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Category: Midlands

The news items published under this category are as follows.
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 10:20 AM
Three Choirs Festival
The Great and Wide Sea – Three Choirs Festival
Worcester Baptist Church 24th July 2017
Opus Anglicanum - Choral Works with Narrator:
Lynne Plowman b.1969 The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Sally Beamish b.1956 Sea Psalm Alexander Campkin b.1984 ‘by still waters’

5*****

Review: David & Paul Gray

A Modern Sequence of Words and Music

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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 10:10 AM
Three Choirs Festival
Saint-Saens Organ Symphony - Three Choirs Festival
Worcester Cathedral 24th July 2017
William Lloyd Webber Aurora Poulenc Organ Concerto Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3 ‘Organ’

4 ****
Review: Paul & David Gray

From Night Mists to the Rejoicing Heights

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 31, 2017 - 12:19 PM
Three Choirs Festival
Sacconi Quartet – Suk, Shostakovich and Beethoven
Worcester Baptist Church – 29th July 25
5*****
Paul & David Gray

Dark Music illuminated on a Summer Morning



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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 31, 2017 - 12:08 PM
Three Choirs Festival
Song Recital - Kitty Whately & Simon Lepper, Three Choirs Festival
Huntington Hall, Worcester - July 28th 2017
5*****

David & Paul Gray

Songs to ‘Hold This City All Night’


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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:34 AM
Three Choirs Festival
lMendelssohn St Paul – The Three Choirs Festival
Worcester Cathedral
Sunday 23 J

5*****

Review: Paul & David Gray

A little performed work we should hear more of


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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 09:23 AM
Nottingham.

MARIE LLOYD AND THE MUSIC HALL MURDER: Karen Henson.
3Stars***


National Justice Museum.
Full Info: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 1h 45m: one interval: till 28th July.
Performance times: 7.30pm (matinees Weds and Thurs 2.00pm and Sat 3.00pm),
Review: Alan Geary: 25th July 2017.


Nottingham’s Thriller Season goes site-specific. Highly entertaining.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 24, 2017 - 09:38 AM
Three Choirs Festival 2017 Worcester
A Child of Our Time
Worcester Cathedral – Saturday 22 July 2017
4 ****

Review: Paul & David Gray

Three English Giants: Elgar, Britten, Tippett

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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:25 AM
Nottingham/Touring.

OUT OF ORDER: Ray Cooney.
3Stars***


Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 9895555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Full information: Tom O’Connell Productions.
Runs: 2h 5m: one interval: till 21st July.
Performance times: 7.30pm, (matinees 2.00pm Weds, 2.30pm Sat).
Review: Alan Geary: 17th July 2017.


Not one of Cooney’s best but much more than a serviceable night out.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:03 AM
Birmingham
Summer Music by Candlelight
St Philip’s Cathedral, Birmingham
20th June 2017
5 *****


Review: Paul & David Gray

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


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

Review: Rod Dungate 29 04 17

@Rod_Dungate

@ReviewsGate

A bold chance, well executed, and still much to say
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:06 AM
Birmingham
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family
Written and performed by Ben Norris
4 Stars****
The Door, Birmingham

One hour fifteen minutes with no interval.
Review: Sam Crawford, 24nd April

Something to say to all of us.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 12:04 PM
Birmingham.
WINNIE AND WILBUR
By Mike Kenny
4 Stars ****
The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham, until 22nd April 2017.


One hour 30 minutes with 1 interval.
Review: Sam Crawford, 5th April.

A fun family treat!
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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:15 AM
Nottingham.

THE GRAPES OF WRATH: adapted Frank Galati.
3Stars***

Nottingham Playhouse.

www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 30m: one interval: till 8th April.
Performance times: 7.45pm (matinees Thurs 1.30pm and Sats 2.30pm),
Review: Alan Geary: 28th March 2017.


Doesn’t easily adapt to the stage.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 17, 2017 - 12:47 PM
Birmingham
ONE LOVE: Music and Lyrics, Bob Marley; Book, Kwame Kwei Amir
Birmingham Rep Theatre
5Star*****

Runs: 2h 40m, one interval, to 15 April
BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Review Alexander Ray Edser, 17 03 17

Let's get together
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 10, 2017 - 12:34 PM
Leicester
WHAT THE BUTLER SAW: Joe Orton
4Star****

Curve Theatre, Leicester to 18 March 2017

Runs: 2h, one interval
BO: 0116 242 3595
Info: www.curveonline.co.uk

Review Alexander Ray Edser, 09 03 17

Not for the faint-hearted but it still works fine
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, March 02, 2017 - 11:13 AM
Birmingham
AMEDEE: Eugene Ionesco. Freely adapted by Sean Foley
5Star*****

Birmingham Rep, to 11 March

Runs: 2h 5m, one interval
BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Review Alexander Ray Edser, 01 03 17<

A terrific performance; a n important contribution to Ionesco debate
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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:03 PM
Nottingham.
TOUCHED: Stephen Lowe.
3Stars***

Nottingham Playhouse.

www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 5m: one interval: till 4th March.
Performance times: 7.45pm (matinees Thurs 1.30pm and Sats 2.30pm),
Review: Alan Geary: 21st February 2017.

