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Category: Tours

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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.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 02:15 PM
Touring
SEQUINS ON MY BALCONY: by Yvette Cowles & Peta Lily
Rosemary Branch Theatre

2 Shepperton Road, London N1 3DT to 19 October 2014
Tour dates 9 November, Hoburne Bashley, New Milton; 1 December Beaufort Ladies Lunch, Newark; 31 January Newcastle; 21 March Cambridge. Details www.DanceYourselfHappy.com
Evenings 7.30pm Sun 5pm
Runs 1 hr No interval
TICKETS: 0207 704 6665
www.rosemarybranchtheatre.co,uk

Review: William Russell, 17 10 14

Smiling Through
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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 08:37 PM
Nottingham/Touring.
ANTIGONE adapted Roy Williams.
Nottingham Lakeside Arts

Tkts 0115 846 7777 www.lakesidearts.org.uk
Touring Details: www.pilot-theatre.com.
Runs: 1h 40m: no interval.
Review: Alan Geary: 13th October 2014.

Sophocles would have been better. Otherwise not bad.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 08:28 PM
Tour
BLOOD BROTHERS: Willy Russell
Birmingham Hippodrome 13 – 25 October
And Touring

Info and Tour Details: www.kenwright.com
Runs: 2h 55m, one interval.

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Hippodrome, 15 10 14

Nothing old-chestnut about this vigorous revival.
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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.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 12:28 AM
Tour.

IN TIME O’ STRIFE
by Joe Corrie adapted by Graham McLaren.

National Theatre Scotland Tour to 25 October 2014.
Runs 1hr 50min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 October at Oxford Playhouse.

Grim times, vibrant people, energetic and deeply-felt drama.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 07:46 PM
Tour
THE KITE RUNNER: Adapt, Matthew Spangler, based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini

Birmingham Rep till 04 10 then touring to 22 11 14
Runs: 2h 40m, one interval
A Nottingham Playhouse - Liverpool Everyman production

A most moving production, it goes straight to our hearts.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 09:56 AM
Chichester
Pitcairn: Richard Bean


Minerva Theatre,
Chichester Festival Theatre,
Oaklands Park
Chichester, West Sussex PO19 6AP

Mon-Sat 7.45; mats 2.45pm, Wed, Sat (exc mat on Thurs Sept 11, 2.45pm)
Audio described perfs: Fri Sept 12, 7.45pm; Sat Sept 13, 2.45pm.

Runs 2hrs 30mins incl 20 min interval
Runs at Chichester till Sept 20, then Shakespeare’s Globe, then touring.

TICKETS: 01243 781 312;
Concessions 16-25yr olds, £8.50 at all perfs

On-line: www.cft.org.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 6, 2014

Theatrical, demanding, theatrically demanding, and worth all you can give it.
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Posted by : al_geary on Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 05:22 PM
Nottingham and Touring.

THE KITE RUNNER: adapted by Matthew Spangler.
Nottingham Playhouse.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 55m: one interval.
Review: Alan Geary: 2nd September 2014.


Certainly one of the best Nottingham Playhouse productions of recent years.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 08:44 PM
London
AVENUE Q

Music & lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty

New Wimbledon Theatre, 93 The Broadway, London SW19 1QG to 30 August 2014
Wed & Thurs 7.30pm Fri 5pm and 8.30pm Sat 2.30pm and 7.30pm
New Alexandra Theatre, Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DS from 16 September to 20 September 2014
Same performance times
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval

TICKETS: Wimbledon 0844 871 7646
Birmingham 0844 871 3011
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 26 August

A Q to queue for!
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, August 01, 2014 - 12:25 AM
Tour.

MURDER ON AIR
by Agatha Christie.

Tour to 20 September 2014.
Runs 1hr 50min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 July at Milton Keynes Theatre.

Ingenuity of plot and creation of a sound-world impress.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:47 AM
Oxford/London/Richmond.

KING LEAR
by William Shakespeare.

Old Schools Quadrangle Bodleian Library Broad Street OX1 3BG To 3 August.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Sun 2.30pm.
Tickets: 01865 305305
www.oxfordplayhouse.com

then Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk SE1 9DT In rep 6-23 August.
2pm 7-9, 19, 23 Aug.
7.30pm 6, 9, 18, 20, 22 Aug (NB 6, 9 Aug sold out).
TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com

then Georgian Theatre Royal 27-30 August 2014.
7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2pm.
TICKETS: 01748 825252.
www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk

Runs 2hr 55min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 July.

Tragedy intensified through comic edge, up-close and personal.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 10:56 AM
WICKED: Music and Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz, Book: Winnie Holzman
Touring till 25 07 15

Information and Booking Arrangements: www.wickedtour.co.uk
Runs: 2h 45m, one interval.
Birmingham Hippodrome till 06 09 14

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Hippodrome, 10 07 14

Big, broad, beautiful.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, July 05, 2014 - 10:54 AM
THE RAPE OF LUCRECE: William Shakespeare
Runs: 1h 15, no interval
Tours at regular intervals (details
http://www.camilleosullivan.com)

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, RSC The Swan, 03 07 14

A rare theatrical tour de force
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 04, 2014 - 11:21 AM
SHOW BOAT: Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein based on the book by Edna Ferber
Cape Town Opera on Tour
Runs: 2h 45m, one interval. Touring UK till
Tour till 02 08 (Details below)

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Hippodrome 02 07 14

A marvellous cruise, as good as it gets.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 02, 2014 - 12:33 AM
Tour.

