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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:02 AM
London.
TWANG
Music by Lionel Bart Book by Julian Woolford.

1*


The Union Theatre, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to May 2018.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm
Runs 2hr 20 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 18 April.

Twang aint what it used to be
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 10:44 AM
Stratford Upon Avon
The Duchess of Malfi: John Webster
4****


RSC: Swan Theatre
Runs: 2h 30m, one interval, to 3 August

www.rsc.org.uk


@TheRSC

Review: Rod Dungate, 17 April 2018


@Rod_Dungate

A chilling play for today that confirms Webster as a towering English Renaissance playwright

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Posted by : al_geary on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Nottingham/Touring.

THIS HOUSE: James Graham.
4Stars****


Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 50m: one interval: till 14th April.
Performance times: 7.30pm, (Matinees 2.00pm Weds and 2.30pm Sat).
Review: Alan Geary: 10th April 2018.


A brilliant production.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:15 AM
London

PLASTIC
By Kenneth Emsom.
3***


The Old Red Lion theatre, 418 St John Street, Angel, London EC1V 4NJ to 21 April 2018.
Tues-Sat 7.30 pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1 hr 15 mins No interval.

TIUCKETS: 0333 012 4963
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 6 April

The happiest days of your lives?


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Posted by : al_geary on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:03 AM
Nottingham.

HOLES: Louis Sachar.
4Stars****


Nottingham Playhouse.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 1h 45m: one interval: till 22nd April.
Performance times: 7.00pm (matinees 3.00pm 15th, 21st and 22nd, and 1.30pm 17th and 18th)
Review: Alan Geary: 5th April 2018.


Unlike a lot of feel-good plays this one actually makes you feel good.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, April 06, 2018 - 11:27 AM
London
Hilda and Virginia by Maureen Duffy
3***

Jermyn Street Theatre (short walk from Piccadilly Circus, to 3rd March
http://www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk/show/hilda-and-virginia/
Runs 1 hr 55 minutes including a 15 minute interval

Review: William Russell, 05 April 2018

Veronica Stein, 1st March, 2018.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 11:43 AM
Bradford and Touring
FLASHDANCE,
The Alhambra, Bradford
4****


Runs until Saturday 7 April 2018
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk
Telephone: 01274 432000
Tour to 20 October
Info: www.flashdanceuktour.co.uk/about

Review: 5 April 2018, Graham Clark
Fresh as a daisy, a feel-good treat.


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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 10:39 AM
London
LOVE ME NOW
by Michelle Barnette

4****


Tristan Bates Theatre, 1a Tower Street, London WC2H 9NP to 14 April 2018.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 75 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 3841 6600
www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 29 March.

Sex and the single girl

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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 10:29 AM
London.
DEATH OF A HUNTER
by Rolf Hochhuth.
Adapted by Peter Thiers & translated by Peter Sutton.

4****

Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW19 9ED to 17 April 2018.
Sun & Mon 7,30pm Mat Tues 2pm.
Runs 1 hr No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk

A stag at bay

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, April 02, 2018 - 12:01 PM
Stratford Upon Avon and London
Macbeth: William Shakespeare
4****

RSC: Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Then Barbican, London
Runs: 2h 20 m, one interval
Stratford Upon Avon to 18 September 2018
then Barbican, London, to 18 January 2019

www.rsc.org.uk

@TheRSC

Review: Rod Dungate, 31 March 2018

@Rod_Dungate

Strong modern story-telling in Gothic mode

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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 02:32 PM
London.
WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by Bruce Graham.

4****


The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED to 21 April 2018.
Tues – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk

Review: William Russell 29 March.

A stunningly topical thriller

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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 02:21 PM
London
Lord of the Flies by Nigel Williams, based on the book by William Golding
3***

The Greenwich Theatre (short walk from Cutty Sark DLR station) until 24th March
http://www.lazarustheatrecompany.com/lord-of-the-flies
2 hr 5 minutes, including an interval

Veronica Stein, 20th March, 2018.

Busy-ness and the power of silence

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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 09:54 AM
London.
THE MIKADO
by W. S Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan.

4****


The King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, Islington N1 1QN to 21 April 2018.
Tues – Sat 7.00 pm Mat Sat & Sun 3.00 pm.
Runs 2hr 20 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 226 8561.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 27 March.

Ko-Ko Pulls it off in style
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, March 26, 2018 - 10:43 AM
London.
VINCENT RIVER
by Philip Ridley.

5*****


Park 90, The Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP to 14 April 2018.
Tues-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3.15pm/
Runs 80 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.ParkTheatre.co.uk

Review: William Russell 24 March.

A superb story of love and coming to terms with a death

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, March 26, 2018 - 10:32 AM
London
BLACK MEN WALKING
by Testament.
4 ****

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, The Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1 to 7 April 2018.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm. Mat Th & Sat 3pm.
Runs 89 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: William Russell 23 March

Being Black in Britain

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, March 26, 2018 - 10:13 AM
London

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN
by Manuel Puig.
In a version by Jose Rivera & Allan Baker.