Wartime kitchen-sinker – warrants a look.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, February 13, 2017 - 09:53 AM
Birmingham
Dido and Aeneas

Town Hall Birmingham, 5th February 2017

Ex Cathedra Choir and Baroque Ensemble

5Star*****


Review: Paul & David Gray, 10 02 17

Only the best is good enough
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 11:03 AM
Birmingham
LOVE: Alexander Zeldin
4Star****

Birmingham Rep, Studio: to 11 February 2017

Runs: 1h 35m, no interval
BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Review Alexander Ray Edser, 31 01 17

Unusual and unusually powerful
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 03:21 PM
Birmingham
DICK WHITTINGTON:
5Star*****

Birmingham Hippodrome to Sunday 29 January

(There are some relaxed performances, check with the BO)
Runs: 2h 45m, one interval
Tickets: 0844 338 5000
Info: www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Revie: Alexander Ray Edser, 21 12 16

High powered seasonal fun, great entertainment
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 09:46 AM
Lichfield.
SLEEPING BEAUTY: Paul Hendy
4 Stars: ****

Lichfield Garrick, to 31st December 2016.

Runs: 2hours 40, including an interval.
BO: 01543 412121
www.lichfieldgarrick.com

@The_Garrick
Review: Nigel Bellingham, 20/12/2016

Fantastic festive family fun
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 09:33 AM
Birmingham
Christmas Music by Candlelight
St Paul’s Church, Birmingham: 20 December 2016

Review: Paul & David Gray
5 stars *****

Something old, something new; choral beauty with a unique performance style

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 16, 2016 - 02:52 PM
Birmingham
Enigma Variations
13th December
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
5 stars *****


Review: Paul & David Gray, 13 December 2016

Enigmatic Beauty and Flamboyance
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 16, 2016 - 02:39 PM
Birmingham
Renaissance Christmas with The Tallis Scholars
13th December 2016

Symphony Hall
5 stars *****


Review: Paul & David Gray, 13 December 2016

The Tallis Scholars give us a string of choral pearls
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Posted by : al_geary on Monday, December 12, 2016 - 04:53 PM
Nottingham

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK.
3Stars***

Theatre Royal

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 20m: one interval: till 15th Jan.
Performance times: Varies, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 2.30pm, 5.30pm, 7.15pm (check with box office).
Audio Described: 2.30pm 17th Dec and 1.30pm 8th Jan.
Sign Language Interpreted: 1.30pm 15th Dec, 1.30pm 18th Dec, 7.15pm 13th Jan.
Captioned Performance: 2.30pm 7th Jan.
Relaxed Performance: 1.30pm and 7.15pm 5th Jan.

Review: Alan Geary: 11th December 2016.

In a city well served for panto this one’s worth a look.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 05:45 PM
London.
BENIGHTED
By J. B. Priestley.
Stage adaptation by Duncan Gates.
3 Stars ***

The Old Red Lion Theatre, Islington, to 7 January.

Tues – Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
No performances 12, 19, 24 & 25 December & 2 January.
Additional matinees 27, 29, 30 December & 3, 4, 5, 6 January at 2.30pm
Runs 1 hr 15 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 412 4307.
www.oldredliontheatre.co,uk
Review: William Russell 8 December


Things go creak in the night in an old dark house
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 09:26 PM
Birmingham
A Brazilian Christmas
4th December
Birmingham Town Hall
4 starts ****


Review: Paul & David Gray

Music in the classical style with a twist of lemon
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 03:55 PM
Birmingham
Handel’s Messiah
City of Birmingham Choir & CBSO
2 December 2016
Birmingham Symphony Hall
4 Stars ****


Running time 3 hours
Review: Paul & David Gray

Hearing Messiah with new ears
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Posted by : al_geary on Monday, December 05, 2016 - 12:02 PM
Mansfield

PETER PAN
Palace Theatre: Tkts 01623 633133 palacetheatre@mansfield.gov.uk.
4Star****

Runs: 2h 30m: one interval: till 31st December.

Performance times: 10am some days, 2pm every day, 7pm most days. No performances on Suns, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Signed Performances 9th Dec 7pm and 10th Dec 2pm.
Review: Alan Geary: 2nd December 2016.

The best Mansfield Palace panto for at least sixteen years. Outstanding stuff.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 12:51 PM
Birmingham
Treasure Island: Bryony Lavery, based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
4Star****

Birmingham Rep: to 7 January 2017

Runs: 2h 45m, one interval
BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Review Alexander Ray Edser, 03 12 16

A great must see sea adventure
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 04:21 PM
Birmingham
LOOKING FOR JOHN: Written and Performed by Tony Timberlake
4Star****

Birmingham Rep: The Door, to 19 November 2016

In association with the Homotopia and SHOUT festival
Runs: 1 hour, no interval
BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Review Alexander Ray Edser, 16 11 16

A Tardis of a play
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, November 03, 2016 - 12:01 PM
Birmingham
WHAT SHADOWS: Chris Hannan
4Star****

Birmingham Rep: The Studio, to 12 November 2016

Runs: 2h 45m, one interval
BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Review Alexander Ray Edser, 02 11 16

Stimulating, informative, timely-a terrific debate play
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 08:20 PM
Birmingham
THE EXORCIST: John Pielmeier, based on the novel by William Peter Blatty
4Star****

Birmingham Rep Main House to Sat 5th November 2016

Runs: Approximately 2h, one interval
BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Review Alexander Ray Edser, 26 October

A thunderingly good show
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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, October 06, 2016 - 09:47 AM
Nottingham.

