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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, May 26, 2017 - 10:18 AM
Nottingham/Touring.

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


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


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

Young Vic until July 1

Three Hours, with one interval.

Review: Tom Aitken, 19 May 2017

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

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

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


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


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

Review: Rod Dungate 2o May, 2017

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

Birmingham Hippodrome to 20 May

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

Revie: Rod Dungate 16 May 2017, Birmingham Hippodrome

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Life can be glamorous when it's a drag
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:12 PM
London
BABETTE’S FEAST
By Karen Blixen
Adapted by Glyn Maxwell
4 stars****

Coronet Print Room at Notting Hill Gate until June 3

90 minutes, without interval.

Review: Tom Aitken, 15 May 2017

Food for thought
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 03:55 PM
Touring
FUNNY GIRL: Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, Isobel Lennart
4Star*****


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

Revie: Rod Dungate, Birmingham Hippodrome, 12 May 2017

A 5 Star Central Performance
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 03:05 PM
Book
Balancing Acts
By Nicholas Hytner
5Star*****

Jonathan Cape £20

Review: William Russell, 12 May 2017

This is a really good read.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 02:44 PM
London

RICHARD 111
by William Shakespeare.
4Stars ****

The Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL to 10 June 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm.Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 3 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 11 May.

A marvellous malevolent Richard
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:33 AM
London
NO PLACE FOR A WOMAN
By Cordelia ONeill.

3Stars ***

Theatre 503, The Latchmere, Battersea Park Road, London SW11 3BW to 27 May 2017.

Tues- Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 15 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7978 7040
www.theatre503.com
Review: William Russell 8 May.

A sense of déjà vu
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 11:53 AM
London
OUT THERE ON FRIED MEAT RIDGE ROAD
By Keith Stevenson
4Stars ***(*)

Trafalagar Studios 2, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY, to 3 June 2017.

1hr 10 mins. without interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7615
Review: Tom Aitken, 08 May 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 11:28 AM
London.
THE PULVERISED
by Alexandra Badea.
translated by Lucy Phelps.
4Stars****

The Arcola Studio, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 27 May 2017.

Mon-Sat 8pm. Mat Sat 3.30pm/
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 5 May.

A searing look at the cost of globalisation
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 11:17 AM
London
PETE ‘N’ KEELY
Book by James Hindman Original music by Patrick Brady. Original Lyrics by Mark Waldrop & Patrick S Brady.
3 Stars ***

Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower Street, London WC2H 9NP to 20 May 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 40 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 3841 0617
www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 4 May.

Sparkles but mainly because of the cast
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 11:06 AM
London.
THE FERRYMAN
by Jez Butterworth
5Stars *****

The Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS to 20 May 2017and from 20 June 2017 at the Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 1.30pm
Runs 3 hours One interval.

Royal Court run sold out.
TICKETS: 0844 482 5130
www.TheFerrymanPlay.com


Review: William Russell, 5 May 2017

Matters of life and death
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 10:48 AM
London
ROMEO AND JULIET
By William Shakespeare
adapted by Joe M Mackenzie.
3Stars ***

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to 20 May 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 3 May.

Star crossed lovers on the football pitch
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 08:40 PM
London.
NUCLEAR WAR &the songs for Wenda
By Simon Stephens.
3Stars***

Jerwood Upstairs, The Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS to 6 May 2017
.
Tues – Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat & Thu 3pm May 2, 3, 5 at 9.15pm/
Runs 45 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: William Russell 28 April


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Something awful has happened

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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 08:25 PM
Birmingham
TO SIR, WITH LOVE: Original Novel ER Braithwaite, Adapted Ayub Khan-Din
Birmingham Rep: The House. To 06 May
4Star****


Runs 2h 25m, one interval, to 6 May
BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Review: Rod Dungate 29 04 17

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A bold chance, well executed, and still much to say
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:06 AM
Birmingham
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family
Written and performed by Ben Norris
4 Stars****
The Door, Birmingham

One hour fifteen minutes with no interval.
Review: Sam Crawford, 24nd April

Something to say to all of us.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:45 AM
London.
Obsession
conceived by Ivo van Hove and based on the film Ossessione by Luchino Visconti.
English language version Simon Stephens.

3Stars ***

The Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS to 20 May 2017 and in cinemas on National Theatre Live on 11 May.
Tues-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm Sun 3pm.
Runs .1 hr 45 mins No interval/

TICKETS: 020 7638 4141/
www.viagogo.co.uk
Review: William Russell 25 April

Ivo comes a cropper
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:39 PM
The RSC's Queen Anne, reviewed here in December 2015, is going into the West End.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 03:29 PM
London
THREADS
by David Lane.
3Stars***

The Hope Theatre, 207 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1RL to 29 April 2017.

Tues.-Sat 7.45pm/
Runs 75 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.thehopetheatre.com

Review: William Russell 15 April.


Invisible ties that bind enthrallingly
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 12:47 PM
London.
GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by Rajiv Joseph


3Stars***
The Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London W12 8LJ to 20 May 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 80 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8743 5050.
www.bushtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 13 April.

Guard duty and the price of obedience
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:37 AM
London.
THE PLAGUE
by ALBERT Camus
adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett.
4Stars ****

The Arcola Theatre, Studio 1, 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL to 6 May 2017.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 85 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 11 April.


Challenging and exciting adaptation for today

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:02 AM
London.
THE LIFE
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Ira Gasman
Book by David Newman, Ira Gasman & Cy Coleman.
Revisions by Michael Blakemore.
4Stars****

Southwark Playhouse, The Large, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 8BD to 29 April, 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Tues & Sat 3pm.
Runs 3hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 11 April.

Blakemore returns in triumph
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:54 AM
Stratford Upon Avon / London
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA: William Shakespeare
4Star****

RSC: Main House, To 7 September (Stratford), 30 November (London)

Runs: 3h 20m, one interval
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org

@TheRSC

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 10 April 2017

Much to offer, a tantalising glimpse of things to come
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, April 10, 2017 - 11:04 AM
London
FINDERS KEEPERS
Devised by Hot Coals Theatre,
4Stars ****

Park 90, The Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP to 20 April 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.15pm Mat Thur & Sat 3.15pm.
Runs 65 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876
www.ParkTheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 8 April

Enchantment in the sound of silence
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 04:37 PM
The think-tank Midlands Arts Progressive has compiled eight wuestions for the West Midlands Regional Authority Mayoral Candidates around arts funding in the region. Although West Midlands based they have implications to many areas. See what you think.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 04:14 PM
Mayoral elections are coming up in many parts of England. What can a Mayor do to help fund the Arts?

Terry Grimley asks this on behalf of the new West Midlands Regional Authority. The article was commisioned by the think tank, Midlands Arts Progressive.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 03:20 PM
Stratford Upon Avon / London
JULIUS CAESAR: William Shakespeare
4Star****

RSC: Main House, To 9 September (Stratford), 29 November (London)

Runs: 3 hrs, one interval
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org

@TheRSC

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 5 April 2017

Has its moments, but not a totally satisfying whole
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Nottingham/Touring.

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


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


An outstanding theatrical experience.
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