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Peter Pan Goes Wrong – The Lowry, Salford

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Laura Maley   When a production’s programme can make you guffaw, it should follow that what’s on stage will too. Happily, Peter Pan Goes Wrong delivers in absolute buckets. A sublime eye for detail runs through the production (and the programme, which includes mock actor biogs and a mistake-filled wordsearch) ...

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Eric & Little Ern- St James Theatre, London


Writer: Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens Director: Owen Lewis Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh   Eric and Ernie’s are big shoes to fill, the iconic double act having shared a hugely successful career spanning three decades leading them to fondly be thought of as the nation’s pride. Up to the challenge are Jonty Stephens (Eric Morecambe) and Ian Aspitel (Ernie Wise) who ...

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The Merchant of Venice – Almeida Theatre, London

merchant venice

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Rupert Goold Reviewer: George Attwell Gerhards   If a production makes you wonder, upon leaving, why a certain play is still performed there is something wrong, right? Such is the case with your reviewer and the production of The Merchant of Venice opening at the Almeida, revived from the RSC from 2011. Whilst the inevitable discussions ...

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Tiger Country – Hampstead Theatre, London

"Tiger Country - Hampstead Theatre - 8th December 2014Written and Directed by Nina RaineCast includes Ruth Everett, Souad Faress, Jenny Galloway, Nick Hendrix, Maxwell Hutcheon, Tricia Kelly, Alastair MacKenzie, Wunmi Mosaku, Shaun Parkes, Luke Thompso

Writer / Director: Nina Raine Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   We are fascinated by medical dramas, which explain the popularity of pseudo-soap operas like Casualty and ER. Part of this is a desire to understand and compare the uniquely British NHS and its role in society to other countries, but also doctors, and especially surgeons, undertake an extraordinary job, almost God-like ...

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Potted Sherlock – Vaudeville Theatre, London


Writer: Daniel Clarkson and Tom Clarkson Director: Hanna Berrigan Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Londoners are very busy people; with so many places to go, friends to see and things to do, it’s impossible to fit everything in, especially at this time of the year. With so little free time even taking an evening or two to read a book is ...

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She Stoops to Conquer – Abbey Theatre, Dublin


Writer: Oliver Goldsmith Director: Conall Morrison Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Christmas at the Abbey Theatre comes this year in the form of the fantastically farcical. Oliver Goldsmith's classic She Stoops to Conquer is a whirlwind of music, energy and ludicrous comedy. As Mr and Mrs. Hardcastle prepare their country home to receive a potential suitor, son of a family friend Mr. Marlowe, for their ...

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A Christmas Carol – Old Red Lion Theatre, London


Writer: Neil Bartlett Director: Gus Miller Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Alongside turkey and mince pies, Charles Dickens' tale of a miserly old Christmas hater getting his comeuppance has established itself as a permanent fixture in our seasonal  celebrations. The story, also a clarion call for a more caring society, may well be over- familiar, but it can still stand up ...

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Dublin Oldschool – Project Arts Centre, Dublin


Writer: Emmet Kirwan Director: Phillip McMahon Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Developed as part of Show in a Bag, an artist development initiative of the Tiger Dublin Fringe Dublin Oldschool was presented as part of the Tiger Dublin Fringe festival in 2014  . Nominated for the Bewley's Little Gem Award, the First Fortnight Award and scooping the highly sought after Best Performer award (a ...

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