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Posted by : al_geary on Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 12:03 AM
Nottingham.

STAGE STRUCK
by Simon Gray.

Theatre Royal Theatre Square NG1 5ND
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.
Review: Alan Geary: 24th August 2015.

An excellent finale to Nottingham’s Thriller Season.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, August 31, 2015 - 04:18 PM
London.

MY EYES WENT DARK
by Matthew Wilkinson.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 19 September 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 September.

Impressive but near-impenetrable at first sight.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 10:35 AM
London.

LADY ANNA: ALL AT SEA
by Craig Baxter inspired by Anthony Trollope.

Park Theatre (Park 200) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park N4 3JP To 19 September 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS:020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 August.

Lively novel adaptation and insight into the author’s way of working.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 01:13 AM
London.

HAMLET
by William Shakespeare.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS To 31 October 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.15pm Mat Sat 1.30pm.
Runs: 3hr 5min One interval

TICKETS: 020 7638 8891.
(sold out but 30 £10 tickets available daily In person: Mon– Sat, 9.00am-8pm; Sun & Bank Hols 11.00am-8pm).
www.hamlet-barbican.com
Review: by Carole Woddis 26 August.

Somewhat flaky Danish pastry.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 11:43 PM
Edinburgh.

PAUL BRIGHT’S CONFESSIONS OF A JUSTIIFIED SINNER
by Pamela Carter.

Queen’s Hall Clerk Street To 22 August 2015.
Runs 1hr 55min No interval.

Proving James Hogg and Paul Bright were really made for each other.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 11:30 AM
Oxford.

ALICE
by Kate Kerrow.

The Gardens St Hugh’s College St Margaret’s Road OX2 6LE To 13 September 2015.
10am 7, 8, 11 Sep.
12pm 13 Sep.
2.30pm 29 Aug-1 Sep, 5, 12 Sep.
5pm 29 Aug-1 Sep, 5, 6, 12 Sep.
7pm 3, 4, 7, 8, 11 Sep.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 01865 766266.
www.creationtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 August.

A purposful Alice in grounds that might have been made for it.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:40 AM
Hornchurch.

ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN
by Bob Eaton.

Queen’s Theatre Billet Lane RM11 1QT To 12 September.

Tue-Sat 8pm Mat 5 Sept 2.30pm.
Audio-described 5 Sept 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 9 Sept.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 01708 443333.
www.queens-theatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 August.

Energetic musical celebration of hamlet, voice of youth and its music.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, August 28, 2015 - 10:37 AM
London.

YOU WON’T SUCCEED ON BROADWAY IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANY JEWS
developed & directed by Daniel Donskay & Michaela Stern.

St James Theatre 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 5 September 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 27 August.

Lots of razzle, dazzle but same old songs from the shows.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 03:47 PM
Edinburgh.

64 SQUARES
by Christopher Harrisson. devised by Rhum and Clay with Charlotte Dubery, Sacha Plaige, Jess Mabel Jones adapted from The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig.

Underbelly (Big Belly) Cowgate To 30 August 2015.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 August.

Continually inventive and intriguing exploration of identity.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 01:21 PM
London.

THE MEDIUM and THE WANTON SUBLIME
by Peter Maxwell Davies libretto by Anna Rabinowitz music by Tarik O’Regan.

Arcola Theatre (Arcola 2) 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 29 August.
8pm.
Runs 1hr 35min One interval.
TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 August.

The mad and the sad are far from bad in a splendid performance of two inventive scores.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 11:08 AM
London.

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
book by Richard Morris & Dick Scanlan new lyrics by Dick Scanlan new music by Jeanine Tesori.

Landor Theatre 70 Landor Road SW9 9PH To 13 September 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7737 7276.
www.landortheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 26 August.

Send for My Sister Eileen. Good performances can’t breathe life into a dodo.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 05:09 PM
Sonning.

LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE
by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron based on the book by Ilene Beckerman.

The Mill at Sonning Sonning Eye RG4 6TY To 26 September 2015.
Tue-Sat 8.15pm (dinner 6.30pm) Mat Sat Sun 27 Aug, 3, 10 17 Sep (lunch 12.30pm).
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 0118 969 8000.
www.millatsonning.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 August.

US clothes show wears well.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 03:19 PM
York.

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN
by E Nesbit adapted by Mike Kenny.

Signal Box Theatre @ National Railway Museum Leeman Road YO26 4XJ To 5 September 2015.
Tue-Sat 2pm & 7pm.
Audio-described 29 Aug 2pm & 7pm.
BSL Signed 27 Aug 7pm.
Captioned 29 Aug 2pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 01904 623568
www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 August.

First-class Yorkshire theatre.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 12:15 PM
London.

TAMBURLAINE THE GREAT
by Christopher Marlowe adapted by Ricky Dukes & Gavin Harrington-Odera.

Tristan Bates Theatre 1A Tower Street WC2H 9NP To 12 September 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7240 6283.
www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 25 August.

A crowning achievement.
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Posted by : BOLDTEXT on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 09:47 AM
Bold Text Playwrights present SUNSTROKE @ The REP
8pm on Monday September 7th


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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 01:22 AM
Tour.

LUNGS
by Duncan Macmillan.

Tour to 18 October 2015.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 August at Summerhall Edinburgh.

Another brilliant thing from playwright Macmillan.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 12:03 PM
London.

THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD
by J M Synge.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 29 August 2015.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 August.

