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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:12 AM
London.
JAMES BONNEY MP
by Ian Buckley.
2Stars **

The White Bear theatre, 132 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ to 8 July 2017.


Tues-Sat 7.30pm May Sat 8 Jul 2.30pm & Sun 4pm.
Runs 1hr 50 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 012 4963.
www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 22 June.


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A play for yesterday rather than today
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:54 AM
London.
BAT OUT OF HELL
book, music & lyrics by Jim Steinman.
5 *****
The Coliseum, 33 St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4ES

Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Thurs & Sat 2.30
Runs 2hr 45 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7845 9300.
www.londoncoliseum.org
Review: William Russell 21 June

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A hell of a show
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 02:32 PM
Birmingham & Tour
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG: ; Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields
Birmingham Rep: The House, and Touring to 12 August 2017
4****


Runs 2h, on interval
Bham Rep BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Information, tickets: www.theplaythatgoeswrong.com/uk-tour/tickets


Review: Rod Dungate, 19 June 2017

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A whopping romp, a whopping tonic for our times
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:23 AM
Birmingham and Touring
Stadium (Credits below)
2 Stars
The Main house, Birmingham Repertory Theatre to 17th June 2017. Tour

Runs: 1 hour 50 minutes, with a 20-minute interval.
Tickets: Birmingham Repertory Theatre: 0121 236 4455
Info: https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/about-us/how-to-book.html
Review: Samuel James Crawford, 12th June 2017

One hour fifteen minutes with no interval.
Review: Samuel James Crawford,

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A play that leaves you anticipating the final whistle.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 02:34 PM
London
THESE TREES ARE MADE OF BLOOD
Book by Paul Jenkins
Music and Lyrice by Darren Clark
4****

Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 15 July 2017.

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

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 16 June.

In the end worth coming to this cabaret
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:15 AM
London.
KISS ME
By Richard Bean
4Stars ****

Trafalgar Studios, Studio 2, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY to 8 July 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thurs & Sat 3pm.
Runs 75 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com
Review:William Russell 13 June.

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An engrossing encounter between two sad people
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:01 AM
London

THE LOST ONES
by Maxim Gorky
translated by Cathy Porter.

4 ****

Jermyn Street Theatre, 26b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST to 1 July 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15mins One interval/

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 12 June.

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A country and a family destroyed
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 05:28 PM
Touring
THE ADAMS FAMILY, THE MUSICAL. Marshall Brickmn, Rick Elice, Andrew Lippa
4 Star****
Touring till 4 November 2017

Runs: 2h 35m, one interval
Tour Dates and Tickets:
ww.theaddamsfamily.co.uk/tour/

Review Rod Dungate Birmingham Hippodrome, 10 June 2017


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Feel god Gothic
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 10:16 AM
London.
IL MASTRIMONIO SEGRETO
composed by Domenico Cimarosa
libretto by Giovanni Bertati
based on The Clandestine Marriage by George Colman & David Garrick,
4 Stars ****
The Brunel Shaft, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4LF on 6 July and subsequently on tour to 30 July 2017.

Performances 7.30pm
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.
TICKETS: www.popupopera.co.uk
Review: William Russell 6 July.

A scintillating and tuneful evening
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, June 03, 2017 - 10:26 AM
London

VIXEN
by Daisy Evans, Stephen Higgins & Max Pappenheim.
A reimagining of Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen.
4 Stars ****

The Vaults, Launcelot Street, London SE1 7AD to 10 June 2017.

Tues-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 20 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9603.
www.thevaults.london/Vixen

Review: William Russell 2 June.

The gritty tale of the Urban Fox
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 12:07 PM
London
SAND IN THE SANBDWICHES
by Hugh Whitemore.
4 Stars ****

Theatre Royal Haymarket 7.30pm until 3 Jun 2017 and then on tour.

Tour dates – Cambridge Arts theatre 6-10 June; Malvern Theatre 13-15 June; New Victoria, Woking 16-17 June; Theatre Royal, Brighton 27 June 1 July; Theatre Royal Bath 11 – 15 July.

Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7930 8800
www.trh.co.uk

Tour tickets: www.sandinthesandwiches.com

Review: William Russell 31 May.

An evening of pleasures, poems and memories
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:07 AM
London.
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin
Original Book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields
Revised by Peter Stone.

3 Stars ***

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to 17 June 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2 hr 20 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 30 May .


A sparkling miss and lots of hits,

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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 09:43 AM
London.
FOOTPRINTS ON THE MOON
by Maureen Hunter.
4Stars ****

The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED to 13 June 2017.

Performances Sunday, Monday & Tuesday 7.30pm. Mat Tues 2pm
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 29 May.


Superbly performed and very moving
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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, May 26, 2017 - 10:18 AM
Nottingham/Touring.

SHIRLEY VALENTINE: Willy Russell.
4Stars****


Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h: one interval: till 27th May.
Performance times: 7.30pm, matinees 2.00pm Wed and 2.30pm Sat.
Review: Alan Geary: 22nd May 2017.


