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Category: Tours

The news items published under this category are as follows.
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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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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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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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, October 23, 2015 - 02:03 AM
Tour.

WAITING FOR GODOT
by Samuel Beckett.

Tour to 28 November 2015.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.
Review: Alan Geary 20 October at Palace TheatreMansfield.

A fine production from an outstanding company.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 05:15 PM
Watford/Tour/London.

JANE WENHAM: THE WITCH OF WALKERN
by Rebecca Lemkiewicz.

Palace Theatre 20 Clarendon Road WD17 1JZ To 3 October.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 01923 225671.
www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

then Tour 6 October-14 November 2015.

then Arcola Theatre (Studio 1) 24 Ashwin Street Dalston E8 3DL 5-30 January 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com

Runs: 2hr 25min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 September.

Rewarding investigation of witchcraft allegations.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, October 09, 2015 - 12:52 PM
Tour.

THE WINTER’S TALE
by William Shakespeare.

Tour to 28 November 2015.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 October at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.

Gravely purposeful chronicle of wasted time.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, October 09, 2015 - 11:41 AM
London
THE GREAT GATSBY to 10 October and on tour.
by F Scott Fitzgerald
adapted by Stephen Sharkey.

Greenwich Theatre

Croom Hill, London SE10 8ES
To 10 October. Tour dates at end of cast list.
Wed-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 2.3opm.
Runs 2hr 5 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8858 7755.
www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk
Review: William Russell 6 October.

Polished performances by a versatile cast.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, October 01, 2015 - 05:08 PM
Tour
DOG IN A SUITCASE: Carl Grose
Birmingham Rep and tour

0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
www.kneehigh.co.uk
Runs: 2h 35m; Rep to and Touring

Review: 30 September 2015, Alexander Ray Edser

Despite bright spots, a bit of a disappointment
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 03:02 PM
Tour.

HANDBAGGED
by Moira Buffini.

Tour to 5 December 2015.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 September at Oxford Playhouse.

Arms and the women show character strength more than political fallout.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 02:38 PM
London/Tour.

EVENTIDE
by Barney Norris.

Arcola Theatre (Studio 2) 24 Ashwin Street Dalston E8 3DL To 17 October.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
(Tuesdays – `Pay what you can'; from 6pm, subject to availability.)

then Tour 22 Oct-14 Nov 2015.

Runs 1hr 45min One interval.
Review: Carole Woddis 28 September.

Moving moments amid cluttered speeches.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, September 21, 2015 - 11:07 AM
Northampton/Tour.

BRAVE NEW WORLD
by Aldous Huxley adapted by Dawn King.

Tour to 5 December 2015.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden at Royal & Derngate (Royal auditorium) Northampton.

Alpha production values with beta-plus performances.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 10:48 PM
Tour.

FLARE PATH
by Terence Rattigan.

Tour to 28 November 2015.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 September at Richmond Theatre.

Revival of wartime success shows its quality, with many high-quality performances.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 09:59 AM
Edinburgh.

NORTHERN STAGE AT SUMMERHALL – 2015.

From the shattering to the blindingly obvious in this year’s Northern Stage offerings.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 01:22 AM
Tour.

LUNGS
by Duncan Macmillan.

Tour to 18 October 2015.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 August at Summerhall Edinburgh.

Another brilliant thing from playwright Macmillan.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, July 27, 2015 - 09:23 AM
Tour.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by William Shakespeare.

Tour to 26 September 2015.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 July at.Old Schools Quadrangle Bodleian Library Catte Street Oxford OX1 3BG.

A Much Ado with many qualities.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, July 27, 2015 - 12:29 AM
Chichester.

MACK & MABEL
book by Michael Stewart revised by Francine Pascal music and lyrics by Jerry Herman.

Chichester Festival Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 5 September.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 30 Jul, 5, 13, 19, 27 Aug, 2 Sept 2.30pm.
Audio-described 7 Aug, 8 Aug 2.30pm, 28 Aug, 29 Aug 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 13 Aug 7.30pm.
Captioned 5 Sept 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk

then Tour 1 Oct-6 Dec 2015.

Runs 2hr 40min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 July.

It’s not the factual truth, it leaves areas of its story unexplored but it’s not to be missed.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, July 17, 2015 - 12:37 PM
Tour.

MRS WARREN’S PROFESSION
by George Bernard Shaw.

Tour to 1 August 2015.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 July at Oxford Playhouse.

Pleasant revival of ‘Play Unpleasant’.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 10, 2015 - 06:11 PM
Birmingham and Tour
BARNUM: Cy Coleman, Michael Stewart, Mark Bramble
Birmingham Hippodrome

7 July – 1 August 2015 and touring
Runs: 2h 15m, one interval
Tickets: 0844 338 5000
Info: www.birminghamhippodrome.com
Full tour info: www.barnummusical.com/

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 09 07 15

Give yourself a treat.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 02:56 PM
Touring
OKLAHOMA! Rogers and Hammerstein
Birmingham Hippodrome: 30.06 – 04.07, and touring

Runs: 2h 45m, one interval
Info: www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 01 07 15

Great classic musical, greatly performed.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, June 08, 2015 - 12:59 PM
Tour.

UNFORGETTABLE
by Tim Elgood.

Tour To 14 June 2015.
Runs 2hr One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 June at The Castle Wellingborough.

Dramatic structure and stage design intensify skilfully performed reality.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 02:23 PM
Tour.

ABSENT FRIENDS
by Alan Ayckbourn.

Tour to 18 July 2016.
Runs 2hr One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 3 June at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.

Mirth amid misery evoked from this mid-70s Ayckbourn stable.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 01:51 AM
Tour.

EVERY BRILLIANT THING
by Duncan Macmillan and Jimmy Donohoe.

Tour to 27 June 2015.
Runs 1hr 10min (approx).
Review Timothy Ramsden 18 May at The North Wall Oxford.

Depressive’s story that’s anything but depressing.
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Posted by : al_geary on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 11:02 PM
Tour.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Oscar Wilde.

Tour to 20 June 2015.
Runs 2hr 30min Two intervals.
Review: Alan Geary: 13 May at Theatre Royal Nottingham.

A commendably straightforward production that excels.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 02:56 AM
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by W. S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan.

Tour to 28 June 2015.
Richmond Theatre, Little Green, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1QJ to 18 April 2015.
Fri & Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 5 min One interval.

