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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 01:43 PM
Chichester.

THE REHEARSAL
by Jean Anouilh translated by Jeremy Sams.

Minerva Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 6 June 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat & 27 May, 4 June 2.45pm.
Audio-described 5 Jun, 6 Jun 2.45pm.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 May.

Beautiful theatre, fine set, exemplary performances in a perceptive production bring this play to life.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 25, 2015 - 03:50 PM
London.

THE PAPER DOLLS
based on the book by Julia Donaldson illustrated by Rebecca Cobb.

Little Angel Theatre 24 Dagmar Passage N1 2DW To 28 June 2015.
10.30am 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 25 Jun.
11am 28-31 May, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 Jun.
1pm 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26 Jun.
1.30pm 29-31 May, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 Jun.
2pm 27, 28 May.
3.30pm 29-31 May, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 Jun.
5pm 5, 12, 19, 26 Jun.
Baby-Friendly performances 11am Thu-Sun.
Runs 45min No interval.

TICKET: 020 7226 1787.
www.littleangeltheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 May.

Sight, sound and story richly combined.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 25, 2015 - 02:01 PM
London.

DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by Arthur Miller.

Duke of York’s Theatre St Martins Lane WC2N 4BG To 18 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2pm.
Runs 3hr One interval.

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

Attention is paid in detail.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 08:50 PM
London.
MCQUEEN
by James Phillips.

St James Theatre 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 27 June 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 21 May 2015.

Mystery unfolds with plenty of stylish swagger.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 12:12 PM
London.

AS YOU LIKE IT
by William Shakespeare,

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT In rep to 5 September 2015.
2pm 22, 26, 29 May, 9, 11, 13, 30 Jun, 2, 4 Jul, 8, 12, 19, 20 Aug, 3, 4 Sept.
12am 14 Aug.
Audio-described 8 Aug 7.30pm.
BSL Signed 4 Jul.
Captioned 9 Jul.
Runs 3hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 May.

A happy production that fulfils its title.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 11:31 AM
London.

HAMLET
by William Shakespeare translated by Shoichiro Kawai.

Barbican Theatre To 24 May 2015.
Sat 7.15pm Mat Sat, Sun 2pm.
Runs 3hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: www.barbican.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 May.

A thing of brilliant shreds and patches of surprising quiet.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 09:46 PM
Tour.
THE SIEGE
by Nabil Al-Raee.

Tour to 20 June 2015.
Runs: 1hr 30min No interval.
Review: Carole Woddis 20 May at Battersea Arts Centre.

Theatre that pulls no punches.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 11:29 AM
Birmingham
THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE: Jim Cartwright
Birmingham Rep

Info: www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Runs: 2h 50m, one interval, to 30 05 15

Review: 19 May, Alexander Ray Edser

Feel-good fable stylishly revived
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 02:49 PM
London/Newcastle-upon-Tyne/Manchester.

GODS ARE FALLEN AND ALL SAFETY GONE
by Selma Dimitrijevic.

Camden People’s Theatre 58-60 Hampstead Road NW1 2PY To 31 May.
Tue-Sun 7.30pm.
TICKETS: 020 7419 4841.
www.cpttheatre.co.uk

then Northern Stage Barras Bridge NE1 7RH 4-6 June.
7.30pm.
TICKETS: 0191 230 5151.
www.northernstage.co.uk

then Royal Exchange Theatre (Studio) St Ann’s Square M2 7DH 12-13 June 2015.
7.30pm.
TICKETS: 0161 833 9833.
www.royalexchange.co.uk

Runs 50min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden: 16, 17 May.

If you see nothing else, be sure to see this.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 12:57 PM
London.

KLIPPIES
by Jessica Siân .

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 6 June 2015.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

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

Superb acting in a splendid production - and a play that deserves both.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 11:20 AM
Coventry
COUGAR, THE MUSICAL: Donna Moore
Belgrade Studio

Runs: 2h 05m, one interval, till 06 June

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 19 05 15

A fresh and fun look at an age-old issue
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 02:19 AM
London.

HIGH SOCIETY
book by Arthur Kopit lyrics and music by Cole Porter additional lyrics by Susan Birkenhead based on The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry and the Turner Entertainment Co. motion picture High Society

Old Vic Theatre The Cut SE1 8NB To 22 August 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs: 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7628.
www.bookings.oldvictheatre.com
Review: Carole Woddis 18 May 18.

Utterly brilliant. More please.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 01:51 AM
Tour.

EVERY BRILLIANT THING
by Duncan Macmillan and Jimmy Donohoe.

Tour to 27 June 2015.
Runs 1hr 10min (approx).
Review Timothy Ramsden 18 May at The North Wall Oxford.

Depressive’s story that’s anything but depressing.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 11:55 AM
London.

COMMUNICATING DOORS
by Alan Ayckbourn.

Menier Chocolate Factory 53 Southwark Street SR 1 1RU To 27 June 2015.
Tue-Sat 8pm Mat Sat & Sun 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7378 1713.
www.menierchocolatefactory.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 May.