DARKNESS, DARKNESS: John Harvey.
3Star***

Nottingham Playhouse. to 15 October 2016

www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 20m: one interval: till 15th October.
Performance times: 7.45pm.
Review: Alan Geary: 4th October, 2016.

Interesting but not entirely successful adaptation of the book.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 03:56 PM
Birmingham
COLD CALLING: Composed and Created by Nick Powell
Birmingham Rep with CBSO
5Star*****

Birmingham Rep Studio, 16 and 17 September 2016

Runs: 55m, no interval
BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 16 09 16

Unique and beautiful
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Posted by : al_geary on Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 03:49 PM
Nottingham.
SLEUTH: Anthony Shaffer.
4star****

Nottingham Playhouse to 24 September
.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 1h 45m: one interval: till 24th September.
Performance times: 7.45pm (matinees Thurs 1.30pm and Sats 2.30pm),
Review: Alan Geary: 13th September, 2016.

Celebrated thriller with some outstanding acting.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:15 AM
Birmingham and Leicester
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST: Oscar Wilde
3Star***

Birmingham Rep to 24 September
then to Leicester Curve
Then to The Curve, Leicester
Runs: 2h 20m, one interval
BO (Birmingham): 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 14 09 16

Has its moments, but not quite sure where it's going
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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 12:34 PM
Nottingham.
MINDGAME: Anthony Horowitz.
3star ***

Theatre Royal to 20 August

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 0m: one interval: till 20th August.
Performance times: 7.30pm weekdays, 5pm and 8pm Saturday (Matinee 2.00pm Weds).
Review: Alan Geary: 16th August 2016.

Your thinking person’s play. It makes a highly entertaining evening.
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Nottingham.
FATHER BROWN – THE CURSE OF THE INVISIBLE MAN: John Goodrum.
3star ***

Theatre Royal to 13 August

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 30m: one interval: till 13th August.
Performance times: 7.30pm weekdays, 5pm and 8pm Saturday (Matinee 2.00pm Weds).
Review: Alan Geary: 9th August 2016.

Over-long and wordy, but a lot of enjoyable moments.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 12:05 PM
URINETOWN: Music and Lyrics Mark Holllmann, Book and Lyris Greg Kotis
3Star***

Old Joint Stock to 6 August

4 Tembple Street Birmingham
Runs: 2h 30m, one interval
Info: 0121 200 1892
www.oldjointstock.co.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 29 July 2016

Good singing, full of energy, flawed piece
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 02:08 PM
Birmingham Royal Ballet; Shakespeare Triple Bill
WINK (Choreography Jessica Lang, Music Jakub Ciupinski), MOOR'S PAVANE (Choreography Jose Limon, Music Henry Purcell), SHAKESPEARE SUITE (Choreography David Bintley Music Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhdorn)

Runs 2h 10m, two intervals, Birmingham Hippodrome
Info: www.brb.org.uk
Tickets: 0121 338 5000

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 25 06 16

Varied, multi-faceted, yet a satisfying whole
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 09:19 PM
Birmingham
Ex Cathedra Summer Concert:
Various: Rogers, Mathews, Morley, Joubert, Britten, Vaughan Williams, MacMillan, Rose, Rutter, Gershwin, Welch & Bennett, Brown, Elgar, Roth, Delius.
Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
Birmingham Cathedral, Tuesday 21 June 2016

Ran: 1h 20m, no interval
Info: www.excathedra.co.uk

Review: David & Paul Gray

So much variety, yet a satisfying whole
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:14 AM
Birmingham
KING LEAR: William Shakespeare
Birmingham Rep to 28 May

Runs: 3h 30m, one interval
BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk


Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 24 May 2016

Clear storytelling, honest performances, time well spent; and a 'but'.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:04 AM
Bimirngham
MADE UP: Devised by Emily Holyoake and Alexis Tuttle, Written by James Yarker
Birmingham Rep 14 – 21 May

Runs: Approx 70m, no interval
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 16 May 2016

A made up play about make up, and about the make-up of women and how they're made up.
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Posted by : al_geary on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 10:03 PM
Nottingham.
KINGS: Daniel Hoffman-Gill.
Nottingham Playhouse.

www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 0m: one interval: till 30th April.
Performance times: 8pm (matinees Tues, Thurs and Sats 2pm)
Review: Alan Geary: 22nd April 2016.


Powerful and moving; and often funny.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 10:01 PM
Birmingham
Flatpack Film Festival
Birmingham 2016

Review: Carl Hopley 26 April 2016
Info: flatpackfestival.org.uk

Much loved and needed, scaled down but strong as ever
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Posted by : al_geary on Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 11:27 AM
Nottingham.

THE GLASS MENAGERIE: Tennessee Williams.
Nottingham Playhouse.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 20m: one interval: till 26th March.
Performance times: 7.45pm)
Review: Alan Geary: 15th March 2016.