A delightful Men Only evening.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 12:52 AM
Tour.

SPAMALOT
book by Eric Idle music by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.

Tour to 27 June 2015.
Runs 2hr One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 April at Waterside Theatre Aylesbury.

Something not so completely different.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 10, 2015 - 10:50 AM
Tour.

THE ABSENCE OF WAR
by David Hare.

Tour to 9 May 2015.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 8 April at Oxford Playhouse.

Tragedy of a good man in politics well revived.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 08, 2015 - 05:12 PM
Tour.

A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS
by Thomas Middleton edited by Sean Foley and Phil Porter.

Tour to 9 May 2015.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 April at Theatre Royal Bath.

Classily acted sometimes cluttered adaptation.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 10:56 AM
Tour
SHREK The Musical1: Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire; Music: Jeanine Tesori

Tour till: 02 February 2016
Info: shrekthemusical.co.uk/tour-dates/Birmingham Hippodrome till Sunday 26 April
Info: www.birminghamhippodrome.com
Runs: 2h 35m, one interval

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Hippodrome 01 14 15

Delicious and delightful, sparkles like a diamond
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 05:03 PM
Touring
BEAUTIFUL THING: Jonathan Harvey
Runs: 2h 15m, one interval.
Touring till 15 July

Info: www.beautthing.com
Birmingham Hippodrome till 11 April
Info: www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 31 03 15

Touching, feel-good, still relevant
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 02:16 PM
Tour.

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by Simon Stephens based on the novel by Mark Haddon.

Tour to 21 November 2015.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 March at the Royal & Derngate (Derngate auditorium) Northampton.

Local author made very good indeed.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 09:52 AM
Tour.

MY FRIEND MOLE
by Xana Marwick.

Birdsnest Theatre Tour to 31 May 2015.
Runs 30min + activities.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 March at Z-arts Manchester.

A Mole hole containing a mountain of skill and interest.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 20, 2015 - 12:45 PM
Tour
TOP HAT: Music and Lyrics, Irving Berlin

Runs: 2h 50m, one interval
Birmingham Hippodrome till 21 March and on tour
Tour information – to 2016; www.tophatonstage.com

Review: Alexander Ray Edser
Birmingham Hippodrome, 18 03 15

One of the most gorgeous shows I’ve seen in ages
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 04:51 PM
Birmingham and Tour
JEEVES & WOOSTER IN PERFECT NONSENSE: The Goodale Brothers (based on PG Woodhouse)
Runs: 2h 15m, one interval
Birmingham Rep 9 - 14 March: 0121 236 4455

www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
And touring

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 11 03 15

Lots of laughs – but is it enough?
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 03:17 PM
Tour/London.

CROUCH, TOUCH, PAUSE, ENGAGE
by Robin Soans.

Out of Joint/National Theatre Wales/Arcola Theatre Tour to 20 June 2015.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 March.

Fact, feeling and theme strongly united.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 12:54 PM
Tour.

EMERGENCY STORY PENGUIN
by John Hunter.

Dep Arts and Slung Low Tour to 26 April 2015.
Runs 1hr No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden at Z-arts Manchester.

Underwater, over ice: a world of adventure for children.
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Posted by : al_geary on Monday, March 09, 2015 - 02:23 PM
Nottingham/Touring.

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Arthur Miller.
Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Touring Information: Touring Consortium Theatre Company.

Runs: 2h 15m: one interval: till 7th March.
Performance times: 7.30pm, (Matinees 2.00pm Thurs and 2.30pm Sat).
Review: Alan Geary: 4th March 2015.

Miller near his best; and a production that does it justice.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 06:45 PM
Exeter/Shrewsbury.

MILKED
by Simon Longman.

Bike Shed Theatre 162-163 Fore Street EX4 3AT 9-14 March.
7.30pm Mat Sat 2pm.
Post-show Discussion 12 Mar.
TICKETS: 01392 434169.
www.bikeshedtheatre.co.uk

then Theatre Severn (Walker Theatre) Frankwell Quay SY3 8FT 17-18 March 2015.
7.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 17 Mar.
TICKETS: 01743 281281.
www.theatresevern.co.uk

Runs 1hr 10min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 March at Soho Theatre Upstairs London.

Pint-sized comedy with litres of wit.
455 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 12:33 PM
Tour.

ARCADIA
by Tom Stoppard.

English Touring Theatre Tour to 18 April 2015.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 March at Waterside Theatre Aylesbury.

Et in arcadia ego. Not.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 09:03 AM
Tour.

THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS
adapted by Angus Jackson from the book by John Boyne.

Tour to 27 June 2015.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 3 March.

Whatever the limits, a well-told story that creates the atmosphere of its period, and not a simple re-run of the film.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 07:39 AM
Tour.

I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS
by Michael Morpurgo adapted by Daniel Jamieson.

Theatre Alibi Tour to 9 May 2015.
Runs 1hr No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 February at The Lowry Salford.

Swims with the tide and treads water elegantly.
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Posted by : al_geary on Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 12:40 AM
Exeter/Canterbury/Leicester.

INSIDE OUT OF MIND
by Tanya Myers.

Northcott Theatre Stocker Road EX4 4QB 17-20 March.
10am 17 Mar.
2.30pm 17-19 Mar.
7.30pm 17, 20 March.
BSL Signed 20 March.
TICKETS: 01392 493493
www.exeternorthcott.co.uk
(Daytime 'NHS Priority' performances bookable only by 'phone).

then Gulbenkian Theatre University of Kent CT2 7NB 3-6 March.
10am 3 Mar.
2.30pm 3-5 Mar.
7.30pm 3, 6 Mar.
BSL Signed Fri 7.30pm.
TICKETS: 01227 769075
www.thegulbenkian.co.uk
(Daytime 'NHS Priority' performances bookable only by 'phone.)

then Curve 60 Rutland Street LE1 1SB 24-27 March 2015.
10am 25, 27 Mar.
2.30pm 25, 26 Mar.
7.45pm 24, 26 Mar.
BSL Signed 26 Mar 7.45pm.
TICKETS: 0116 242 3595.
www.curveonline.co.uk
( Daytime performances bookable only by 'phone.)

Runs 1hr 55min One interval.
Review: Alan Geary: 24 February at Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham.

Heavy-handed agitprop blended with some elements of a play.
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Posted by : al_geary on Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 12:08 AM
Tour.

