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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, April 20, 2015 - 09:17 AM
London.

FARFETCHED FABLES
by George Bernard Shaw.

Pentameters Theatre 28 Heath Street (entrance on Oriel Place) Hampstead NW3 6TE To 3 May 2015.
Tue-Sat 8pm Sun 5pm.
Runs 1hr 5min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7435 3648.
www.pentameters.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 April.

Far Fetched but often clear-sighted in a rare, intelligent staging.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 11:01 AM
London.

SCARLET
by Sam H Freeman.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 9 May 2015.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 40min One interval.

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

Frenzied zigzag of a young woman’s life clearly and intensely tracked.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 08:23 AM
London.

BRIDLINGTON
by Peter Hamilton.

Rosemary Branch Theatre 2 Shepperton Road N1 3DT To 3 May 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Sun 5pm.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7704 2730.
www.rosemarybranch.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 April.

Lost and damaged souls well-worth finding.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 12:11 PM
London..

MRS ROOSEVELT FLIES TO LONDON
by Alison Skilbeck.

King’s Head Theatre 115 Upper Street Islington N1 1QN To 9 May 2015.
Mon–Sat 7pm Mat 9 May 3pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7226 4443.
www.kingsheadtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 17 April.

A memorable visit by a great lady.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 12:09 PM
London.

A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
by Jonathan Lewis.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1Y 6ST To 9 May 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 7 May 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 April.

School’s attempt to produce A-level playing field foiled by society’s failure to offer a level playing field.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 10:25 AM
NT Live Cinema one-off
The Hard Problem
By Tom Stoppard

At the Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton
7.00pm


of the NT production in the Dorfman Theatre,
National Theatre,
Upper Ground,
South Bank,
London SE1 9PX

Running: 1hr 40 mins without interval

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

Review: by Carole Woddis of NT Live performance seen April 16, 2015:

Running to keep up makes keeping engaged tricky
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 01:29 AM
Oxford.

SONG OF RIOTS
by Lucy Maycock.

The North Wall South Parade OX2 7JN To 18 April 2015.
8pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 01865 319450.
www.thenorthwall.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 April.

The individual and the city given tragic perspective.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 05:08 PM
Northampton/Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

CYRANO DE BERGERAC
based on the translation by Anthony Burgess of the play by Edmond Rostand.

Royal and Derngate (Royal auditorium) Guildhall Road NN1 7DP To 25 April.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 22 Apr (+ Touch Tour), 23 Apr 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 23 Apr 7.45pm.
Captioned 21 Apr.
Post-show Discussion 13 Apr.

TICKETS: 01604 624811.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk

then Northern Stage Barras Bridge NE1 7PH 29 April-16 May 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm also 11 May 6pm (11, 12 May sold out) Mat Sat 2pm.
Audio-described 16 May 2pm (+ Touch Tour 12.30pm).
BSL Signed 15 May.
Captioned 14 May.
TICKETS: 0191 230 5151.
www.northernstage.co.uk

Runs 3hr One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 April.

Focuses on the melancholy figure at the centre.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 02:56 AM
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by W. S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan.

Tour to 28 June 2015.
Richmond Theatre, Little Green, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1QJ to 18 April 2015.
Fri & Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 5 min One interval.

A delightful Men Only evening.
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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 01:58 AM
Tour.

DEAD SIMPLE
by Peter James adapted Shaun McKenna.

Tour to 2 May 2015.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.
Review: Alan Geary 13 April at Theatre Royal Nottingham.

Uneven plotting, but fun all the same.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 01:29 AM
London.

GYPSY
book by Arthur Laurents lyrics by Stephen Sondheim music by Jule Styne,

Savoy Theatre Savoy Court Strand WC2R 0ET To 18 July 2015.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 50min. One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7674.
www.gypsythemusical.co.uk
Review: William Russell 17 April.

Staunton triumphs as Momma Rose.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 07:54 PM
London.
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DNA
by Dennis Kelly.

Brockley Jack Studio 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 25 April 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 14 April.

High impact consequences of a lie.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 02:36 PM
London.

OPERATION MAGIC CARPET
by Samantha Ellis.

Polka Theatre 240 The Broadway Wimbledon SW19 1SB To 24 May 2015.
Sat, Sun 11am & 2.30pm except 2 May 3pm.
schools’ performances Wed-Fri.
Runs 1hr 40min One interval.

Tickets: 020 8543 4888.
www.polkatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 April.

Standard class ride between two cultures.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:58 AM
Tour.

LITTLE SURE SHOT
by Lucy Rivers.

Tour to 10 May 2015.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 April at The Egg, Theatre Royal Bath.

Annie gets her gun and fires on both barrels.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 04:18 AM
London.

ANIMALS
by Emma Adams.

Theatre 503 above The Latchmere 503 Battersea Park Road SW11 3BW To 2 May 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Sun 5pm. (Pay what you can Sun.)
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7978 7040.
www.theatre503.com
Review: William Russell 13 April.

A glorious Grimm black comedy.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 01:30 AM
London.

WHATEVER THE WEATHER
by Gilly Baskeyfield.

