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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 22, 2016 - 10:07 AM
London
Unreachable
A new play by Anthony Neilson
4star****

Royal Court Theatre to August 6

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Runs: 2hr 20 mins with one 20min interval
www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of perf seen July 20, 2016:

Irritating and mesmerising in equal measures
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:35 AM
London
SOME GUYS
by Neil LaBute.
4Stars ****

The 90, Park Theatre to 6 August
to 6 August 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thur & Sat 3.15pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS:020 7870 6876.
www.ParkTheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 20 July.

Provocative portrait of a predatory male.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 10:29 AM
Thelma Ruby takes to the stage again at 91. William Russell speaks with someone who encompasses musicals, revue, and General at the National.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 02:46 PM
London
London
THE FIX
music by Dana P Rowe, book and lyrics by John Dempsey.
4 Stars ****

The Union Theatre to 06 August

229 Union Street, London SE1 OL3, to 6 August 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thurs, Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 40 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre,biz

Review: William Russell 16 July.

Dazzlingly directed revival superbly performed
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 02:24 PM
London
STALKING THE BOGEYMAN
by Markus Potter & David Holthouse
additional writing Santino Fontana, Shane Zeigler & Shane Stokes.
3 stars ***

Southwark Playhouse To 06 August

The Little, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD to 6August 2016.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Tues & Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 75 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.soutwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Willliam Russell 15 July.

Impressive, heart-rending tale of child rape
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 15, 2016 - 10:20 AM
London
THE KREUZER SONATA
by Leo Tolstoy, adapted by Nancy Harris.
4Stars ****

The Arcola Theatre to 23 July

24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 23 July

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 13 July.

Greg Hicks on superb form; something special.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 02:12 PM
London
THE STRIPPER
Book by Carter Brown, music by Richard Hartley, Lyrics by Richard O’Brien.
4 Stars ****

St James Studio: to 13 August

12 Palace Street, London SW1 5JA to 13 August 2016.
Mon-Thurs 8pm. Fri& Sat 5pm & 8.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 12 July.

Detectives, dames, homicides and low life set deliciously to music
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 11, 2016 - 03:30 PM
Archive
Queens of Syria
Adapted from The Trojan Women by Euripides
4Star****

The Maria, Young Vic July 5 – 9

66 The Cut,
London SE1 8LZ

Runs: 1hr 15mins without interval

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvictheatre.org

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

Art doing what it does best
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 11, 2016 - 03:22 PM
London
TITUS ANDRONICUS
by William Shakespeare
3Star***

The Rose Playhouse to 30 July

56 Park Street, London SE1 9AR to 30 July 2016.
Tues – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 40 mins No interval.
TICKETS: 020 7261 9565
www.roseplayhouse.org.uk

Review: William Russell 9 July.

Mayhem, glorious mayhem and gore galore.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 04:06 PM
Birmingham and Stockton
FURIOUS FOLLY, Mark Anderson
5Star *****

Birmingham followed by Stockton

Ends: Approx 23:15
Free admission, but tickets must be booked
Info and tickets: www.1418now.org.uk/commissions/furious-f

Incredibly powerful evocation, commemoration and provocation
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 02:49 PM
London
I’M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD
by Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford
4Stars****

Jermyn Street Theatre to 23 July

16b Jermyn Street, London SW1 6ST to 23 July 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3.30pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval/

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.com
Review: William Russell 9 July.

A dazzling and tuneful battle of the sexes.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 02:35 PM
London
CARGO
by Tess Berry-Hart.
3Star***

Studio 2, The Arcola to 06 August

24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 6 August 2016.
Mon –Sat 8pm. Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 80 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646
www.arcolatheatre.com

Review: William Russell 8 June.

Challenging tale about the asylum crisis
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 02:14 PM
London
Needles and Opium
By Robert Lepage
English translation by Jenny Montgomery
4Star****

Barbican Theatre to July 16

Silk Street,
London EC2Y 8DS

Runs: 1hr 35 mins, no interval

www.barbican.org.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of perf seen July 7, 2016:

Testament to the playwright's impact
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 08, 2016 - 06:08 PM
Dublin
The Wake
By Tom Murphy
4Stars****

Abbey Theatre

Dublin until 30 July.
7.30 PM, Saturday matinee 2PM.

Runs: Three hours including 20minute interval.

Review: Anne O’Leary of performance on July 1st.

Powerful drama that leaves an impression
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 08, 2016 - 04:55 PM
Timothy Ramsden 3 June 1949 – 7 June 2016

Rod Dungate remembers the work of Founder Co-Editor of ReviewsGate.com, who died 7 June and who was cremated today, 8 July.


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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 08, 2016 - 04:08 PM
Birmingham and London
WOT? NO FISH!!: Devised by Danny Braverman & Nick Philipou
5Star*****

Birmingham Rep: 7 & 8 July 2016, & Battersea Arts Centre

Runs: 1h 20m, no interval
BO (Birmingham): 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Also Battersea Arts Centre 11 – 16 July
www.bac.org.uk/content/41808/whats_on/whats_on/shows/wot_no_fis

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 07 07 16

Such love, it takes your breath away
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 09:38 AM
London
PETER SCHLEMIEL
by Mathew Bosley
based on the novella by Adelbert von Chamisso.
Three stars ***

Theatre N16, The Bedford to July 7

77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD to 7 July 2016.
Mon – Thurs 7.30pm
Runs 50 mins No interval.