An American masterpiece well served by a fine production.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 12:13 PM
Birmingham
SINGLE SPIES: Alan Bennett
(AN ENGLISHMAN ABROAD, A QUESTION OF ATTRIBUTION)
Birmingham Rep, to 27 February 2016

0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Runs 2h 10m, one interval.
Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Rep, 19 February 2016

Quality inside and outside, through and through
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Posted by : al_geary on Monday, February 15, 2016 - 11:11 AM
Nottingham.

ANY MEANS NECESSARY: Kefi Chadwick.
Nottingham Playhouse, to 20 Feb
.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 40m: one interval: till 20th February.
Performance times: 7.45pm (matinees Thurs 1.30pm and Sats 2.30pm),
Review: Alan Geary: 9th February 2016.


Fictionalised account of real-life scandal. Absorbing.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 22, 2016 - 10:42 AM
Newcastle-under-Lyme.

ROBIN HOOD & MARIAN
adapted by Theresa Heskins.

New Vic Theatre Etruria Road ST5 0JG To 30 January 2016.
10.30am 24 Dec, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 16-20 Jan.
2.15pm 19, 21-23, 28-31 Dec, 2, 5, 9, 12, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 Jan.
3pm 24 Dec.
7.30pm 18, 21-23, 28-30 Dec, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 Jan.
Audio-described 23 Jan 2.15pm.
Captioned 16 Jan 2.15pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 01782 717962.
www.newvictheatre.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 December.

Action and adventure rule the dramatic roost.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 01:28 PM
Banbury.

ALICE
by Kate Kerrow adapted from Lewis Carroll.

The Mill Arts Centre Spiceball Park OX16 5QE To 2 January 2016.
10am 24 Dec.
2pm 21-24, 26-31 Dec, 2 Jan.
7.30pm 21-23, 26-30 Dec, 2 Jan.
Relaxed Performance 30 Dec 2pm.
Runs

TICKETS: 01295 279002/01865 766266.
www.creationtheartre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 December.

An enjoyable winter Wonderland.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 04:12 PM
Birmingham
ALADDIN
Birmingham Hippodrome

Runs: 2h 40m, one interval, to Sunday 31 01 16
Tickets: 0844 338 5000
Info: www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 21 12 15

Bigger, brasher, and better than ever.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 - 01:40 AM
Northampton.

THE SNOW QUEEN
by Hans Christian Andersen adapted by Georgia Pritchett music by Dougal Irvine.

Royal & Derngate (Royal auditorium) Guildhall Road NN1 1DP To 3 January 2016.
10.30am 1-3, 8-11 Dec.
1.15pm 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 24, 26-28, 31 Dec, 2, 3 Jan.
2.15pm 1-4, 8-11, 15-17, 21-23, 29, 30 Dec.
5.15pm 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 24, 26-28, 31 Dec, 2, 3 Jan.
7.15pm 4, 15-17, 21-23, 29, 30 Dec.
Audio-described 17 Dec 2.15pm, 28 Dec 5.15pm.
BSL Signed 10 Dec 2.15pm.
Captioned 29 Dec 7.15pm.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 01604 624811.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 November.

Visually vibrant production with energetic performances.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 03:02 PM
Birmingham
THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE
C S Lewis, adapted by Adrian Mitchell, Music by Shaun Davey
Birmingham Rep

0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Runs: 2h 40m, one interval, to 16 January

Review: 28 November 2015, Alexander Ray Edser

A thrilling theatrical adventure
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 11:43 AM
Birmingham
Birmingham Royal Ballet; Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Peter Wright, Lev Ivanov, Vincent Redmond
Runs 2h 15m, one interval, Birmingham Hippodrome to 13 December 2015


Info: www.brb.org.uk
Booking: 0844 338 5000

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 27 11 15

A seasonal treat.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 11:14 AM
Chipping Norton.

ROBIN HOOD
by Ben Crocker music by Sarah Travis.

The Theatre 2 Spring Street OX7 5NL To 10 January 2016.
10.15am 20, 24-27 Nov, 1-3, 8, 9, 15 Dec, 6 Jan.
11am 29 Nov, 8, 13, 20, 27 Dec, 4, 10 Jan.
1.45pm 19, 20, 24-27 Nov, 1-4, 8, 9, 15 Dec, 5, 6 Jan.
2pm 21, 28 Nov, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 21-24 28-31 Dec, 2, 9 Jan.
4pm 29 Nov, 6, 11, 13, 16, 20, 26, 27 Dec, 3, 7, 8, 10 Jan.
6pm 21, 28 Nov, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 21-24, 28-31 Dec, 2, 5, 9 Jan.
7.30pm 19 Nov, 4, 11, 16, 26 Dec, 7, 8 Jan.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 01608 642350.
www.chippingnortontheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 November.

A triumph of lightness, wit and theatrical resourcefulness.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, October 23, 2015 - 01:17 PM
Northampton.

GASLIGHT
by Patrick Hamilton.

Royal & Derngate (Royal auditorium) Guildhall Road NN1 1DP To 7 November. 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 4 Nov (+ Touch Tour 5.30-6pm), 5 Nov 2.39pm.
BSL Signed 5 Nov 7.45pm.
Captioned 3 Nov.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 01604 624811.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 October.

Shining light on dark areas.
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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, October 23, 2015 - 11:27 AM
Nottingham/Touring.

HANDBAGGED: Moira Buffini.

Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Touring Information: Eleanor Lloyd Productions.
Runs: 2h 10m: one interval: till 24th October.
Performance times: 7.30pm, (Matinees 2.00pm Weds and 2.30pm Sat).
Review: Alan Geary: 27th July 2015.


Funny certainly. But there’s also depth and complexity.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 02:25 PM
ANITA AND ME: Adapt Tanika Gupta from the original book by Meera Syal
Birmingham Rep

0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Runs: 2h 25m, one interval, till 24 October

Review: 14 October 2015, Alexander Ray Edser

Warm-hearted look at a serious topic.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, September 09, 2015 - 03:33 PM
Birmingham
KING CHARLES III: Mike Bartlett
Birmingham Rep

0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Runs: 2h 50m, one interval, to 19 09 15, then touring

Review: 8 September 2015, Alexander Ray Edser

Strong performances, intriguing debate, weighed down by form.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 07, 2015 - 11:06 AM
Birmingham
THE BODYGUARD: Based on the screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, Book by Alexander Dinelaris
Birmingham Hippodrome

Runs: 2h 35m, one interval.
Birmingham Hippodrome till Saturday 5 September
Info: www.birminghamhippodrome.com
www.thebodyguardmusical.com/tickets/

Review: Alexander Ray Edser 07 08 15

An exceptional thrill
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 11:29 AM
Birmingham
THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE: Jim Cartwright
Birmingham Rep

Info: www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Runs: 2h 50m, one interval, to 30 05 15

Review: 19 May, Alexander Ray Edser

Feel-good fable stylishly revived
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 11:20 AM
Coventry
COUGAR, THE MUSICAL: Donna Moore
Belgrade Studio

Runs: 2h 05m, one interval, till 06 June

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 19 05 15

A fresh and fun look at an age-old issue
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 07:35 AM
Northampton.

KING JOHN
by William Shakespeare.

Holy Sepulchre Church Sheep Street NN1 3NL To 16 May 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 7 May 7.30pm.
BSL Signed 14 May 7.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 4 May.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 01604 624811.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 April.

Symphonic Shakespeare makes a major impact.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 10:55 AM
Birmingham
FEED THE BEAST: Steve Thompson
Birmingham Rep Studio
: 16 04 – 02 05
Runs: 2h 20m, one interval

Review: Alexander Ray Edser 21 04 15

A modern play with political debate to delight

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 05:08 PM
Northampton/Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

CYRANO DE BERGERAC
based on the translation by Anthony Burgess of the play by Edmond Rostand.

Royal and Derngate (Royal auditorium) Guildhall Road NN1 7DP To 25 April.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 22 Apr (+ Touch Tour), 23 Apr 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 23 Apr 7.45pm.
Captioned 21 Apr.
Post-show Discussion 13 Apr.

TICKETS: 01604 624811.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk

then Northern Stage Barras Bridge NE1 7PH 29 April-16 May 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm also 11 May 6pm (11, 12 May sold out) Mat Sat 2pm.
Audio-described 16 May 2pm (+ Touch Tour 12.30pm).
BSL Signed 15 May.
Captioned 14 May.
TICKETS: 0191 230 5151.
www.northernstage.co.uk

Runs 3hr One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 April.

Focuses on the melancholy figure at the centre.
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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 08:17 AM
Nottingham.

MERMAID
by Polly Teale..

Nottingham Playhouse Wellington Circus NG1 5AF To 21 March 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu 1.30pm Sat 2.30pm
Audio-described Sat 2.30pm.
BSL Signed Fri.
Captioned Thu 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 0115 941 9419.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Review: Alan Geary: 16th March 2015.

A deeply flawed come-down for Shared Experience.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 09:54 AM
Birmingham
HARVEY: Mary Chase
Birmingham Rep

Tickets: 0121 236 4455
Info: www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Runs: 2h 30, one interval, to 21 February

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 10 02 15

A heart-warming story, warmly told.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 12:44 PM
Bury St Edmunds/Colchester.

LIONBOY
from the novels by Zizou Corder adapted by Marcelo Dos Santos.

Theatre Royal 6 Westgate Street IP33 1QR To 13 February.
Tue-Fri 7.30pm Mat Wed & Thu 2pm.
TICKETS: 01284 769505.
www.theatreroyal.org

then Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate CO1 1PT 17-21 February 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 01206 573948.
www.mercurytheatre.co.uk
(followed by international tour.

Runs 2hr One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 10 February.

Animal magic in theatrical revival.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 12:36 AM
Newcastle-under-Lyme.

THE BORROWERS
by Mary Norton adapted by Theresa Heskins.

New Vic Theatre Etruria Road Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 0JG To 31 January 2015.
`0.30am 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 27-30 Jan (schools performances).
2.15pm 27, 29-31 Dec, 2, 3, 6, 10, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 31 Jan (Mon-Fri schools performances; Sat public performances).
7.30pm27, 29, 30 Dec, 2, 3, 9, 10, 15-17, 23, 24, 30, 31 Jan.
Audio-described 21 Jan 10.30am, 24 Jan 2.15pm.
Captioned 6 Jan 2.15pm, 10 Jan 2.15pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 01782 717962.
www.newvictheatre.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 December.

