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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, February 08, 2016 - 09:42 AM
London
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
By August Wilson

Lyttelton Theatre to May 18
National Theatre

Upper Ground,
South Bank,
London SE1 9PX

7.30pm; mats 2.15; see website for mats
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

Runs: 2hrs 35 mins incl 20 min interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000
In person: Mon– Sat, 9.30am-8pm
On-line: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 4, 2016:

Full of character, packs a punch, misses a chance or two
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, February 07, 2016 - 02:31 PM
London.
6 February.
TRAINSPOTTING
Adapted by Harry Gibson from the novel by Irvine Welsh.

The King’s Head Theatre, to 27 February

115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1QN.
Tues-Fri 7pm & 8.30pm. Sat 5pm,7pm & 8.30pm. Sun 9pm.
On tour – MAC Rainbow Venues, Birmingham 23 March-7 April & Tobacco Factory, The Loco Klub, Bristol 6 – 17 April.
Further dates to be announced.
Runs 1hr 15mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 226 8561.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com

Review: William Russell 6 February.

Depravity, decadence, destruction, survival.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, February 06, 2016 - 11:18 AM
London
The Master Builder
In a new adaptation by David Hare

Old Vic Theatre to March 19

The Cut,
London SE1 8NB

7.30pm Mon-Sat; mats Wed, Sat 2.30

Tickets: By phone: 0844 871 7628
Mon-Fri 9am-7.30pm, Sat 9am-4pm & Sun 9.30am-4pm
£2.50 transaction fee (does not apply to supporters of The Old Vic)
Online: www.bookings.oldvictheatre.com

Access:
For further details log onto Text Relay
By Post
Box Office, The Old Vic, The Cut, London SE1 8NB
In Person
Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm (except when there are no performances, then the Box office will close at 6pm).

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 4, 2016:

A masterfully constructed production – revelations
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 05, 2016 - 10:35 AM
London.
.
ONE OF THOSE
by Tom Ward-Thomas.

Tristan Bates Theatre to 13 02

1A Tower Street, London WC2H 9VP to 13 February 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 15 mins. No interval.

TICKETS:
www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 4 February.

Strangers on a train. And very funny.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 05, 2016 - 10:20 AM
London

Feast
Presented by Clout

Battersea Arts Centre, (BAC) to Feb 06

Lavender Hill
London SW11 5TN

9.00pm.

Running time: 60mins, no interval

TICKETS: 0207 223 2223
On-line: www.bac.org.uk;

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

Never easy, always surprising, and some sly humour
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 09:29 AM
London
Light
Presented by Theatre Ad Infinitum

Battersea Arts Centre, (BAC): to 13 Feb

Lavender Hill
London SW11 5TN

7.30pm.

Running time: 70mins, no interval

TICKETS: 0207 223 2223
On-line: www.bac.org.uk;

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 2, 2015:

Precise, incisive
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - 02:06 PM
London
Pink Mist
by Owen Sheers

Bush Theatre

Uxbridge Road,
London W12 8LJ: To Feb 13

Mon-Sat 7.30pm; mats Wed, Sat 2.30pm

Runs: 2hrs with one interval

TICKETS: 020 8743 5050
On-line: www.bushtheatre.co.uk

Concessions (registered unemployed and disabled) for Senior Citizens, students/under 26s, 10% off for Bush Local members and Groups.
See website.

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 1, 2016:

Hard to capture the reality, but this play really captures it
548 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 07:30 PM
London
Escaped Alone
By Caryl Churchill

Royal Court Theatre

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs,
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat mats 2.30pm

Runs: 55mins without interval, to March 12

TICKETS 020 7565 -5000
In person: Mon–Sat, 10am-start of perf or 6pm if no show
On-line: www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk

Age guidance: 14+

Mondays all tickets £10; concs £5 off two top prices on daily standby; for 25s and under; School and HE groups of 8+; groups of 6+
Access: £12 + companion
*ID required. All discounts are subject to availability

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Jan 29, 2016:

Evolutionary tales
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 29, 2016 - 10:47 AM
London.

YEN
by Anna Jordan.

Royal Court Theatre (Jerwood Theatre Upstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 13 February 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs: 1hr 40min No iinterval.

TICKETS 020 7565 -5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 27 January.

Shifting meanings and shifting emotions skilfully revealed.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 29, 2016 - 10:27 AM
London.

