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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

Access:
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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.
470 more words
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.
472 more words
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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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 12:50 PM
SWEENEY TODD: Music and Lyrics Stephen Sondheim: Book Hugh Wheeler
WNO
On Tour

Runs approx. 3h, one interval
Information: https://www.wno.org.uk

Reviewed Alexander Ray Edser, 20 11 15, Birmingham Hippodrome

It’s marvellous
417 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 04:09 PM
London.

I’LL TELL ME MA
by Tom O’Brien.

Pentameters Theatre 28 Heath Street NW3 6TE To 28 November.
Tue-Sat 8pm Sun 5pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7435 3648.
www.pentameters.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 November.

Let’s hear it from the Aran sweaters.
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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 08:44 PM
Nottingham/Touring.

AN INSPECTOR CALLS: J B Priestley.

Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 1h 40m: no interval: till 14th November.
Performance times: 7.30pm, matinees 2.00pm Weds and Thurs, and 2.30pm Sat.
Review: Alan Geary: 10th November 2015.


Stephen Daldry’s production continues to dazzle.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 08:41 PM
Birmingham
HOME FIRES BURNING
Home Service, Andy Alsop; Volunteer for Murder, Andrew McCoy; Perversion of Science, Liz John; Without our Consent, Julia Wright; Fading Light, Martin Drury
Mockingbird Theatre@The Custard Factory

Runs till 14 November, one interval

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 11 11 15

Multi-faceted look at WW1 from the Home Front
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 10:59 AM
Manchester.

POMONA
by Alistair McDowall.

Royal Exchange Theatre St Ann’s Square M2 7D To 21 November 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 15 Nov 2.30pm.
Audio-described 21 Nov 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 20 Nov.
Captioned 19 Nov 7.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 12 Nov 730pm.
Runs 1hr 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 0161 833 9833.
www.royalexchange.co.uk/pomona
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 November.

Hell on earth in vibrant drama.
475 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 12:42 AM
London.

MADAME BUTTERFLY RETURNS
libretto by Andrew G Marshall music by Michael Finnissy.

Landor Theatre 70 Landor Road SW9 9PH To 22 November 2015.
Wed-Fri 8pm Sat & Sun 3pm & 6pm.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7737 7276.
www.landortheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 11 November.

The tragic aftermath of a love affair.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 12:21 AM
London.

TIME OF WOMEN
by Nicolai Khalezin and Natalia Kaliada.

Young Vic (The Maria) 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ
Till 14 November 2015.
7pm
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvictheatre.org
Review: Carole Woddis 10 November.

Catch them while you can: this Staging a Revolution Festival’s on till Saturday.
500 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 02:03 PM
Tour.

THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEAD
by Simon Armitage.

Tour to 28 November 2015.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 November at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe.

First-class travel on an imaginative voyage.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 11:04 AM
London.

MEDEA
by Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks after Euripides.

Gate Theatre above The Prince Albert Pub 11 Pembridge Road Notting Hill
W11 3HQ To 28 November 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm (Mondays sold out) Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7229 0706.
www.gatetheatre.co.uk



@gatetheatre
Review: Carole Woddis 9 November.

Children’s hour of growing intensity.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, November 09, 2015 - 12:32 PM
London.

LOVESONG OF THE ELECTRIC BEAR
by Snoo Wilson.

Above the Arts Great Newport Street WC2H 7JB To 21 November 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm; Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7836 8453.
www.artstheatrewestend.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 November.

Dynamic yet surprisingly sympathetic play by a wildly inventive playwright.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, November 09, 2015 - 12:13 PM
London.

THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE
by Frank Marcus.

London Theatre Workshop above The Eel Brook Pub 65 New Kings Road SW6 4SG To 21 November 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: www.londontheatreworkshop.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 8 November.

Play worth reviving, done skilfully as here.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, November 07, 2015 - 12:31 AM
London.

DRY LAND
by Ruby Rae Spiegel.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street London SW1 6S2 To 21 November 2015.
Mon-Sat 8pm. Mat Sat 4pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 November.

School no longer means The Happiest Days of Your Life.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, November 06, 2015 - 11:57 PM
London.

ROTTERDAM
by Jon Brittain.

Theatre 503 above The Latchmere Pub 503 Battersea Park Road SW11 3BW To 21 November 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Sun 5pm.
Runs: 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7978 7040.
www.theatre503.com
Review: Carole Woddis 4 November.

A triumph as sexy as Soho.
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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, November 06, 2015 - 10:17 AM
Nottingham.

THE DUCHESS OF MALFI
by John Webster.

Nottingham Playhouse. Wellington Circus NG1 5AL To 14 November 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat 7 Nov 2.30pm 12 Nov 1.30pm.
Audio-described 7 Nov 2.30pm 11 Nov.
BSL Signed 13 Nov.
Captioned 12 Nov 7.30pm.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 0115 941 9419.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Review: Alan Geary 3 November.

Strong stuff. This deserves to pack them in.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, November 06, 2015 - 10:14 AM
London.

THE HAIRY APE
by Eugene O’Neill.

Old Vic Theatre The Cut SE1 8NB To 21 November 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs: 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7628. (£2.50 transaction fee - does not apply to Supporters of The Old Vic).
www.oldvictheatre.com
Review: Carole Woddis 3 November.

Strong vision, revelatory moments, but sometimes it falters.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 02:15 PM
London.

TOMCAT
by James Rushbrooke.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 21 November 2015.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 November.

An ‘issue’ play certainly, but equally a very human drama.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 12:00 PM
Richmond/Coventry.

THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by Tennessee Williams.

Richmond Theatre 3-7 November.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 0844 871 7651.
www.atgtickets.com/richmond-theatre

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Warwick Arts Centre 10-14 November 2015.
7.45pm.
TICKETS: 024 7652 4524
www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

Runs 2hr 20min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 3 November.

A view from the audience: young audience members near me began by taking notes. Before the interval they were looking at the time on their ‘phones. By the end they were asleep.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 01:36 AM
London.

GIGI
by Anita Loos based on the novel by Colette.

Tabard Theatre 2 Bath Road Chiswick W4 1LW To 21 November 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 2pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8995 6035.
www.tabardweb.co.uk
Review: William Russell 3 November.

Little girls grow up in interesting ways.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, November 03, 2015 - 01:10 PM
Bolton.

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
by Henrik Ibsen adapted by Arthur Miller.

Octagon Theatre Howell Croft South BL1 1SB To 31 October 2015.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 October.

Triumph of a theatrical triumvirate.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, November 03, 2015 - 01:32 AM
London.

XANADU
book by Douglas Carter Beane lyrics & music by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar.

Southwark Playhouse (The Large) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 21 November 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 2 October.

Gorgeous silk purse from sow’s ear
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, November 02, 2015 - 05:17 PM
Manchester.

THE ORESTEIA
by Aeschylus translated and adapted by Ted Hughes.

Home (Theatre 1) 2 Tony Wilson Place M15 4FN To 14 November 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 4 Nov 2pm.
Audio-described 5 Nov (+ Touch Tour 6.30pm).
BSL Signed 13 Nov.
Captioned 11 Nov.
Post-show Discussion 13 Nov.
Runs 1hr 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 0161 200 1500.
www.HOMEmcr.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 31 October.

Classic status with unspoken modern resonance.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, November 02, 2015 - 04:23 PM
Hull/Scarborough.

POLES APART
by John Godber.

Hull Truck Theatre 50 Ferensway HU2 8LB To 14 November.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2pm.
TICKETS: 01482 323638.
www.hulltruck.co.uk

then

Stephen Joseph Theatre (The Round) Westborough YO11 1JW 16-21 November 2015.
Mon-Wed, Fri, Sat 7.30pm; Thu 7pm Mat Thu 1.30pm; Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 01723 370541.
www.sjt.uk.com

Runs 2hr One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 October at New Victoria Theatre Newcastle-under-Lyme.

One idea in search of a drama.
466 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, November 02, 2015 - 01:07 AM
Keswick.

THE 39 STEPS
adapted by Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon based on the novel by John Buchan and the film by Alfred Hitchcock.

Theatre by the Lake Lakeside CA12 5DJ In rep to 4 November 2015.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 017687 74411.
www.theatrebythelake.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 31 October.

Seemingly effortless ingenuity throughout, creating hilarity while respecting the story.
468 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 12:31 PM
London.

THE MODERATE SOPRANO
by David Hare

Hampstead Theatre Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage NW3 3EU To 28 November 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 2.30pm; Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7722 9301.
www.hampsteadtheatre.com
Review: Carole Woddis 29 October.

Straightly-told story of the Opera.
466 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 01:57 PM
London.

FIRST LOVE IS THE REVOLUTION
by Rita Kalnejais.

Soho Theatre 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE To 21 November 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.15pm Mat 31 Oct, 12, 14, 19, 21 Nov 3pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS : 020 7478 0100.
www.sohotheatre.com
Review: Carole Woddis 28 Oct.

Strange, but as a stranger, give it a great big, warm welcome.
480 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 12:53 PM
Chichester.

MRS PAT
by Anton Burge.

Minerva Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 7 November 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat Tue, Thu, Sat 2.45pm.
Audio-described 6 Nov, 7 Nov 2.45pm.
Runs 1hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 October.

A performance to savour and a fascinating glimpse of our theatre a century or so ago.
453 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 11:15 AM
Hornchurch.

DON’T LOOK NOW
adapted by Nell Leyshon from the story by Daphne du Maurier.

Queen’s Theatre Billet Lane RM11 1QT To 14 November 2015.
Tue-Sat 8pm Mat 29 Oct, 7 Nov.
Audio-described 7 Nov 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 11 Nov.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 01708 443333.
www.queens-theatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 October.

Hard-working effort but this story reached its definitive form on film.
486 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 02:49 AM
London.

PIG FARM
by Greg Kotis.

St James Theatre 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 21 November 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 28 October.

If pigs could fly they would fly away fast.
447 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 04:11 PM
Salisbury.

THE MAGNA CARTA PLAYS
by Anders Lustgarten, Rose Sally Woodcock, Howard Brenton, Timberlake Wertenbaker.

Salisbury Playhouse Malthouse Lane SP2 7RA To 7 November 2015.
Mon-Sat 730pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.15pm.
Audio-described (+ Touch Tour) 5 Nov 2.30pm & 7.30pm.
BSL Signed 4 Nov.
Captioned 3 Nov.
Post-show Discussion 3 Nov.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 01722 320333.
www.salisburyplayhouse.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 October.

A multi-faceted, critical celebration.
593 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 12:54 PM
London.

ROOSEVELVIS
by Rachel Chavkin, Libby King, Jake Margolin, Kristen Sieh with Matt Hubbs, Nick Vaughan, Andrew Schneider.

Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Downstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 14 November 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.40pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 14 Nov 2.30pm.
Captioned 11 Nov.
Runs 1`hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS; 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 October.

Rough, wide-angled ride through the land of the allegedly free.
476 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 10:42 AM
London.

PLAYGROUND
by Peter Hamilton.

Old Red Lion 418 St John Street EC1V 4NJ To 7 November 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm (no performance 31 Oct) Mat Sat 3pm, Sun 2pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 412 4307 (booking fee).
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 October.

Crime drama with rewardingly offbeat approach.
455 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 11:53 AM
London.

MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by William Shakespeare.

Young Vic 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 14 November 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 4, 11 Nov 2.30pm.
Audio-described 31 Oct 2.30pm.
Captioned 5 Nov.
Runs 1hr 55min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvic.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 October.

Short Measure is intense and forceful.
490 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 11:10 AM
London.

PLAQUES AND TANGLES
by Nicola Wilson.

Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Upstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 21 November 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 October.

Complex dramatisation showing the impact of a disintegrating mind.
463 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 10:40 AM
London.

BARBARIANS
by Barrie Keeffe.

Former Central St Martin’s School of Art 111 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EB To 7 November 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm (sold out 7 Nov 7.30pm).
Runs 3hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7478 0100.
www.soohotheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 October.

Sexism, racism, youth unemployment – back come the seventies with a powerful visceral grip.
457 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 01:14 AM
London.

SARAI
by Paul Anthony Morris.

Arcola (Studio) 24 Ashwin Street E3 8DL To 7 November 2015.
Mon–Sat 8pm. Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 23 October.

Reach for your copy of the Old Testament.
443 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, October 23, 2015 - 12:01 AM
London.

JOANNE
by Deborah Bruce, Theresa Ikoko, Laura Lomas, Chino Odimba and Ursula Rani Sarma.

Soho Theatre 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE To 31 October 2015.
Tue-Sat 7pm.
Runs: 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS : 020 7478 0100.
On-line: www.sohotheatre.com
Review: Carole Woddis 21 October.

Multiple voices combine to give the big picture.
459 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 02:51 PM
Watford.

COMING UP
by Neil D’Souza.

Watford Palace Theatre 20 Clarendon Road WD17 1JZ To 24 October 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 24 Oct 2.30pm.
Captioned 22 Oct.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.

Tickets: 01923 225671.
www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 October.

Familiar themes given a warmly-developed new local habitation.
464 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 01:15 PM
Chichester.

YOUNG CHEKHOV: The Birth of a Genius
Platonov, Ivanov, The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
in versions by David Hare from literal translations by Helen Rappaport (Platonov; The Seagull) and Alex Wilbraham ((Ivanov).

Chichester Festival Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 14 November 2015.
Platonov 10.30am 31 Oct, 14 Nov.
2.30pm 22 Oct.
7.30pm 24, 27, 29 Oct, 4, 6, 9 Nov

Ivanov
2.30pm 28 Oct.
3pm 31 Oct, 14 Nov 3pm.
7.30pm 23 Oct, 2, 3, 7, 12 Nov.

The Seagull
2.30pm 24 Oct, 4, 7 Nov.
7.30pm 21, 22, 28, 30, 31 Oct, 5, 10, 11, 13, 14 Nov.

Runs: 2hr 45min (Platonov) 2hr 30min (Ivanov, The Seagull) One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 October.

A vast survey of Chekhov and his Russia.
1440 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 11:12 AM
Bristol.

LIVING QUARTERS
by Brian Friel.

Tobacco Factory Theatre Raleigh Road Southville BS3 1TF To 3 October 2015.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 September.

With this play, Bristol leads the way.
456 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, October 19, 2015 - 04:44 PM
Newcastle-under-Lyme.

SEEING THE LIGHTS
by Brendan Murray.

New Victoria Theatre Etruria Road To 3 October 2015.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 October.

Some light, some heat, but not quite at full power.
438 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, October 19, 2015 - 03:35 AM
Bath.

MONSIEUR POPULAR
by Eugène Marin Labiche translated by Jeremy Sams.

Ustinov Studio Theatre Royal Bath Sawclose BA1 1ET To 7 November 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 01225 448844.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 November.

Stylishly perfect and deservedly Popular.
458 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, October 16, 2015 - 04:14 PM
Oxford.

THE TEMPEST
by William Shakespeare.

Oxford Playhouse Beaumont Street OX1 2LW To 24 October 2015.
Tue-Thu; Sat 7.30pm; Fri 8om Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 17 Oct 2.30pm.
Captioned 20 Oct.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 01865 305305.
www.oxfordplayhouse.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 October.

Something rich and strange.
467 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 01:17 AM
Manchester.

LA MÉLANCOLIE DES DRAGONS

HOME 2 Tony Wilson Place M15 4FN To 3 October 2015.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 3 October.

A show as cool as can be.
427 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 02:45 PM
London.

BLACKOUT
by Tim Cook.

Drayton Arms Theatre 153 Old Brompton Road SW5 0LJ To 17 October 2015.
Wed–Sat 8pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7835 2301.
www.thedraytonarmstheatre.co/tickets
Review: William Russell 13 October.

The end of the world has arrived.
337 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 04:35 PM
Sonning.

ROUND AND ROUND THE GARDEN
by Alan Ayckbourn.

The Mill at Sonning Sonning Eye RG4 6TY To 21 November 2015.
Tue-Sat 8.15pm (+ dinner 6.15pm).
Mat Sat & Sun 2.15pm(+lunch 12.15pm).
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0118 969 8000.
www.millatsonning.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 October.

Ayckbourn’s Gardening session still ploughs a comic furrow.
451 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, October 12, 2015 - 11:31 AM
Tour.

BRITANNIA WAVES THE RULES
by Gareth Farr.

Tour to 29 October 2015.
Runs 1hr 25min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 3 October at Swan Street Studio Manchester.

Vivid and urgent drama.
424 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 10:30 AM
London.

HORNIMAN’S CHOICE
The Price of Coal by Harold Brighouse
Night Watches by Allan Monkhouse
The Old Testament and the New by Stanley Houghton
Lonesome Like by Harold Brighouse.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 13 October 2015.
Sun, Mon 7.30pm Tue 2pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 6 October.

Let’s hear it for the tea-lady.
529 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 12:07 AM
Dublin.

THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by Anton Chekov In a version by tgStan.

O’Reilly Theatre Belvedere College Dublin 1 To 10 October 2015.
Runs: 2hr 20min No interval.
Review: Anne O’Leary 8 October.

Wild cherries to be picked in this Orchard.
437 more words
Posted by : al_geary on Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 04:40 PM
Nottingham.

THE RUBENSTEIN KISS
by James Phillips.

Nottingham Playhouse Wellington Circus NG1 5AF To 17 October 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu 1.30pm.
Audio-described 14 Oct.
BSL Signed 16 Oct.
Captioned 15 Oct 7.45pm.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 0115 941 9419.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Review: Alan Geary 6 October 2015.

Based on fact – lengthy, wordy yet absorbing.
460 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 04:33 PM
Birmingham
Birmingham Royal Ballet; Triple Bill
Theme and Variations (George Balanchine), Kin. (Alexander Whitley), Enigma Variations (Frederick Ashton)
Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB)

Runs: 2h, 15m, two intervals
Birmingham Hippodrome: 9 and 10 October 2015
Information: www.brb.org.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 10 10 15

A fascinating snapshot of change.
473 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, October 09, 2015 - 03:57 PM
Manchester.

THE CRUCIBLE
by Arthur Miller.

Royal Exchange Theatre St Ann’s Square M2 7D To 24 October 2015.
Mon-Sat 7pm except 14 Oct 5pm no evening performance 12, 13, 19 Oct Mat Thu, Sat & 14, 18 Oct 2pm.
Audio-described 10 Oct 2pm.
BSL Signed 20 Oct.
Captioned 15 Oct 7pm.
Post-show Discussion 22 Oct 7pm.
Runs 3hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 0161 833 9833.
www.royalexchange.co.uk/crucible
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 October.

Excitingly intelligent production.
548 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, October 09, 2015 - 12:24 PM
Lancaster.

A TENDER THING
by Ben Power.

The Dukes Moor Lane LA1 1QE To 17 October 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Wed & Sat 2pm.
Audio-described 14 Oct 7.30pm.
BSL Signed 15 Oct.
Runs 1hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 01524 598500.
www.dukes-lancaster.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 October.

It starts seeming a quirky idea and ends-up deeply moving.
450 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, October 09, 2015 - 11:40 AM
London..

SLAP
by Alexis Gregory.

Theatre Royal Stratford East Gerry Raffles Square E15 1BN To 10 October 2015.
Fri-Sat 7pm & 9pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8534 0310.
www.stratfordeast.com
Review: William Russell 8 October.

D is for drag, deception, debauchery, and death.
354 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, October 06, 2015 - 07:26 PM
London
LA MUSICA
by Marguerite Duras translated by Barbara Bray.

Young Vic (The Maria) 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 17 October 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed, Sat 2.45pm.
Runs 1hr 5min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvictheatre.org
Review: Carole Woddis 2 October.

Obsessive exploration of love.
498 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, October 04, 2015 - 03:50 PM
London
PROOF
By David Auburn.

Tabard Theatre

2 Bath Road, London W4 1LW to 24 October.
Tues – Sat 7.30pm.
Runs 2hr 5 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8995 6035.
www.admin@ticketing.co.uk
Review: William Russell 3 October.

A well acted rewarding revival that stimulates the mind.
491 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, October 04, 2015 - 03:34 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
HECUBA: Martina Carr
RSC: The Swan

Runs: 1h 55m, no interval, till Saturday 17 10 15
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 27 09 15

Extraordinarily powerful.
406 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, October 02, 2015 - 09:49 PM
London.

FAKE IT ‘TIL YOU MAKE IT
by Bryony Kimmings and Tim Grayburn.

Soho Theatre 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE To 17 October 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.15pm; Mat 3 Oct 2pm run sold out.
Runs: 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7478 0100.
www.sohotheatre.com
Review: Carole Woddis 19 June.

Positively inspirational.
519 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, October 01, 2015 - 05:37 PM
London.

VOLPONE
by Ben Jonson.

Brockley Jack Studio 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 17 October 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.ticketsource.co.uk
Review: William Russell 30 September.

A seventeenth century tale of deceit, greed and corruption which still rings true.
470 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 01:44 PM
Dublin.

THE NIGHT ALIVE
by Conor McPherson.

Gaiety Theatre 53/54 South King Street Dublin 2 To 4 October 2015.
Wed-Sat 7.30 pm Mat 3, 4 October 2.30 pm.
Runs 1hr 45min No interval.

TICKETS: +353 1 677 8899/0818 719300.
www.dublintheatrefestival.com/www.gaietytheatre.ie
Review: Anne O’Leary 29 September.

Finely acted character-based play.
417 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 03:37 PM
Edinburgh.

WAITING FOR GODOT
by Samuel Beckett.

Royal Lyceum Theatre Grindlay Street EH3 9AX To 10 October 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2pm.
Audio-described 1 October (+ Touch Tour 6.15pm), 3 October 2pm (+ Touch Tour 12.45pm).
BSL Signed 7 October 7.30pm.
Captioned 10 October 2pm.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 0131 248 4848.
www.lyceum.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 September.

One of the great Godots.
460 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 08:35 PM
London.

NELL GWYNN
by Jessica Swale.

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT In rep to 17 October 2015.
1pm 4, 11 Oct.
2pm 17 Oct.
7.30pm 3, 10 Oct.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 September.

Laughs galore with Charles’ Protestant whore.
501 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 02:42 PM
Hornchurch.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by Robert Harling.

Queen’s Theatre Billet Lane RM11 1QT To 10 October 2015.
Tue-Sat 8pm Mat 24 Sept, 3 Oct 2.30pm.
Audio-described 3 Oct 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 7 Oct.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 01708 443333.
www.queens-theatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 September.

Fine realistic performances combine with strong ensemble fluency.
449 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, September 25, 2015 - 03:19 PM
Dundee.

THE CHEVIOT, THE STAG AND THE BLACK, BLACK OIL
by John McGrath.

Dundee Rep To 26 September 2015.
Tue-Sat 7/30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described/Captioned 26 Sep 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 25 Sep.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 01382 223530.
www.dundeerep.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 September.

Rallying-cry for the people rings true as ever.
505 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 10:20 AM
London.

BACKSTAGE IN BISCUIT LAND
devised by Jess Thom, Jess Mabel Jones and Matthew Pountney.

Barbican Theatre (Pit) Silk Street EC2Y 8DS To 26 September 2015.
Wed-Sat 7.45pm Mat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 020 7638 8891.
www.barbican.org.uk

then:
Soho Theatre 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE 29 Sep-3 Oct 2015.
Tues-Sat 7pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 020 7478 0100.
www.sohotheatre.com

Runs 1hr No interval.
Review: William Russell 23 September.

A tourette de force.
361 more words
Posted by : al_geary on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 10:53 AM
Nottingham.

HOOD: Mufaro Makubika, James Graham, Tim Elgood, Laura Lomas, Andy Barrett, Brian Mitchell and Joseph Nixon.
Theatre Royal

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 20m: one interval: till 26th September.
Performance times: 7.30pm, (Matinee 2.00pm Weds).
Review: Alan Geary: 18th September 2015.


A tiresomely one-sided piece of agitprop.
464 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 10:45 AM
London.

THE COCKTAIL PARTY
by T S Eliot.

The Print Room at the Coronet 103 Notting Hill Gate W11 3LB To 10 October 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 3642 6606.
www.the-print-room.org
Review: Carole Woddis 18 September.

An important revival, splendid reopening of The Print Room
500 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, September 21, 2015 - 04:36 AM
Richmond.

WHEN WE WERE WOMEN
by Sharman MacDonald.

Orange Tree Theatre 1 Clarence Rod TW9 2SA To 3 October 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 26 Sep 2.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 16 Sep, 24 Sep 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8940 3633.
www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 12 September.

Uncomfortable family drama rescued from the dustbin of dramatic history.

462 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, September 21, 2015 - 02:35 AM
London.

LAND OF HEART’S DESIRE
by W B Yeats.

Pentameters Theatre 28 Heath Street NW3 6TE (entrance in Oriel Place) To 4 October 2015.
Tue-Sat 8pm Sun 5pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7435 3648.
www.pentameters.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 September.

Rare outing for Yeats’ early drama of the spirit world.
443 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 02:11 PM
Chipping Norton.

THE KREUTZER SONATA
by Leo Tolstoy adapted by Nancy Harris.

The Theatre 2 Spring Street OX7 5NL To 26 September 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat 26 Sept 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 01608 642350.
www.chippingnortontheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 September.

Precision direction and performance make for a smooth ride over bumpy emotional territory.
451 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 12:28 AM
Chichester.

SOMEONE WHO’LL WATCH OVER ME
by Frank McGuinness.

Minerva Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 10 October 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat & 24, 30 Sep, 8 Oct 2.45pm.
Audio-described 4 Sep, 5 Sep 2.45pm.
Post-show Discussion 5 Oct.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 September.

If you want to see his play, this production is the one to watch.
459 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 03:42 PM
London.

THE WHITE FEATHER
book by Ross Clarke & Andrew Keates music and lyrics by Ross Clarke.

Union Theatre 204 Union Street SE1 0LX To 17 October 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 18 September.

Good performances, nice tunes but bizarre plot developments.
442 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, September 18, 2015 - 11:11 PM
London.

A GIRL AND A GUN
by Louise Orwin.

Camden People’s Theatre 58-60 Hampstead Road NW1 2PY To 3 October 2015.
24-26, 30September, 2, 3 October 7.30pm.
Runs 1hr.

Tickets: 0207 419 4841.
www.cptheatre.co.uk


@CamdenPT
Review: Carole Woddis 17 September.

Fantastic feminism in Camden.
460 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 01:58 AM
London.

LELA & CO
by Cordelia Lynn.

Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Upstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 3 October 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm (Mons Day seats only; online from 9am; 17 Sep 7.45pm Sold Out).
Captioned 2 Oct.
Post-show Discussion 16 Sep.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 12 September.

Lela4-ever in a startling drama.
478 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, September 07, 2015 - 11:49 AM
London.

THE LATE HENRY MOSS
by Sam Shepard.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 26 September 2015.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 September.

Who did what? Never mind; enjoy the dilapidated territory of this landscape.
469 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, September 07, 2015 - 10:26 AM
London.

THE ORESTEIA
by Aeschylus adapted by Rory Mullarkey.

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT In rep to 16 October 2015.
Runs 3hr 5min Two intervals.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 3 September.

Hardly home from home.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, September 04, 2015 - 11:41 AM
London.

THIS HEAVEN
by Nakkiah Lui.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 15 September 2015.
Sun, Mon 7.30pm Sat & Tue 2pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 31 August. November.

Uneven but finally forceful.
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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, September 03, 2015 - 12:44 AM
Nottingham.

TALKING HEADS
by Alan Bennett.

Theatre Royal Theatre Square NG1 5ND T0 5 September 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed, Thu 2pm Sat 2.30pm).
Runs: 2hr 25min Two intervals.

TICKETS: 0115 989 5555 .
www.trch.co.uk.
Review: Alan Geary 1 September.

Commonplace streets shown to be places of heroism, comedy and tragedy.
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Posted by : al_geary on Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 12:03 AM
Nottingham.

STAGE STRUCK
by Simon Gray.

Theatre Royal Theatre Square NG1 5ND
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.
Review: Alan Geary: 24th August 2015.

An excellent finale to Nottingham’s Thriller Season.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, August 31, 2015 - 04:18 PM
London.

MY EYES WENT DARK
by Matthew Wilkinson.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 19 September 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 September.

Impressive but near-impenetrable at first sight.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 10:35 AM
London.

LADY ANNA: ALL AT SEA
by Craig Baxter inspired by Anthony Trollope.

Park Theatre (Park 200) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park N4 3JP To 19 September 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS:020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 August.

Lively novel adaptation and insight into the author’s way of working.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 11:43 PM
Edinburgh.

PAUL BRIGHT’S CONFESSIONS OF A JUSTIIFIED SINNER
by Pamela Carter.

Queen’s Hall Clerk Street To 22 August 2015.
Runs 1hr 55min No interval.

Proving James Hogg and Paul Bright were really made for each other.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 11:30 AM
Oxford.

ALICE
by Kate Kerrow.

The Gardens St Hugh’s College St Margaret’s Road OX2 6LE To 13 September 2015.
10am 7, 8, 11 Sep.
12pm 13 Sep.
2.30pm 29 Aug-1 Sep, 5, 12 Sep.
5pm 29 Aug-1 Sep, 5, 6, 12 Sep.
7pm 3, 4, 7, 8, 11 Sep.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 01865 766266.
www.creationtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 August.

A purposful Alice in grounds that might have been made for it.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:40 AM
Hornchurch.

ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN
by Bob Eaton.

Queen’s Theatre Billet Lane RM11 1QT To 12 September.

Tue-Sat 8pm Mat 5 Sept 2.30pm.
Audio-described 5 Sept 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 9 Sept.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 01708 443333.
www.queens-theatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 August.

Energetic musical celebration of hamlet, voice of youth and its music.
476 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, August 28, 2015 - 10:37 AM
London.

YOU WON’T SUCCEED ON BROADWAY IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANY JEWS
developed & directed by Daniel Donskay & Michaela Stern.

St James Theatre 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 5 September 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 27 August.

Lots of razzle, dazzle but same old songs from the shows.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 03:47 PM
Edinburgh.

64 SQUARES
by Christopher Harrisson. devised by Rhum and Clay with Charlotte Dubery, Sacha Plaige, Jess Mabel Jones adapted from The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig.

Underbelly (Big Belly) Cowgate To 30 August 2015.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 August.

Continually inventive and intriguing exploration of identity.
440 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 01:21 PM
London.

THE MEDIUM and THE WANTON SUBLIME
by Peter Maxwell Davies libretto by Anna Rabinowitz music by Tarik O’Regan.

Arcola Theatre (Arcola 2) 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 29 August.
8pm.
Runs 1hr 35min One interval.
TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 August.

The mad and the sad are far from bad in a splendid performance of two inventive scores.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 05:09 PM
Sonning.

LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE
by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron based on the book by Ilene Beckerman.

The Mill at Sonning Sonning Eye RG4 6TY To 26 September 2015.
Tue-Sat 8.15pm (dinner 6.30pm) Mat Sat Sun 27 Aug, 3, 10 17 Sep (lunch 12.30pm).
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 0118 969 8000.
www.millatsonning.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 August.

US clothes show wears well.
460 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 03:19 PM
York.

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN
by E Nesbit adapted by Mike Kenny.

Signal Box Theatre @ National Railway Museum Leeman Road YO26 4XJ To 5 September 2015.
Tue-Sat 2pm & 7pm.
Audio-described 29 Aug 2pm & 7pm.
BSL Signed 27 Aug 7pm.
Captioned 29 Aug 2pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 01904 623568
www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 August.

First-class Yorkshire theatre.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 12:15 PM
London.

TAMBURLAINE THE GREAT
by Christopher Marlowe adapted by Ricky Dukes & Gavin Harrington-Odera.

Tristan Bates Theatre 1A Tower Street WC2H 9NP To 12 September 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7240 6283.
www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 25 August.

A crowning achievement.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 12:03 PM
London.

THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD
by J M Synge.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 29 August 2015.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 August.

Tall tales in a small space are lively but latterly need room to breathe.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 11:02 AM
Scarborough.

NEVILLE’S ISLAND
by Tim Firth.

Stephen Joseph Theatre (The Round) Westborough YO11 1JW To 27 August 2015.
Tue-Thu 7.30pm Mat Thu 1.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 01723 370541.
www.sjt.uk.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 July.

Water-bound comedy rubs salt in the wounds in another Scarborough homecoming.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 10:42 AM
London.

HENRY V
by William Shakespeare.

Temple Church Middle Temple EC4Y 9AT To 5 September 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 25min.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.ticketsource.co.uk
Review: William Russell 24 August.

Oh What a Lovely Agincourt!
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 12:50 PM
London.

LEONCE AND LENA
by George Buchner adaped by Corinna Duemier.

Brockley Jack Studio 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 29 August 2015.
Tues-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 20 August.

Curiouser and curiouser, and well worth catching.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 12:29 PM
London
CAPTAIN SHOW-OFF & WOMEN OF TROY to 30 August.
CAPTAIN SHOW-OFF
by Phil Willmott after Plautus.
WOMEN OF TROY
by Lisa Kuma from the Trojan War plays by Euripides.

The Scoop

Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2DB to 30 August 2015.
Wed-Sun 6pm and 8pm.
Runs 1hr 15 mins no interval & 2hr 20 mins One interval/

TICKETS: This is a free event.
Information: www.morelondon.com

Review: William Russell 19 August.

Rain stopped play – sadly.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 11:44 AM
London
OUR HOUSE
Music & lyrics by Madness.
Book by Tim Firth.

The Union Theatre

204 Union Street, London SE1 0LX to 12 September 2015.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876
www.ticketsource.co.uk/uniontheatre (fees apply).
Review: William Russell 21 August.

Dancing up a storm
424 more words
Posted by : al_geary on Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 11:17 AM
Nottingham

SUDDENLY AT HOME: Francis Durbridge.
Theatre Royal

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 3h 10m: one interval: till 22nd August.
Performance times: 7.30pm weekdays, (matinee 2.00pm Weds). 5pm and 8pm Sat).
Review: Alan Geary: 17th August 2015.


Will thorough-going rotter get away with it? Excellent.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, August 17, 2015 - 04:27 PM
London.

WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE
by Steven Hevey.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 18 August 2015.
Sun-Mon 7.30pm Tue 2pm.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finbooroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fee by ’phone or online).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 August.

Fun turns to fury in London property market comedy/drama.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, August 17, 2015 - 01:19 PM
Keswick.

SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER and MR PARADISE
by Tennessee Williams.

Theatre by the Lake Lakeside CA12 5DJ In rep to 4 November 2015.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 017687 74411.
www.theatrebythelake.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 8 August.

Tense, finely performed revival of an intimate, claustrophobic play.
470 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 02:29 PM
Keswick.

ENLIGHTENMENT
by Shelagh Stephenson.

Theatre by the Lake Lakeside CA12 5DJ In rep to 7 November 2015.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 017687 74411.
www.theatrebythelake.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 August.

New life for play in revival especially strong at the centre.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 12:52 PM
London.

OPERATION CRUCIBLE
by Kieran Knowles.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 22 August 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finbooroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fee by ’phone or online).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 August.

Essential theatre: script, direction, acting all superb with no frills or distractions.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 11:47 AM
Chichester.

FOR SERVICES RENDERED
by W Somerset Maugham.

Minerva Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 5 September 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat & 20, 26, Aug, 3 Sep 2.45pm.
Audio-described 4 Sep, 5 Sep 2.45pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 August.

Clear and detailed revival of a forceful drama.
490 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 01:32 AM
Keswick.

THE LADY OF THE LAKE
by Benjamin Askew.

Theatre by the Lake Lakeside CA12 5DJ In rep to 6 November 2015.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 017687 74411.
www.theatrebythelake.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 August.

Local history, but not as we know it.
455 more words
Posted by : al_geary on Friday, August 14, 2015 - 01:31 AM
Nottingham.

NIGHT MUST FALL
by Emlyn Williams.

Theatre Royal Theatre Square NG1 5ND To 15 August 2015.
Mon-Fri 7.30pm Sat 5pm and 8pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0115 989 5555
www.trch.co.uk
Review: Alan Geary 10 August.

Thriller Season or no Thriller Season, an excellent production of an excellent play.
458 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 12:29 PM
Keswick.

FALLEN ANGELS
by Noel Coward.

Theatre by the Lake Lakeside CA12 5DJ In rep to 7 November 2015.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 017687 74411.
www.theatrebythelake.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 August.

A production that rises to the occasion.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 11:06 AM
London.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM - IN NEW ORLEANS
by William Shakespeare.

Upstairs at the Arts Great Newport Street WC2A 7JB To 29 August 2015.
Tue-Sun 7.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7836 8463.
www.artstheatrewestend.co.uk
Review: William Russell 12 August.

Into the Woods – again.
454 more words
Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 10:35 AM
Nottingham.
JEKYLL AND HYDE: Adapted Nicholas Briggs.
Theatre Royal

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 1h 50m: one interval: till 8th August.
Performance times: 7.30pm weekdays, 5pm and 8pm Saturday (Matinee 2.00pm Weds).
Review: Alan Geary: 3rd August 2015.


Read all abaht it! ’Orrible murder. Nottingham’s annual Thriller Season is back!


449 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 10:24 AM
Keswick.

ABIGAIL’S PARTY
by Mike Leigh.

Theatre by the Lake Lakeside CA12 5DJ In rep to 6 November 2015.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 017687 74411.
www.theatrebythelake.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 August.

Thoughtful revival of Beaujolais Nouveaux riches comedy.
437 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 05:51 PM
London.

GRAND HOTEL
book by Luther Davis music & Lyrics by George Forrest & Robert Wright additional music & lyrics by Maury Yeston based on the novel by Vicki Baum.

Southwark Playhouse (The Large) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BO To 5 September 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 030 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 7 August.

It’s a Grand night out, all things considered.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 05:19 PM
London.

F*CKING MEN
by Joe DiPietro.

King’s Head Theatre 115 Upper Street Islington N1 1QN To 30 August 2015.

Tues-Sun 7pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7193 7845.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 8 August.

Ignore the title, enjoy the play.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 07, 2015 - 11:40 AM
London.
A NAUGHTY NIGHT WITH NOEL COWARD
We Were Dancing & The Better Half
by Noel Coward.

The Old Red Lion

Theatre, 418 St John Street, London EC1V 4 NJ to 24 August 2015.
Tues –Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 2pm & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 084 412 4307.
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 6 August.

Tonight at 7.30 – for a change.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 12:51 PM
Birmingham
DOGFIGHT: Ben Pacek and Justin Paul, from the film by Nancy Savoca
Old Joint Stock Theatre

Runs: 2h 20m, one interval, to 16 August
Information: oldjointstock.co.uk/
Tel: 0121 200 1892

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 05 08 15

Energy and commitment carry the show
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 10:06 AM
London
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PINOCCHIO
by Daniel Winder
inspired by the book by Carlo Collodi.

St Paul’s Church Bedford Street Covent Garden WC2E 9ED To 29 August 2015.
Mon–Sat 7pm.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: www.iristheatre.com
Review: William Russell 3 August.

A practically perfect puppet show and Heath Robinson lives.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 12:46 PM
Oxford.

TWELFTH NIGHT
by William Shakespeare.

Wadham College Gardens Parks Road OX1 3PN To 15 August 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm no performance 10 Aug Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 01865 305305
www.ticketsoxford.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 July.

Twelfth Night as they like it.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 11:18 AM
London,

TOMMY
book, music & lyrics by Pete Townshend.

Greenwich Theatre Crooms Hill SE10 8ES To 23 August 2015.
Tue–Sun 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8858 7755.
www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk
Review: William Russell 31 July.

Very strong production may not be to everyone’s taste.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 10:30 AM
London.

MEADOW
by Greta Clough.

Little Angel Theatre 14 Dagmar Passage N1 2DN To 2 August.
11am & 2pm.
Baby Friendly 11am Sun.
Runs 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7226 1787.
www.littleangeltheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 31 July.

Doing what comes naturally, and doing it beautifully.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, July 31, 2015 - 11:52 AM
Oxford.

AS YOU LIKE IT
by William Shakespeare.

Lady Margaret Hall Fyfield Road OX2 6QA To 12 September 2015.
7.30pm 31 July, 1. 3, 4, 6-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-28, 31 Aug,
7pm 1-3, 8-12 Sept.
Mat 2.30pm 1, 15 Apr, 9, 12 Sept.
Runs 2hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 01865 766266.
www.creationtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 July.

An inventive visit to Arden.
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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 04:54 PM
Nottingham/Touring.

EAST IS EAST: Ayub Khan Din.
Theatre Royal

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Touring Information: Jamie Lloyd Productions.
Runs: 2h 0m: one interval: till 1st August.
Performance times: 7.30pm, (Matinees 2.00pm Weds and 2.30pm Sat).
Review: Alan Geary: 27th July 2015.


A highly entertaining but no-nonsense look at problems affecting real people today.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 04:50 PM
London.
JEKYLL & HYDE
By Jonathan Holloway from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Platform Theatre

Central St Martin’s, 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AA.
Tues – Sat 8pm.
Runs 1hr 35 mins. No interval. To 08 08 15

TICKETS: www.jekyllhyde.net
www.platform-theatre.com

Review: William Russell 29 July.

RLS reinvented but not improved upon.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 02:11 AM
London.

THE SPITFIRE GRILL
lyrics and book by Fred Alley music and book by James Valco.

Union Theatre 204 Union Street SE1 0LX To 15 August 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.ticketsource.co.uk/uniontheatre
Review: William Russell 25 July.

Great score, fine cast, shame about the book.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 10:34 AM
London.

THE AM-A-ZING THING
by Liz and Daniel Lempen.

Little Angel Theatre 14 Dagmar Passage N1 2DN To 19 July 2015.
Runs 1hr No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 July.

Finely-told tales that tell their own story.
416 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 02:07 PM
<London.

SILENT
by Pat Kinevane.

Soho Theatre Upstairs 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE To 25 July 2015.
Tue-Sat 8.30pm.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7478 0100.
www.sohotheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 July.

Perfect fit of script and performer.
415 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 11:03 AM
London.

BLIND
by The Paper Birds and Grace Savage.

Soho Theatre (Upstairs) 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE To 25 July 2015.
Tue-Sat 7pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7478 0100.
www.sohotheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 July.

Less than helpful title for energetic, enjoyable show.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 12:40 AM
London.

FICTION
by Glen Neath.

bac Lavender Hill To 17 July 2015.
Runs 1hr No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 July.

Well-engineered drama in the dark.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, July 20, 2015 - 09:01 PM
London.

LITTLE MALCOLM AND HIS STRUGGLE AGAINST THE EUNUCHS
by David Halliwell.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 1 August 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 July.

Little Malcolm makes a forceful if ambiguous impact.
447 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, July 20, 2015 - 05:57 PM
London

NOONDAY DEMONS
by Peter Barnes.