Humour, humanity and adventure add up to another distinctive New Vic show.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 07:35 PM
Cambridge/Bristol.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
by

Cambridge Junction Clifton Way CB1 7GX To 4 January.
11am 28, 29 Dec, 2-4 Jan.
3pm 27-30 Dec, 1-4 Jan.
7pm 30 Jan.
Relaxed Performance 28 Dec 11am.
TICKETS: 01223 511511.
www.junction.co.uk

then Tobacco Factory Theatre Raleigh Road Southville BS3 1TF 1-18 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm, 9, 16 July 1.30pm.
BSL Signed 13 July.
Relaxed Performance 7 July 1.30pm.
TICKETS: 0117 902 0344.
www.tobaccofactorytheatre.com

Runs 2hr One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 December.

Lively, playful and inventive.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 12:09 PM
Birmingham
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Birmingham Hippodrome

www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Runs: 2h 25m, one interval, till Sunday 1 February

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 23 12 14

Magical, fun-packed spectacular
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Posted by : al_geary on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 - 03:30 AM
Nottingham.

SNOW WHITE AD THE SEVEN DWARFS

Theatre Royal Theatre Square NG1 5ND To 11 January 2015.

1.30pm 9-12, 14, 16-18, 21, 24, 28, 31 Dec, 4, 7-9, 11 Jan.
2.30pm 13, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30 Dec, 2, 3, 10 Jan.
5.30pm 24, 31 Dec.
6pm 14, 21, 28 Dec, 4, 11 Jan.
7.15pm 9-13, 16-18, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30 Dec, 2, 3, 6-10 Jan.
Audio-described 14 Dec 1.30pm, 3 Jan 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 13 Dec 2.30pm, 16 Dec 1.30pm, 9 Jan 7.15pm.
Captioned 4 Jan 1.30pm.
Relaxed Performance 7 Jan 1.30pm.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 0115 989 5555.
www.trch.co.uk
Review: Alan Geary 7 December.

With reservations, this one gets the thumbs up.
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Posted by : al_geary on Monday, December 08, 2014 - 08:36 PM
Mansfield.
SLEEPING BEAUTY: Andrew Ryan.
Palace Theatre

Tkts 01623 633133 palacetheatre@mansfield.gov.uk.
Runs: 2h 5m: one interval: till 4th Jan.
Performance times: 10.30am some days till Christmas, 2.30pm most days, 7.00pm most days, 12pm and 4pm Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. No performances on Suns, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Signed Performances 12th Dec 7pm and 13th Dec 2.30pm.

Review: Alan Geary: 5th December 2014.

A fun-filled, spectacular and glamorous show.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 05, 2014 - 10:45 AM
Birmingham
THE BFG: Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood
Birmingham Rep

To 24 01 15
Tkts: 0121 236 4455
Runs: 1h 50m, one interval

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 02 12 14

Give yourself up to the magical world – often naughty but nice
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Posted by : Jen_Mitchell on Wednesday, December 03, 2014 - 01:45 AM
Nottingham.

SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Kenneth Alan Taylor.

Nottingham Playhouse Wellington Circus NG1 5AF To Saturday 17th January 2015.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat 2.30pm except 5, 6, 9, 12, 16 January 1.30 on 18 December
no performance 5, 12 Jan.
Audio-described 10 Dec 2.30pm, 12 Dec 7.30pm, 13 Dec 2.30pm, 17 Dec 7.30pm, 14th Jan 2.30pm, 15 Jan 7.30pm
BSL Signed 8 Dec 2.30pm, 9 Dec 7.30pm, 11 Dec 7.30pm.
Captioned 7th Jan 2.30pm, 8 Jan 7.30pm.
Relaxed performance 13 December 1.30pm.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval

TICKETS: 0115 941 9419.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Jen Mitchell 29 November.

Glitter, glitz and glamour: writer and director Kenneth Alan Taylor has another winner on his hands.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, December 01, 2014 - 03:27 PM
Northampton.

MERLIN
by Ella Hickson.

Royal and Derngate (Royal auditorium) Guildhall Road NN1 1DP To 4 January 2014.
10.30am 2-4, 9-12 Dec.
115pm 6 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 24, 26-28, 31 Dec, 3, 4 Jan.
2.15pm 2-5, 16-18, 22, 23, 29, 30 Dec, 2 Jan.
5.15pm 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 24, 26-28, 31 Dec, 3, 4 Jan.
7.15pm 5, 16-18, 22, 23, 29, 30 Dec, 2 Jan.
Audio-described 10 Dec 2.15pm, Captioned 29 Dec 7.15pm (+ Touch Tour).
BSL Signed 9 Dec 2.15pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 01604 624811.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 November.

Most gripping when most serious.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 06:17 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
LOVES LABOUR’S WON (MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING): William Shakespeare
RSC – Stratford upon Avon

www.rsc.org.uk
Runs: 2h 45m, one interval, till 14 March 2015

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 01 11 14

Well and happily won.
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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 08:34 PM
Nottingham.
REGENERATION: adapted by Nicholas Wright.
Theatre Royal

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 30m: one interval: till 18th October.
Performance times: 7.30pm, matinees 2.00pm Wed and 2.30pm Sat.
Review: Alan Geary: 14th October 2014.