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
by Richard Bean based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni.

National Theatre tour to 21 March 2015.
Runs: 2hr 30min One interval.
Review: Alan Geary 27 January at Theatre Royal Nottingham.

Everything we already know about the sparkle of this National Theatre production is still on offer. It’s remarkable.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 04:24 PM
PETER PAN GOES WRONG: based on J M Barrie
Runs 2h 15, one interval
Birmingham Rep till 01 02 15; on tour till 11 July
Information: www.mischieftheatre.co.uk/upcoming-shows/

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Rep, 27 01 15

Let’s face it – this is silly. Very, very silly.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 12:17 PM
FLEABAG: Phoebe Waller-Bridge
On Tour - To 07 March

Info: www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/fleabag-2015-tour
Runs: 1h 5m, no interval


Review: Alexander Ray Edser; Birmingham Rep, 14 01 15

One hell of a journey! Exhilarating.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 - 12:52 AM
Ipswich.

ROSIE’S MAGIC HORSE
adapted from the book by Russell Hoban and illustrated by Quentin Blake book by Ollie Fielding music and lyrics by John Chambers.
Peaceful Lion Productions Tour to 14 March 2015.
Runs 45min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 December at Southwark Playhouse (The Large).

Fresh, inventive company takes flight.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, December 26, 2014 - 01:01 PM
London/Tour.

THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN
by Tim Webb.

Oily Cart Theatre Royal Festival Hall (Blue Room, Spirit Level) Belvedere Road SE1 8XX To 4 January.
11am & 2pm no performance 1 Jan.
sold out 2pm 27 Dec, 11am 30 Dec, 3 Jan.
TICKETS: 0844 875 0073 (transaction fee £2.75)
www.southbankcentre.co.uk (transaction fee £1.75).

then Tour to 14 February 2015.
Runs 1hr No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 December.

Always encouraging, ever entertaining, Oily Cart once again explores childhood experience with great sensitivity.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 01:40 AM
Sheffield/Tour.

ANYTHING GOES
music and lyrics by Cole Porter original book by P G Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse new book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman.


Tour to 5 September 2015.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 December.

A smooth, classy journey.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 11:48 AM
Tour
THE JERSEY BOYS: Book Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Music, Bob Gaudio; Lyrics, Bob Crewe.
Touring till 15 August
Info: www.jerseyboysuktour.com
New Alexandra, Birmingham: Runs 2h 45m, one interval, till Sunday 05 January 2015


Review: Alexander Ray Edser, New Alexandra, 10 December 2014

A riveting, high-energy show
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 09:21 AM
Tour/London.

ANTIGONE
by Roy Williams.

Pilot Theatre Tour to 29 November 2014.

then Theatre Royal Stratford East Gerry Raffles Square E15 1BN 19 February-14 March 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm no performance 24 Feb Mat Wed 2pm Sat 3pm.
TICKETS: 020 8534 0310
www.stratfordeast.com

Runs 1hr 40min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 November at Watford Palace Theatre.

More likely to have Sophocles sitting-up, rather than turning, in his grave.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 11:23 AM
Birmingham and London
SOLOMON AND MARION: Lara Foot
Birmingham Rep, Baxter Theatre, Print Room
Birmingham Rep: 16 Oct – 1 November
The Print Room: 4 - 29 Nov


Review: Birmingham Rep 22 10 14, Alexander Ray Edser

A moving story, beautifully told.

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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 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.
507 more words
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.
595 more words
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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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.
496 more words
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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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 11:50 PM
Tour.

SPRING AWAKENING
by Frank Wedekind new version by Anya Reiss.

Tour to 31 May 2014.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 April.

Inventive yet true to the feelings it portrays.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 11:02 AM
20th CENTURY BOY: Featuring the music of Marc Bolan
Birmingham New Alexandra to 3rd May
Touring
Info: /www.20thcenturyboythemusical.co.uk/Runs: approx 2h 50, one interval

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, New Alexandra, 28 04 14

Lively, committed and great music.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:27 PM
London/Tour.

RUBBISH
by Theatre-Rites.

South Bank Centre (Purcell Room) To 21 April.
Wed-Sat; Mon 12pm & 3pm.
TICKETS: 0844 847 9910.
www.southbankcentre.co.uk

then Tour to 1 June 2014.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 April.

No throwaway lines in ecologically inventive show.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 08:21 PM
REFUGEE BOY: adapted by Lemn Sissy from the novel by Benjamin Zephaniah
Runs: Birmingham Rep to 12 04: Touring
No interval

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Bham Rep

Engaging and humane, open your heart to it.
337 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 - 02:44 AM
London/Tour.

PESTS
by Vivienne Franzmann.

Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Upstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 3 May.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat & Thu from 24 April 3pm.
Captioned 29 April.
Runs: 1hr 40min No interval.
then Tour to 14 June 2014.

TICKETS 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 5 April 5.

The tough life of sisters remorselessly exposed.
524 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 04, 2014 - 11:38 AM
Tour.

THIS MAY HURT A BIT
by Stella Feehily.

Tour to 21 June 2014.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 March at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.

Forceful if fitful dramatic diagnosis of Health Service under pressure.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 10:25 AM
AWAY FROM HOME to 28 March

AWAY FROM HOME
by Rob Ward and Martin Jameson

Jermyn Street Theatre, 16b Jermyn Street, London SW1 6ST to 28 March 2014 and then on tour.
Runs 1hr 15 mins

TICKETS: 0207 287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk (London performances.)

Review: William Russell 13 March

Pretty Boy
616 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 21, 2014 - 03:04 PM
Tour
BIRDSONG: Adapted by Rachel Wagstaff from the novel by Sebastian Faulks
On Tour
Runs: 2h 40m, one interval

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Rep, 18 03 14

A sadly missed opportunity
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 01:31 PM
Tour,

THE TWO WORLDS OF CHARLIE F
by Owen Sheers based on a concept by Alice Driver.

Tour to 14 June 2014.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 March.