King’s Head Theatre 115 Upper Street N1 1QN To 1 August 2015.
Tue-Sat 7pm Mat Sun & 1 Aug. 2pm.
Runs 1hr 25min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7193 7846.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 July.

Unlikely, unusual, unfashionable but valuably unique drama capably unearthed.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 01:24 PM
London.

LITTLE FRANKENSTEIN
by Liz and Daniel Lempen.

Little Angel Theatre 14 Dagmar Passage N1 2DN 18 July 2015.
2pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7226 1787.
www.littleangeltheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 July.

Interesting ingredients could benefit from more narrative clarity.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 09:08 AM
London.

AS IS
by William M Hoffman.

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2) 14 Whitehall SW1A 2DY To 1 August 2015.
Mon–Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 25min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com/trafalgarstudios
Review: William Russell 15 July.

Raging - and laughing - at the dying of the light.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 12:00 AM
London.

THE HOUSE OF MIRRORS & HEARTS
book by Eamonn O’Dwyer and Rob Gilbert music and lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer,

Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street London E8 3DL To 1 August 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 13 July.

Through the looking glass where all is not as it seems.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 12:07 PM
Newcastle-under-Lyme.

THE THRONE and LARKSONG
by Frazer Flintham by Chris Bush.

New Vic Theatre Etruria Road Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 0JG In rep to 25 July 2015.
7.30pm 11, 14, 15, 18, 20-22, 25 July; Mat 11 July 2.15pm.
Audio-described 11 Jul 2.15pm.
Captioned 21 Jul.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

Intriguing variety in new plays for old treasure..
528 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 10:02 AM
Glasgow.

CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU
by David Ireland.

Tron Theatre 63 Trongate G1 5HB To 25 July 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm.
Audio-described/BSL Signed 22 Jul.
Captioned 23 Jul.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 0141 552 4267.
www.tron.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 July.

Comic portrayal of one man with female family and lovers in Belfast.
448 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 02:32 AM
Manchester.

THE SKRIKER
by Caryl Churchill.

Royal Exchange Theatre St Ann’s Square M2 7DH To 1 August 2015.
Mon-Fri 7.30pm no performance 13 July) Sat 8pm Mat 12, 13 July 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 55min No interval.

TICKETS: 0161 833 9833.
www.royalexchange.co.uk/bookonline
Review: Timothy Ramsden 6 July.

Frightening.
511 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 09:54 AM
London.

THE DREAMERS
words and music by James Beeny & Gina George.

St James Theatre 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 11 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 2 June.

The nightmare that was Gallipoli.
475 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 05:01 PM
Newcastle-under-Lyme.

UNEARTHED/ THE GIFT
by Theresa Heskins by Jemma Kennedy.

New Vic Theatre Etruria Road Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 0JG In rep to 25 July 2015.
7.30pm 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 July Mat 18, 25 July 2.15pm.
Audio-described 25 Jul 2.15pm.
Captioned 16 Jul.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

Dramatic value in buried treasure.
561 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 04:07 PM
London.

LAMPEDUSA
by Anders Lustgarten.

Soho Theatre 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE To 25 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.15pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7478 0100.
www.sohotheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 June.

Unsentimental rays of light in a dark world vividly evoked.
442 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 12:41 PM
London.

ALPHA BETA
by Ted Whitehead.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 18 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat, Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fee by ’phone or online).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 June.

Portrait of a deadly marriage intriguingly viewed a generation or two on.

450 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 10:10 AM
London.

TWELFTH NIGHT
by William Shakespeare.

St Paul’s Church Covent Garden Bedford Street WC2E 9ED To 24 July 2015.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: www.iristheatre.com
Review: William Russell 30 June.

Everything in the garden’s lovely.
397 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 10:09 AM
London.

MADAME X
by Simon James Collier.

Brockley Jack Studio 416 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 11 July 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 25 June.

Glorious melodramatic hokum lacking only Lana Turner.
460 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, June 29, 2015 - 09:15 AM
London.

A THIRD
by Laura Jacqmin.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 14 July 2015.
Sun-Mon 7.30pm Tue 2pm.
Runs 1hr 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fee by ’phone or online).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 June.

It’s all neatly played at very close quarters, but the characters never become more than figures in a modern sexual landscape.
462 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 10:50 AM
London.

THE SEAGULL
by Anton Chekhov new version by Torben Betts from a literal translation by Helen Rappaport.

Open Air Theatre Inner Circle Regent’s Park NW1 4NU To 18 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.15pm.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 826 4242.
www.openairtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 June.

a season in the country like a night out on the town.
496 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 01:43 AM
Liverpool.

THE HUDSUCKER PROXY
based on the Warner Brothers film by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen and Sam Raimi adapted by Simon Dormandy.

Liverpool Playhouse Williamson Square L1 1EL To 27 June 2015.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 June.

Time-stopping, heart-warming it should fall flat but flies in the face of expectation.
478 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 07:35 AM
Watford.

CARE

Palace Theatre 20 Clarendon Road WD17 1JZ To 28 June.
2pm 28 Jun.
3pm 25 Jun.
5pm 28 Jun.
7pm 26, 27 Jun.
7.30pm 25 Jun.
9pm 26 Jun.
10pm 27 Jun.
Runs 1hr 5min No interval.

TICKETS: 01923 225671.
www.watordpalacetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 June.

Every apologist for privatisation of medical services should be confronted with this, and all NHS staff should be invited to see it as evidence of how strongly their work is valued and advocated.
455 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 01:01 PM
London.

LUNA GALE
by Rebecca Gilman.

Hampstead Theatre Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage NW3 3EU To 18 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 2.30pm Sat 3pm.
Audio-described 17 July.
Captioned 14 July (+ transcribed post-show discussion).
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7722 9301.
www.hampsteadtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 June.

Complex elements skilfully structured through drama that holds attention.
471 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 12:13 PM
Chichester.

EDUCATING RITA
by Willy Russell.

Minerva Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 25 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat & 1, 9, 15, 22 July 2.45pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 June.

Hymn to education and a vivacious woman who never wears the same dress twice but always sparkles.
452 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 02:18 PM
London.

KRAPP’S LAST TAPE
by Samuel Beckett.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8D To 21 June 2015.
Runs No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden.

Script lost within swathes of production.
424 more words
Posted by : Jan_Pick on Monday, June 22, 2015 - 10:08 AM
Birmingham
At Ease, by Rod Dungate
Old Joint Stock Pub and Theatre

Tkts: 0121 200 0946 / oldjointstocktheatre@fullers.co.uk
Runtime: 2h: one interval: 17 – 20 June 2015
Review: Jan Pick 20 June.
20/06/15

A search for meaning.
485 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 01:54 PM
London/Tour.

JUDY –THE SONG BOOK OF JUDY GARLAND.

Tour to 11 July 2015.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.
Review: William Russell 16 June at New Wimbledon Theatre.

A treat mainly for Judy’s fans.
467 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 09:06 AM
London.

BEOWULF.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT 24 May 2015.
Runs 1hr 30min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden

A rare and celebratory occasion.
399 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 01:35 AM
London.

CHEF
by Sabrina Mahfouz.

Soho Theatre 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE To 4 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs: 50min No interval.

TICKETS : 020 7478 0100.
www.sohotheatre.com
Review: Carole Woddis 19 June.

Dramatic heat and enlightenment.
461 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 11:32 PM
London.

hang
by debbie tucker green

Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Upstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 18 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm .
Audio-described 11 July 2.30pm
Captioned 15 July.
Runs: 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 17 June.

Quite brilliant match of dramatic form to substance.
477 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 11:30 PM
London.

VIOLENCE & SON
by Gary Owen.

Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Upstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 11 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Captioned 7 Jul.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 June.

Gripping, if finally contrived, domestic drama.
451 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 03:26 PM
London.

UNTIL YOU HEAR THAT BELL
by Sean Mahoney.

BAC (Members’ Library) Lavender HILL SW11 5TN To 27 June 2015.
Wed-Sat 7.15pm.
Runs 1hr 5min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7223 2223.
www.bac.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 June.

Pacy account pulls no punches.
419 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 10:59 AM
London.

IMAGE OF AN UNKNOWN YOUNG WOMAN
by Elinor Cook

Gate Theatre above The Prince Albert Pub 11 Pembridge Road Notting Hill W11 3HQ To 27 June.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Captioned 25 Jun.
Runs: 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7229 0706.
www.gatetheatre.co.uk


@gatetheatre
Review: Carole Woddis 16 June.

Magnificent montage of image and realities.
470 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 12:12 PM
Chichester.

A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS
book by Jeremy Sams and Robert Hudson based on the novel by P G Wodehouse and the play by P G Wodehouse and Ian Hay music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin.

Chichester Festival Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 27 June 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 17, 25 Jun 2.30pm.
Audio-described 19 Jun, 20 Jun 2.30pm.
Captioned 27 Jun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 June.

Frivolous fun above and below stairs.
587 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, June 15, 2015 - 09:28 AM
London.

ALL THAT FALL
by Samuel Beckett.

Barbican Theatre (The Pit) Silk Street EC2Y 8D To 21 June 2015.
11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm 20, 21 Jun.
4.30pm 19 Jun.
5.30pm 16-18 Jun.
6.30pm 19-21 Jun.
7.30pm 16-18 Jun (sold out).
9.30pm 16-21 Jun.
18 Jun all sold out.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7638 8891.
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 June.

An act of darkness which deserves to be seen.
496 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 11:54 AM
Bath.

THE MOTHER
by Florian Zeller translated by Christopher Hampton.

Ustinov Studio Theatre Royal Sawclose BA1 1ET To 20 June 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 01225 448844.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 12 June.

Keeping it in the family: triumphs with trauma.
448 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 03:03 AM
London.

ORESTEIA
by Aeschylus new version Robert Icke from Aeschylus

Almeida Theatre Almeida Street Islington N1 1TA To18 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7pm Mat Sat 1pm; Wed June 24, July 8, 1pm
Audio described 27 June 1pm (+ Touch Tour 11.15am), 10 July 7pm (+ Touch Tour 5.30pm).
Captioned 3 July 7pm.
Runs: 3hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7359 4404.
www.almeida.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 11 June.

Brave blending of the topical and the perennial.
513 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 02:02 AM
London.

TOLD LOOK YOUNGER
by Stephen Wyatt.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1 6ST To 4 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

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

Three gay men and a waiter – a dinner table comedy.
442 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, June 12, 2015 - 12:14 PM
Glasgow.

INTO THAT DARKNESS
by Gitta Sereny adapted by Robert David MacDonald.

Citizens’ Theatre 119 Gorbals Street G5 9DS To 30 May 2015.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 May.

A small piece writ large is a valuable reminder.
439 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, June 12, 2015 - 10:44 AM
London.

TEDDY
by Tristram Bernays music by Dougal Irvine..

Southwark Playhouse (The Large) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 27 June 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 40min (+ 15min pre-show music No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 May.

Fires on every cylinder.
476 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, June 12, 2015 - 04:27 AM
Richmond.

BUCKETS
by Adam Barnard.

Orange Tree Theatre 1 Clarence Street TW9 2SA To 27 June 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Tue & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 16 Jun 7.30pm, 20 Jun 2.30pm.
Post-show Talk 18 Jun.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8940 3633.
www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 June.

Around life’s dilemmas in eighty minutes.
485 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 02:42 PM
Northampton/Liverpool.

THE HOOK
by Arthur Miller adapted by Ron Hutchinson.

Royal & Derngate (Royal auditorium) Guildhall Road NN1 1DP To 27 June.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 24 Jun, 25 Jun 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 25 Jun 7.45pm.
Captioned 23 Jun.
TICKETS: 01604 624811.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk

then Everyman Theatre 9-11 Hope Street L1 9BH 1-25 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm except 8, 22 Jul 5.30pm Mat Sat 2pm 15 Jul 1.30pm.
Audio-described 23 Jul.
Captioned 25 Jul 2pm.
TICKETS: 0151 709 4776.
www.everymanplayhouse.com

Runs 2hr.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 10 June.

Visceral grip of human nature.
565 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 01:15 PM
Scotland.

YER GRANNY
by Douglas Maxwell based on La Nona by Roberto CCossa.

Tour to 4 July 2015.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 May at King’s Theatre Glasgow.

Every home shouldn’t have one, but she’s the sauce of joy in a theatre.
450 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 04:02 PM
London.

THE QUEEN OF SPADES
music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky libretto by Pyotr Ilyich and Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky translated by Neil Bartlett and Martin Pickard; based on a story by Alexander Pushkin.

London Coliseum St Martin’s Lane In rep to 2 July 2015.
7pm 9, 11, 17, 19, 23, 25, 30 June, 2 July.
Runs 3hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7845 9300.
www.eno.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 May.

ENO deals a strong musical hand.
551 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 08:58 AM
Newcastle-under-Lyme.

KING LEAR
by William Shakespeare.

New Vic Theatre Etruria Road Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 0JG To 13 June 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

A human-scale Lear that has reached many parts.
462 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - 10:25 AM
Manchester.

THE GHOST TRAIN
by Arnold Ridley.

Royal Exchange Theatre St Ann’s Square M2 7DH To 20 June 2015.
Mon-Fri 7.30pm (except 9 Jun) Sat 8pm Mat Wed, Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 13 Jun 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 18 Jun.
Captioned 11 Jun.
Relaxed Performance 9 Jun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 0161 833 9833.
www.royalexchange.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 June.

Staging ingenuity leaves the plot to look after itself.
489 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 07, 2015 - 10:42 AM
London.

WAITING FOR GODOT
by Samuel Beckett.

Barbican Theatre Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8D To 13 June 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 10 Jun 7.45pm.
Captioned 11 Jun.
Runs 3hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7638 8891.
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden.

A long Waiting - but well worth it.
475 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 07, 2015 - 09:31 AM
London.

DUNCTON WOOD
book by James Peries lyrics and music by Mark Carroll based on the novel by William Horwood.

Union Theatre 204 Union Street SE1 0LX To 20 June 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30 pm Mat Sat, Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 6 June.

The Mole the Merrier – a fantastic musical.
482 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 07, 2015 - 08:37 AM
London.

LESSNESS
by Samuel Beckett.

Barbican (Frobisher Theatre 2) Silk Street EC2Y 8D To 8 June 2015.
7 June 4.30pm & 7.30pm.
8 June 6.30pm.
Runs 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7638 8891.
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 6 June.

Brief, bleak and beautiful.
452 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 03:45 PM
Manchester.

THE FUNFAIR
by Simon Stephens based on Kasimir and Karoline by Ödön von Horváth.

HOME (Theatre 1) 2 Tony Wilson Place First Street M15 4FN To 13 June 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0161 200 1500.
www.HOMEmcr.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 May.

Funfairs are rarely less fun as this one drives Home from thirties Germany.
530 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, May 29, 2015 - 09:10 AM
London.

KAFKA ON THE SHORE
based on works by Haruki Murakami adapted by Frank Galati translated by Shunsuke Hiratsuka.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8D To 30 May 2015.
Thu-Sat 7.15pm.
Runs 3hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7638 8891 (sold out).
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsdenj 28 April.

Grand simplicity encasing dreamlike lives.
528 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, May 29, 2015 - 08:32 AM
London.

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk SE1 9DT In rep to 7 June 2015.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 May.

A great Globe production.
503 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 10:56 AM
Midlands.

OYSTERS
by Ivan Cutting.

Tour to 6 June 2015.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 May at Blackthorpe Barn Rougham.

Fascinating scenes don’t cohere all together.
424 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 02:37 AM
London.

THE ONE DAY OF THE YEAR
by Alan Seymour.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 13 June 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat, Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fee by ’phone or online).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 May.

Post-war generation divide, Australian style, revived with understanding.
457 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 01:43 PM
Chichester.

THE REHEARSAL
by Jean Anouilh translated by Jeremy Sams.

Minerva Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 6 June 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat & 27 May, 4 June 2.45pm.
Audio-described 5 Jun, 6 Jun 2.45pm.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 May.

Beautiful theatre, fine set, exemplary performances in a perceptive production bring this play to life.
474 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 25, 2015 - 03:50 PM
London.

THE PAPER DOLLS
based on the book by Julia Donaldson illustrated by Rebecca Cobb.

Little Angel Theatre 24 Dagmar Passage N1 2DW To 28 June 2015.
Runs 45min No interval.

TICKET: 020 7226 1787.
www.littleangeltheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 May.

Sight, sound and story richly combined.
432 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 08:50 PM
London.
MCQUEEN
by James Phillips.

St James Theatre 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 27 June 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 21 May 2015.

Mystery unfolds with plenty of stylish swagger.
494 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 11:31 AM
London.

HAMLET
by William Shakespeare translated by Shoichiro Kawai.

Barbican Theatre To 24 May 2015.
Sat 7.15pm Mat Sat, Sun 2pm.
Runs 3hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: www.barbican.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 May.

A thing of brilliant shreds and patches of surprising quiet.
544 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 09:46 PM
Tour.
THE SIEGE
by Nabil Al-Raee.

Tour to 20 June 2015.
Runs: 1hr 30min No interval.
Review: Carole Woddis 20 May at Battersea Arts Centre.

Theatre that pulls no punches.
452 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 12:57 PM
London.

KLIPPIES
by Jessica Siân .

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 6 June 2015.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 May.

Superb acting in a splendid production - and a play that deserves both.
485 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 10:51 AM
London.

A NEW PLAY FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION
by Chris New.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 12 May 2015.
Sun-Mon 7.30pm Tue 2pm.
Runs 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finbooroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fee by ’phone or online).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 May.

Tedious and brief.
447 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 04:47 AM
London.

THE TINKERS’ WEDDING and IN THE SHADOW OF THE GLEN
by J M Synge.

Pentameters Theatre 28 Heath Street NW3 6TE (entrance in Oriel Place) To 24 May 2015.
Tue-Sat 8pm Sun 5pm.
Runs 1hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7435 3648.
www.pentameters.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 10 May.

Comedies give life to lives sidelined in old rural Ireland.
468 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 11, 2015 - 01:00 PM
Chichester.

WAY UPSTREAM
by Alan Ayckbourn

Chichester Festival Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 16 May 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Captioned 15 May.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 May.

Seven fine performances in a production catching every ripple in this comedy.
471 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 11, 2015 - 09:54 AM
Sonning.

KILLJOY
by Douglas McFerran.

The Mill at Sonning Sonning Eye Reading RG4 6TY To 6 June 2015.
Tue-Sat 6.15pm (dinner) + 8.15pm (performance).
Mat Sat & 17, 31 May 12.15pm (lunch) + 2.15pm (performance).
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0118 969 8000.
www.boxoffice.millstdonning.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 May.

Less killing than joy as it turns out.
456 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 09:40 PM
London.

EleXion
by the 503Five curated by Steve Harper.

Theatre 503 above The Latchmere Pub 503 Battersea Park Road
SW11 3BW To 9 May 2015.
Runs 2hr One interval.
Review: Carole Woddis 8 May.

Less conclusive than the real thing.
539 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 01:04 PM
London.

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
libretto by W S Gilbert music by Arthur Sullivan.

London Coliseum St Martin’s Lane In rep to 4 July 2015.
2.30pm 23 May, 13, 27 June.
3pm 21 June.
6.30pm 16 May, 4 July.
7.30pm 14, 19, 23, 29 May, 5, 13, 20, 26, 27 June.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7845 9300.
www.eno.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 May.

A new triumph in English National Opera’s repertoire.
579 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 10:06 AM
Tour.

THE STRAW CHAIR
by Sue Glover.

Tour to 9 May 2015.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 May at The Brunton Theatre Musselburgh.

A corner of Scotland worth reviving.
421 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 09:32 AM
Tour.

DON Q
by Anna Glynn.

Tour to 16 May 2015.
Runs 2hr One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 May at Mumford Theatre Cambridge.

Swinging evening about a dodgy knight.
415 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 02:06 AM
London.

MATCHBOX THEATRE
by Michael Frayn.

Hampstead Theatre Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage NW3 3EU To 6 June 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 5 June.
Captioned 1 June (+ transcribed post-show discussion).
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7722 9301.
www.hampsteadtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 May.

Stage is not a match for page.
455 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, May 05, 2015 - 10:59 AM
Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

WHAT FALLS APART
by Torben Betts.

Live Theatre Broad Chare Quayside NE1 3DQ To 16 May 205.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm, 10 May 4pm, Mat 7, 16 May 2pm.
Audio-described 14 May (+ Touch Tour 6.15pm).
BSL Signed 12 May.
Captioned 13 May.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0191 232 1232.
www.live.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 May.

Political fury not finding credibility on stage.
458 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, May 05, 2015 - 09:10 AM
Edinburgh.

THE VENETIAN TWINS
by Carlo Goldoni in a new version by Tony Cownie.

Royal Lyceum Theatre Grindlay Street EH3 9AX To 16 May 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2pm.
Audio-described 7 May (+ Touch Tour 6.15pm), 9 May 2pm (+ Touch Tour 12.45pm).
BSL Signed 13 May 7.30pm.
Captioned 16 May 2pm.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 0131 248 4848.
www.lyceum.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 April.

Season ends in joyous meetings.
480 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, May 05, 2015 - 12:05 AM
Glasgow.

FEVER DREAM: SOUTHSIDE
by Douglas Maxwell

Citizens’ Theatre 119 Gorbals Street GL5 9DS To 9 May 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat 9 May 2.30pm.
Audio-described 7 May.
BSL Signed 8 May.
Post-show Discussion 5 May.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 0141 429 0022.
www.citz.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 May.

Inventive but effortful.
477 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, May 04, 2015 - 09:40 AM
London
A Mad World My Masters
by Thomas Middleton edited by Sean Foley and Phil Porter.

Barbican Theatre

Silk Street,
London EC2Y 8DS

7.30pm; mats 2.30pm, Sat, Thurs

Captioned perf: Mar 26, 7.45pm
Audio-described perf: Mar 27, 7.45pm

Runs: 2hrs 50mins with one interval, to May 9

Age guidance: 14+

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 Mar 6, 2015, arriving at the Barbican. Previously reviewed earily in its tour (Bath 7 April) for ReviewsGate by Timothy Ramsden

Great-great grandfather to Orton? Or just good in parts?
659 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 11:46 AM
London.

CLOSER TO HEAVEN
book by Jonathan Harvey music by Pet Shop Boys.

Union Theatre 204 Union Street SE1 0LX To 23 May 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz (run sold out).
Review: William Russell 28 April.

Heaven is out of sight in this dire revival which is closer to Hell.
496 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 09:28 AM
Tour.

A STRANGE WILD SONG
devised by the company.

Rhum and Clay Tour to 6 June 2015.
Runs 1hr 40min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 April at The Theatre Chipping Norton.

Individual style brings a corner of history to life.
435 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 05:10 AM
Richmond.

TWELVE ANGRY MEN
by Reginald Rose.

Richmond Theatre The Green TW9 1QJ To 2 May 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 8717651.
www.atgtickets.com/richmond
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 April.

Terrific trial drama.
479 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 11:24 PM
Bath.

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR
by John Patrick Shanley.

Ustinov Studio (Theatre Royal) Sawclose BA1 1ET To 16 May 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 01225 448844.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 April.

Tough but gentle tale from the old country.
447 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 04:20 PM
London.

I WISH TO DIE SINGING: VOICES FROM THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
by Neil McPherson.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 16 May 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat, Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finbooroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fee by ’phone or online).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 April.

Century-old Shock and Awe holds its grip.
464 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 12:23 AM
Tour.

SO IT GOES
by Hannah Moss and David Ralfe.

On The Run Theatre tour to 5 June 2015.
Runs 1hr 5min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 April at The North Wall Oxford.

This one should run and run.
419 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 24, 2015 - 03:39 PM
Richmond.

EACH HIS OWN WILDERNESS
by Doris Lessing.

Orange Tree Theatre 1 Clarence Street TW9 2SA To 16 May 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 23, 30 Apr, 5, 12 May 2.30pm.
Audio-described 28 Apr, 2 May 2.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 30 Apr 2.30pm, 5 May.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8940 3633.
www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 April.

A household of barren desires brought to life with an understanding of the historic moment.
482 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 24, 2015 - 02:32 PM
Bristol.

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

Tobacco Factory Theatre Raleigh Road Southville BS3 1TF To 9 May 2015.
Mon-Wed, Sat 7.30pm; Thu, Fri 8pm. Mat Sat & 23, 30 Apr 2.30pm.
Runs 3hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0117 902 0344.
www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 April.

Bright revival of Sheridan at the Tobacco Factory.
509 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 11:06 AM
London.

CARMEN DISRUPTION
by Simon Stephens.

Almeida Theatre Almeida Street Islington N1 1TA To 23 May 2015.
Mon-Sat7.30pm; Mat Sat & 29 Apr, 6 May 2.30pm.
Audio-described 9 May 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 12.45pm), 19 May (+ Touch Tour 6pm).
Captioned 23 Apr, 2 May 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval

TICKETS 020 7359 4404 (24 hours).
www.almeida.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 20 April.

A look at life today that takes no hostages.
525 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 09:32 AM
Hornchurch.

THE ELEPHANT MAN
by Bernard Pomerance.

Queen’s Theatre Billet Lane RM11 1QT To 9 May 2015.
Tue-Sat 8pm Mat 23 April, 2 May 2.30pm.
Audio-described 2 May 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 6 May.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 01708 443333.
www.queens-theatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 April.

Bold, imaginative staging enhances this play’s dramatic qualities.
474 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 02:19 AM
London.

SHOCK TREATMENT
book by Jim Sharman adapted by Tom Crowley lyrics by Richard O’Brien music by Richard Hartley new arrangements and additional composition by Alex Beetschen.

King’s Head Theatre 115 Upper Street Islington N1 1QN to 6 June 2015.
3pm & 7pm 24, 31 May.
9pm 23-25, 28 Apr-2, 5-9 May.
10pm 19-23, 26-30 May, 2-6 June.
23.59pm 24, 25 Apr, 1, 2, 8, 9 May.

TICKETS: 020 7226 4443.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 21 April.

Electrifying return of Brad and Janet.
499 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 11:02 AM
London.

FIGHT NIGHT
by Alexander Devriendt and the cast.

Unicorn Theatre (Clore Theatre) 147 Tooley Street SE1 2HZ To 3 May 2015.
11am 21 Apr, 1 May.
2pm 22 25, 26, 30 Apr, 2, 3 May.
7.30pm 22-25, 28-30 Apr.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7645 0560.
www.unicorntheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 April.

Election and selection taken for a revealing ride.
466 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, April 20, 2015 - 09:17 AM
London.

FARFETCHED FABLES
by George Bernard Shaw.

Pentameters Theatre 28 Heath Street (entrance on Oriel Place) Hampstead NW3 6TE To 3 May 2015.
Tue-Sat 8pm Sun 5pm.
Runs 1hr 5min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7435 3648.
www.pentameters.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 April.

Far Fetched but often clear-sighted in a rare, intelligent staging.
549 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 11:01 AM
London.

SCARLET
by Sam H Freeman.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 9 May 2015.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 April.

Frenzied zigzag of a young woman’s life clearly and intensely tracked.
449 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 08:23 AM
London.

BRIDLINGTON
by Peter Hamilton.

Rosemary Branch Theatre 2 Shepperton Road N1 3DT To 3 May 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Sun 5pm.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7704 2730.
www.rosemarybranch.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 April.

Lost and damaged souls well-worth finding.
439 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 12:11 PM
London..

MRS ROOSEVELT FLIES TO LONDON
by Alison Skilbeck.

King’s Head Theatre 115 Upper Street Islington N1 1QN To 9 May 2015.
Mon–Sat 7pm Mat 9 May 3pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7226 4443.
www.kingsheadtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 17 April.

A memorable visit by a great lady.
400 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 01:29 AM
Oxford.

SONG OF RIOTS
by Lucy Maycock.

The North Wall South Parade OX2 7JN To 18 April 2015.
8pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 01865 319450.
www.thenorthwall.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 April.

The individual and the city given tragic perspective.
445 more words
Posted by : al_geary on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 01:58 AM
Tour.

DEAD SIMPLE
by Peter James adapted Shaun McKenna.

Tour to 2 May 2015.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.
Review: Alan Geary 13 April at Theatre Royal Nottingham.

Uneven plotting, but fun all the same.
464 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 02:36 PM
London.

OPERATION MAGIC CARPET
by Samantha Ellis.

Polka Theatre 240 The Broadway Wimbledon SW19 1SB To 24 May 2015.
Sat, Sun 11am & 2.30pm except 2 May 3pm.
schools’ performances Wed-Fri.
Runs 1hr 40min One interval.

Tickets: 020 8543 4888.
www.polkatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 April.

Standard class ride between two cultures.
458 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:58 AM
Tour.

LITTLE SURE SHOT
by Lucy Rivers.

Tour to 10 May 2015.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 April at The Egg, Theatre Royal Bath.

Annie gets her gun and fires on both barrels.
448 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 01:30 AM
London.

WHATEVER THE WEATHER
by Gilly Baskeyfield.

Polka Theatre (Adventure Theatre) 240 The Broadway Wimbledon SW19 1SB To 19 April 2015.
Wed-Fri 10.35am & 2.05pm.
Fri-Sun 11.05 & 2.35pm.
Runs 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8543 4888.
www.polkatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 April.

Play of the weather brings people together.
441 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 11:39 AM
London.

BETWEEN WORLDS
music by Tansy Davies libretto by Nick Drake.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS To 25 April 2015.
7.30pm 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 25 Apr.
3pm 19 Apr.
Post-show Discussion: 13 Apr.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7638 8891.
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 April.

Opera giving voice to individuals in one of modern history’s horror moments.
514 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 01:36 AM
London.

RISE LIKE A PHOENIX
by Paul Emelion Daly.

Above the Stag Theatre Arch 17 Miles Street SW8 1RZ To 3 May 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Sun 6pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: www.abovethestaf.com
Review: William Russell 10 April.

A thing of shreds and patches.
442 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 09, 2015 - 01:03 PM
Bath.

THE HARVEST
by Pavel Pryazhko translated by Sasha Dugdale.

Ustinov Studio Theatre Royal Sawclose BA1 1 To 11 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 01225 448844.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 April.

A piece on the fault-line between comedy and metaphor.
444 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 08, 2015 - 04:33 PM
Cardiff.

THE DYING OF TODAY
by Howard Barker.

The Other Room at Porter’s, Bute Terrace CF10 2FE To 11 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: www.otherroomtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 6 April.

Great issues well tackled in a little room..
425 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 05, 2015 - 04:01 PM
London
SPEND SPEND SPEND
Book and Lyrics by Steve Brown and Justin Greene.
Music by Steve Brown.
Based on the book by Viv Nicholson and Stephen Smith.

The Union Theatre

204 Union Street, London SE1 0LX to 18 April 2015.
Runs 2 hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS:020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 4 April.

Hasn’t passed its sell by date.
479 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 05, 2015 - 03:49 PM
London
CREDITORS: by Neil Smith
after Strindberg.

The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre

410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 11 April 2015.
Tues-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1 hr 30mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell, 3 April 2015

A dance of death that thrills and chills the blood of which there is plenty on display.
413 more words
Posted by : al_geary on Sunday, April 05, 2015 - 03:36 PM
Nottingham/Touring.

THE MIST IN THE MIRROR: adapted Ian Kershaw.
Nottingham Playhouse (touring).
Touring

Details: Oldham Coliseum Theatre, www.coliseum.org.uk
Runs: 1h 55m: one interval: till Saturday, 4th April.
Review: Alan Geary: 1st April 2015.


Not up there with The Woman in Black. Too ghostly.

469 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 08:08 AM
FROZEN
by Bryony Lavery.

Park Theatre (Park 90) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park To 11 April 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3.15pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 April.

Drama of rare perception revived with a terrifying portrait of tortured self-loathing.
442 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 04:18 PM
Manchester.

WOE
by Edit Kaldor, Karmenlara Ely and the performers.

Contact Theatre 21 March 2015.
Runs 1hr 10min (+ Discussion) No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 March.

Essential theatre – people in a room together considering what it can mean to be human.
469 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 06:12 AM
Newcastle-under-Lyme.

DRACULA
by Bram Stoker adapted by Theresa Heskins.

New Vic Theatre Etruria Road ST5 0JG To 28 March 2015.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 March.

Sound production of bloody story.
472 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:40 AM
Tour.

THE SECRET ADVERSARY
by Agatha Christie adapted by Sarah Punshon and Johann Hari.

Tour to 9 May 2015.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 March at Royal & Derngate (Royal auditorium).

Pace and energy are hallmarks early Christie in new adaptation.
467 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:05 PM
Liverpool.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
by William Shakespeare.

Everyman Theatre 5-11 Hope Street L1 9BH To 18 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm except 1, 15 Apr 5.30pm no performance 3, 6 Apr. Mat 1.30pm 31 Mar, 9, 16 Apr, Sat 2pm.
Audio-described 31 Mar 7.30pm.
Autism-friendly 15 Apr.
Captioned 18 Apr 2pm.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TCKETS: 0151 709 4776.
www.everymanplayhouse.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 March.

Well met by spotlight.
506 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 04:37 AM
Watford.

BOI BOI IS DEAD
by Zodwa Nyoni.

Palace Theatre 20 Clarendon Road WD17 1JZ To 28 March 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 01923 225671.
www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 March.

Family secrets brought out in the open.
460 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 08:58 PM
Touring
CIRQUE ELOIZE

Runs: 1h 45, one interval
Birmingham Hippodrome to 28 03
Touring UK till 11 April 2015

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 25 03 15

Grace, beauty, breath-taking power.
332 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 12:59 PM
London.

THE BROKEN HEART
by John Ford.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Shakespeare’s Globe New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT To 18 April 2015.
2.30pm 26, 28 Mar, 8, 10, 12, 16, 17 March.
7.30pm 26-28, 31 Mar, 1-5,7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18 April.
Audio-described 17 Apr.
Captioned 15 Apr.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.co (£2.50 transaction fee).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 March.

Hearty laughter made to abound.
515 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 08:40 AM
Sheffield.

PLAYING FOR TIME
by Arthur Miller based on the memoir by Fania Fénelon.

Crucible Theatre 55 Norfolk Street S1 1DA To 4 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 25 March 2.30pm.
Audio-described/BSL Signed 26 Mar.
Captioned 28 Mar 2.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 26 Mar.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 0114 249 6000.
www.sheffieldtheares.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 March.

TV translated skilfully to stage.
551 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 09:40 AM
Leicester.

SUE TOWNSEND’S THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13¾ THE MUSICAL
book & lyrics by Jake Brunger music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary.

Curve 60 Rutland Street LE1 1SB To 4 April 2015.
Mon; Wed-Sat 7.30pm Tue 7pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.15pm.
Audio-described 2 Apr 7.30pm.
BSL Signed 26 Mar 7.30pm.
Captioned 28 Mar 2.15pm.
Runs 2hr 35in One interval.

TICKETS: 0116 242 3595.
www.curveonline.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 March.

Elegantly staged musical catches the fun and spirit of A. Mole.
533 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 08:54 AM
London.

STEVIE
by Hugh Whitemore.

Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, London NW3 3EU to 18 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 2.30pm & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7722 9301.
www.hampsteadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 23 March.

Not waving but applauding enthusiastically.
450 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 20, 2015 - 04:18 PM
Tour
CIRQUE BERSERK
Birmingham Rep till 21 03 15

Touring
0121 236 4455
Runs: 1h 50m, one interval

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Rep 19 03 15

Unusual, invigorating and hi-energy
356 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 12:34 AM
London.

CHICKEN DUST
by Ben Wetherill.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 17 March 2015.
Sun, Mon 7.30pm Tue 2pm.
Runs 1hr 25min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finbooroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fee by ’phone or online).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 March.

Agricultural depression thriller beyond Oscar Wilde’s wildest nightmare.
458 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 12:20 AM
London.

MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF SOHO
by Jon Brittain and Matt Tedford.

Leicester Square Theatre 6 Leicester Place WC2H 7BX To 21 March 2015.
7.30pm & Sat late-show 9.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 873 3433.
www.leicestersquaretheatre.com
Review: William Russell 17 March.

Very funny three-man revue.
400 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 01:21 PM
Richmond.

PLAY MAS
by Mustapha Matura.

Orange Tree Theatre 1 Clarence Road TW9 2SA To 11 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 26 Mar 2.30pm, 2 Apr 7.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 17 Mar, 21 Mar 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8940 3633.
www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 March.

The Orange Tree’s new management continues its new style with – style.
486 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 01:25 AM
London.

ALICE: A new musical
by Oliver Taheri & Rebecca Crookshall music & kyrics by Jay Reynolds.

St James Studio 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 21 March 2015.
Mon–Sat 12pm; also 1pm on 19, 20 March.
Runs 40min. No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk.
Review: William Russell 13 March.

Curiouser and curiouser indeed; but fun.
429 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 01:19 AM
London.

WINK
by Phoebe Eclair-Powell.

Theatre 503 Battersea Park Road SW11 3BW To 4 April 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Sun 5pm.
Runs: 1hr 20min No interval..

TICKETS: 020 7978 7040.
www.theatre503.com
Review: Carole Woddis 12 March.

Natural ingenuity in handling virtual worlds.
447 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 12:40 AM
London.

THE HEART OF THINGS
by Giles Cole.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1Y 6ST To 4 April 2015.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 14 March.

An implausible family reunion.
447 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 12:13 PM
Hornchurch.

BOEING! BOEING!
by Marc Camoletti translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans..

Queen’s Theatre Billet Lane RM11 1QT To 28 March 2015.
Tue-Sat 8pm Mat 12, 21 March 2.30pm.
Audio-described 21 March 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 25 March.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 01708 443333.
www.queens-theatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 March.

Long-runner sets-off again with style ad energy.
454 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 02:50 AM
London.

RASTA THOMAS’ ROMEO AND JULIET
choreography by Adrienne Canterna.

Peacock Theatre Poland Street Holborn, WC2A 2H2 To 29 March 2015.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30 pm, Sun 2pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 412 4322.
www.sadlerswells.com
Review: William Russell 11 March.

Dazzling athleticism, dollops of Vivaldi and Lady Gaga.
430 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 02:17 PM
Bristol/Tour.

ROMEO AND JULIET
by William Shakespeare.

Tobacco Factory Raleigh Road BS To 4 April.
Mon-Wed; Sat 7.3pm Thu, Fri 8pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 0117 902 0344.
www.sattf.og.uk

then Tour to 27 June 2015.

Runs 2hr 45min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 6 March.

A striking production with, for once, a Romeo who deserves his Juliet.
497 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 04:11 PM
London.

LOVESONG OF THE ELECTRIC BEAR
by Snoo Wilson.

Hope Theatre Hope & Anchor pub 207 Upper Street Islington N1 1RL To 21 March 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.ticketsource.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 7 March.

Whirlwind journey from an unusual POV.
498 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 08:57 AM
London.

PEDDLING
by Harry Melling.

Arcola Theatre (Arcola 2) 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 28 March 2015.
Mon–Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 50min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Regview: William Russell 9 March.

Down and out in London comes up trumps.
320 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, March 09, 2015 - 02:40 PM
London.

CHARLIE’S DARK ANGEL
by James Christopher.

Drayton Arms Theatre 153 Old Brompton Road SW5 0LJ To 28 March 2015.
Tue-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7835 2301.
www.thedraytonarmstheatre.co.uk/tickets
Review: William Russell 6 March.

A slow burn but when the flames take hold it explodes.
442 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, March 09, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Chipping Norton.

MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULD
by Charlotte Keatley.

The Theatre 2 Spring Street OX7 5NL To 11 March 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 01608 642350.
www.chippingnortontheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 March.

Energetic, unsentimentally sympathetic revival of a fine play.
443 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, March 09, 2015 - 12:35 AM
London.

MUSWELL HILL
by Torben Betts.

Park Theatre (Park 90) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park To 14 March 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3.15pm.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 March.

Muswell Hill goes down well enough at Finsbury Park.
443 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 06, 2015 - 12:15 PM
London.

LARDO
b by Mike Stone.

Old Red Lion 418 St John Street EC1V 4NJ To 29 March 2015.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm Sun 2pm.
Runs 2hr One Interval.

TICKETS: 0844 412 4307.
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 March.

Impressive look at the world of professional wrestling.
428 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 06, 2015 - 11:35 AM
London
Benefit: By Sarah Woods

Pleasance Theatre

Carpenters Mews,
North Rd,
London N7 9EF

7.30pm, Sun 5pm |

Runs: 60mins then interval then 60 mins Forum Theatre, To March 8

TICKETS: 020 7609 1800
www.pleasance.co.uk

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

Overlapping stories underline inhumanity in the system – truly exciting
512 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 06, 2015 - 11:27 AM
London.

JERRY’S GIRLS
music & lyrics by Jerry Herman concepts by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento & Jerry Herman.

St James Theatre (Studio) 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 15 March 2015.
Tue–Sat 8pm Sun 7pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.45pm.
Runs 1hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 4 March.

Two Broads and a Canary warbling wonderfully.
438 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 04:13 PM
Castle Douglas.

ROMEO & JULIET
by William Shakespeare.

Catstrand High Street New Galloway DG7 3BN 7 March 2015.
7.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 01644 420374.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 February at Brunton Theatre Musselburgh.

Botanical Shakespeare goes indoors for winter with some success.
456 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, March 03, 2015 - 07:35 PM
London.

THE RISE AND SHINE OF COMRADE FIASCO
by Andrew Whaley

Gate Theatre above The Prince Albert Pub 11 Pembridge Road W11 3HQ To 21 March 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Captioned 12 Mar.
Post-show Discussion 12 Mar.
Runs: 1hr 30min No interval

TICKETS: 020 7229 0706.
www.gatetheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 2 March.

Not an easy ride, but a worthwhile one.
491 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, March 03, 2015 - 02:14 PM
London.

KILL ME NOW
by Brad Fraser.

Park Theatre (Park 200) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park To 29 March 2015.
Run s 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 February.

Gripping and complex in its maturity and splendidly produced.

459 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, March 02, 2015 - 09:15 PM
London
1 March
SEASONS OF LOVE
Music by Brendan Larissey& lyrics by Mark Leddy

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

London on 1March 2015 prior to touring later in the year,
Runs 2 hr. One interval
One off – 1st March 2015

www.seasons.co.com

Review: William Russell 1 March

The shape of things to come
483 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, March 02, 2015 - 06:11 PM
Mold/Cardiff/Swansea.

HAMLET
by William Shakespeare.

Clwyd Theatr Cymru (Anthony Hopkins Theatre) Mold CH7 1YA To 7 March.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm
Audio-described 7 March 2.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 5 March.
TICKETS: 0845 330 3565.
www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk

then New Theatre Park Place CF10 3LN 10-14 March.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 029 2087 8889.
www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

then Grand Theatre Swansea Singleton Street SA1 3QJ 17-21 March 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu 12pm Sat 2pm.
TICKETS: 01792 475715.
www.swanseagrand.co.uk

Runs: 2hr 45min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 February.

