Alan Geary: 19th September 2017.


A confused and messy affair with some nice moments.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:42 AM
London.
TROUBLE IN MIND
by Alice Childress.

4****

The Print Room, the Coronet, 103 Nottinghill Gate, London W11 3LB to 14 October 2017.

Mon- Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2 hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 3642 6606.
hello@the-print-room.org
Review: William Russell 21 September.

A sprawling but splendid play
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 03:01 PM
London.
THE KNOWLEDGE
by Jack Rosenthal
adapted for the stage by Simon Block.

4 Stars ****
Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London to 11 November 2017.

Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 2.30pm Sat 3,00pm.
Runs 2 hours One interval.

TICKETS: 08444 930 650.
www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 20 September.

Destroyed by Sat Navs
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 02:45 PM
London.
THE BLINDING LIGHT
by Howard Brenton
4 Stars ****

Jermyn Street Theatre, 16 b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST to 14 October 2017.

Mon – Sat 7.30 pm Mat Sat 3.30pm
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 19 August.

Jasper Britton in top form.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 04:24 PM
London
THE MARCH ON RUSSIA, by DAVID STOREY
An Orange Tree Theatre production in association with Up in Arms
Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, until 7 October, 2017.
2hrs 25 minutes with one interval
4Stars****


Review: Tom Aitken 12 September 2017

Compelling close-up theatre
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Posted by : al_geary on Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 12:14 PM
Nottingham.

THE KITE RUNNER: adapted by Matthew Spangler.
4Stars****


Nottingham Playhouse.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 55m: one interval.
Review: Alan Geary: 1st September 2017.


One of the best Nottingham Playhouse productions in recent years.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 12:20 PM
Birmingham & Tour
Jane EYRE: based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte, devised by the original company
Birmingham Rep till 16 September 2017
Bristol Old Vic & National Theatrre Touring
4****


Runs Approx 3h 15m, one interval
B’ham Rep till 16 09, then tour to 21 10
Bham Rep BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Information: http://www.bristololdvic.org.uk/janeeyretour.html

Review: Rod Dungate, 04 September 2017

@Rod_Dungate

Multi-layered story-telling

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, August 28, 2017 - 02:13 PM
Birmingham
West Side Story
Stage Experience
The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
7.30 23rd to 26th August 2017
Four Stars ****

Review: Paul & David Gray

A Young Cast, Mature Beyond its Years
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:26 PM
London.
WINDOWS
by John Galsworthy.
4 Stars****

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

Tues-Sun 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2 hr 10 mins Two intervals.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 24 August.


A daring choice to revive,

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:47 PM
London.
LOOT
by Joe Orton.
4 Stars ****

The Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP to 24 September 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu, Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2 Hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0207870 6876/
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 23 August.


Orton still hits all the targets
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