An attempt to address important issues misses the mark
Different reviewers, different views. Cormac Richards is robbed of laughs with the show on tour (2**); Rod Dungate at the opening in Birmingham, reviewed on RG earlier, felt 4****. Live theatre . . .
A delightful, thoughtful and very moving original musical
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
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