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As You Like It – Guildford College of Law, Guildford

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Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Tom Littler Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] The elegant surroundings of the gardens of the Guildford College of Law prove an ideal setting for the Guildford Shakespearean Company’s late-Edwardian open air production of As You Like It. Stately buildings, hints of ruins and leafy glades frame this happiest of Shakespearean tales as not even the bitterest of ...

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The Universal Machine – New Diorama Theatre, London

Writers: David Byrne and Dominic Brennan Music: Dominic Brennan Director: David Byrne Reviewer: Edie R [rating:3.5] Glancing through the programme of “The Universal Machine”, you detect a certain defensiveness. The PIT theatre company is apparently conscious that in setting out to make a musical of the life of Alan Turing, father of computer science and troubled hero of Bletchley Park, ...

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Blood Wedding – New Diorama, London

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Writer: Federico García Lorca Adaptor: Gareth Jandrell Director: Rachel Valentine Smith Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:2] In the Andalusia of Lorca’s rural tragedy, a bride and groom plan their wedding in a community still coming to terms with the scars of the past. The Bridegroom’s father and brother were killed in a feud with the local Felix family, and his mother ...

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Fiesco – New Diorama, London

Writer: Friedrich Schiller Adaptor: Daniel Millar & Mark Leipacher Director: Mark Leipacher Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:4] With this, their third Schiller adaptation in two years, The Faction Theatre Company are continuing their ambitious quest to stage the complete works of one of Germany’s premiere playwrights. A new version by Daniel Millar and Mark Leipacher, and directed by the latter, Fiesco ...

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Mary Stuart – New Diorama, London

Writer: Friedrich Schiller Adaptor: Mark Leipacher & Daniel Millar Director: Mark Leipacher Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:4] Mark Leipacher and Daniel Millar’s latest adaptation for The Faction Theatre Company is Schiller’s Mary Stuart, a powerful and entertaining play chronicling the politically and emotionally charged last days of Mary Queen of Scots. A piece which accentuates the historical with a generous dollop ...

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Twelfth Night – Faction at the New Diorama, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Mark Leipacher Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] With a burst of enthusiasm and ambition that should inspire anyone who is already struggling to keep their New Year’s resolutions,The Faction Theatre company are launching into 2012 with a three play rep season for the next seven weeks at the New Diorama Theatre. First up is Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, ...

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The Faction Blog : Week 3 – The week before Christmas is…

Doubt Week*** Apparently it has only been a week since my last blog. Apparently it is Christmas at the weekend. I say 'apparently' as my concept of time has become somewhat distorted with the intensity of the Rep Season. Last week it was decided by ensemble member Tom Radford (Sebastian/Mortimer/Reveller) that the company were at the “hugging hello” stage. This ...

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The Robbers – New Diorama Theatre, London

Writer: Friedrich Schiller Translators: Daniel Millar and Mark Leipacher Director: Mark Leipacher Reviewer: Elizabeth Davis [rating:4] ‘Man is moulded out of dirt.’ Mark Leipacher’s production of Schiller’s The Robbers sets out to show the cruelty man is capable of and the terrifying vertigo of an amoral world. As an old Count dies, his younger son schemes, plots and murders his ...

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