<An excellent performance in a well-crafted play.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 04:01 PM
London
LIE OF GALILEO
By Bertolt Brecht
Translated by John Willett
4 stars****

Young Vic until July 1

Three Hours, with one interval.

Review: Tom Aitken, 19 May 2017

I really enjoyed this.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 03:48 PM
Birmingham and touring
My Country; a work in progress (Credits below)
4 Star ****

Birmingham Repertory Theatre to 20th May
Tour until July (See below)

Runs: 1h 30m, no interval
Tickets: Birmingham Repertory Theatre: 0121 236 4455
Info: https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/about-us/how-to-book.html
Tour Dates and Ticketing Info: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/my-country
Review: Samuel James Crawford 16th May 2017, Birmingham Repertory Theatre


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Open your ears
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 03:34 PM
Birmingham
TOMMY: Music & Lyrics Pete Townsend, Book Pete Townsend & Des McAnon
Birmingham Rep: The House, and Touring
5Star*****


Runs 2h 40m, on interval. To 27 May (B'ham Rep) and Touring
BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
www.tommythemusical.co.uk

Review: Rod Dungate 2o May, 2017

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I didn't want it to stop.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 03:15 PM
Birmingham and Touring
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (Credits below)
4 Star****

Birmingham Hippodrome to 20 May

Tour into August (see below)
Runs: 2h 45m, one interval
Tickets (Hippodrome): 0844 338 5000
Info: www.birminghamhippodrome.com
Tour Dates and Tickets (Touring into August, additional dates may be added)
www.kenwright.com/microsite/la-cage-aux-folles/#home

Revie: Rod Dungate 16 May 2017, Birmingham Hippodrome

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Life can be glamorous when it's a drag
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:12 PM
London
BABETTE’S FEAST
By Karen Blixen
Adapted by Glyn Maxwell
4 stars****

Coronet Print Room at Notting Hill Gate until June 3

90 minutes, without interval.

Review: Tom Aitken, 15 May 2017

Food for thought
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 03:55 PM
Touring
FUNNY GIRL: Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, Isobel Lennart
4Star*****


Touring, Cast Changes and other information:
www.funnygirlthemusical.co.uk/uk-tour/
(Tours into August 2017)

Revie: Rod Dungate, Birmingham Hippodrome, 12 May 2017

A 5 Star Central Performance
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 03:05 PM
Book
Balancing Acts
By Nicholas Hytner
5Star*****

Jonathan Cape £20

Review: William Russell, 12 May 2017

This is a really good read.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 02:44 PM
London

RICHARD 111
by William Shakespeare.
4Stars ****

The Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL to 10 June 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm.Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 3 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 11 May.

A marvellous malevolent Richard
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:33 AM
London
NO PLACE FOR A WOMAN
By Cordelia ONeill.

3Stars ***

Theatre 503, The Latchmere, Battersea Park Road, London SW11 3BW to 27 May 2017.

Tues- Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 15 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7978 7040
www.theatre503.com
Review: William Russell 8 May.

A sense of déjà vu
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 11:53 AM
London
OUT THERE ON FRIED MEAT RIDGE ROAD
By Keith Stevenson
4Stars ***(*)

Trafalagar Studios 2, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY, to 3 June 2017.

1hr 10 mins. without interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7615
Review: Tom Aitken, 08 May 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 11:28 AM
London.
THE PULVERISED
by Alexandra Badea.
translated by Lucy Phelps.
4Stars****

The Arcola Studio, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 27 May 2017.

Mon-Sat 8pm. Mat Sat 3.30pm/
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 5 May.

A searing look at the cost of globalisation
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 11:17 AM
London
PETE ‘N’ KEELY
Book by James Hindman Original music by Patrick Brady. Original Lyrics by Mark Waldrop & Patrick S Brady.
3 Stars ***

Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower Street, London WC2H 9NP to 20 May 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 40 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 3841 0617
www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 4 May.

Sparkles but mainly because of the cast
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 11:06 AM
London.
THE FERRYMAN
by Jez Butterworth
5Stars *****

The Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS to 20 May 2017and from 20 June 2017 at the Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 1.30pm
Runs 3 hours One interval.

Royal Court run sold out.
TICKETS: 0844 482 5130
www.TheFerrymanPlay.com


Review: William Russell, 5 May 2017

Matters of life and death
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 10:48 AM
London
ROMEO AND JULIET
By William Shakespeare
adapted by Joe M Mackenzie.
3Stars ***

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to 20 May 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 3 May.

Star crossed lovers on the football pitch
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 08:40 PM
London.
NUCLEAR WAR &the songs for Wenda
By Simon Stephens.
3Stars***

Jerwood Upstairs, The Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS to 6 May 2017
.
Tues – Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat & Thu 3pm May 2, 3, 5 at 9.15pm/
Runs 45 mins No interval.

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


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Something awful has happened

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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 08:25 PM
Birmingham
TO SIR, WITH LOVE: Original Novel ER Braithwaite, Adapted Ayub Khan-Din
Birmingham Rep: The House. To 06 May
4Star****


Runs 2h 25m, one interval, to 6 May
BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Review: Rod Dungate 29 04 17

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A bold chance, well executed, and still much to say
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