The plays’ the thing, and the director’s its match.
526 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, March 02, 2015 - 02:15 PM
Manchester.

SCUTTLERS
by Rona Munro.

Royal Exchange Theatre St Ann’s Square M2 7DH To 7 March 2015.
Mon-Fri 7.30pm Sat 8pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 3 Mar.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 0161 833 9833.
www.royalexchange.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 February.

Humanity and violence reborn from Manchester’s past.
536 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, March 02, 2015 - 12:31 PM
Bolton/Oldham.

HINDLE WAKES
by Stanley Houghton.

Octagon Theatre Howell Croft South BL1 1SB To 21 March.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm except 2 Mar 5pm, Mat 4, 11, 14 Mar 2pm.
Audio-described 11 Mar.
BSL Signed 5 Mar.
TICKETS: 01204 520661.
www.octagonbolton.co.uk

then Coliseum Theatre Fairbottom Street 0L1 3SW 16 April-2 May.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat 22, 25 Apr, 2 Mat 2.30pm, 29 Apr 1.30pm.
Audio-described 28 Apr.
TICKETS: 0161 624 2829.
www.coliseum.org.uk

Runs 1hr 50min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 February.

Best you’ll find in Lancashire, Yorkshire – and so, anywhere.
514 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, March 02, 2015 - 03:28 AM
London.

THE INDIAN QUEEN
by John Dryden new version by Peter Sellars music by Henry Purcell..

London Coliseum St Martin’s Lane WC2N 4ES In rep to14 March 2015.
7pm 2, 4, 6, 9, 12 March Mat 3pm 14 March.
Runs 3hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7815 9300.
www.eno.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 February.

A new world that sounds magnificent and has dramatic resonance.
586 more words
Posted by : al_geary on Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 10:06 PM
Nottingham.

TONY’S LAST TAPE
by Andy Barrett.

Nottingham Playhouse (Neville Studio) Wellington Circus NG1 5AF To 28 February 2015.
Runs: 1hr 15min No interval.
Review: Alan Geary: 26 February.

A compelling one-hander about Tony Benn.
389 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 09:58 PM
Edinburgh.

THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
by Bertolt Brecht translated by Alistair Beaton.

Royal Lyceum Theatre Grindlay Street EH3 9AX To 14 March 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2pm.
Audio-described 5 Mar (+ Touch Tour 6.15pm), 7 Mar 20m (+ Touch Tour 12.45pm).
BSL Signed 11 Mar 7.30pm.
Captioned 14 Mar 2pm.
Post-show Discussion 3 Mar.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 0131 248 4848.
www.lyceum.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 February.

The woman’s story, the man’s story; politics and drama. This fine production squares the circle.
528 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 07:34 PM
Birmingham
THE KING’S SPEECH: David Seider
Birmngham Rep in Association with Chichester Festival Theatre

Tkts: 0121 236 4455
Info: www.Birmingham-Rep.co.uk


Runs: Birmingham Rep till 7 March
2h 20 mins, inc one interval

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 28 February 2015

The two central performances are shining jewels in a tarnished crown
495 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 12:19 PM
Manchester.

YEN
by Anna Jordan.

Royal Exchange Studio St Ann’s Square M2 7DH To 7 March 2015.
Mon-Fri8 7.30pm Sat 8pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 0161 833 9833.
www.royalexchange.co.uk/yen
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 February.

Small in scale but, for all the rough action, perfectly shaped.
445 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:29 AM
Newcastle-under-Lyme.

BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE
by John Van Druten.

New Victoria Theatre Etruria Road ST5 0JG To 28 February 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.15pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 01782 717962.
www.newvictheatre.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 February.

Skilful production of a hardly bewitching piece.
448 more words
Posted by : al_geary on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 03:02 AM
Nottingham/Salisbury.

POSH
by Laura Wade.

Nottingham Playhouse Wellington Circus NG1 5AF To 28 February.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm
TICKETS: 0115 941 9419.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.

then Salisbury Playhouse Malthouse Lane SP2 7RA 12 March-4 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm no performance 3 Apr Mat Thu & Sat 2.15pm.
Audio-described 2, 4 April 2.15pm & 7.30pm (+ Touch Tours 1.15pm & 6.30pm).
BSL Signed 25 Mar.
Captioned 1 Apr.
TICKETS: 01722 320333.
www.salisburyplayhouse.com

Runs 3hr One interval.
Review: Alan Geary: 17 February 2015.

Inspired by the antics of the Bullingdon Club, it’s entertaining and worth seeing.
500 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 02:48 PM
London
Fireworks (Al'ab Nariya)
By Dalia Taha
Translated by Clem Naylor

Royal Court Theatre

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs,
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Mon-Sat 7.45pm; Thurs, Sat mats 3.00pm

Captioned perf: Wed, Mar 11, 7.45pm

Runs: 1hr 25 mins without interval, to 14 March

TICKETS 020 7565 -5000
In person: Mon–Sat, 10am-start of perf or 6pm if no show
On-line: www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk

Age guidance: 14+

Mondays all tickets £10; concs £5 off two top prices on daily standby; for 25s and under; School and HE groups of 8+; groups of 6+
Access: £12 + companion
*ID required. All discounts are subject to availability

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 20, 2015:

The Court strikes gold.
638 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 20, 2015 - 03:56 PM
London
RUDDIGORE or THE WITCH’S CURSE.
written by W.S> Gilbert composed by Arthur Sullivan.

King’s Head Theatre

115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1QN to 14 March 2015.
Mon – Sat 7pm. Mat3pm 7 & 14 March.
Runs 2 hr 20 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 478 0160
www.kingsgeadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 19 February

Resurrected and a Ruddy Bore
526 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 08:29 PM
Birmingham
THE HONEY MAN
By Tyrone Huggins
Directed by Emma Bernard
The Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Monday 16th- Saturday 21st February at 8:00pm (Saturday Matinee 2:30pm) Touring
Runs: Two hours One Interval
Review: Khalid Daley

A jar full of sweetness.
412 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 01:14 PM
Watford.

JEFFERSON’S GARDEN
by Timberlake Wertenbaker.

Palace Theatre 20 Clarendon Road WD17 1JZ To 21 February 2015.
Mo-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 21 Feb 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 01923 225671.
www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 February.

This play’s good.
459 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 12:24 PM
London>

HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
by Paula Vogel.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 14 March 2015.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 February.

Li’l theatre, big play, fine production.
445 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 09:34 AM
Tour.

PLAYLAND
by Athol Fugard.

New Perspectives Tour to 8 March 2015.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 February at Mumford Theatre Cambridge.

Fine revival catches an historic moment in human terms.
431 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 08:09 AM
London.

IF I COVER MY NOSE YOU CAN’T SEE ME
by Polarbear.

Battersea Arts Centre Lavender Hill SW11 5TN To 21 February 2015.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7223 2223.
www.bac.org.uk
Review: William Russell 16 February.

Telling tales and weaving spells.
343 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 05:46 PM
London.

BOA
by Clara Brennan.

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2) 14 Whitehall SW1A 2DY To 7 March 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mats Thu 7 Sat 3pm.
Runs: 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com/trafalgarstudios
Review: Carole Woddis 12 February.

Staging the stages of grief.
467 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 03:33 PM
Dublin.

THE CARETAKER
by Harold Pinter.

Gate Theatre Cavendish Row Parnell Square Dublin 1 To 21 March 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: +353 1 874 4045/874 6042.
www.gatetheatre.ie
Review: Anne O’Leary 10 February.

Making clear the sounds of silence.
424 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 02:36 PM
London.

THE MASTERSINGERS OF NUREMBURG
by Richard Wagner.

London Coliseum St Martin’s Lane WC2N 4ES In rep to 10 March 2015.
3pm 21 Feb, 7 March.
5pm 18, 25 Feb, 3, 10 March.
BSL Signed 3 Mar.
Runs 6hr Two intervals.

TICKETS: 020 7845 9300.
www.eno.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 February.

Reveals the dramatic coherence of the magnificent music.
516 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 13, 2015 - 05:53 PM
London

HOW TO HOLD YOUR BREATH
by Zinnie Harris.

Royal Court Theatre

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs,
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat mats 2.30pm

Captioned perf: Tues Mar 3, 7.30pm
Audio described perf: Sat Mar 21, 2.30pm

Runs: 105mins without interval

TICKETS 020 7565 -5000
In person: Mon–Sat, 10am-start of perf or 6pm if no show
On-line: www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk

Age guidance: 14+

Mondays all tickets £10; concs £5 off two top prices on daily standby; for 25s and under; School and HE groups of 8+; groups of 6+
Access: £12 + companion
*ID required. All discounts are subject to availability

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 11, 2015:

Almost breath-taking ambition.
572 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 07:56 AM
London.

THE SINGER’S TALE
by Carol Grimes prologue by John Miles.

St James Theatre (Studio) 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 26 February 2015.
9, 26 February (only). 8pm.
Runs: 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.boxoffice@stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 9 February.

Who is Carol Grimes? A many-splendoured thing and a survivor.
455 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 07:37 AM
London.

GODS AND MONSTERS
by Russell Labey based on the novel Father of Dr Frankenstein by Christopher Bram.

Southwark Playhouse (The Large) 77–85 Newington Causeway SE1 6AD To 7 March 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 10 February.

Fifty Shades of Lavender with a sweet smell of success.
473 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 12:27 PM
London.

THE LAST OF THE DE MULLINS
by St John Hankin.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1Y 6ST To 28 February 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 26 Feb 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.

Tickets: 020 7287 2873.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 February.

Dramatic treasure-trove unearthed.
468 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 10:27 AM
London.

MARCHING ON TOGETHER
by Adam Hughes.

Old Red Lion Theatre 418 St John Street Islington EC1V 4NJ To 28 February 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm except 8 Feb.
Runs 2hr 10min. One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 412 4307.
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 February.

The striking world of the hooligan
444 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 06:07 PM
London.

LIBERIAN GIRL
by Diana Nneka Atuona.

The CLF Art Café The Bussey Building 133 Rye Lane Peckham SE15 4ST To 7 February.
7.30pm, Sat mat 3pm.

then Bernie Grant Arts Centre Town Hall Approach Road Tottenham N15 4RX 10-14 February 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
TICKETS 020 7565 5000 (sold out).
www.royalcourttheatre.com

Runs: 1hr 35min No interval.
Review: Carole Woddis 4 February.

Violence and mayhem of war in a remarkable first play.
549 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 12:59 PM
London.

SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR
by Luigi Pirandello translated and adapted by François Regnault.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS To 7 February 2015.
Wed-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 55min No interval.

TICKETS: 0845 120 7511.
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 February.

Bold, perceptive staging of an intriguing classic.
524 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 09:12 AM
London.

ELEPHANT MAN
by Steve Green.

Jack Studio, Brockley Jack 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 21 February 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 30min. No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 3 February.

Small and perfectly-formed production.
451 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 08:59 AM
Hornchurch.

DEADLY MURDER
by David Foley.

Queen’s Theatre Billet Lane RM11 1QT To 21 February 2015.
Tue-Sat 8pm Mat 5, 14 Feb 2.30pm.
Audio-described 14 Feb 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 18 Feb.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 01708 443333.
www.queens-theatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 February.

Fast-twisting plot leaves characterisation behind.
445 more words
Posted by : Jen_Mitchell on Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 12:15 AM
Nottingham/Oldham.

FOREVER YOUNG
by Erik Gedeon adapted by Giles Croft and Stefan Bednarczyk from a literal translation by Ian Black.

Nottingham Playhouse Wellington Circus NG1 5AF To 7 February.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat 31 Jan 2.30pm, 5 Feb 1.30pm.
Audio-described 4 Feb.
BSL Signed 6 Feb.
Captioned 5 Feb 7.45pm.
TICKETS: 0115 9419419.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

then Coliseum Theatre Fairbottom Street Ol1 3SW 4-21 March 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat 14, 18, 21 Mar 2.30pm.
Audio-described 17 Mar.
Post-show Discussion 19 Mar.

Review: Jen Mitchell 31 Jan.
Runs 2hr 30min. One interval.

Freshened-up,the black humour still entertains and surprises on its fourth revival at the Playhouse.
524 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, February 02, 2015 - 11:21 AM
London.

HELLO/GOODBYE
by Peter Souter.

Hampstead Theatre Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage NW3 3EU To 28 February 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 2.30pm Sat 3pm.
Audio-described 28 Feb 3pm (+ Touch Tour 1.30pm).
Captioned 24 Feb.
Post-show Discussion (transcribed) 24 Feb.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7722 9301.
www.hampsteadtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 January.

Neat, sweet and touchingly hilarious.
447 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, February 02, 2015 - 09:44 AM
London.

THE RULING CLASS
by Peter Barnes.

Trafalgar Transformed (Studio 1) 14 Whitehall SW1A 2DY To 11 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.trafalgartransformed.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 January.

Wild time as non-conformity hits the Establishment.
519 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 12:33 AM
London.

WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND
book by Russell Labey and Richard Taylor music & lyrics by Richard Taylor.

Union Theatre 204 Union Street SE1 0LX To 21 February 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.ticketsource.co.uk/uniontheatre
Review: William Russell 30 January.

Praise the Lord but not the musical.
487 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:00 AM
London.

DARA
by Shahid Nadeem adapted by Tanya Ronder from a literal translation by Shahid Nadeem & Pervaiz Alam.

Lyttelton Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 4 April 2015.
2.15pm 5-7, 9, 27, 28 Feb, 2, 6, 7, 16-18, 25-28 Mar, 2, 4 Apr.
3pm 8 Feb, 1, 8, 29 Mar.
7.30pm 7, 28 Feb, 7, 17, 28 Mar, 4 Apr.
Audio-described 27 Mar, 28 Mar 2.15pm (+ Touch Tour).
Captioned 26, 29 Mar.
Runs: 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 28 January.

Indian epic unflavoured by Bollywood.
593 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, January 26, 2015 - 12:53 AM
London.

THE DIARY OF A NOBODY
adapted by Mary Franklin from the novel by George and Weedon Grossmith.

King’s Head Theatre 115 Upper Street N1 1QN To 14 February 2015.
Mon-Sat 7pm Mat 14 Feb 3pm.
Runs 1hr 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7478 0160.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 January.

Best when sticking to the record.
467 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 01:29 PM
London.

THE CHANGELING
by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Shakespeare’s Globe New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT To 1 March 2015.
2.30pm 24, 28, 31 Jan, 5, 7, 13, 15, 19, 21, 26, 28 Feb, 1 March.
7.30pm 23-25, 27 Jan-1 Feb, 4, 5, 8, 10, 15, 17 Feb, 1 March.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.co (£2.50 transaction fee).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 January.

Splendid revival of a superb drama.
529 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:54 AM
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by Arthur Miller.

Octagon Theatre Howell Croft South BL1 1SB To 14 February 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm except 26 Jan 5pm Mat 24, 28 Jan, 4, 7 Feb 2pm.
Audio-described 28 Jan 7.30pm.
BSL Signed 22 Jan.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 01204 520661.
www.octagonbolton.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 January.

An evening of mounting impact.
479 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 11:02 AM
London.

BULL
by Mike Bartlett

Young Vic (The Maria) 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 7 Februyary 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed, Sat 2.45pm.
Runs 55min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvictheatre.org
Review: Carole Woddis 20 January.

A unique, challenging, revealing, theatrical view of the world.
504 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, January 19, 2015 - 03:48 PM
London.

UPPER CUT
by Juliet Gilkes Romero.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 7 February 2015.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 January.

Lacks punch.
424 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 09:18 PM
London.

TITLE AND DEED
by Will Eno.

Print Room at the Coronet 103 Notting Hill Gate W11 3LB To 7 February 2015.
Mon – Fri 7.30 pm. Mat Sat 4pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 3642 6606.
www.the-print-room.org
Review: William Russell 17 January.

Birth, life, death and the whole damned thing; all with style.
347 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 09:51 AM
London.

THE GRAND TOUR
music and lyrics by Jerry Herman book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble.

Finborough Theatre Above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 21 February 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652 (24hr).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 January.

Small-scale revival admirably suits minor-key story.
500 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 12:09 AM
London.

THE BOYS UPSTAIRS
by Jason Mitchell.

Above The Stag Theatre Arch 17 Miles Street SW8 1RZ to 15 February 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Sun 6pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: www.abovethestag.com
Review: William Russell 16 January.

Happily carrying-on camping.
436 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 16, 2015 - 11:01 AM
London.

BORIS GODUNOV
by Alexander Pushkin adapted by Howard Colyer.

Brockley Jack Studio 410 Brockley Road SE4 2JH To 31 January 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 15 January.

An epic tale about a tyrant and a false pretender.
483 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 04:35 PM
London.

GOLEM
by Suzanne Andrade.

Young Vic 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 31 January 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvic.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 January.

The human condition today, in graphic detail.
457 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 09:40 AM
London.

BAT BOY
story and book by Kethe Farley and Brian Flemming music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe.

Southwark Playhouse (The Large) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 31 January 2015.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 29 Jan 3 pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplahouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 14 January.

Bats, comic capers and mother love.
495 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 03:18 PM
THE FROZEN SCREAM: Christopher Green and Sarah Waters
Birmingham Hippodrome

Runs: 1h 20m, no interval. Till 17 01 15
Performances at 18.00 and 20.00 - see schedule
www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 12 01 15

Let the ice warm the cockles of your heart.
358 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 12:15 PM
London.

SHAW’S WOMEN
by George Bernard Shaw.
Village Wooing and How He Lied To Her Husband

Tristan Bates Theatre 1a Tower Street WC2H 9NP To 31 January 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7240 6283.
www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 January.

Short Shaws well married.
457 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 09:52 AM
London.

SCRUNCH
by Sarah Argent and Kevin Lewis.

Unicorn Theatre (Foyle Studio) 147 Tooley Street SE1 2HZ To 4 January 2015.
Fri 9.30am, 11am.
Sat, Sun 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm (performances sold out).
Runs c40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7645 0560.
www.unicorntheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 31 December.

Rapt attention of the young in show about unwrapping.
429 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 12:51 AM
London..

IVY & JOAN
by James Hogan.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1 6ST To 24 January 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.eticketing.co.uk/jermynstreet
Review: William Russell 10 January.

Women in crisis skilfully revealed.
432 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 09:55 AM
London.

PLAY OF THRONES
by Phil Willmott based on William Shakespeare’s Henry V1, Parts I, II and III.

Union Theatre, 204 Union Street, London SE1 0LX To 29 January 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm,
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9816.
www.ticketsource.co.uk/uniontheatre
Review: William Russell 9 January.

Skilful snakes and ladders, murder, mayhem and kings.
515 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 09, 2015 - 11:28 AM
London.

DONKEY HEART
by Moses Raine.

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2) 14 Whitehall SW1A 2DY To 31 January 2015.
Mon–Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 8 January.

From Russia with love, humour and a touch of sadness.
455 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, January 06, 2015 - 05:19 PM
Richmond.

WIDOWERS' HOUSES’
by George Bernard Shaw.

Orange Tree Theatre 1 Clarence Street TW0 2SA To 31 January 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu, Sat.
Audio-described 13 Jan, 17 Jan 2.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 8 Jan 2.30pm, 15 Jan 7.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8940 3633.
www.orangetreetheatreco.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 December.

Counter-intuitive appositeness in the seasonal schedule.
460 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, January 06, 2015 - 01:22 AM
London.

HENRY IV, Parts I & II
by William Shakespeare.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS In rep to 24 January 2015.
Part I 1.30pm 18, 20, 27, 30 Dec, 3, 10, 1 17, 22, 24 Jan.
7.15pm 22, 29 Dec, 2, 5, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23 Jan.
Audio-described 2 Jan (+Touch Tour 5.15pm-5.45pm)
Captioned 21 Jan.
Post-show Talk 14 Jan.
Runs 3hr 5min One interval.

Part II 1.30pm 8 Jan.
7.15pm 18-20, 27, 30 Dec, 3, 6-8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24 Jan.
Audio-described 3 Jan (+Touch Tour 5.15pm-5.45pm).
Captioned 22 Jan.
Post-show Talk 20 Jan.
Runs 3hr 10min One interval.
no performance 23-26, 31 Dec, 1 Jan.

TICKETS: 0845 120 7511.
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 December.

Production succeeds because the play’s the thing.
989 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 04, 2015 - 09:02 AM
London.

USAGI YOJIMBO
by Stan Sakai adapted by Stewart Melton.

Southwark Playhouse (The Large) To 4 January 2014.
Wed; Fri-Sun 2.30pm.
7pm Fri, Sat 7pm.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 December.

Slaughter of the innocents replaced by saving of innocents in imaginative choice of seasonal show.
460 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 11:59 PM
London.

THE DEAD
by James Joyce.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Shakespeare’s Globe New Globe Walk SE1 9DT To 5 January 2015.
29 December Mon 7.30pm.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 December.

Bringing The Dead to life.
446 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 06:19 PM
York.

OLD MOTHER GOOSE
by Berwick Kaler.

Theatre Royal St Leonard’s Place YO1 7HD To 31 January 2015.
Mon-Thu; Sat 7.30pm Fri 4.30pm & 8pm Mat Sat & 1, 2, 5 Jan 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 01904 623568.
www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 December.

Panto done with love and flair.
510 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 05:50 PM
Liverpool.

SEX AND THE THREE DAY WEEK
by Stephen Sharkey.

Liverpool Playhouse Williamson Square L1 1EL To 10 January 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu 1.30pm Sat 2pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0151 7094776.
www.everymanplayhouse.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 December.

When the farce isn’t with you.
487 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 12:33 AM
Leeds.

WHITE CHRISTMAS
book by David Ives and Paul Blake music and lyrics by Irving Berlin based on the Paramount film written by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, Melvin Frank.

West Yorkshire Playhouse (Quarry Theatre) Quarry Hill LS2 7UP To 24 January 2015.
2pm 2, 3, 8, 15, 17, 22, 24 Jan.
7.30pm 2, 3, 68, 10, 14-17, 22-24 Jan.
Runs2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 0113 213 7700.
ww.wyp.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 December.

Pure slush.
546 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 02, 2015 - 04:48 PM
London.

ALBERT EINSTEIN: RELATIVELY SPEAKING
by John Hinton.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 3 January 2015.
Fri, Sat 5pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 December.

Crazy-looking scientist making sense of scientist.
416 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 02, 2015 - 04:06 PM
Leeds.

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by Roald Dahl adapted by David Wood.

West Yorkshire Playhouse (Courtyard Theatre) Quarry Hill LS2 7UP To 24 January 2015.
10am 6-8, 14, 15, 20-22 Jan.
1.30pm 2, 3, 6-11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20-24 Jan.
7pm 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 Jan.
Audio-described: 8 Jan 1.30pm, 23 Jan 7pm.
BSL Signed 9 Jan 7pm.
Captioned 16 Jan 7pm.
Relaxed Performances 13 Jan 11.30am & 6.30pm.
Runs 1hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 0113 213 7700.
www.wyp.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 December.

Lively and bright-looking production that reaches the heart of the matter.
514 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:50 AM
London.

THE DRAGON
by Yevgeny Schwartz adapted by Daniel Goldman and Tangram Theatre Company

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 10 January 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat, Sun, 31 Dec & 2 Jan 2pm no evening performance 31 Dec, 1 Jan.
Post-show Discussion 30 Dec.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.


TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 December.

Precision acting and direction make this low-tech production riveting.
468 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 12:42 AM
London.

ANTARCTICA
by Little Bulb Theatre,

bac (Council Chamber) Lavender Hill SW11 5TN To 4 January 2015.
11am & 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr no interval.

TICKETS: 020 7223 2223.
www.bac.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 December.

Small is beautiful, even in a vast continent.
429 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 01:51 PM
Oxford.

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
adapted by Gari Jones from the novel by Kenneth Grahame.

The North Wall South Parade OX2 7JN To 10 January 2015.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 01865 766266.
www.creationtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 December.

Lively, inventive but with creating a fashion victim.
465 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 10:30 AM
Northampton.

MAGICAL MISHAPS!
devised by the company.

Royal & Derngate (Underground) Guildhall Road NN1 1DP To 10 January 2015.
10am & 1.30pm 5-9 Jan (schools only).
11am & 2pm 28-31 Dec, 2-4, 10 Jan.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 01604 624811.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 December.

Magic rather than mishap.
438 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 05:01 PM
London.

THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING
by Annie Siddons based on the tale by E T A Hoffmann.

Unicorn Theatre (Weston auditorium) 147 Tooley Street SE1 2HZ To 4 January 2015.
28, 30, 31 Dec, 2-4 Jan 2pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7645 0560.
www.unicorntheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 December.

A tough choice handled with some success.
475 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 03:14 PM
London.

THE TIN SOLDIER
by Peut-Être Theatre.

Roundhouse (Studio) Chalk Farm Road NW1 8EH To 4 January 2015.
11am & 2.30pm no performance 1 Jan.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 0300 678 9222.
www.roundhouse.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 December.

Physically dynamic, colourful, with an attractive soundtrack.
446 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 01:36 AM
London.

POTTED SHERLOCK
by Daniel Clarkson and Tom Clarkson.

Vaudeville Theatre 404 Strand WC2R 0NH To 11 January 2015.
11am 27 Dec, 3, 10 Jan.
2pm 2, 8, 9 Jan.
3.30pm 29 Dec.
5pm 31 Dec.
7.30pm 28-40 Dec, 4, 5, 11 Jan.
Runs 1hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 412 4663/0844 482 9675.
www.nimaxtheatres.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 December.

Double act with deerstalker is comically infectious.
461 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, December 26, 2014 - 03:17 PM
Bolton.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND
adapted by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm from the story by Lewis Csrroll.

Octagon Theatre Howell Croft South BL1 1SB To 10 January 2015.
10.30am 5-8 Jan.
11am 9 Jan.
2.15pm 27, 29-31 Dec, 2, 3, 7, 10 Jan.
7.15pm 27, 29-31 Dec, 2, 3, 9, 10 Jan.
Relaxed performance 2 Jan 7.15pm, 9 Jan 11am.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 01204 520661.
www.octagonbolton.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 December.

Inventive Alice adaptation, well-performed throughout.
505 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, December 26, 2014 - 02:23 AM
Manchester.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by book and lyrics by Howard Ashman music by Alan Menken from the screenplay by Charles Griffiths for the film by Roger Corman.

Royal Exchange Theatre St Ann’s Square M2 7DH To 31 January 2015.
Mon-Fri 7.30pm Sat 8pm no performance 19, 26 Jan Mat Wed 2.30pm Sat 3.30pm.
Audio-described 10 Jan 3.30pm.
BSL Signed 13 Jan.
Captioned 6 Jan.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 00161 833 9833.
www.royalexchange.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden.

Something of a silk purse production.
518 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 02:08 AM
London.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Charles Dickens book & lyrics Ben Horslen & John Risebero music by Christopher Peake.

Middle Temple Hall Middle Temple Lane EC4Y 9AJ To 30 December 2014.
23-24; 27-30 Dec 3pm & 7.30pm.
no 7.30pm performance 24 Dec.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.ticketsource.co.uk
Review: William Russell 22 December.

Scrooge comes to Middle Temple and triumphs.
468 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 02:01 AM
<Huddersfield.

THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF
by Mike Kenny.

Lawrence Batley Theatre Queen’s Square Queen Street HD1 2SP To 28 December 2014.
11am 21, 24, 28 Dec.
2.15pm 21, 24, 28 Dec.
2.30pm 22, 23, 27 Dec.
6.30pm 22, 23, 26, 27 Dec.
BSL Signed 22 Dec 6.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 01484 430528.
www.thelbt.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 December.

Friendly, entertaining and wise.
456 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, December 22, 2014 - 02:27 PM
London.

THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE
by Francis Beaumont.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Shakespeare’s Globe New Globe Walk To 11 January.
2.30pm 23, 26, 27, 30 Dec, 2, 3, 8, 10 Jan.
7.30pm 23, 26-28, 30 Dec, 2-4, 6-11 Jan.
Runs 3hr One interval (+2 pauses).

TICKETS: 020 7401 9918.
www.shakespearesglopbe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 December.

17th-century audience participation makes the play.
497 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:41 AM
London.

WINTER’S TALES.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Shakespeare’s Globe New Globe Walk SE1 9DT To 5 January 2015.
Sun 2.30pm Mon 7.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval (approx).

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 December.

Happy hours with fine readings of great storytellers,
506 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 09:51 AM
London.

THE FOURTH WISE MAN
by Purni Morell.

Unicorn Theatre (The Clore) 147 Tooley Street SE1 2HZ To 4 January 2015.
11.15am 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30, 31 Dec, 2 Jan
1.45pm 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30, 31 Dec, 2-4 Jan.
Runs 50min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7645 0560.
www.unicorntheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 December.

Quietly enjoyable desert drama with a sidelong seasonal look.
456 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 12:17 PM
Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

FLYING INTO DAYLIGHT
by Ron Hutchinson based on a story by Victoria Fischer.

Live Theatre Broad Chare NE1 3DQ To 20 December 2014.
Sat 2pm & 7.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 0191 232 1232.
www.live.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 December.

Outstanding flair in this fling with the Tango.
439 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 09:51 AM
London.

THE POSSIBLE IMPOSSIBLE HOUSE
devised by Forced Entertainment with Vlatka Horvat.

Barbican (The Pit) Silk Street EC To 28 December 2014.
11am 20-23, 28 Dec.
2pm 20-23, 28 Dec.
5pm 20-22, 27, 28 Dec.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 0845 120 7511.
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 December.

A story and its subversion replace Christmas stage glitz at the Pit.
450 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 09:23 AM
London
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
Book by Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Songs by Nacio Herb Brown & Arthur Freed

Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village N6 4BD To 25 January 2015.

Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 4pm.
Runs: 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8340 3488.
www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com
Review: William Russell 19 December.

Singing’ and Dancing on the Hill; the sun shines whatever the weather
624 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, December 19, 2014 - 09:32 AM
<>Newcastle-under-Lyme.

TALE TRAIL TO THE BORROWERS
by Sarah Richardson from Theresa Heskins’ adaptation of The Borrowers by Mary Norton.

New Vic Theatre (Studio) Etruria Road ST5 0JG To 27 December 2014.
11.15am 20, 22-24, 27 Dec.
1pm 20, 22, 23, 24, 27 Dec.
3pm 22, 23 Dec.
Runs 50min No interval.


TICKETS: 01782 717962.
www.newvictheatre.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 December.

Joyous trail well-worth exploring.
457 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 05:30 PM
London
The Night Dances

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse,
Shakespeare’s Globe,
21 New Globe Walk,
Bankside,
London SE1 9DT

7.30pm

1hr 40mins incl nterval

TICKETS 020 7401 9919 or 0871 297 0749 (booking fee applies)
In person: Mon-Sat 10am – 6pm (8pm on perf days);
Sundays: 10am-5pm (7pm on perf days)
On-line: www.shakespeares-globe.org

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Dec 15, 2014:

Fleeting pleasures in an otherwise gloomy landscape
507 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 05:13 PM
London.

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by William Shakespeare.

Almeida Theatre Almeida Street Islington N1 1TA To 14 February 2015.

7.30pm (5pm on Jan 1), mats Wed, Sat 2.30pm; Wed mats 2.30pm on Dec 17 Dec,
Jan 7, 14, 21 & 28 Jan & 4 Feb.
Audio-described 16 Jan 16 (+ Touch Tour 6pm), 24 Jan 2.30pm (+Touch Tour12.45pm).
Captioned 13 Jan 13 7.30pm, 21 Jan 31. 2.30pm
Runs: 3hr One interval.

TICKETS 020 7359 4404 (24 hours)
www.almeida.co.uk
Review Carole Woddis of 16 December 2014:

Internally consistent, thoughtful, not always easy to live with.
655 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 15, 2014 - 09:09 AM
London
It’s a Wonderful Life
A radio play
By Tony Palermo

Bridge House Theatre

2 High Street,
Penge
London SE20 8RZ

8pm - Dec 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, Fri 2 Jan, 3

4.30pm Sat 13 Dec, 14, 18, 20, 21
4.00pm Sat 27 Dec, 28, 29, 30, Sat 3 Jan, 4
Additional Performance: Sat 27 Dec, 8.00 pm.

No perfs
24 - 26 & 31 December, January 1

Box office: 0208 133 0311
www.bhtheatre.co.uk

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Dec 12, 2014:

A wonderful miracle of a wonderful life
589 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 15, 2014 - 09:02 AM
London
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Neil Bartlett based on the novel by Charles Dickens

The Old Red Lion Theatre

218 John Street, London EC1V 4NJ to 3 January 2015.
Tues – Sat 9.30 pm Mat Sat & Sun 4pm.
Runs 80 mins. No interval

TICKETS: 0844 412 4307
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 13 December

Christmas comes - and so does Scrooge!
434 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 05:14 PM
London
UGLIES TAKE PENGE
By Dereck Walker & David Kent.
Music & lyrics by David Kent.

The Bridge House Theatre

2 High Street, Penge, London SE20 to 21 December 2014.
Mon – Sat 11.30 am & 2pm. Other performances may be scheduled.
Runs 1hr 45mins. One interval.

TICKETS: 0208 133 0311.
www.bhtheatre.com

Review: William Russell 13 December

Cinders is missing but not missed
403 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 02:00 AM
London

SILENT PLANET
by Eve Leigh.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 20 December 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 December.

Communication under pressure adeptly developed.
442 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, December 12, 2014 - 01:10 AM
London.

LEAR’S DAUGHTERS
by Footfall Theatre and William Shakespeare.

Hope Theatre 207 Upper Street Islington N1 1RL To 20 December 2014.
Mon–Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.thehopetheatre.com
Review: William Russell 11 December

Goneril and Reagan are dead?
271 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 10:11 AM
London.

SHIPWRECKED!
by Donald Margulies.

Brockley Jack Studio Theatre 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH to 4 January 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm no performance 14, 15, 23 – 27, 31 Dec, 1 Jan.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 10 December.

Terrific tall tales told terribly well.
452 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 10:09 AM
Bath.

RUMPELSTILTSKIN
book and lyrics by Matt Harvey music by Thomas Hewitt Jones.

The Egg Bath Theatre Royal Sawclose BA1 1ET To 4 January 2014.
Runs 1hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 01225 823409.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk/the-egg
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 December.

Gently persuasive retelling of a traditional tale.
443 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 - 03:04 AM
Sheffield.

QUEEN COAL
by Bryony Lavery.

Crucible Studio Theatre To 22 November 2014.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 November.

Hitting home where it still hurts.
434 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, December 08, 2014 - 03:07 PM
Bath.

EXIT THE KING
by Eugène Ionesco translated by Jeremy Sams.

Ustinov Studio Saw Close BA1 1 To 20 December 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 11 Dec 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 50min No interval.

TICKETS: 01225 448844.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 December.

Triumph of actors and director with an intransigent play.
508 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 08, 2014 - 01:57 PM
London.

3 WINTERS
by Tena Stivicic.

Lyttelton Theatre Upper Ground South Bank London SE1 9PX In rep to 3 February 2015.
2.15pm 13, 27, 31 Dec, 3, 10, 31 Jan, 3 Feb.
2.30pm 14 Dec, 11 Jan, 1 Feb.
7.30pm 10-13, 15, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30 Dec, 1-3, 9, 10, 29-31 Jan, 2,3 Feb
Audio-Described 9 Jan, 10 Jan 2.15pm (+ Touch Tour)
Captioned 1 Feb.
Runs: 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 4 December.

Rich rewards in store.
574 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, December 08, 2014 - 10:38 AM
London.

HOPE
by Jack Thorne.

Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Downstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 10 January 2015.

Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu, Sat & 23 Dec 2.30pm.
no performance 24 Dec-1 Jan.
Audio-described 20 Dec 2.30pm.
Captioned 7 Jan.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000 (no booking fee).
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 3 December.

Little hope here.
474 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, December 07, 2014 - 11:18 AM
London.

APARTMENT 40 C
book and lyrics by Ray Rackham Music by Tom Lees.

London Theatre Workshop above The Eel Brook Pub 65 New King’s Road SW6 4SG To 20 December 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 50min No interval.

TICKETS: 01202045659.
www.londontheatreworkship.co.uk
William Russell 6 December.

A lovely new musical a delight to discover
469 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, December 07, 2014 - 09:39 AM
London.

TIMES SQUARE ANGEL
by Charles Busch.

Union Theatre 204 Union Street Southwark SE1 6LX To 21 December 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS 0207 261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 3 December.

It’s a wonderful life – kinda.
466 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 05, 2014 - 12:28 PM
London.

TREASURE ISLAND – the Curse of the Pearl Necklace
by Jon Bradfield & Martin Hooper.

Above the Stag Theatre Arch 17, Miles Street SW8 1RZ To 10 January 2015.
Tues – Sat 7.30pm, Sun 6pm, Mat Sat 3.30 pm & Sun 2pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: www.abovethestag.com
Review: William Russell 4 December.

Lots of jolly rogering
481 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 05, 2014 - 12:12 PM
London.

THE MIKADO
libretto by W.S. Gilbert music by Arthur Sullivan.

Charing Cross Theatre The Arches Villiers Street WC2N 6NL To 3 January 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 23, 28, 30 Dec 1 Jan 3pm.
no performance 24-26, 31 Dec.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 930 650.
www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 2 December.

Here’s A How-De-Do!.
495 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 05, 2014 - 11:45 AM
Birmingham
THE NUTCRACKER: Pyotyr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Peter Wright, Lev Ivanov, Vincent Redmon
Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB)
Runs: 2h, 20m, one interval
Birmingham Hippodrome: To 13 12 14

Information: www.brb.org.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 04 12 14

It’s here again; heart-warming as ever.
320 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, December 04, 2014 - 08:27 AM
London.

ASSASSINS
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim book by John Weidman.

Menier Chocolate Factory 53 Southwark Street SE1 1RU To 7 March 2015.
Tue-Sat 8pm no evening performance 31 Dec.
Mat Sat, Sun, 23, 30, 31 Dec 3.30pm.
no performance 24-26 Dec, 1 Jan.
Runs1hr 50min No interval.

Sold Out to 10 February.
TICKETS: 020 7378 1713 (£2 transaction fee).
www.menierchocolatefactory.com (£1 transaction fee).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 December.

A good shot at deadly Sondheim, if not quite hitting the bulls-eye.
559 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, December 04, 2014 - 12:24 AM
London.

OBAMA-OLOGY
by Aurin Squire.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 16 December 2014.
Sun, Mon 7.30pm Tue 2pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 December.

Hopes and fears of the election trail in a fine play memorably played.
462 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 09:44 AM
London.

SAXON COURT
by Daniel Andersen.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 13 December 2014.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.

TICETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 November.

Re-fuelled for the age of Austerity, the office-comedy on vitriol.
452 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 01:14 AM
London.

BILLY THE KID – A PANTO WESTERN
by John Savournin original lyrics and music by David Eaton.

Rosemary Branch Theatre 2 Shepperton Road N1 3DT To 10 January 2015.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 704 6665.
www.rosemarybranch.co.uk
Review: William Russell 1 December.

Calamity Dame.
465 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 12:37 AM
London.

PEOPLE SHOW 127 HANDS OFF
by The People Show.

Toynbee Studios (Theatre) 28 Commercial Street E1 6AB To 29 November 2014.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 November.

People Show unusually earnest as they go for virtual gaming.
443 more words
Posted by : al_geary on Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 09:28 PM
Nottingham/Touring.

THE PICTURE OF DOREEN GRAY: Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding.
Touring Info: info@lip-service.net
Runs: 2h 00m: one interval.
Review: Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Alan Geary: 26th November 2014.


Not their best but an improvement on their last.

420 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 09:22 PM
London.

GOD BLESS THE CHILD
by Molly Davies.

Royal Court Theatre (Jerwood Theatre Upstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 20 December 2014.
Mon-Sat 7pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Captioned 9 Dec.
Runs: 1hr 50min No interval.

TICKETS 020 7565 -5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 29 November.

Full of surprises and big questions.
509 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 09:14 PM
London
United We Stand
A new play by Neil Gore

The CLF Art Café,

The Bussey Building,
133 Rye Lane,
Peckham,
SE15 4ST

7.30pm

Runs: 2hr 15 mins with interval: 26 – 29 November

TICKETS: www.townsendproduction.org.uk
And further tour dates

Reviewed by Carole Woddis of performance seen Nov 28, 2014:

Rough and ready immediacy – with the whiff of injustice
521 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 12:12 PM
Chichester.

AN IDEAL HUSBAND
by Oscar Wilde.

Chichester Festival Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 13 December 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 3, 11 Dec 2.30pm.
Audio-described 12 Dec, 13 Dec 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 3Dec 7.30pm.
Captioned 6 Dec 2.30pm.
Runs 3hr One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 November.

The dialogue, like the jewellery, sparkles as ever.
515 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 10:46 AM
London.

STREAMING
by Jon Welch.

Pleasance Theatre (Upstairs) Carpenters Mews North Road To 29 November 2014.
Tue-Sun 8pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7609 1800.
www.pleasance.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 November.

Well-acted relationship gives life in low-energy storyteling.
427 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 01:14 PM
London.

PENTECOST
by David Edgar.

Cockpit Theatre Gateforth Street NW8 8EH In rep to 30 November 2014.
7.30pm 28 November.
2.30pm 30 November.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7258 2825.
www.cockpit.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 November.

A play crowded with incident still makes its political points.
518 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 12:30 PM
London.

THE SHAPE OF THE TABLE
by David Edgar.

Cockpit Theatre Gateforth Street NW8 8EH In rep to 29 November 2014.
7.30pm 27, 29 Nov.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7258 2825.
www.cockpit.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 November.

The processes live on – only the names have changed.
505 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 12:06 PM
Chichester.

FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE.
by Terrence McNally.

Minerva Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 6 December 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.45pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 November.

Starkness and energy in moving moonlight romance.
442 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, November 28, 2014 - 12:58 PM
Mold.

NOT ABOUT HEROES
by Stephen MacDonald

Clwyd Theatr Cymru (Emlyn Williams auditorium) Mold CH7 1YA To 29 November 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 2.45pm.
Run s 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0 845 330 3565.
www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 November.

Poets in war speak too loudly here.
435 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, November 28, 2014 - 10:19 AM
London
THE GREEN BAY TREE
by Mordaunt Shairp
edited by Tim Luscombe

The Jermyn Street Theatre,

16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6SJ to 21 December 2014
Tues – Sat 7.30pm. Mats Sat & Sun 3.30pm

Runs 1 hr 55mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 287 2875
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell

Waking the dead in a splendid production
489 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 11:01 AM
London.

FIRST LOVE
by Samuel Beckett

Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 13 December 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 November.