THE NOTEBOOK
conceived and devised by Forced Entertainment based on the book by Ágota Kristóf.

Tour to 1 November 2014.
Runs 2hr 10min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 June at Battersea Arts Centre.

High impact of highly-compacted drama.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, June 30, 2014 - 12:05 PM
London.

WAR CORRESPONDENTS
by Helen Chadwick.

Tour 10-25 October 2014.
Runs: 1hr 15min No interval.
Review: Carole Woddis 20 June at Skittle Alley Old Royal Naval College Greenwich.

Fine musical testament.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 12:27 PM
Tour.

TONIGHT AT 8.30
by Noel Coward.

Tour to 26 July 2014.
Runs 2hr 30min (‘Dinner’) One pause + one interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 June.

Adventurous programming but too often inert in practice.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:22 AM
Ghosts on film: national screening: June 26, 2014
Ghosts

Almeida Theatre production
Islington,
London N1 1TA

Runs: 90mins

Review by Carole Woddis of screening, June 16, 2014:

Building on recent initiatives to bridge the gap between cinema and theatre, Richard Eyre’s multi-award-winning filleted Ibsen now reaches the big screen.

Almeida's Ghosts is now on film. Catch it across the UK on June 26th. Carole Woddis reviews.

Filleting works on film.

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Posted by : Jan_Pick on Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 12:26 PM
Birmingham

New Alexandra Theatre
The Ambassador Theatre Group and Propeller in association with The Touring Partnership present:
The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
Runs: 2h, 15m: one interval: till 7th June 2014
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Runs: 2h 30m
Start: evenings: 7.30 pm
Tkts: 0844 871 3011 (bkg fee): www.atgtickets.com/birmingham
Review: Jan Pick
3rd and 4th June 2014

An OK Comedy and a beautiful Dream - two reviews from Jan Pick

Comedy of Errors. Shakespeare on a roll!
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 09:48 AM
Birmingham and Tour

Play: Circles by Rachel De-lahay
The Door: Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
Tkts: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Runs: 1 h 5m: one interval: 9th – 24th May and touring
Start: 8.00 p.m.
Review: Jan Pick: 15.5.14

Round and round the circle line.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 10:11 AM
UNDER MILK WOOD: Dylan Thomas
Clwyd Theatr Cymru on Tour
Runs: 2h 20m, one interval
Touring to 12 07 14: Info www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Rep, 02 06 14

A work of great beauty, beautifully done.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, May 30, 2014 - 10:26 AM
KHANDAN: Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti
Birmingham Rep (in association with the Royal Court Theatre)
Runs: 2h 15m, one interval

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 28 05 14

Engaging, but that’s as far as it goes.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 12:18 PM
ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS: Richard Bean, based on Carlo Goldoni
Songs by Grant Olding
NT on Tour, till 14 March 2015
Runs: 2h 30m, one interval
Tkts and Info: www.onemantwoguvnors.com

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Hippodrome, 28 05 14

A real treat
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 03:36 PM
Tour.

THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE
by Alan Ayckbourn.

Tour to 21 June 2014.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 May at Richmond Theatre.

Passion’s slaves and victims in revival with some fine performances.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 01:28 PM
Tour/London.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer,Henry Shields.

Tour to 12 July.

then Duchess Theatre 3-5 Catherine Street WC2B 5LA.
5 Sept-1 Feb 2015.
Wed-Sat & 23, 30 Dec 7.30pm Sun 7pm Mat Thu, Sat & 23, 30, 31 Dec 2.30pm, Sun 3pm.
no perf 25, 26 Dec, 1 Jan.

TICKETS: 0844 412 4659 (London performances).
www.theplaythatgoeswrong.com

Runs 1hr 5min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 May at Royal and Derngate (Royal auditorium).

Manifold mistakes of a night manifested with accomplishment.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 10:14 AM
DIAL M FOR MURDER: Frederick Knott
Touring
Runs: approx 2h 30m, one interval
Birmingham Rep, till 17 May, then onwards

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 13 May 2014

It still works well - and keeps you guessing.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 12:50 PM
Birmingham.

ROCK OF AGES
book by Chris D’Arienzo.

Tour to 22 November 2014.
Runs: 2hr 45min One interval.
Review: Sam Chipman 12 May at New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham.

A rock-roaring success despite a lukewarm plot.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, May 08, 2014 - 10:49 AM
Tour.

PYGMALION
by George Bernard Shaw.

Tour to 21 June 2014.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 May.

Revival only partly brings the play to life.
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Posted by : al_geary on Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - 09:54 AM
Nottingham/Touring.

THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE: Alan Ayckbourn.
Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Touring information: Theatre Royal Bath Productions.
Runs: 2h 25m: one interval: till 3rd May.
Review: Alan Geary: 28th April 2014.


Excellent entertainment, if only for the set.
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