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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 03:05 PM
London.
THE CRUCIBLE
By Arthur Miller
5Stars*****

Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch RM11 1QT to 11 March 2017 and then on tour.

Tour dates: www.selladoor.com
Mon – Sat 7.30pm. Mat Thu 23 Feb, 2 Mar & 9 Mar & Sat 11 Mar.
Runs 3 hr One interval.

TICKETS: www.queens-theatre.co.uk
01708 443333

A play for today as much as it was for the day when it was written.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 03:12 PM
London
Adriana Lecouvreur
2 Star**

Royal Opera House

Bow Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 9DD

Runs: 205 mins. 2 x 25 min intervals

Box Office: 020 7304 4000
www.roh.org.uk
 
Review by: Ian Spiby. Perf. seen 17 February 2017:

Deadly Theatre

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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 12:55 PM
London.
NEW NIGERIANS
By Oladipo Agholuaje.
3Stars ***

Studio 1, The Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 11 March 2017.

Mon – Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 40 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 17 February.


A funny biting satire on politicians and ploys

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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 12:34 PM
London.
RICHARD 111
by William Shakespeare.
4 Stars ****


The Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS to 19 February 2017.

Performances 7.45pm & 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7638 4141.
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: William Russell 16 February.

A spellbinding production with a monster at its heart
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 03:52 PM
London

TRAVESTIES
By Tom Stoppard
4 Stars ****

Apollo Theatre, 31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7EZ to 29 April 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2 hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0330 333 4809.
www.nimaxtheatres.co.uk
Review: William Russell 15 February.

Pleasure pure and perfect from a terrific revival
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 03:35 PM
London
Beau Brummell: An Elegant Madness, by Ron Hutchinson

3Stars***

Jermyn Street Theatre until 11 March

2 hours 10 minutes, including interval.
Review: Tom Aitken 14 February

This will grow in strength in performance.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 06:02 PM
London
Madam Butterfly
A new adaptation by Amanda Holden
3 Star***

King’s Head Theatre to March 18

115 Upper Street
Islington
London N1 1QN

Runs: 120 mins. 15 min interval

Box Office: 020 7226 8561
www.kingsheadtheatre.com

 
Review by: Ian Spiby. Perf seen 13 February 2017:

Not perfect, but another opera triumph for the King’s Head
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 05:36 PM
Birmingham & Touring
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (ABRIDGED) Reed Mortin and Austin Tichenor
Reduced Shakespeare Company
3Star***

Birmingham Rep, to 15 02, Touring (UK and US) to 28 05

Runs: 2h, one interval
BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
www.reducedshakespeare.com/productions/william-shakespeares-long-lost-first-play-abridged/

Review Alexander Ray Edser, 14 02 17

Fresh, frolicking, fun
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:47 AM
London.
La Ronde
By Arthur Schnitzler.
a new adaptation by Max Gill.
3Stars ***

The Bunker Theatre, 55 Southwark Street, London SE1 1UN to 11 March 2017.

Tues – Sat 7.30 pm. Mat Wed, Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 95 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7403 1139.
www.bunkertheatre.com
Review: William Russell 13 February.


Going round in circles in style
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, February 13, 2017 - 09:53 AM
Birmingham
Dido and Aeneas

Town Hall Birmingham, 5th February 2017

Ex Cathedra Choir and Baroque Ensemble

5Star*****


Review: Paul & David Gray, 10 02 17

Only the best is good enough
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 02:23 PM
London.
MY LAND’S SHORE
Music & Lyrics by Christopher J Orton.
Book & Lyrics by Robert Gould.
3 Stars ***

Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre, 53-55 Hoe Street, London E17 4SA to 26 February 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Man Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8520 8674.
www.allstarpro.co.uk
Review: William Russell 10 February.

Lots of wails in Wales
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 10, 2017 - 02:41 PM
London
Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, adapted for the stage by John Ginman
A Blackeyed Theatre production

4Stars****

Greenwich Theatre until 11 February

2 hours, including interval.
Review: Tom Aitken 7 February

Humanity and morality centre-stage

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 10, 2017 - 10:21 AM
London.
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Adapted by Marilyn Campbell & Curt Columbus.
4 Stars ****

The Brockley Jack Studio, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 25 February 2017.

Tues – Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1 hr 30 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366
ww.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 9 February.

A masterly adaptation

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 10, 2017 - 10:00 AM
London.
KILLING TIME
by Zoe Mills.
3Stars ***

Park 90, Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP to 4 March 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thur & Sat 3.15pm.
Runs 1hr 50 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.ParkTheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 8 February.

A tale about music, death and being bloody minded
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, February 06, 2017 - 10:01 AM
London and touring
Henry V, by William Shakespeare (Additional words by AE Housman)
An Antic Disposition production
4Stars****


2 hours 15 minutes, including interval.
Tour details below

Review: Tom Aitken 3 February

A rewarding production
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 02:41 PM
London
Salome, by Oscar Wilde
A Theatre Lab Company production
3Star***
Hoxton Hall until 11 February, 2017.