Compelling performance of a telling story.
422 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 05:43 PM
London.

THE GOSPEL OF THE OTHER MARY
music by John Adams libretto by Peter Sellars.

London Coliseum St Martin’s Lane In rep to 5 December 2014.
6.30pm 29 Nov.
7.30pm 27 Nov, 3, 5 Dec.
BSL Signed 3 Dec.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7845 9300.
www.eno.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 November.

Thrilling score and terrific performances powerfully combine.
541 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 03:46 PM
Richmond.

THE HYPOCHONDRIAC
by Molière in a version by Richard Bean music and lyrics by Richard Thomas.

Richmond Theatre The Green TW9 1QJ To 29 November 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7651.
www.atgtickets.com/richmond
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 November.

Laughter, folly and death.
484 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:17 AM
London
22 November
THE SPINNING WHEEL
collaboration between Baba Israel and Leo Kay


The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG on 22 September 2014 & Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham on 25 November 2014.
Runs 1 hr 35 mins No interval

TICKETS: 0121 446 3232 (Midlands Arts Centre)
www.macbirmingham.co.uk
Review: William Russell 22 November

A Voyage Round My Father: Beautifully performed.
488 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:04 AM


London. Nov 30, 2014

MAN TO MAN
by Manfred Karge translated by Anthony Vivis.

Park Theatre (Park 90) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park N4 3JP To 30 November 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat & Sun 3.15pm.
Runs: 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 20 November.

Bold and forceful script and performance.
468 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 11:47 AM
London.

HOW A MAN CRUMBLED
by Clout Theatre
THE WEATHERMAN
by Kiki Lovechild

The Vaults Leake Street SE1 7NN To 29 November 2014.
How A Man Crumbled 18-22 November.
8.20pm.
Runs 1 hr No interval.
The Weatherman
20-21 Nov.
6.30pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 401 9603
www.mimeticfest.com
Review: William Russell 20 November.

Silence is golden – sometimes.
445 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 01:51 AM
London.

THE PRISONER’S DILEMMA
by David Edgar.

Cockpit Theatre Gateforth Street NW8 8EH In rep to30 November 2014.
7.30pm 26, 30 Nov
2.30pm 22, 29 Nov.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7258 2825.
www.cockpit.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 November.

Following the detailed arguments leads to enlightenment about politics, diplomacy and conflict.
516 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 04:15 PM
Sonning.

A PARTY TO MURDER
by Marcia Kash and Doug Hughes.

The Mill at Sonning Sonning Eye RG4 6TY To 22 November 2014.
Wed-Sat 6.15pm (dinner) + 8.15pm (show) Mat Sat 12.15pm (lunch) + 2.15pm (show).
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 0118 969 8000.
www.millatsonning.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 November.

Perfect post-prandial puzzle.
455 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 08:39 AM
London.

LOADED
by David Brown.

Brockley Jack Studio 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 29 November 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 10 min No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 November.

Mondeo man, car repairs and much, much more.
366 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 08:32 AM
London.

WILDEFIRE
by Roy Williams.

Hampstead Theatre Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage To 29 November 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 2.30pm Sat 3pm.
Audio-described 29 Nov 3pm (+Touch tour 1.30pm).
Captioned 25 Nov (+ transcribed Post Show Discussion)..
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7722 9301.
www.hampsteadtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 November.

Well-researched elements don’t fuse into a credible compound.
489 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 01:06 PM
London.

ACCOLADE
by Emlyn Williams.

St James Theatre 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 13 December 2014.
Mon - Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 November.

Accolades all round.
453 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, November 17, 2014 - 01:51 AM
Tour.

THE RESTORATION OF NELL GWYN
by Steve Trafford.

Ensemble Theatre and York Theatre Royal Tour to 29 November 2014.
Runs 1hr 50min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 November at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Maidenhead.

Enjoyably witty chamber drama of fragile female fame.
429 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 10:16 AM
Richmond.

POMONA
by Alistair McDowall.

Orange Tree Theatre 1 Clarence Street TW9 2SA To 13 December 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 2 Dec, 6 Dec 2.30pm.
Post-show Talks 27 Nov 2.30pm 2 Dec.
Runs 1hr 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8940 3633.
www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 November.

Play about vice steadily tightens its grip.
474 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, November 14, 2014 - 11:01 AM
Birmingham
THE LASTING SENSE OF SUDDEN: Jonathan AP Emrys
Fred Theatre Limited
at The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham.

Old Joint Stock till 15 11 14
then Croydon, Stratford

Runs: 1hr 15m, no interval: till 15th November 2014

Weds-Sat 7:30pm

Review: Sam Chipman 13/11/2014

An honest, open telling of real LBGT experiences


348 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, November 14, 2014 - 10:41 AM
London.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (AS YOU LIKE IT)
after William Shakespeare or Krymov’s Dream.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS To 15 November 2014.
7.45pm
Runs: 1hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0845 120 7550.
www.barbican.org.uk/bite
Review: Carole Woddis 13 November.

Subversive, irreverent, one person’s vision.
635 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, November 14, 2014 - 10:31 AM
Tour
SHAKESPEARE’S OTHELLO: William Shakespeare / Frantic Assembly
Frantic Assembly on tour.

Runs: 1h 55m, no interval.
Birmingham Rep to 15 11 14
Tel: 0121 236 4455
Tour till 07 February 2015
Information: www.franticassembly.co.uk/productions/othello-2014/

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 13 11 14

A tough swaggering production – engaging, exciting.
372 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 03:16 PM
Tour.

EACH SLOW DUSK
by Rory Mullarkey.

Pentabus Theatre Tour to 23 November 2014.

Runs 1hr 50min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 November at The Hive Worcester.

A great war play, original and richly reflective in form, in a splendid production.
446 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 02:44 PM
London.

NOT ABOUT HEROES
by Stephen MacDonald.

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2) 14 Whitehall SW1A 2DY To 6 December 2014.
Mon–Sat 7.45pm. Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

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

A night to Remember.
393 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 06:03 PM
London.

SYMPHONY
Jonesy by Tom Wells A Love Song for the People of London by Ella Hickson My Thoughts on Leaving You by Nick Payne.

Soho Theatre (Soho Downstairs) 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE To 7 December 2014.
Tue-Sun 7.30pm.
Runs: 1hr No interval.

TICKETS : 020 7478 0100.
www.sohotheatre.com
Review: Carole Woddis 11 November.

Seriously punching above its weight.
483 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 02:40 PM
London.

COOLATULLY
by Fiona Doyle.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 22 November 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 November.

A slow, steady, carefully-wrought drama.
448 more words
Posted by : al_geary on Monday, November 10, 2014 - 02:47 PM
Nottingham.

ARCADIA: Tom Stoppard.
Nottingham Playhouse.

www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 3h 5m: one interval: till 15th November.
Performance times: 7.45pm (matinees 1.30pm 13th and 2.30pm 8th).
Review: Alan Geary: 4th November 2014.

A triumph.
472 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, November 10, 2014 - 07:15 AM
London.

CANS
by Stuart Slade.

Theatre 503 The Latchmere 503 Battersea Park Road SW11 3BW To 29 November 2014.
Tue–Sat & 24 Nov 7.45pm Sun 5pm except 23 Nov 8pm.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 978 7040.
www.theatre503.com
Review: William Russell 9 November.

Funny, but it's no laughing matter.
346 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, November 10, 2014 - 12:36 AM
Tour.

THE BOUNCE
by Tim Webb

Oily Cart Theatre Tour to 29 October 2014.
Runs 20min x 3.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 October at The Place London.

Carefully devised activity that values its young participants.
456 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 09, 2014 - 11:36 PM
Manchester.

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by Tennessee Williams.

Royal Exchange Theatre St Ann’s Square M2 7DH To 29 November 2014.
Mon-Fri 7.30pm Sat 8pm no performance 11 Nov Mat Wed & 11, 18 Nov 2.30pm Sat 3.30pm.
Audio-described: 15 Nov 3.30pm.
BSL Signed: 25 Nov.
Captioned: 21 Nov.
Post-show Discussion 20 Nov.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 0161 833 9833.
www.royalexchange.co.uk/catroof
Review: Timothy Ramsden 8 November.

The Exchange provides a superb platform for a memorable production.
526 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 09, 2014 - 08:46 PM
London.

JOHN
conceived by Lloyd Newson.

Lyttelton Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX I rep to 13 January 2015.
Audio-described: 19 Dec 20 Dec 20 3pm (+ Touch Tour).
Captioned 12 Jan 8pm.
Runs: 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 4 November.

Emotion in motion in a provocative and beautiful piece.
610 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, November 07, 2014 - 08:20 PM
London
2071 By Duncan Macmillan & Chris Rapley
Royal Court Theatre,
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs,
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Mon-Sat 7.45pm; Thurs, Sat mats 3.30pm

Runs: 75mins without interval, to 15 11 14

TICKETS 020 7565 -5000
In person: Mon–Sat, 10am-start of perf or 6pm if no show
On-line: www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk

Age guidance: 14+

Mondays all tickets £10; concs £5 off two top prices on daily standby; for 25s and under; School and HE groups of 8+; groups of 6+
Access: £12 + companion
*ID required. All discounts are subject to availability

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Nov 6, 2014:

No messing about, a cut to the chase.
610 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 05:11 PM
London
The FITZROVIA RADIO HOUR’s DRACULA
by Tom Mallaburn, Phil Mulryne, Jon Edgley Bond & Cal McCrystal

Mercury Theatre

Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT to 16 November 2014
Tues- Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm and 4pm Sun November 16

Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 01206 573948
www.mercurytheatre.co.uk

Review: William Russell 4 November

Fangs, blood and hilarity at the BBC
411 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 04:54 PM
Tour
MY PERFECT MIND: Told By An Idiot

Runs: 1h 40m, no interval, to 15 Nov; two additional dates in Barcelona
Info: www.toldbyanidiot.org

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Rep, 04 11 14

Precious sublime madness.

329 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 08:54 AM
Tour.

TWELFTH NIGHT
by William Shakespeare.

English Touring Theatre Tour to 29 November 2014.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 October at Watford Palace Theatre.

Clarity’s the virtue of this dark and stormy Twelfth Night.
482 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 04:53 PM
London.

THE CURING ROOM
by David Ian Lee.

Pleasance Theatre Carpenters’ Mews North Road N7 9EF To 9 November 2014.
Tue-Sun 7.30pm & 10pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7609 1800.
www.pleasance.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 October.

Extreme human situation handled with moderate skill.
463 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, November 03, 2014 - 12:46 PM
York.

HELVER’S NIGHT
by Ingmar Villqist translated by Jacek Laskowski.

York Theatre Royal Studio St Leonard’s Place YO1 7HD To 8 November 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30min no interval.

TICKETS: 01904 623568.
www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 November.

Increasing grip of personal pity and political terror in play with a youthful angle.
457 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 08:00 PM
London
Who Do We Think We Are?: Sonja Lindon
Southwark Playhouse,

77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

8pm, Sat mat 3.30pm

Runs: 2hrs 10mins incl internal. To Nov 15

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

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Oct 30, 2014:

Clever spin and moving testimony.
541 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 11:48 AM
Wales.

SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND
by Mike James.

Clwyd Theatr Cymru (Anthony Hopkins Theatre) Mold CH7 1YA To 8 November 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm
Audio-described 8 Nov 2.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 6 Nov.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0845 330 3565.
www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 November.

Our finest hour reincarnated through its finest comedy.
497 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 10:44 AM
London.

JONAH AND OTTO
by Robert Holman.

Park Theatre (Park 200) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park N4 3JP to 23 November 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10 min. One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 870 5399.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 31 October.

A long day’s journey.
372 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 09:59 AM
Salisbury.

SEPARATE TABLES
by Terence Rattigan.

Salisbury Playhouse Malthouse Lane SP2 7RA To 8 November 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.15pm.
Audio-described 1 Nov 2.15pm & 7.30pm.
BSL Signed 5 Nov.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 01722 320333.
www.salisburyplayhouse.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 October.

Several strong performances replenish Rattigan’s Separate Tables.
484 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, October 31, 2014 - 05:30 PM
Bath.

THE FATHER
by Florian Zeller translated by Christopher Hampton.

Ustinov Studio Theatre Royal Saw Close BA1 1ET To 15 November 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 0125 448844.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 October 2014.

Beautifully organised script that puts order into chaos, in a splendid, sympathetic production.
449 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, October 31, 2014 - 02:42 PM
Tour.

REGENERATION
by Pat Barker adapted by Nicholas Wright.

Royal & Derngate/Touring Consortium Tour to 29 November 2014.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 October at Richmond Theatre.

Reliving the past with increasing impact.
470 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 12:58 AM
London.

SPINE
by Clara Brennan.

Soho Theatre (Upstairs) 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE To 2 November 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Sun 5pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Run 1hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7478 0100.
www.sohotheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 October.

Mint condition new play and vibrant production.
434 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 08:06 PM
London.

SWEENEY TODD, THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim book by Hugh Wheeler.

Harringtons Pie and Mash Shop 3 Selkirk Road SW17 0ER To 29 November 2014.
7.30pm
Runs: 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366/020 7359 4404 (24 hours).
www.tootingartsclub.co.uk/sweeneytickets
Review by Carole Woddis 27 Octpber.

A wonder to wonder at.
520 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 01:22 PM
Tour.

AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS
by Toby Hulse.

Chipping Norton Theatre and Oxfordshire Theatre Company Tour to 23 November 2014.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 October at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.

Fun but not frivolous.
443 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 08:12 PM
London.

THE BUS
by by James Lantz.

Above The Stag Theatre
Arch 17 Miles Street SW8 1RZ To 22 November 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm. Sun 6pm.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: www.abovethestag.com
Review: William Russell 24 October.

Teenage love in the Bible Belt. Excellently told tale.
397 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 04:27 PM
Ipswich.

THIS IS MY FAMILY
by Tim Firth.

New Wolsey Theatre Civic Drive IP1 2AS 11-15 November 2014.
Tue 7pm Wed-Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr25min One interval.

TICKETS: 01473 295900.
www.wolseytheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 October at Royal & Derngate (Royal auditorium) Northampton..

A family well worth paying a visit.
474 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 03:21 PM
Chichester.

GYPSY
book by Arthur Laurents music by Jule Styne lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

Chichester Festival Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 8 November 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 31 Oct, 1 Nov 2.30pm, 7 Nov, 8 Nov 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 29 Oct 7.30pm.
Captioned 8 Nov 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 October.

Entertains you in style.
609 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 04:22 PM
London
MEMPHIS: Music & Lyrics by David Bryan
Book & Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Shaftesbury Theatre

210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8DP
Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm to 28 March 2015

Runs 2 hr 30 mins One interval

TICKETS: 0207 379 5399
www.shaftesburytheatre.com
Review: William Russell 18 October

Soul stirring hit, everything a musical should be
551 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 04:09 PM
London
Unidentified Item in the Bagging Area: Sarah Simmonds
Old Red Lion Theatre

418 St John Street
London
EC1V 4NJ

7.30pm Tues-Sat, mats Sat 2.30pm, Sun 2pm

Runs: 2hrs with interval: to 06 11 15

TICKETS: 0844 412 4307
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Oct 21, 2014

A refreshing theatre balancing act
545 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:50 PM
Watford.

THE ANGRY BRIGADE
by James Graham.

Palace Theatre 20 Clarendon Road WD17 1JZ To 25 October 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 01923225671.
www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 October 2014 at Watford Palace Theatre.

Well-researched, if not documentary, you’re likely to like one half.
488 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:13 PM
London.

THE SCOTSBORO BOYS
music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb
book by David Thompson

Garrick Theatre 2 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0HH To 21 February 2015.
Mon–Sat 7.45 pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1 hr 55 min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 9673.
www.nimaxtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 22 October.

Dazzling, daring and difficult.
613 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 03:25 PM
London
THE RIVALS
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The Arcola Theatre

24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL to 15 November 2014.
Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm
Runs 3hr 5mins One interval

TICKETS: 0207 503 1646
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 21 October

An unrivalled revival
466 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 03:15 PM
Tour
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST: Oscar Wilde
On Tour

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham 21 – 25 October
Runs: 2h 30m, one interval

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 21 10 14

A cake, icing on the top, and a cherry on top of that.
393 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 05:18 PM
Tour.

A FAREWELL TO ARMS
by Ernest Hemingway adapted by Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks.

imitating the dog Tour to 29 November 2014.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 October at The Dukes Lancaster.

Apt and energetic adaptation.
451 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 06:56 AM
Bolton.

EARLY ONE MORNING
by Les Smith.

Octagon Theatre Howell Croft South BL1 1SB To 1 November 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm except 20 Oct 5pm Mat 22, 25 Oct 2pm.
BSL Signed 30 Oct.
Post-show Discussion 27 Oct.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0204 520661.
www.octagonbolton.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 October.

Alleged paths of glory lead to death and injustice.
510 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 05:49 AM
Liverpool

BRIGHT PHOENIX
by Jeff Young lyrics by Martin Heslop.

Everyman Theatre Hope Street To 25 October 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 1.30pm Sat 2pm.
Captioned 25 Oct 2pm.
Runs 1hr 50min No interval.

TICKETS: 0151 709 4776.
www.everymanplayhouse.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 October.

Drama, poetry, song combine in bright urban fantasy.
490 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 02:43 PM
London
The Cherry Orchard : Anton Chekhov
Young Vic Theatre,

66 The Cut,
London SE1 8LZ

7.45, mats Wed, Sat 2.30m
Runs 1hr 50mins without interval. To 13 11 14

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvictheatre.org
Discounts including under 26s (£10); free to Southwark and Lambeth residents,
phone 0207 922 2920 (Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm)

Review by: Carole Woddis of performance seen Oct 16, 2014:

Less is more in this powerful production
598 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 02:30 PM
London
JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
Music by Jacques Brel
English lyrics and additional material by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman

Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches

Villiers Street, London WC2N 6RH to 22 November 2014
Mon – Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 3pm
Runs 2hr One interval

TICKETS: 0844 493 0650
www.londontheatredirect.com

Review: William Russell, 18 10 14

Pleasant Underneath the Arches, but this isn’t where Brel is.
393 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, October 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
London
TARTUFFE by Moliere
adapted by Paul Webster

The Space

269 West Ferry Road, London E14 3RS to 25 October 2014
Tues – Sat 7.30 pm
Runs 1hr 40 mins No interval; to 25 10 14

TICKETS: 0207 515 7798
www.space.org.uk

Review: William Russell 16 October

Double crossing in the deep South is a delight
424 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:21 AM
Tour.

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
by Oliver Goldsmith.

Northern Broadsides Tour to 13 December 2014.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 September at Oxford Playhouse.

The comedy could speak for itself.
451 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, October 13, 2014 - 03:00 PM
London.

THE DOG, THE NIGHT AND THE KNIFE
by Marius von Mayenburg translated by Maja Zade.

Arcola Theatre (Arcola 2) 24 Ashwin Street Dalston E8 3DL To 18 October 2014.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 September.

Bleakly compelling urban nightmare.

451 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, October 13, 2014 - 02:01 AM
Keswick.

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
by William Shakespeare.

Theatre By The Lake Lakeside CA12 5DJ In rep to 8 November 2014.
8pm 14, 15, 20, 25, 30 Oct, 3, 7, 8 Nov.
2pm 15, 25, 30 Oct 8 Nov.
Audio-described 24 Sept 2pm.
Post-show Discussion 29 Aug.
Under 26s £5 29 Aug, 19 Aug, 10, 31 Oct.
Captioned 15 Oct 2pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 017687 744411.
www.theatrebythelake.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 August.

Thankfully, more comedy than errors in Keswick’s production.
515 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 11:53 AM
London.

PEER GYNT
by Henrik Ibsen. poems by Sam Shepard music by Iggy Pop.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS To 11 October 2014.
7.15pm
Runs: 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 0845 120 7550.
www.barbican.org.uk/bite
Review: Carole Woddis 9 October.

A production with many echoes.
529 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 11:44 AM
London.

THE TEMPEST
by William Shakespeare.

Waterloo East Theatre Brad Street SE1 8TN To 26 October 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 4pm.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 928 0060.
www.waterlooeast.co.uk
Review: William Russell 10 October.

Apocalypse Now.
405 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, October 10, 2014 - 09:28 AM
Keswick.

ROOKERY NOOK
by Ben Travers.

Theatre By The Lake Lakeside CA12 5DJ In rep to 5 November 2014.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 017687 744411
www.theatrebythelake.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 August,

There’s laughs in the old ones yet.
463 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, October 10, 2014 - 05:41 AM
Keswick.

THE WINTERLING
by Jez Butterworth.

Theatre By The Lake Studio Lakeside CA12 5DJ In rep to 5 November 2014.
8pm 11, 16, 17, 21, 22, 28, 29 Oct, 4, 5 Nov.
2pm 16, 29 Oct.
Post-show Discussion 17 Oct.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 017687 74411.
www.theatrebythelake.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 August.

Rare revival of enigmatic drama makes it worth asking the questions.
459 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 02:25 PM
London
ALTAR BOYZ
Book, music and Lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila, Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker

Greenwich Theatre

Crooms Hill, London SE18 8ES to 18 October 2014
Tues – Sat & Sun 8pm
Runs: One hour 30 mins No interval. To 18.10.14

TICKETS: 0208 858 7755
www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk

Review: William Russell, 08 10 14

Boyz will be boyz. And one of the best nights out you can imagine.
495 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 08:29 AM
Bath.

PLAY STRINDBERG
by Friedrich Dürrenmatt translated by Alistair Beaton.

Ustinov Studio Theatre Royal Saw Close BA1 1ET To 11 October 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 01225 448844.
www.theatreroyal.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 October.

Clean and precise view of a marital morass.
460 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 12:21 AM
Keswick.

OLD TIMES
by Harold Pinter.

Theatre by the Lake Studio In rep to 8 November 2014.
8pm98, 10, 14, 15, 20, 25, 30, 31 Oct, 3, 8 Nov.
2pm 15, 25, 30 Oct, 8 Nov.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 017687 74411.
www.theatrebythelake.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 August.

Intriguing revival of play where Pinter branched-out.
443 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 03:09 PM
London
DAMN YANKEES
Words and Music by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross
Book by George Abbott & Douglas Wallop

Landor Theatre, 70 Landor Road, London SW9 9PH

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mar Sat & Sun 3pm
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval. To 08 11 14.

TICKETS: 0207 737 7276
www.landortheatre.co.uk

Review: William Russell 7 October

A home run hit by any standards.
535 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 08:54 AM
Chichester.

TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT
by Mark Hayhurst.

Minerva Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 1 November 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm no performance 20 Oct. Mat Sat & 8, 15, 21, 23, 30 Oct 2.45pm.
Audio-described 24 Oct, 25 Oct 2.45pm.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 October.

Battle between human determination and political power grips ever-tighter..
500 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 08:13 PM
London
Electra: By Sophocles, In a version by Frank McGuinness.


Old Vic Theatre,
The Cut,
London SE1 8NB

7.30pm; Wed & Sat 3pm

Runs: 1 hr 40 mins without interval. To 20 December

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

Access:
use Text Relay which is a free service (you only pay for the cost of the call to the venue).
18001 0844 871 7628 (text phone users)
18002 0844 871 7628 (hearing person)
For further details log onto Text Relay

By Post
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 Oct 6, 2014:

Into the heart of darkness.
669 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 10:51 AM
Watford.

LOVE ME DO
by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.

Palace Theatre 20 Clarendon Road WD17 1JZ To 18 October 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed, Sat & 14, 16 Oct 2.30pm.
Audio-described 11 Oct 2.30pm.
Captioned 7 Oct.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 01923 225671.
www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 6 October.

Watford triumphs with finely-choreographed comedy of threats to nuclear family and the whole world.
465 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 11:47 AM
London
THE UNQUIET GRAVE OF GARCIA LORCA
By Nicholas de Jongh

Drayton Arms Theatre

153 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 0LJ to 25 October 2014
Tues – Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3pm
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval, to 25 October.

TICKETS: 0207 835 2301
www.ticketsource.com
Review: William Russell 3 October 2014

Lorca’s last, lost love.
490 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 02:16 PM
Birmingham
The Goon Show: Phantom Head Shaver (of Brighton), The Canal: Spike Millligan
Old Joint Stock, Birmingham
Then, Croydon till 11 10 14

0121 200 0946
Perfs: 03, 04 October 2014

Runs approx, 1h 25, inc one interval
Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 03 10 14

An unmitigated pleasure.
353 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 10:16 AM
Rachel.
by Angelina Weld Grimke.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 25 October 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat, Sun 3pm.
Runs: 2hr 15min One interval, to 25 October 2014.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 2 October.

Domestic souls laid bare.
525 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 02:37 PM
Chichester.

GUYS AND DOLLS
book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows music and lyrics by Frank Loesser.

Chichester Festival Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 21 September 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 4, 10, 18 Sept 2.30pm, 21 Sept 3pm.
Audio-described 5 Sept, 6 Sept 2.30pm, 19 Sept, 20 Sept 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 10 Sept 7.30pm.
Captioned 13 Sept 2.30pm.30pm
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 August.

Guys, Dolls – anyone will rejoice at this.
598 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, September 29, 2014 - 05:35 PM
London.

FLOWERS OF THE FOREST
by John Van Druten.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1Y 6ST To 18 October 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat, Sun 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 September.

Strongly constructed and played, a valuable revival.
473 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 09:55 PM
London.

THE FLOUERS OF EDINBURGH
by Robert McLellan.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 89ED To 27 September 2014.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 September.

A vivid Scots voice brought back to the stage.
466 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 02:27 PM
London
The James Plays
Rona Munro
In Rep till Oct 29, 2014
National Theatre

Upper Ground,
South Bank,
London SE1 9PX

7.30, mats Sats 2pm, Sun 3pm, Oct 25 all in one day (sold out);
See website for details:

And for Audio-described and Captioned perfs


TICKETS 020 7452 3000
In person: Mon– Sat, 9.30am-8pm
On-line: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets

The James Plays, a co-production with National Theatre of Scotland and the Edinburgh International Festival.

Review by Carole Woddis of performances seen Sept 25, 2014

Thrilling and impressive: a full-length feature and review

1692 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, September 26, 2014 - 09:01 PM
London.

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
by Henrik Ibsen version by Florian Borchmeyer.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS To 28 September 2014.
Wed-Sat 7.45pm Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 25min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7638 8891.
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 September.

Fresh urgency and vitality in a remarkably perceptive production.
466 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 09:40 AM
London
Teh Internet Is Serious Business: Tim Price
Royal Court Theatre,


Jerwood Theatre Downstairs,
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat mats 2.30pm

Captioned perf: Wed, Oct 15, 7.30pm
Audio described perf: Sa,t Oct 25, 2.30pm

Runs: 2.45 mins incl 15 min interval: to 25 10 14

TICKETS 020 7565 -5000
In person: Mon–Sat, 10am-start of perf or 6pm if no show
On-line: www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk

Age guidance: 14+

Mondays all tickets £10; concs £5 off two top prices on daily standby; for 25s and under; School and HE groups of 8+; groups of 6+
Access: £12 + companion
*ID required. All discounts are subject to availability

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 23, 2014:

Ground breaking, personally puzzling, a Royal Court fanfare
842 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 09:23 AM
London
The Wolf From The Door: Rory Mullarkey
Royal Court Theatre
,
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs,
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Mon-Sat 7.45pm; Thurs, Sat mats 3pm

Captioned perf: Tues Oct 28, 7.45pm

Runs: 85mins without interval, to 01 11 14

TICKETS 020 7565 -5000
In person: Mon–Sat, 10am-start of perf or 6pm if no show
On-line: www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk

Age guidance: 15+

Mondays all tickets £10; concs £5 off two top prices on daily standby; for 25s and under; School and HE groups of 8+; groups of 6+
Access: £12 + companion
*ID required. All discounts are subject to availability

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 22, 2014:

Prophecy or fantasy – time will tell
566 more words
Posted by : Jen_Mitchell on Monday, September 22, 2014 - 04:36 PM
Nottingham
Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company
TIME AND THE CONWAYS
By J.B. Priestley


Nottingham Playhouse to Saturday 27th September 2014
Matinee Thursday 25th September 1.30
Audio described performances Wednesday 24th September 7.45, captioned performance Thursday 25th September 7.45, signed interpreted performance Friday 26th September 7.45
TICKETS: 0115 9419419
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Jen Mitchell 18th September 2014
Runs 2hrs 20mins. One interval

A poignant story of the lost hopes and dreams of a post First World War generation.
634 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, September 22, 2014 - 04:29 PM
London
Albion: Chris Thompson

Bush Theatre,
Uxbridge Road,
London W12 8LJ

Mon-Sat 7.30pm; mats Wed, Sat 2.30pm

Audio described perf: Oct 11, 2.30pm
Captioned perf: Oct 3, 7.30pm

Runs: 2hrs 30 mins incl 15 min interval. To 25 10 14

TICKETS: 020 8743 5050
On-line: www.bushtheatre.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 19, 2014:

Not pretty, but a blistering play
526 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 09:43 PM
London.

DER SCROGGY'S WAR
by Howard Brenton.

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT In rep to 10 October 2014.
7.30pm 26, 29 Sept, 3, 6, 10 Oct.
2pm 27 Sept, 4 Oct.
Captioned: 4 Oct.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919/0871 297 0749 (booking fee).
www.shakespeares-globe.org
Review: Carole Woddis 18 September.

An unsung hero now ably sung.
584 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 10:56 AM
London.

TRUE WEST
by Sam Shepard.

Tricycle Theatre 269 Kilburn High Road NW6 7JR To 4 October 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm, 17, 24 Sept, 1 Oct 2pm.
Captioned 18 Sept.
Audio-described 25 Sept.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7328 1000.
www.tricycle.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 10 September.

One hell of an evening.
487 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 05:16 PM
London
The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd: DH Lawrence
Orange Tree Theatre,

1 Clarence Street,
Richmond,
Surrey TW9 2SA

Eves 7.30pm; Tues & Thurs mat 2.30pm

Audio described perfs: Tue 16 Sep 7.30pm; Sat 20 Sep 2.30pm
Post-show discussions: Thurs 18 Sep 2.30pm, Tues 23 Sept 7.30pm

Runs: 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8940 3633.
www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 5 September.

Poignant Revival
517 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, September 06, 2014 - 03:15 PM
London.

THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER
book and lyrics by Tim Sanders music by Charles Miller based on the novel by Rebecca West.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16B Jermyn Street SW1Y 6ST To 20 September 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3.30pm extra performances 8 Sept 7.30pm, 14 Sept3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 6 September.

Casualties of war.
521 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 05, 2014 - 09:44 PM
London
TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES
Book, music and lyrics by Alex Loveless
from the novel by Thomas Hardy


New Wimbledon Studio, 93 The Broadway, London SW19 1QG to 27 September 2014
Tues – Sat 7.30pm Mat Thurs & Sat 2.30pm
Runs 2h 25 mins One interval, to 27 09 14

TICKETS: 0844 871 7646
www.atgtickets.comReview: William Russell 4 September

A feast of melody and fine performances
547 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, September 01, 2014 - 08:34 AM
London
ROMEO AND JULIET
by William Shakespeare


Temple Church, Temple (off Fleet Street) London EC4Y 73B to 7 September 2014
Wed – Sat 8pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm
Runs 2 hr 20 mins One interval

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366
www.anticdisposition.co.uk
Review: William Russell 31 August

Good things to catch, but in a Temple of Doom
487 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 12:34 PM
TOAST
by Richard Bean


The Park Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
To 21September 2014
Tues – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm
Runs 2 hr 15 mins One interval

TICKETS: 0207 870 6876
www.parktheatre.co.uk

Review: William Russell, 28 August 2014

Bean on toast; and well served.
471 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 03:25 PM
Musselburgh.

MARY STEWART
by Robert McLellan.

Brunton Theatre Ladywell Way EH21 6AA 30 August 2014.
7.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 0131 665 2240.
www.thebrunton.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 August at Duddingston Kirk Manse Gardens Edinburgh.

Raw energy revealed across the decades.
460 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:16 AM
London.

DIARY OF A MADMAN
by Nikolai Gogol adapted by Howard Colyer.

Brockley Jack Studio 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 30 August 2014.
8pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

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

A touching decline played with considerable effect.
287 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:30 AM
London
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S Dream
by William Shakespeare


The Courtyard Theatre, 4o Pitfield Street, London N1 6EU to 7 September 2014
Tues – Sun 7.30pm (Fri 7pm).
Runs 2 hr 30 mins One interval, to 07 09 14

TICKETS: 0844 4771000
www.thecourtyard.org.uk
Review: William Russell 20 August

Once more into the Dream dear friends.
505 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 02:16 PM
London
SEE ROCK CITY AND OTHER DESTINATIONS

Music by Brad Alexander
Book & Lyrics by Adam Mathais

The Union Theatre, 204 Union Street, London SE1 0LX to 30 August 2014
Tues – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm
Runs 1hr 40 mins No interval, to 30 08 14

TICKETS: 02067 261 9876
www.ticketsource.co.uk/uniontheatre

Review: William Russell, 17 August

Take a trip with talent.
472 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 02:04 PM
London
Jezebel: Mark Cantan
Soho Theatre,

21 Dean Street
London W1D 3NE

7.00pm Tues-Sun; mats: Sat 3pm; Sun 4.30pm

Runs: 90 mins no interval. to 31 08.

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

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen August 14, 2014:

Sharp, modern and funny to boot.
523 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 11:57 AM
London
THE RING CYCLE PLAYS
Adapted from the librettos of Richard Wagner
By Phil Willmott & Lisa Kuma


The Scoop at More London, Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2DB to 31 August 2014
Wed- Sat 6pm
Runs 4hr 25 mins Three intervals, to 31 08 14

FREE EVENT
www.morelondon.com

Review: William Russell 15 August

Shenanigans, giants and dragons in Valhalla – but Wagner’s plot creaks.

552 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 11:44 AM
London
Dogfight
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan
Based on the Warner Bros film and screenplay by Bob Comfort


Southwark Playhouse,
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

7.30pm, Sat mat 3.00pm

Runs: 2hrs incl internal, to 13 09 14

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

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Aug 13, 2014:

Another Southwark delight.
593 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 15, 2014 - 11:52 AM
London
MUSWELL HILL
by Torben Betts


The White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ to 31 August 2014
Tues – Sat 7.30 pm Sun 6pm
Runs 2hr One interval, till 31 08 14

TICKETS: 0844 8700 887
www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk

Review: William Russell 14 August

A dinner party from hell. A heavenly production.
418 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:23 AM
London.

SOMMER 14 - A DANCE OF DEATH
by Rolf Hochhuth.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms
118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 30 August 2014.

Tue-Sat 7.30m Mat Sat, Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652. www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 7 August.

Finborough scores another coup.
931 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:03 AM
London
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
by Lewis Carroll
adapted for the stage by Daniel Winder


St Paul’s Church, Bedford Street, London WC2E 9ED to 30 August 2014
Mon – Sat 7pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval, to 30 08 14


TICKETS: www.irishtheatre.com

Review: William Russell 11 August

Look no further for a summer treat. A truly brillig evening.
498 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, August 11, 2014 - 03:41 PM
Scarborough.

THE BOY WHO FELL INTO A BOOK
by Alan Ayckbourn musical adaptation and lyrics by Paul James music by Cathy Shostak and Eric Angus.

Stephen Joseph Theatre (The Round) Westborough YO11 1JW To 31 August 2014.
1.30pm 14 Aug.
2.30pm 12, 16, 20, 23, 26, 30 Aug.
3pm 17, 31 Aug.
7pm 28 Aug.
7.30pm 11, 13, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 29, 30 Aug.
Audio-described 23 Aug 2.30pm.
Captioned 22 Aug.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 01723 370541.
www.sjt.uk.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 8 August.

Added music adds little to a comically dramatic adventure.
510 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, August 11, 2014 - 12:00 PM
Scarborough.

SCREENPLAY
by Jimmy Osborne, Isabel Wright, Kate Brower, Claudine Toutoungi.

Stephen Joseph Theatre (McCarthy auditorium) Westborough YO11 1JW In rep to 30 August 2014.
2.45pm 13, 30 Aug.
7.15pm 21, 28 Aug.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 01723 370541.
www.sjt.uk.co
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 August.

Life’s loneliness and fears in front of the big screen.
520 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, August 11, 2014 - 09:00 AM
York.

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by Kenneth Grahame adapted by Mike Kenny.

Theatre Royal St Leonards Place YO1 7HD To 30 August 2014.
Tue-Sat 7pm Mat Thu-Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 21, 23 Aug 2.30pm & 7pm.
BSL Signed 30 Aug 2.30pm.
Captioned 23 Aug 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 01904 623568.
www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 August.

Lively, energetic tale of famous river characters.
547 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 10:06 AM
Scarborough.

COX AND BOX – MRS BOUNCER’S LEGACY
adapted, with a sequel, by Chris Monks and Richard Atkinson.

Stephen Joseph Theatre (McCarthy auditorium) Westborough YO11 1JW In rep to 30 August 2014.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 01723 370541.
www.sjt.uk.co
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 August.

Musical recreation and invention makes for a happy holiday show which hits home.
465 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 09:34 AM
London
GRIM
Book and lyrics by Fiona O’Malley
Music by Joseph Alexander


Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NL to 30 August 2014
Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm
Runs 1 hr 45 mins One interval

TICKETS: 0844 4930 650
www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk

Review: William Russell 8 August

Grim and bear it.
488 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 08, 2014 - 10:22 AM
London
LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN
by Oscar Wilde


King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1QN to 23 August 2014
Tues – Sat 7pm Mat Sun 3pm
Runs 2 hr 15 mins One interval

TICKETS: 0207 226 478 0160
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell, 08 08 14

Oscar may well be wild about this.
447 more words
Posted by : al_geary on Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 10:13 AM
THE GHOST TRAIN: Arnold Ridley.
Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 10m: one interval: till 2nd August.
Performance times: 7.30pm weekdays, 5pm and 8pm Saturday (Matinee 2.00pm Weds).
Review: Alan Geary: 28th July 2014.

Creaky of course, but a lot of fun.

472 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 10:10 AM
London
MARRY ME A LITTLE
By Stephen Sondheim


St James Theatre Studio, 12 Palace Street, London SW1 E to 10 August 2014
Evenings 8pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3pm. Sun 10 August 7pm
Runs 1hr 15 mins No interval, to 10 08 14

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140
www.boxoffice@stjamestheatre.co.uk

Review: William Russell, 05 08 14

Marriage on the rocks.
323 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, August 01, 2014 - 08:38 AM
London.

IN LAMBETH
by Jack Shepherd.

Southwark Playhouse (The Large) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 2 August 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 July.

Out of the trees and off the streets for discussion in late 18th-century London.

438 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 12:35 PM
London.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Tennessee Williams.

Young Vic 66 The Cut Waterloo SE1 8LZ To 19 September 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 26 Aug.
Captioned 2 Sept.
Runs 3hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922
www.youngvic.org
sold out Day tickets available from 5pm (eves) or 1pm (Mats). Details: www.youngvic.org
The production will be broadcast to 550+ UK cinemas (and others orldwide) on 16 September. (info: www.ntlive.com).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 July.

Unconventional production with a colourful Blanche.
526 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:24 AM
London.

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
by William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk SE1 9DT In rep to 24 August 2014.
1pm 10 Aug.
2pm 30, 31 July, 5, 13, 14, 20-22 Aug.
6.30pm 3, 17, 24 Aug.
7.30pm 29, 30 July, 1, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 19, 21 Aug.12am 8 Aug.
Audio-described 13 Aug 7.30pm.
BSL Signed 16 Aug.
Captioned 5 Aug.
Runs 2hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 July.

A world well lost makes a great gain for the Globe season.
555 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 09:28 AM
London.

THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS
by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks musical score adapted by Diedre L Murray.

Open Air Theatre Inner Circle Regent’s Park NW1 4NU To 23 August 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.15pm.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 826 4242 (24hr).
www.openairtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 July.

A musical and dramatic triumph.
544 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 04:04 PM
London.

THIS WAS A MAN
by Noel Coward.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 2 August 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.
sold out.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 June.

Earnestly comic early Coward receives a strong British premiere.
470 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 01:28 PM
London.

THE NETHER
by Jennifer Haley.

Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Downstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 9 August 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 7.30pm sold out 4 Aug.

Runs 1hr 20min No interval.
Audio-described 9 Aug 2.30pm.
Captioned 6 Aug.
TICKETS: 020 565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 July.

Edge-of-danger aspect to thriller-like drama.
478 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, July 28, 2014 - 10:47 AM
London.

HOLY WARRIORS
by David Eldridge.

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk SE1 9DT In rep to 24 August 2014.
1pm 3, 17, 24 Aug,
6.30pm 10 Aug.
7.30pm 2, 16, 23 Aug..
Audio-described 26 July 7.30pm.
BSL Signed 16 Aug.
Captioned 31 July.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 July.

A thousand years of conflict as the two hours’ traffic of the stage.
575 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, July 28, 2014 - 10:03 AM
London.

HOLES
by Tom Basden.

Arcola Tent 2 Ashwin Street Dalston E8 3DL To 9 August 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 2.45pm.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 July.

Comedy turns serious as island life become characters’ world.
437 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 09:00 AM
London/Tour.

A REAL FAIRY STORY

Little Angel Theatre 24 Dagmar Passage N1 2DN To 27 July 2014.
11am & 2pm.
Baby Friendly performance 27 July 11am.
Runs 50min No interval
then Tour to 26 April 2015.
TICKETS: 020 7226 1787.
www.littleangeltheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 July.

A pleasant trip to fairyland.
418 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 11:28 AM
Chichester.

AMADEUS
by Peter Shaffer.

Chichester Festival Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 2 August 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed, Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 1 Aug, 2 Aug 2.30pm.
Captioned 2 Aug 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 July.

The unfairness of life receives grand treatment.
535 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, July 25, 2014 - 11:13 AM
Chichester.

MISS JULIE/ BLACK COMEDY
by August Strindberg new version by Rebecca Lenkiewicz/by Peter Shaffer.

Minerva Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 9 August 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.45pm.
Audio-described 25 July, 26 July 2.45pm.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 July.

Contrasting plays of characters stumbling in various sorts of dark.
518 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:14 AM
Milton Keynes.

MILTON KEYNES INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Clunk 24 July 11am, 1.30pm, 3.15pm.
25 July 11am, 1.30pm, 2.45pm.

The Iron Man 24 July 12.45pm, 3.45pm.
25 July 12.15pm, 3.15pm.

The Man Who Planted Trees 24 July 11.30am, 2pm.

TICKETS: 01908 280800.
www.ifmiltonkeynes.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 July.

Plenty for all ages.
691 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 05:07 PM
London.

MEDEA
by Euripides new version by Ben Power.

