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Breakfast at Tiffany’s – The Lyceum, Sheffield


Writer: Adapted by Richard Greenberg from the novella by Truman Capote Music: Grant Olding Director: Nikolai Foster Choreographer: Melanie Knott Reviewer: Janet Jepson The author of the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Truman Capote, is often quoted to be the godfather of celebrity culture, and as such deserves his place in posterity. Standing at only 5'3" he was a giant of ...

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Milton Keynes Theatre


Writer: Richard Greenburg, from the novella by Truman Capote Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Maggie Constable One cannot help but be charmed at Milton Keynes Theatre this week by Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Taken from Truman Capote’s famous 1958 novella, this stage adaptation by the award-winning playwright Richard Greenburg now features music and song. The much-loved 60s film of the same name, ...

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One Man, Two Guvnors – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton


Writer: Richard Bean Original Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Selwyn Knight One Man, Two Guvnors boisterously burst onto the theatre scene in 2011, playing the West End and Broadway, winning the Evening Standard’s Best Play award and a Tony for James Corden for Best Actor in a Play. Based on a 1743 Italian Commedia del’Arte play, Servant ...

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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 rôle it has garnered countless accolades. Now, the extensive touring production visits ...

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One Man Two Guvnors– Theatre Royal, Norwich


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 tocomplete 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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