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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 12:45 PM
STAGE COMBAT, UNARMED: Roger Bartlett
Nick Hern Books (NHB)
5Star*****


ISBN: 978-1-84842-470-8
www.nickhernbooks.co.uk

Price £14.99

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 22 09 16

Characters often do terrible things; here's how to make them more terrible, and have safe fun.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 10:05 AM
London
The Woman in Black
Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill
4Star****

Richmond Theatre until 24 September

Runs 2hs 20 with interval
TICKETS 0844 871 7651
www.atgtickets.com/richmond

Review: Tom Aitken, 20 September 2016

Still the power to shock all ages.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 10:58 AM
London
No Man’s Land
By Harold Pinter
4Star****

Website: www.NoMansLandThePlay.com
Instagram: instagram.com/nomanslandplay
Twitter: twitter.com/NoMansLandPlay
Facebook: www.facebook.com/No-Mans-Land-358999847603550/

Wyndham’s Theatre to 17 December

32 Charing Cross Road,
WC2H 0DA

Runs: 2hrs with interval

TICKETS Box office: 0844 482 5120
www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 17, 2016:

A bleak landscape, unsettling resonances.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, September 19, 2016 - 09:31 AM
London

Things I Know To Be True
A new play by Andrew Bovell
5Star*****

Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith to 01 10

King Street,
Hammersmith,
W6 0QL

Runs: 2hrs 20 incl interval

Tickets: 020 8741 6850
On-line: www.lyric.co.uk

www.franticassembly.co.uk 

@franticassembly


Review: Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 16, 2016:

A model of dramatic detail
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 04:12 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
THE ROVER: Aphra Behn
5Star*****

RSC: The Swan to 11 February 2017

Runs: 3h, one interval
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org


@TheRSC

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 17 September 2016

Bold, brash and . . . a revelation
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 03:56 PM
Birmingham
COLD CALLING: Composed and Created by Nick Powell
Birmingham Rep with CBSO
5Star*****

Birmingham Rep Studio, 16 and 17 September 2016

Runs: 55m, no interval
BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 16 09 16

Unique and beautiful
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Posted by : al_geary on Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 03:49 PM
Nottingham.
SLEUTH: Anthony Shaffer.
4star****

Nottingham Playhouse to 24 September
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www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 1h 45m: one interval: till 24th September.
Performance times: 7.45pm (matinees Thurs 1.30pm and Sats 2.30pm),
Review: Alan Geary: 13th September, 2016.

Celebrated thriller with some outstanding acting.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:54 AM
London (RSC)
The Alchemist
By Ben Jonson
With new prologue and revised script by Stephen Jeffreys
4Star****

Barbican Theatre to 01 October

Silk Street,
London EC2Y 8DS

Runs: 2hr 30 mins including 20 min interval

Box office: 020 7638 8891
www.barbican.org.uk
www.rsc.org.uk/barbican

Review: by Carole Woddis of perf seen Sept 14, 2016:

A play very much for today; light the touch paper and stand clear!
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 02:39 PM
Steve Nallon is returning to Margaret Thatcher and fleshing her out. Alexander Ray Edser discovers how it's working out.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:15 AM
Birmingham and Leicester
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST: Oscar Wilde
3Star***

Birmingham Rep to 24 September
then to Leicester Curve
Then to The Curve, Leicester
Runs: 2h 20m, one interval
BO (Birmingham): 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 14 09 16

Has its moments, but not quite sure where it's going
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:03 AM
London
Jess and Joe Forever
A new play by Zoe Cooper
3Star***

#JessandJoe

@farnhammaltings

@OrangeTreeThtr

Orange Tree Theatre to 08 October

1 Clarence Street,
Richmond,
Surrey TW9 2SA

Runs: 1hr 5mins without interval

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 8940 3633
On-line: www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk

Review by Carole Woddis of perf seen Sept 12, 2016:

Strong script that loses somewhat in performance
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, September 12, 2016 - 10:20 AM
London
Labyrinth
A new play by Beth Steel
4Star****

Hampstead Theatre to 08 October 2016

Eton Avenue,
Swiss Cottage,
London NW3 3EU

Box Office: 020 7722 9301
Monday - Saturday 10am - 7pm
Online: www.hampsteadtheatre.com

Runs: 2hr 35mins with interval.