Olivier Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 4 September 2014.
2pm 26, 30 July, 6, 13, 23 Aug.
3pm 27 July.
7.30pm 25, 26, 28-30 July, 5-7, 11-14, 18-23, 25, 28-30 Aug, 1-4 Sept.
July evening performances, and 3 Sept sold out.
Audio-described 29 Aug, 30 Aug 2pm (+ Touch Tour).
Captioned 19 Aug.
Runs: 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 23 July,

Powerful Medea in less powerful production.
586 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:52 PM
York.

YORK MYSTERY PLAYS 2014.

20 July 2014.
12pm/2.45pm Dean’s Park.
12.30pm/3.15pm College Green.
1.15pm/4pm St Samson’s Square.
2pm/4.45pmMuseum Gardens.
Runs 2hr/2hr 20min Interval approx 45min between Parts 1 and 2.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 July.

City rises inventively to a traditional occasion.
918 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 03:56 PM
Newbury/Tour.

CALAMITY JANE
adapted by Charles K Freeman from a screenplay by James O’Hanlon lyrics by Paul Francis Webster music by Sammy Fain.

Watermill Theatre Bagnor RG To 6 September 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm except 6 September at 1.30pm and 6.30pm.
Audio-described 30 Aug 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 1.15pm).
Post-show Discussion 1, 15 Aug.
TICKETS: 01635 46044.
www.watermill.org.uk

then tour to 20 June 2015.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 July.

Vivacious revival in the Black Hills of Dakota.
545 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 03:26 PM
Newcastle-under-Lyme.

A HISTORY OF FALLING THINGS
by James Graham.

New Vic Theatre Etruria Road ST5 0JG To 26 July 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.15pm.
Audio-described 26 July 2.15pm.
Captioned 23 July.
Post-show Discussion 23 July.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 01782 717962.
www.newvictheatre.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 July.

Happy experience for characters and audience..
451 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:26 AM
Bath.

KAFKA’S DICK
by Alan Bennett.

Theatre Royal Sawclose BA1 1ET To 26 July 2014.
Mo-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 01225 448844.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 July.

Beautifully paced production with lithe performances.
441 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 09:16 PM
London.

THE LAST DAYS OF LIMEHOUSE
by Jeremy Tiang.

Limehouse Town Hall 646 Commercial Road E14 7HA To 3 August 2014.
Wed-Sat 7.30pm Sun 5pm.
also Sat 3pm interactive family performance
Runs 1hr 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7709 8900.
www.halfmoon.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 July.

Bringing a lost past to life.
499 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 08:08 PM
London.

PERSEVERANCE DRIVE
by Robin Soans.

Bush Theatre 7 Uxbridge Road W12 8LJ To 16 August 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 26 July 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8743 5050.
www.bushtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 July.

Persevere with a play that shows it has plenty of drive.
479 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 01:52 PM
Oxford.

AS YOU LIKE IT
by William Shakesepare.

Wadham College Gardens Parks Road OX1 3PN To 15 August 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed &Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 01865 305305.
www.ticketsoxford.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 July.

Natural elegance and theatrical skill delightfully combine.
467 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 18, 2014 - 09:37 PM
London.

NATURAL AFFECTION
by William Inge.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1 6ST To 9 August 2014.
Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS:0207 287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell, 17 July.

Dream production of an American nightmare.
458 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, July 18, 2014 - 05:21 PM
London.

THE GOOD ENOUGH MUMS CLUB
by mothers co-Writer: Sally Samad additional material by Emily Rapp lyrics by Emily Beecher and Sally Samad music by Chris Passey & Amy Carroll.

The Three Stags 67/69 Kennington Road SE1 7PZ To 20 July 2014.
8pm except 20 July mat Fri & Sun 12.30pm.
Runs: 1hr 35min One interval;

TICKETS: www.thegoodenoughmumsclub.com/book-tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 16 July.

Small but perfectly formed, by mothers all round.
486 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:46 PM
London.

NORMAL LOVE

Lilian Baylis Theatre Sadler’s Wells Rosebery Avenue EC1R 4TN To 17 July 2014.
Tue-Thu 7.45pm.
Runs: 1hr No interval.

TICKETS 0844 412 4300.
www.sadlerswells.com;
Review: Carole Woddis 15 July.

A fascinating marriage of east and west that promises much for the future.
456 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, July 14, 2014 - 01:16 AM
London.

GREAT BRITAIN
by Richard Bean.

Lyttelton Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 23 August 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 16, 24, 30 July, 6, 13, 20 August.
Audio-Described1 Aug, 2 Aug 2.15pm (+ Touch Tour 12.45pm).
Captioned Tue 29 July 7.30pm.
TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets

then Theatre Royal Haymarket 18 Suffolk Street S1Y 4HT 10 September-10 January 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed, Sat & 23, 29 Dec, 2 Jan 2.30pm.
no performance 25 Dec, 1 Jan.
no evening performance 24, 31 Dec.
TICKETS: 0845 481 1870.
www.trh.co.uk

Runs: 2hr 45min One interval.
Review: Carole Woddis 29 July.

Blissful and tasteless in equal measure.
743 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 01:47 PM
London.

MY GIRL 2
by Barrie Keeffe.

Old Red Lion Theatre 418 St John Street EC1V 4NJ To 12 July 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm Sun 2pm.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7837 7816.
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 6 July.

Caught uneasily between two ages.
435 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 12:45 PM
London.

NEXT DAY
by Philippe Quesne and CAMPO.

Unicorn Theatre (Weston auditorium) 147 Tooley Street SE1 2HZ To 28 June 2014.
Runs 1hr 5min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 June.

Large in scale, but achieving little.
442 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 11:35 AM
London.

RICHARD III
by William Shakespeare.

St Paul’s Church Bedford Street Covent Garden WC2E 9ED To 25 July 2014.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 3hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 07910 104062.
www.iristheatre.com
Review: William Russell 9 July.

Steps to the throne forcefully trodden in multi-taking production.
433 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 11:10 AM
London.

THE FRIDA KAHLO OF PENGE WEST
by Chris Larner.

Rosemary Branch Theatre 2 Shepperton Road N1 3DT To 13 July 2013.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Sun 6pm.
Runs 1hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7704 2730.
www.rosemarybranch.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 6 July.

Mild laughter in west Hackney.
431 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 09, 2014 - 11:59 PM
London.

RICHARD III
by William Shakespeare.

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 1) 14 Whitehall SW1A 2DY To 27 September 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thurs, Sat 2.30pm.
Runs: 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com/trafalgarstudios
Review Carole Woddis 7 July.

Neatly matched winters of discontent.
537 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 09, 2014 - 11:53 PM
Bolton.

LOVE STORY
book and lyrics by Stephen Clark music by Howard Goodall.

Octagon Theatre Howell Croft South BL1 1SB To 12 July 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm except 28 June 8pm, 30 June 5pm Mat 28 June, 5, 9 July 2pm.
Audio-described 2 July.
Post-show Discussion 10 July.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 01204 520661.
www.octagonbolton.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 June.

Sob story, more like.
491 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 09, 2014 - 02:27 PM
Newbury.

HARDBOILED
by Rhum and Clay Theatre Company and Beth Flintoff.

Watermill Theatre Bagnor RG20 8AE To 12 July 2014.
Mon-Fri 7.30pm Sat 6.30pm Mat Thu 2.30pm Sat 1.30pm.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 01635 46044.
www.watermill.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 July.

Dick, dame and death in accomplished proximity.
440 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 09, 2014 - 10:36 AM
Richmond.

UNDER MILK WOOD
by Dylan Thomas.

Richmond Theatre Little Green TW9 1QJ To 12 July 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7651.
www.atgtickets.com/richmond
Review: Timothy Ramsden.

Lyrical flights over earthy experiences in vivid production.
509 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, July 08, 2014 - 11:57 PM
London.

THE CRUCIBLE
by Arthur Miller

Old Vic Theatre The Cut SE1 8NB To 13 September 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 14 Aug.
Captioned 26 July 2.30pm, 12 Aug.
Runs 3hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7628. (£2.50 transaction fee - does not apply to supporters of The Old Vic).
www.bookings.oldvictheatre.com
Review: Carole Woddis 7 July.

A play for all seasons, handsomely revived.
581 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, July 08, 2014 - 07:37 AM
London.

THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS
conceived by Russell Woodhead and Jack Lowe devised by Curious Directive.

Southwark Playhouse 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 16 July 2014.
Mon – Sat 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm.
Runs 1 hr No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 7 July.

Revealing drive from dusk to dawn.
443 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, July 07, 2014 - 01:05 AM
London.

JULIIUS CAESAR
by William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk SE In rep to 11 October 2014.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 July.

Lively, energetic, and strong on the plotting.
529 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 11:56 AM
London.

BEYOND CARING
by Alexander Zeldin.

The Yard Theatre Unit 2a Queen’s Yard Hackney Wick E9 5EN To 26 July 2014.
Tue-Sat 8pm Sun 3.30pm.
Runs: 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: http://www.theyardtheatre.co.uk/event/beyond-caring-2014/
Review: Carole Woddis 4 July.

Graceful, hard-hitting, needs to be said.
473 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 09:52 AM
Sonning,

STONE COLD MURDER
by James Cawood.

The Mill at Sonning Sonning Eye nr Reading RG4 6TY To 26 July 2014.
Tue-Sat Dinner 6.30pm + Performance 8.15pm.
Mat Sat & 10, 17, 24 July Lunch 12.30pm + Performance 2.15pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0118 969 8000.
www.millatsonning.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 July.

The plot’s the thing – and this has plenty stored-up.

458 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, July 05, 2014 - 10:01 AM
London.

PACIFIC OVERTURES
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim book by John Weidman additional Material by Hugh Wheeler.

Union Theatre 204 Union Street SE1 0LX To 2 August 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 261 9876.
www.ticketsource.co.uk/uniontheatre
Review: William Russell, 4 July.

Nip to Nippon - if you can.
472 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, July 03, 2014 - 01:27 PM
London.

WONDERLAND
by Beth Steel.

Hampstead Theatre Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage NW3 3EU To 26 July 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 2.30pm Sat 3pm.
Audio-described 19 July 3pm (+Touch Tour 1.30pm).
Captioned 22 July.
Post-show Discussion 22 July.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7722 9301.
www.hampsteadtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 July.

Steel on coal goes skilfully behind headlines of the times.
515 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, July 03, 2014 - 12:05 PM
London.

IDOMENEUS
by Roland Schimmelpfennig translated by David Tushingham.

Gate Theatre above The Prince Albert Pub 11 Pembridge Road W11 3HQ To 19 July 2014.
On-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 9 July 3pm.
Runs 1hr 5min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7229 0706.
www.gatetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 June.

Strange estrangement gives focus to classical adventure.
454 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 03, 2014 - 10:59 AM
London

A Dream Turns Sour
At BAC: June 28-29, 2014


Grand Hall,
Battersea Arts Centre, (BAC)
Lavender Hill
London SW11 5TN

8pm

TICKETS: 0207 223 2223
On-line:
www.bac.org.uk;
www.liftfestival.com

Review: by Carole Woddis: June 29, 2014:

A fitting finale.
415 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 02, 2014 - 09:19 AM
London.

EAST OF BERLIN
by Hannah Moscovitch.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 12 July 2014.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 July.

Intriguing drama of the past and another country.
442 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 02:07 PM
London.

DREAM OF PERFECT SLEEP
by Kevin Kautzman.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 12 July 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 June.

Works like a dream till the younger generation come calling.
451 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, June 30, 2014 - 03:57 PM
London.

RED FOREST
by Nicolai Khalezin and Natalia Kaliada.

Young Vic (The Maria) 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 5 July 2014.
Mon-Sat7.45pm Mat Sat 2.45pm.
Runs 1hr 25min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvic.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 June.

Theatrical beauty that enervates rather than energising.

481 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, June 30, 2014 - 01:16 PM
Oldham.

CLOSE THE COALHOUSE DOOR
by Alan Plater based on stories by Sid Chaplin adapted by Lee Hall songs by Alex Glasgow.

Coliseum Theatre Fairbottom Street OL To 12 July 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat 28 June, 2, 12 July 2.30pm.
Audio-described 3 July.
BSL Signed 11 July.
Pre-show Talk 9 July 6.15pm.
Post-show Discussion 11 July.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0161 624 2829.
www.coliseum.org.uk
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

Fine tribute to mining tradition given a resplendent production.
498 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, June 30, 2014 - 09:49 AM
London
After A War: at BAC and the Southbank: June 24-29, 2014

After A War


Battersea Arts Centre, (BAC)
Lavender Hill
London SW11 5TN

6-11pm

TICKETS: 0207 223 2223
On-line:
www.bac.org.uk;
www.liftfestival.com

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen June 27, 2014:

Comprehensive and thought-provoking.
739 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 10:41 AM
Bath

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by Edward Albee.

Theatre Royal Sawclose BA1 1ET To 5 July 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 3 July.
Runs 3hr 10min Two intervals.

TICKETS: 01225 448844.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 June.

Energy and vituperation are central to this Bath revival.
443 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 12:14 AM
London.

DISTRICT 6: OUR BUCKINGHAM PALACE
by Basil Appollis & Sylvia Vollenhoven.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1Y 6ST In rep to 5 July 2014.
4pm 3, 5 July.
9pm 4 July.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 287 2876.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 27 June.

South African treasure.
289 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 10:43 AM
London.

THE LAST DAYS OF TROY
by Simon Armitage.

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk SE1 9DT In rep to 28 June 2014.
2pm 28 June.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 June.

War story skilfully retold and vigorously acted.
520 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 09:52 AM
Manchester.

BILLY LIAR
by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall.

Royal Exchange Theatre St Ann’s Square M2 7DH To 12 July 2014.
Mon-Fri 7.30pm Sat 8pm Mat Wed 2.30pm Sat 3.30pm.
Audio-described 5 July 3.30pm.
BSL Signed 8 July.
Captioned 3 July.

TICKETS: 0845 450 4808.
www.royalexchange.co.uk/billyliar
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 June.

Looking back with understanding.
475 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 01:13 AM
London.

CAROUSEL
book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 11 based on Ferenc Molnar’s play Liliom music by Richard Rogers.

Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 19 July 2014.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 26 June.

A memorable fairground ride.
506 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:02 AM
London.

MARRIAGE
by Nikolai Gogol translated and adapted by Howard Colyer.

Brockley Jack Studio Theatre 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 12 July 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 66 3366.
www.brockleyjacktheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 25 June.

The rollercoaster doesn’t roll.
338 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 10:49 AM
London.

FASHION VICTIM: The Musical
by Toby Rose.

Cinema Museum Dugard Way off Renfrew Road SE11 4TH To 5 July 2014.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: phil459.wix.com/fashion-victim
Review: William Russell 23 June.

The Frocky Horror Show.
409 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, June 20, 2014 - 11:37 PM
London.

ADLER & GIBB
by Tim Crouch.

Royal Court Theatre (Jerwood Theatre Downstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 5 July 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 5 July 2.30pm.
Captioned 2 July.
Runs: 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7565 -5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 19 June.

Brilliant complex of life and art.
570 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 07:54 PM
WOMAN IN MIND: Alan Ayckbourn
Dundee Rep at Birmingham Rep till 28 06 14
Runs: 2h 25m, one interval

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Rep, 16 06 14

As painful as it is funny – and it’s very funny.
366 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 04:39 PM
Richmond.

ORANGE TREE THEATRE FESTIVAL: PROGRAMME TWO

Orange Tree Theatre 1 Clarence Street TW9 2SA In rep to 28 June 2014.
3pm 21, 26, 28 June.
7.30pm 24, 25 June.
Post-show Discussion 26 June.
Runs 3hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8940 3633.
www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 June.

Theatre in society, as physical performance, with social issues and comedy: a farewell programme seeing the Orange Tree in the round.
576 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 04:23 PM
Tour.

COSI FAN TUTTE
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte.

Pop-Up Opera Tour to 31 July 2014.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: www.popupopera.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 June at The Whip, 50 Davies Street.

Men behaving badly, done well.
592 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 03:40 PM
Tour.

HOW COLD MY TOES.
by Travelling Light Theatre Company.

Tour to 6 July 2014.
Runs 45min No interval.
Review Timothy Ramsden at Polka Theatre (Adventure Theatre).

Child’s play for all seasons.
415 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 01:50 PM
London.

THE VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT
by Peter Brook and Marie Hélène Estienne.

Young Vic 66 The Cut Waterloo SE1 8LZ To 12 July 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm (except 23 June 7pm) Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvic.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 June at Warwick Arts Centre Coventry.

Simple means evoke the astonishment of the far from simple mind.
455 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 12:11 PM
London.

HOBSON’S CHOICE
by Harold Brighouse.

Open Air Theatre Inner Circle Regent’s Park NW1 4NU To 12 July 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.15pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 826 4242 (24hr).
www.openairtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 June.

Unlikely young love wins-out in fitfully successful relocation.
504 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 03:28 AM
London.

THE SUMMER BOOK
adapted by Jemma Kennedy from The Summer Book by Tove Jansson translated by Thomas Teal.

Unicorn Theatre 147 Tooley Street SE1 2HZ To 29 June 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm 22 June 5pm, Mat Wed, Sat & 29 June 2.30pm.
Audio-described/Captioned, June 28 2.30pm.
Runs: 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7645 0560.
www.unicorntheatre.com
Review: Carole Woddis 14 June,

Magical Finnish summer story.
479 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
London.

ENDURING SONG
by Jesse Briton.

Southwark Playhouse (The Large) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 5 July 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 June.

As much a struggle as the action it depicts, but increasingly rewarding..
504 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 10:06 AM
London.


ZANNA, DON’T!
book, music and lyrics by Tim Acito.
Additional book and lyrics by Alexander Dinelaris.

Landor Theatre 70 Landor Road SW9 9PH To 29 June 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
1h 45mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 737 7276.
www.landortheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 June.

Fairy fun and frolics.
414 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:55 AM
London.

MR BURNS
by Anne Washburn.

Almeida Theatre Almeida Street Islington N1 1TA To 26 July 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 25 June, 9 July 2.30pm.
Audio-described 28 June 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 12.45pm), 3 July 7.30pm (+ Touch Tour 6pm).
Captioned 19 June, 5 July, 2.30 pm.
Runs: 2hr 40min Two intervals.

TICKETS 020 7359 4404 (24 hours).
www.almeida.co.uk
Review; Carole Woddis 13 June.

Great if you get it.
520 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:13 AM
Richmond.

THE AFTER-DINNER JOKE & SQUIRRELS
by Caryl Churchill by David Mamet.

Orange Tree Theatre 1 Clarence Street Richmond TW9 2SA To 7 June 2014.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 June.

Promising early productions of contrasting early work by major writers.
458 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:03 AM
London

FATHERS AND SONS
by Brian Friel after the novel by Ivan Turgenev.

Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham Street WC2H 9LX To 26 July 2014.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30 pm.
Audio-described 12 July 2.30pm.
Captioned 21 July.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7624.
www.donmarwarehouse.com
Review: William Russell 11 June.

Back to the dacha one more time.
430 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 12:01 PM
Khandan (family): to June 28, 2014

Khandan (family)

Royal Court Theatre,
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs,
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Mon-Sat 7.45pm; Thurs, Sat mat 3pm

Captioned perf: Wed, June 25

Runs: 2hrs 15 mins incl interval. To 28 06 14

TICKETS 020 7565 -5000
In person: Mon–Sat, 10am-start of perf or 6pm if no show
On-line: www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk

Age guidance: 14+

Mondays all tickets £10; concs £5 off two top prices on daily standby; for 25s and under; School and HE groups of 8+; groups of 6+
Access: £12 + companion
*ID required. All discounts are subject to availability

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen June 12, 2014
(Previously reviewed by Alexander Ray Edser in Birmingham)

Subtlety with a bit of soap
621 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 03:45 PM
London.

SUPER PREMIUM SOFT DOUBLE VANILLA RICH
by Toshiki Okada.

artsdepot 5 Nether Street Tally Ho Corner North Finchley N12 0GA To 11 June 2014.
7.30pm.
Post-show talk 11 June.
Runs1hr 50min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8369 5454.
www.artsdeppot.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 10 June.

Off the wall in soemways but by no means off the shelf.
458 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 01:49 AM
London.

THE 21st CENTURY MERCHANT OF VENICE
adapted by Carol Allen from the play by William Shakespeare.

The Drayton Arms Theatre 153 Old Brompton Road SW5 0LJ To 14 June 2014.
8pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 835 2301.
www.draytonarmstheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 10 June.

Greed, revenge and stilettos make their point.
377 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 10:16 AM
Chichester.

PRESSURE
by David Haig.

Minerva Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 28 June 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat & 11, 19, 25 June 2.45pm.
Audio-described 20 June, 21 June 2.45pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 June.

Making the weather forecast a matter of tension.
497 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 08:42 AM
Bath.

INTIMATE APPAREL
by Lynn Nottage.

Ustinov Studio BA1 1ET To 28 June.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 01225 448844.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk

then Park Theatre (Park 200) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park 2-27 July 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm except 3, 9 July. Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk

Runs 2hr 45min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 June.

Natural born writer, director, actor make for outstanding drama.
484 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, June 09, 2014 - 10:43 AM
London.

OPUS NO 7

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS To 14 June 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs: 2hr 30min One interval.

(performances sold out. Returns only.)

TICKETS: 0845 120 7511.
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 8 June.

Always inventive, and in its later stage vibrantly
467 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 11:21 AM
Oxford.

STAND
by Chris Goode.

West Oxford Community Centre Botley Road OX2 0BT To 8 June 2014.
7.30pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

Revived at Battersea Arts Centre 20 April-9 May 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm.
TICKETS: 020 7223 2223.

www.bac.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 June 2014.

Actors give voice to activists’ actions.
450 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 12:27 AM
Birmingham.

FRAGILE
by Geoff Thompson.

The Old Joint Stock Theatre 4 Temple Row West B2 5NY To7 June 2014.
Runs: 1hr 15min.
Review: Sam Chipman 6 June.

Gut-wrenching, powerful and uncomfortable

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231 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 12:11 AM
London.

LEAR
by William Shakespeare amended by Phil Willmott.

Union Theatre 204 Union Street SE10LX To 28 June 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 50min Two intervals.

TICKETS: 0207 261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 6 June.

What if King Lear were a woman?
478 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 07:36 AM
London.

TESTAMENT
by She She Pop and their Fathers.

Barbican (Pit) Silk Street EC2Y 8DS To 7 June 2014.
7.45pm.
Runs: 1hr 55min No interval.

TICKETS: 0845 120 7511.
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 June.

Theatrical sophistication searching-out human relationships.
435 more words
Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 01:02 AM
Nottingham.

BOLERO
by Michael Pinchbeck.

Nottingham Playhouse Wellington Circus NG1 5AF To 1 June 2014.
Runs 1hr 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 0115 951 9419.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Review: Alan Geary: 31 May 2014.

Compelling stuff.
422 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, June 02, 2014 - 09:19 AM
London.

JOHN FERGUSON
by St John Ervine.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 14 June 2014.

Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652. (24hr No booking fees).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 June.

Rural Irish poverty clearly if tentatively presented.
463 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, June 02, 2014 - 03:21 AM
London.

SPOKESONG
by Stewart Parker.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 10 June 2014.
Sun, Mon 7.30pm Tue 2pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652. (24hr No booking fees).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 June.

Smooth yet exhilarating dramatic ride.
449 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, June 02, 2014 - 01:58 AM
London.

IN THE VALE OF HEALTH
by Simon Gray.

Hampstead Theatre Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage NW3 3EU To 14 June 2014.

Japes 11am 7, 14 June.
3, 13 June.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

Michael 2.30pm 7, 14 June.
7.30pm 5, 11 June.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

Japes Too 4.30pm 7, 14 June.
7.30pm 4, 12 June.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

Missing Dates 7.30pm 6, 7, 10, 13 June.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7722 9301.
www.hampsteadtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 31 May.

Lives’ rich tapestry in several weaves.
937 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, June 02, 2014 - 01:17 AM
London.

PICTURE PERFECT
conceived by Simon Greiff music and lyrics by Scott Evan Davis.

St James Theatre (Studio) 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To
1 June 2014.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.
Review: William Russell 1 June.

Practically perfect.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 01, 2014 - 01:32 AM
London.

BETWEEN US
by Sarah Daniels.

Arcola Theatre (Arcola 2) 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 21 June 2014.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 May.

Finely performed all round in a rounded view of adults’ love for their children.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 01, 2014 - 12:57 AM
London.

THE MANUAL ORACLE
by Phoebe von Held, Natasha Soobramanien and Luke Williams.

The Yard Theatre Unit 2A Queen’s Yard White Post Lane Hackney Wick E9 5EN To 14 June 2014.
Tue–Sat 8pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 07548 156266.
www.manualoracle.org
Review: William Russell 30 May.

Stimulating to say the least.
403 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 02:54 PM
London.

JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN
by Dalton Trumbo adapted by Bradley Rand Smith.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 14 June 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 May.

Blizkrieg script and performance are devastating.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 09:40 AM
London.

THE SECRET OF Q
by Ramses Graus, Monique Corvers and Don Duyns,

Unicorn Theatre 147 Tooley Street Southwark SE1 2HZ To 29 May 2014.
11am & 2pm.
Runs 55min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7645 0560.
www.unicorntheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 May.

It’s not just what they do, it’s the way that they do it.
441 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 12:48 AM
London.

BLONDE BOMBSHELLS OF 1943
by Alan Plater.

Upstairs at the Gatehouse Highgate Village N6 4BD To 29 June 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Sun 4pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0208 340 3488.
www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com
Review: William Russell 28 May 2014.

Memories of Ivy cling happily to this play.
463 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:02 PM
Newbury.

A BUNCH OF AMATEURS
by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman from a story by Jonathan Gershfield and John Ross..

Watermill Theatre Bagnor Newbury RG20 8AE To 28 June 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm except 28 June at 1.30pm & 6.30pm.
Audio-described 21 June 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 1.30pm).
BSL Signed 7 June 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 01635 46044.
www.watermill.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 May.

Familiar ingredients whipped to a fine comic frenzy at the Watermill.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 26, 2014 - 03:05 PM
London.

NO BLACKS. NO DOGS, NO POLES
by Tom O’Brien.

Pentameters Theatre above The Horseshoe Pub 28 Heath Street NW3 6TE To 8 June 2014.
Tue-Sat 8pm Mat Sun 5pm.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7435 3648.
www.pentameters.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 May.

A new look at an old problem.
442 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 11:37 AM
Oldham.

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MITCHELL & KENYON
by Daragh Carville.

Coliseum Theatre Fairbottom Street OL1 3SW To 31 May 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 30 May.
Pre-show talk 28 May 6.15pm.
Post-show Discussion 29 May.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 0161 624 2829.
www.coliseum.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 May.

Fussily told, but a story worth telling.
512 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 10:42 AM
Liverpool.

HOPE PLACE
by Michael Wynne.

Everyman Theatre 3-11 Hope Street L1 9BH To 31 May 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.;30pm Mat Wed 1.30pm, Sat 2pm.
Captioned 31 May 2pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 0151 709 4776.
www.everymanplayhouse.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 May.

Triumphant Hope in serious celebration.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 02:15 PM
London.

ALL MY SONS
by Arthur Miller.

Open Air Theatre Inner Circle Regent’s Park NW1 4NU To 7 June 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.15pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 826 4242 (24hr).
www.openairtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 May.

Assertively tough production darkens into nocturnal intensity.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 11:30 AM
Tour.

BITTCH BOXER
by Charlotte Josephine.

Tour to 24 May 2014.
Runs 1hr No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 May at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.

Monodrama that packs a punch.
409 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 01:08 PM
London.

A TRICK TO CATCH THE OLD ONE
by Thomas Middleton.

Rose Theatre 56 Park Street SE1 9AR To 24 May 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9565.
www.rosetheatre.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 May.

A Trick that’s quite a treat.
464 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 19, 2014 - 04:24 PM
London.

BRING UP THE BODIES
by Hilary Mantel dramatised by Mike Poulton.

Aldwych Theatre 49 Aldwych WC2B 4DF In rep to 20 September 2014.
7.30pm Tue (except 20, 27 May), Wed, Fri, Sat.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

seats still available, with the best choice in July/August. There are also day seats available from 10.30am.


TICKETS: 0844 453 9025.
www.WolfHall.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 May.

Developing the political labyrinth with fascination and clarity..
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 19, 2014 - 10:52 AM
London.

COSÌ FAN TUTTE
music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte translated by Jeremy Sams.

London Coliseum St Martin’s Lane WC2N 4ES In rep to 6 July 2014.
7pm 22, 24, 30 May, 2, 4, 6, 13, 19 June, 2, 4 July.
3pm 6 July.
BSL Signed 19 June.
Runs 3hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7845 9300.
www.eno.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 May.

Finely sung and played, with a production that relocates but does not undermine.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 01:01 AM
London.

THIS MAY HURT A BIT
by Stella Feehily.

St James Theatre 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 21 June 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu except 29 May, Sat and 27 May 2.30pm.
Runs: 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140. T.0844 264 21400844 264 2140
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 16 May.

Dramatic diagnosis of our National Health.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 10:27 AM
Bolton.

SEPARATION
by Tom Kempinski.

Octagon Theatre Howell Croft South BL1 1SB In rep to 10 May 2014.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 10 May.

Startling physical presence and thoroughly-analysed motives for behaviour.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, May 16, 2014 - 10:26 AM
Bolton.

DUET FOR ONE
by Tom Kempinski.

Octagon Theatre Howell Croft South BL1 1SB In rep to 10 May 2014.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 10 May.

The quiet man triumphs in Bolton revival.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, May 16, 2014 - 12:21 AM
London

FLEABAG
by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Soho Theatre 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE To 25 May 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Sun 5pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS : 020 7478 0100.
On-line: www.sohotheatre.com
Review: Carole Woddis 14 May.

Provocative premiere returns at full force.
498 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 03:50 PM
London.

DEBRIS
by Dennis Kelly

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 17 May 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 3 May.

Superbly acted images of life around the rubble.
435 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 03:10 PM
London.

WAITING FOR GODOT
by Samuel Beckett.

Arcola Theatre (Arcola 1) 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 14 June 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 12 May.

A long wait in humorous company.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 01:16 PM
London.

MICROCOSM
by Matt Hartley.

Soho Theatre (Upstairs) 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE To 25 May 2014.
Tue-Sun 7.15pm Mat Sat 2.45pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7478 0100.
www.sohotheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 May.

Sleek glimpse of urban paranoia.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 12, 2014 - 05:16 PM
London.

MY NAME IS…
by Sudha Bhuchar.

Arcola Theatre (Arcola 2) 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 24 May 2014.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 6 May.

Quietly involving story taken from life.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 12, 2014 - 02:12 PM
London.

DONKEY HEART
by Moses Raine.

Old Red Lion Theatre 418 St John Street EC1V 4NJ To 31 May 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm Sun 2pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7837 7816.
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 May.

A great patriotic family war play.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 12, 2014 - 12:30 PM
Newcastle-under-Lyme.

I DON’T WANT TO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE!
by Bob Eaton.

New Vic Theatre Etruria Road ST5 0JG To 24 May 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat 24 May 2.15pm.
Audio-described 24 May 2.15pm
Captioned 20 May.
Post-show Discussion 20 May.
Runs 2hr 45min Two intervals.

TICKETS: 01782 717962.
www.newvictheatre.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 May.


Warm-hearted evocation of wartime years and sounds.
495 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 12, 2014 - 11:37 AM
London.

THE TESTAMENT OF MARY
by Colm Tóibín based on his novel.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS To 25 May 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Sun, 3pm.
Audio-described 21 May.
Captioned 22 May 22.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 0845 120 7550.
www.barbican.org.uk/bite
Review: Carole Woddis 7 May.

World-changing events make life-enhancing theatre.
533 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, May 08, 2014 - 02:02 PM
Oxford/London.

INCOGNITO
by Nick Payne.

The North Wall, South Parade OX2 7JN To 10 May.
Tue-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 01865 319450.
www.thenorthwall.com

then Bush Theatre 7 Uxbridge Road W12 8LJ 14-May-21 June 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm (except 15 May 7pm) Mat Wed (from 21 May) & Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 020 8743 5050.
www.bushtheatre.co.uk

Runs 1hr 30min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 May.

An invigorating mental switchback ride.
475 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, May 08, 2014 - 01:09 PM
Richmond.

THE SCHOOL FOR SCHEMING
by Dion Boucicault.

Orange Tree Theatre 1 Clarence Street TW9 2SA To 17 May 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 3pm, 13 May 2.30pm.
Audio-described 10 May 3pm.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8940 3633.
www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 6 May.

Splendid colour and bustle in another Orange Tree revelation.
501 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, May 08, 2014 - 12:01 AM
Chichester.

STEVIE
by Hugh Whitemore.

Minerva Theatre Oaklands Park PO 19 6AP To 24 May 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat & 7, 15, 21 May.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 May.

Journey through a life, made significant by art.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - 11:21 AM
London.

MARTINE
by Jean-Jacques Bernard translated by John Fowles.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 May.

Revival as golden as its protagonist’s hair.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - 10:24 AM
The Silver Tassie: Sean O'Casey

Lyttelton Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 23 July 2014.

7.30pm; mats Weds, Sats, 2.15; Suns 2.30pm
Audio-described 24 June.
Captioned 22 June 2.30pm, 3 July.
Runs: 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 3 May.

Raw and Rare.
577 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 05, 2014 - 11:47 AM
London.

SUNNY AFTERNOON
by Joe Penhall music and Lyrics by Ray Davies.

Hampstead Theatre Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage NW3 3EU To 24 May 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed mat 2.30pm, Sat 3pm (sold out).
Runs: 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7722 9301.
www.hampsteadtheatre.com
Review: Carole Woddis 2 May.

Exciting production recreates exciting times.
523 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 05, 2014 - 11:31 AM
London.

TITUS ANDRONICUS
by William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk SE In rep to 13 July 2014.
Runs 3hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 May.

The Globe becomes a smoking pit of hell for Shakespeare’s early horror-show.
528 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 11:57 AM
London.

THEBANS
by Julian Anderson libretto by Frank McGuinness.

London Coliseum St Martin’s Lane WC2N 4ES In rep to 3 June 2014.
7.30pm 8, 10, 23 May, 3 June.
6.30pm 17, 31 May.
BSL Signed 8 May.
Pre-performance Talk (Balcony Bar) 8 May 6.15pm.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7845 9300.
www.eno.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 3 May.

Finely-played and sung ENO premiere of aurally and dramatically adventurous new opera.
552 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 09:25 AM
Bristol.

ARCADIA
by Tom Stoppard.

Shakespeare at The Tobacco Factory Raleigh Road BS In rep to 3 May 2014.
24, 25, 28-30 April, 3 May.
Mon-Wed 7.30pm Thu, Fri 8pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 3hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 0117 902 0344.
www.tobaccofactorytheatre.om
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 April.

Three hours in a dramatic arcadia.
490 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 12:20 AM
London.

ARCHIMEDES’ PRINCIPLE
by Josep Maria Miró i Coromina translated by Dustin Langan..

Park Theatre (Park 90) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park To 11 May 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat & Sun 3.15pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 April.

Makes a big emotional splash but nothing comes clean.
448 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 10:53 PM
Ipswich.

TOM
by Mike James.

New Wolsey Theatre Civic Drive IP1 2AS To 3 May 2014.
7.45pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 01473 295900.
www.wolseytheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 April.

From Pontypridd with love.
473 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 11:46 PM
London.

THE BELIEVERS
by Bryony Lavery.

Tricycle Theatre 269 Kilburn High Road NW6 7JR To 24 May 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm no performance 5 May Mat Wed 2pm, Sat 3pm.
Captioned 19 May.
Runs: 1ht 15min No interval.

TICKETS 020 7328 1000.
www.tricycle.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 25 April.

Restores faith in theatre.
495 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 11:48 AM
London.

BOMBER’S MOON
by William Ivory.

Park Theatre (Park 200) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park To 11 May 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 April.

Praised play achieves its finest form.
446 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 10:56 AM
London.

A DASHING FELLOW
adapted from short stories by Vladimir Nabokov by Rosy Benjamin and Ben Maier.

New Diorama 15-16 Triton Street Regent’s Place NW1 3BF To 17 May 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7383 9034.
www.newdiorama.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 April.

A dream, treat, and delight.
476 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 09:23 AM
Watford.

AN INTERVENTION
by Mike Bartlett.

Watford Palace Clarence Road To 3 May 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 25min No interval.

TICKETS: 01923 225671.
www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 April.

Skilfully minimalist, detailed account of friendship under strain.

431 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 12:10 AM
London.

UNCLE VANYA
by Anton Chekhov.

Wyndhams Theatre Charing Cross Road WC2H 0DA In rep to 3 May 2014.
7.30pm 26, 28 April, 1, 2 May.
2.30pm 3 May.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5120.
www.chekhovlondon.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 April.

Fine female performances are this Vanya’s strongest aspect.
471 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 25, 2014 - 12:17 PM
Northampton.

EVERY LAST TRICK
by Tamsin Oglesby based on Georges Feydeau’s Le Système Ribadier in a literal translation by Sam Alexander.

Royal and Derngate (Royal auditorium) Guildhall Road NN1 1DP To 10 May 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 7 May, 8 May 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 8 May 7.45pm.
Captioned 6 May.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 01604 624811.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 April.

Every trick indeed in evening of physical theatre fun.
478 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 25, 2014 - 11:07 AM
London.

THREE SISTERS
by Anton Chekhov.

Wyndhams Theatre Charing Cross Road WC2H 0DA In rep to 3 May 2014.
7.30pm 25, 29, 30 April, 3 May.
2.30pm 26 April, 1 May.
Runs 3hr 15min one interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5120.
www.chekhovlondon.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 April.

Finely-tuned figures in a Russian landscape.
498 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:25 PM
Kingston-upon-Thames.

TRANSLATIONS
by Brian Friel.

Rose Theatre 24-26 High Street KT1 1HL To 3 May 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 1 May 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 1pm).
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 08444 821556.
www.rosetheatrekingston.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 April.

Magnificent, in any language.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:33 AM
London.

OH MY SWEET LAND
by Amir Nizar Zuabi.

Young Vic (The Maria) 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 3 May 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.45pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvic.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 April.

Tasteful show lacks salt in its wounds.
424 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 08:07 AM
London.

DORIAN GRAY
by Linnie Reedman music & lyrics by Joe Evans based on The Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

Riverside Studios 1 Crisp Road W6 9RL To 10 May 2014.
Tue–Sun 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0208 237 1111.
www.riversidestudios.co.uk
Review: William Russell 22 April.

Dynastic duo lack dynamic drama.
472 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:10 AM
London.

SONGS FROM MY TRUNK

The Matcham Room, London Hippodrome, Charing Cross Road 20 April 2014.
Runs 1hr 30min One interval.
Review: William Russell 20 April.

The lady is a (splendid) vamp.
418 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 02:57 PM
London.

ELDORADO
by Marius von Mayenburg translated by Maja Zade

Arcola Theatre (Arcola 1) 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 3 May 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 April.

Production finds some of a provocative play’s measure.
446 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 02:29 PM
London.

BIRDLAND
by Simon Stephens.

Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Downstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 24 May.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm no performance 18, 21 April, 5 May Mat Sat & 8, 25, 22 May 2.30pm
Audio-described 17 May 2.30pm.
Captioned 21 May.
Post-show Talk 7 May.
Runs 2hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 12 April.

Bird lands with a thump from high flight in stylish morality tale.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 01:06 PM
London.

COOL RIDER
by Mark Jones and Guy Unsworth based on the film Grease 2.

Duchess Theatre 3-5 Catherine Street WC2B 5LA To 19 April 2014.
Fri, Sat 8pm Mat Sat 5pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS 0864 482 9672.
www.nimaxtheatres.com
Review: William Russell 16 April.

The coolest show in town..
484 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:08 PM
Bath.

A STEADY RAIN
by Keith Huff.

Ustinov Studio Sawclose BA1 1ET To 11 May 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

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

Another fine instalment in the Ustinov’s excellent Broadway-on-Avon seasons.
430 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:20 PM
Hornchurch.

THE GREAT GATSBY
by Peter Joucla based on the novel by F Scott Fitzgerald.

Queen’s Theatre Billet Lane RM11 1QT To 3 May 2014.
Tue-Say 8pm Mat 26 April, 1 May 2.30pm.
Audio-described 26 April 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 30 April.
Pre-show Discussion 1 May 2pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKTS: 01708 443333.
www.queens-theatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 April.

A big little world bursts with excitement and intensity onto the Queen’s stage.
490 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 10:45 AM
Birmingham
A PASSION FOR BIRMINGHAM
Produced by The Old Joint Stock Theatre
Indoor and Outdoor Promenade.
Runs approx 1h 45m. No interval. till 19 April
Old Joint Stock: 0121 200 0946

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 15 April 2014

And now for something different about something not too different.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 01:18 AM
London.

THE MALCONTENT
by John Marston.

Wanamaker Playhouse Globe Theatre 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT To 19 April 2014.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs: 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: William Russell 15 April.

Rare sighting of youthful Game of Thrones.
460 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 01:06 AM
London.

THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
by Margery Williams.

Unicorn Theatre (Weston auditorium) 147 Tooley Street SE1 2HZ To 19 April 2014.
Runs 1hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7645 0560.
www.unicorntheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 April.

Cheap toy makes fine play.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:55 AM
London.

RELATIVE VALUES
by Noel Coward.

Harold Pinter Theatre Panton Street SW1Y 4DN To 21 June 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu, Sat 2.30pm.
Runs: 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS 0844 871 7622.
www.ambassadortickets.com
Review: Carole Woddis 15 April.

A class act in more than one way.
551 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:43 AM
Sonning.

ENCHANTED APRIL
by Matthew Barber based on the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim.

The Mill at Sonning Sonning Eye nr Reading RG4 6TY To 17 May 2014.
Tue-Sat Dinner 6.30pm + Performance 8.15pm.
Mat Sat & 27 April, 11 May Lunch 12.30pm + Performance 2.15pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0118 969 8000.
www.millatsonning.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 April.

Bad marriages and lost lives made good in a fine novel adaptation.
482 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, April 14, 2014 - 08:54 AM
London.

THREE SISTERS
by Anton Chekhov new version by Anya Reiss from a literal translation by Ilona Kohanchuk.

Southwark Playhouse (The Large) 77-85 Newington Causeway S1 6BD To 3 May 2014.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 April.

Same names, different settings form a commentary on the original.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 11:52 PM
Scarborough/Derby.

HIDDEN
by Laura Lindsay and Peter Carruthers.