Hugely rewarding and enriching at many levels.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 03:14 PM
OF MICE AND MEN: John Steinbeck
Birmingham Rep and The Touring Circuit
Runs: 2h 15m, one interval, to 01 11 14
The production will tour in 2015 - details tbc

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 14 10 14

A tale of bad times, that are still with us.
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Posted by : Jan_Pick on Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 12:06 PM
Birmingham
Play: For The Past 30 Years.
Six monologues researched and written by Naylah Ahmed, Stephanie Dale, Katy Knight, Stephanie Ridings, Hannah Silva and Polly Wright.
The Door: Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Tkts: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Runs: 1 h 30m: 9th – 11th October
Start: 8.00 p.m.
Review: Jan Pick: 9.10.14

Women at Work. - Stories that need to be told.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 09:33 PM
Birmingham
NOT I / FOOTFALLS / ROCKABY: Samuel Beckett

Runs: 55m, no interval
Birmingham Rep till 20 09 14

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 17 09 14

If you get chance to see this, run and buy your ticket now.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 12, 2014 - 11:52 AM
Birmingham
THE RUSSIAN SOCTOR: Andrew Dawson, Martin Lloyd-Evans

Birmingham Rep: The Door
Runs: 1h 25m, no interval, till 13 September
Tkts: 0121 236 4455
Info: Info@therussiandoctor.com

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 11 September 2014

Interesting, informative, moving, though a bit of distance to go.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:39 AM
Birmingham
RUDY’S RARE RECORDS: Danny Robins (Co-created by Danny Robins and Lenny Henry)

Birmingham Rep Theatre
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk / 0121 236 4455
Runs: 2h 40m, one interval, till 4 – 20 September 2014

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 09 09 14

A heart-warming party in Broad Street.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 05, 2014 - 08:40 PM
Birmingham
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR EX: You! And crafted by Tim Jefferies

Old Joint Stock Theatre
Runs: 2h, one interval, till 06 September

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 04 09 14

A neat dish of slices of life; enjoy
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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:34 AM
Nottingham.

MURDER WEAPON: Brian Clemens.

Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 0m: one interval: till 23rd August.
Performance times: 7.30pm weekdays, 5pm and 8pm Saturday (Matinee 2.00pm Weds).
Review: Alan Geary: 18th August 2014.


Nottingham’s Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season ends on a high.

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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, August 15, 2014 - 11:42 AM
Nottingham.

FATAL ENCOUNTER: Francis Durbridge.
Theatre Royal

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 15m: one interval: till 16th August.
Performance times: 7.30pm weekdays, 5pm and 8pm Saturday (Matinee 2.00pm Weds).
Review: Alan Geary: 11th August 2014.


Unapologetically entertaining.
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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, August 08, 2014 - 10:26 AM
Nottingham.

THE SHADOW OF THE GHOST: Chris Ponka and Nicolas Ridley.

Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 10m: one interval: till 9th August.
Performance times: 7.30pm weekdays, 5pm and 8pm Saturday (Matinee 2.00pm Weds).
Review: Alan Geary: 4th August 2014.


Has its moments but doesn’t quite come off.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 12:19 PM
Birmingham

AVENUE Q:
Book by Jeff Whitty.
Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx

The Old Joint Stock Musical Theatre Company:
Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham
12th - 22nd June 7:30pm Mat 21st -22nd 2:00 pm

Runs: 2hr 20m (one interval)
Review: Sam Chipman 13.06.2014

Too overwhelming for such a small venue - but still with laughs
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, June 09, 2014 - 02:53 PM
Newcastle-under-Lyme.

INHERIT THE WIND
by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E Lee.

New Victoria Theatre Etruria Road ST5 0JG To 14 June 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.15pm.
Audio-described 14 June 2.15pm.
Captioned 10 June.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 01782 717962.
www.newvictheatre.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 3 June.

A staging reflecting the community where a celebrated trial takes place.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 01:31 AM
Northampton/Oxford.

DEALER'S CHOICE
by Patrick Marber.

Royal & Derngate (Royal auditorium) Guildhall Road NN1 1DP To 14 June,
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 11 June, 12 June 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 12 June 7.45pm.
Post-show Discussion 2 June.
Captioned 10 June.
TICKETS: 01604 624811.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk

then Oxford Playhouse 11 Beaumont Street OX1 2LW 17-21 June 2014.
Tue-Thu; Sat 7.30pm Fri 8pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described Sat 2.30pm.
Captioned Wed.
Post-show Discussion Wed.
TICKETS: 01865 305305.
www.oxfordplayhouse.com

Runs 2hr 20min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 May.

Almost two decades on debut play still holds a strong hand.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 09:54 AM
Northampton/Wimbledon.

MOOMINSUMMER MADNESS
by Tove Jansson translated by Thomas Warburton adapted by Phil Porter lyrics by Ben Glasstone and Phil Porter music by Ben Glasstone..

Royal & Derngate (Underground) Guildhall Road NN1 1DP To 1 June.
11am 28, 29 May, 1 June.
2pm 28, 29, 31 May, 1 June.
6pm 30, 31 May.
TICKETS: 01604 624811.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk

then Polka Theatre 240 The Broadway Wimbledon SW19 1SB
11 June-16 August 2014.
11am 14, 21, 28 June, 23, 25, 26 July, 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16 Aug.
12pm 29 June, 5 July
2.30pm 14, 21, 28 June, 19, 22-26, 29 July-2 Aug, 5-7, 9, 12-14, 16 Aug.
3pm 29 June.
3.30pm 5 July.
BSL Signed 5 July 3.30pm.
Relaxed Performance 28 June 11am.
'All ages welcome' Performances 21 June 11am, 5 July 12pm, 23, 25, 26, 30 July, 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16 Aug 11am.
Post-show Discussion 26 July 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 020 8543 4888.
www.polkatheatre.com

Runs 1hr 30min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 May.