Oh, what an unlovely war.
692 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 08:41 PM
Touring
LET IT BE: Music & lyrics written by Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Phil Medley & Bert Russell

www.letitbelondon.com
TICKETS: 0844 871 3011

Runs: approx 2hr 30m, one interval. On tour to 5th July 2014

Review: Sam Chipman - New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, 17 March 2014

A roaring success and a fitting tribute

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 09:20 PM
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF: Joseph Stien, Jerry R=Bock, Sheldon Harnick
Based on the SHOLEM ALEICHEM stories, Arnold Perl

Runs: 3h, one interval. On tour to 20 May 2014
Information: http://www.fiddlerontheroof.co.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Hippodrome, 12 03 14

Splendid, Joyous, Humorous, Deeply Moving
493 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, March 07, 2014 - 06:33 PM
Tour.

THE PERFECT MURDER
by Peter James adapted by Shaun McKenna.

Tour to 26 April 2014.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 March at Belgrade Theatre Coventry.

A perfect murder before a large audience.
569 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, March 03, 2014 - 01:34 AM
Tour.

AN AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY LARK
by Deborah McAndrew.

Northern Broadsides tour to 14 June 2014.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 March at New Vic Theatre Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Lively and moving picture of the Great War’s impact on a local habitation.
673 more words
Posted by : Jen_Mitchell on Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 01:26 AM
Tour.

THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by Bertolt Brecht based on Elizabeth Hauptmann’s German translation of John Gay’s The Beggar's Opera English translation of dialogue by Robert David MacDonald, English translation of lyrics by Jeremy Sams music by Kurt Weill.

Tour to 10 May 2014.
Runs 3 hours. One interval.
All performances include audio description and a creative combination of BSL interpretation and captioning.
Review: Jen Mitchell 25 February.

High-energy, raucous and bang up-to-date production.
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Posted by : al_geary on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 01:07 AM
Tour.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
by William Shakespeare.

Propeller Theatre Tour to 21 June 2014.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.
Review: Alan Geary: 19 February at Theatre Royal Nottingham.

A lot of the audience stood to applaud at the end. Quite right too.
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Posted by : al_geary on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:57 AM
Tour.

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
by William Shakespeare.

Propeller Theatre Tour to 21 June 2014.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.
Review: Alan Geary 18 February at Theatre Royal Nottingham..

An un-missable production.
548 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 09:16 AM
London/Tour.

NOT NOW, BERNARD
based on the picture-book by David McKee.

Unicorn Theatre 147 Tooley Street SE1 2HZ To 1 May 2014.
11am 2 Mar, 23, 24, 30 Apr, 1 May.
12.30pm 21, 28 Feb, 1, 8 Mar
1.30pm 23, 24, 29, 30 Apr, 1 May.
2.30pm 20, 21 Feb.
4.30pm 23 Apr.
(the above are dates with availability at time of review.).

also tour 15 March-27 April; 7-18 May.
Runs 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7645 0560. (Unicorn performances).
www.unicorntheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 February.

Colourful, playful yet serious and keeping the picture-book clarity.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 12:32 PM
London/Tour.

SIZWE BANSI IS DEAD
by Athol Fugard, John Kani, Winston Ntshona.

Young Vic (The Maria) 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 15 March.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat 15, 22, 26 Feb, 8 March 2pm.
Audio-described 18 Feb.
Captioned 20 Feb.
Runs 1hr 45min No interval.

then Tour by Eclipse Theatre 7 May-14 June 2014.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvic.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 February.

Sizwe Bansi alive as ever.
550 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 14, 2014 - 11:13 AM
BABYLON: The Flanagan Collective
Runs 2h 30m, one interval
Touring till 15 02, but out again later in the year
Information: www.TheFlanaganCollective.co.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Old Joint Stock, Bham. 12 02 14

A unique and powerful style.
349 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 01:23 PM
London.

NOT I/FOOTFALLS/ROCKABY
by Samuel Beckett.

Duchess Theatre 3-5 Catherine Street WC2B 5LA To 15 February 2014.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourththeatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 8 February.

A bleak but not dispiriting hour.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 12:49 AM
Tour.

HOW TO BE IMMORTAL
by Mira Dovreni.

Tour to 21 March 2014.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 January at mac Birmingham.

Contained playing style demands attention and provides focus.
580 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 11:44 PM
Tour.

ETERNAL LOVE
by Howard Brenton.

English Touring Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe Tour to 12 April 2014.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 February at Cambridge Arts Theatre.

An explosion of wit and ideas in a swiftly-moving story.
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Posted by : al_geary on Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 02:55 AM
Tour.

AMATEUR GIRL
by Amanda Whittington.

Tour to 15 March 2014.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.
Review: Alan Geary 4 February.

Strengths outweigh weaknesses in this typical piece from Amanda Whittington.
394 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 01:07 AM
London/Tour.

GRANDPA’S RAILWAY
by Mary Cooper.

M6 Theatre Company Unicorn Theatre 147 Tooley Street SE1 2HZ To 9 February 2014.
11am 30 Jan, 4-7 Feb.
11.30am 1, 2, 8, 9 Feb.
2pm 30 Jan, 1, 4-6, 9 Feb.
Runs 45min No interval.
then Tour 12 Feb-22 March 2014.

TICKETS: 020 7645 0560
www.theunicorn.com (London performances only).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 January.

Worth a ‘station stop’ for 5+s and their families: take the grandparents too.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:14 PM
London.

SLEEPING BEAUTY IN THE WOOD
devised by Joy Haynes, Rachel Leonard, Andrew Nixon.

Little Angel Theatre 14 Dagmar Passage, off Cross Street Islington N1 2DN To 23 February.
10.30am 23, 30 Jan, 5, 6, 12, 13 Feb.
11am 8, 9, 15, 16, 19-23 Feb.
1pm 23, 30 Jan, 5, 6, 12-14 Feb.
1.30pm 22, 29 Jan.
2pm 25, 26 Jan, 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 19-23 Feb.
4.30pm 25, 26 Jan, 1, 2, Feb.
5pm 22, , 24, 29, 31 Jan, 7, 14 Feb.
Relaxed performance 2pm 25 Jan.
Baby Friendly performances (no lower age-limit) 11am 9, 16, 23 Feb.
Runs 1hr 15min One interval.

then tour 7 March-18 April 2014.

TICKETS: 020 7226 1787.
www.littleangeltheatre.com (Little Angel performances).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 December.

Imaginative originality with a focus on visual moments.
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Posted by : Jan_Pick on Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 01:30 AM
Birmingham/Tour.

GHOST - THE MUSICAL
book and lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin music and lyrics by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard.