3***


Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU to 5 May 2018.
Tues-Sat 8pm Mar Sat & Sun 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 40 mins No interval.


TICKETS: 020 7378 1713
www.menierchocolatefactory.com
Review: William Russell 22 March.

Compelling tale of love and death

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:59 AM
London
MADHOUSE RE:EXIT by Access All Areas
4****

Shoreditch Town Hall (short walk from Old Street and Shoreditch High Street Stations) until 28th March
https://shoreditchtownhall.com/whats-on/madhouse
1 hr 40 minutes, no interval

Veronica Stein, 20th March, 2018.

A hell of a ride

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Posted by : al_geary on Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:45 AM
Nottingham/Touring.

DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE: David Edgar.
Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
3***

Runs: 2h 20m: one interval: till 15th October.
Performance times: 7.30pm, (Matinees 2.00pm Weds and 2.30pm Sat).
Review: Alan Geary: 20th March 2018.


Not without its problems. But watchable.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 11:12 AM
London
This Restless State created by Jesse Fox, written by Danielle Pearson
3***

Ovalhouse (Short walk from Oval tube station) until 24th March
http://www.ovalhouse.com/whatson/detail/this-restless-state
75 minutes, no interval

Veronica Stein, 19th March, 2018.

Never one at a time

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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:58 AM
Touring
I’d Be Lost Without It by Wet Picnic
4****

Stratford Circus Arts Centre (Short walk from Stratford Circus)
1 hour, no interval

Veronica Stein, 19th March, 2018

Discomforting comfort in a wild ride

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Posted by : al_geary on Monday, March 19, 2018 - 09:33 AM
Nottingham/Touring.

WAR HORSE: Adapted by Nick Stafford.
4Stars****


Royal Concert Hall: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 45m: one interval: till 7th April.
Performance times: 7.30pm, matinees Week 1 – Thurs 2.00pm, Sat 2.30pm; Week 2 – Wed 2.00pm, Sat 2.30pm.
Review: Alan Geary: 14th March 2018.

Continues to live up to its well-deserved reputation.
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Posted by : al_geary on Monday, March 19, 2018 - 09:29 AM
Nottingham.

OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD: Timberlake Wertenbaker.
4Stars****


Nottingham Playhouse.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 3h 0m: one interval: till 24th March.
Performance times 7.30pm (matinées 1.30pm Thurs 15th and 22nd, 2.30pm Sat 24th).
Audio Described at all performances.
Review: Alan Geary: 13th March 2018.


Splendid play. Fine production.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 02:12 PM
London
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by Anton Chekhov
Adapted by Phil Willmott from a translation by Julius West.

3***


The Union Theatre, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to 7 April, 2018.
Tues – Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 16 March.

Chekhov updated

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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 12:12 PM
London.
OLD FOOLS
by Tristan Bernays

5*****


Southwark Playhouse, The Little, 77- 85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD to 7 April 2018.
Mon-Sat 8pm. Mat Tues & Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 70 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 15 March.

A matter of life and death

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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 11:55 AM
London
Das Fest by Phillipp Oberlohr
3***

The Vaults (Short walk from Waterloo Stations) to 4 March
https://vaultfestival.com/whats-on/das-fest/
1 hour, no interval

Veronica Stein, March 2nd, 2018

Illusions and a charismatic illusionist

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 02:49 PM
London
The Dog Beneath the Skin by W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood
3***

Jermyn Street Theatre(short walk from Piccadilly Circus) until 31st March
http://www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk/show/dog-beneath-skin/
125 minutes including interval

Veronica Stein, 14th March, 2018.

Stylish performances for a script that lacks real substance 

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 10:38 AM
London
Brief Encounter by Noel Coward, adapted by Emma Rice
4****

Empire Cinema Haymarket, short walk from Piccadilly Circus, until 2nd September, 2018
https://www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on/2018/brief-encounter
90 minutes, no interval

Veronica Stein, 13th March, 2018.

Definitely worth encountering the real thing

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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 03:40 PM
London
AFTER THE BALL
By Ian Gray.
2**


Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London N6 4BD to 24 March 2018.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3pm. Sun 4pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000
www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com
Review: William Russell 9 March.

A sprawling sage of a family at war
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 03:29 PM
London
OK, Bye devised by RedBellyBlack
4****

The Vaults (Short walk from Waterloo Stations) until 11th March
https://vaultfestival.com/whats-on/ok-bye/
Runs 1 Hour

Veronica Stein, 9th March, 2018.

Family matters matter

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 09, 2018 - 10:35 AM
London
RETURNING TO HAIFA
by Ghassan Kanafani.
Adapted for the stage by Ismail Khalidi & Naomi Wallace.

3***

The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 4ED to 24 March 2018.
Tues- Sat 7.30 MatSat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 80 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 8 March.

A powerful plea for reconciliation and understanding

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