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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, September 22, 2014 - 04:29 PM
London
Albion: Chris Thompson

Bush Theatre,
Uxbridge Road,
London W12 8LJ

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

Audio described perf: Oct 11, 2.30pm
Captioned perf: Oct 3, 7.30pm

Runs: 2hrs 30 mins incl 15 min interval. To 25 10 14

TICKETS: 020 8743 5050
On-line: www.bushtheatre.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 19, 2014:

Not pretty, but a blistering play
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, September 22, 2014 - 04:21 PM
London: National
BALLYTURK: Enda Walsh

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

7.30, mats Sats 2.15, Thurs Sept 25, Wed Oct 1, 8

Caption perf: Oct 2, 7.30pm
Audio described & touch tour: Oct 11, 2.15pm

Runs: 90mins without interval. To 11 10 14

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 Sept 20, 2014:

Challenging, intense, puzzling.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 09:43 PM
London
Dr Scroggy’s War: Howard Brenton
Shakespeare’s Globe,

21 New Globe Walk,
Bankside,
London SE1 9DT

7.30pm, Sept 26, 29, Oct 3, 6, 10 (last perf);
2pm mats, Sat Sept 27, Oct 4

Captioned perf: Sat Oct 4

Runs 2hrs 25mins incl interval, to 10 10 14.

TICKETS 020 7401 9919 or 0871 297 0749 (booking fee applies)
In person: Mon-Sat 10am – 6pm (8pm on perf days);
Sundays: 10am-5pm (7pm on perf days)
On-line: www.shakespeares-globe.org

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 18, 2014

An unsung hero now ably sung
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 09:33 PM
Birmingham
NOT I / FOOTFALLS / ROCKABY: Samuel Beckett

Runs: 55m, no interval
Birmingham Rep till 20 09 14

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 17 09 14

If you get chance to see this, run and buy your ticket now.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 08:50 PM
London
These are your lives: Alexander Rennie
The Yard Theatre

Unit 2a, Queen’s Yard,
Hackney Wick, E9 5EN

Tues-Sat 8pm

Runs: 70 mins without interval, to 04 10 14

TICKETS: http://www.theyardtheatre.co.uk/event/these-are-your-lives/

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 12, 2014:

Stars’ behaviour deliciously deconstructed.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 10:56 AM
London
True West: Sam Shepard
Tricycle Theatre,

269 Kilburn High Road,
London NW6 7JR

7.30pm; Sat mat 3pm
Plus Wed 17, 24 Sept & 1 Oct at 2pm

Captioned perf: Thurs 18 Sep, 7.30pm
Audio Described perf: Thurs 25 Sep, 7.30pm

Runs: 2hrs 15mins incl 15 min interval; to 4 October 2014

TICKETS 020 7328 -1000
In person: Mon–Sat, 10am-9pm; Sun 2-9pm
On-line: www.tricycle.co.uk
Various discounts.

Review: Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 10, 2014:

One hell of an evening.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 12, 2014 - 11:52 AM
Birmingham
THE RUSSIAN SOCTOR: Andrew Dawson, Martin Lloyd-Evans

Birmingham Rep: The Door
Runs: 1h 25m, no interval, till 13 September
Tkts: 0121 236 4455
Info: Info@therussiandoctor.com

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 11 September 2014

Interesting, informative, moving, though a bit of distance to go.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:39 AM
Birmingham
RUDY’S RARE RECORDS: Danny Robins (Co-created by Danny Robins and Lenny Henry)

Birmingham Rep Theatre
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk / 0121 236 4455
Runs: 2h 40m, one interval, till 4 – 20 September 2014

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 09 09 14

A heart-warming party in Broad Street.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 09:56 AM
Chichester
Pitcairn: Richard Bean


Minerva Theatre,
Chichester Festival Theatre,
Oaklands Park
Chichester, West Sussex PO19 6AP

Mon-Sat 7.45; mats 2.45pm, Wed, Sat (exc mat on Thurs Sept 11, 2.45pm)
Audio described perfs: Fri Sept 12, 7.45pm; Sat Sept 13, 2.45pm.

Runs 2hrs 30mins incl 20 min interval
Runs at Chichester till Sept 20, then Shakespeare’s Globe, then touring.