THE MOTHER
by Florian Zeller translated by Christopher Hampton

Tricycle Theatre 269 Kilburn High Road NW6 7JR To 12 March 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 2pm; Sat 3pm.
Audio-described 9 Feb (+ Touch Tour 6pm).
Captioned 25 Feb.
Post-show Discussion 2 Feb.
Runs: 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS 020 7328 -1000.
www.tricycle.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 26 January.

Audience and characters stylishly share emotions and confusions.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 29, 2016 - 10:17 AM
London.
JEEPERS CREEPERS
By Robert Ross.

Leicester Square Theatre Lounge

6 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX to 20 February 2016.
Mon-Wed & Fri & Sat 7pm. Mat Thurs & Sat 4pm.
Runs 1hr 40 mins. One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7734 2222
www.leicestersquaretheatre.com
Review: William Russell 27 January.

Marvellous Marty Muddling through to the end.
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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 12:26 PM
Nottingham/Touring.

THE MOUSETRAP: Agatha Christie
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Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 20m: one interval: till 23rd January.
Performance times: 7.30pm, (Matinees 2.00pm Weds and 2.30pm Sat).
Review: Alan Geary: 19th January 2016.


As entertaining as ever it was.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 12:24 PM
Birmingham / Manchester
MACBETH: William Shakespeare
Birmingham Rep, to 30 January
0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Then HOME, Manchester 2-6 February

A Birmingham Rep, Young Vic, HOME Production

Runs 2h 05m, no interval.
Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Rep, 27 January 2016

A big rumbling production, full of foreboding.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 02:15 PM
London
Clickbait
By Milly Thomas

Theatre 503

Battersea Park Road,
SW11 3BW

7.45pm Tues to Sat; Suns 5pm

Runs: 2hrs 10mins with an interval. To Feb 13

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 7978 7040
online: www.theatre503.com

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Jan 22, 2016:

Telling us how it is; to great effect.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 02:04 PM
London
The Pianist of Willesden Lane
Adapted by Hershey Felder
Based on the book, The Children of Willesden Lane
By Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen

St James Theatre

Palace St,
London SW1E 5JA

7.30pm; Thurs, Sat mats 2.30pm

Runs: 90mins without interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140 T.0844 264 21400844 264 2140
Online: www.boxoffice@stjamestheatre.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Jan 21, 2016:

It may have been told before, but not like this.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 22, 2016 - 02:23 PM
London.

THIS WILL END BADLY
by Rob Hayes.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 6 February 2016.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 5min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 January.

Rapid-fire spilling of frustration and desire.
427 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 22, 2016 - 10:53 AM
Newcastle-under-Lyme.

TALE TRAIL TO ROBIN HOOD & MARIAN
by Sarah Richardson.

New Vic Theatre (Stephen Joseph Studio) Etruria Road ST5 0JG To 24 December 2015.
11.15am 19, 21-24 Dec.
1pm 19, 21-24 Dec.
3pm 21, 22 Dec.
Runs 45 min No interval.

TICKETS: 01782 717962.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 December.

Another treasurable New Vic Tale Trail.
458 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 22, 2016 - 10:42 AM
Newcastle-under-Lyme.

ROBIN HOOD & MARIAN
adapted by Theresa Heskins.

New Vic Theatre Etruria Road ST5 0JG To 30 January 2016.
10.30am 24 Dec, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 16-20 Jan.
2.15pm 19, 21-23, 28-31 Dec, 2, 5, 9, 12, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 Jan.
3pm 24 Dec.
7.30pm 18, 21-23, 28-30 Dec, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 Jan.
Audio-described 23 Jan 2.15pm.
Captioned 16 Jan 2.15pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 01782 717962.
www.newvictheatre.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 December.

Action and adventure rule the dramatic roost.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, January 18, 2016 - 08:49 AM
London.

CYMBELINE
by William Shakespeare.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT In rep to 21 April 2016.
2.30pm 23, 30 Dec, 2, 6, 7, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23 Jan, 5, 12, 19, 31 Mar, 16, 21 Apr.
7.30pm 23, 29 Dec, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12-15, 19, 21-23 Jan, 4, 11, 18, 26, 30 Mar, 4, 15 Apr.
Audio-described 5 Mar 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 December.

Lively stab at ridiculous plot.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 11:11 PM
London/Tour.

GOODNIGHT MR TOM
by David Wood from the novel by Michelle Magorian.

