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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 12:33 PM
London
Shangri-La
A new play by Amy Ng
4Star****

Finborough Theatre To August 6

118 Finborough Road,
London SW10 9ED

Box Office: 0844 847 1652  
Book online at www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk

Runs: 1h 20 min without interval

Review: by Carole Woddis of perf seen Aug 4, 2016:

A complex issue opened up by the playwright and a sensitive team
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 29, 2016 - 10:20 AM
Now We Are Here
Created by refugee writers in workshops with Deanna Rodger, Ian Rickson and Imogen Brodie
4Star****

The Clare,
Young Vic

66 The Cut,
London SE1 8LZ

Runs: 1hr 40 with 10 min interval, July 20 30

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvictheatre.org


Review by: Carole Woddis of performance seen July 27, 2016:

Very human stories

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 11, 2016 - 03:30 PM
Archive
Queens of Syria
Adapted from The Trojan Women by Euripides
4Star****

The Maria, Young Vic July 5 – 9

66 The Cut,
London SE1 8LZ

Runs: 1hr 15mins without interval

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvictheatre.org

Review by: Carole Woddis of performance seen July 8, 2016:

Art doing what it does best
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, April 18, 2016 - 09:56 AM
London
RUFF
Presented by Split Britches

Barbican Silk Theatre

Silk Street,
London EC2Y 8DS

70 mins without interval followed by 20mins Q&A

TICKETS: 0845 120 7550
In person: Mon– Sat, 9.00am-8pm; Sun & Bank Hols 11.00am-8pm
On-line: www.barbican.org.uk/bite


Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen April 16, 2016

As great as ever
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - 04:57 PM
Birmingham
Orlando: Handel
The English Consort
Birmingham Town Hall


Review: Paul David, 26 February 2016-03-08

Handel in intimate mood
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, February 22, 2016 - 09:44 AM
London / Archive
The Eulogy of Toby Peach
By Toby Peach

The Vaults, to Feb 21

Vault Festival,
Leake Street,
London SE1 7NN

6.15pm,

Runs: 1hr

TICKETS: 0871 220 0260 (calls cost 10p per min plus network extras) 24/7
Online: www.vaultfestival.com

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 18, 2016:

Humour from the unfunny, and the power of life theatre to move us
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 03:17 PM
Midlands / Archive
THE GUIDE TO BEING SINGLE: Book, Kaitlin Gilgenbach, Music and Lyrics, Alex Kovin
Starbuck Theatre at Norbury Theatre, till 20 Feb

Droitwich
Runs: 2h 20m, one interval

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 20 Feb 2016

A real-good, feel-good evening.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 22, 2016 - 10:53 AM
Newcastle-under-Lyme.

TALE TRAIL TO ROBIN HOOD & MARIAN
by Sarah Richardson.

New Vic Theatre (Stephen Joseph Studio) Etruria Road ST5 0JG To 24 December 2015.
11.15am 19, 21-24 Dec.
1pm 19, 21-24 Dec.
3pm 21, 22 Dec.
Runs 45 min No interval.

TICKETS: 01782 717962.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 December.

Another treasurable New Vic Tale Trail.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 07, 2016 - 04:16 AM
Bolton.

THE BFG
by Roald Dahl adapted by David Wood.

Octagon Theatre Howell Croft South BL1 11SB To 9 January 2016.
10.30am 4-7 Jan.
11am 8 Jan.
2pm 18, 19, 21-24, 26, 28-31 Dec, 2 Jan.
2.15pm 9 Jan.
7pm 18, 19, 21-24, 26, 28-31 Dec, 2, 8, 9 Jan.
Relaxed performances 8 Jan 11am & 7pm.
Runs 1hr 55 mi One interval.

TICKETS: 01204 520661.
www.octagontheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 December.

Highly charged theatricality with deeply dramatic sense of humanity.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, January 02, 2016 - 04:03 AM
<b<Liverpool.

THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE
by Anthony Neilson based on the novel by Shirley Jackson.

Liverpool Playhouse Williamson Square L1 1EL To 16 January 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm except 4 Jan 9pm.
Mat Sat 2pm & 14 Jan 1.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0151
www.everymanplayhouse.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 December.

Darkness and fear lurk powerfully in the mind.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 03:22 PM
Manchester.

INKHEART
by Cornelia Funke adapted by Stephen Sharkey and Walter Meierjohann.

