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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 12:23 PM
Walking the Tightrope: the tension between art and politics.

Carole Woddis asks 'What's the right balance?' prompted by Theatre Uncut's debate.
Theatre Deli, Farringdon, London.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 12:33 AM
London.

WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND
book by Russell Labey and Richard Taylor music & lyrics by Richard Taylor.

Union Theatre 204 Union Street SE1 0LX To 21 February 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.ticketsource.co.uk/uniontheatre
Review: William Russell 30 January.

Praise the Lord but not the musical.
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Posted by : al_geary on Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 12:08 AM
Tour.

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
by Richard Bean based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni.

National Theatre tour to 21 March 2015.
Runs: 2hr 30min One interval.
Review: Alan Geary 27 January at Theatre Royal Nottingham.

Everything we already know about the sparkle of this National Theatre production is still on offer. It’s remarkable.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:00 AM
London.

DARA
by Shahid Nadeem adapted by Tanya Ronder from a literal translation by Shahid Nadeem & Pervaiz Alam.

Lyttelton Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 4 April 2015.
2.15pm 5-7, 9, 27, 28 Feb, 2, 6, 7, 16-18, 25-28 Mar, 2, 4 Apr.
3pm 8 Feb, 1, 8, 29 Mar.
7.30pm 7, 28 Feb, 7, 17, 28 Mar, 4 Apr.
Audio-described 27 Mar, 28 Mar 2.15pm (+ Touch Tour).
Captioned 26, 29 Mar.
Runs: 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 28 January.

Indian epic unflavoured by Bollywood.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 30, 2015 - 09:12 AM
London

MOLLY WOBBLY
book, music and lyrics by Paul Boyd.

Leicester Square Theatre 6 Leicester Place WC2H 7BX To 14 March 2015.
Tue–Sat 7pm except 31 Jan 4pm & 8pm.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 08448 733433.
www.leicestersquaretheatre.com
Review: William Russell 29 January.

On the way to the Grail.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 04:24 PM
PETER PAN GOES WRONG: based on J M Barrie
Runs 2h 15, one interval
Birmingham Rep till 01 02 15; on tour till 11 July
Information: www.mischieftheatre.co.uk/upcoming-shows/

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Birmingham Rep, 27 01 15

Let’s face it – this is silly. Very, very silly.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, January 26, 2015 - 10:36 AM
London.

BAD JEWS
by Joshua Harmon.

St James Theatre 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 28 February 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 284 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 January.

Bad Jews, fine drama, splendid comedy.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, January 26, 2015 - 12:53 AM
London.

THE DIARY OF A NOBODY
adapted by Mary Franklin from the novel by George and Weedon Grossmith.

King’s Head Theatre 115 Upper Street N1 1QN To 14 February 2015.
Mon-Sat 7pm Mat 14 Feb 3pm.
Runs 1hr 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7478 0160.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 January.

Best when sticking to the record.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 11:28 PM
London.

CONTACT.COM
by Michael Kingsbury.

Park Theatre (Park 200) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park N4 3JP To 14 February 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Run s 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 January.

Not theatrical caviar, but generally pleasing.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 07:49 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
OPPENHEIMER: Tom Morton-Smith
RSC, The Swan, Stratford Upon Avon

Runs: 3 hours, one interval, to 7 March 2015

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 24 01 15

Impressive in all directions.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 12:13 AM
London.

OUT OF THE CAGE
by Alex Mc Sweeney.

Park Theatre (Park 90) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park N4 3JP To 14 February 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3.15pm.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 January.

Physically dynamic exploration of war on the Home Front.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 01:29 PM
London.

THE CHANGELING
by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Shakespeare’s Globe New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT To 1 March 2015.
2.30pm 24, 28, 31 Jan, 5, 7, 13, 15, 19, 21, 26, 28 Feb, 1 March.
7.30pm 23-25, 27 Jan-1 Feb, 4, 5, 8, 10, 15, 17 Feb, 1 March.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.co (£2.50 transaction fee).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 January.

Splendid revival of a superb drama.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 01:07 PM
London.

THRILLER – LIVE
original concept by Adrian Grant.

Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue W1D 7ES to 6 September 2015.
Sun–Fri 7.30pm Sat 8pm Mat Sat 4pm, Sun 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 6844 412 4661.
www.nimextheatres.com/lyric-theatre/
Review: William Russell 22 January.

Thrilling, alive and kicking.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:54 AM
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by Arthur Miller.