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 8, 2016:

Atmospheric-with something to say
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, September 12, 2016 - 10:01 AM
London
Close Quarter Productions and Jermyn Street Theatre present
The Dover Road
by A.A. Milne
4 Stars****

Jermyn Street Theatre

Tue, 6th September - Sat, 1st October
Running Time 2 hours, with one interval
Monday to Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday Matinees 3.30pm
Review: Tom Aitken 10 September

Something of a surprise
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 09, 2016 - 02:54 PM
London
The Inn at Lydda
A new play by John Wolfson
3Star***

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse to 17 September

Shakespeare’s Globe,
21 New Globe Walk,
Bankside,
London SE1 9DT


Runs 2hrs incl interval

TICKETS 020 7401 9919 or 0871 297 0749 (booking fee applies)
In person: Mon-Sat 10am – 6pm (8pm on perf days);
Sundays: 10am-5pm (7pm on perf days)
On-line: www.shakespearesglobe.com

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 8, 2016:

Nice parts, but not sure it all adds up
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 11:13 AM
Stratford Upon Avon & London
KING LEAR: William Shakespeare
5Star*****

RSC: Main House

Stratford Upon Avon to 15 October
London, Barbican to 23 December
Runs: 3h 20m, one interval
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org


@TheRSC

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 7 September 2016

This is a completely splendid production.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 09:44 AM
London
BROKEN STRINGS
by Joe Wenborne
3Stars***

The Tabard Theatre to 26 September

2 Bath Road, Turnham Green, London W4 11W.
Tues-Sat 7.30 Mat 24 Sept 4pm.
Runs 1hr 20 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0208 995 6035
www.tabardtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 7 September.

Life after Susan-a good evening's entertainment
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 09:33 AM
London
Diary of a Madman
By Al Smith, after Gogol
4Star****

Gate Theatre to Sept 28

Notting Hill
Above The Prince Albert Pub,
11 Pembridge Road, London,
W11 3HQ

Runs: 1hr 40mins without interval

Box Office: 020 7229 0706

In person booking and ticket collection is only available on the day of performance from 1hr before show

www.gatetheatre.co.uk


@gatetheatre

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 6, 2016:

Naughty, irreverent, pointed – and marvellous
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - 09:39 AM
London
VANITIES
Book by Jack Heifner Music and Lyrics by David Kirshenbaum
4 Stars****

Trafalgar Studio 2 to 1 October 2016

14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 6 September.

Three smart girls sparkle – it's all in the performances

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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 03:33 PM
London
House & Amongst The Reeds
A double-bill of new plays by Somalia Seaton and Chino Odimba
3Star***

The Yard Theatre to 17 September

Unit 2a, Queen’s Yard,
Hackney Wick, E9 5EN
 
8pm

Runs: 2hrs with interval

TICKETS: www.theyardtheatre.co.uk

#CBdoublebill
#HouseThePlay
#AmongstTheReeds

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 6, 2016:

Emerging artists with undoubted talent
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 03:17 PM
London
La Boheme
A new adaptation by Adam Spreadbury Maher and Becca Marriott
4 Star****

King’s Head Theatre to October 8

115 Upper Street
Islington
London N1 1QN

Runs: 2h 35m. 15 min interval

Box Office: 020 7226 8561
www.kingsheadtheatre.com

 
Review by: Ian Spiby. Perf seen Sept 5, 2016:

The best La Boheme I have ever seen; mmoving and convincing
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 05:46 PM
London
Counting Stars
A new play by Atiha Sen Gupta
3Star***

Theatre Royal Stratford East to Sept 17

Gerry Raffles Square,
London E15 1BN

Runs: 65mins no interval

Box Office: 020 8534 0310
www.stratfordeast.com
http://www.stratfordeast.com/whats-on/all-shows

Facebook: theatreroyalstratfordeast   
Twitter: @stratfordeast #countingstars 
 
Review by: Carole Woddis of perf seen Sept 1, 2016:

