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


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


Review: Rod Dungate, 19 June 2017

@Rod_Dungate

@ReviewsGate

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

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

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

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A play that leaves you anticipating the final whistle.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 05:28 PM
Touring
THE ADAMS FAMILY, THE MUSICAL. Marshall Brickmn, Rick Elice, Andrew Lippa
4 Star****
Touring till 4 November 2017

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

Review Rod Dungate Birmingham Hippodrome, 10 June 2017


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@ReviewsGate

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

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

A scintillating and tuneful evening
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 12:07 PM
London
SAND IN THE SANBDWICHES
by Hugh Whitemore.
4 Stars ****

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

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

Runs 2 hr One interval.

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

Tour tickets: www.sandinthesandwiches.com

Review: William Russell 31 May.

An evening of pleasures, poems and memories
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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, May 26, 2017 - 10:18 AM
Nottingham/Touring.

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


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


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

Young Vic until July 1

Three Hours, with one interval.

Review: Tom Aitken, 19 May 2017

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

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

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


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


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

Review: Rod Dungate 2o May, 2017

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

Birmingham Hippodrome to 20 May

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

Revie: Rod Dungate 16 May 2017, Birmingham Hippodrome

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@ReviewsGate

Life can be glamorous when it's a drag
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 03:55 PM
Touring
FUNNY GIRL: Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, Isobel Lennart
4Star*****


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

Revie: Rod Dungate, Birmingham Hippodrome, 12 May 2017

A 5 Star Central Performance
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Nottingham/Touring.

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME: Adapted by Simon Stephens.
5Stars*****


Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 30m: one interval: till 8th April.
Performance times: 7.30pm, matinees 2.00pm Wed and 2.30pm Sat.
Review: Alan Geary: 4th April 2017.


An outstanding theatrical experience.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 05:13 PM
London
THE WINTER’S TALE
By William Shakespeare
4Stars****


The Silk Street Theatre, the Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS to 22 April 2017. Then Bristol Old Vic 25-29 April 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.3opm. Mat Sat 2pm. No perf 17 April.
Livestream from the Barbican at 7.30 on 19 April www.cheekbyjowl.com/livestream

Runs 2hr 45 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7633 4141.
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: William Russell 6 April.

A stunning account of jealousy and possible redemption
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 10:31 AM
London.
GABRIEL
by Moira Buffini

3Stars***

Richmond Theatre and then on tour.

4-8 April, Liverpool Playhouse; 11-15 April, Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne; 19-22 April Theatre Clwyd; 24-29 April Theatre Royal, Windsor; 8-13 May, Greenwich Theatre; 15-20 May Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guilford.

TICKETS: www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 31 March.

The mystery man who fell to earth
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:47 AM
London.
Running Wild
by Michael Morpugo, adapted by Samuel Adamson
4Stars****
Hackney Empire, until 25 March (touring nationally until 10 June)

Runs 140 mins, including interval.

Theatrical magic
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Posted by : al_geary on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 09:53 AM
Nottingham/Touring.

ANITA AND ME: Adapted by Tanika Gupta.
4Stars****


Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 30m: one interval: till 18th March.
Performance times: 7.30pm, matinees 2.00pm Wed and 2.30pm Sat.
Review: Alan Geary: 14th March 2017.


Thought-provoking mix of comedy, crudity, tragedy and tenderness.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 12:13 PM
Birmingham
BILLY ELLIOT: Music Elton John, Book and Lyrics, Lee Hall.
5Star*****

Birmingham Hippodrome to 29 April

Tour to 17 June
Tickets (Hippodrome): 0844 338 5000
Info: www.birminghamhippodrome.com
Tour Dates and Tickets
billyelliotthemusical.com/tour-dates/

Revie: Alexander Ray Edser, 08 March 2017

A very special show indeed.
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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:08 PM
Nottingham/Touring.
THE WOMAN IN BLACK: Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt.
4Stars****


Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 10m: one interval: till 25th February.
Performance times: 7.30pm, matinees 2.00pm Wed and 2.30pm Sat.
Review: Alan Geary: 20th February 2017.

Cleverly crafted and fascinating meta-theatre. And it makes you scream.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 03:05 PM
London.
THE CRUCIBLE
By Arthur Miller
5Stars*****

Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch RM11 1QT to 11 March 2017 and then on tour.

Tour dates: www.selladoor.com
Mon – Sat 7.30pm. Mat Thu 23 Feb, 2 Mar & 9 Mar & Sat 11 Mar.
Runs 3 hr One interval.