Duke of York’s Theatre St Martin’s Lane WC2N 4BG To 20 February.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed, Thu, Sat, 22 & 29 Dec 2.30pm except Wed mats 20, 27 Jan, 3, 10 Feb at 1.30pm.
TICKETS: 0844 871 3051.
www.goodnightmrtom.co.uk
then Tour to 14 May 2016.

Runs 2hr 15min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 December.

A good story told with honourable tact.
703 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 06:27 PM
Tour.

SNOW CHILD
by Emma Reeves inspired by Arthur Ransome’s adaptation of The Little Daughter of the Snow.

Tour to 5 March 2016.
Runs: 1hr.
Review: Carole Woddis 16 January at Lyric Studio Hammersmith.

Happily joyful, with surprises in surprising places
554 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 04:25 PM
London.

BIG BROTHER BLKITZKRIEG
by Hew Rous Eyre & Max Elton.

Kings Head Theatre 115 Upper Street Islington N1 1QN To 30 January 2016.
Mon-Sat 9pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7226 8561.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 16 January.

Puerile goings on in the Big Brother Room.
357 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 03:31 PM
London.

BOTALLACK O’CLOCK
by Eddie Elks.

Old Red Lion Theatre 418 St John Street EC1V 4NJ To 6 February 2016.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7837 7816.
www.ticketweb.co.uk
Review: William Russell 16 January.

The fascinating bedbound life of an artist.
264 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 03:17 PM
London.

THE LONG ROAD SOUTH
by Paul Minx.

King’s Head Theatre 115 Upper Street Islington N1 1QN To 30 January 2016.
Tue-Sat 7pm. Mat Sat, Sun and 28 Jan 3pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7226 8561.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 16 January.

Fine performances in an overwrought drama.
458 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 15, 2016 - 10:11 AM
London.

NAKED
by Luigi Pirandello adapted by Howard Colyer.

Brockley Jack Studio 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 30 January 2016.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.ticketsource.co.uk
Review: William Russell 14 January.

A death, a lie and a newspaper story.
383 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 02:26 PM
London.

FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH
by Bertolt Brecht translated by John Willett.

Union Theatre 24 Union Street SE1 0LX To 30 January 2016.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm. Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 13 January.

A message as true today as when these plays were penned.
397 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 02:12 PM
Manchester.

INTO THE WOODS
book by James Lapine lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim.

Royal Exchange Theatre St Ann’s Square M2 7D To 16 January 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat, 3 & 10 Jan 2.30pm.
no performance 4, 11 Jan.

Runs 3hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 0161 833 9833.
www.royalexchange.co.uk/intothewoods
Review: Timothy Ramsden: 12 December.

Ingenuity beyond the call of narrative.
537 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 01:56 PM
Sheffield.

SHOW BOAT
book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber music by Jerome Kern.

Crucible Theatre Norfolk Street S To 23 January 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.15pm no evening performance 24, 31 Dec.
no performance 25-28 Dec, 1 Jan.
Mat Wed, Thu, Sat & 22 Dec 2.15pm.
Audio-described 7 Jan 7.15pm (+ Touch Tour 5.45pm).
BSL Signed 7 Jan 7.15pm.
Captioned 9 Jan 2.15pm.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 0114 249 6000.
www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 December.

Can’t help loving this show.
606 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 05:52 PM
London
Stony Broke in No Man’s Land
By John Burrows

Finborough Theatre

118 Finborough Road,
London SW10 9ED

To 25 01 16

Box Office: 0844 847 1652  
Book online at www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk

Tues 12, Sun 17, Mon 18, Tues 19,
Sun 24, Mon 25, Tues 26 Jan 2016

Sun/Mon evenings: 7.30pm, Tues mats: 2.00pm

Runs: 2hrs plus 15 min interval

Review: by Carole Woddis of perf seen Jan 11, 2016:

Infectiously spirited
621 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 07, 2016 - 01:37 PM
Salford.

MR POPPER’S PENGUINS
by Richard and Florence Atwater adapted by Pins and Needles lyrics by Richy Hughes music by Luke Bateman.

The Lowry (Quays Theatre) Pier 8 Salford Quays M50 3AZ To 10 January 2016.
10am 30, 31 Dec.
10.30am 27-29 Dec, 2,3, 5, 6, 8, 9 Jan.
1.30pm 27-29 Dec, 3, 5, 8, 10 Jan.
Runs 1h 5min No interval.

TICKETS: 0843 208 6000.
www.thelowry.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 December.

Wild fantasy made life through complete calm in manner of storytelling.
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