Another welcome work
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 04:54 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
TWO NOBLE KINSMEN: William Shakespeare, John Fletcher
4Star****

RSC: The Swan to 04 02 17

Stratford Upon Avon
Runs: 3 hrs, one interval
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org


@TheRSC

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 3 September 2016

A shaky start but comes powerfully into its own
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 04:31 PM
Richmond
Movingstage presents
The Ancient Mariner
by S.T. Coleridge
a dramatic monologue by Howard Colyer.
4 Stars****

Puppet Theatre Barge, Puppett Theatre Barge

87 Petersham Rd, Richmond TW10 6UT
Phone: 020 7249 6876
Mobile: 07836 202 745
Runs 90 mins One interval.
September 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 23 & 24, 30 & October 1 at 7.30pm

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366
www.puppetbarge.com
Review: Tom Aitken 4 September

Unusual, and totally engrossing
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 04:08 PM
London
Burning Doors
Written by Nicolai Khalezin
Devised and performed by Belarus Free Theatre
5Star*****

Soho Theatre to 24 September 2016

21 Dean Street
London W1D 3NE

Runs: 1hr 45mins without interval

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

Belarusfreetheatre.com


@BFreetheatre
#BurningDoors

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 2, 2016:

Not for the faint-hearted, but five star fabulous
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 03:54 PM
London
BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN
by Zoe Lewis
1 Star *

Wilton’s Music Hall to 17 September

Grace Alley, London E1 8JB
Tues- Thurs 7.30pm. Fri 6pm & 8pm. Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7702 2789
www.wiltons.org.uk
Review: William Russell 2 September

A night to remember – or not, as the case may be
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 02, 2016 - 05:23 PM
London
Waiting for Waiting for Godot
By Dave Hanson
3Star***

St James Studio to 24 September

Tkts: 0844 264 2140
Info: www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Runs: 1h 30m, one interval

Review: Tom Aitken, 01 September 2016

Entertaining, and the actors draw you in.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 02, 2016 - 02:24 PM
London
THE NAKED MAGICIANS
Created by Christopher Wayne, Mike Tyler & Sam Klingner
Based on an original concept by Simon Painter.
3 Stars***

Trafalgar Studios to 24 September

Whitehall, London SW1A 2DX.
Mon – Thurs 8pm. Fri 6pm & 9pm Sat 5pm & 8pm.
Runs 1hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 1 September.

Conjuring up a storm in the henhouse
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 02, 2016 - 09:33 AM
London
Unfaithful
A new play by Owen McCafferty
4Star****

Found111 to Oct 8

Charing Cross Road,
London WC2H 0BE
 
Runs 75mins no interval
 
Box office: 020 7478 0100
www.found111.co.uk

Personal callers Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
Soho Theatre
21 Dean Street
London W1D 3NE

twitter/Facebook/Instagram

@found111ldn

@EmilyDobbsProd

Review by: Carole Woddis of perf seen Aug 31, 2016:

Unwaveringly on course, bursting with humanity
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 02, 2016 - 09:24 AM
London
IF WE GOT SOME MORE COCAINE
I COULD SHOW YOU HOW I LOVE YOU
by John O’Donovan
3Stars***

The Old Red Lion Theatre to 24 September

418 John Street, Islington, London EC1V 4NJ
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 15 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 412 4307
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 31 August 2016

A spellbinding night on the tiles
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 08:56 AM
Hornchurch & Ipswich
MADE IN DAGENHAM
Book by Richard Bean, Music by David Arnold, Lyrics by Richard Thomas.
4Star****

Runs to 18 Oct

Queen’s Theatre
Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT to 17 September2016.
Mon-Wed 7.30pm Thu-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 2.30pm
Runs 2hr 10 mins One interval.
Then at
New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich 1P1 2AS from 21 Sept to 18 Oct.

TICKETS: Hornchurch – 01708 443333
www.boxoffice@queens_theatre.co,uk
Ipswich: 01473 295900
www.wolseytheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 30 August.

Dazzlingly good revival goes on the road
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