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.
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.
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.
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?
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 …
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.
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.
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!
/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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.