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Category: Tours

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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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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 02:42 PM
London
Relatively Speaking
Alan Aykbourn
3Star***

Richmond Theatre, London, to 08 10 16, then touring (see below)

Runs 1hr 35 with int<berval
Review: Tom Aitken, 4 October 2016

Funny, well played, but getting on in years

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 09:59 AM
London and Touring
A Tale of Two Cities
Adapted by Mike Poulton from the novel by Charles Dickens
4Star****

Richmond Theatre until 1 October, thereafter touring

Runs 2hrs 35 with interval
TICKETS 0844 871 7651
www.atgtickets.com/richmond

Review: Tom Aitken, 28 September 2016

Dickens would have been pleased.
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Posted by : al_geary on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 07:40 PM
Nottingham/Touring.
THE FULL MONTY: Simon Beaufoy.
4Star****

Theatre Royal

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 30m: one interval: till 1st October.
Performance times: 7.30pm (matinées Weds 2pm, Sat 2.30pm).
Review: Alan Geary: 26th September 2016.

Highly entertaining, exhilarating, yet slightly irritating stuff.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 08:23 PM
Birmingham and Touring
DEAD SHEEP: Jonathan Maitland
5Star*****

Birmingham Rep Main House to Sat 1 October

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

Tour finishes Sat 03 12 16
Full details: www.deadsheepontour.co.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 26 09 16

Totally absorbing drama
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 08:56 AM
Hornchurch & Ipswich
MADE IN DAGENHAM
Book by Richard Bean, Music by David Arnold, Lyrics by Richard Thomas.
4Star****

Runs to 18 Oct

Queen’s Theatre
Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT to 17 September2016.
Mon-Wed 7.30pm Thu-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 2.30pm
Runs 2hr 10 mins One interval.
Then at
New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich 1P1 2AS from 21 Sept to 18 Oct.

TICKETS: Hornchurch – 01708 443333
www.boxoffice@queens_theatre.co,uk
Ipswich: 01473 295900
www.wolseytheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 30 August.

Dazzlingly good revival goes on the road
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 05, 2016 - 05:27 PM
Richmond
PRESENT LAUGHTER
by Noel Coward
4 Stars ****

Richmond Theatre To 6 August (and touring)

The Green, Richmond
Richmond TW9 1QJ
Fri-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 20 minutes One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 0208 871 7651
atgtickets.com/richmond


Review: Tom Aitken August 5.

Comedy or Tragicomedy? Strong performances.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 12:20 PM
London
THE UNPARALLELED ADVENTURE OF ONE HANS PFAALL
by Edgar Allan Poe
4 Stars ****

Putney Arts Centre To 23 July then on Tour

Ravenna Road, London SW15 6AW to 23 July and then on tour.
Runs 80 mins No interval.
Tour dates
25 September - Guildhall Art Centre, Grantham
01476 406158
www.guildhallartscentre.com
7 October -The Poly, 24 Church Street, Falmouth.
01326 319461
www.thepoly.org
14-15 October - Mercury Theatre, Colchester
01206 573948
www.mercurytheatre.co.uk
28 October - The Spring Arts Heritage Centre, Havan023 9247 2700
www.thespring.co.uk

Review: William Russell 23 July

Magical tale of a man who went to the moon
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 04:06 PM
Birmingham and Stockton
FURIOUS FOLLY, Mark Anderson
5Star *****

Birmingham followed by Stockton

Ends: Approx 23:15
Free admission, but tickets must be booked
Info and tickets: www.1418now.org.uk/commissions/furious-f

Incredibly powerful evocation, commemoration and provocation
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:47 PM
Birmingham
MAMMA MIA: Music and Lyrics Benny Andersson Bjorn Ulvaeus, Book Catherine Johnson
Four Stars ****

Birmingham Hippodrome and Tour

Runs: 2h 40m, one interval
Tickets (Hippodrome): 0844 338 5000
Info: www.birminghamhippodrome.com
At the Hippodrome to 03 September 2016
Touring well into 2017
Info at: www.mamma-mia.com/uk-tour/

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 29 June 2016

It will make you feel so much better
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Posted by : al_geary on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 03:43 PM
Nottingham/Touring.

THE JAMES PLAYS: Rona Munro.

Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Run: James I 2h 30m, James II 2h30m, James III 2h 40m: each play has one interval: till 12th June.
Performance times: 11.00am, 3.00pm and 7.30pm.
Review: Alan Geary: 11th June 2016.


Compelling stuff, with some fine acting
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 03:28 PM
Tour
Cavaleria Rusticana (Mascagni), Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)
WNO, on Tour

Runs: 3h 10m, one interval

Review: David & Paul Gray, Birmingham Hippodrome, 10 June 2016

Early operatic realism with superb singing all round.
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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, June 10, 2016 - 10:29 AM
Mansfield/Touring.

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY: Harold Pinter.

Palace Theatre Mansfield.
Touring: info The London Classic Theatre www.londonclassictheatre.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 20m: one interval.
Review: Alan Geary: 7th June 2016.


LCT are on top form with this one.
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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, May 13, 2016 - 04:21 PM
Nottingham/Touring.

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S: Truman Capote (adapted Richard Greenberg).
Theatre Royal

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 20m: one interval: till 14th May.
Performance times: 7.30pm, (Matinees 2.00pm Weds and 2.30pm Sat).
Touring beyond Nottingham

Review: Alan Geary: 10th May 2016.

A treat of a play – but read the book.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, May 09, 2016 - 05:55 PM
London and Touring
The Diary of a Hounslow Girl
By Ambreen Razia

OvalHouse to May 6, then touring

52-54 Kennington Oval,
London SE11 55W

7.30pm

Runs: 80mins without interval.

TICKETS: 020 7582 7680
On-line: www.ovalhouse.com

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 6, 2016:

Apt, timely, and sometimes hair-raising
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Posted by : al_geary on Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 08:45 PM
Nottingham.
THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR: Nikolai Gogol (adapted David Harrower).
Nottingham Playhouse and tour

www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 35m: one interval: till 14th May.
Performance times: 7.45pm(matinees 2.30pm Sat 7th, 1.30pm Thurs 12th)
Review: Alan Geary: 5th May 2016.

A marvel of a production
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 11:37 AM
Birmingham and Touring
Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (NDT2)
Birmingham Hippodrome

May 4 and 5, Part of Birmingham International Dance Festival, also touring
Runs: 2h 10m, two intervals
Tickets (Hippodrome): 0844 338 5000
Info: www.birminghamhippodrome.com

NDT2 tour information:
http://www.ndt.nl/en/tickets/performances.html

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 4 May 2016

Marvellous company, marvellous dance, marvellous evening.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 03:04 PM
Birmingham ad Touring
FLARE PATH: Terence Rattigan
The Original Theatre Company and Birdsong Productions
Birmingham Rep to 30 April

Touring
Runs: 2h 25m, one interval.
Info: www.flarepaththetour.com
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Bham Rep, 25 04 16

A powerful drama is a powerful dram
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