Home 2 Tony Wilson Place First Street M15 4FN To 9 January 2016.
10am 6 Jan.
2.15pm 26, 28-31 Dec, 2, 7 Jan.
7pm 28-30 Dec, 2, 7-9 Jan.
Relaxed performance 7 Jan 2.15pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0161 200 1500.
www.homemcr.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 December.

New theatre – and novel adaptation – both earn their place on the seasonal block.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 02:50 PM
London.

SLAVA’S SNOW SHOW
by Slava Polunin.

Royal Festival Hall South Bank Centre Belvedere Road SE1 8XX To 3 January 2016.
2pm 20, 27 Dec, 3 Jan.
2.30pm 18, 19, 22-24, 26, 28-30 Dec, 2 Jan.
5.30pm 20 Dec, 1, 3 Jan.
7.30pm 18, 19, 22, 23, 26, 28-30 Dec, 2 Jan.
Runs

TICKETS: 0844 847 9910.
www.SlavaSnowShow.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 December.

Impressive in scale rather than content.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 10:24 AM
London
Dr Seuss’s The Lorax
Adapted for the stage by David Greig

Old Vic Theatre,

The Cut,
London SE1 8NB

Perfs 3pm & 7pm; see full schedule at www.oldvictheatre.com

Runs: 2hrs 10mins with interval. To Jan 16 2016

Tickets: By phone: 0844 871 7628
Mon-Fri 9am-7.30pm, Sat 9am-4pm & Sun 9.30am-4pm
£2.50 transaction fee (does not apply to supporters of The Old Vic)
Online: www.bookings.oldvictheatre.com

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Box Office, The Old Vic, The Cut, London SE1 8NB
In Person
Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm (except when there are no performances, then the Box office will close at 6pm).

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Dec 17, 2015:

What a joy
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Posted by : al_geary on Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 03:26 PM
Nottingham
ALADDIN.
Theatre Royal

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 30m: one interval: till 10th Jan.
Performance times: Varies, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 5.30pm, 7.15pm (check with box office). No performance 7th, 14th, 18th and 25th Dec and 1st and 4th Jan.
Audio Described: 2.30pm 12th Dec and 1.30pm 3rd Jan.
Sign Language Interpreted: 1.30pm 10th and 13th Dec and 7.15pm 8th Jan.
Captioned: 2.30pm 2nd Jan.
Review: Alan Geary: 10th December 2015.


An all-round delight.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 03:22 PM
London.
PIAF
by Pam Gems.

Charing Cross Theatre

The Arches, Villiers Street, London WC12N 6NL to 2 January 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed & Thur 2.30pm Sat 3pm.
No performances 25 & 31 December.
Runs 2hr 25 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7930 5868.
www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 12 December.

This Sparrer can sing.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 03:00 PM
London.
NO VILLAIN
by Arthur Miller

The Old Red Lion Theatre

418 St John Street, London EC1V 4NJ to 9 January 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 1 hr 30 mins No interval.

TICKETS; 020 7837 7816.
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 12 December.

A Miller’s tale rediscovered worth finding
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 02:38 PM
London.
THE WASP
by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm.

Trafalgar Studio 2

14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY to 16 January 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thur & Sat 3pm. Mat only on 24 Dec; no performance 25 Dec; no 7.45pm on 31 December.
Runs 1hr 30 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 11 December.

Hell hath no fury in this dazzling thriller
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Posted by : al_geary on Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 03:13 PM
Mansfield.

ALADDIN.
Palace Theatre

Tkts 01623 633133 palacetheatre@mansfield.gov.uk.
Runs: 2hr 30min One interval: till 3 Jan.
Review: Alan Geary: 2 December 2015.

This one deserves to pack them in
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 03:10 PM
Coventry
VAMPOMIME: Nick Walker
Belgrade, B2 Studio

Runs: To 02 01 16 , approx. 1h 15m, no interval

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 11 12 15

Great addition to a good night out with your mates
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 11, 2015 - 02:03 PM
London
THE HAUNTING
by Hugh Janes.
Adapted from the ghost stories of Charles Dickens.

The Jack Studio
Theatre
Brockley Jack, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2JH to 3 January 2016.
Tues- Sat 7.45pm. No performances 13, 14, 20, 23-27 December & 1 January.
Runs 85mins No interval.

TICKETS: www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 10 December.