TICKETS: www.queens-theatre.co.uk
01708 443333

A play for today as much as it was for the day when it was written.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 05:36 PM
Birmingham & Touring
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (ABRIDGED) Reed Mortin and Austin Tichenor
Reduced Shakespeare Company
3Star***

Birmingham Rep, to 15 02, Touring (UK and US) to 28 05

Runs: 2h, one interval
BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
www.reducedshakespeare.com/productions/william-shakespeares-long-lost-first-play-abridged/

Review Alexander Ray Edser, 14 02 17

Fresh, frolicking, fun
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, February 06, 2017 - 10:01 AM
London and touring
Henry V, by William Shakespeare (Additional words by AE Housman)
An Antic Disposition production
4Stars****


2 hours 15 minutes, including interval.
Tour details below

Review: Tom Aitken 3 February

A rewarding production
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 08:09 PM
Birmingham.
BROKEN BISCUITS: by Tom Wells
3 Stars ***

Birmingham Rep: The Door, to 3rd December 2016.

Runs: 1hour 20, no interval.
BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birminghamrep.co.uk
Review: Nigel Bellingham, 29/11/2016.

A feel-good treat
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 02:37 PM
Birmingham
SHAKESPEARE, HIS WIFE AND THE DOG: by Philip Whitchurch
4Star ****

Birmingham Rep: The Door, to 23rd November 2016 and Touring

Runs: 1 hour, no interval.
BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birminghamrep.co.uk
Review Nigel Bellingham, 21/11/2016

The course of true love never did run smooth
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 04:04 PM
Birmingham and Touring
Kiss me Kate: Book – Samuel & Bella Spewack/Music & Lyrics – Cole Porter
4Star****
Birmingham Hippodrome: 10th to 12th November


Runs: 3 hrs, one interval

Review Paul & David Gray 12 11 16

Big voices and big fun in timeless classic musical
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 02:19 PM
London and Tour
HARROGATE
by Al Smith
4 Stars ****

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, The Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS to 29 October 2016 and touring

Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat 27 & 29 October 3pm.
Runs 75 mins No interval.

Tour dates
1 November – Farnham Maltings; 2 November, artsdepot, London; 3 November, Harlow, Playhouse; 4 November, The North Wall, Oxford; 6 November, The Marlow Studio, Canterbury; 10 November, The Garage, Norwich; 11 November, Didcot Cornerstone; 14 November, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds; 16 November, Cambridge Junction.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: William Russell 24 October.

Challenging and ambiguous play about fathers and daughters
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 03:33 PM
Touring
FAGIN'S TWIST
Avant Garde Dane (Tony Adiguin)
4Star****

Touring till 28 October

Info: www.avantgardedance.com/works/fagins-twist/
Runs 1h 45m, on interval

Revie: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Hippodrome, 21 10 16

Political dance – hugely successful.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, October 21, 2016 - 11:07 AM
London and Tour
A Room with a View
Adapted from the novel by E.M. Forster by Simon Reade
3 Stars***

Richmond Theatre, London, to 22 10 16 and Tour

Runs 2hrs 35 with interval
Review: Tom Aitken, 20 October

Strong cast, but middling production
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 03:34 PM
London and Touring
When We Are Married
J.B. Priestley
4stars****

Rose Theatre, Kingston to 15 10 16, then West Yorkshire Playhouse, Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham, New Vic Theatre Newcastle-under-Lyme, Liverpool Playhouse, The Viaduct Halifax


Runs 150 minutes with interval
Review: Tom Aitken, 13 10 16

It still makes you laugh and it still makes you think.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 03:00 PM
Spymonkey relaunch their Complete Deaths show. ReviewsGate's Ian Spiby has a very different view of the show from Alexander Ray Edser who reviewed it on tour - here 6 October

Northamnpton and Tour
Spymonkey. The Complete Deaths
Adapted and directed by Tim Crouch
1 Star*

Royal and Derogate

19-21 Guildhall Road
Northampton
NN1 6DP

Runs: 2 hrs 25mins. 20 min interval

Box Office: 01604 624811
www.royalandderngate.co.uk

 
Review by: Ian Spiby. Perf seen October 17, 2016:

They want to disturb rather than please
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, October 07, 2016 - 11:55 AM
Touring
The Complete Deaths: Spymonkey
(All of Shakespeares On-Stage Deaths)
4Star****

Runs: 2h 10m, one interval
Warwick Arts Centre to 07 10 16 then touring

www.warwickartscentre.co.uk
Tkts: 024 7652 4524
www.spymonky.co.uk (Full Tour Details)

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Warwick Arts Centre, 06 10 16

Iconoclastic, anarchic, irreverent, and fun
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