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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 04:07 PM
London.

LAMPEDUSA
by Anders Lustgarten.

Soho Theatre 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE To 25 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.15pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7478 0100.
www.sohotheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 June.

Unsentimental rays of light in a dark world vividly evoked.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 12:41 PM
London.

ALPHA BETA
by Ted Whitehead.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 18 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat, Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fee by ’phone or online).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 June.

Portrait of a deadly marriage intriguingly viewed a generation or two on.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 10:10 AM
London.

TWELFTH NIGHT
by William Shakespeare.

St Paul’s Church Covent Garden Bedford Street WC2E 9ED To 24 July 2015.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: www.iristheatre.com
Review: William Russell 30 June.

Everything in the garden’s lovely.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 10:09 AM
London.

MADAME X
by Simon James Collier.

Brockley Jack Studio 416 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 11 July 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 25 June.

Glorious melodramatic hokum lacking only Lana Turner.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 11:42 AM
London.

ONE ARM
by Tennessee Williams adapted by Moisés Kaufman.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) Southwark Playhouse (The Large) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 4 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 June.

Atmospheric story reaches the stage, if not screen as intended.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, June 29, 2015 - 09:15 AM
London.

A THIRD
by Laura Jacqmin.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 14 July 2015.
Sun-Mon 7.30pm Tue 2pm.
Runs 1hr 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fee by ’phone or online).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 28 June.

It’s all neatly played at very close quarters, but the characters never become more than figures in a modern sexual landscape.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 10:50 AM
London.

THE SEAGULL
by Anton Chekhov new version by Torben Betts from a literal translation by Helen Rappaport.

Open Air Theatre Inner Circle Regent’s Park NW1 4NU To 18 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.15pm.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 826 4242.
www.openairtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 June.

a season in the country like a night out on the town.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 01:43 AM
Liverpool.

THE HUDSUCKER PROXY
based on the Warner Brothers film by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen and Sam Raimi adapted by Simon Dormandy.

Liverpool Playhouse Williamson Square L1 1EL To 27 June 2015.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 June.

Time-stopping, heart-warming it should fall flat but flies in the face of expectation.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 11:15 AM
London.

THE BEAUX STRATEGEM
by George Farquhar.

Olivier Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 20 September 2015.
1, 4, 11, 18, 28 July, 6 Aug, 10, 12, 19 Sept.
2.30pm 12, 19 July, 13, 20 Sept.
7pm 3 Sept.
7.30pm 30 June-4, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 27-29 July, 5, 6, 31 Aug-2, 9-12, 16-19 Sept.
Audio-described 3 July, 4 July, 12 Sept (+ Mat Touch Tours 12.30pm).
Captioned 19 July, 19 Sept 2pm.
Runs: 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 23 June.

A splendid outing for rarely seen classic comedy.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 07:35 AM
Watford.

CARE

Palace Theatre 20 Clarendon Road WD17 1JZ To 28 June.
2pm 28 Jun.
3pm 25 Jun.
5pm 28 Jun.
7pm 26, 27 Jun.
7.30pm 25 Jun.
9pm 26 Jun.
10pm 27 Jun.
Runs 1hr 5min No interval.

TICKETS: 01923 225671.
www.watordpalacetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 June.

Every apologist for privatisation of medical services should be confronted with this, and all NHS staff should be invited to see it as evidence of how strongly their work is valued and advocated.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 01:01 PM
London.

LUNA GALE
by Rebecca Gilman.

Hampstead Theatre Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage NW3 3EU To 18 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 2.30pm Sat 3pm.
Audio-described 17 July.
Captioned 14 July (+ transcribed post-show discussion).
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7722 9301.
www.hampsteadtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 June.

Complex elements skilfully structured through drama that holds attention.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 12:13 PM
Chichester.

EDUCATING RITA
by Willy Russell.

Minerva Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 25 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat & 1, 9, 15, 22 July 2.45pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 June.

Hymn to education and a vivacious woman who never wears the same dress twice but always sparkles.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 02:18 PM
London.

KRAPP’S LAST TAPE
by Samuel Beckett.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8D To 21 June 2015.
Runs No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden.

Script lost within swathes of production.
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Posted by : Jan_Pick on Monday, June 22, 2015 - 10:08 AM
Birmingham
At Ease, by Rod Dungate
Old Joint Stock Pub and Theatre

Tkts: 0121 200 0946 / oldjointstocktheatre@fullers.co.uk
Runtime: 2h: one interval: 17 – 20 June 2015
Review: Jan Pick 20 June.
20/06/15

A search for meaning.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 01:54 PM
London/Tour.

JUDY –THE SONG BOOK OF JUDY GARLAND.

Tour to 11 July 2015.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.
Review: William Russell 16 June at New Wimbledon Theatre.

A treat mainly for Judy’s fans.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 09:06 AM
London.

BEOWULF.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT 24 May 2015.
Runs 1hr 30min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden

A rare and celebratory occasion.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 01:35 AM
London.

CHEF
by Sabrina Mahfouz.

Soho Theatre 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE To 4 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs: 50min No interval.

TICKETS : 020 7478 0100.
www.sohotheatre.com
Review: Carole Woddis 19 June.

