Great cast, but the adaptation doesn't entirely succeed.
Oxford. TREASURE ISLAND by Gari Jones adapted from the novel by R L Stevenson. The North Wall South Parade Summertown OX2 7JN To 9 January 2016. 10am 24 Dec. 2pm 21-24, 26-31 Dec, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 Jan. 6pm 21-23, 27, 28 Dec, 3 Jan. 7.30pm 26, 29, 30 Dec, 2, 6-9 Jan. Runs 2ht 5min One interval. TICKETS 01865 766266. www.creationtheatre.co.uk Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 December. Lively adventure with colourful playing covering dramatic elisions.
Aylesbury/Bath. PRIVATE LIVES by Noël Coward. Waterside Theatre Aylesbury 7-12 March. Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm. Audio-described/Captioned Sat 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 11am-12pm). TICKETS: 0844 871 7607 www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury then Theatre Royal Sawclose 14-19 March 2016. Mon-Wed 7.30pm Thu-Sat 8pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm. TICKETS: 01225 448844. www.theatreroyal.org.uk Runs 2hr One interval. Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 March Hyper-active Private Lives.
An Enemy of the People: Henrik Ibsen Chichester Festival Theatre to May 21 Runs: 2h 15m, one interval Tickets: 01243 781312 Review: Blair Hunter-Coleridge, May 10 2016 Ibsen realism, modern resonances abound
Brighton TWO GENTELEMENT OF VERONA: William Shakespeare Brighton Dome to 29 May Part of the Brighton Festival Run time: 2 hours 45 minutes (including a 20 minute interval) Dates: 25th – 28th May, 6pm; 26th, 28th and 29th, 1:30pm Tickets available online through the Brighton Festival website Review: Blair Hunter-Coleridge, 26 May 2016 Buffed up Bright and Beautiful (and at times Breezy)
Chichester Ross By Terence Rattigan Chichester Festival Theatre to June 25 Oaklands Park Chichester, West Sussex PO19 6AP Runs 3hrs withl 20 min interval TICKETS: 01243 781 312; www.cft.org.uk Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen June 11, 2016: Another look at another Rattigan – it stands the test of time.
South First Light A new play by Mark Hayhurst Minerva Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre to July 2 Oaklands Park Chichester, West Sussex PO19 6AP Runs 2hrs 40mins with one interval TICKETS: 01243 781 312; www.cft.org.uk Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen June 18, 2016: How do you begin to do justice to this superb drama?
South Strife by John Galsworthy 4Star**** Minerva Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre to 10 September Oaklands Park Chichester, West Sussex PO19 6AP Runs: 2hrs 15mins with one interval TICKETS: 01243 781 312; www.cft.org.uk Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Aug 20, 2016: A splendid production of a fiery play