An old dark house and ghosts – it’s Christmas!
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 11, 2015 - 12:47 PM
London
NUTCRACKER THE MUSICAL
Book & Lyrics by Nancy Holson
Music by Pytor Illych Tchaikovsky.

Pleasance Theatre

Main House, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF to 3 Jan 2016.
Tues-Sun 7.30pm. Mat 12,16,17, 24, 27, 30 Dec & 2 Jan 4pm.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7609 1800
www.pleasance.co.uk
Review: William Russell 9 December.

A cracker that does not go off.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 12:17 AM
London.

MIRROR MIRROR: A Snow White Pantomime
by John Savournin original lyrics & arrangements by David Eaton.

King’s Head theatre 115 Upper Street Islington N1 1QN To 9 January 2016.
Mon–Sun 7 pm.
Adult only performances December 11, 12, 18, 19, 21, 28, 30, 31 Dec,2, 3, 7, 9 Jan 7pm.
Family Mat 12, 13 Dec 3pm.
Mat 19, 21, 28 Dec, January 2, 3, 5, 9 Jan 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7226 8561.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 8 December.

The fairest of them all.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 03:47 PM
London.

F*CKING MEN
by Joe DiPietro.

King’s Head Theatre 115 Upper Street Islington N1 1QN To 9 January 2016.
Tue-Sat 9.30pm. 20 December 4pm & 7pm; 27 December 4pm; 4 Jan 7pm no performance 1 Jan.
Runs 1hr 10min. No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7226 8561.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 8 December.

The boys are back but fewer in the band.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 03:19 PM
London.

JACKSON’S WAY: THE CHRISTMAS TOP-UP SEMINAR
by Will Adamsdale.

Battersea Arts Centre Lavender Hill SW11 5TN To 12 December 2015,
Mon-Sat 8pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7223 2223.
www.bac.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 December.

Maximum show with minimal substance.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, December 08, 2015 - 11:23 AM
London.

RAPUNZEL
book by Jez Bond & Mark Cameron, lyrics & music by Jez Bond.

Park Theatre (Park 200) Clifton Terrace N4 3JP To 2 January 2016.
10am 9, 15, 16 Dec.
1.30pm 8-11, 15-18 (sold out 17 Dec), 22-24, 26, 29-31 Dec, 2 Jan.
3pm 12, 19 Dec.
5.30pm 22-24, 26, 29-31 Dec, 2 Jan.
7pm 10-12, 17-19 Dec.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 7 December.

Let Your Hair Down.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, December 08, 2015 - 11:01 AM
London.

THROUGH THE MILL
by Ray Rackham.

London Theatre Workshop above the Eel Brook Pub 65 New Kings Road SE6 4SG To 19 December 2015.
Tue-Sat 8pm. Mat Sat 3pm & Sun 5pm.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: www.londontheatreworkshop.co.uk
Review: William Russell 4 December.

Lovely material about love for Judy.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, December 08, 2015 - 04:32 AM
Bath.

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY
by Georges Feydeau translated by Kenneth McLeish.

Ustinov Studio Theatre Royal Sawclose BA1 1ET To 19 December 2015.
Mon-Thu 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15min Two intervals.

TICKETS 01225 448844.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 3 December.

Feydeau fun concludes autumn Ustinov farce season.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 07, 2015 - 10:03 AM
London
How To Keep An Alien
By Sonya Kelly,


Soho Upstairs Theatre

21 Dean Street
London W1D 3NE

7.00pm;

Runs: 75 mins no interval. To 19 12 15

TICKETS : 020 7478 0100 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting           
On-line: www.sohotheatre.com

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Dec 4, 2015:

Hilarious,touching and a strong finigh to the year.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 02:12 PM
Mold.

MY PEOPLE
by Caradoc Evans adapted by Steffan Donnelly.

Clwyd Theatr Cymru (Emlyn Williams Theatre) Mold CH7 1YA To 21 November 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 2.45pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 01352 701521.
www.theatrclwyd.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 November.

Visions of hell from a country’s past.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 02:06 PM
London.

LULU – A MURDER BALLAD
words and music by Martyn Jacques based on the plays Earth Spirit and Pandora’s Box by Frank Wedekind.

Linbury Studio Theatre Royal Opera House Bow Street Covent Garden WC2E 9DD To 28 November 2015.
Wed-Fri 7.45pm Sat 6pm performances sold out.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7304 4000.
www.roh.org.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 24 November.

Sensuously horrific if ultimately falling short.
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