70 minutes, without interval.

Review: Tom Aitken 2 February

A quirky pice, a rarely performed piece, worth a visit.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:18 PM
London.
CAUTIONARY TALES FOR DAUGHTERS
by Tanya Holt.
3 Stars ***

Jermyn Street Theatre, 16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST to 11 February 2017.

Tour dates – Everyman, Cheltenham 17/18 February; Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead, - 3 March; Heron Theatre, Lancashire – 18 March; Quay Theatre, Sudbury – 24 March; Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford – 5 May; Edge Arts Theatre, Shropshire – 6 May; Holt Festival, Norfolk – 24 July.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 55mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 21 January.

What Mom told Dotty – life lessons
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 11:03 AM
Birmingham
LOVE: Alexander Zeldin
4Star****

Birmingham Rep, Studio: to 11 February 2017

Runs: 1h 35m, no interval
BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Review Alexander Ray Edser, 31 01 17

Unusual and unusually powerful
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 27, 2017 - 04:40 PM
London
DIRTY GREAT LOVE STORY
by Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna.
4 Stars ****

The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JB to 18 March 2017.

Mon – Sat 7.30pm. Mat Thur & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 80 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7836 8463.
www.artstheatrewestend.co.uk
Review: William Russell 25 January.

Unmissable, hilarious tale of a couple of losers in love
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 05:06 PM
London
DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
Book by Thomas Meehan & Peter Stone
Music & Lyrics by Maury Yeaston
Based on the play by Alberto Cassella
3Stars***

Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NL to 4 March, 2017.

Mon - Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed 2.30pm Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 20 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 08444 930650
www.CharingCrossTheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 23 January.

A chamber musical with charm
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 02:38 PM
London
THE DOPPEL GANG
by Dominic Hedges.
3 Stars ***

Tristan Bates Theatre, 1a Tower Street, London WC2H 9NP to 11 February 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 3pm.
Runs 1 hr 40 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 3841 6611.
www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk

Full marks for trying but can do better
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 02:04 PM
London
HOLDING THE MAN
by Tommy Murphy.
4Stars ****

The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 4 February 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3356
www.brockleyjack.co.uk

A time for loving, a time for dying
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 20, 2017 - 10:43 AM
London
WINTER SOLSTICE, by Roland Schimmelpfennig
An Orange Tree Theatre and Actors Touring Company co-production
4Star****
Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, until 11 February, 2017.


1hr 50 mins, without interval.

Review: Tom Aitken 18 January

Christmas play with a host of raised, then contradicted expectations.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:50 PM
London.
PROMISES, PROMISES
Book by Neil Simon, Music by Burt Bacharach, Lyrics by Hal David.
Based on the screenplay for The Apartment by Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond.
Two stars **

Southwark Playhouse, The Large, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6 BD to 18 February.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Tues & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 50 mins One interval.

TICKETS:
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 January.

Promises unfulfilled in overlong dated musical
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 05:11 PM
London.
THE LOWER DEPTHS
by Maxim Gorky.
Translated by Jeremy Brooks & Kitty Hunter-Blair.
4 Stars ****

The Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 11 February 2017.


Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 3 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646
www.arcolatheatrecom
Review: William Russell 16 January.

A fine revival of a masterpiece
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 02:57 PM
London
WISH LIST
By Katherine Soper
3 Stars ***

Jerwood Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8A to 11 February 2017

Mon – Sat 7.45pm Mat Thur & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1 hr 40 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000
www.royalcourttheatre.com

Review: William Russell 13 January 2017.

Hard hitting piece about the zero hour contract world of work
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 13, 2017 - 11:47 AM
London.
BU21
by Stuart Slade.
4Stars ****

Trafalgar Studios to 18 February 2017.

1hr 45 mins (no interval).

Review: Tom Aitken 11 January 2017

Serious, but far from gloomy
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 13, 2017 - 10:51 AM
Birmingham
The Snowman:
5 Star *****

Birmingham Repertory Theatre to Sunday 15th January 2017.

Runs: 1hr 20 minutes, with one 20 minute interval.
Tickets: 0121 236 4455
Info: https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/about-us/how-to-book.html
Review: Nigel Bellingham, 11/01/2017

Guaranteed to melt even the iciest of hearts.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 07:19 PM
London
THE KITE RUNNER
by Matthew Spangler
based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini
3Stars ***
Wyndham’s Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA to 11 March 2017.

Mon - Sat 7.30pm Mat Thur & Sat 2.30pm.

Runs 2hr 40 mins One interval.


TICKETS: 0844 482 5120.
www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk
Review: William Russell 10 January.

Workmanlike but far from heart breaking or epic in scale.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 05:04 PM
London.
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY WAY
by Tom Jacobson.
5Stars *****

Jermyn Street Theatre to 28 January 2017.

1hr 40 mins (no interval).
Review: Tom Aitken 9 January 2017

Definitely a must see
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