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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 07:34 PM
London
The Nether: Jennifer Haley

Duke of York’s Theatre

St Martin’s Lane,
London WC2N 4BG

7.30pm, mats Thurs, Sat 2.30pm

Runs: 1hr 15mins without interval. To 25 04
TICKETS: 0844 871 3055

Phone bookings: 44+ (0)207 492 1548
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm; Sat/Sun 9am-7pm

Online: www.atgtickets.com

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 24, 2015:

Powerful, poetic, full of mystery.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:29 AM
Newcastle-under-Lyme.

BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE
by John Van Druten.

New Victoria Theatre Etruria Road ST5 0JG To 28 February 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.15pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 01782 717962.
www.newvictheatre.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 February.

Skilful production of a hardly bewitching piece.
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Posted by : al_geary on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 03:02 AM
Nottingham.

POSH
by Laura Wade.

Nottingham Playhouse Wellington Circus NG1 5AF To 28 February 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm
Runs 3hr One interval.

TIKETS: 0115 941 9419.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Review: Alan Geary: 17 February 2015.

Inspired by the antics of the Bullingdon Club, it’s entertaining and worth seeing.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 03:20 PM
London
HAPPY DAYS
by Samuel Beckett.

Young Vic

66 The Cut, London SE1 8LZ to 21 March 2015.
Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922
www.youngvic.org
Review: William Russell 21 February

Happy Days Are Here Again – Magnificent, spell-binding.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 02:48 PM
London
Fireworks (Al'ab Nariya)
By Dalia Taha
Translated by Clem Naylor

Royal Court Theatre

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs,
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Mon-Sat 7.45pm; Thurs, Sat mats 3.00pm

Captioned perf: Wed, Mar 11, 7.45pm

Runs: 1hr 25 mins without interval, to 14 March

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 Feb 20, 2015:

The Court strikes gold.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 20, 2015 - 03:56 PM
London
RUDDIGORE or THE WITCH’S CURSE.
written by W.S> Gilbert composed by Arthur Sullivan.

King’s Head Theatre

115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1QN to 14 March 2015.
Mon – Sat 7pm. Mat3pm 7 & 14 March.
Runs 2 hr 20 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 478 0160
www.kingsgeadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 19 February

Resurrected and a Ruddy Bore
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 08:29 PM
Birmingham
THE HONEY MAN
By Tyrone Huggins
Directed by Emma Bernard
The Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Monday 16th- Saturday 21st February at 8:00pm (Saturday Matinee 2:30pm) Touring
Runs: Two hours One Interval
Review: Khalid Daley

A jar full of sweetness.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 01:14 PM
Watford.

JEFFERSON’S GARDEN
by Timberlake Wertenbaker.

Palace Theatre 20 Clarendon Road WD17 1JZ To 21 February 2015.
Mo-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 21 Feb 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 01923 225671.
www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 February.

This play’s good.
459 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 12:24 PM
London>

HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
by Paula Vogel.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 14 March 2015.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

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

Li’l theatre, big play, fine production.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 09:34 AM
Tour.

PLAYLAND
by Athol Fugard.

New Perspectives Tour to 8 March 2015.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 February at Mumford Theatre Cambridge.

Fine revival catches an historic moment in human terms.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 08:09 AM
London.

IF I COVER MY NOSE YOU CAN’T SEE ME
by Polarbear.

Battersea Arts Centre Lavender Hill SW11 5TN To 21 February 2015.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7223 2223.
www.bac.org.uk
Review: William Russell 16 February.

Telling tales and weaving spells.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 05:46 PM
London.

BOA
by Clara Brennan.

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2) 14 Whitehall SW1A 2DY To 7 March 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mats Thu 7 Sat 3pm.
Runs: 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com/trafalgarstudios
Review: Carole Woddis 12 February.

Staging the stages of grief.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 03:33 PM
Dublin.

THE CARETAKER
by Harold Pinter.

Gate Theatre Cavendish Row Parnell Square Dublin 1 To 21 March 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: +353 1 874 4045/874 6042.
www.gatetheatre.ie
Review: Anne O’Leary 10 February.

Making clear the sounds of silence.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 02:36 PM
London.

THE MASTERSINGERS OF NUREMBURG
by Richard Wagner.

London Coliseum St Martin’s Lane WC2N 4ES In rep to 10 March 2015.
3pm 21 Feb, 7 March.
5pm 18, 25 Feb, 3, 10 March.
BSL Signed 3 Mar.
Runs 6hr Two intervals.

TICKETS: 020 7845 9300.
www.eno.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 February.

Reveals the dramatic coherence of the magnificent music.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 13, 2015 - 05:53 PM
London

HOW TO HOLD YOUR BREATH
by Zinnie Harris.

Royal Court Theatre

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs,
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

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

Captioned perf: Tues Mar 3, 7.30pm
Audio described perf: Sat Mar 21, 2.30pm

Runs: 105mins 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

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 Feb 11, 2015:

Almost breath-taking ambition.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 03:13 PM
London.

JOAN OF ARC
by Friedrich von Schiller adapted by Mark Leipacher.

New Diorama Theatre 16-17 Triton Street NW1 3DF In rep to 28 February 2015.
7.30pm 10, 13, 17, 20, 26-28 Feb.
3pm 21 Feb.
Captioned 17 Feb.
Runs 1hr 55min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7383 9034.
www.newdiorama.com
Review Timothy Ramsden 7 February.

