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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 10:49 AM
London
DAISY PULLS IT OFF
by Denise Deegan.

4****


Park Theatre 2000, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP to 13 January 2018.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2.hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS; 020 7870 6876
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 8 December.

Jolly hockey sticks, spiffing fun and midnight feasts
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 10:36 AM
London.
DEAR BRUTUS
By J. M. Barrie

4****K/b>

Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD to 30 December.
Mon-Sat 8pm. Mat Tues & Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 59 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk

Review: William Russell 7 December.



If you go down to the woods a huge surprise awaits
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 09:57 AM
Birmingham
The One Hindered and One Dilations: Original Story, Dodie Smith; Adaptation: Debbie Isitt
4****


Birmingham Rep Theatre
Runs: 2h 15m, one interval, til13 January 2018
Bham Rep BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk


Review: Rod Dungate, 9 December 2017



@Rod_Dungate

Enchanting, magical puppetry, but misses a trick or two<//b>
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 03:27 PM
London.
BARNUM
Music by Cy Colman, lyrics by Michael Stewart, book by Mark Bramble.
4****


The Menier Chocolate Factory 53 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU to 3 March 2018.
Tues-Sat 8pm.Mat Sat & Sun 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7378 1773
www.menierchocolatefactory.com
Review: William Russell 6 December.


A razzle, dazzle of a show with boundless energy

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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 06:48 PM
London.
THE MELTING POT
by Israel Zangwill

4****


The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED to 19 December 2017.
Sun & Mon 7.30pm Mat Tues 2pm.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.


TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 December.


A new life in a new world
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 06:29 PM
London
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, in a new adaptation by Jack ThorneStars:
4****


The Old Vic (short walk from all Waterloo stations) until January 20th
https://www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on/2017/a-christmas-carol
Running Time 2 hours including one interval

Review: Veronica Stein. December 5th, 2017
Run (do not walk) to this new celebration of change, kindness, and of course, Christmas.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 06:01 PM
Birmingham
Monteverdi Vespers (1610)
Ex Cathdedra Consort & Baroque Ensemble
His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts
Birmingham Town Hall
3rd December 2017 4.00
5*****


Review: David Gray

Flawless reading of a Baroque Masterpiece

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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 05:48 PM
London
THE WOMAN IN WHITE
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by David Zippel book by Charlotte Jones.
Based on the novel by Wilkie Collins
5****

Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NL to 10 February 2018.
Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 2.30pm Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 08444 930650.
www.CharingCrossTheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 4 December.

A glittering revival beautifully directed and performed.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 04, 2017 - 10:19 AM
London
KING TUT – A pyramid panto.
Story devised by John Savournin & David Eaton.
Original lyrics and arrangements by David Eaton.
3***


The King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street Islington, London N1 1QN to 6 January 2018.
Mon-Sat 7pm Children’s matinees 2,3,9 & 31 Dec 2pm.
Check with theatre for dates of adult performances. The role of Lord Conniving is played on alternate dates by John Savournin and Matthew Kellett.
Runs 2hr 30mins One interval.
TICKETS: 020 72264443.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 28 November.

Titters and tuts galore

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 04, 2017 - 10:01 AM
London
Once Upon a Snowflake, devised by Paper Balloon
4****


Chelsea Theatre, until 22nd December
The nearest underground stations are Sloane Square and Earl's Court. The nearest rail station is Imperial Warf.
http://www.chelseatheatre.org.uk/whats-on/christmas-show-upon-snowflake/
Approx. 50 Minutes
£12 / £10 Conc. / £9 Under 12’s

Review: Veronica Stein, 12 December, 2017.

A beautiful experience for all ages: visually vivid and utterly imaginative.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 04, 2017 - 09:50 AM
London
Curtain Call by Simon Bradbury
3***


White Bear Theatre, short walk from Kennington tube station
To December 16th
https://www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk/curtain-call
Runs 2h, one 15 minute interval

Review Info: Veronica Stein, December 2nd, 2017.

Simon Shenton is a classical actor- but will everything else that he is lead to his downfall?

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 01, 2017 - 09:55 AM
London
GOATS
by Liwaa Yazji.
Translated by Katherine Halls.

3***


The Royal Court theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS to 30 December 2017.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm/
Runs 2hr 35 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: William Russell 30 November

Life on the home front in Assad’s Syria
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 08:54 PM
London
EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
Music by Dan Gilespie Sells book & lyrics by Tom Macrae.
From an idea by Jonathan Butterell.
3***



The Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2 1 booking to
Mon
- Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 45 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0330 333 4809.
www.nimaxtheatres.com


Review: William Russell 27 November.

Little boy grows up in the most delightful way
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, November 27, 2017 - 09:54 AM
London.
PRIVATES ON PARADE
by Peter Nicholls
with music by Denis King.

4****


The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, Union Street, Southwark SE1 0LR to 17 December 2017.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 25 November
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, November 24, 2017 - 11:03 AM
London.
BAD ROADS
By Natal’ya Vorozhblt
Translated by Sasha Dugdale.

