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Oppenheimer – RSC: The Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Oppenheimer – RSC - (C) Keith Pattison

  Writer: Tom Morton-Smith Director: Angus Jackson Reviewer: James Garrington "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." These are words from Hindu scripture, written four thousand or more years ago. They are also the words that J. Robert Oppenheimer later claimed came into his mind upon witnessing the first atomic bomb test in 1945. Oppenheimer went on to ...

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One Man, Two Guvnors – The Lowry, Salford

Gavin Spokes - One Man Two Guvnors

Writer: Richard Bean Music: Grant Olding Original Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Luke Walker Since 2011 this production from the National Theatre has been an enormous hit on The South Bank, The West End and on Broadway. Beginning life with James Cordon in the central role it has garnered countless accolades. Now, the extensive touring production visits ...

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One Man Two Guvnors– Theatre Royal, Norwich

ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS by Bean

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Lu Greer   Now on its third tour of the UK, this re-imagining of a classic Commedia dell’Arte, has until this point won over critics left and right as its takes the audience through some of the most chaotic days of Francis Henshall’s (Gavin Spokes) life when he tries ...

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Twelfth Night – Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Twelfth Night - English Touring Theatre

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Jonathan Munby Music: Grant Olding Reviewer: May Mellstrom Music becomes truly integral to director Jonathan Munby’s beguiling production of Twelfth Night, building upon Shakespeare’s oft quoted line ‘If music be the food of love, play on’ and framed by the fool Feste’s haunting renditions of Shakespeare’s songs. Grant Olding’s compositions are performed by Brian Protheroe as ...

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Twelfth Night – Crucible, Sheffield

Twelfth Night - Crucible, Sheffield. Photo Credit Mark Douet

Writer: William Shakespeare Music: Grant Olding Director: Jonathan Munby Reviewer: Ruth Jepson “If music be the food of love…” There can’t be a member of the theatre-going public who isn't able to complete that quote, and it’s one that English Touring Theatre have taken to heart in their production of Twelfth Night. Through piano melodies and acoustic guitars Shakespeare’s most famous ...

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One Man, Two Guvnors – Liverpool Empire

Gavin Spokes - One Man Two Guvnors

Writer: Richard Bean Music: Grant Olding Original Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: John Roberts No one could have imagined when One Man, Two Guvnors premiered at The National Theatre in May 2011 what an international smash-hit it would come to be. Over the past 3 years the show has played all over the world including Broadway and ...

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One Man Two Guv’nors – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

one man two guvnors glasgow kings theatre

Writer: Richard Bean from The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni Director: Nicholas Hytner Music: Grant Olding Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It is testament to the writing skills of Richard Bean and the supreme talent of the energetic and committed cast that an obscure 18th Century Commedia dell’Arte farce has a packed audience of 21st Century Glaswegians rolling in the ...

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One Man, Two Guvnors – Bristol Hippodrome

Gavin Spokes - One Man Two Guvnors

Original Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director: Adam Penford Writer: Richard Bean Reviewer: Claire Hayes [Rating:4.5] This latest incarnation of the National Theatre’s big hitting farce is a touring show, with Gavin Spokes taking the lead role of Francis Henshall. Based on the eighteenth century play The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, Richard Bean’s comedy has updated the action ...

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