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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:25 PM
Kingston-upon-Thames.

TRANSLATIONS
by Brian Friel.

Rose Theatre 24-26 High Street KT1 1HL To 3 May 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 1 May 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 1pm).
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 08444 821556.
www.rosetheatrekingston.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 April.

Magnificent, in any language.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:24 AM
Stratford-upon-Avon.

THE ROARING GIRL
by Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton.

Swan Theatre Waterside CV37 6BB In rep to 30 September 2014.

7.30pm 24-26 Apr, 12-14, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27, 31 May, 2, 4-6, 9, 10, 14, 18-20 June, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16-18, 23, 24, 26 July, 8, 9, 13, 14, 20, 21, 30 Aug, 1, 2, 10, 11, 19, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30 Sept.
1.30pm 26 Apr, 14, 17, 20 (understudy performance), 24 28 May, 11, 14 June, 5, 19 July, 9, 14, 20 Aug, 20 Sept.
Audio-described 6 Jun.
Captioned 24 July, 20 Sept.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 800 1110.
www.rsc.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 April.

Shouts and whimpers of a Roaring Girl.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:33 AM
London.

OH MY SWEET LAND
by Amir Nizar Zuabi.

Young Vic (The Maria) 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 3 May 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.45pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvic.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 April.

Tasteful show lacks salt in its wounds.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:17 AM
HENRY IV, PARTS 1 AND 2: William Shakespeare
RST, Stratford Upon Avon
Runs: (each part) 3h 5m, one interval. Stratford till September, then Barbican London
Tickets: 0844 800 1110
Information: www.rsc.org.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 21 04 14

Remarkable productions of great clarity.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 08:07 AM
London.

DORIAN GRAY
by Linnie Reedman music & lyrics by Joe Evans based on The Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

Riverside Studios 1 Crisp Road W6 9RL To 10 May 2014.
Tue–Sun 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0208 237 1111.
www.riversidestudios.co.uk
Review: William Russell 22 April.

Dynastic duo lack dynamic drama.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:10 AM
London.

SONGS FROM MY TRUNK

The Matcham Room, London Hippodrome, Charing Cross Road 20 April 2014.
Runs 1hr 30min One interval.
Review: William Russell 20 April.

The lady is a (splendid) vamp.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 02:57 PM
London.

ELDORADO
by Marius von Mayenburg translated by Maja Zade

Arcola Theatre (Arcola 1) 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 3 May 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 April.

Production finds some of a provocative play’s measure.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 02:29 PM
London.

BIRDLAND
by Simon Stephens.

Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Downstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 24 May.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm no performance 18, 21 April, 5 May Mat Sat & 8, 25, 22 May 2.30pm
Audio-described 17 May 2.30pm.
Captioned 21 May.
Post-show Talk 7 May.
Runs 2hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 12 April.

Bird lands with a thump from high flight in stylish morality tale.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 01:06 PM
London.

COOL RIDER
by Mark Jones and Guy Unsworth based on the film Grease 2.

Duchess Theatre 3-5 Catherine Street WC2B 5LA To 19 April 2014.
Fri, Sat 8pm Mat Sat 5pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS 0864 482 9672.
www.nimaxtheatres.com
Review: William Russell 16 April.

The coolest show in town..
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:08 PM
Bath.

A STEADY RAIN
by Keith Huff.

Ustinov Studio Sawclose BA1 1ET To 11 May 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

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

Another fine instalment in the Ustinov’s excellent Broadway-on-Avon seasons.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:16 AM
ReviewsGate's Carole Woddis ponders the offerings of the HIGH TIDE festival. Plenty of food for thought.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:20 PM
Hornchurch.

THE GREAT GATSBY
by Peter Joucla based on the novel by F Scott Fitzgerald.

Queen’s Theatre Billet Lane RM11 1QT To 3 May 2014.
Tue-Say 8pm Mat 26 April, 1 May 2.30pm.
Audio-described 26 April 2.30pm.
BSL Signed 30 April.
Pre-show Discussion 1 May 2pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKTS: 01708 443333.
www.queens-theatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 April.

A big little world bursts with excitement and intensity onto the Queen’s stage.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 10:45 AM
Birmingham
A PASSION FOR BIRMINGHAM
Produced by The Old Joint Stock Theatre
Indoor and Outdoor Promenade.
Runs approx 1h 45m. No interval. till 19 April
Old Joint Stock: 0121 200 0946

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 15 April 2014

And now for something different about something not too different.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 01:18 AM
London.

THE MALCONTENT
by John Marston.

Wanamaker Playhouse Globe Theatre 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT To 19 April 2014.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs: 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: William Russell 15 April.

Rare sighting of youthful Game of Thrones.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 01:06 AM
London.

THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
by Margery Williams.

Unicorn Theatre (Weston auditorium) 147 Tooley Street SE1 2HZ To 19 April 2014.
Runs 1hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7645 0560.
www.unicorntheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 April.

Cheap toy makes fine play.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:55 AM
London.

RELATIVE VALUES
by Noel Coward.

Harold Pinter Theatre Panton Street SW1Y 4DN To 21 June 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu, Sat 2.30pm.
Runs: 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS 0844 871 7622.
www.ambassadortickets.com
Review: Carole Woddis 15 April.

A class act in more than one way.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:27 PM
London/Tour.

RUBBISH
by Theatre-Rites.