3***


Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, the Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS to 23 December 2017.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 40 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: William Russell 22 November.

Harrowing tales of a forgotten war
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 05:43 PM
Stratford Upon Avon, London
Twelfth Night: William Shakespeare
5*****

RSC: Main House

Runs: 2h 45m, one interval, to 24 February 2018
www.rsc.org

@TheRSC

Review: Rod Dungate, 18 November 2017

This production is a masterpiece
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 12:10 PM
London
Saatchi Gallery
Inside *****-Riot , presented by Bird&Carrot, Les Enfants, Terribles and Nadya Tolokonnikova
3***


Saatchi Gallery, few minutes walk from Sloane Square Station until December 24th, 2017
AGes 14+
http://www.insidepussyriot.com/ http://lesenfantsterribles.co.uk/shows/inside-*****-riot/

Running time 1 hour, no interval, running frequently 7 days a week after 11:15 a.m. with late nights on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Review: Veronica Stein, 17 November 2017-11-18

A chilling event recreated at first hand
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, November 17, 2017 - 10:04 AM
London
MISS JULIE
by August Strindberg
in a new adaptation by Howard Brenton.
4****


Jermyn Street Theatre, 16B Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST to 2 December 2017.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 15 November,


A fine revival brilliantly performed
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Posted by : al_geary on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 04:51 PM
Nottingham.

THE CHERRY ORCHARD: Anton Chekhov.
4Stars****


Nottingham Playhouse.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 30m: one interval: till 18th November.
Performance times 7.30pm (matinée 1.30pm Thurs 16th).
Audio Described Performances Thurs 16th 7.45pm.
Captioned and Signed Performance Weds 15th.7.45pm.
Review: Alan Geary: 7th November 2017.


The strengths of the evening easily counter its weaknesses.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, November 13, 2017 - 09:50 AM
London
THE TAILOR MADE MAN
by Claudio Macor

4****


The White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Road, London SE11 4DJ to 25 November.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 4pm.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 012 4963.
www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 11 November.


We need to talk about Kevin
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 04:53 PM
London.
THE RED LION
by Patrick Marber.
4****


Trafalgar Studio 2, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY to 2 December 2017.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 95 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632
www.atgtickets.com


Review: William Russell, 8 November 2017


The not so beautiful game
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 04:40 PM
London
BIG FISH
Book by John August Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Pictures film.

3***

The Other Palace, 12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA to 31 December 2017.
Mon – Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed, Sat & Sun check times with web site.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.


TICKETS: 020 7087 7900
www.theotherpalace.co.uk

Review: William Russell 7 November

Good grammer – or learning to love one’s Dad.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 09:44 AM
London.
MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
by Bertolt Brecht.
Translated by Tony Kushner.
Music by Duke Special.
3***



Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD to 9 December 2017.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Tues & Sat 3pm.
Runs 3 hours One interval.

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


A hyena of the battlefield
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, November 05, 2017 - 02:18 PM
London
THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA
by Frederico Garcia Lorca.

4****


The Cervantes Theatre, Arch 26, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to 9 December 2017.
In Spanish Mon – Wed 7.30pm Mat Wed 2.30pm.
In English Thu-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 3633 4406.
www.ticketsource.co.uk/cervantestheatre
Review: William Russell 2 November.


Spanish cats on a hot tin roof
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, November 05, 2017 - 12:46 PM
London
THE BUSY WORLD IS HUSHED
by Keith Bunin
3***


The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED tp 25 November 2017.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 3 November.



eeking a reason for living

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 10:30 AM
London.
ON THE PISTE
by John Godber
4****


Jack Studio Theatre, Brockley Jack, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 11 November 2017.
Tues-Sat 7.45
Runs 1hr 40 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 26 October.


Shenanigans on the ski slopes
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 10:19 AM
London.
IMAGINE THIS
Book by Glenn Berenbeim Music by Shuki Levi Lyrics by David Goldsmith.
4****


The Union Theatre, to 18 November 2017.
Tues – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 29 October.


Cast and director triumph
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 10:03 AM
London
QUAINT HONOUR
by Roger Gellert
4 ****


The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED to 21 November.
Sun & Mon 7.30pm Mat Tues 2pm.
Runs 2 hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 30 October.

Dangerous liaisons
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 03:47 PM
Birmingham
NATIVITY: Debbie Isitt
4****


Runs: 2h 25m, one interval, to 12 November 2017

Bham Rep BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Touoring to 6 Jan, details below

Review: Rod Dungate, 28 October 2017


@Rod_Dungate

A glorious poppy-field blossoms on the B’ham Rep stage
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 03:04 PM
London.
INSIGNIFICANCE
by Terry Johnson.
4****

The Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 18 November 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3pm. Wed Nov 15 3pm.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 24 October.

Sad but funny look at the price of fame

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