Tall tales in a small space are lively but latterly need room to breathe.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 11:02 AM
Scarborough.

NEVILLE’S ISLAND
by Tim Firth.

Stephen Joseph Theatre (The Round) Westborough YO11 1JW To 27 August 2015.
Tue-Thu 7.30pm Mat Thu 1.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 01723 370541.
www.sjt.uk.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 July.

Water-bound comedy rubs salt in the wounds in another Scarborough homecoming.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 10:42 AM
London.

HENRY V
by William Shakespeare.

Temple Church Middle Temple EC4Y 9AT To 5 September 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 25min.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.ticketsource.co.uk
Review: William Russell 24 August.

Oh What a Lovely Agincourt!
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 12:50 PM
London.

LEONCE AND LENA
by George Buchner adaped by Corinna Duemier.

Brockley Jack Studio 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 29 August 2015.
Tues-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 20 August.

Curiouser and curiouser, and well worth catching.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 12:29 PM
London
CAPTAIN SHOW-OFF & WOMEN OF TROY to 30 August.
CAPTAIN SHOW-OFF
by Phil Willmott after Plautus.
WOMEN OF TROY
by Lisa Kuma from the Trojan War plays by Euripides.

The Scoop

Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2DB to 30 August 2015.
Wed-Sun 6pm and 8pm.
Runs 1hr 15 mins no interval & 2hr 20 mins One interval/

TICKETS: This is a free event.
Information: www.morelondon.com

Review: William Russell 19 August.

Rain stopped play – sadly.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 11:44 AM
London
OUR HOUSE
Music & lyrics by Madness.
Book by Tim Firth.

The Union Theatre

204 Union Street, London SE1 0LX to 12 September 2015.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876
www.ticketsource.co.uk/uniontheatre (fees apply).
Review: William Russell 21 August.

Dancing up a storm
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Posted by : al_geary on Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 11:17 AM
Nottingham

SUDDENLY AT HOME: Francis Durbridge.
Theatre Royal

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 3h 10m: one interval: till 22nd August.
Performance times: 7.30pm weekdays, (matinee 2.00pm Weds). 5pm and 8pm Sat).
Review: Alan Geary: 17th August 2015.


Will thorough-going rotter get away with it? Excellent.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, August 17, 2015 - 04:27 PM
London.

WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE
by Steven Hevey.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 18 August 2015.
Sun-Mon 7.30pm Tue 2pm.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finbooroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fee by ’phone or online).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 August.

Fun turns to fury in London property market comedy/drama.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, August 17, 2015 - 01:19 PM
Keswick.

SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER and MR PARADISE
by Tennessee Williams.

Theatre by the Lake Lakeside CA12 5DJ In rep to 4 November 2015.
2pm 19 Aug, 30 Sep, 15, 21 Oct.
8pm 13, 14, 18, 19, 24, 29 Aug, 3, 4, 8, 9, 14, 19, 24, 25,29, 30 Sep, 5, 10, 15, 16, 20, 21, 26, 31 Oct, 3, 4 Nov.
Post-Show Discussion 15 Oct 8pm.
Under 26s £5 14 Aug, 4, 25 Sep, 16 Oct.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.


TICKETS: 017687 74411.
www.theatrebythelake.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 8 August.

Tense, finely performed revival of an intimate, claustrophobic play.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, August 17, 2015 - 09:15 AM
London.

IRISH CLASSICS
Riders to the Sea by J M Synge, The Pot of Broth by W B Yeats, The Travelling Man by Lady Gregory.

Pentameters Theatre 28 Heath Street NW3 6TE (entrance in Oriel Place) To 30 August 2015.
Tue-Sat 8pm Sun 5pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7435 3648.
www.pentameters.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 August.

Three brief gems from the Emerald Isle.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, August 17, 2015 - 04:22 AM
London.

BYE BYE BIRDIE
book by Michael Stewart lyrics by Lee Adams music by Charles Strouse.

Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre 53 Hoe Street Walthamstow E17 4SA To 4 September 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 20min. One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8520 8674.
www.allstarproductions.ticketsource.co.uk
Review: William Russell 16 August.

Tired satire, great tunes as Rose rises to the occasion.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 02:29 PM
Keswick.

ENLIGHTENMENT
by Shelagh Stephenson.

Theatre by the Lake Lakeside CA12 5DJ In rep to 7 November 2015.
2pm 8, 23 Sep, 8, 14, 24, 29 Oct, 7 Nov.
8pm 11, 12, 17, 22, 27, 28 Aug, 1 2, 7, 12, 17, 18, 22, 23, 28 Sep, 3, 8, 9, 13, 14, 19, 24, 29, 30 Oct, 2, 7 Nov.
Post-Show Discussion 17 Sep.
Under 26s £5 28 Aug, 18 Sep, 9, 30 Oct.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.


TICKETS: 017687 74411.
www.theatrebythelake.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 August.

New life for play in revival especially strong at the centre.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 12:52 PM
London.

OPERATION CRUCIBLE
by Kieran Knowles.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 22 August 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finbooroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fee by ’phone or online).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 August.

Essential theatre: script, direction, acting all superb with no frills or distractions.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 11:47 AM
Chichester.

FOR SERVICES RENDERED
by W Somerset Maugham.

Minerva Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 5 September 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat & 20, 26, Aug, 3 Sep 2.45pm.
Audio-described 4 Sep, 5 Sep 2.45pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 August.

Clear and detailed revival of a forceful drama.
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