Gently delightful yet lively story from a Finnish centenary.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 12:37 PM
Norwich/Wolverhampton.

A JOURNEY ROUND MY SKULL
by Olivia Winteringham and Nick Walker.

Norwich Arts Centre 51 St Benedicts St, Norwich NR2 4PG 15 May.
10.30pm.
TICKETS: 01603 660352.
www.norwichartscentre.co.uk

then Arena Theatre Wulfruna Street WV1 1SE 22 May.
9pm (double-bill with Lady GoGo Goch at 7.30pm).
TICKETS: 01902 321321.
www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=38087

Runs 1hr.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 May at mac Birmingham.

From operating theatre to arts centre, and admirable exposition of an experience close to the core of human life.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, March 31, 2014 - 02:52 AM
Newcastle-under-Lyme/Oldham.

HOBSON’S CHOICE
by Harold Brighouse.

New Vic Theatre Etruria Road ST5 0JG To 12 April.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.15pm.
Audio-described 12 Apr 2.15pm
Captioned 8 Apr.
Post-show Discussion 8 Apr.
TICKETS: 01782 717962.
www.newvictheatre.org.uk

then Coliseum Theatre Fairbottom Street Oldham OL1 3SW 17 April-10 May 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm (no performance 21 Apr) Mat 26, 30 Apr, 10 May 2.30pm.
Audio-described 24 Apr.
BSL Signed 9 May.
Post-show Discussion 8 May.
TICKETS: 0161 624 2829.
www.coliseum.org.uk

Runs 3hr Two intervals.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 March.

Love among the cobblers lovingly revived.
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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, March 28, 2014 - 08:49 PM
Nottingham.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields.
Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Full information: Mischief Theatre
Runs: 2h 30m: one interval: till 29th March.
Review: Alan Geary: 24th March 2014.


Enormously funny – but over-done.
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THE THREEPENNY OPERA: Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
English Translation of the Dialogue: Robert David MacDonald
English Translation of the Lyrics: Jeremy Sams

Runs: Approx 2h 50m, one interval
Birmingham Rep to 12 04 14, then West Yorkshire Playhouse to 10 05 14

Review: Birmingham Rep, 27 March, Alexander Ray Edser

Rumbustious, truthful, flawed.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 02:35 AM
Bath/Halesworth.

THE BIG MEAL
by Dan LeFranc.

Ustinov Studio Sawclose BA1 1ET To 5 April.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 01225 448844.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk

then High Tide Festival Halesworth
The Cut (Main House) 8 New Cut IP19 8BY 10-19 April 2014.
10 Apr 8pm.
11 Apr 6pm.
12 Apr 1.30pm, 6.45pm.
13 Apr 3.30pm, 7.30pm.
16 Apr 7.30pm.
17 Apr 5.45pm.
18 Apr 2pm, 6.45pm.
19 Apr 1.30pm, 6.45pm.
TICKETS: 01603 598606.
www.hightide.org.uk

Runs 1hr 30min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 March.

Exhilarating, fast-moving and, ultimately, moving voyage through a family’s lives.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:59 AM
London/Northampton.

THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN
by Dan O’Brien.

Gate Theatre above The Prince Albert Pub 11 Pembridge Road Notting Hill W11 3HQ To 14 February.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 12 Feb 3pm.
TICKETS: 020 7229 0706.
www.gatetheatre.co.uk


@gatetheatre

then Royal & Derngate (Underground) Guildhall Road NN1 1DP 27 February-8 March 2014.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat & 6 March 2.45pm.
Post-show Discussion 3 March.
TICKETS: 01604 624811.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk

Runs: 1hr 30min No interval.
Review: Carole Woddis 21 January.

The bigger picture on war photography.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, May 10, 2013 - 05:07 PM
Colchester.

A PAGEANT
by Alan Ayckbourn.

Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate CO1 1PT In rep to 22 June 2013.
7.30pm 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18 May, 18, 29, 21 June.
2.30pm 11, 16 May, 22 June.
Audio-described 18 May.
Captioned 15 May.
Post-Show Discussion 15 May.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 01206 573948.
www.mercurytheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 May.

Fine display of comedy and vitriol.
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Posted by : Jan_Pick on Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 06:58 PM
Coventr/London.

SONS WITHOUT FATHERS
by Anton Chekhov new version by Helena Kaut-Howson.

Belgrade Theatre (B2) Belgrade Theatre (B2) Belgrade Square CV1 1GS To 4 May.
Tue-Sat 8pm Mat Sat & 1 May 2.45pm.
Audio-described 4 May 2.45pm.
Captioned 3 May.
Post-show Discussion 25 April.
TICKETS: 024 7655 3055.
www.belgrade.co.uk

then Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street E8 9DL 8 May-15 June 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre,com
Runs 3hr One interval.
Review: Jan Pick 16 April.

A Russian Dystopia.
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