Stephen Joseph Theatre (McCarthy auditorium) Westborough YO11 1JW 17 May.
7,45pm.
TICKETS: 01723 370541.
www.sjt.uk.com

then Derby Theatre 15 Theatre Walk Westfield Shopping Complex St Peters Quarter DE1 2NF 23 May 2014.
8pm.
TICKETS: 01332 593939.
www.derbytheatre.co.uk

Runs 1hr 15min No interval.
Review: William Russell 12 April at Cockpit Theatre London.

Funny, sad and out of the ordinary.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 01:57 AM
London.

THE BEAUTIFUL GAME
book & lyrics by Ben Elton music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Union Theatre 204 Union Street Southwark SE1 0LX To 3 May 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 8 April.

Things Do Sometimes Change.
480 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 11:51 AM
London.

AT THE END OF EVERYTHING ELSE
by Mark Arends.

Unicorn Theatre (Clore auditorium) 147 Tooley Street SE1 2HZ To 19 April 2014.
Runs 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7645 0560.
www.unicorntheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 April.

Pedal-powerful exposure of a plastic world puts young people in the driving-seat.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 11, 2014 - 09:25 AM
London.

THE NOTORIOUS MRS EBBSMITH
by Sir Arthur Wing Pinero.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1Y 6ST To 3 May 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3.30pm
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 10 April.

Bet-hedging Victorian shocker newly displayed to be caught at its first revival.
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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 07:13 PM
Reviewed by ReviewsGate's Alexander Ray Edser at the beginning of its tour, Al Geary catches up with THE DISHWASHERS on the road.

Nottingham/Touring.

THE DISHWASHERS: Morris Panych.
Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Full information: Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
Runs: 2h 5m: one interval: till 5th April.
Review: Alan Geary: 31st March 2014.


A strange, even puzzling, affair.
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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 07:09 PM
Nottingham/Touring.

TOM’S MIDNIGHT GARDEN: Philippa Pearce (adapted by David Wood).
Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Full information: www.birminghamstage.com
Runs: 2h 15m: one interval: till 12th April.
Review: Alan Geary: 8th April 2014.


Ideal fare for all ages? Doubtful.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 04:17 PM
London.

ALMOST NEAR
by Pamela Carter.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 15 April 2014.
Sun, Mon 7.30pm Tue 2pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652 (24hr; no booking fee).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 8 April.

Separate parts constructively assembled.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 01:31 AM
London.

BANKSY: THE ROOM IN THE ELEPHANT
by Tom Wainwright.

Arcola Theatre (Arcola 2) 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 26 April 2014.
Mon–Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

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

A Curate’s Egg of an Evening.
438 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 09:06 AM
Manchester.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by William Shakespeare.

Royal Exchange Theatre St Ann’s Square M2 7DH To 3 May 2014.
Mon-Fri 7.30pm Sat 8pm Mat Wed & 17 April 2.30pm, Sat 3.30pm.
Audio-described 26 April 3.30pm.
BSL Signed 29 April.
Captioned 22 April.
Post-show Discussion 24 April.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0161 833 9833.
www.royalexchange.co.uk/orlando
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 April.

Rather too much ado at times.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 12:12 AM
London.

ORTON
book and lyrics by Sean J. Hume music and lyrics by Richard Silver.

Above the Stag Arch 17 Miles Street Vauxhall SW8 1RZ To 4 May 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Sun 6pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: www.AboveTheStag.com
Review: William Russell 6 April.

No average Joe.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 - 11:56 PM
London.

ANOTHER COUNTRY
by Julian Mitchell.

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 1) 14 Whitehall SW1A 2DY To 21 June 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu, Sat 2.30pm.
Runs: 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com/trafalgarstudios
Review: Carole Woddis 4 April.

The past is still so relevant.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 - 10:45 AM
Liverpool.

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by Arthur Miller.

Liverpool Playhouse Williamson Square L1 1EL To 19 April 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm except 9 April 5.30pm no performance 18 April Mat Thu 1.30pm Sat 2pm
Audio-described 17 Apr 7.30pm.
Captioned 19 Apr 2pm.
Post-show Discussion 9 Apr.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKTS: 0151 709 4776.
www.everymanplayhouse.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 April.

A View well worth taking.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 - 03:08 AM
London.

THÉRÈSE RAQUIN
book and lyrics by Nona Shepphard music by Craig Adams adapted from the novel by Emile Zola.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED To 19 April 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30 pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

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

Murderous affair well executed.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 04, 2014 - 02:12 AM
London.

I FOUND MY HORN
by Jonathan Guy Lewis & Jasper Rees.

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2) 14 Whitehall SW1A 2DY To 3 May 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu, Sat 3pm.
Runs: 1hr 25min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com/trafalgarstudios
Review by Carole Woddis 2 April.

Soul bravely bared in public.
470 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 03:33 PM
London.

PRINCE IGOR
music by Alexander Borodin libretto by Alexander Borodin and Vladimir Stasov new version by Yuri Alexandrov.

London Coliseum St Martin’s Lane To 5 April 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm.
Runs 3hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7845 9300.
www.eno.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 April.

Strongly sung Russian epic has trouble stepping-out.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 01:52 PM
Tour.

HAMMER & TONGS
by Daniel Jamieson.

Tour to 12 April 2014.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 April at Jacksons Lane Highgate.

Playing fast and loose with reality in the fantasy stage-world of hard knocks.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 02:16 AM
London.

DAMN YANKEES
book by George Abbott and Douglas Wallop music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.

Brockley Jack Studio 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 12 April 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 2.45pm.
Runs 2hr 15min. One interval.

TICKETS: 0208 699 3966.
www.brockleyjacktheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 2 April.

Yankee doodling.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 02, 2014 - 11:55 PM
London.

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
book by Jeffrey Lane music by David Yazbek.

Savoy Theatre Savoy Court The Strand WC2 0ET To 29 November 2014.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 3046.
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 1 April.

Frothy, foolish and fun.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 01, 2014 - 08:17 AM
Keswick.

DANCING AT LUGHNASA
by Brian Friel.

Theatre by the Lake To 19 April 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2pm.
Audio-described 12 Apr 2pm.
Captioned 19 Apr 2pm.
Post-Show Discussion 10 Apr.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 017687 74411.
www.theatrebythelake.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 March.

Familiar Lakeside actors give an apt family feel to this bright revival.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 10:54 PM
Keswick/Tour.

NOT ABOUT HEROES
by Stephen MacDonald.

Theatre by the Lake Studio To 8 April.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2pm.
then Tour to 19 April 2014.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 017687 74411.
www.theatrebythelake.com (Keswick/Whitehaven performances).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 March.

Regeneration of disillusioned soldiers generates an intricate drama.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 04:00 PM
London.

I CAN’T SING
book and additional lyrics by Harry Hill music and lyrics by Steve Brown.

London Palladium Argyll Street W1 To 25 October 2014.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 0871 297 0777.
www.seetickets.com
Review: William Russell 24 March.

Maybe the tweeters will save it.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 03:29 PM
London.

THE GUT GIRLS
by Sarah Daniels

Brockley Jack Studio 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 29 March 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 8700 887.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 23 March.

A message that hits one in the gut.
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Posted by : Jan_Pick on Friday, March 28, 2014 - 08:53 PM
Coventry

The Booking Office in Association with Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, present:
The Mummy, by Jack Milner
Belgrade Theatre: Tkts 024 7655 3055
www.belgrade.co.uk
Rns: 2hrs 10m: one interval: till 29th March 2014 and touring
Start: 7.30pm (Sat Matinee: 2.30 pm)
Review: Jan Pick
25.3.14

Can I hold your hand, mummy?
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 11:19 AM
London.

INNER VOICES
(Le voci di dentro.)
by Eduardo De Filippo.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS To 29 March 2014.
Wed-Sat 7.45pm
Runs 1hr 50min No interval.
Performances sold out.

TICKETS: 020 7638 8891.
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 March.

Expertly performed kind of urban Midsummer Day’s Dreaming.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 12:36 AM
London.

OTHER DESERT CITIES
by Jon Robin Baitz.

Old Vic The Cut Waterloo SE1 8NB To 24 May 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs: 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS:: 0844 871 7628.
www.bookings.oldvictheatre.com
Review: Carole Woddis 25 March:

Power of the people and the play.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, March 24, 2014 - 10:02 AM
London.

WORLD ENOUGH AND TIME
by Sarah Sigal.

Park Theatre (Park 90) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park N4 3JP To 13 April 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat & Sun 3.15pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 March.

The personal and the political mix, with just unpredictability missing.
455 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 12:56 PM
London.

A STUDY IN SCARLET
by Arthur Conan Doyle adapted by Lila Whelan and Greg Freeman.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 12 April 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Run s 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 March.

Theatrically inventive, free-wheeling yet faithful adaptation.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 11:09 AM
London.

KING LEAR
by William Shakespeare.

Cockpit Theatre Gateforth Street Marylebone NW8 8EH To 29 March 2014.
Tue-Say 7.15pm Mat Sat 2.15pm
Runs 3hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7258 2925.
www.thecockpit.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 March.

Staging and central performance are the strong points of this Lear.

501 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 03:02 AM
London

MURDERER
by Anthony Shaffer.

Upstairs at the Gatehouse Highgate Village NW6 4BD To 20 April 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Sun 4pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8340 3488.
www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 March.

Verdict II: Blood and psychology both given their due in strong revival.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 01:57 AM
London.

MURDERER
by Anthony Shaffer.

Upstairs at the Gatehouse Highgate N6 4BD To 20 April 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 4pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0208 340 3488.
www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com
Review: William Russell 18 March.

Verdict I: Successful amalgam of murder, mayhem and baths.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, March 17, 2014 - 12:58 AM
London/Tour.

VISITORS
by Barney Norris.

Arcola Theatre (Arcola 2) 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 29 March.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3pm.
TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com

then Tour to 8 April 2014.
Runs 1hr 40min One Interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 March.

Two glorious performances catch the complexity of the lives they portray.
445 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 01:52 PM
Richmond.

INVINCIBLE
by Torben Betts.

Orange Tree Theatre 1 Clarence Street TW9 2SA To 12 April 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 3pm & 20, 27 Mar, 3 Apr + post-show discussion.
Audio-described 29 Mar 3pm, 1 Apr.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8940 3633.
www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 March.

With nudge and punch expertly probing lives’ surfaces..
453 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 11:57 AM
London.

THE MAN INSIDE
book and lyrics by Tony Rees and Gary Young additional book material by Dave Willetts music by Tony Rees.

Landor Theatre 70 Landor Road SW9 9HP To 29 March 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7737 7276.
www.landortheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 14 March.

Fine performances, ingenious set and glorious arpeggios.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, March 14, 2014 - 11:10 AM
London.

THE HERMETIC MARRIAGE
by The Butterfly Wheel.

Pentameters Theatre 28 Heath Street Hampstead NW3 6TE To 23 March 2014.
Tue-Sat 8pm Sun 5pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7435 3648.
www.pentameters.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 6 March.

Multi-media more than multi-meaning.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:20 AM
London.

URINETOWN
book and lyrics by Greg Kotis music and lyrics by Mark Holimann.

St James Theatre 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA to 3 May 2014.
Mon- Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 13 March.

Splendid musical is far from a catastrophe.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:21 PM
London.

USHERS
book and additional lyrics by James Rottger lyrics by James Oban and Yannis Koutsakos music by Yiannis Koutsakos.

Charing Cross Theatre The Arches Villiers Street Charing Cross WC2H 6NL To 19 April 2014.
Thu–Sat 10.15pm.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 4930650.
www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 12 March.

Engaging and often witty.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 11:46 AM
Hornchurch.

TWO AND TWO MAKE SEX
by Richard Harris and Leslie Darbon.

Queen’s Theatre Billet Lane RM11 1QT To 29 March 2014.
Tue-Sat 8pm Mat 22, 27 March 2.30pm.
Audio-described 22 March 2.30pm
BSL Signed 26 March.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 01708 443333.
www.queens-theatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 10 March.

Skilful enough revival of less than classic farce.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 05:02 PM
London.

LE DOCTEUR MIRACLE
by Georges Bizet.

Pop Up Opera Tour to 3 May 2014.
Runs 1hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: http://www.popupopera.co.uk
Review: William Russell 10 March at Drink, Shop and Do.

Bizet bodies
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 08:31 AM
London.

DO I HEAR A WALTZ?
book by Arthur Laurents based on his play The Time of the Cuckoo lyrics by Stephen Sondheim music by Richard Rodgers.

Park Theatre (Park 200) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park To 30 March 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat, Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 March.

Opera in a teacup.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, March 10, 2014 - 05:53 PM
London.

THE HARD MAN
by Tom McGrath and Jimmy Boyle.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road To 18 March 2014.
Sun, Mon 7.30pm Tue 2pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652 (24hr no booking fee).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 March.

Trip down a memory lane stuffed with muggers.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, March 10, 2014 - 02:37 AM
London.

GOOD PEOPLE
by David Lindsay-Abaire.

Hampstead Theatre Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage NW3 3EU To 5 April 2014.

Transfers to Noel Coward Theatre St Martin's Lane WC2N 4AH To 14 June 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 0844 482 5130 .
www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk

Runs 2hr 10min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 March.

Piercing and comic social critique.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 09, 2014 - 10:02 AM
Chipping Norton.

ALARMS AND EXCURSIONS
by Michael Frayn.

Chipping Norton Theatre Spring Street To 12 March 2014.
Mon-Wed 7.45pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 01608 642350.
www.chippingnortontheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 March.

Alarmingly funny and well worth an excursion to the theatre.
490 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, March 07, 2014 - 02:40 PM
London.

BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS
by Dennis Potter.

New Diorama Theatre 15-16 Triton Street Regents Place NW1 3BF To 15 March 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Tue: 3.30pm.
Runs: 1 hr no interval.

TICKETS : 0207 383 9034.
www.newdiorama.com
Review: Carole Woddis of 4 March.

Wartime innocence and destruction sharply played.
476 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, March 07, 2014 - 02:29 PM
Northampton.

THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN
by Dan O’Brien based on the book Where War Lives by Paul Watson..

Royal & Derngate (Underground) Guildhall Road NN1 1DP To 8 March 2014.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 2.45pm (performances sold out.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 01604 624811.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 3 March .

Opening up the lower depths.
459 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, March 07, 2014 - 12:02 AM
London.

A HARD RAIN
by Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper.

Above the Stag Arch 17 Miles Street SW8 1RZ To 30 March 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Sun 6pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: www.abovethestag.com
Review: William Russell 5 March.

A life underground.
454 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, March 06, 2014 - 08:28 AM
Northampton.

A TALE OF TWO CITIES
by Charles Dickens adapted by Mike Poulton music by Rachel Portman.

Royal & Derngate (Royal auditorium) Guildhall Road NN1 1DP To 15 March 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 12 March, 13 March 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 13 March 7.45pm.
Captioned 11 March.
Run s 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 01604 624811.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 February.

Novel adaptation with theatrical rather than dramatic flair.
569 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, March 06, 2014 - 01:16 AM
London.

THE AZ OF MRS P
book by Diane Samuels music and lyrics by Gwyneth Herbert conceived by Neil Marcus based on the autobiographies of Phyllis Pearsall.

Southwark Playhouse (The Large) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 29 March 2014.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat .3.30pm & 13, 20, 27 March 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 March.

Witty musical that’s streets ahead.
498 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - 09:25 AM
Manchester/London.

BLACK ROSES
words by Sylvia Lancaster poetry by Simon Armitage

Royal Exchange (Studio) St Ann’s Square M2 7DH To 8 March.
Mon-Fri 7.30pm Sat 8pm Mat Thu 2.30pm Sat 3.30pm.
Post-Show Discussion: 6 March 7.30pm.
TICKETS: 0161 833 9833.
www.royalexchange.co.uk/blackroses (performances sold out).

then
17 March 7.30pm Ashton-On-Mersey School Cecil Ave, Sale, Cheshire East M33 5BP.
18 March 7.30pm Broadoak School Warburton Lane Partington Manchester M31 4BU.
TICKETS for 17, 18 March: 0161 833 9833.

thenRoyal Festival Hall (Blue Room) Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX 24-28 March 2014.
7pm Fri 7pm & 9pm Mat Wed 2pm. (performances sold out).
TICKETS: 0844 875 0073
www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Runs 45min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 February.

Even a pin might drop with respectful silence in a performance that so intensely grips its audience.
523 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - 02:06 AM
London.

VERSAILLES
by Peter Gill.

Donmar Warehouse 41 Earlham Street WC2H 9LX To 5 April 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm .

Audio described 29 March 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 1.30pm).
Captioned 24 March.
Runs 3hr Two intervals


Tickets: 0844 871 7624 (Booking fee £2.50 per transaction),
www.donmarwarehouse.com
Review: Carole Woddis 27 February.

What the men did, and how they felt, at war.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - 01:47 AM
Manchester.

ORLANDO
adapted by Sarah Ruhl from the novel by Virginia Woolf.

Royal Exchange Theatre St Ann’s Square M2 7DH To 22 March 2014.
Mon-Fri 7.30pm Sat 8pm Mat Wed & 6 March 2.30pm, Sat 3.30pm.
Audio-described 22 March 3.30pm.
BSL Signed 18 March.
Captioned 11 March.
Post-show Discussion 13 March.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0161 833 9833.
www.royalexchange.co.uk/orlando
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 February.

An adaptation that reaches to the heart of matters and takes flight.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 10:18 AM
London.

THE ONE
by Vicky Jones.

Soho Theatre 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE To 30 March 2014.
Tue-Sun 7.30pm Mat Thu, Sat 3pm.
Audio-described 11 Mar.
Captioned 20 Mar 7.30pm.
Runs: 1hr 1min No interval.

TICKETS : 020 7478 0100.
www.sohotheatre.com
Review Carole Woddis 26 February.

Award winning acid tongue.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 01:20 AM
Salford.

THE SEAGULL
by Anton Chekhov new version by Anya Reiss.

The Lowry (Quays Theatre) Pier 8 Salford Quays M50 3AZ To 8 March 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.15pm Mat Thu 2pm Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 0843 208 6010.
www.thelowry.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 February.

Classic and modern together in a fine finale to an artistic regime.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, March 03, 2014 - 10:03 AM
Bolton.

TWELFTH NIGHT
by William Shakespeare.

Octagon Theatre Howell Croft South BL1 1SB To 22 March 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm except 8 March 8pm, 10 March 5pm Mat 8, 15, 19 March 2pm & 11, 18 March 1.30pm.
Audio-described 21 March.
BSL Signed 13 March.
Post-show Discussion 10 March.
Investigate Day 15 March.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 01204 520661.
www.octagonbolton.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 February.

Comedy where the shipwrecked bring becalmed existences ashore back to life.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 11:18 PM
London.

I DO
created by Daphna Attias and Terry O’Donovan with words by Chloe Moss.

Hilton Hotel Docklands 265 Rotherhithe Street SE16 5HW To 9 March 2014.
Wed–Sat 7pm and 9.15pm Mat Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7359 4404.
www.almeida.co.uk/event/ido (run sold out).
Review: William Russell 28 February.

Not so novel as it thinks it is.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 10:48 PM
London.

THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE
by Francis Beaumont.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT To 30 March 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu, Sat, Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 3hr One interval + three short breaks.

TICKETS: 0207 902 1400.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: William Russell 27 February.

Everything but the kitchen sink.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 10:37 PM
London.

RACHEL’S CAFÉ
by Lucy Danser.

Old Red Lion Theatre 418 St John Street EC1V 4NJ To 15 March 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm, Sun 2pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 837 7816.
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 28 February.

Being both man and woman clearly explored.
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Posted by : al_geary on Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 12:37 AM
Nottingham.

THE GENTLE HOOK
by Francis Durbridge.

Theatre Royal Theatre Square NG1 5ND To 1 March 2014.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.
Review: Alan Geary 24 February 2014.

Uncomplicated fun.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:38 PM
London.

WOLF KISSES
by Paloma Pedrero translated by Roxanne Silbert.

Arcola Theatre (Arcola 2) 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 9 March 2014.
Sun 8pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

Production too repressive for the play’s, and its central character’s, own good.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 10:25 AM
London.

BAZAAR
by David Planell translated by Jo Clifford.

Arcola Theatre (Arcola 2) 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 9 March 2014.
Sun 4pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 February.

Bazaar and lottery, with an urgent sense of the importance of money.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 09:41 AM
London.

BALLAD OF THE BURNING STAR
by Nir Paldi.

BAC (Council Chamber) Lavender Hill SW11 5TN To 8 March 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7223 2223.
www.bac.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 February.

From glamour to anger –a piece that hits loud, but misses quieter notes.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 01:52 PM
London.

SUPERIOR DONUTS
by Tracy Letts.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 8 March 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 February.

A little world, presented with control yet building to a strong personality.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 12:51 PM
London.

STORM IN A TEACUP
devised by Hot Coals Theatre Ensemble inspired by Anton Chekhov’s play Three Sisters.

Park Theatre (Park 90) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park N4 3JP To 16 March 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat & Sun 3.15pm.
Runs 1hr 5min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 February.

Broad physical comedy successfully grafted on to Chekhov’s famous trio.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 12:26 PM
Derby.

PENELOPE RETOLD
by Caroline Horton.

Derby Theatre (Rehearsal Room) DE1 2PL To 1 March 2014.
6.15pm 26, 27 Feb, 1 March.
10pm 21, 22, 28 Feb.
Runs 50min No interval.

TICKETS: 01332 593939.
www.derbytheatreco.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 February.

A voice for the girl he left behind.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 11:08 AM
Watford.

SHIVER
by Daniel Kanaber.

Palace Theatre
Runs 1hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 01923 2225671.
www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 February.

Skilful comic writing with an acerbic edge.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 01:54 AM
London.

IN SKAGWAY
by Karen Ardiff.

Arcola Theatre (Arcola 2) 24 Ashwin Street Dalston E8 3DL To 1 March 2014.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 10 February.

Scoundrel time in Skagway, with little guiding light.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 12:33 AM
Tour.

AMATEUR GIRL
by Amanda Whittington.

Tour to 15 March 2914.
Review: Carole Woddis 20 February at St James Studio Theatre.,

Beautifully contrived. Beautifully executed.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, February 21, 2014 - 05:34 PM
Derby.

THE ODYSSEY
by Homer in a new version by Mike Kenny.

Derby Theatre 15 Theatre Walk St Peter’s Quarter DE1 2NF To 1 March 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm except 25 Feb 10.30am Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 26 Feb, 1 Mar 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 27 Feb 7.30pm 1 Mar 2.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 27 Feb 7.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 01332 593939.
www.derbytheatreco.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 February.

Moves swiftly towards a powerful culmination.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 01:02 PM
CARD GAME, music Igor Stravinsky, choreography John Cranko
SLAUGHTER ON TENTH AVENUE, music Richard Rogers, choreography George Balantine
ELITE SYNCOPATIONS, music Scott Joplin and others, choreography Kenneth MacMillann

Birmingham Royal Ballet on Tour
Runs: 2h 15m, two intervals

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Hippodrome, 19 02 14

Come and join the party.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 10:20 AM
Bristol/Tour.

AS YOU LIKE IT
by William Shakespeare.

Tobacco Factory Raleigh Road Southville
To 22 March, and 22, 23, 26 April, 1, 2 May.
Mon-Wed, Sat 7.30pm; Thu, Fri 8pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
then tour to 21 June 2014.

Runs 2hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 0117 902 0344.
www.www.tobaccofactorytheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 February.

And there’s a lot to like.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 01:09 AM
London.

THE PASS
by John Donnelly.

Royal Court Theatre (Jerwood Theatre Upstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 1 March 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3.30pm.
Runs: 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 17 February.

Sex-and-soccer shocker scores in script and production.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 12:42 AM
London.

THE PECULIAR TALE OF PABLO PICASSO AND THE MONA LISA
by Steven Green.

Jack Studio Theatre The Brockley Jack 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 1 March 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 5min No interval.

TICKETS:0844 8700 887.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 19 February.

Pablo in a pickle.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 02:39 AM
London.

KISS ME, FIGARO!
by John Ramster

Riverside Studios (Studio 3) Crisp Road Hammersmith W6 9RL To 2 March.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm & Sun 5pm.
TICKETS:0208 237 1111
www.riversidestudios.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 February.

then Tour to 23 March 2014.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

Musical Merriment from the Merry Opera Company.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 10:31 AM
London.

THE MAGIC TOWER and THE STRANGEST KIND OF ROMANCE
by Tennessee Williams.

Pentameters Theatre 25 Heath Street/Oriel Place NW3 6TE To 23 February 2014.
Tue-Sat 8pm Sun 5pm.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7435 3648.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 February.

Hoping against hope in downbeat surrounds.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 09:12 AM
London.

THE MISTRESS CONTRACT
by Abi Morgan inspired by the memoir The Mistress Contract by She and He.

Royal Court Theatre (Jerwood Theatre Downstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 22 March 2014.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm & Thurs 3.30pm from 27 Feb.
Audio-described 1 Mar 3.30pm.
Captioned 5 Mar.
Runs: 1hr 25min No interval

TICKETS 020 7565 -5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 15 February.

Feminism, sex and tedium.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 02:50 AM
London.

HANNAH
by Chris Thorpe.

Unicorn Theatre (Weston auditorium) 147 Tooley Street SE1 2HZ In rep to 9 March 2014.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7645 0560.
www.unicorntheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 February.

Boldly intelligent, if problematic, updating.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, February 17, 2014 - 04:53 PM
London.

THE FAT MAN’s WIFE
by Tennessee Williams.

Canal Cafe Theatre The Bridge House Delamere Terrace Little Venice W2 6ND To 28 February 2014.
20-22,27,28 February 7.30pm 23 February 7pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 289 6054.
www.canalcafetheatre.com
Review: William Russell 16 February.

Tennessee Treasure Trove.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, February 17, 2014 - 04:44 PM
London.

FINIAN’S RAINBOW
book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, adapted by Charlotte Moore, lyrics by E.Y. Harburg music by Burton Lane.

Union Theatre 204 Southwark Street SE1 0LX To 15 March 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30 pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 261 9876.
www.ticketsource.co.uk
Review: William Russell 16 February.

One to Come to and Get.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, February 17, 2014 - 04:35 PM
London.

1984
by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan based on George Orwell's novel.

Almeida Theatre Almeida Street Islington N1 1TA To 29 March 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 22 March 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 12.45pm).
Captioned 27 Feb, 19 March 2.30pm.
Runs: 1hr 50min No interval.

TICKETS 020 7359 4404 (24 hours).
www.almeida.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 13 February.

Triumphant adaptation.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 10:41 AM
Richmond.

IT JUST STOPPED
by Stephen Sewell.

Orange Tree Theatre 1 Clarence Street TW9 2SA To 8 March 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 3pm & 20, 27 Feb 2.30pm (+ Post-show Discussion).
Audio-described 25 Feb, 1 March 3pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8940 3633.
www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 February.

The high life brought low and obsession exposed in well-crafted drama.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 03:07 AM
Kingston-upon-Thames.

DONKEYS' YEARS
by Michael Frayn.

Rose Theatre 24-26 High Street KT1 3HL To 22 February 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm at Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 08444 821556.
www.rosetheatrekingston.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 February.

At its finest when most farcical.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 01:55 PM
London.

RUNNING ON EMPTY
by Brad Birch.

Soho Theatre 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE To 16 February 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.15pm Sun 5pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 50min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7478 0100.
www.sohotheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 8 February.

Often lovely to look at, but it would be delightful to know what it adds up to.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:11 AM
London.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
by William Shakespeare.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS To 15 February 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 13 Feb 7.45pm.
Captioned 12 Feb.
Runs: 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 0845 120 7550.
www.barbican.org.uk/bite
Review: Carole Woddis 10 February.

Triumphantly transfiguring.:
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:04 AM
London.

THE DOMINO HEART
by Matthew Edison.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 18 February 2014.
Sun-Mon 7.30pm Tue 2pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652 (24hr).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fees by ‘phone or online).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 February.

Clever, well-balanced play with heart and mind.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 03:42 PM
London.

DOCTOR FAUSTUS
by Christopher Marlowe.

Rose Theatre 56 Park Street Bankside SE1 9AS To 28 February 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Sun 3pm.
Runs: 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 261 9565.
boxoffice@rosetheatre.org.uk
www.wegottickets.com
Review: William Russell 6 February.

The devil to pay –and worth the price.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 09:51 AM
THE ALCHEMIST: Ben Jonson
Belgrade Theatre, to 22 02 14
Runs: 2h 40m, one interval

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 11 02 14

Welcome energetic revival, strong in parts, missing out on others.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 12:45 PM
London.

CARTHAGE
by Chris Thompson.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 22 February 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu, Sat, Sun 3pm (all performances sold out apart from Thu mats).
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652 (24hr).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fees by ‘phone or online).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 February.

Another triumph among the Finborough shows queuing for transfer.
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Posted by : al_geary on Monday, February 10, 2014 - 10:49 AM
Chesterfield.

THE TURN OF THE SCREW
by Henry James adapted Adrian Lloyd-James.

Pomegranate Theatre Corporation Street S41 7TX To 8 February 2014.
Runs: 1hr 20min No interval.
Review: Alan Geary: 8 February.

A faithful rendering of the Henry James classic, well-acted and atmospheric.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, February 10, 2014 - 10:38 AM
London.

HAPPY DAYS
by Samuel Beckett.

Young Vic 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 8 March 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat 15, 22, 26 Feb, 8 March 2pm.
Audio-described 18 Feb.
Captioned 20 Feb.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvic.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 February.

Fully guaranteed 100% genuine pure Beckett revelation.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 10:31 AM
SWAN LAKE: Music, Tchaikovsky
Director and Choreographer: Matthew Bourne

Runs: 2h 30m, one interval
Birmingham Hippodrome to 15 February, and on tour

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Hippodrome, 05 02 14

Truly special.
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Posted by : Jen_Mitchell on Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 12:46 AM
Nottingham

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company
My Judy Garland Life
By Susie Boyt
Adapted by Amanda Whittington
Nottingham.

MY JUDY GARLAND LIFE
by Amanda Whittington.

Nottingham Playhouse Wellington Circus NG1 5AF To 15 February 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat 8 Feb 2.30pm, 13 February 1.30pm.
Audio-described 12 February 7.45.
BSL Signed 14 Feb.
Captioned 13 Feb 7.45pm.
Runs 2hrs 10 minutes. One interval.

TICKETS: 0115 9419419.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Jen Mitchell 4 February.


Reality meets fantasy in this enjoyable adaptation of Susie Boyt's thought-provoking memoir.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 11:30 AM
DISHWASHERS: Morris Panych
Birmingham Rep
Runs: 2h 5m, one interval. To 15 Feb (Bham Rep) Tour to 12 April

Review: Alexander Ray Edser 05 02 14

Scrape off the grime, profound questions emerge.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 01:13 AM
London.

STROKE OF LUCK
by Larry Belling.

Park Theatre (Park 200) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park N4 3JP To 2 March 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 February.

Not one in danger of setting the pulse worryingly racing.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 12:56 PM
Hornchurch.

OUR MAN IN HAVANA
by Graham Greene adapted by Clive Francis.

Queen’s Theatre Billet Lane RM11 1QT To 22 February 2014.
Tue-Sat 8pm Mat 15, 22 Feb 2.30pm.
Audio-described 15 Feb 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 19 Feb.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 01708 443333.
www.queens-theatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 3 February.

Jolly good show in Hornchurch.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 12:32 PM
London/Coventry.

A LADY OF LITTLE SENSE
by Lope de Vega translated by David Johnston.

Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street Dalston E8 3DL In rep 11 January-14 March.
7.30pm 11, 27 Jan-1 Feb, 17-22 Feb, 10-14 March.
2.30pm 1, 22 Feb.
TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com

then Belgrade Theatre (B2) Belgrade Square CV1 1GS In rep 26 March-17 April 2014.
7.30pm 26, 31 March, 1, 10, 12, 16, 17 Apr.
2.15pm 5, 9 Apr.
TICKETS: 024 7655 3055
www.belgrade.co.uk

Runs 2hr 20min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 February.

At least as successful in Dalston as in Bath.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 11:41 AM
London.

THE ROBBERS
by Friedrich von Schiller in a version by Daniel Millar and Mark Leipacher.

7.30pm 1, 4, 7, 11, 13, 20, 21, 22 Feb Mat 1 Feb 11am, 8, 15 Feb 3pm.
Captioned 11 Feb.
TICKETS: 020 7383 9034.
www.newdiorama.com

then Greenwich Theatre Crooms Hill SE10 8ES.
25, 27 Feb, 1 March 2014 7.30pm.
TICKETS: 020 8858 7755.
www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk

Runs 2hr 40min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 31 January.

Rough minimalism in staging leaves space for the play’s wild chaos..
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 31, 2014 - 07:04 PM
London.

THE KEEPERS OF INFINITE SPACE
by Omar El-Khairy.

Park Theatre (Park 90) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park To 16 February 2014.
Tue-Say 7.45pm Sun 3.15pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 January.

A play that neglects its strongest aspects.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 31, 2014 - 11:29 AM
London.

HALF A PERSON: MY LIFE AS TOLD BY THE SMITHS
by Alex Broun.

King’s Head Theatre 115 Upper Street Islington N1 1QN To 16 February 2014.
2,3,9,10, 16 Feb 7.15pm Mat 16 Feb 3pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 478 0160.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 27 January.

Just William is good enough.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 31, 2014 - 11:12 AM
London.

KING LEAR
by William Shakespeare.

Olivier Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 28 May 2014.
7pm 3, 4, 6, 13-15, 17, 21, 22, 24, 28 Feb, 3, 10, 11, 20, 21, 24, 25 March, 11, 17, 21-23, 28-30 April, 1, 6, 8-10, 16, 19, 23, 26-28 May.
Mat 2pm 5, 16, 23 Feb, 1, 2, 12, 22, 23 March, 12, 13, 19 April, 7, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 May.
Audio-described 1 March 2pm (+ Touch Tour 12.15pm), 3 March, 17 May 2pm (+ Touch Tour 12.15pm).
Captioned 23 March, 25 March, 19 May.
performances in Feb and March sold out apart from Day Seats; April and May performances on sale from 14 Feb.
Runs: 3hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 29 January,

Playing it big and brutal.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 07:36 PM
THE DIARY OF A NOBODY: Adapted by Jonathan Ap Emrys from the novel by George and Weedon Grossmith
Old Joint Stock Theatre
Runs: 1h 55m, one interval, till 29 01 14

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 28 01 14

An adaptation that doesn’t hold together.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 04:18 PM
London.

ELLEN TERRY WITH EILEEN ATKINS
by Ellen Terry adapted by Eileen Atkins.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT To 23 February 2014.
2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 23 February 7.30pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.
all performances sold-out.

TICKETS 020 7401 9919 or 0871 297 0749 (booking fee).
www.shakespeares-globe.org
Review: Carole Woddis 27 January.

Greatness all round.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 03:35 PM
London.

RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN
by Gina Gionfriddo.

Hampstead Theatre Hampstead Theatre Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage NW3 3EU To 22 February 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Audio-described 15 Feb 3pm (+ Touch Tour 1.30pm).
Captioned 18 Feb (+ Transcribed Post-show Discussion).
Post-show Discussion 18 Feb.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7722 9301.
www.hampsteadtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 January.

They think they’ve got problems?
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 02:46 PM
London.

WHAT THE WOMEN DID
Luck of War by Gwen John, Handmaidens of Death by Herbert Tremaine The Old Lady Shows Her Medals by J M Barrie.

Southwark Playhouse (The Large) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 15 February 2014.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min Two intervals.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 January.

Intriguing trio of strange meetings brought about by war.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, January 27, 2014 - 11:06 AM
London.

DOING THE BUSINESS and BLIND
by Doug Lucie.

Courtyard Theatre (Studio) 40 Pitfield Street N1 6EU To 23 February 2014.
Tue-Sun 7.30pm no performances 11-16 February.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7729 2202.
www.thecourtyard.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 January.

Two vivid snapshots of art and money meeting.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, January 27, 2014 - 01:20 AM
London.

SHANG-A-LANG
by Catherine Johnson.

King’s Head Theatre 115 Upper Street Islington N1 1QN To 15 February 2014.
Tue – Sat 7.15pm Mat Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 478 0160.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 25 January.

For (some) Adults Only.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 01:30 AM
London.

A WORLD ELSEWHERE
by Alan Franks.

Theatre 503 above The Latchmere Pub 503 Battersea Park Road SW11 3BW To 15 February 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Sun 5pm.
Runs: 1hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7978 7040.
www.theatre503.com
Review: Carole Woddis 24 January.

A dramatic precedent and an American President don’t make much of a mix.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 01:11 AM
London.

NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY
book, music and lyrics by Douglas J Cohen based on the book by William Goldman.

Landor Theatre 70 Landor Road SW9 9PH To 9 February 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 737 7276.
www.landortheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 24 January.

A great way to treat an audience.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 24, 2014 - 01:51 PM
London.

HUIS CLOS
by Jean Paul Sartre

Rosemary Branch Theatre 2 Shepperton Road N1 3DT To 2 February 2014.
7.30pm 25, 28, 30 January, 1 Feb.
6pm 26 Jan, 2 Feb.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 704 6665.
www.rosemarybranch.co.uk
Review: William Russell 23 January.

Stimulating account from the lower depths.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 24, 2014 - 01:48 PM
London.

FIJI LAND
by Nick Gill.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD T0 8 February.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 September.

Vigorous action of men going potty among the potted plants.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 10:37 PM
London.

THE WEIR
by Conor McPherson.

Wyndhams Theatre Charing Cross Road WC2H 0DA To 19 April 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat
Runs 1hr 50min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5120.
www.theweirlondon.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 January.

Weir - and wonderful.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 01:14 PM
London.

PUTTING IT TOGETHER
by Julia McKenzie and Stephen Sondheim.

St James Theatre 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 1 February 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 3pm Sat & Sun 4pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2160.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 January.

Wit and sophistication matched in material and performances.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 11:55 AM
London.

FLIGHT
by Mikhail Bulgakov adapted by Howard Colyer.

Brockley Jack Studio Theatre 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 1 February 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS:0844 8700 887.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 22 January.

Refugees in another time.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 10:22 AM
London.

BLURRED LINES
created by Nick Payne and Carrie Cracknell devised by the company with poetry by Michaela Coel.

The Shed Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX To 22 February 2014.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Wed, Sat 3pm.
Audio-described 15 Feb 3pm.
Captioned 18 Feb.
Runs: 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 20 February.

Up-to-the-minute inequality account.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:16 AM
London.

THE NAKED GAY PLAY
by David Bell.

Above the Stage Theatre Arch 17 Miles Street Vauxhall SW8 1 RZ To 16 February 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30 pm Sun 6pm.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: www.abovethestag.com
Review: William Russell 21 January.

Great play, rotten title.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 09:20 AM
London.

THE WORLD GOES ROUND: THE SONGS OF KANDER AND EBB
conceived by Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman and David Thompson.

Union Theatre 204 Union Street Southwark SE1 0LX To 8 February 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.com
Review: William Russell 19 January.

Celebrating a marvellous musical union.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:50 AM
London.

THE PARDONER’S TALE
based on Geoffrey Chaucer adapted by Lewis Gibson.

Unicorn Theatre 147 Tooley Street SE1 2HZ To 31 January 2014.
10.30am 21, 23, 24, 28-31 Jan.
11am 25 Jan.
1.30pm 21-23, 28-30 Jan.
2pm 25, 26 Jan.
7pm 22 Jan.
Relaxed Performance: 11am 25 Jan, 28 Jan 10.30am.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7645 0560.
www.unicorntheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 January.

An atmospheric and characterful telling that need ask no forgiveness.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 12:45 PM
London.

THE VALLEY OF SONG
by Phil Park lyrics by Christopher Hassall music by Ivor Novello and Ronald Hanmer.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 25 January 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652 (24hr no booking fee).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell

The Valley of Wrong.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 12:31 PM
London.

OEDIPUS RETOLD
by Jeremy Kingston.

Tristan Bates Theatre 1A Tower Street WC2 9NP To 8 February 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS:0207 240 6283.
www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 19 January.

Oedipus wrecked – Sophocles far from ruined.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 11:48 AM
London.

THE TREE
by Bernardo Stella.

Pentameters Theatre 28 Heath Street/Oriel Place Hampstead NW3 6TE To 26 January 2014.
Tue-Sat 8pm Sun 5pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7435 3648.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 January

Skilful depiction of rising brutality and the youthful hope of love.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 01:13 AM
London.

THE DUCHESS OF MALFI
by John Webster.

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT To 16 February 2014.
7.30pm Mat Sat, Sun 2.30pm
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7401 9919/0871 297 0749 (booking fee).
www.shakespeares-globe.org
Review: Carole Woddis 16 January.

An unmoving production in a fine setting.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 17, 2014 - 04:09 PM
London.

ANTON CHEKHOV'S VAUDEVILLES
by Anton Chekhov translated by Michael Frayn.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1Y 6ST To 1 February 2014.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 287 2875.
www.eticketing.co.uk/jermynstreettheatre
Review: William Russell 16 January.

Dispel the January blues.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, January 13, 2014 - 01:10 PM
London/Ireland.

ONLY OUR OWN
by Ann Henning Jocelyn.

Arts Theatre 6-7 Great Newport Street WC2H 7JB To 1 February.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

then Tour 5-22 February 2014.

TICKETS : 020 7836 8463.
www.artstheatrewestend.co.uk (London performances)
Review: Carole Woddis 10 January.

Ascendancy play rarely rises to the subject.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, January 13, 2014 - 12:33 PM
London.

KEEPSAKE
by Gregory Beam.

Old Red Lion Theatre 418 St John St EC1V 4NJ To 25 January 2014.
T0ue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 412 4307.
www.oldredlion.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 January.

Family tensions given a new angle in New England setting.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, January 13, 2014 - 11:15 AM
London.

WOMEN OF TWILIGHT
by Sylvia Rayman.

White Bear Theatre 138 Kennington Park Road SE11 4DJ To 26 January 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Sun 6pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7793 9193.
www.whitebear.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 12 January.

Throwing light on the dark world of the dispossessed.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 11:25 PM
London.

THEBES
by Gareth Jandrell after Aeschylus and Sophocles

New Diorama 15-16 Triton Street NW1 3BF In rep to 22 February.
7.30pm 15, 17, 18, 22, 31 Jan, 5, 8, 14, Feb 7pm 19 Feb (plus discussion) Mat 1 Feb 11am, 22 Feb 3pm.
Captioned 5 Feb.
TICKETS: 020 7383 9034.
www.newdiorama.com

then Greenwich Theatre Crooms Hill SE10 8ES.
26 Feb 7.30pm, 1 March 2014 3pm.
TICKETS: 020 8858 7755.
www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk

Runs 2hr 20min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 January.

Vivid dreams and nightmares of a city.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 01:04 AM
London.