Polka Theatre (Adventure Theatre) 240 The Broadway Wimbledon SW19 1SB To 19 April 2015.
Wed-Fri 10.35am & 2.05pm.
Fri-Sun 11.05 & 2.35pm.
Runs 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8543 4888.
www.polkatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 April.

Play of the weather brings people together.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 12:52 AM
Tour.

SPAMALOT
book by Eric Idle music by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.

Tour to 27 June 2015.
Runs 2hr One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 April at Waterside Theatre Aylesbury.

Something not so completely different.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 11:39 AM
London.

BETWEEN WORLDS
music by Tansy Davies libretto by Nick Drake.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS To 25 April 2015.
7.30pm 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 25 Apr.
3pm 19 Apr.
Post-show Discussion: 13 Apr.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7638 8891.
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 April.

Opera giving voice to individuals in one of modern history’s horror moments.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 11:13 AM
London
Abyss: By Maria Milisavljevic

Studio 2
Arcola Theatre

24 Ashwin Street
Dalston, London
E8 3DL

8pm, Sat mats 3.30pm

1hr 30 mins with interval, to 25 04 15

Box Office: 020 7503 1646
Online: www.arcolatheatre.com
Tuesdays – `Pay what you can' (from 6pm - subject to availability)

In person: Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Apr 9, 2015

Facts and mysteries, but can you add them up?
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 01:36 AM
London.

RISE LIKE A PHOENIX
by Paul Emelion Daly.

Above the Stag Theatre Arch 17 Miles Street SW8 1RZ To 3 May 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Sun 6pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: www.abovethestaf.com
Review: William Russell 10 April.

A thing of shreds and patches.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 10, 2015 - 10:50 AM
Tour.

THE ABSENCE OF WAR
by David Hare.

Tour to 9 May 2015.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 8 April at Oxford Playhouse.

Tragedy of a good man in politics well revived.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 10, 2015 - 08:37 AM
London/Tour.

THRILL ME – THE LEOPOLD AND LOEB STORY
book, music and lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff.

Greenwich Theatre Crooms Hill SE10 8ES To 18 April 2015.
Mon–Sat 8pm Sun 5pm.
TICKETS: 020 8858 7755.
www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk

then Tour 8 May-7 June 2015.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.
Review: William Russell 9 April.

A fine chilling tale of murder and obsession.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 10, 2015 - 12:36 AM
London.

HARD GRAFT
devised by David Sheppeard.

OvalHouse (Upstairs) 52-54 Kennington Oval SE11 55W To 11 April 2015.
Wed-Sat 8.30pm.
Runs: 50min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7582 7680.
On-line: www.ovalhouse.com
Review: Carole Woddis 8 April.

Solo exploration of a life creates an astute, humorous piece.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 09, 2015 - 01:40 PM
London.

PHOENIX FUNDRAISER
for Battersea Arts Centre.

Where: Royal Festival Hall Southbank Centre.
When: 18 April 2015.

Funds up for Battersea.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 09, 2015 - 01:03 PM
Bath.

THE HARVEST
by Pavel Pryazhko translated by Sasha Dugdale.

Ustinov Studio Theatre Royal Sawclose BA1 1 To 11 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 01225 448844.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 April.

A piece on the fault-line between comedy and metaphor.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 09, 2015 - 09:39 AM
London.

BLUSH OF DOGS
by Roland Reynolds.

Tabard Theatre 2 Bath Road W4 1LW To 25 April 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS 020 8995 6035.
www.tabardweb.co,uk
Review: William Russell 8 April.

Well played Greek tragedy.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 08, 2015 - 05:12 PM
Tour.

A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS
by Thomas Middleton edited by Sean Foley and Phil Porter.

Tour to 9 May 2015.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 April at Theatre Royal Bath.

Classily acted sometimes cluttered adaptation.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 08, 2015 - 04:33 PM
Cardiff.

THE DYING OF TODAY
by Howard Barker.

The Other Room at Porter’s, Bute Terrace CF10 2FE To 11 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: www.otherroomtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 6 April.

Great issues well tackled in a little room..
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, April 07, 2015 - 10:49 AM
London.

RULES FOR LIVING
by Sam Holcroft.

Dorfman Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 18 July 2015.
3pm 18, 29 Apr, 9, 12, 23 May, 13, 17, 23 Jun, 7 Jul.
8pm 8-11, 17, 18, 20, 21, 28, 29 Apr, 8, 9, 11-13, 21-23 May, 12, 13, 15-17, 22, 23 Jun, 6-8 Jul.
Audio-Described 11 May, 13 jun 3pm (+ Touch Tour).
Captioned 13 May, 15 Jun.
Runs: 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 4 April.

A comedy with depth and bite.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 05, 2015 - 04:01 PM
London
SPEND SPEND SPEND
Book and Lyrics by Steve Brown and Justin Greene.
Music by Steve Brown.
Based on the book by Viv Nicholson and Stephen Smith.

The Union Theatre

204 Union Street, London SE1 0LX to 18 April 2015.
Runs 2 hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS:020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 4 April.

Hasn’t passed its sell by date.
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