New Alexandra Theatre Station Street B5 4DS To 5 January 2014.
2.30pm 27, 28, 31 Dec, 2, 4 Jan.
3pm 22, 29 Dec, 5 Jan.
7.30pm 23, 26-28, 31 Dec, 1-4 Jan.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 3011 (booking fee).
www.atgtickets.com/birmingham
Review: Jan Pick 18 December.

then Tour to 8 March 2014.

A winter warmer at the Alex - and elsewhere.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, December 09, 2013 - 12:10 PM
Tour

WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD
based on the picture-book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks music and lyrics by Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw additional lyrics by Howard Jacques.

Tour to 7 June 2014.
Runs 55min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 December at Curve (Studio) Leicester.

Bright lights, gently involving story and animals, stimulating young imaginations.
703 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 08:15 AM
Tour.

CIPHERS
by Dawn King.

Out of Joint Tour to 16 February 2014.
Runs 1hr 50min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 6 November at Oxford Playhouse.

Ciphers, not to a great account.
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Posted by : Jen_Mitchell on Saturday, November 02, 2013 - 04:57 PM
Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal
RICHARD III
By William Shakespeare

Nottingham Playhouse to Saturday 16th November 2013 7.30pm
Matinee Saturdays 2nd, 9th, 16th November 1.30, Tuesday 5th, 12th, 14th 1.30, Thurs 7th, 14th 1.30
Audio described performances Wednesday 13th November 7.30, captioned performance Thursday 14th November 7.30, signed interpreted performance Friday 15th November 7.30
Then York Theatre Royal Tuesday 19th to Saturday 30th November

TICKETS: 0115 9419419
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Jen Mitchell 29th October 2013
Runs 3hrs. One interval

A happy reunion of an unhappy story.





543 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 10:30 AM
Tour.

GHOSTS
by Henrik Ibsen translated by Stephen Unwin.

English Touring Theatre Tour to 7 December 2013.
Runs: 2hr 20min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 October at Oxford Playhouse.

Clarity and detail make a gripping production.
566 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 02:42 PM
DAYTONA: Oliver Cotton
Park Theatre on Tour
Runs: 2h 30m, one interval

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 21 October, Birmingham Rep Theatre

A full evening of in-depth acting reveals a moving play.
372 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 11:56 PM
Tour.

THE LOVE SONG OF ALFRED J HITCHCOCK
by David Rudkin.

New Perspectives Theatre Tour to 30 November 2013.
Runs 2hr One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 October at The Castle Wellingborough.

Acutely exploring a dark interior.
504 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 03:37 PM
WARHORSE: Michael Morpurgo, adapted Nick Stafford
NT on Tour
Info: www.warhoseonstage.com
Runs: 2h 45m, one interval.

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Hippodrome Theatre Birmingham, 18 10 13

An extraordinary and extraordinarily beautiful theatre event.
640 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 11:56 AM
London.

THE EVENTS
by David Greig.

Young Vic (The Maria) 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 2 November 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 2.45pm.
Captioned 1 Nov.
Runs 1hr 25min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvic.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 October.

Skilful pathway past tabloid horror-headlines over shootings.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 11:51 AM
Tour.

MELODY LOSES HER MOJO
by Keith Saha.

20 Stories High Tour to 9 November 2013.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 12 October at Curve, Leicester.

Looked-after child looks out for herself and sister.
495 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, October 11, 2013 - 02:31 AM
Tour.

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
book by Lawrence Kasha and David S Landay lyrics by Johnny Mercer music by Gene Paul new songs by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn.

Tour to 10 May 2014.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.
Review: William Russell 10 October.

Heavenly Hoofing on the Oregon Trail.
744 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 05:04 PM
12 ANGRY MEN: Reginald Rose
Birmingham Rep in Association with Bill Kenwright
Runs: One interval, Till March 14
Birmingham Rep; Theatre Royal, Norwich; Malvern; Garrick, London - 7.11 to 01.03

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 09 10 13, Birmingham Rep

A terrific theatre event.

398 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, October 03, 2013 - 01:03 AM
London.

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
by Henrik Ibsen adapted by Rebecca Manson Jones.

Tour to 16 November 2013.
Runs: 2hr 20min One interval.
Review: Carole Woddis 26 September at The Albany Deptford..

Democracy increased but the aftermath is confused.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, October 02, 2013 - 08:30 AM
Tour.

SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN
by John Godber.

Tour to 30 November 2013.
Runs 2hr One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 September at Richmond Theatre.

Comedy and sentiment and truth to life.
500 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 01:28 AM
Nottingham/Tour/London.

1984
by George Orwell new version by Robert Icke and Duncan MacMillan.

Nottingham Playhouse Welling ton Circus NG1 5AF To 28 September 2013
Rue-Sat 7.45pm Mat 21 Sept 2.30pm 25 September 1.30pm.
Audio-described 24 September 7.45pm.
BSL Signed 26 September 7.45pm.
TICKETS: 0115 9419419.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

then Headlong Theatre tour to 16 November 2013.

then Almeida Theatre Almeida Street Islington N1 1TA 8 February-29 March 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm except 13 Feb 7pm Mat Sat 2.30pm (from 15 Feb), 26 Feb, 19 March.
Audio-described 22 March 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 12.45pm).
Captioned 27 Feb, 19 March 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 020 7359 4404.
www.almeida.co.uk

Runs 1hr 40min. No interval.
Review: Jen Mitchell 18 September.

Powerful, terrifying and exciting.

634 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 12:14 PM
Tour.

TO SIR, WITH LOVE
by E R Braithwaite adapted by Ayub Khan-Din.

Royal & Derngate with The Touring Consortium Tour to 30 November 2013.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 September at Royal & Derngate (Royal auditorium) Northampton.

Love and understanding in a period piece.
703 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 09:52 AM
Tour.

THE SECRET AGENT
by Joseph Conrad created by Theatre O and Matthew Hurt.

Tour to 26 October 2013.
Runs 1hr 25mins No interval.
Review: Carole Woddis 9 Septembert.

Lithe and forceful.
521 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 10:35 AM
PEOPLE: Alan Bennett
National Theatre On Tour To 16 November 2013
One interval
Info: http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/discover/people-on-tour

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Rep, 09 09 13

Quirky, funny, dark - and teeming with wit and ideas.
450 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 08:47 AM
Tour.

I’M WITH THE BAND
by Tim Price.

Traverse Theatre and Wales Millennium Centre Tour to 19 October 2013.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 31 August.