CLEOPATRA
by Gareth Cadwallader.

Hope Theatre 115 Upper Street Islington N1 1QN To 1 February 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm except 21 January.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 478 0160.
www.thehopetheatre.com
Review: William Russell 10 January.

Carry On Cleo.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 02:20 PM
London.

HAMLET
by William Shakespeare.

New Diorama 15-16 Triton Street NW1 3BF In rep to 22 February 2014.
7.30pm 14, 16, 21, 23, 24, 30 Jan, 6, 12, 15, 18 Feb Mat 1 Feb 3pm, 22 Feb 11am.
Captioned 21 Jan.
TICKETS: 020 7383 9034.
www.newdiorama.com

then then Greenwich Theatre Crooms Hill SE10 8ES.
26 Feb 1.30pm, 28 Feb 7.30pm.
TICKETS: 020 8858 7755.
www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk

Runs 3hr 5min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 8 January.

Fresh, imaginative and stimulating, as three hours speed by.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 12:44 PM
London.

BLOODSHOT
by Douglas Post.

St James Theatre (Studio) 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 25 January 2014.
7.45pm 8-11, 14-16, 21-25 Jan Mat 11, 12, 19, 25 Jan 3pm.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 January.

A gem of a thriller in a perfect setting.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 10:54 AM
London.

ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
by Simon Reade based on the novel by Lewis Carroll songs and music by Martin Ward.

Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1SB To 15 February 2014.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8543 4888.
www.polkatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 January.

Plays a strong hand.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 03:20 AM
London.

BOMBSHELLS
by Joanna Murray-Smith

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1Y 6ST To 11 January 2014.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 287 2875.
www.ticketing.co.uk/jermynstreettheatre
Review: William Russell 7 January.

Six of the best.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 05, 2014 - 11:39 PM
London.

LOST BOY
by Phil Wilmott music by Phil Willmott and Mark Collins.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Wine Café 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 11 January.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat, Sun 3pm.
TICKETS: 0844 847 1652 (24hr no booking fee).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk

then Charing Cross Theatre The Arches Villiers Street WC2N 6NL 13 January-15 February 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
TICKETS: 08444 930650.
www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk

Runs 2hr 20min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 January.

Song, dance and philosophy amid the awfully big shadow of war..
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, January 04, 2014 - 11:35 AM
London.

GORILLA
by Anthony Browne adapted by Rachel Barnett.

Polka Theatre (Adventure Theatre) 240 The Broadway Wimbledon SW19 1SB To 15 February 2014.
Runs 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8543 4888.
www.polkatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 January.

Fantasy flight with an animal brings home points about people.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 03, 2014 - 10:49 AM
London.

THE LAST MARCH
by Tinder Theatre.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 4 January 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 3.15pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 January.

Affectionate comic-strip version of the famous trek to the Pole – and not quite back.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 12:00 AM
London.

LITTLE BLACK BOOK
by Jean-Claude Carrière translated by Solvène Tiffou.

Park Theatre (Park 90) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park N4 3JP To 19 January 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.45om Mat Sat, Sun, 31 Dec 3.15pm no evening performance 31 Dec, no performance 1 Jan.
Runs 1hr 25min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 December.

Discreetly disconcerting scenes in an apartment.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 07:09 PM
London.

RICHARD II
by William Shakespeare.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS To 25 January 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.15pm except 22 Dec 3pm Mat Sat & 15 Jan 2pm.
no performance 23-26 Dec, 1 Jan.
Audio-described 18 Jan 2pm.
Captioned 11 Jan 2pm.
Post-show Talk 8 Jan.
Runs 3hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 0845 120 7511.
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 12 December.

Separating person from persona, with a major Aumerle upgrade.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 02:37 PM
London

THE SHAPE OF THINGS
By Neil Labute

Arcola Theatre (Arcola 2) 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 21 December 2013
Runs 1hr 35mi No interval.
Review: William Russell 5 December.

Acts of creation and destruction.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 11:04 PM
London.

THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE
adapted by Tall Stories from the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

St James Theatre 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 5 January 2014.
11am 30, 31 Dec, 3-5 Jan
1.30pm 4 Jan.
2pm 30 Dec, 2, 3, 5 Jan.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 December.

Happy show with a slow undertow of seriousness.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 05:01 PM
London.

HIDDEN SHOW: THE GOOD NEIGHBOUR
conceived and devised by Sarah Golding, Ruth Dudman and Tom Bowtell.

Battersea Arts Centre Lavender Hill SW11 5TN To 4 January 2014.
2pm 31 Dec, 2-4 Jan
7pm 30 Dec, 2, 3 Jan.
Runs 2hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7223 2223.
www.bac.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 December.

Another dimension to BAC’s Christmas show brings the fatal knowledge of adult existence.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 03:33 PM
London.

THE GOOD NEIGHBOUR, 2013
conceived and devised by Sarah Golding, Ruth Dudman and Tom Bowtell.

Battersea Arts Centre Lavender Hill SW11 5TN To 4 January 2014.
2pm 31 Dec, 2-4 Jan
7pm 30 Dec, 2, 3 Jan.
Runs 2hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7223 2223.
www.bac.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 December.

A very good show and a fine alternative to tinsel.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, December 27, 2013 - 05:44 PM
Milton Keynes/Tour.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND
adapted by Mary Swan from the books by Lewis Carroll.

The Stables Stockwell Lane Wavendon MK17 8LU To 4 January 2014
26-30 Dec, 2-4 Jan. 1.30pm & 5pm
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.
then Tour to 19 January 2014.

TICKETS: 01908 280800.
www.stables.org (Milton Keynes tickets)
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 December.

Adaptation that fitfully lives up to its source.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, December 27, 2013 - 03:14 PM
York.

ALADDIN AND THE TWANKEYS
by Berwick Kaler.

Theatre Royal St Leonard’s Place YO1 7HD To 1 February 2014.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 01904 623568.
www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 December.

Party or panto, it’s still crazy after all these years.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, December 27, 2013 - 02:27 AM
Scarborough.

THE SCHOOLMISTRESS
by Arthur Wing Pinero.

Stephen Joseph Theatre (The Round) To 4 January 2014.
1.30pm 2 Jan.
2.30pm 28 Dec, 4 Jan.
7.30pm 23, 27, 30, 31 Dec, 1-4 Jan.
Audio-described 4 Jan 2.30pm.
Captioned 3 Jan.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 01723 370541.
www.sjt.uk.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 December.

Fun and fireworks in a well-made evening.
480 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, December 27, 2013 - 12:19 AM
Northampton.

ALONG THE RIVERBANK

Royal & Derngate (Underground Studio) Guildhall Road NN1 1DP To 5 January 2014.
27-31 Dec, 2*-5 Jan 11am & 2pm.
*2 Jan performances are for young people with special needs.
Runs 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 01604 624811.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 December.

Journey from summer to winter and the warmth of friendship.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 12:35 PM
London.

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
by Ben Glasstone and Tim Kane music and lyrics by Ben Glasstone.

Little Angel Theatre 14 Dagmar Passage, off Cross Street Islington N1 2DN To 5 January 2014.
2pm 27-30 Dec, 3, 4, 5 Jan.
4.30pm 27-30 Dec, 3, 4, 5 Jan.
7pm 28, 29 Dec, 4, 5 Jan.
Baby Friendly Performances (no age restriction) 29 Dec 4.30pm, 4 Jan 4.30pm.
Runs 1hr 5min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7226 1787.
www.littleangeltheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 December.

Another Little Angel mix of humour, story and theatrical wonder.
476 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 12:39 AM
Salford.

WANTED! ROBIN HOOD
by Charles Way.

The Lowry (Quays Theatre) Pier 8 Salford Quays M50 3AZ To 11 January 2014.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0843 208 6010.
www.thelowry.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 December.

A busy, emotionally complex and exciting time in the Hood.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 08:11 PM
Bolton.

ROBIN HOOD
by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm.

Octagon Theatre Howell Croft South BL1 1SB To 11 January 2014.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 01204 520661.
www.octagontheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 December.

Lively version of Sherwood in Bolton.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 03:16 PM
London.

GIZMO LOVE
by John Kolvenbach.

New Diorama Theatre 15-16 Triton Street, Regents Place, London, NW1 3BF, London NW1 3BF To 21 December 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7916 5467.
www.newdiorama.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 December.

A play about scripts in a place about plays.
462 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 12:24 PM
London.

SNOW PLAY
by Marcello Chiarenza adapted by Patrick Lynch.

The Bloomsbury Theatre 15 Gordon Street WC1H 0AH To 11 January 2014.
10.30am 6-10 Jan.
2.30pm 4, 11 Jan.
Runs 50min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 3108 1000.
www.thebloomsbury.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 December.

Seasonal fun and seasonal theme in fine children’s show adults can also enjoy.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 08:41 PM
Leeds.

THE JUNGLE BOOK
by Rudyard Kipling adapted by Rosanna Lowe.

West Yorkshire Playhouse (Quarry Theatre) Quarry Hill LS2 7UP To 18 January 2014.
11am 14 Jan.
2pm 26-28, 30, 31 Dec, 2-5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18 Jan.
7pm 26-28, 30 Dec, 2-4, 8-11, 14-18 Jan.
Audio-described 9 Jan 7pm, 16 Jan 2pm.
BSL Signed 8 Jan 7pm.
Relaxed Performance: 14 Jan 11am.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 0113 213 7700.
www.wyp.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 December.

Works best in its broad-brush strokes.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 12:56 AM
Harrogate.

EDITH IN THE DARK
by Philip Meeks.

Harrogate Theatre (Studio) T0 5 January 2014.
2pm 27, 29 Dec, 2 Jan.
2.45pm 21, 28 Dec, 4 Jan.
7pm 20, 22, 23, 27, 30 Dec, 2, 3, 5 Jan.
7.45pm 21, 28 Dec, 4 Jan.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 01423 502116.
www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 December.

Ghostly tales and biographical revelations under the eaves.
451 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, December 23, 2013 - 06:31 PM
York.

CINDERELLA
by Robin Simpson.

De Grey Rooms (Ballroom) St Leonard’s Place YO1 7HD To 31 December 2013.
Runs 55min No interval.

TICKETS: 01904 623568.
www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 December.

Cinderella’s at the Ballroom and the audience is having a ball.
427 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, December 23, 2013 - 01:20 PM
Wellingborough.

THE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIANS
by Dodie Smith adapted by Glyn Robbins lyrics and additional material by Andrew Doyle songs by Craig Adams.

The Castle 10 Castle Way NN8 1XA To 28 December 2014.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 01933 270007.
www.thecastle.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 December.

Rescued dogs come enjoyably home to a 404-legged octopus of a family.
660 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, December 23, 2013 - 01:59 AM
Huddersfield.

RAPUNZEL
by Mike Kenny.

Lawrence Batley Theatre Queen’s Square Queen Street HD1 2SP To 29 December 2013.
Runs 1hr 35min One interval.

Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 December.

Quietly elegant picture of childhood.

429 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 10:31 PM
Leeds.

RAYMOND BRIGGS’ FATHER CHRISTMAS
based on the book by Raymond Briggs adapted by Pins and Needles.

West Yorkshire Playhouse (Courtyard Theatre) Quarry Hill LS2 7UP To 11 January 2014.
Runs 50min No interval.

TICKETS: 0113 213 7700.
www.wyp.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 December.

A colourful delight for up-to-6s, with inventive theatricality.
463 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 04:45 PM
Manchester.

THAT DAY WE SANG
by Victoria Wood.

Royal Exchange Theatre St Ann’s Square M2 7DH To 18 January 2014.
Mon-Sat except 24-26 Dec 7.30pm Mat Sat & 23, 24, 27, 30 Dec, 2, 8, 9, 15 Jan 2.30pm 26 Dec 4pm.
Audio-described 4 Jan 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 14 Jan.
Captioned 10 Jan.
Post-show Discussion 1 Aug.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0161 833 9833.
www.royalexchange.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 December.

Royal Exchange feel-good Christmas show.
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SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS: Michael Harrison, Alan McHugh
Birmingham Hippodrome
Information: www.birminghamhippodrome.com
Runs: 2h 30m, one interval, till 02 02 14
Information: www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 21 12 13

Real theatrical bag of festive goodies - even better besties.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 02:11 PM
London.

STEPHEN WARD
book and lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Don Black music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Aldwych Theatre 49 Aldwych WC2 4DF To 1 March 2014.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30 pm (Over Christmas and New Year – 24, 26, 31 December 2.30 pm. 1 Jan 7.30 pm)
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS:0844 847 1712.
www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Review: William Russell 20 December.

Not a bad show; but certainly not a good one.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 01:44 PM
Kendal.

HANSEL AND GRETEL

Brewery Arts Centre 122a Highgate LA9 4HE To 29 December 2013.
21-24; 26-29 Dec 3pm Mat 21, 23, 24, 27, 29 Dec 11am.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 01539 725133.
www.breweryarts.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 December at mac, Birmingham.

Notable Innovative Experience.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 02:21 PM
Newcastle-under-Lyme.

TALE TRAIL TO 101 DALMATIANS
by Sarah Richardson adapted from Theresa Heskins’ adaptation of Dodie Smith’s novel.

New Victoria Theatre Etruria Road ST5 0JG To 28 December 2013.
21, 23, 24, 27, 28 December at 11am, 1pm, 3pm no 3pm performance 24 Dec.
Runs 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 01782 717962.
www.newvictheatre.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 December.

A genre of their own, the New Vic’s Tale Trails have become a delightful part of the Christmas theatre scene.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 01:43 AM
London.

EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES
by Erich Kästner, adapted by Carl Miller.

Olivier Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 18 March 2014.
Runs: 2hr One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 11 December.

Following the money if not odds-on favourite.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, December 20, 2013 - 02:20 PM
Bury.

THE SECRET GARDEN
by Frances Hodgson Burnett adapted by John Dwyer.

The Met Market Street BL9 0BW To 24 December 2014.
Runs 1hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 0161 761 2216.
www.themet.biz
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 December.

A Secret Garden well worth opening up.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 08:34 PM
London.

THE LITTLE MERMAID
by David Shopland and Callum Hughes
Music and songs by Blind Tiger

Studio 3, Riverside Studios 1 Crisp Road Hammersmith W6 9RL To 12 January 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 2pm Sun 5pm
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0208 237 1111.
www.riversidestudios.co.uk

Review: William Russell 13 December.

Forget Danny and Disney.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 08:22 PM
London

AMERICAN PSYCHO: A new musical thriller.
book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik.

Almeida Theatre Almeida Theatre Islington N1 1TA To 1 February 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 23, 27, 30 Dec, 2,3,8, 15, 22, 29 Jan, 2.30pm, 29 Dec 5pm.
no performance 24-26 Dec, 1 Jan.
Audio-described 11 Jan 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 12.45pm).
Captioned 10 Jan, 18 Jan 2.30pm.
Runs: 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7359 4404 (24 hours).
www.almeida.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 13 December. SOLD OUT. DAY TICKETS (from 11am) OR RETURNS ONLY.

Magnificent success.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 08:08 PM
London.

MEET ME IN ST LOUIS
book by Hugh Wheeler songs by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane.

Landor Theatre 70 Landor Road SW9 9PH To 18 January 2014.
Mon December 23 and 30 – 7.30pm
Tue–Wed & 23, 30 Dec 7.30pm Fri 7pm Sat, Sun 3pm and 7.30pm.
no performance 24-26 December, 31 Dec-2 Jan.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS:0207 737 7276.
www.landortheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 16 December.

Have a Merry Little Christmas.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 03:02 PM
SINDERFELLA: Simon Gross
SG Productions
Tours till 05 01 13
Runs 2h 20m, one interval, touring details below.

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 13 12 13, Wellington, Birmingham

Hilarious, in-yer-face, outrageous, camp, extremely earthy, adult, good unclean fun.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 01:49 AM
London.

THE DUCK HOUSE
by Dan Patterson and Colin Swash.

Vaudeville Theatre The Strand WC2R 0NH To 29 March 2014.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu, Sat & 24 Dec 2.30pm, 31 Dec 3pm.
no performance 24 Dec eve, 25 Dec.
Runs: 2hr 15min One. interval.

TICKETS: 0844 412 4663
www.the-duck-house.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 12 December 2013.

Such ducks, those MPs, that cost us dear.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 01:45 AM
London.

GET HAPPY
by Told By An Idiot.

Barbican Centre (The Pit) Silk Street EC2Y 8DS To 29 December 32013.
Runs 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 0845 120 7511.
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 December.

Theatrical ingenuity and fun.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, December 13, 2013 - 02:34 AM
London.

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP: A PENNY DREADFUL.
by Charles Ludlam.

Brockley Jack Studio Theatre 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 4 January 2014.
Tue–Sun 7.45pm No performance 15,16, 23-27, 31 Dec, 1 Jan.
Runs 1 hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS:0844 870887.
www.ticketsource.co.uk
Review: William Russell 12 December.

Jacks of all trades and master of most.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 02:42 PM
London.

DRAWING THE LINE
by Howard Brenton.

Hampstead Theatre Hampstead Theatre Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage NW3 3EU To 11 January 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed except 1 Jan) & 24 Dec, 2 Jan 2.30pm, Sat 3pm.
no evening performance 24 Dec
, no performance 25 Dec.
Audio-described 4 Jan 3pm (+ Touch Tour 1.30pm).
Captioned 7 Jan (+ Transcribed Post-show Discussion).
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7722 9301.
www.hampsteadtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 December.

Clarity over confusing moment of history, given present-tense urgency.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 12:49 PM
Oxford.

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
adapted by Steven Luke Walker from the novel by C S Lewis.

The North Wall South Parade Summertown OX2 7JN To 4 January 2014.
10am 11, 18, 24 Dec
2pm 10-12, 14, 15, 17-19, 21-24, 26-31 Dec, 2-4 Jan.
6pm 15, 22, 23, 26, 29 Dec.
7.30pm 12-14, 19-21, 27, 28, 30 Dec, 2-4 Jan.
Relaxed Performance 2 Jan 2pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 01865 319450.
www.thenorthwall.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 8 December.

Enduring story, but why the music?
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 02:19 AM
London.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Oneofus.

Young Vic Theatre (The Maria) 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 21 December 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 2.45pm.
Audio-described 18 Dec.
BSL Signed 19 Dec.
Speech-to-Text transcription 20 Dec.
Relaxed Performance 17 Dec.
Running time: 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvictheatre.org
Review: Carole Woddis 9 December.

Theatrical flights and earthy landings.
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Posted by : al_geary on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 01:46 AM
Nottingham.

PETER PAN


Theatre Royal Theatre Square NG1 5ND To 12 January 2014.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0115 989 5555.
www.trch.co.uk
Review: Alan Geary 7 December.

Despite some good things, taken as a whole this deserves to be panned.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 01:06 AM
London.

BUTTONS - Another Cinderella Story
by John Savournin and David Eaton.

Rosemary Branch Theatre 2 Shepperton Road N1 3DT To 7 January 2014.
7.30pm December 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 28, 29 Dec, 2 Jan.
3pm 22 Dec, 5 Jan (young children’s mats),
3pm 28, 30 Dec, 2, 4 Jan.
7.30pm Adults only 20, 22, 27, 30, 31 Dec, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Jan.
9pm (extra cheeky show) 13 Dec.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 704 6665.
www.rosemarybranch.co.uk
Review: William Russell 10 December.

Buttons and Buttocks.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, December 08, 2013 - 11:59 PM
London.

FROM MORNING TO MIDNIGHT
by George Kaiser new version by Dennis Kelly from a literal translation by Simon Scardifield.

Lyttelton Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 26 January 2014.
Runs: 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 7 December.

Brilliant physicality in bold Expressionist work.
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Posted by : al_geary on Sunday, December 08, 2013 - 11:28 PM
Mansfield.

CINDERELLA
by Andrew Ryan.

Palace Theatre Leeming Street NG18 1NG To 5 January 2014. palacetheatre@mansfield.gov.uk.
Runs: 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 01623 633133.
www.mansfield.gov.uk/palace theatre
Review: Alan Geary 6 December.

A winner for young and old.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, December 08, 2013 - 08:55 PM
Birmingham

RENT: Book, Music, Lyrics: Jonathan Larson
Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham
Runs: 2h 50m, one interval. To 14 December 2013-12-08

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 07 12 13

A unique experience.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, December 08, 2013 - 02:56 PM
Leicester.

CHICAGO
book by Fred Ebb and John Kander lyrics by Fred Ebb music by John Kander. Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins.

Curve Rutland Street Cultural Quarter LE1 1SB To 18 January 2014.
Mon-Fri 7.30pm Sat 8pm Mat Wed 2.15pm Sat 4pm.
Audio-described 17 Dec (+ Touch Tour 6pm), 4 Jan 4pm (+Touch Tour2.30pm).
BSL Signed 13 Dec.
Captioned 9 Jan.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 0116 242 3595.
www.curveonline.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 December.

Plenty of razzle, plenty of dazzle in it’s-all-show show.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, December 08, 2013 - 02:37 PM
London.

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
adapted by Jack Thorne from the novel and film by John Ajvide Linqvist.

Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Downstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 21 December 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio described 21 Dec 21 2.30pm.
Captioned 17 Dec.
Runs: 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk (many performances sold out).
Review: Carole Woddis 5 December.

Blood, love and wonder.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, December 08, 2013 - 02:13 PM
Northampton.

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by Kenneth Grahame adapted by Patrick Sandford.

Royal & Derngate (Royal auditorium) Guildhall Street NN1 To 5 January 2014.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 01604 624811.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 December.

Elements of Christmas fun, elements of theatrical lyricism, crowned by a splendid Mole.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 01:01 PM
London.

LIZZIE SIDDAL
by Jeremy Green.

Arcola Theatre (Arcola 1) 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 21 December 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 December.

A fine lifelike portrait of a woman among the artists.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 12:37 PM
London.

SEUSSICAL (theatre for young audiences version)
book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based on the works of Dr Seuss lyrics by Lynn Ahrens music by Stephen Flaherty.

Arts Theatre 6-7 Great Newport Street WC2H 7JB To 5 January 2014.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7836 8463.
www.artstheatrewestend.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 December.

Bright, breezy and loud in colours and sound.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 11:48 AM
Excursions/A Wooden Tree/Jenn and Spencer/Festival Dance

Sadler’s Wells Theatre
Rosebery Avenue,
London EC1R 4TN

7.30pm (Timothy can’t find any other times online for Mark Morris today Sunday)

Runs: 1hr 45 mins with interval : to 01 12 13

TICKETS 0844 412 4300
Mon–Sat, 10am-8pm
On-line: www.sadlerswells.com;

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Nov 30, 2013

Delights, maturing nicely
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 11:37 AM
A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Charles Dickens, Adapted, Bryony Lavery; music and lyrics Jason Carr
Birmingham Rep Theatre
Runs: 2 hrs, one interval, till 04 01 14

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 03 12 13

A great joy of an adaptation
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Posted by : Jen_Mitchell on Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 01:34 AM
Nottingham.

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
by Kenneth Alan Taylor.

Nottingham Playhouse Wellington Circus NG1 5AF To 18 January 2014.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 0115 9419419.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Jen Mitchell 30 November.

Kenneth Alan Taylor’s Playhouse panto is another festive treat.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 - 11:40 AM
London.

CANDIDE
adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler lyrics by Richard Wilbur additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, Leonard Bernstein music by Leonard Bernstein.

Menier Chocolate Factory 53 Southwark Street SE1 1RU extended to 1 March 2014.
Tue-Sat 8pm Mat Sat, Sun, 31 Dec & 2 Jan 3.30pm no performance 24-26 Dec, 2 Jan no evening performance 31 Dec.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7478 1713.
www.menierchocolatefactory.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 3 December.

Strong cast serve-up distinctive score and lyrics with verve.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, December 02, 2013 - 12:23 PM
London.

TROUT STANLEY
by Claudia Dey.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SR1 6BD To 7 December 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 50min No interval.

TICKETS: 030 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 November.

A manual of playwriting techniques but little life.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, December 02, 2013 - 12:01 PM
London.

THE WHITE CARNATION
by R C Sherriff.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Wine Café 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 21 December 2013.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat, Sun 3pm.

TRANSFERS to Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1Y 6ST 4-22 February 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 December (All tickets booked by 12 Jan 2014 reduced to £17).

Another all-cylinders-firing Finborough revival.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, December 01, 2013 - 01:23 AM
London.

DEATH SHIP 666
by Michael Patrick Clarkson, Gemma Hurley, Paul Clarkson.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1Y 6SJ To 15 December 2013.
Tue–Sat 7.15pm Mat Sat & Sun 3.15pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 287 2875.
info@jermynstreettheatre.co,uk
Review: William Russell 30 November.

Titanic Two.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, December 01, 2013 - 01:06 AM
London.

HALBWELT KULTUR
by Finn D’Albert.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1Y 6SJ To 15 December 2013.
Tue-Sat 9pm Mat Sat & Sun 5pm.
Runs 1hr 15 min No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 287 2875,
info@jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 30 November,

Ladies in Lavender in need of diction.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, November 29, 2013 - 09:31 PM
London.

gastronauts
by April de Angelis and Nessah Muthy created with Wils Wilson.

Royal Court Theatre (Jerwood Theatre Upstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 21 December 2013.
Mon-Sat 7pm; Mat Thu & Sat 1.30pm.
BSL Signed 19 December 7pm.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS 020 7565 5000 all performances sold out.
www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk
Review:Carole Woddis 27 November.

Ingenious and provoking.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 09:47 PM
Bath/London/Coventry.

DON GIL OF THE GREEN BREECHES
by Tirso de Molina translation by Sean O’Brien from literal translation by Simon Breden.

Ustinov Studio Theatre Royal Sawclose BA1 1ET In rep to 20 December 2013.
11am 14 Dec.
2.30pm 28 Nov.
7.45pm 27, 30 Nov, 2, 3, 6, 13, 19, 20 Dec.
TICKETS: 01225 448844.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk/ustinov

then Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street Dalston E8 3DL In rep 9 January-15 March.
7.30pm 9, 13-18 Jan, 3-8, 24 Feb-1 March.
2.30pm 18 Jan, 8 Feb, 1, 15 March.
TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com

then Belgrade Theatre (B2) Belgrade Square CV1 1GS In rep 27 March-19 April 2014.
7.30pm 27, 29 March, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 15 April.
2.15pm 16, 19 April.
TICKETS: 024 7655 3055.
www.belgrade.co.uk

Runs 2hr 10min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 November.

A production that needs room to grow, of a play with a conclusion surprisingly modern in tone.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 08:38 PM
London.

IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY
by Sarah Ruhl.

St James Theatre 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 4 January 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm except 31 Dec 5pm, 3 Jan Mat Tue & Sat 3.45pm; 2pm 31 Dec, 3 Jan; 4pm 23, 27, 30 Dec.
no performance 9, 24, 25 Dec, 1 Jan.
Runs: 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 26 November.

Comedy of sexual electricity with a strong charge.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 06:05 PM
GO BACK FOR MURDER: Agatha Christie
Bill Kenwright Tour
Runs: 2h, one interval, to 30 11 13
Information: http://www.kenwright.com/index.php?id=1304

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 25 11 13, Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

A period piece that still pleases.


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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, November 25, 2013 - 07:26 PM
Bath/London/Coventry.

A LADY OF LITTLE SENSE
by Lope de Vega translated by David Johnston.

Ustinov Studio Theatre Royal Sawclose BA1 1ET In rep to 21 December 2013.
2.30pm 7, 11, 19 Dec.
7.45pm 25, 28, 29 Nov, 4, 11, 16, 21 Dec.
8pm 14 Dec.
Post-show Discussion 28 Nov.
TICKETS: 01225 448844.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk/ustinov

then Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street Dalston E8 3DL IUn rep 11 January-14 March 2014.
7.30pm 11, 27 Jan-1 Feb, 17-22 Feb, 10-14 March.
2.30pm 1, 22 Feb.
TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com

then Belgrade Theatre (B2) Belgrade Square CV1 1GS In rep 26 March-17 April 2014.
7.30pm 26, 31 March, 1, 10, 12, 16, 17 Apr.
2.15pm 5, 9 Apr.
TICKETS: 024 7655 3055
www.belgrade.co.uk

Runs 2hr 15min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 November.

Domestic laughs and thoughtfulness from Spain’s Golden age.
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Posted by : al_geary on Monday, November 25, 2013 - 04:29 PM
Mansfield/Touring.

BETRAYAL
by Harold Pinter.

London Classic Theatre Tour to 30 November2013.
www.londonclassictheatre.co.uk.
Runs: 1hr 45min One interval.
Review: Alan Geary 22 November at Palace Theatre Mansfield .

Reasonable production of a not especially good play.

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Posted by : al_geary on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 06:51 PM
Nottingham/Touring.

THE COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY: Jeffrey Hatcher.
Lakeside Arts Centre: Tkts 0115 846 7777 www.lakesidearts.org.uk
Touring Info from Mappa Mundi/Torch Theatre/Theatr Mwldan: 2h 20m: one interval.
Review: Alan Geary: 18th November 2013 at Lakeside Arts Centre.


The company’s best production for at least three years.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 04:01 PM
Tour.

TUBE
by Tim Webb.

Oily Cart Tour to 25 October 2013.
Runs 45min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 September at Stratford Circus.

Sensory delights from tubular bells to tubular smells.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 08:48 AM
London.

ANDROMACHE
by Jean Racine translated by Samuel Solomon.

Pentameters Theatre 28 Heath Street/Oriol Place Hampstead NW3 6TE To 1 December 2013.
Tue-Sat 8pm Sun 5pm.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7435 3648.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 November.

Poetry, passion and politics rekindled.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 12:41 AM
London.

OUR AJAX
by Timberlake Wertenbaker.

Southwark Playhouse (The Large) 77-86 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 30 November 2013.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 November.

Modern trauma and ancient tragedy fail to fuse..
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 02:12 PM
London

MUCKY KID
by Sam Potter.

Theatre 503 above The Latchmere Pub 503 Battersea Park Road SW11 3BW To 7 December 2013.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Sun 5pm
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

Tickets: 0207 978 7040.
www.theatre503.com
Review: William Russell 16 November.

Irreparably damaged goods? Or natural born killer?
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 01:33 PM
Mold.

SEASON’S GREETINGS
by Alan Ayckbourn.

Clwyd Theatr Cymru (Anthony Hopkins Theatre) CH7 1YA To 2 November 2013.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 November.

Somewhat muffled Greetings, at its best showing real human concerns amid the comedy.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 12:08 PM
Tour.

CYMBELINE
by William Shakespeare.

Phizzical in association with Belgrade Theatre Coventry Tour to 5 December 2013.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 November at Curve (Studio) Leicester.

Shakespeare transposed looks good.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 10:39 AM
London.

SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE
by Ingmar Bergman translated by Karts Woudstra.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS to 17 November 2013.
Thu-Sun 7.15pm.
Runs 3hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 638 8891.
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: William Russell 14 November.

Coruscating theatre.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, November 15, 2013 - 03:11 PM
London.

LEE HARVEY OSWALD: A FAR MEAN STREAK OF INDEPENDENCE BROUGHT ON BY NEGLECK
by Michael Hastings.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Wine Café 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 22 November 2013.
12.30pm 22 Nov.
2pm 18, 19 Nov.
7.30pm 17, 18 Nov.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652 (24hr no booking fee).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 10 November.

50th anniversary of a President’s death through the story of the man who killed him.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, November 15, 2013 - 01:54 PM
London.

THE ISLAND
devised by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona.

Young Vic (The Clare) 66 The Cut Waterloo SE1 8LZ To 30 November 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.45pm
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922 sold out; Day Tickets only.
www.youngvic.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 12 November.

Drama built round one classic shows it is of comparable stature.

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ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA: William Shakespeare
RSC, Swan Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon
Runs: 3h, one interval; Stratford till 30 November, then in US
Information: www.rsc.org.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 13 November 2013

A bold idea, but not a successful one.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, November 15, 2013 - 12:08 PM
Keswick.

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
by Oliver Goldsmith.

Theatre by the Lake In rep to 8 November 2013.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 31 October.

Genial, if fussy, production of a genial comedy.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 08:27 AM
Chichester.

KING LEAR
by William Shakespeare.

Minerva Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 30 November 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm no evening performance 13 Nov Mat Sat 2.45pm 13 Nov 3pm 28 Nov 1pm.
Audio-described 22 Nov, 23 Nov 2.45pm.
Runs 2hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 November.

Clear and commanding performance and production.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 08:24 AM
London.

UNSCORCHED
by Luke Owen.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Wine Café 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 23 November 2013.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat, Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652 (24hr no booking fee).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 10 November.

Quietly scorching production with a few telling flare-ups.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 11:37 PM
Bolton.

LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by Eugene O’Neill.

Octagon Theatre Howell Croft South BL1 1SB To 2 November 2013.
Runs 3hr 15min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 November.

Long journey with a riveting itinerary.
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Posted by : al_geary on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 10:31 PM
Nottingham.

THE DUCK HOUSE
by Dan Patterson and Colin Swash.

Theatre Royal Theatre Square NG1 5ND To 15 November 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 2pm Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0115 989 5555.
www.trch.co.uk
Review: Alan Geary: 11 November 2013.

Satirical farce with a laugh a line built in. Performances are first class.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, November 11, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Keswick.

SEE HOW THEY RUN!
by Philip King.

Theatre By The Lake Lakeside CA12 5DJ In rep to 9 November 2013.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 October.

Laughter triumphs by the Lake.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 11:29 AM
Manchester.

SWEENEY TODD
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim book by Hugh Wheeler.

Royal Exchange Theatre St Ann’s Square M2 7DH To 30 November 2013.
Mon-Fri 7.30pm no performance 18 Nov Sat 8pm Mat Wed & 12, 21 Nov 2.30pm; Sat 3.30pm.
Audio-described 12 Nov 3.30pm.
BSL Signed 26 Nov.
Captioned 22 Nov.

TICKETS: 0161 833 9833.
www.royalexchange.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 November.

Do attend this tale of Sweeney Todd.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 10:05 AM
London.

THE DEAD WAIT
by Paul Herzberg.

Park Theatre (Park 200) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park N4 3JP To 1 December 2013.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 November.

Once the symbols are set up, a tense drama gets going.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 01:14 AM
London.

PASSING BY
by Martin Sherman.

Tristan Bates Theatre 1A Tower Street Covent Garden WC2H 9NP To 30 November 2013.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 240 6283.
www.boxoffice@tristanbates theatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 7 November.

Stop, don’t pass by.
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Nottingham/Touring.

TEECHERS: John Godber.
Lakeside Arts Centre: Tkts 0115 846 7777 www.lakesidearts.org.uk
Run: 1h 55m: one interval: till Wednesday, 6th November.
Review: Alan Geary: 4th November 2013.


A vast improvement on some recent productions.
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KEELER
by Gill Adams.

Charing Cross Theatre The Arches Villiers Street WC2N 6NL To 14 December 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 08444 930 650.
www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 7 October.

As thrilling as yesterday’s mashed potatoes.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 11:12 AM
TARTUFFE: Moliere
Birmingham Rep Theatre
Runs: 2h, one interval, till 16 11 13

Review: Alexander Ray Edser

Dusted off to duff us up.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 06, 2013 - 05:22 PM
Tour.

THE GRAND GESTURE
by Deborah McAndrew freely adapted from The Suicide by Nikolai Erdman.

Northern Broadsides Tour to 30 November 2013.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 November at New Vic Theatre Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Farce with a heavy-handed manner.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 06, 2013 - 04:10 PM
Liverpool.

SCRAPPERS
by Daniel Matthew.

Liverpool Playhouse Studio Williamson Square L1 1EL To 16 November 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm except 6 Nov 5.30pm Mat 7, 13 Nov 1.30pm Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 0151 709 4776.
www.everymanplayhouse.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 November.

Warm-hearted people marooned on the cold sea-front of modern life.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 06, 2013 - 09:08 AM
London.

MACBETH OF FIRE AND ICE
by William Shakespeare.

Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 16 November 2013.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 4 November.

A triumphant Scottish Play.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, November 06, 2013 - 08:51 AM
London.

nut
by Debbie Tucker Green.

The Shed Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX To 5 December 2013.
Tue-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Captioned 26 Nov.
Runs: 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carol Woddis 30October.

Fresh eye.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 06, 2013 - 03:26 AM
London

THE DUMB WAITER
by Harold Pinter.

The Print Room 32 Hereford Road W2 5AJ To 23 November 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 55min No interval.

TICKETS:020 7221 6036.
http://www.the-print-room.org
Review: Francis Grin 28 October.

The Print Room celebrates a timeless playwright.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, November 04, 2013 - 08:26 PM
London: Billy The Girl: to Nov 24, 2013, then tours prisons

Billy The Girl: Katie Hims
Soho Theatre,
21 Dean Street
London W1D 3NE

7.15 Tues-Sun; mats Sat 3pm

BSL interpreted perf: Nov 14;
Audio described perf: Nov 15;
Captioned perf: Nov 16.

Runs: 1hr 15 mins no interval.

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

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Nov 1, 2013

How far they've come; and how they've blossomed.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, November 04, 2013 - 08:18 PM
London.

MOON PROJECT
by Rachel Blackman.

Ovalhouse (Downstairs) 52-54 Kennington Oval SE11 5SW To 16 November 2013.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm.
BSL Signed 12 Nov.
Runs: 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7582 7680.
www.ovalhouse.com
Review: Carole Woddis 31 October.

Contemplating the Cosmos.
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FROM HERE TO ETERNITY booking to 26 April
London
Date seen: 23 October 2013

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
Based on the novel by James Jones
Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Stuart Brayson, Book by Bill Gibbs

Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8DP booking to 26 April 2013
Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed Sat 2.30pm
Runs 2 hr 50mins One interval

TICKETS: 0207 379 5399
www.shaftesburyboxoffice@shaftesburytheatre.com
Review: William Russell 23 October

For Adults Only.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 02:11 PM
London.

THE POTSDAM QUARTET
by David Pinner.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1Y 6ST To 23 November 2013.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 30 October.

One Potsdam thing after another.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 12:17 PM
HMS Pinafore to 30 November

London
Seen – 1 November 2013
HMS PINAFORE
By W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

The Union Theatre, 204 Union Street, London SE1 0LX to 30 November 2013 and Hackney Empire 15 -23 February 2014
Tues – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm
Runs 2hr One interval

TICKETS: 0207 261 9876
www.ticketsource.co.uk
Hackney Empire tickets: 0208 985 242
www.hackneyempire.co.uk

Review: William Russell 1 November

The Queen’s Navee struggles to keep afloat.

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Nottingham/Touring.

CHIN-CHIN: François Billetdoux.
Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 5m: one interval: till 2nd November.
Review: Alan Geary: 28th October 2013.


Slow moving, short on development, wordy and dull.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 05:53 PM
London.


LOVE STORY
by Erich Segal book and lyrics by Stephen Clark music and additional lyrics by Howard Goodall.

Jack Studio Theatre 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 16 November 2013.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm Mat 16 November 3pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 870 0887.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 29 October.

Love is a many splendored thing.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 08:02 AM
London.

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
book by David Thompson lyrics by Fred Ebb music by John Kander.

Young Vic 66 The Cut Waterloo SE1 8LZ To 21 December 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 55min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvic.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 October.

Finely-choreographed and performed political musical.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 12:28 AM
London.

GYM PARTY
by Made in China, Christopher Brett Bailey, Ira Brand.

Battersea Arts Centre (Members’ Bar) Lavender Hill SW11 5TN
28 Oct-2 Nov 2013.
8pm.
Runs 1hr 5min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7223 2223.
www.bac.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 October.

Satiric show catches the right tone.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 10:37 AM
Colchester.

THE OPINION MAKERS
book and lyrics by Brian Mitchell & Joseph Nixon music by Brian Mitchell.

Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate CO1 1PT To 9 November.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu, Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 9 Nov 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 1pm).
Captioned 7 Nov 7.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 6 Nov.
Seniors’ Free Talk 31 Oct 1.30pm.
TICKETS: 01206 573948.
www.mercurytheatre.co.uk

then Derby Theatre Theatre Walk Westfield Shopping Centre DE1 2NF 13-23 November 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu, Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 01332 593939.
www.derbytheatre.co.uk

Runs 2hr 15min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 October.

A would-be sharp farce with blunt teeth and pleasant music.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 01:33 AM
London.

THE FANNY HILL PROJECT
by Tess Seddon and Cheryl Gallacher.

Camden People’s Theatre 58-60 Hampstead Rd NW1 2PY To 25 October 2013.
9pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

Tickets: 0207 419 4841.
www.cpttheatre.co.uk

@CamdenPT.
Review: Carole Woddis 25 October.

On the way to something good.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 01:16 AM
London.

PRETTY UGLY
by Louise Orwin.

Camden People’s Theatre 58-60 Hampstead Rd NW1 2PY In rep to 9 November 2013.
7.30pm 23-26, 31 Oct, 6, 7, 9 Nov.
9pm 30 Oct, 5 Nov.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7419 4841.
www.cptheatre.co.uk

@CamdenPT
Review: Carole Woddis 25 October.

Taking risks and asking questions.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 12:48 AM
London.

CHAMBER PIECE
by Caroline Bird.

Lyric Theatre King Street Hammersmith W6 0QL To 5 November 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

Tickets: 0871 221 1729.
Typetalk: 18001 0871 22 117 29.
www.lyric.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 24 October.

Too much of a good thing?
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 12:17 PM
London.

HOUSE OF COWARDS
by Dannie Abse.

Pentameters Theatre 28 Heath Street Hampstead NW3 6TE To 10 November 2013.
Tue-Sat 8pm Sun 5pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7435 3648.
www.pentameters.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 October.

Smoke stacks and absurdity in wry period piece.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 10:10 AM
London.

LADY INGER
by Henrik Ibsen translated by Charles Archer adapted by Mark Ewbank.

Barons Court Theatre 28a Comeragh Road W14 9HP To 26 October 2013.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 October.

Uneven, but intriguing rare revival that could use a new translation.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 11:09 AM
London.

RAVING
by Simon Paisley Day.

Hampstead Theatre Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage NW3 3EU To 23 November 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 2.30pm Sat 3pm.
Audio-described 9 Nov 3pm (+ Touch Tour 1.30pm).
Captioned 12 Nov (+ Transcribed Post-show Discussion).
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7722 9301.
www.hampsteadtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 October.

A shot at showing metropolitan madness in rural Wales.
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Posted by : al_geary on Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 12:34 AM
Tour.

THE BUTTERFLY LION
by Michael Morpurgo adapted by Daniel Buckroyd.

Tour to 16 November 2013.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.
Review: Alan Geary 22 October.

Hugely rewarding fare – in all sorts of ways.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, October 25, 2013 - 04:01 PM
London.

