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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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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 09:50 PM
London
HAMLET
by William Shakespeare
adapted by Kelly Hunter.

Park Theatre to 25 April then touring

90, Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP to 25 April 2016.
On tour – Clasicos en Alcala, Spain 10-11 June; Glebe Neuss, Germany 13-14 June; Kronberg Castle, Denmark 8-9 August. Part of the 400 centenary Shakespeare celebrations with support of English Touring Theatre and the Arts Council England.

Runs 1 hr 30 mins. No interval.
Further information: www.flutetheatre.co

Review: William Russell 24 April.

Six actors, a sofa and a drum kit.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, April 25, 2016 - 12:34 PM
Touring
Ex Cathedra
Shakespeare Odes:
Shakespeare Masque: music Sally Beamish, text Carol Ann Duffy
Garrick Ode: music Thomas Arne, Sally Beamish, text David Garrick

Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
Birmingham Town Hall, Sunday 24 April
(Performances to come in Hereford, Wolverhampton, London, Nottingham)
Info: excathedra.co.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 24 April, Birmingham Town Hall

Beautifully performed, a fitting Shakespeare celebration
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 01:51 PM
Tour
FOLK: Tom Wells
Birmingham Rep, Hull Truck, Watford Palace (Touring)

Runs: 90 m, no interval

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 23 04 16

Heartwarming glimpse of humanity
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 05:55 PM
Birmingham and Touring
The Chairs: Eugene Ionesco, translation Martin Crimp
Extant, at mac, and touring to 29 April

Runs: 1h 35m, no interval
Info: www.extant.org.uk

Review, Alexander Ray Edser, mac Birmingham, 13 April.

Packs a punch as powerful as ever
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 12:51 PM
London
I CAPULETTI E I MONTECCHI
Music byVincenzo Bellini
Libretto by Felice Romani.

Touring till 5 May (details below)


Carousel
71 Blandford Street, London W1U 8AB - 3O March 2016. Tour dates follow at end.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: www.popupopera.co.uk
Review: William Russell 30 March.


Pop Up Opera changes direction and goes tragic.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 09:14 PM
London.
COMEBACK SPECIAL
by Greg Wohead.

ShoreditchTown Hall, to 26 March, then tour
38 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT to 26 March 2016 and on tour.
7.30pm
1 hr 15mins No interval.
Tour dates – 8pm 10 May, South Street Arts Centre Reading; 12 & 13 May, Mayfest, Bristol Old Vic Studio; 15 May 5.30pm Brighton Dome Corn Exchange, Brighton.

TICKETS: www.shoreditchtownhall.com
www.readingarts.com
www.mayfestbristo.com
www.brightonfestival.com
Review: William Russell 24 March.

The delightful ultimate tribute to the King.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 25, 2016 - 09:40 PM
Birmingham and Touring
Birmingham Rep in association with Ramps on the Moon
THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR: Nikolai Gogol, adapted by David Harrower
Birmingham Rep to 26 March then touring

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

Touring to 25 June
Info: www.rampsonthemoon.co.uk

Runs 2h 40m, one interval
Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Rep, 25 March 2016

Creatively delicious
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Posted by : al_geary on Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 11:25 AM
Nottingham/Touring.

SHAFTED: John Godber.
Nottingham Lakeside Arts: Tkts 0115 846 7777 www.lakesidearts.org.uk
Run: 1h 35m: one interval: till Saturday, 19th March.
Review: Alan Geary: 14th March 2016.


Mostly one-sided agitprop about the miners’ strike.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, March 07, 2016 - 09:25 PM
Tour
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE: Gioacchino Rossini, English trans Kelley Rourke
WNO

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

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 20 11 15, Birmingham Hippodrome

An energetic and witty barber in an energetic and witty BARBER

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Posted by : al_geary on Saturday, March 05, 2016 - 09:01 AM
Nottingham/Touring.

Tour
OF MICE AND MEN: John Steinbeck.

Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 10m: one interval: till 5th March.
Performance times: 7.30pm, (Matinees 2.00pm Weds and 2.30pm Sat).
Review: Alan Geary: 1st March 2016.


An epic tragedy.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 09:14 PM
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: William Shakespeare
RSC: The RST

Runs: 2h 45m, one interval, Stratford Upon Avon and touring
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 27 02 16

Strong, witty, lapses in consistency
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, February 26, 2016 - 02:31 PM
Tour.

AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by J B Priestley.

Tour to 21 May 2016.
Runs 1hr 50min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 February.

Theatre of blood and fire.
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Posted by : al_geary on Monday, February 15, 2016 - 11:14 AM
Nottingham/Touring.

JANE EYRE: Devised by the company.
Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 3h 15m: one interval: till 13th February, Nottingham, and touring.
Performance times: 7.00pm, (Matinees 1.30pm Thurs and Sat).
Review: Alan Geary: 10th February 2016.


A remarkable production.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 08:59 AM
Birmingham
Matthew Bourne’s SLEEPING BEAUTY
Birmingham Hippodrome

To 13 February 2016
Runs: 2h 15m, one interval
Tickets: 0844 338 5000
Info: www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 09 02 16

A terrific Sleeping Beauty from the Twilight Zone
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 12:24 PM
Birmingham / Manchester
MACBETH: William Shakespeare
Birmingham Rep, to 30 January
0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Then HOME, Manchester 2-6 February

A Birmingham Rep, Young Vic, HOME Production

Runs 2h 05m, no interval.
Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Rep, 27 January 2016

A big rumbling production, full of foreboding.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 06:27 PM
Tour.

SNOW CHILD
by Emma Reeves inspired by Arthur Ransome’s adaptation of The Little Daughter of the Snow.

Tour to 5 March 2016.
Runs: 1hr.
Review: Carole Woddis 16 January at Lyric Studio Hammersmith.

Happily joyful, with surprises in surprising places
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, November 16, 2015 - 12:46 PM
Tour.

HE WORE A RED HAT
by Jack McNamara.

Tour to 20 December 2015.
Runs 2hr One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 November at Gretton Village Hall.

A ‘Festive Noir’ that’s more noir than festive.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 09:10 AM
Tour.

REBECCA
by Daphne du Maurier adapted by Emma Rice.

Tour to 5 December 2015.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 November at Royal & Derngate (Derngate auditorium) Northampton.

Imaginatively turns the solo experience of reading into communal spectating.
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