Dramatic heat and enlightenment.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 08:59 PM
London.

THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT
by Stephen Adly Guirgis.

Lyttelton Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 20 August2015.
2.15pm 25, 27, 30 June, 4, 8, 11, 14 July, 1, 4, 12, 20 Aug.
7.30pm 24-27, 29 June-4, 6-11,13, 14, 31 July, 1, 3, 4, 10-13, 18-20 Aug. 2.15pm,
Audio-described 1 Aug 2.15pm (+ touch tour 12.45pm), 3 Aug
Captioned 11, 19 Aug.
Runs 1 hr 45min No interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 18 June.

Classy soap-opera.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, June 19, 2015 - 12:57 PM
London/Nottingham.

1984
by George Orwell adapted by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan.

Playhouse Theatre Northumberland Avenue WC2N 5DE To 5 September
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 0844 871 7631.
www.1984theplay.co.uk

then Nottingham Playhouse Wellington Circus NG1 5AF 9-26 September 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm except 11 Sept 7pm Mat 17, 24 Sept 1.30pm; 19 Sept 2.30pm.
Audio-described 19 Sept 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 1.30pm), 23 Sept (+ Touch Tour 6.45pm).
BSL Signed 25 Sept.
Captioned 24 Sept 7.45pm.
TICKETS: 0115 941 9419.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Runs 1hr 50min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 June.

Adaptation vividly shows 1984 has come but not gone.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 11:32 PM
London.

hang
by debbie tucker green

Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Upstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 18 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm .
Audio-described 11 July 2.30pm
Captioned 15 July.
Runs: 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 17 June.

Quite brilliant match of dramatic form to substance.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 03:26 PM
London.

UNTIL YOU HEAR THAT BELL
by Sean Mahoney.

BAC (Members’ Library) Lavender HILL SW11 5TN To 27 June 2015.
Wed-Sat 7.15pm.
Runs 1hr 5min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7223 2223.
www.bac.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 June.

Pacy account pulls no punches.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 10:59 AM
London.

IMAGE OF AN UNKNOWN YOUNG WOMAN
by Elinor Cook

Gate Theatre above The Prince Albert Pub 11 Pembridge Road Notting Hill W11 3HQ To 27 June.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Captioned 25 Jun.
Runs: 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7229 0706.
www.gatetheatre.co.uk

@gatetheatre
Review: Carole Woddis 16 June.

Magnificent montage of image and realities.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 12:12 PM
Chichester.

A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS
book by Jeremy Sams and Robert Hudson based on the novel by P G Wodehouse and the play by P G Wodehouse and Ian Hay music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin.

Chichester Festival Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 27 June 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 17, 25 Jun 2.30pm.
Audio-described 19 Jun, 20 Jun 2.30pm.
Captioned 27 Jun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 June.

Frivolous fun above and below stairs.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 01:02 AM
London.

TEMPLE
by Steve Waters.

Donmar Warehouse 41 Earlham Street WC2H 9LX To 25 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm (sold out).
Runs: 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7624.
www.donmarwarehouse.com
Review: Carole Woddis 12 June:

Unholy goings-on amount to little.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, June 15, 2015 - 09:28 AM
London.

ALL THAT FALL
by Samuel Beckett.

Barbican Theatre (The Pit) Silk Street EC2Y 8D To 21 June 2015.
11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm 20, 21 Jun.
4.30pm 19 Jun.
5.30pm 16-18 Jun.
6.30pm 19-21 Jun.
7.30pm 16-18 Jun (sold out).
9.30pm 16-21 Jun.
18 Jun all sold out.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7638 8891.
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 June.

An act of darkness which deserves to be seen.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 11:54 AM
Bath.

THE MOTHER
by Florian Zeller translated by Christopher Hampton.

Ustinov Studio Theatre Royal Sawclose BA1 1ET To 20 June 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 01225 448844.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 12 June.

Keeping it in the family: triumphs with trauma.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 03:03 AM
London.

ORESTEIA
by Aeschylus new version Robert Icke from Aeschylus

Almeida Theatre Almeida Street Islington N1 1TA To18 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7pm Mat Sat 1pm; Wed June 24, July 8, 1pm
Audio described 27 June 1pm (+ Touch Tour 11.15am), 10 July 7pm (+ Touch Tour 5.30pm).
Captioned 3 July 7pm.
Runs: 3hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7359 4404.
www.almeida.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 11 June.

Brave blending of the topical and the perennial.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 02:02 AM
London.

TOLD LOOK YOUNGER
by Stephen Wyatt.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1 6ST To 4 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 12 June.

Three gay men and a waiter – a dinner table comedy.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, June 12, 2015 - 12:14 PM
Glasgow.

INTO THAT DARKNESS
by Gitta Sereny adapted by Robert David MacDonald.

Citizens’ Theatre 119 Gorbals Street G5 9DS To 30 May 2015.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 May.

A small piece writ large is a valuable reminder.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, June 12, 2015 - 10:44 AM
London.

TEDDY
by Tristram Bernays music by Dougal Irvine..

Southwark Playhouse (The Large) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 27 June 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 40min (+ 15min pre-show music No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 May.

Fires on every cylinder.
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