Disharmony and discord to little effect.
567 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, August 26, 2013 - 02:46 AM
Tour.

HENRY VI
by William Shakespeare edited by Nick Bagnall and David Hartley.

Shakespeare’s Globe Tour to 28 September 2013.

Harry the Sixth, The Houses of York and Lancaster, The True Tragedy of the Duke of York
Runs (each play) c2hr 20min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 August at Hadley Wood, Barnet.

A crowning glory for this Globe season.
1624 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, August 03, 2013 - 10:00 AM
Tour.

RING
by David Rosenberg and Glen Neath.

Tour to 2 October 2013.
Runs 1hr No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 August at bac London.

Sound black magic.
515 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, July 15, 2013 - 11:51 PM
Tour.

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare’s Globe Tour to 13 September 2013 (UK/Ireland dates)
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 July at Old Schools Quadrangle Bodleian Library Oxford.

Showing a defiantly untamed spirit.
597 more words
Posted by : al_geary on Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 12:40 AM
Tour.

BIRDSONG
by Sebastian Faulks adapted by Rachel Wagstaff.

Tour to 3 August 2013.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.
Review: Alan Geary: 17 June at Theatre Royal Nottingham.

Strengths and weaknesses in a moving adaptation of the best-selling novel .
555 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, May 24, 2013 - 01:40 PM
HAIRSPRAY: Mark O’Donnell, Thomas Meehan, Marc Shaiman
On Tour till 29 09 13
www.hairspraythetour.com/
One interval.

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Hippodrome, 22 05 13

In great shape, joyous and powerful.
465 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 02:16 PM
Pop Up Opera’s DON PASQUALE
By Donizetti

Upstairs at The Sun Tavern, 66 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9JD
A one off presentation. Pop Up’s productions, as the name suggests, pop up here, there and anywhere. Check their website – www.popupopera.co.uk

Runs 2h 15 mins. One interval

Review: William Russell, 8 May 2013

(With other Pop Up details at the end of the review.)

The things that are done by a Don!
575 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, May 07, 2013 - 08:47 AM
Tour.

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
by Richard O’Brien.

Tour to 2 November 2013.
Runs 2hr One interval.
Review: William Russell 7 May.

Time Warped.
853 more words
Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, May 02, 2013 - 01:27 AM
Tour.

NOISES OFF
by Michael Frayn.

Tour to 27 July 2013.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.
Review: Alan Geary 29 April at Theatre Royal Nottingham.

A splendid production of a stage classic.
601 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 12:11 PM
Tour.

THE SEAGULL
by Anton Chekhov in a new version by John Donnelly.
Tour to 22 June 2013.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 April at Watford Palace.

A Seagull that’s no common tern.
587 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 05:12 PM
/LondonTour.

CARNABY STREET: The Musical
by Carl Leighton-Pope original songs by James Hall.

Hackney Empire 291 Mare Street E8 1EJ To 14 April.
7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm Sun 5pm.
Then tour to 29 June 2013.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS:0208 985 2424.
www.hackneyempire.co.uk (Hackney).
Review: William Russell 10 April.

Wideboys and mini skirts.
658 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 12, 2013 - 07:58 AM
Bristol/Tour.

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
by William Shakespeare edition and additional lyric by Dominic Power.

Tobacco Factory Theatre Raleigh Road BS3 1TF To 4 May.
Mon-Wed; Sat 7.30pm Thu, Fri 8pm Mat Sat and 18, 25 Apr 2.30pm.
then Tour to 15 June 2013.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS 0117 902 0344.
www.tobaccofactorytheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 10 April.

Two faces bad; two legs good; four legs best.
581 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 01:14 AM
Tour:

THE MISANTHROPE
by Roger McGough after Molière.

Tour to 1 June 2013.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 April at Oxford Playhouse.

Fun time with rhyme, almost every line fine, and pointing-up morals through some fine verbal quarrels.
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Posted by : Jen_Mitchell on Monday, April 01, 2013 - 11:30 AM
Nottingham


Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company
In association with Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company, The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Teatro Kismet (Bari, Italy)
I Was A Rat!
By Philip Pullman
Adapted and directed by Teresa Ludovico
English version by David Watson

Nottingham Playhouse to Saturday 13th April 2013
Matinee Saturdays 30th March, 6th April 2.30, Friday 29th March, Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th, Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th April 1.30
Audio described performances Saturday 6th April 2.30 and Wednesday 10th April 6.30, captioned performance Thursday 11th April 1.30, signed interpreted performance Friday 12th April 6.30

Then touring
16th to 20th April, Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal
23rd to 25th April, Truro Hall for Cornwall
1st to 4th May, Cambridge Arts Theatre
7th to 11th May, The Lowry Salford
15th to 18th May, Exeter Northcott Theatre
22nd to 25th May, Leeds, City Varieties Music Hall
20th May to 1 June, Hereford Courtyard Theatre

TICKETS: 0115 9419419
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Jen Mitchell 27th March 2013
Runs 2hrs. One interval


Stylised and hugely physical, Philip Pullman’s magical and darkly amusing tale is brought vividly to life this gripping and energetic adaptation.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 08:55 AM
Tour/London.

FENCES
by August Wilson.

Tour to 14 September 2013.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 March at Oxford Playhouse.

A Black Death of a Salesman? Or is Arthur Miller’s play a White Fences?
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 09:45 PM
Tour.

CURIOSITY SHOP
adapted by Daniel Jamieson from Charles Dickens.

Theatre Alibi Tour to 27 April 21013.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 March at Oxford Playhouse.

Dickens impressive as a matter of record.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, March 18, 2013 - 01:01 AM
Tour.

THE NIGHTINGALE
by Alison Duddle based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen.

Tour to 13 April 2013.
Runs 50min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 March at Little Angel Theatre London.

Finely-judged piece that relates Andersen to modern childhood.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, March 06, 2013 - 01:16 AM
Tour.

WHOLE
by Philip Osment

Tour to 28 March 2013.
Runs 1hr 30min + discussion No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 March at Octagon Theatre Bolton.

Drama complete and whole.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 12:21 AM
Tour.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS OFFICIALLY AMAZING SCIENCE LIVE!
by Mark Thompson.

Tour to 13 April 2013.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 January at The Alban Arena.

Science and fun tenuously linked.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, February 11, 2013 - 11:25 AM
London/Tour.