High drama gains from few means.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:28 PM
London.

ISLANDS
by Caroline Horton.

Bush Theatre 7 Uxbridge Road Shepherd’s Bush W12 8LJ To 21 February 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 14 Feb 2.30pm.
Captioned 6 Feb.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval (just a brief pause).

TICKETS: 020 8743 5050.
www.bushtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 January.

An island well steered-clear of.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 11:12 AM
Richmond.

LITTLE LIGHT
by Alice Birch.

Orange Tree Theatre 20 Clarence Street TW9 2SA To 7 March 2015.
Mon-Sat 8.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 17 Feb, 21 Feb 2.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 12 Feb 2.30pm ,19 Feb 7.30pm.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8940 3633.
www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 February.

Generates dramatic heat.
449 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 09:54 AM
Birmingham
HARVEY: Mary Chase
Birmingham Rep

Tickets: 0121 236 4455
Info: www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Runs: 2h 30, one interval, to 21 February

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 10 02 15

A heart-warming story, warmly told.
410 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 12:44 PM
Bury St Edmunds/Colchester.

LIONBOY
from the novels by Zizou Corder adapted by Marcelo Dos Santos.

Theatre Royal 6 Westgate Street IP33 1QR To 13 February.
Tue-Fri 7.30pm Mat Wed & Thu 2pm.
TICKETS: 01284 769505.
www.theatreroyal.org

then Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate CO1 1PT 17-21 February 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 01206 573948.
www.mercurytheatre.co.uk
(followed by international tour.

Runs 2hr One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 10 February.

Animal magic in theatrical revival.
515 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 07:56 AM
London.

THE SINGER’S TALE
by Carol Grimes prologue by John Miles.

St James Theatre (Studio) 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 26 February 2015.
9, 26 February (only). 8pm.
Runs: 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.boxoffice@stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 9 February.

Who is Carol Grimes? A many-splendoured thing and a survivor.
455 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 07:37 AM
London.

GODS AND MONSTERS
by Russell Labey based on the novel Father of Dr Frankenstein by Christopher Bram.

Southwark Playhouse (The Large) 77–85 Newington Causeway SE1 6AD To 7 March 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 10 February.

Fifty Shades of Lavender with a sweet smell of success.
473 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 12:27 PM
London.

THE LAST OF THE DE MULLINS
by St John Hankin.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1Y 6ST To 28 February 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 26 Feb 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.

Tickets: 020 7287 2873.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 February.

Dramatic treasure-trove unearthed.
468 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 10:54 AM
London.

SHE LOVES ME
book by Joe Masterhoff lyrics by Sheldon Harnick music by Jerry Bock based on the play by Miklos Lazslo.

Landor Theatre 70 Landor Road Clapham SW9 9PH To 7 March 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7737 7276.
www.landortheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 9 February.

Pen Pals in Old Budapest hardly up-to-date.
497 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 10:27 AM
London.

MARCHING ON TOGETHER
by Adam Hughes.

Old Red Lion Theatre 418 St John Street Islington EC1V 4NJ To 28 February 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm except 8 Feb.
Runs 2hr 10min. One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 412 4307.
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 February.

The striking world of the hooligan
444 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 06:07 PM
London.

LIBERIAN GIRL
by Diana Nneka Atuona.

The CLF Art Café The Bussey Building 133 Rye Lane Peckham SE15 4ST To 7 February.
7.30pm, Sat mat 3pm.

then Bernie Grant Arts Centre Town Hall Approach Road Tottenham N15 4RX 10-14 February 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
TICKETS 020 7565 5000 (sold out).
www.royalcourttheatre.com

Runs: 1hr 35min No interval.
Review: Carole Woddis 4 February.

Violence and mayhem of war in a remarkable first play.
549 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 12:59 PM
London.

SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR
by Luigi Pirandello translated and adapted by François Regnault.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS To 7 February 2015.
Wed-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 55min No interval.

TICKETS: 0845 120 7511.
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 February.

Bold, perceptive staging of an intriguing classic.
524 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 09:12 AM
London.

ELEPHANT MAN
by Steve Green.

Jack Studio, Brockley Jack 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 21 February 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 30min. No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 3 February.

Small and perfectly-formed production.
451 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 08:59 AM
Hornchurch.

DEADLY MURDER
by David Foley.

Queen’s Theatre Billet Lane RM11 1QT To 21 February 2015.
Tue-Sat 8pm Mat 5, 14 Feb 2.30pm.
Audio-described 14 Feb 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 18 Feb.
Runs 1hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 01708 443333.
www.queens-theatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 February.

Fast-twisting plot leaves characterisation behind.
445 more words
Posted by : Jen_Mitchell on Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 12:15 AM
Nottingham.

FOREVER YOUNG
by Erik Gedeon adapted by Giles Croft and Stefan Bednarczyk from a literal translation by Ian Black..

Nottingham Playhouse Wellington Circus NG1 5AF To 7 February 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat 31 Jan 2.30pm, 5 Feb 1.30pm.
Audio-described 4 Feb.
BSL Signed 6 Feb.
Captioned 5 Feb 7.45pm.
Runs 2hr 30min. One interval.

TICKETS: 0115 9419419.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Jen Mitchell 31 Jan.

Freshened-up,the black humour still entertains and surprises on its fourth revival at the Playhouse.
499 more words
 
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