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Tremors – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: Tim Cook Director: Paul Macauley Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Politicians offer a lot of promises about making life better for everyone, improving services and creating a more inclusive society, but what do they really know about how people live. Tim Cook’s new play Tremors opening at the King’s Head Theatre asks a lot of questions about the divide between the ...

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Othello – Bread & Roses Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare, adapted by Charmaine K Parkin Director: Charmaine K Parkin Reviewer: Sophia Moss Charmaine Parkin’s Othello is a lively, crazy and intelligent take on Shakespeare’s well-known tragedy. This modern adaptation has all the usual themes of jealousy, betrayal, racism and murder, but it also features song, dance, merriment and interactive theatre. Parkin’s version of Othello will appeal to ...

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Golem by 1927 – Harrogate Theatre

Writer/Director: Suzanne Andrade Music: Lillian Henley Designer: Esme Appleton Animator: Paul Barritt Reviewer: Ron Simpson Golem is one of those shows where it’s difficult to visualise what you’re about to see from the advance publicity. In this case, however, it’s almost as difficult afterwards to describe what you’ve seen. To start with the obvious, Golem is a brilliant piece of ...

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The Who’s Tommy – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Man standing on pinball machine as others dance around him

Director: Kerry Michael Music & Lyrics: Pete Townsend Musical Director: Robert Hyman Reviewer: Jim Gillespie When Pete Townsend first created the “deaf, dumb and blind” hero, Tommy, he probably intended his disabilities to be symbolic. In the hands of New Wolsey Theatre and Ramps on the Moon, they are far more than this, as a cast and creative team which ...

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An Enemy of the People – Gene Frankel Theatre, New York

(An Enemy of the People) (Gene Frankel Theatre) (NYC) (c)Jeremy Daniel

Writer: Henrik Ibsen Director: Jeff Wise Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Focused on themes of political corruption, environmental and economic disaster, and media responsibility, Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People is still remarkably pertinent 135 years after its earliest productions. Wheelhouse Theater Company’s production at the Gene Frankel Theatre highlights the continued relevance of Ibsen’s play. At the center of ...

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Tribe – London Theatre Workshop

Writers: Brandon Force, Matthew McCray and Rowena Russell Director: Matthew McCray Reviewer: Stephen Bates Few traditions originating from Edwardian England can still survive more than a century later without having undergone fundamental change. This new play, set in 2012, by Brandon Force, Matthew McCray and Rowena Russell examines how necessary change, difficult and painful, has been brought about in the ...

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Clean Slate – Courtyard Theatre, London

Writer: Catherine Chabot Adapted by: Vanessa Labrie and Kathleen Glynn Director: Deborah Kearne Reviewer: Maryam Philpott For many living in big cities, friends are the most important people in our lives; partners come and go, many Londoners can only see family a few times a year, but the people we surround ourselves with every day are the people we turn ...

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Everything is Possible: The York Suffragettes – Theatre Royal, York

Writer: Bridget Foreman Directors: Juliet Forster, Katie Posner Designer: Sara Perks Reviewer: Ron Simpson Everything is Possible: The York Suffragettes is a remarkable achievement made possible by York Theatre Royal and Pilot Theatre. Juliet Forster and Katie Posner keep impressive control of a cast of 150 and in all, an astonishing 350 volunteers (actors, choir, wardrobe, props, etc.) bring off ...

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