MONEY: THE GAME SHOW
by Clare Duffy.

Bush Theatre 7 Uxbridge Road W12 8LJ To 2 March.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
then Tour to 13 April 2013.
Runs 1hr 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8743 5050.
www.bushtheatre.co.uk (London performances).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 February.

Glittering show as money makes the world go round and stops people up short.
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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 01:47 AM
Tour.

ABIGAIL’S PARTY
by Mike Leigh.

Theatre Royal: Tour to 4 May 2013.
Run s 2hr 5min One interval.
Review: Alan Geary: 21 January.

A period piece rather than a classic.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 12:38 AM
London.

DOGS DON’T DO BALLET
adapted by David Duffy and Andrea Sadler from the book by Anna Kemp illustrated by Sara Ogilvie.

Little Angel Theatre Tour to 21 April 2013.
Runs 45min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 January at Little Angel Theatre.

It’s all tutu splendid.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 02:20 PM
9 TO 5: Music and Lyrics, Dolly Parton; Book Patricia Resnick
Touring to 17 07 13
New Alexandra, Birmingham, till 05 01 13
Runs: 2h 30m, one interval
Information: www.9to5themusical.co.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 19 12 12, New Alexandra

High spirits, something to say, great songs. Give yourself a treat.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 10:24 AM
Oxford.

WHAT THE DICKENS?
by Abigail Anderson, Mark Conway, Neil Haigh, Emily Murphy.

Pegasus Theatre Magdalen Road OX4 1RE To 30 December 2012.
10am 12, 13 Dec
1pm 12, 13, 18-20, 24 Dec.
2.30pm 14, 15, 21-23, 27-30 Dec.
7pm 14, 15, 1823, 26-30 Dec.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 01865 812150.
www.pegasustheatre.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 December.

then Tour to 13 April 2013.

A huddled city, it’s life crowded with incidents.

Theatre company Gonzo Moose operate in that indeterminate area of performance termed ‘devised’. Aged 12, they belong to a theatre generation versed in things ‘visual’ and ‘physical’. Their Dickens show, from its title on, displays the symptoms of such an upbringing.

The performers’ self- and mutual critical skills are paramount. What results so often, and certainly at Pegasus this December, is a show of crafty, crafted moments, nifty interludes and sharp-etched caricatures, without much overall coherence or drive.

Still, as the other great staple of English writing might have put it, ‘Better an opportunistic wit than a witless opportunist’. The Mooses have to present their material themselves. And they have the advantage of Mandy Dike and Ben Rigby’s set, crowding a 3D London-scape on a stage of limited size, including anything old, curious or shoplike, alongside several other interiors and fogbound street-scenes.

All fits with snug conviction, backed by a huddle of narrow, winding streets amongst which the dome of St Paul’s tends to become more prominent, until it reaches the foreground in the final events.

It’s a breeding-ground for the fertility of mind in Mark Conway’s fresh-faced, eager but so far unsuccessful newspaper reporter Charles Dickens. As are the various characters benevolent, villainous or simply bursting with personality he meets.

Though the lyrical gifts that obstruct Conway’s Dickens’ factual reporting don’t seem markedly Dickensian, the sense of a life crowded by surroundings sparking the literary imagination is strong.

So are the best parts of the action, where the actor’s technique and personality fits the situation, as with Emily Murphy’s housekeeper, chatting inconsequentially on in a manner our author would certainly have picked-up, but which even he could hardly have made more comic than it is here. In other words, the performance is Dickens to the life.

Not all the humour achieves this but it’s intriguing to find the author a struggling journalist looked down upon by his editor and looking up to his paper’s ill-fated star reporter. And a pre-show tour of Pegasus spaces with the theatre’s youth company provides a suitably dark, yet garish vision of Victorian entertainment values.


Cast: Mark Conway, Neil Haigh, Emily Murphy.

Director: Abigail Anderson.
Designers: Mandy Dike, Ben Rigby.
Lighting: Tom Richmond.
Sound: Martin Stansbury.
Costume: Maija Nygren.
Fights: Seamus Allen.

Tour:
22 Feb 7.30pm East Knoyle Village Hall 01747 830132.
23 Feb 8pm Compton Bassett Village Hall 01249 760273.
24 Feb 3pm Grittleton Village Hall 01249 782798.
26 Feb 7.30pm Queen's Hall Hexham 91434 652477 www.queenshall.co.uk
27 Feb Artrix Bromsgrove 01527 577330 www.artrix.co.uk
28 Feb 7.45pm Corn Exchange Newbury 0845 521 8218 www.cornexchangenew.com
1 March 7.45pm The Neighbours Hall Great Milton 01844 279474 www.wegottickets.com/event/201737
2 March 7.45pm Loyd Lindsay Rooms Ardington karen@loydlindsayrooms.co.uk
5 March 7.30pm Llandrillo College Rhos-on-Sea 01248 351151 www.pontio.co.uk
8 March 7.30pm Bradon Forest Theatre 01793 773981 www.bradonforesttheatre.co.uk
14 March 7.30pm Arena Theatre Wolverhampton 01902 321321 www.wlv.ac.uk
15 March 7.30pm Middlesbrough Theatre 01642 815181 www.middlesbrough.gov.uk
16 March 7.30pm Harrogate Theatre 01423 502116 www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk
18-22 March 8.15pm Brewery Theatre Bristol 0117 902 0344 www.tobaccofactorytheatre.com*
23 March 7.30pm Hawthorne Theatre Welwyn Garden City 01707 357117 www.hawthornetheatre.co.uk
27-28 March 7.30pm Greenwich Theatre 020 8858 7755 www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk
5-6 April 8pm Rondo Theatre Bath 01225 463362 www,rondotheatre.co.uk
13 April Lenham Community Centre (Main Hall) 01622 853800/ 01622 858581
*with interval; runs 1hr 50min
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Tour.

INSPECTOR NORSE
by Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding.

Tour to 6 April 2013.
Runs: 1hr 55min One interval.
Review: Alan Geary 28 November 2012 at Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham.

Too touchy-feely to be up to their usual standard. A disappointment.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 08:11 PM
Tour.

STEPTOE AND SON
by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson adapted by Emma Rice.

Kneehigh Theatre (co-produced with West Yorkshire Playhouse) Tour to 6 April 2013.
Runs 2hr One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 November at Royal and Derngate (Royal auditorium) Northampton.

