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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, August 25, 2014 - 10:39 AM
London
OUR WORLD AT WAR

A rep of Troilus & Cressida and Coriolanus
by William Shakespeare
adapted by Ricky Dukes

Tristan Bates Theatre, 1a Tower Street, London WC2H9NP to 6 September 2014
Mon – Sat 7.30pm
Runs 2 hr 45 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 240 6283
www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 22 August

A rewarding double bill.
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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:34 AM
Nottingham.

MURDER WEAPON: Brian Clemens.

Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 0m: one interval: till 23rd August.
Performance times: 7.30pm weekdays, 5pm and 8pm Saturday (Matinee 2.00pm Weds).
Review: Alan Geary: 18th August 2014.


Nottingham’s Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season ends on a high.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:30 AM
London
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S Dream
by William Shakespeare


The Courtyard Theatre, 4o Pitfield Street, London N1 6EU to 7 September 2014
Tues – Sun 7.30pm (Fri 7pm).
Runs 2 hr 30 mins One interval, to 07 09 14

TICKETS: 0844 4771000
www.thecourtyard.org.uk
Review: William Russell 20 August

Once more into the Dream dear friends.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 02:16 PM
London
SEE ROCK CITY AND OTHER DESTINATIONS

Music by Brad Alexander
Book & Lyrics by Adam Mathais

The Union Theatre, 204 Union Street, London SE1 0LX to 30 August 2014
Tues – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm
Runs 1hr 40 mins No interval, to 30 08 14

TICKETS: 02067 261 9876
www.ticketsource.co.uk/uniontheatre

Review: William Russell, 17 August

Take a trip with talent.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 02:04 PM
London
Jezebel: Mark Cantan
Soho Theatre,

21 Dean Street
London W1D 3NE

7.00pm Tues-Sun; mats: Sat 3pm; Sun 4.30pm

Runs: 90 mins no interval. to 31 08.

TICKETS : 020 7478 0100
On-line: www.sohotheatre.com

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen August 14, 2014:

Sharp, modern and funny to boot.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 02:06 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
THE WHITE DEVIL: John Webster

RSC, The Swan, Stratford-Upon-Avon
Runs: 2h 45m, on interval, to 29 11 14

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 16 08 14

Theatrical, visceral, intelligent production that gets to the guts of the play.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 11:57 AM
London
THE RING CYCLE PLAYS
Adapted from the librettos of Richard Wagner
By Phil Willmott & Lisa Kuma


The Scoop at More London, Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2DB to 31 August 2014
Wed- Sat 6pm
Runs 4hr 25 mins Three intervals, to 31 08 14

FREE EVENT
www.morelondon.com

Review: William Russell 15 August

Shenanigans, giants and dragons in Valhalla – but Wagner’s plot creaks.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 11:44 AM
London
Dogfight
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan
Based on the Warner Bros film and screenplay by Bob Comfort


Southwark Playhouse,
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

7.30pm, Sat mat 3.00pm

Runs: 2hrs incl internal, to 13 09 14

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 7407 0234
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Aug 13, 2014:

Another Southwark delight.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 15, 2014 - 11:52 AM
London
MUSWELL HILL
by Torben Betts


The White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ to 31 August 2014
Tues – Sat 7.30 pm Sun 6pm
Runs 2hr One interval, till 31 08 14

TICKETS: 0844 8700 887
www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk

Review: William Russell 14 August

A dinner party from hell. A heavenly production.
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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, August 15, 2014 - 11:42 AM
Nottingham.

FATAL ENCOUNTER: Francis Durbridge.
Theatre Royal

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 15m: one interval: till 16th August.
Performance times: 7.30pm weekdays, 5pm and 8pm Saturday (Matinee 2.00pm Weds).
Review: Alan Geary: 11th August 2014.


Unapologetically entertaining.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:23 AM
London.

SOMMER 14 - A DANCE OF DEATH
by Rolf Hochhuth.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms
118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 30 August 2014.

Tue-Sat 7.30m Mat Sat, Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652. www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 7 August.

Finborough scores another coup.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:03 AM
London
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
by Lewis Carroll
adapted for the stage by Daniel Winder


St Paul’s Church, Bedford Street, London WC2E 9ED to 30 August 2014
Mon – Sat 7pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval, to 30 08 14


TICKETS: www.irishtheatre.com

Review: William Russell 11 August

Look no further for a summer treat. A truly brillig evening.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, August 11, 2014 - 03:41 PM
Scarborough.

THE BOY WHO FELL INTO A BOOK
by Alan Ayckbourn musical adaptation and lyrics by Paul James music by Cathy Shostak and Eric Angus.

Stephen Joseph Theatre (The Round) Westborough YO11 1JW To 31 August 2014.
1.30pm 14 Aug.
2.30pm 12, 16, 20, 23, 26, 30 Aug.
3pm 17, 31 Aug.
7pm 28 Aug.
7.30pm 11, 13, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 29, 30 Aug.
Audio-described 23 Aug 2.30pm.
Captioned 22 Aug.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 01723 370541.
www.sjt.uk.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 8 August.

Added music adds little to a comically dramatic adventure.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, August 11, 2014 - 03:11 PM
Edinburgh.

FRINGE VIEWS 2014.

After its earnest early years, and swelling into a market-place for careers, the Edinburgh Fringe maintains both those elements but with a significant theme of artistic exploration.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, August 11, 2014 - 12:00 PM
Scarborough.

SCREENPLAY
by Jimmy Osborne, Isabel Wright, Kate Brower, Claudine Toutoungi.

