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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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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 02:50 PM
London
DUET FOR ONE
by Tom Kempinski.
4****


Richmond Theatre, Little Green, Richmond TW9 1QT until 28 October 2017. Touring – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh from 30 October; Malvern Festival Theatre from 6 November; Chichester Festival Theatre from 13 November.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pmn/
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 23 October.

Not the Jacqueline du Pres story
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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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