One man, three wives - and three sisters under the skin in fine revival of outstanding Ayckbourn.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 09:51 AM
London.

SKIN IN FLAMES
by Guillem Clua translated by DJ Sanders.

Park Theatre (Park 90) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park To 6 June 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3.15pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 May.

Misuse of power play has muted force.
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Posted by : al_geary on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 11:02 PM
Tour.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Oscar Wilde.

Tour to 20 June 2015.
Runs 2hr 30min Two intervals.
Review: Alan Geary: 13 May at Theatre Royal Nottingham.

A commendably straightforward production that excels.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 12:41 AM
London.



Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL 14 June 2015.
5.30pm.

TICKETS: (£25, including a post-performance drink) 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 07:58 PM
London.

THE FATHER
by Florian Zeller translated by Christopher Hampton.

Tricycle Theatre 269 Kilburn High Road NW6 7JR To 13 June 2015.
Audio-described 4 June (+ Touch Tour 6pm).
Captioned 9 June.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 2pm, Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7328 -1000.
www.tricycle.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 12 May.

A remarkable experience.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 12:57 AM
London.

BEYOND BOLLYWOOD
by Rajeev Goswami lyrics by Irfan Siddiqui music by Salim/Sulaiman.

London Palladium Argyll Street W1F 7TF To 27 June 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 412 4655.
www.reallyusefultheatres.co.uk/buy-tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 11 May 2015.

A big bag of Bollywood.
535 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:57 PM
London.

HAY FEVER
by Noel Coward.

Duke of York’s Theatre St Martin’s Lane WC2N 4BG To 1 August 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7623.
www,atgtickets.com/hay-fever
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 May.

Played with grace and absolute ease.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 10:51 AM
London.

A NEW PLAY FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION
by Chris New.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 12 May 2015.
Sun-Mon 7.30pm Tue 2pm.
Runs 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finbooroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fee by ’phone or online).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 May.

Tedious and brief.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 04:47 AM
London.

THE TINKERS’ WEDDING and IN THE SHADOW OF THE GLEN
by J M Synge.

Pentameters Theatre 28 Heath Street NW3 6TE (entrance in Oriel Place) To 24 May 2015.
Tue-Sat 8pm Sun 5pm.
Runs 1hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7435 3648.
www.pentameters.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 10 May.

Comedies give life to lives sidelined in old rural Ireland.
468 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 11, 2015 - 01:00 PM
Chichester.

WAY UPSTREAM
by Alan Ayckbourn

Chichester Festival Theatre Oaklands Park PO19 6AP To 16 May 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Captioned 15 May.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 01243 781312.
www.cft.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 May.

Seven fine performances in a production catching every ripple in this comedy.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 11, 2015 - 09:54 AM
Sonning.

KILLJOY
by Douglas McFerran.

The Mill at Sonning Sonning Eye Reading RG4 6TY To 6 June 2015.
Tue-Sat 6.15pm (dinner) + 8.15pm (performance).
Mat Sat & 17, 31 May 12.15pm (lunch) + 2.15pm (performance).
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0118 969 8000.
www.boxoffice.millstdonning.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 May.

Less killing than joy as it turns out.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 09:40 PM
London.

EleXion
by the 503Five curated by Steve Harper.


Theatre 503 above The Latchmere Pub 503 Battersea Park Road
SW11 3BW To 9 May 2015.
Runs 2hr One interval.
Review: Carole Woddis 8 May.

Less conclusive than the real thing.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 01:04 PM
London.

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
libretto by W S Gilbert music by Arthur Sullivan.

London Coliseum St Martin’s Lane In rep to 4 July 2015.
2.30pm 23 May, 13, 27 June.
3pm 21 June.
6.30pm 16 May, 4 July.
7.30pm 14, 19, 23, 29 May, 5, 13, 20, 26, 27 June.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7845 9300.
www.eno.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 May.

A new triumph in English National Opera’s repertoire.
579 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 10:06 AM
Tour.

THE STRAW CHAIR
by Sue Glover.

Tour to 9 May 2015.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 May at The Brunton Theatre Musselburgh.

A corner of Scotland worth reviving.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 09:32 AM
Tour.

DON Q
by Anna Glynn.

Tour to 16 May 2015.
Runs 2hr One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 May at Mumford Theatre Cambridge.

Swinging evening about a dodgy knight.
464 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 02:06 AM
London.

MATCHBOX THEATRE
by Michael Frayn.

Hampstead Theatre Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage NW3 3EU To 6 June 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 5 June.
Captioned 1 June (+ transcribed post-show discussion).
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7722 9301.
www.hampsteadtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 May.

Stage is not a match for page.
455 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, May 05, 2015 - 10:59 AM
Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

WHAT FALLS APART
by Torben Betts.

Live Theatre Broad Chare Quayside NE1 3DQ To 16 May 205.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm, 10 May 4pm, Mat 7, 16 May 2pm.
Audio-described 14 May (+ Touch Tour 6.15pm).
BSL Signed 12 May.
Captioned 13 May.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0191 232 1232.
www.live.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 2 May.

Political fury not finding credibility on stage.
458 more words
 
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