HENRY THE FIFTH
by Ignace Cornelissen translated by Purni Morell.

Unicorn Theatre (Weston auditorium) 147 Tooley Street SE1 2HZ To 16 November 2013.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7645 0560.
www.unicorntheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 October.

Is it Shakespeare’s Henry V?
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- Not really.
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- It isn’t?
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- Well, sort of.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 03:21 PM
Leicester/Colchester.

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE
by Martin McDonagh.

Curve 60 Rutland Street LE1 1SB To 9 November.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu, Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 5 Nov (+ Touch Tour 6.15pm, 9 Nov 2.30pm (+Touch Tour 1pm).
BSL Signed 30 Nov.
Captioned 2 Nov 2.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 30 Oct.
TICKETS: 0116 242 3595.
www.curveonline.co.uk

then Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate CO1 1PT 13-23 November 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu, Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 01206 573948.
www.mercurytheatre.co.uk

Runs 2hr 15min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 October.

Forceful production strikes the loud notes.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 12:11 PM
London.

THE LOVE GIRL AND THE INNOCENT
by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn translated by Nicholas Bethell adapted by Matthew Dunster.

Southwark Playhouse 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 2 November 2013.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7274 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 October.

Suitably cold and comfortless.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 01:30 AM
London

THE LIGHT PRINCESS
book and lyrics by Samuel Adamson music and lyrics by Tori Amos.

Lyttelton Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 9 January 2014.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 19 October.

Wonderful fantasy and fantastic wonder.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 01:28 AM
London.

PEOPLE SHOW 121: THE DETECTIVE SHOW
by Gareth Brierley, Sadie Cook, Fiona Creese, Mark Long.

Old Red Lion Theatre To 2 November 2013.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 412 4307.
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 November.

The People take on crime with comedy and mystery.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, October 21, 2013 - 12:20 PM
London.

THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS
by Paul Zindel

Jack Studio Theatre 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 19 October 2013.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 870 0887.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 17 October.

Performances and staging of this 1971 Pulitzer Prize winning play are immaculate: fringe theatre at its very best.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, October 21, 2013 - 12:10 PM
Why Can’t We Live Together/Somniloquy/?How to Begin
(Hotbed Festival)

Theatre 503,
Battersea Park Road,
SW11 3BW

7.45pm Tues to Sat; Suns 5pm

Runs: 2hrs incl 15 min internal.

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 7978 7040
online: www.theatre503.com

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Oct 16, 2013:

Humdinging
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EUROPA: Lutz Hubner, Malgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk, Tena Stivicic, Steve Waters
Birmingham Rep, The Studio
Runs: 1h 55m, no interval, 16 – 19 October 2013

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 16 10 13

An interesting exercise, but not a play.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 10:45 AM
Watford.

VIRGIN
by E V Crowe.

Palace Theatre 20 Clarendon Road WD17 1JZ In rep to 19 October 2013.
17 Sept 3.30pm.
18 Oct 9pm.
19 Oct 5.30pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 01923 225671.
www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk/idealworld
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 October.

Broadband play lacks focus.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 12:44 AM
London.

MACBETH
by William Shakespeare.

Little Angel Theatre Little Angel Theatre 24 Dagmar Passage N1 2DN To 10 November 2013.
Tue-Sun 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7226 1787.
www.littleangeltheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 October.

A high-flyer when it takes wing.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 10:47 AM
London.

BLACK JESUS
by Anders Lustgarten.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Wine Café 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 26 October 2013.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat, Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.


TICKETS: 0844 847 1652 (24hr no booking fee).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 October.

African aftermath probed with fully-stocked dramatic purpose.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 01:21 AM
London.

MACBETH
by William Shakespeare.

The Cockpit Gateforth Street Marylebone NW8 8EH to 26 October 2013
Tue–Sat 7.30pm.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 258 2925.
www.thecockpit.org.uk
Review: William Russell 11 October.

The Scottish Play reworked doesn’t entirely work.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, October 11, 2013 - 11:47 AM
London.

THE CURSE OF ELIZABETH FAULKNER
by Tim Downie.

Charing Cross Theatre The Arches Villiers Street WC2N 6NL To 23 November 2013.
Thu-Sat 10 pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 934650.
www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 10 October.

Amusing gaggle of things that go bump in the night.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, October 11, 2013 - 11:32 AM
Watford.

OVERRIDE
by Stacey Gregg.

20 Clarendon Road WD17 1JZ In rep to 19 October 2013.
1.30pm 17 Oct.
3.30pm 15 Oct.
4pm 12 Oct.
6.30pm 14 Oct.
7pm 18 Oct.
8pm 19 Oct.
Audio-described 12 Oct.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 01923 225671.
www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 10 October.

’What is humanity?’ takes an intriguing new turn in strong production.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, October 11, 2013 - 10:46 AM
Mold.

ARISTOCRATS
by Brian Friel.

Clwyd Theatr Cymru (Emlyn Williams Theatre) CH7 1YA To 12 October 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Sat Mat 2.45pm.
Audio-described 12 Oct 2.45pm.
Post-show Discussion 10 Oct.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 0845 330 3565.
www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 6 October.

Vividly depicted world without the will to change.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, October 11, 2013 - 03:29 AM
London.

THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE
by Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.

Union Theatre 204 Union Street Southwark SE1 0LX To 26 October 2013.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 261 9876.
www.ticketsource.co.uk
Review: William Russell 8 October.

Twin peaks and double dips mixed.
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Nottingham/Coventry.

CHARLIE PEACE – HIS AMAZING LIFE AND ASTOUNDING LEGEND
by Michael Eaton.

Nottingham Playhouse Wellington Circus NG1 5AF To 19 October.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat 12 October 2.30pm, 17th October 1.30pm.
BSL Signed 11 Oct.
TICKETS: 0115 941 9419.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

then Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square CV1 1GS.
25 October-16 November 2013.
Mon-Sat 8pm except 29 Oct 7pm Mat 2, 9, 13, 16 Nov 2.45pm.
Audio-described 16 Nov 2.45pm.
Captioned 15 Nov.
TICKETS: 024 7655 3055.
www.belgrade.co.uk

Review: Jen Mitchell 8 October.
Runs 2hr 40min. One interval.

Peace on show in two of our towns.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 02:54 PM
Manchester.

ALL MY SONS
by Arthur Miller.

Royal Exchange Theatre St Ann’s Square M2 7DH To 26 October 2013.
Mon-Fri 7.30pm Sat 8pm Mat Wed & 10, 17 Oct 2.30pm; Sat 3.30pm.
Audio-described 19 Oct 3.30pm.
BSL Signed 25 Oct.
Captioned 17 Oct.
Post-show Discussion 1 Aug.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 0161 833 9833.
www.royalexchange.co.uk/allmysons
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 October.

More than a Black and White issue.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 12:42 PM
Oldham.

CHICAGO
book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse lyrics by Fred Ebb music by John Kander based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins.

Coliseum Theatre Fairbottom Street OL1 3SW To 12 October 2013.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-descdribed 11 Oct.
Post-show Discussion 10 Oct.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.
TICKETS: 0161 624 2829.
www.coliseum.org.uk
Review: Stoon 25 September 2013.

Chicago twins with Oldham – on merit.
450 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 11:41 AM
London.

ROOTS
by Arnold Wesker.

Donmar Warehouse 41 Earlham Street WC2H 9LX To 30 November 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 23 Nov 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 1.30pm).
Captioned 18 Nov.
Runs 2hr 50min Two intervals.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7624.
www.donmarwarehouse.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 October.

A Roots that digs deep.
481 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, October 07, 2013 - 07:51 PM
Ghosts: Henrik Ibsen

Almeida Theatre
Islington,
London N1 1TA

7.30pm, mats Sat 2.30pm

Audio Described perf: Nov 16, 2.30pm, Touch Tour at 12.45pm;
Captioned perf: Oct 28 at 7.30pm and 6 Nov at 2.30pm

Runs: 1hr 30mins without interval, to 23 November

TICKETS 020 7359 4404 (24 hours)
In person: 10am-7.30pm (Mon-Sat)
On-line: www.almeida.co.uk

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Oct 4, 2013:

Scrupulous, but it doesn't quite add up.
519 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, October 03, 2013 - 11:50 AM
Edinburgh.

DARK ROAD
by Ian Rankin and Mark Thomson.

Royal Lyceum Theatre Grindlay Street EH3 9AX To 19 October 2013.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 10 Oct (+ Touch Tour 6.30pm), 12 Oct 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 1.15pm).
BSL Signed 16 Oct 7.45pm.
Captioned 19 Oct 2.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 8 Oct.
Runs 2hr 35mn One interval.

TICKETS: 0131 248 4848.
www.lyceum.org.uk/darkroad
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 September.

Well-mixed external shocks and internal surprises.
494 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, October 03, 2013 - 11:01 AM
London.

THE DARK LADY OF THE SONNETS and OVERRULED
by George Bernard Shaw.

Pentameters Theatre 25 Heath Street/Oriel Place NW3 6TE To 19 October 2013.
Tue-Sat 8pm Sun 5pm.
Runs 1hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7435 3648.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 October.

Passion and performance given earnest and provocative consideration in rare Shaw revivals.
470 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, October 03, 2013 - 09:19 AM
London.

THE LYONS
by Nicky Silver.

Menier Chocolate Factory 53 Southwark Street SE1 1RU To 16 November 2013.
Tue-Sat 8pm Mat Sat & Sun 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7378 1713.
www.menierchocolatefactory.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 October.

Unhappy family finding ways to separate development.
458 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, October 02, 2013 - 12:48 AM
London.

A SCENT OF FLOWERS
by James Saunders.

Jack Studio 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 28 September 2013.
Tue-Sat 7:45pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: http://brockleyjackstudio.ticketsource.co.uk/events
Review: Francis Grin 24 September.

A playful revival of James Saunders' dark play at The Brockley Jack.
439 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - 12:49 AM
Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

WET HOUSE
by Paddy Campbell.

Live Theatre Broad Chare Quayside NE1 3DQ To 5 October 2013.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu, Sat 2pm.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 0191 232 1232.
www.live.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 September.

Laughter and hope amid disturbed and turbulent lives.
439 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, September 30, 2013 - 10:31 AM
London.

SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE
by Ingmar Bergman adapted by Joanna Murray-Smith

St James Theatre 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 9 November 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs: 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140. 0844 264 21400844 264 2140
www.boxoffice@stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 28 September.

Marriage and fist-fight, grippingly performed.
468 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, September 27, 2013 - 09:35 AM
Watford.

PERFECT MATCH
by Gary Owen.

Palace Theatre 20 Clarendon Road WD17 1JZ In rep to 19 October 2013.
1pm 5, 19 Oct.
2pm 4 Oct.
2.30pm 10, 16 Oct.
7.30pm 30 Sept, 1, 8, 12, 15, 17 Oct.
8pm 11 Oct.
Audio-described 12 Oct.
Captioned 8 Oct.
Post-show Discussion 7 Oct.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 01923 225671.
www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 September.

Comedy of people told who they love opens strongly.
472 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, September 27, 2013 - 08:10 AM
London.

THE RITUAL SLAUGHTER OF GORGE MASTROMAS
by Dennis Kelly.

Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Downstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 19 October 2013.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat &3, 10, 17 Oct 3.30pm.
Audio-described 12 Oct 3.30pm.
Captioned 16 Oct.
Post-show Talk 1 Oct.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 September.

Darkness visible in play suggesting there’s nothing new under the sun.
476 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, September 27, 2013 - 12:42 AM
London.

ROUTES
by Rachel De-lahay.

Royal Court Theatre (Jerwood Theatre Upstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 12 October 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu, Sat 3pm.
Captioned 9 Oct.
Runs: 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 25 September.

The voiceless speak clearly.
497 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 05:00 PM
DUNSINANE: David Greig
National Theatre of Scotland, on tour
Touring to 12.10.13
Runs: 2h 40m, one interval
Information: http://www.nationaltheatrescotland.com/content/default.asp?page=home_Dunsinane2013

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Rep, 25 09 13

Historical make-believe and contemporary reality perfectly fused
403 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 12:29 PM
London.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
by William Shakespeare.

Noel Coward Theatre 85-88 St Martins Lane WC2N 4AU To 29 November 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5141.
www.michaelgrandagecompany.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 September.

Wildly entertaining evening’s Dream
511 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 10:55 AM
London.

LOVE’S METAMORPHOSIS
by John Lyly.

Pentameters Theatre 28 Heath Street Hampstead NW3 6TE To 29 September 2013.
Tue-Sat 8pm Sun 5pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7435 3648.
www.pentameters.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 September.

Elegance and artifice from the Elizabethan repertory.
470 more words
Posted by : Jan_Pick on Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 12:13 AM
Birmingham.

HOPLESSLY DEVOTED
by Kate Tempest.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre (The Door) Chamberlain Square Broad Street B1 3AH To 5 October 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.45 pm Mat 28 Sept 2.45 pm.
BSL Signed 2 Oct.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 0121 236 4455.
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Review: Jan Pick 21September.

Music sets us free.....
356 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 04:13 PM
Chichester.

ANOTHER COUNTRY
by Julian Mitchell.

Minerva Theatre Oaklands Park To 19 October 2013.
Mon, Tue, Thu-Sat 7.45pm Wed 8pm Mat Wed 3pm; Sat 2.45pm.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 September.

Here’s Another Country with its detailed analysis of class, sex and treachery.
482 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 01:42 PM
London.

KING LEAR
by William Shakespeare translated by Yurka Haurak adapted by Nicolai Khalezin.

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT To 28 September 2013.
2pm 24, 26, 28 Sept.
7.30pm 25, 27 Sept.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 September.

Turbulent nature in visceral production.
496 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 11:06 AM
London.

DORA
based on the story by Helen East.

Unicorn Theatre (Clore auditorium) 147 Tooley Street SE1 2HZ In rep to 17 November 2013.
10.30am 18-20, 24-27 Sept, 18, 22, 23, 25 Oct, 8, Nov.
11am 19, 20, 26, 27, 29, 30 Oct, 9, 10, 16, 17 Nov.
1.30pm 8 Nov.
2pm 29, 30 Oct,
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7645 0560.
www.unicorntheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden.

A pleasant, physically-based show.
451 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 10:44 AM
London.

LONDON STORIES, A 1-ON-1-ON-1 FESTIVAL.

Battersea Arts Centre Lavender Hill SW11 5TN To 28 September 2013.
Mon-Sat 7pm & 8.45pm.
Runs: 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 223 2223.
www.bac.org.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 17 September.

Compulsive lives ten minutes at a time.
443 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 10:29 AM
London.

OTHELLO: THE REMIX
written and composed by GQ and JQ frvrloped with Rick Boynton.

Unicorn Theatre (Weston auditorium) 147 Tooley Street SE1 2HZ To 29 September 2013.
1.15pm 24, 25 Sept.
2pm 38, 29 Sept.
7pm 25-28 Sept.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7645 0560.
www.unicorntheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 September.

Inventive fusion of Shakespearean tragedy and the music of modern youth.
468 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, September 23, 2013 - 12:32 PM
London.

FARRAGUT NORTH
by Beau Willimon.

Southwark Playhouse (The Large) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 5 October 2013.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 September.

Comes clean about the dirty business of American politics.

458 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, September 23, 2013 - 10:10 AM
London.

THE LIGHTNING CHILD
by Ché Walker lyrics by Ché Walker and Arthur Darvill.

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT In rep to 12 October 2013.
1pm 29 Sept, 6 Oct.
2pm 12 Oct.
7.30pm 28 Sept, 5 Oct.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 September.

Lacks the force and speed of a lightning strike.
518 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, September 23, 2013 - 08:47 AM
London.

IN THE JUNGLE OF CITIES
by Bertolt Brecht translated by Gerhard Nellhaus.

Arcola Theatre (Arcola 1) 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 5 October 2013.
7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 28 Sept 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 September.

Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

Strong revival gauges the temperature of one of theatre’s coldest plays.
483 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, September 23, 2013 - 01:19 AM
London

LAND OF OUR FATHERS
by Chris Urch.

Theatre 503 above The Latchmere Pub 503 Battersea Park Road SW11 3BW To 12 October 2013.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Sun 5pm Mat 12 Oct 3pm.
Runs: 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7978 7040.
www.theatre503.com
Review: Carole Woddis 20 September.

Digging deep into human nature in extremis.
531 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, September 23, 2013 - 12:53 AM
London.

STORM IN A FLOWER VASE
by Anton Burge.

Arts Theatre Great Newport Street WC2H 7JB To 12 October 2013.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu, Sat & 2, 9 Oct 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7836 8463.
www.artstheatrewestend.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 September.

Revealing turmoil behind the neat arrangements.
457 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, September 23, 2013 - 12:12 AM
London.

BARKING IN ESSEX
by Clive Exton.

Wyndham’s Theatre 32 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0DA To 4 January 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5120.
www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 September.

West End looks east but goes west.
465 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 07:24 AM
London.

FISHSKIN TROUSERS
by Elizabeth Kuti.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Wine Café 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 28 September 2013.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat, Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.


TICKETS: 0844 847 1652 (24hr no booking fee).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 September.

Fine goings-on in Suffolk.
442 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, September 20, 2013 - 10:54 AM
Richmond.

SPRINGS ETERNAL
by Susan Glaspell.

Orange Tree Theatre 1 Clarence Street TW9 2SA To 19 October 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 3pm & 19, 26 Sep, 3 Oct 2.30pm (+ post-show discussion).
Audio-described 24 Sept, 28 Sept 3pm.
Runs 2hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8940 3633.
www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 May.

Susan Glaspell’s last, if not best, given a good outing at the Orange Tree.
476 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, September 20, 2013 - 10:31 AM
London.

RECORDING HEDDA
an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler by Terje Tveit and Kaja Bjørntvedt.

New Diorama Theatre 15-16 Triton Street NW1 3BF To 28 September 2013.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 5min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7383 9034.
www.newdiorama.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 September.

Recording reveals Hedda anew.
465 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, September 20, 2013 - 12:50 AM
London.

THE LAST YANKEE
by Arthur Miller.

The Print Room 34 Hereford Street W2 5AJ To 5 October 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 15min.

TICKETS: 020 7221 6036.
www.the-print-room.org
Review: Francis Grin 12 September.

Another Success at The Print Room.
400 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 10:39 AM
THE LEGEND OF MIKE SMITH: Soweto King
Birmingham Rep, The Studio
Runs: 1h 30m, no interval, till 28 September

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 16 09 13

Unusual, intriguing, moving.
390 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 08:23 AM
London.

TRANSPORTS
by John Welch.

Tristan Bates Theatre 1a Tower Street WC2H 9NP To 21 September 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7240 6283.
www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 September.

Large themes in moving small-scale drama.
422 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, September 16, 2013 - 06:23 AM
London.

SUMMER DAY’S DREAM
by J B Priestley.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Wine Café 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 24 September 203.
Sun-Mon 7.30pm Tue 2pm.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652 (24hr no booking fee).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 September.

An autumn night’s dream of a production.
475 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 03:19 PM
London.

EDWARD II
by Christopher Marlowe.

Olivier Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 26 October 2013.
Runs: 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 14 September.

Brash but not dull.
552 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 11:28 AM
AMERICAN LULU
by Olga Neuwirth.

Young Vic 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 24 September 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm no performance 19 September.
Runs 1hr 50min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvic.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 September.

New view of Lulu: the view from inside the world’s sexiest woman.
474 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 12:27 AM
London.

LIFE IN A SKETCHBOOK
by Emma Minihan.

Top Secret Comedy Club, Africa Centre, 38 King St WC2E 8JT
Tuesdays 9, 16, 23, 30 July 2013.
6pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

Free entry (non-ticketed) | www.EncompassProductions.co.uk
Review: Tilly Lunken 23 July.

A bold collection of sketches.
270 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 12:14 AM
London,

THE PAPER PROJECT
devised by Stella Barnes, Martyn Holland, Almir Koldzic.

Ovalhouse 52-54 Kennington Oval SE11 55W To 14 September 2013.
8pm
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7582 7680.
On-line: www.ovalhouse.com
Review: Carole Woddis 13 September.

Fragrance and fragility brought to a tough subject.
563 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 06:53 AM
London

THE MAN IN THE MOONE

Runs 55min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 September at New Diorama.

Lift-off for performance skills, but no clear target ahead.


Runs 55min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 September at New Diorama.

Lift-off for performance skills, but no clear target ahead.
434 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 13, 2013 - 11:49 AM
HEDVIG
Old Joint Stock Theatre
Runs: 2h 05m, till Sat 14 09 (though Sold Out)

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 12 09 13

Unusual, engrossing.
262 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 11:21 PM
London.

THE SPRING TIDE
by Carol Vine.

Old Red Lion Theatre 418 St John Street EC1V 4NJ To 21 September 2013.
Tue-Sat 7:30pm Mat Saturday & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: https://tickets.angeltix.com/selectshow.asp
Review: Francis Grin 5 September.

Simple, honest and moving.
456 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 03:14 PM
Oxford.

THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
by Idle Motion.

Runs 1hr 25min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 September at Oxford Playhouse.

Fine show with quiet, controlled excitement.
448 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 02:21 PM
London.

CITY LOVE
by Simon Vinnicombe.

CLF Art Café The Bussey Building 133 Rye Lane Peckham SE15 4ST To 28 September 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs: 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 477 1000
www.clfartcafe.org/www.ticketweb.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 11 September.

Play about love that’s a play to love.
463 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 01:52 PM
London.

SUNSTROKE
inspired by The Lady with the Dog by Anton Chekhov and Sunstroke by Ivan Bunin.

Platform Theatre Central St Martins College Handyside Street King’s Cross N1C 4AA To 21 September 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: www.belkaproductions.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 September.

Atmospheric combination of stories well-matched if not a perfect fit.
468 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 02:18 PM
AS THE WORLD TIPPED
Wired Aerial Theatre
Produced by Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre
Two performances: 6 and 7 September, 2013
Victoria Square, Birmingham City Centre

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 08 09 13

Difficult to find words to describe this amazing event
386 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, September 07, 2013 - 01:31 PM
Tour.

ALLOTMENT
by Jules Horne.

Nutshell Theatre Tour to 2 November 2013.
Runs: c1hr No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 September at Osney Mead Allotments Oxford.

Fruitful drama from Nutshell.
411 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, September 07, 2013 - 12:09 PM
London.

ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
Music by Burton Lane Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner

The Union Theatre, 204 Union Street, Southwark, London SE1 0LX to 28 September 2013
Tues- Sat 7.30 pm Mat Sun & Sat 2.30pm
Runs 2 hr One interval

TICKETS: 0207 261 9876
www.uniontheatre.biz

Review: William Russell 6 September

Take a gamble on Daisy.
618 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 09:39 AM
Keswick.

VINCENT IN BRIXTON
by Nicholas Wright.

Theatre By The Lake (Studio) Lakeside CA12 5DJ In rep to 9 November 2013.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 017687 74411.
www.theatrebythelake.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 August.

Production, which, like its subject, moves towards greatness.
448 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 08:28 AM
London.

DOONREAGAN
by Ann Henning Jocelyn.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1Y 6ST To 21 September.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mar Sar 4pm.
Runs 55min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 September.

Limited skill in Connemara.
425 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 12:39 AM
London.

PECKHAM: THE SOAP OPERA
by Bola Agbaje & Rachel De-lahay, with Alice Birch, Brad Birch, Adam Brace, Robin French, Lucy Kirkwood, Chloe Moss, David Watson & Roy Williams.

Royal Court Theatre (Jerwood Theatre Upstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 14 September 2013.
Mon-Sat 7pm no performance 11 September Mat 7 Sept 3pm & 14 Sept 5pm.
Captioned 13 Sept.
Runs: 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS 020 7565 -5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 3 September.

Taking the rough into the smooth.
544 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 08:10 PM
THE PRODIGALS: Joe Harmston, Ray Goudie
Belgrade, Coventry
Runs: 2h 30m, one interval, till 14 September.

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 04 09 13

Energetic, entertaining with a serious side too
529 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 12:42 AM
London.

THE SPEED TWINS
by Maureen Chadwick.

Riverside Studios (Studio 3) 1 Crisp Road W6 9RL To 28 September 2013.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm Sunday 5pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS:0208 237 1111.
www.riversidestudios.com
Review: William Russell 3 September.

Fine gateway to the truth.
438 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 12:19 AM
London.

OUTSIDE ON THE STREET
by Wolfgang Borchert.

Arcola Theatre (Arcola 2) 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 4 September 2013.
8pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 3 September.

Nightmare experience in a dream of a production.
442 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 10:20 AM
Keswick.

’TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE
by John Ford.

Theatre By The Lake (Studio) Lakeside CA12 5DJ In rep to 6 November 2013.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 017687 74411.
www.theatrebythelake.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 August.

’Tis better looked upon than listened to.
450 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 08:38 AM
Keswick.

AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by J B Priestley.

Theatre By The Lake Lakeside CA12 5DJ In rep to 6 November 2013.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 017687 74411.
www.theatrebythelake.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 August.

Powerful play treated with originality and respect.
451 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, September 02, 2013 - 03:04 PM
London.

NEVER HAVE I SEEN MOUNT FUJI
by Howard Colyer.

Seen 27 August 2013
NEVER HAVE I SEEN MOUNT FUJI
By Howard Colyer

Brockley Jack Studio Theatre 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 7 September 2013.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 8700 887.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 28 August.

A moving evening of small things.
494 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, September 02, 2013 - 11:16 AM
London.

BLUE STOCKINGS
by Jessica Swale.

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT In rep to 11 October 2013.
2pm 21 Sept, 5 Oct.
7.30pm 12, 13 Sept, 4, 7, 11 Oct.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 August.

Lively reminder of how every right can involve complex fights.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, September 02, 2013 - 01:04 AM
London.

THARK
by Ben Travers adapted by Clive Francis.

Park Theatre (Park 200) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park N4 3JP To 22 September 2013.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 31 August.

Thark at the Park. What a lark!
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 11:11 AM
Watford/Sheffield.

STUART: A LIFE BACKWARDS
by Jack Thorne.

Palace Theatre 20 Clarendon Street WD17 1JZ To 28 August.
Sat 4.30pm & 8pm.
TICKETS: 01923 225671.
www.watforpalacetheatre.co.uk

then Crucible Studio Theatre 55 Norfolk Street S1 1DA 11-28 September 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat 19, 21, 26 28 Sept 2.15pm
TICKETS: 0114 249 6000.
www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Runs 1hr 30min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 August.

A play well worth seeing forwards.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 12:22 AM
London. Grounded: to Sept 28, 2013
Posted by: Carole Woddis on Aug 30, 2013– 21.00pm

GROUNDED
by George Brant.

Gate Theatre above The Prince Albert Pub 11 Pembridge Road
W11 3HQ To 28 September 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat, 3pm.
Captioned 12 September.
Runs1hr 5min No interval.
TICKETS: 020 7229 0706.
www.gatetheatre.co.uk


@gatetheatre

Review: Carole Woddis 29 August.

High-flying perceptive drama.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 08:39 AM
London.

BONNIE AND CLYDE
by Linnie Reedman lyrics and music byJoe Evans.

King’s Head Theatre 115 Upper Street N1 1QN To 21 September 2013.
Tue–Sat 7.15pm Mat Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 478 0160.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 29 August.

Corny and Trite.
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MURDERER: Anthony Shaffer.
Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Full information: TABS Productions
Runs: 2h 10m: one interval: till 24th August.
Review: Alan Geary: 19th August 2013.


Clever – and highly enjoyable.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, August 26, 2013 - 09:48 AM
Bath.

A LITTLE HOTEL ON THE SIDE
by Georges Feydeau and Maurice Désvallières adapted by John Mortimer.

Theatre Royal Sawclose BA1 1ET To 31 August 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30min Two intervals.

TICKETS: 01225 448844.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 August.

The difficulty of impure laughter.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, August 23, 2013 - 01:48 PM
Oxford.

HENRY V
by William Shakespeare adapted by Gus Gallagher.

Oxford Castle Unlocked 44-46 New Road )) OX1 1AY To 14 September 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm no performance 26 August. Sun 25 Aug 4pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 01865 766266.
www.creationtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 August.

A kingdom for a stage? No, half a dozen suitcases, but they work wonders.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, August 23, 2013 - 01:22 PM
London.

THE VELMA CELLI SHOW
by Ian Stroughair.

The Matcham Room Hippodrome Casino Leicester Square Next show: 8pm 20 September 2013.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 02077 69 8866.
www.velmacelli.com
Review: William Russell 22 August.

Anything but a drag.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 03:16 PM
A distinctive church prominently displayed at the foot of Edinburgh’s New Town, St Stephen’s was for several years annual Fringes home to programmes of East European physical theatre. More recently, its grand staircase has remained closed while a side entrance leads to a couple of variously-sized studio spaces, where Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s Northern Stage has presented a programme by individuals and companies from northern England.
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London.

AS IS
by William M Hoffman.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Wine Café 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 31 August 2013.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 25min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652 (24hr no booking fee).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 August.

Leaping back a generation to the first shock of a new disease.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 10:37 AM
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WARDE STREET
by Damien Tracey.

Tristan Bates Theatre 1a Tower Street WC2H 9NP To 24 August 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7240 6283.
www.camdenfringe.com (booking fee).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 August.

Impact of bombings from an unusual angle.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, August 19, 2013 - 03:51 PM
London.

ARMSTRONG’S WAR
by Colleen Murphy.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Wine Café 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 27 August 2013.
Sun-Mon 7.30pm Tue 2pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652 (24hr no booking fee).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 August.

Splendidly performances in a sympathetic production of a gripping play.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, August 19, 2013 - 11:41 AM
London.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
by William Shakespeare.

Broadway Studios 28 Tooting High Street SW17 ORG To 7 September 2013.
Wed-Sat 7.45pm except 28, 30 Aug 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.45pm.
Runs: 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 0845 680 1926.
www.tootingartsclub.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 15 August.

Rough, raucous, respectful Shakespeare entertains.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 11:31 AM
Edinburgh.

HAVE I NO MOUTH?
devised by Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan.

Traverse Theatre (Traverse 2) 10 Cambridge Street EH1 2ED To 25 August 2013.
11am 21 Aug.
1.30pm 22 Aug.
4pm 23 Aug.
6pm 18, 24 Aug.
9pm 20 Aug.
9.15pm 25 Aug.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 0131 228 1404.
www.traverse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 August.

Grief unmediated by art.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 11:20 AM
Edinburgh.

CADRE
by Omphile Molusi.

Traverse Theatre (Traverse 1) 10 Cambridge Street EH1 2ED To 25 August 2013.
10am 22 Aug.
12.45pm 23 Aug.
3.45pm 18, 24 Aug.
6pm 20, 25 Aug.
9pm 21 Aug.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 0131 228 1404.
www.traverse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 August.

Directness and energy in a play with something to say.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 09:43 PM
London.

THE PRIDE
by Alexi Kaye Campbell.

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 1) 14 Whitehall SW1A 2DY To 9 November 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs: 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com/trafalgarstudios
Review: Carole Woddis 14 August.

Fine, and it turns out timely, revival of play well worth reviving.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 08:53 PM
Edinburgh.

QUIETLY
by Owen McCafferty.

Traverse Theatre (Traverse 2) 10 Cambridge Street EH1 2ED To 25 August 2013.
11am 18, 24 Aug.
1.30pm 20, 25 Aug.
4pm 21 Aug.
6.30pm 22 Aug.
9pm 17, 23 Aug.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 0131 228 1404.
www.traverse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 August.

Splendidly varied performances in an immaculate production of Owen McCafferty’s thoughtful and gripping play.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 03:49 PM
Edinburgh/London.

GROUNDED
by George Brant.

Traverse Theatre (Traverse 2) 10 Cambridge Street EH1 2ED To 25 August.

then Gate Theatre 11 Pembridge Road Notting Hill Gate W11 3HQ 28 August-28 September 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
TICKETS: 020 7229 0706.
www.gatetheatre.co.uk

Runs 1hr 10min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 August.

Play and production both take flight.
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Posted by : al_geary on Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 07:18 AM
Nottingham.

MURDER MISTAKEN
by Janet Green.

Theatre Royal Theatre Square NG1 5ND To 17 August 2013.
Sat 5pm & 8pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0115 989 5555.
www.trch.co.uk.
Review: Alan Geary: 12 August.

Hugely entertaining – but interesting and unusual with it.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 07:06 AM
London.

THE CROCODILE
an opera by Llywelyn ap Myrddin.

Riverside Studios Crisp Road Hammersmith W6 9RL To 16 August 2013.
Runs 45min No Interval.
Review: William Russell 15 August.

A better meal than an alarm clock.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 02:27 PM
York.

THE LEGEND OF KING ARTHUR
by Mike Kenny.

Theatre Royal St Leonard’s Place YO1 7HD To 31 August 2013.
Tue-Sat 2.30pm & 7pm.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 01904 623568.
www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 6 August.

Avoiding Heroes, boy becomes hero in satisfyingly complex and enjoyable adventure.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 10:04 AM
Scarborough/Newcastle-under-Lyme.

MUDDY COWS
by John Godber.

Stephen Joseph Theatre Westborough YO11 1JW In rep to 31 August.
7.30pm 16, 17, 19-21, 26-31 Aug.
1.30pm 22 Aug.
2.30pm 17, 31 Aug.
Audio-described 17 Aug 2.30pm.

TICKETS: 01723 370541.
www.sjt.uk.com

then New Vic Theatre Etruria Road ST5 0JG 3-14 September 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.15pm.
TICKETS: 01782 717962.
www.newvictheatre.org.uk

Runs 2hr One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 August.

Foul play rather than nice try.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 11:56 PM
Scarborough.

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES
by Alan Ayckbourn.

Stephen Joseph Theatre Westborough YO11 1JW In rep to 5 October.
7.30pm 14, 15, 24 Aug, 2, 3, 6, 7, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 25-28, 30 Sept-2 Oct, 5 Oct.
1.30pm 15 Aug, 12 Sept, 3 Oct.
2.30pm 24 Aug, 7, 21 Sept, 5 Oct.
Audio-described 5 Oct 2.30pm.
Captioned 26 Sept.
TICKETS: 01723 370541.
www.sjt.uk.com

then New Vic Theatre Etruria Road ST5 0JG To 26 October 2013.
7.30pm 10, 11, 15, 16, 19, 21, 24, 25 Oct.
2.15pm 26 Oct.
Audio-described 26 Oct 2.15pm.
Captioned 24 Oct.
TICKETS: 01782 717962.
www.newvictheatre.org.uk

Runs 2hr 40min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 August.

New departure for established playwright with the arrival of this new play.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 08:26 PM
London.

THE EPIC ADVENTURE OF NHAMO THE MANYIKA WARRIOR AND HIS SEXY WIFE CHIPO
by Denton Chikura.

Tricycle Theatre 269 Kilburn High Road NW6 7JR To 24 August 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Satr 3pm & 14 Aug 2pm.
Runs 1hr 25min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7328 1000.
http://www.tricycle.co.uk
Review: Francis Grin 5 August.

A comedic delight, certain to entertain.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, August 12, 2013 - 10:47 AM
London.

LIOLÀ
by Luigi Pirandello New version by Tanya Ronder, from a literal translation by Jane Fallowfield.

Lyttelton Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 6 November 2103.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 8 August.

Oddity with many delights.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, August 12, 2013 - 10:32 AM
Still Life & Red Peppers: Noel Coward

The Old Red Lion, 418 John Street, London EC1V 4NJ to 24 August 2013
Tues – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm
Runs 1 hr 45 mins One interval, to 24 August

TICKETS: 0844 412 4307
www.angeltix.com
Review: William Russell 1 August

A brief encounter worth making.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, August 12, 2013 - 10:21 AM
Swan Lake Reloaded: to Aug 10, 2013

Swan Lake Reloaded

London Coliseum,
English National Opera
London Coliseum
St. Martin's Lane
London WC2N 4ES

Perfs: Aug 6, 7, 8, 9 (mat 5.30 & 8.30) 10 at 7.30pm

TICKETS: www.eno.org (£1.75 booking fee applies)
02078459300 (£3.50 booking fees applies)

Runs 90 mins without interval

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Aug 6, 2013

Tasty dish – if not for all tastes.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, August 12, 2013 - 10:14 AM
London.

THE SAME DEEP WATER AS ME
by Nick Payne.

Donmar Warehouse 41 Earlham Street WC2H 9LX To 28 September 2013.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7624.
www.donmarwarehouse.com
Review: William Russell 7 August.

A play for today.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 11:51 AM
London.

THE STRANGE UNDOING OF PRUDENCIA HART
by David Greig.

CLF Art Café The Bussey Building 133 Rye Lane Peckham SE15 4ST To 9 August 2013
8pmMon-Sat 8pm Mat Thu 3pm.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.
Review: Carole Woddis 5 August.

A magical experience.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 11:40 AM
PIPE DREAM
Music by Richard Rogers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 11
Based on Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck
Adaptation by David Ives

The Union Theatre, 204 Union Street, Southwark, London SE1 0LX to 31 August 2013
Tues – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30 pm
TICKETS: 0207 261 9876
www.ticketsource.co.ukRuns 2hr One interval, to 31 08 13

Review: William Russell, 02 08 13

Not the stuff dreams are made of.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 12:38 PM
Hornchurch.

TREASURE ISLAND
by Robert Louis Stevenson adapted by Chris Bond.

Queen’s Theatre Billet Lane RM11 1QT To 17 August 2013.
Mon-Thu 3pm, Fri, Sat 6pm Mat Thu 11am Sat 2pm.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 01708 443333.
www.queens-theatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 3 August.

High summer on the high seas in Hornchurch.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 11:59 AM
London.

I DO
by Chloe Moss.

Hilton Islington To 3 August 2013.
Runs 1hr 45min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 3 August.

Chamber drama that’s more than the sum of its parts.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, August 03, 2013 - 10:43 AM
London.

STILL NIGHT
by Gemma Brockis and Silvia Mercuriali.

Battersea Arts Centre (Staff Recreation Room) Lavender Hill SW11 5TN To 3 August 2013.
8pm.
Runs 50min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 August.

Interesting ideas in a perspective on cities.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, August 02, 2013 - 01:33 PM
Bath.

KING LEAR
by William Shakespeare.

Theatre Royal Sawclose BA1 1ET To 10 August 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 3hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 01225 448844.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 31 July.

Brilliantly highlights aspects of King Lear.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 02, 2013 - 11:02 AM
London.

TITANIC
book by Peter Stone music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston.

Southwark Playhouse (The Large) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 31 August 2013.
Mon–Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30 pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 407 0234.
www.titanic.swekplay.com
Review: William Russell 1 August 2013.

That sinking and drowning feeling.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 02, 2013 - 10:49 AM
London.

A VICTORIAN EYE
by Rory Fellowes.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1Y 6SX To 17 August 2013.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3.30 pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 31 July.

An Old Master Remembers.
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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, August 02, 2013 - 01:29 AM
Nottingham.

MURDER LIVE!
by Mary Elliot Nelson.

Theatre Royal Royal Centre Theatre Square NG1 5ND To 3 August 2013.
Runs: 1h 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 0115 989 5555.
www.trch.co.uk.
Review: Alan Geary: 29 July 2013.

Somewhat derivative, but an entertaining thriller nonetheless.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 02:28 PM
Oxford/Richmond.

THE PITMEN PAINTERS
by Lee Hall inspired by a book by William Feaver.

Oxford Playhouse Beaumont Street OX1 2LW 29 July-2 August.
Mon-Thu; Sat 7.30pm Fri 8pm Mat Thu & Sat 7.30pm.
Audio-described 3 Aug 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 1pm).
Post-show Talk Wed.
Captioned 1 Aug 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 01865 305305.
www.oxfordplayhouse.com

then Richmond Theatre Little Green TW9 1QJ 5-10 Aug 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 0844 871 7651.
www.atgtickets.com/venues/richmond-theatre

Runs 2hr 40min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 July.

Comic and moving; Live Theatre once again shows the extraordinary in the apparently mundane.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 11:50 AM
London.

SKIN TIGHT
by Gary Henderson.

Park Theatre (Park 90) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park N4 3JP To 11 August 2013.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat & Sun 3.15pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval,

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 July.

A new way of looking at love and life.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, July 29, 2013 - 03:58 PM
London.

THE BOAT FACTORY
by Dan Gordon.

King’s Head Theatre 115 Upper Street N1 1QN To 17 August 2013.
Tue-Sat 7.15pm Sun 3pm.
RUNS 1hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7478 0160.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 July.

Little lives amid great ships, and truthful about both.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, July 29, 2013 - 11:38 AM
Manchester.

TOO CLEVER BY HALF
by Alexandr Ostrovsky adapted by Rodney Ackland.

Royal Exchange Theatre St Ann’s Square M2 7DH To 17 August 2013.
Mon-Fri 7.30pm Sat 8pm Mat Wed 2.30pm & Sat 3.30pm.
Audio-described 10 Aug 3.30pm.
BSL Signed 13 Aug.
Captioned 8 Aug.
Post-show Discussion 1 Aug.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 0161 833 9833.
www.royalexchange.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 12 June.

They have their exits and their entrances alright.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 11:32 PM
London.

THE NIGHT ALIVE
by Conor McPherson.

Donmar Warehouse 41 Earlham Street WC2H 9LX To 27 July 2013.
Runs: 1hr 45min No interval.
Review: Carole Woddis 25 July.

Quiet dramatic consummation.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 02:45 PM
Chichester.

BARNUM
Book by Mark Bramble lyrics by Michael Stewart music by Cy Coleman revised version by Cameron Masckintosh and Mark Bramble..

Theatre in the Park Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 31 August 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 22 Aug 7.30pm.
Captioned 31 Aug 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

Tickets: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 July.

Dynamic, athletic Barnum and Bailey world.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, July 26, 2013 - 01:07 PM
THEATRE GOES 24:7 IN MANCHESTER

24:7 Theatre Festival, various venues in Manchester 19-26 July 2013.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23-24 July.

It hasn’t the celebrity or glamour of the Manchester International Festival, but the city’s 24:7 Theatre Festival turns up every year and, while not confined to plays from the North West, has always a firm local accent.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, July 26, 2013 - 11:27 AM
London.

WAG! THE MUSICAL
by Belvedere Pashun music and lyrics by Grant Martin, Thomas Giron-Towers and Tony Bayliss.

Charing Cross Theatre The Arches Villiers Street WC2N 6NL To 24 August 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Fri 5pm Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS:08444 930650.
www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 25 July.

Unmissable for disaster aficionados
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 11:55 PM
London.

WHEN THE FALLEN SANG
by Suzy Almond.

St Giles in the Fields 60 St Giles High St WC2H 8LG To 20 July 2013.
Runs 1hr 15min
Review: Francis Grin 19 July.

Re-discovering a historical gem in the heart of London's city.
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