Octagon Theatre Howell Croft South BL1 1SB To 14 February 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm except 26 Jan 5pm Mat 24, 28 Jan, 4, 7 Feb 2pm.
Audio-described 28 Jan 7.30pm.
BSL Signed 22 Jan.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 01204 520661.
www.octagonbolton.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 January.

An evening of mounting impact.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 11:02 AM
London.

BULL
by Mike Bartlett

Young Vic (The Maria) 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 7 Februyary 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed, Sat 2.45pm.
Runs 55min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvictheatre.org
Review: Carole Woddis 20 January.

A unique, challenging, revealing, theatrical view of the world.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, January 19, 2015 - 03:48 PM
London.

UPPER CUT
by Juliet Gilkes Romero.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 7 February 2015.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 January.

Lacks punch.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 09:18 PM
London.

TITLE AND DEED
by Will Eno.

Print Room at the Coronet 103 Notting Hill Gate W11 3LB To 7 February 2015.
Mon – Fri 7.30 pm. Mat Sat 4pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 3642 6606.
www.the-print-room.org
Review: William Russell 17 January.

Birth, life, death and the whole damned thing; all with style.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 09:51 AM
London.

THE GRAND TOUR
music and lyrics by Jerry Herman book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble.

Finborough Theatre Above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 21 February 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652 (24hr).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 January.

Small-scale revival admirably suits minor-key story.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 12:09 AM
London.

THE BOYS UPSTAIRS
by Jason Mitchell.

Above The Stag Theatre Arch 17 Miles Street SW8 1RZ to 15 February 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Sun 6pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: www.abovethestag.com
Review: William Russell 16 January.

Happily carrying-on camping.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 16, 2015 - 11:01 AM
London.

BORIS GODUNOV
by Alexander Pushkin adapted by Howard Colyer.

Brockley Jack Studio 410 Brockley Road SE4 2JH To 31 January 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 15 January.

An epic tale about a tyrant and a false pretender.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 04:35 PM
London.

GOLEM
by Suzanne Andrade.

Young Vic 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 31 January 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvic.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 January.

The human condition today, in graphic detail.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 12:41 PM
London.

PIG GIRL
by Colleen Murphy.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 16 February 2015.
Sun, Mon 7.30pm.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652 (24hr).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 January.

5-0 to the Finborough with protean Canadian playwright.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 12:17 PM
FLEABAG: Phoebe Waller-Bridge
On Tour - To 07 March

Info: www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/fleabag-2015-tour
Runs: 1h 5m, no interval


Review: Alexander Ray Edser; Birmingham Rep, 14 01 15

One hell of a journey! Exhilarating.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 09:40 AM
London.

BAT BOY
story and book by Kethe Farley and Brian Flemming music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe.

Southwark Playhouse (The Large) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 31 January 2015.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 29 Jan 3 pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplahouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 14 January.

Bats, comic capers and mother love.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 03:18 PM
THE FROZEN SCREAM: Christopher Green and Sarah Waters
Birmingham Hippodrome

Runs: 1h 20m, no interval. Till 17 01 15
Performances at 18.00 and 20.00 - see schedule
www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 12 01 15

Let the ice warm the cockles of your heart.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 12:15 PM
London.

SHAW’S WOMEN
by George Bernard Shaw.
Village Wooing and How He Lied To Her Husband

Tristan Bates Theatre 1a Tower Street WC2H 9NP To 31 January 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7240 6283.
www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 January.

Short Shaws well married.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 09:52 AM
London.

SCRUNCH
by Sarah Argent and Kevin Lewis.

Unicorn Theatre (Foyle Studio) 147 Tooley Street SE1 2HZ To 4 January 2015.
Fri 9.30am, 11am.
Sat, Sun 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm (performances sold out).
Runs c40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7645 0560.
www.unicorntheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 31 December.

Rapt attention of the young in show about unwrapping.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 12:51 AM
London..

IVY & JOAN
by James Hogan.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1 6ST To 24 January 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.eticketing.co.uk/jermynstreet
Review: William Russell 10 January.

Women in crisis skilfully revealed.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 09:55 AM
London.

PLAY OF THRONES
by Phil Willmott based on William Shakespeare’s Henry V1, Parts I, II and III.

Union Theatre, 204 Union Street, London SE1 0LX To 29 January 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm,
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9816.
www.ticketsource.co.uk/uniontheatre
Review: William Russell 9 January.

Skilful snakes and ladders, murder, mayhem and kings.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 09, 2015 - 11:28 AM
London.

DONKEY HEART
by Moses Raine.

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2) 14 Whitehall SW1A 2DY To 31 January 2015.
Mon–Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 8 January.

From Russia with love, humour and a touch of sadness.
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