Giving old TV favourites a third dimension.
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Posted by : Jan_Pick on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 09:08 PM
Coventry
The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Propeller in association with The Belgrade Theatre and The Touring Partnership present
‘Twelfth Night’ by William Shakespeare
Belgrade Theatre: Tkts 024 7655 3055
www.belgrade.co.uk
Runs: 3h: one interval:till 10th November and touring
Start: 7.30
Review: Jan Pick
8.11.12

Play on, Propeller!
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 11:52 AM
Tour.

A GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
by Nikolai Gogol adapted by Deborah McAndrew.

Tour to 1 December 2012.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 10 November at New Vic Theatre Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Meets all the targets, ticks all the boxes.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, November 08, 2012 - 10:39 AM
Tour.

RADIO TIMES

Tour to 8 December 2012.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 November at Richmond Theatre.

Morale-raising material from then in musical to cheer up now.
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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, November 02, 2012 - 05:54 PM
Nottingham/Touring.

THE LADYKILLERS: Adapted by Graham Linehan.
Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 10m: one interval: till 3rd November.
Performance times: 7.30pm, matinees 2.00pm Wed and 2.30pm Sat.
Review: Alan Geary: 29th October 2012.


A worthy adaptation of the great Ealing comedy.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 12:13 PM
Tour.

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
by Richard Bean based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni Literal translation by Francesca Manfrin.

Tour to 2 February 2013.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 October at Curve Leicester.

Physical comedy and quick-fire witty dialogue makes a new man of Goldoni’s Servant.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, October 26, 2012 - 04:43 PM
Tour.

BEAUTIFUL BURNOUT
by Bryony Lavery.

Frantic Assembly Tour to 1 December 2012.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 October at Sherman Cymru Cardiff.

A knockout script and production.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 04:54 PM
BLUE/ORANGE: Joe Penhall
Runs: 2h 15m, one interval
Touring
(New Alexandra Birmingham, to 27.10)


Review: Alexander Ray, New Alexandra Birmingham, 24 10 12

Intriguing, funny, painful, thrilling.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 01:50 AM
Tour.

STORIES FROM AN INVISIBLE TOWN
by Hugh Hughes with Derwyn Hughes and Delyth Hughes.

Tour to 8 December 2012.
Runs 2hr 35min Two intervals.
Review: Martin Franks 22 October at The Junction Cambridge.

Charming narrative ramble could do with greater sense of direction.
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Posted by : al_geary on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 12:50 PM
Mansfield/Touring.

FARM BOY
by Michael Morpurgo adapted by Daniel Buckroyd.

New Perspectives Theatre Company Tour to 9 March 2013.
Runs 1hr 5min No interval.
Review: Alan Geary: 20 October at Palace Theatre Mansfield.

A life-affirming and entertaining sequel to War Horse.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, October 22, 2012 - 11:49 AM
Tour.

MEDEA
by Euripides in a new version by Mike Bartlett.

Headlong Theatre Tour to 1 December 2012.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 October at Palace Theatre Watford.

Past and present link in furious combination.
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Posted by : al_geary on Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 03:24 PM
Tour.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK
by Susan Hill adapted by Stephen Mallatratt.

Tour to 15 June 2013.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.
Review: Alan Geary 15 October at Theatre Royal Nottingham.

Tremendous entertainment – and it makes you scream. But there’s more to it.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, October 09, 2012 - 02:29 PM
Tour.

MANSFIELD PARK
by Jane Austen adapted by Tim Luscombe.

Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal Tour to 29 November 2012.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 September at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.

Regency roundabout hardly takes to the stage.

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Posted by : al_geary on Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - 03:13 AM
Tour.

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE
by Jim Cartwright.

Tour to 1 December 2012.
Runs: 2hr 25min One interval: till 6th September.
Review: Alan Geary 1 October at Theatre Royal Nottingham.

Raucous comedy from the northern comedy circuit.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 02:02 PM
London/Tour.

THE JUDAS KISS
by David Hare.

Hampstead Theatre Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage NW3 3EU To 13 October.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 2.30pm Sat 3pm.
Audio-described 29 Sept 3pm (+Touch Tour).
Captioned 25 Sept.
TICKETS: 020 7722 9301.
www.hampsteadtheatre.com

then tour to 17 November 2012.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 12 September.

Kiss of life for one from the back-catalogue.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, September 09, 2012 - 12:51 PM
Tour.

OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD
by Timberlake Wertenbaker based on The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally.

Out of Joint and Octagon Theatre Bolton Tour to 24 November.
Then St James Theatre London 30 January-9 March 2013.
Until 22 September 2012 reviewed by SadiaHabib
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.
Review: Sadia Habib 4 September.

Convicts, convictions and transformative theatre.
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LEGALLY BLONDE
Music and Lyrics: Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin Book: Heather Hach
Runs: 2h 40m, one interval
On Tour till 6 October
Information: www.legallyblondethemusical.co.uk

Review: Alexander Ray, New Alexandra, Birmingham, 28 08 12

A gift box of many genuine delights.

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42ND STREET: Michael Stewart, Mark Bramble, Harry Warren, Al Dubin
Based on the novel by: Bradford Ropes
Touring Alexandra Birmingham till 14 July then, at present, into November 2012
Details: www.ukproductions.co.uk
Runs 2h 30m, one interval

Review: Alexander Ray, 10 July, New Alexandra Birmingham

Just as it should be – and better.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, July 01, 2012 - 08:41 PM
Tour.

BORGES AND I
by Idle Motion.

Tour to 30 October 2012,
Runs 1hr 5min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 June at New Diorama Theatre London.

Theatre on a plane of its own.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 12:02 PM
Tour.

THE COMING STORM
by Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment.

Tour to 16 November.
Runs 1hr 55min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 June at bac (Ballroom) London.

Tall story building where the story becomes its own story.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - 09:10 AM
Tour.

VOLCANO
by Noel Coward.

Tour to 11 August 2012.
Runs 2hr 5min One minute.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 June.

A minor eruption of late, unknown Coward well-produced.

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Tour.

THE SEAGULL
by Anton Chekhov and The Factory.

The Factory Theatre Tour.
Performance info www.thefactorytheatre.co.uk

Runs 2hr 20min No interval.
Review: Mark Courtice 16th August 2009 at St Luke’s Church, Holloway London N7.

Fresh, funny – this fascinating treatment of a classic is still very moving.
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