Stephen Joseph Theatre (McCarthy auditorium) Westborough YO11 1JW In rep to 30 August 2014.
2.45pm 13, 30 Aug.
7.15pm 21, 28 Aug.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 01723 370541.
www.sjt.uk.co
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 August.

Life’s loneliness and fears in front of the big screen.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, August 11, 2014 - 09:00 AM
York.

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by Kenneth Grahame adapted by Mike Kenny.

Theatre Royal St Leonards Place YO1 7HD To 30 August 2014.
Tue-Sat 7pm Mat Thu-Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 21, 23 Aug 2.30pm & 7pm.
BSL Signed 30 Aug 2.30pm.
Captioned 23 Aug 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 01904 623568.
www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 August.

Lively, energetic tale of famous river characters.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 10:06 AM
Scarborough.

COX AND BOX – MRS BOUNCER’S LEGACY
adapted, with a sequel, by Chris Monks and Richard Atkinson.

Stephen Joseph Theatre (McCarthy auditorium) Westborough YO11 1JW In rep to 30 August 2014.
1.45pm 21, 28 Aug.
3pm 10, 24 Aug.
7.15pm 14 Aug.
7.45pm.12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 27, 29, 30 Aug.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 01723 370541.
www.sjt.uk.co
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 August.

Musical recreation and invention makes for a happy holiday show which hits home.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 09:34 AM
London
GRIM
Book and lyrics by Fiona O’Malley
Music by Joseph Alexander


Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NL to 30 August 2014
Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm
Runs 1 hr 45 mins One interval

TICKETS: 0844 4930 650
www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk

Review: William Russell 8 August

Grim and bear it.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 09:22 AM
London
A Bright Room Called Day : Tony Kushner


Southwark Playhouse,
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

7.30pm, Sat mat 3.30pm

Runs: 2hrs 30 mins incl interval.

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 7407 0234
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Aug 6, 2014:

Much to get your teeth into; galvanising
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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, August 08, 2014 - 10:26 AM
Nottingham.

THE SHADOW OF THE GHOST: Chris Ponka and Nicolas Ridley.

Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 10m: one interval: till 9th August.
Performance times: 7.30pm weekdays, 5pm and 8pm Saturday (Matinee 2.00pm Weds).
Review: Alan Geary: 4th August 2014.


Has its moments but doesn’t quite come off.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 08, 2014 - 10:22 AM
London
LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN
by Oscar Wilde


King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1QN to 23 August 2014
Tues – Sat 7pm Mat Sun 3pm
Runs 2 hr 15 mins One interval

TICKETS: 0207 226 478 0160
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell, 08 08 14

Oscar may well be wild about this.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 09:56 AM
MY NIGHT WITH REG: by Kevin Elyot

Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LX to 27 September 2014
Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm
Runs 2hr No interval, To 27 09 14

TICKETS: 0844 871 7624
www.donmarwarehouse.com
Review: William Russell 6 August

A night to remember.
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Posted by : al_geary on Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 10:13 AM
THE GHOST TRAIN: Arnold Ridley.
Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 10m: one interval: till 2nd August.
Performance times: 7.30pm weekdays, 5pm and 8pm Saturday (Matinee 2.00pm Weds).
Review: Alan Geary: 28th July 2014.

Creaky of course, but a lot of fun.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 10:10 AM
London
MARRY ME A LITTLE
By Stephen Sondheim


St James Theatre Studio, 12 Palace Street, London SW1 E to 10 August 2014
Evenings 8pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3pm. Sun 10 August 7pm
Runs 1hr 15 mins No interval, to 10 08 14

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140
www.boxoffice@stjamestheatre.co.uk

Review: William Russell, 05 08 14

Marriage on the rocks.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 09:58 AM
London
MIRACOLI
By Valentina Zagaria


Tristan Bates Theatre, 1a Tower Street, London WC2H 9NP to 9 August 2014
9.30pm
Runs I hr No interval, till 09 08 14

TICKETS: 0207 240 6283
www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 4 August

Island under siege
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, August 01, 2014 - 08:38 AM
London.

IN LAMBETH
by Jack Shepherd.

Southwark Playhouse (The Large) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 2 August 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 July.

Out of the trees and off the streets for discussion in late 18th-century London.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, August 01, 2014 - 12:25 AM
Tour.

MURDER ON AIR
by Agatha Christie.

Tour to 20 September 2014.
Runs 1hr 50min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 July at Milton Keynes Theatre.

Ingenuity of plot and creation of a sound-world impress.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 09:59 PM
THE TWO GENTLEMENT OF VERONA: William Shakespeare
RSC, RST, Stratford Upon Avon

www.rsc.org.uk
Runs: 2h 30m, one interval, till 04 09 14

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 29 07 14

Slow burn start, but worth the wait.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 12:35 PM
London.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Tennessee Williams.

Young Vic 66 The Cut Waterloo SE1 8LZ To 19 September 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 26 Aug.
Captioned 2 Sept.
Runs 3hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922
www.youngvic.org
sold out Day tickets available from 5pm (eves) or 1pm (Mats). Details: www.youngvic.org
The production will be broadcast to 550+ UK cinemas (and others orldwide) on 16 September. (info: www.ntlive.com).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 July.

Unconventional production with a colourful Blanche.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:24 AM
London.

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
by William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk SE1 9DT In rep to 24 August 2014.
1pm 10 Aug.
2pm 30, 31 July, 5, 13, 14, 20-22 Aug.
6.30pm 3, 17, 24 Aug.
7.30pm 29, 30 July, 1, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 19, 21 Aug.12am 8 Aug.
Audio-described 13 Aug 7.30pm.
BSL Signed 16 Aug.
Captioned 5 Aug.
Runs 2hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 July.

A world well lost makes a great gain for the Globe season.
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