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Black Coffee – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Black Coffee - Robert Powell

Author: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Bill Avenell There can be no doubt that this production of Black Coffee ticks many of the boxes for a good night out at the English Theatre. A packed house in the welcoming and atmospheric Yvonne Arnaud; an Agatha Christie ‘Who Done It’; a lavish set; an accomplished and experienced creative team; a ...

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Glasshouse – Z-Arts, Manchester

Glasshouse - Curve, Leicester

Written by Kate Tempest Directed by Adrian Jackson Reviewed by Katherine Kirwin Cardboard Citizens is a company dedicated to using Forum Theatre and Theatre of the Oppressed to make life-changing theatre inspired by and incorporating experiences of homelessness. They specifically employ actors who have experience of homelessness and enable participants of their workshops and shows to develop skills and confidence. Their ...

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Fiddler On The Roof – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

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Book: Joseph Stein Music: Jerry Bock Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick Director and Choreographer: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer Craig Revel Horwood may be best known for his sassy bluntness on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, but as director of the current revival of Fiddler On The Roof he has helped to create a heartfelt, warm, and moving production that earned a ...

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HMS Pinafore – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

HMS Pinafore - Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Libretto: WS Gilbert Music: Arthur Sullivan Director: Sasha Regan Reviewer: James Garrington Think of Gilbert and Sullivan and the first thoughts for many are of draughty village halls and amateur theatre groups, for this is how their work is most often seen these days. As time has moved on, so have theatrical tastes and now, even for amateur theatre audiences, ...

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Dance til Dawn – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Dance 'Til Dawn - Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace - credit Manuel Harlan

Book: Ed Curtis Director: Karen Bruce Reviewer: Selwyn Knight  Dance til Dawn is the latest vehicle for professional dancers from Strictly Come Dancing to show off their skill, this time Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace; it is a pastiche of the film noir genre. The story is narrated by cynical private investigator with a heart of gold, Tommy Dubrowski - ...

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Tonight’s The Night – Milton Keynes Theatre

Tonight's the Night Tour

Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Music & Lyrics: Rod Stewart Book: Ben Elton Reviewer: Maggie Constable  Tonight is the night at Milton Keynes theatre! Ben Elton, acclaimed comedian and writer of West End hit We Will Rock You, has penned the musical comedy Tonight’s the Night, inspired by Rod Stewart’s songs and life. The show was a huge hit in London ...

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The Queen is Dead – The Lowry, Salford

The Queen Is Dead - The Lowry

Writer: Sarah McDonald Hughes Director: Alan Pattison Reviewer: Dave Cunningham One of the routes to The Lowry involves traveling through the area in which, on 9th August 2011, shops were looted, vehicles burnt and the police forced to retreat during the riots that broke out countrywide. The local relevance of ‘The Queen is Dead’, based on verbatim reports of the ...

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La Merda – Soho Theatre, London

La Merda - Soho, London

Writer: Cristian Ceresoli Reviewer: Harry Stern Walking into the small auditorium upstairs at the Soho Theatre, a champion of innovation, to take their seats the audience is confronted by a tall metal platform, atop which sits a woman muttering to herself in Italian. Not so remarkable in itself except for the fact that she is naked. She remains naked throughout ...

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