South Bank Centre (Purcell Room) To 21 April.
Wed-Sat; Mon 12pm & 3pm.
TICKETS: 0844 847 9910.
www.southbankcentre.co.uk

then Tour to 1 June 2014.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 April.

No throwaway lines in ecologically inventive show.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:43 AM
Sonning.

ENCHANTED APRIL
by Matthew Barber based on the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim.

The Mill at Sonning Sonning Eye nr Reading RG4 6TY To 17 May 2014.
Tue-Sat Dinner 6.30pm + Performance 8.15pm.
Mat Sat & 27 April, 11 May Lunch 12.30pm + Performance 2.15pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0118 969 8000.
www.millatsonning.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 April.

Bad marriages and lost lives made good in a fine novel adaptation.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 03:17 AM
London.

CHARLES III
by Mike Bartlett.

Almeida Theatre Almeida Street, Islington N1 1TA To 31 May 2014,
Mon-Sat 7.30pm (no performance 21 April Mat Sat & 30 Apr, 14, 21 May 2.30pm.
Audio-described 3 May 2.30pm (+Touch Tour 12.45pm).
Captioned 1 May, 10 May 2.30pm.
Runs: 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7359 4404 (24 hours).
www.almeida.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 11 April.

A big, triumphant event.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:03 AM
London.

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by Arthur Miller.

Young Vic Theatre 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 7 June 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm
no performance 18, 21 April, 5, 26 May Mat Sat & 16, 23, 30 Apr, 7, 14, 21 May, 4 June 2.30pm.
Audio-described 20 May.
Captioned 22 May.
Runs 1hr 55min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvic.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 12 April.

Rather like a view without a bridge.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, April 14, 2014 - 08:54 AM
London.

THREE SISTERS
by Anton Chekhov new version by Anya Reiss from a literal translation by Ilona Kohanchuk.

Southwark Playhouse (The Large) 77-85 Newington Causeway S1 6BD To 3 May 2014.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 April.

Same names, different settings form a commentary on the original.
484 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 11:52 PM
Scarborough/Derby.

HIDDEN
by Laura Lindsay and Peter Carruthers.

Stephen Joseph Theatre (McCarthy auditorium) Westborough YO11 1JW 17 May.
7,45pm.
TICKETS: 01723 370541.
www.sjt.uk.com

then Derby Theatre 15 Theatre Walk Westfield Shopping Complex St Peters Quarter DE1 2NF 23 May 2014.
8pm.
TICKETS: 01332 593939.
www.derbytheatre.co.uk

Runs 1hr 15min No interval.
Review: William Russell 12 April at Cockpit Theatre London.

Funny, sad and out of the ordinary.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 01:57 AM
London.

THE BEAUTIFUL GAME
book & lyrics by Ben Elton music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Union Theatre 204 Union Street Southwark SE1 0LX To 3 May 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 8 April.

Things Do Sometimes Change.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 11:51 AM
London.

AT THE END OF EVERYTHING ELSE
by Mark Arends.

Unicorn Theatre (Clore auditorium) 147 Tooley Street SE1 2HZ To 19 April 2014.
Runs 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7645 0560.
www.unicorntheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 April.

Pedal-powerful exposure of a plastic world puts young people in the driving-seat.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 11, 2014 - 09:25 AM
London.

THE NOTORIOUS MRS EBBSMITH
by Sir Arthur Wing Pinero.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1Y 6ST To 3 May 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3.30pm
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 10 April.

Bet-hedging Victorian shocker newly displayed to be caught at its first revival.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 08:21 PM
REFUGEE BOY: adapted by Lemn Sissy from the novel by Benjamin Zephaniah
Runs: Birmingham Rep to 12 04: Touring
No interval

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, Bham Rep

Engaging and humane, open your heart to it.
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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 07:13 PM
Reviewed by ReviewsGate's Alexander Ray Edser at the beginning of its tour, Al Geary catches up with THE DISHWASHERS on the road.

Nottingham/Touring.

THE DISHWASHERS: Morris Panych.
Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Full information: Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
Runs: 2h 5m: one interval: till 5th April.
Review: Alan Geary: 31st March 2014.


A strange, even puzzling, affair.
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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 07:09 PM
Nottingham/Touring.

TOM’S MIDNIGHT GARDEN: Philippa Pearce (adapted by David Wood).
Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Full information: www.birminghamstage.com
Runs: 2h 15m: one interval: till 12th April.
Review: Alan Geary: 8th April 2014.


Ideal fare for all ages? Doubtful.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 04:17 PM
London.

ALMOST NEAR
by Pamela Carter.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 15 April 2014.
Sun, Mon 7.30pm Tue 2pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652 (24hr; no booking fee).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 8 April.

Separate parts constructively assembled.
455 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 03:26 PM
London.

A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS
by Alan Ayckbourn.

Olivier Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 27 August 2014.
7.30pm 10, 14-16. 224-26 Apr, 2, 3, 5, 12-15, 20-22, 29-31 May, 2, 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24-26 June, 4, 5, 23, 24, 31 July, 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 15, 16, 26, 27 Aug.
7pm 12 June (NT Live broadcast).
2pm 16, 26, 27 April, 3, 4, 14, 21, 31 May, 1, 18, 25 June, 5, 24 July, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 27 Aug.
Audio-described 30 May, 31 May 31 2pm, 9 Aug 2pm.
Captioned 22 May, 3 Aug.
Runs: 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 9 April.

Biting satire in need of sharper teeth.
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