TICKETS: 01243 781 312;
Concessions 16-25yr olds, £8.50 at all perfs

On-line: www.cft.org.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 6, 2014

Theatrical, demanding, theatrically demanding, and worth all you can give it.
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Posted by : al_geary on Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 05:22 PM
Nottingham and Touring.

THE KITE RUNNER: adapted by Matthew Spangler.
Nottingham Playhouse.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 55m: one interval.
Review: Alan Geary: 2nd September 2014.


Certainly one of the best Nottingham Playhouse productions of recent years.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 05:16 PM
London
The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd: DH Lawrence
Orange Tree Theatre,

1 Clarence Street,
Richmond,
Surrey TW9 2SA

Eves 7.30pm; Tues & Thurs mat 2.30pm

Audio described perfs: Tue 16 Sep 7.30pm; Sat 20 Sep 2.30pm
Post-show discussions: Thurs 18 Sep 2.30pm, Tues 23 Sept 7.30pm

Runs: 2hrs incl 15 min interval

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 8940 3633
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday
10am - 5.30pm on the Kew Road side

From 5.30 - 7pm in the theatre Box Office
From 7pm bookings and print tickets only for that evening's show
On-line: www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk

Review: Carole Woddis of perf seen Sept 5, 2014

Poignant Revival
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, September 06, 2014 - 03:15 PM
London
THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER
book and lyrics by Tim Sanders

music by Charles Miller
based on the novel by Rebecca West

Jermyn Street Theatre, 16B Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST to 20 September 2014
Tues – Sat 7.30pmMat Thurs & Sat 3.30pm extra performance Mon 8 September 7.30pm and Sunday 14 September 3.30pm
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval

TICKETS: 0207 287 2875
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk

Review: William Russell, 06 09 14

Casualties of war.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 05, 2014 - 09:44 PM
London
TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES
Book, music and lyrics by Alex Loveless
from the novel by Thomas Hardy


New Wimbledon Studio, 93 The Broadway, London SW19 1QG to 27 September 2014
Tues – Sat 7.30pm Mat Thurs & Sat 2.30pm
Runs 2h 25 mins One interval, to 27 09 14

TICKETS: 0844 871 7646
www.atgtickets.comReview: William Russell 4 September

A feast of melody and fine performances
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 05, 2014 - 08:40 PM
Birmingham
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR EX: You! And crafted by Tim Jefferies

Old Joint Stock Theatre
Runs: 2h, one interval, till 06 September

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 04 09 14

A neat dish of slices of life; enjoy
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 10:23 AM
London
Eye of a Needle: Chris Macdonald


Southwark Playhouse,
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

8pm, Sat mat 3.30pm

Runs: 2hrs incl internal. To Sept 20th

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 7407 0234
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Aug 29, 2014:

An Effective Comedy of Angst
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, September 01, 2014 - 08:34 AM
London
ROMEO AND JULIET
by William Shakespeare


Temple Church, Temple (off Fleet Street) London EC4Y 73B to 7 September 2014
Wed – Sat 8pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm
Runs 2 hr 20 mins One interval

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366
www.anticdisposition.co.uk
Review: William Russell 31 August

Good things to catch, but in a Temple of Doom
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 12:34 PM
TOAST
by Richard Bean


The Park Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
To 21September 2014
Tues – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm
Runs 2 hr 15 mins One interval

TICKETS: 0207 870 6876
www.parktheatre.co.uk

Review: William Russell, 28 August 2014

Bean on toast; and well served.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 03:25 PM
Musselburgh.

MARY STEWART
by Robert McLellan.

Brunton Theatre Ladywell Way EH21 6AA 30 August 2014.
7.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 0131 665 2240.
www.thebrunton.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 August at Duddingston Kirk Manse Gardens Edinburgh.