TICKETS: www.ticketsource.co.uk/theatren16

A lost boy without a shadow
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 10:01 AM
London
French Without Tears,
By Terence Rattigan
4Stars ****

Orange Tree Theatre to July 30

1 Clarence Street,
Richmond,
Surrey TW9 2SA

Runs: 2hrs 15mins including 20 min interval

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

Review: Carole Woddis of perf seen July 4, 2016:

Beneath the surface a lot is going on
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 04, 2016 - 11:10 AM
London
The Deep Blue Sea
By Terence Rattigan
4Star****

Lyttelton Theatre,to September 21

National Theatre,
Upper Ground,
South Bank,
London SE1 9PX

Runs: 2hrs 45 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 July 1, 2016:

A multi-storied and multi-layered production.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 05:08 PM
London
Boys Will Be Boys
A new play by Melissa Bubnic
3 Stars ***

Bush Hall to July 30

310 Uxbridge Road
London W12 7LJ

Runs: 1hr 50mins without interval

TICKETS: 0208 743 5050
www.bushtheatre.co.uk
www.headlong.org.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen June 30, 2016:

A ferocious attack
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 04:59 PM
London
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by William Shakespeare.
4 Start ****

St Paul’s Church to 22 July

Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED to 22 July 2016.
Runs 2hr 30 Mins One interval.

TICKETS: www.iristheatre.com
Review: William Russell 1 July.

Beatrice and Benedick strike sparks
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 01, 2016 - 07:57 PM
London
Faith Healer
by Brian Friel
4 Stars ****

Donmar Warehouse to Aug 20

41 Earlham Street,
London WC2H 9LX

Runs: 2hr 15mins incl 15 min interval


Tickets: 0844 871 7624 (Booking fee of £2.50 per transaction)
Telephone Mon-Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 10am-8pm
In person, Mon-Sat, 10am-curtain up (No booking fee)
www.donmarwarehouse.com


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

Brutal exposures
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 01, 2016 - 06:03 PM
London
Henry V
By William Shakespeare
Four Stars ****

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre to 09 July

Inner Circus,
Westminster
NW1 4NU

Runs: 2hr 35 with 20min interval

TICKETS: 0844 826 4242 
On-line: www.openairtheatre.com

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen June 28, 2016:

Traditional lines,with contemporary pointers
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 01, 2016 - 05:51 PM
London
SCREW
by Kathryn O’Reilly.
Three Stars ***

Theatre 503, To 23 July

The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 3BW to 23 July 2016.
Tues – Sat 7.45pm.
Run 80 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7978 7040.
www.theatre503.com
Review: William Russell 31 June.

Powerful tale about women screwing around
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:47 PM
Birmingham
MAMMA MIA: Music and Lyrics Benny Andersson Bjorn Ulvaeus, Book Catherine Johnson
Four Stars ****

Birmingham Hippodrome and Tour

Runs: 2h 40m, one interval
Tickets (Hippodrome): 0844 338 5000
Info: www.birminghamhippodrome.com
At the Hippodrome to 03 September 2016
Touring well into 2017
Info at: www.mamma-mia.com/uk-tour/

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 29 June 2016

It will make you feel so much better
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 09:38 AM
London
UGLY LOVELY
by Ffion Jones.

Three Stars ***

The Old Red Lion Theatre To 16 July

413 St John Street, Islington, London EC1V 4NJ to 16 July 2016.
Tues – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 45 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5120.
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 29 June.

A grim but hilarious tale of girls on the loose in Swansea
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 10:24 AM
London
Cuttin’ It
A new play by Charlene James

Royal Court Theatre, To July 9

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs,
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Runs: 1hr 15 without interval

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

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen June 27, 2016:

A timely award-wnner
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 10:13 AM
London
The Truth
by Florian Zeller
in a version by Christopher Hampton.

Wyndham’s Theatre to 6 August

Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA to 6 August 2016.
Mon – Sat 8pm. Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 30 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5120.
www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk
Review: William Russell 27 June.

Elegant farce about lies, infidelity and what comes after.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, June 27, 2016 - 02:16 PM
London
DANCING WITH THE DEVIL
by Aletta Lawson.

Lillian Bayliss Studio to 29 June

Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Roseberry Avenue, London EC1R 4TN to 29 June 2016.
Sun - Wed 7.45pm. Mat Wed 2.30pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7863 8000.
www.sadlerswells.com
Review: William Russell 26 June.


An enthralling tale about a radiant star
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 02:08 PM
Birmingham Royal Ballet; Shakespeare Triple Bill
WINK (Choreography Jessica Lang, Music Jakub Ciupinski), MOOR'S PAVANE (Choreography Jose Limon, Music Henry Purcell), SHAKESPEARE SUITE (Choreography David Bintley Music Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhdorn)

Runs 2h 10m, two intervals, Birmingham Hippodrome
Info: www.brb.org.uk
Tickets: 0121 338 5000

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 25 06 16

Varied, multi-faceted, yet a satisfying whole
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