Raw energy revealed across the decades.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:16 AM
London
DIARY OF A MADMAN
By Nikolai Gogol adapted by Howard Colyer


Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 30 August 2014
Performances 8pm
Runs One Hour No interval

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366
www.brockleyjack.co.uk

Review: William Russell

A touching decline played with considerable effect
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 08:44 PM
London
AVENUE Q

Music & lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty

New Wimbledon Theatre, 93 The Broadway, London SW19 1QG to 30 August 2014
Wed & Thurs 7.30pm Fri 5pm and 8.30pm Sat 2.30pm and 7.30pm
New Alexandra Theatre, Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DS from 16 September to 20 September 2014
Same performance times
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval

TICKETS: Wimbledon 0844 871 7646
Birmingham 0844 871 3011
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 26 August

A Q to queue for!
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, August 25, 2014 - 10:39 AM
London
OUR WORLD AT WAR

A rep of Troilus & Cressida and Coriolanus
by William Shakespeare
adapted by Ricky Dukes

Tristan Bates Theatre, 1a Tower Street, London WC2H9NP to 6 September 2014
Mon – Sat 7.30pm
Runs 2 hr 45 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 240 6283
www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 22 August

A rewarding double bill.
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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:34 AM
Nottingham.

MURDER WEAPON: Brian Clemens.

Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 0m: one interval: till 23rd August.
Performance times: 7.30pm weekdays, 5pm and 8pm Saturday (Matinee 2.00pm Weds).
Review: Alan Geary: 18th August 2014.


Nottingham’s Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season ends on a high.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:30 AM
London
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S Dream
by William Shakespeare


The Courtyard Theatre, 4o Pitfield Street, London N1 6EU to 7 September 2014
Tues – Sun 7.30pm (Fri 7pm).
Runs 2 hr 30 mins One interval, to 07 09 14

TICKETS: 0844 4771000
www.thecourtyard.org.uk
Review: William Russell 20 August

Once more into the Dream dear friends.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 02:16 PM
London
SEE ROCK CITY AND OTHER DESTINATIONS

Music by Brad Alexander
Book & Lyrics by Adam Mathais

The Union Theatre, 204 Union Street, London SE1 0LX to 30 August 2014
Tues – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm
Runs 1hr 40 mins No interval, to 30 08 14

TICKETS: 02067 261 9876
www.ticketsource.co.uk/uniontheatre

Review: William Russell, 17 August

Take a trip with talent.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 02:04 PM
London
Jezebel: Mark Cantan
Soho Theatre,

21 Dean Street
London W1D 3NE

7.00pm Tues-Sun; mats: Sat 3pm; Sun 4.30pm

Runs: 90 mins no interval. to 31 08.

TICKETS : 020 7478 0100
On-line: www.sohotheatre.com

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen August 14, 2014:

Sharp, modern and funny to boot.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 02:06 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
THE WHITE DEVIL: John Webster

RSC, The Swan, Stratford-Upon-Avon
Runs: 2h 45m, on interval, to 29 11 14

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 16 08 14

Theatrical, visceral, intelligent production that gets to the guts of the play.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 11:57 AM
London
THE RING CYCLE PLAYS
Adapted from the librettos of Richard Wagner
By Phil Willmott & Lisa Kuma


The Scoop at More London, Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2DB to 31 August 2014
Wed- Sat 6pm
Runs 4hr 25 mins Three intervals, to 31 08 14

FREE EVENT
www.morelondon.com

Review: William Russell 15 August

Shenanigans, giants and dragons in Valhalla – but Wagner’s plot creaks.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 11:44 AM
London
Dogfight
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan
Based on the Warner Bros film and screenplay by Bob Comfort


Southwark Playhouse,
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

7.30pm, Sat mat 3.00pm

Runs: 2hrs incl internal, to 13 09 14

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 7407 0234
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Aug 13, 2014:

Another Southwark delight.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 15, 2014 - 11:52 AM
London
MUSWELL HILL
by Torben Betts


The White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ to 31 August 2014
Tues – Sat 7.30 pm Sun 6pm
Runs 2hr One interval, till 31 08 14

TICKETS: 0844 8700 887
www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk

Review: William Russell 14 August

A dinner party from hell. A heavenly production.
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Posted by : al_geary on Friday, August 15, 2014 - 11:42 AM
Nottingham.

FATAL ENCOUNTER: Francis Durbridge.
Theatre Royal

Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 15m: one interval: till 16th August.
Performance times: 7.30pm weekdays, 5pm and 8pm Saturday (Matinee 2.00pm Weds).
Review: Alan Geary: 11th August 2014.


Unapologetically entertaining.
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