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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 03:17 PM
Birmingham and Tour
Elephant: Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti
3***


Birmingham Rep Theatre, The Door and Tour
Runs: 1h 30m, no interval, at the Rep till, 3 March
Bham Rep BO: 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk


Review: Rod Dungate, 22 02 18



@Rod_Dungate

The surface may shine, but beware of what lies beneath.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 23, 2018 - 10:41 AM
London
FOUL PAGES
by Robin Hooper.

3***


The Hope Theatre, 207 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1RL to 17 March 2018.
Tues-Say 7.45pm
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366
www.thehopetheatre.com
Review: William Russell 22 February.

A comedy about when boys were girls and boys

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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 09:25 AM
London
NAPOLEON DISROBED
A comic alternative history
by Told by an Idiot.

4****


Studio 1, the Arcola theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 10 March 2018.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 75 mins No interval.


TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 19 February.

Deliriously daft & dazzling display

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, February 19, 2018 - 04:44 PM
London
Mad as Hell by Adrian Hope and Cassie McFarlane
4****


Jermyn Street Theatre (short walk from Piccadilly Circus) until 24th February
http://www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk/show/mad-as-hell/
2 Hours including a twenty minute interval
Review Info: Veronica Stein, February 18, 2018

In search of Happy Ever After

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, February 19, 2018 - 10:39 AM
London

CARMEN 1880
Music by Georges Bizet arranged by Teddy Clements
Book & Lyrics by Phil Willmott
Adapted from the libretto by Meilhac & Halevy based on the novella by Prosper Merimee.

3***


The Union Theatre, 229 Union Street, Southwark, London SE1 0LR to 10March 2018.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 17 February.


Busy, busy Bizet

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, February 19, 2018 - 10:29 AM
London.
THE TEMPEST
by William Shakespeare/

2**


The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 418 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 3 March 2018.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm.
Runs 2hr 5 mins One interval.

TICKETS: www.brockleyjack.co.uk
0333 066 3366.
Review: William Russell 16 February.

Not quite some enchanted evening

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Posted by : al_geary on Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 01:03 PM
Nottingham
WONDERLAND: Beth Steel.
4Stars****


Nottingham Playhouse.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 30m: one interval: till 24th February.
Performance times: 7.30pm (matinees 2.30pm Sat 24th, 1.30pm Thurs 15th)
Review: Alan Geary: 13th February 2018.

Best play so far about the Miners’ strike.


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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 12:58 PM
London
If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You by John O’Donovan
4****

The Vaults (short walk from Waterloo Stations) until 25th February
https://vaultfestival.com/whats-on/if-we-got-some-more-cocaine-i-could-show-you-how-i-love-you/
Runs 1 hr 10 minutes, no interval

Veronica Stein, 15th February, 2018.

Heavy-weight discussions, but never heavy going. Heroes all round.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, February 12, 2018 - 04:23 PM
London,

A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS
by Chris Burgess.

3***


Upstairs at the Gatehouse, West Hill, Highgate Village, London N6 48D to 4 March 2018 and then at the Radlett Centre, Radlett, Herts WD7 8HL until 11 March 2018.

Tues-Say 7.30pm. Mat Sun 4pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8340 3488
www.upstairsat the gatehouse.com
and
01923 859291
www.radlettcemtre.co.uk.
Review: William Russell 11 February

The show must go on

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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 02:36 PM
London.
AGAIN
by Stephanie Jacob

3***


Trafalgar Studio 2, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY to 11 March 2018.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Thu, Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 10 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7836 8463.
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 9 February.

Again and again and intriguingly again

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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 02:25 PM
London
ALL OR NOTHING – THE MOD MUSICAL
by Carol Harrison
4****


The Arts Theatre, to 11 March 2018.
Tues-Sat 7,30pm Mat Thu, Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 35 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7836 8463.
www.artstheatrewestend.co.uk
Review: William Russell 8 February.


The boys in the band
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Posted by : al_geary on Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 02:15 PM
Nottingham/Touring.

HEDDA GABLER: Adapted by Patrick Marber.
3***


Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.
Runs: 2h 30m: one interval: till 10th February.
Performance times: 7.30pm, matinees 2.00pm Wed and 2.30pm Sat.
Review: Alan Geary: 5th February 2018.


A confused, and confusing, package.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 02:11 PM
London
The Moor by Catherine Lucie
4****

Old Red Lion (quick walk from Angel tube station) until 3rd March
http://www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/the-moor.html
1 hr 20, no interval

Veronica Stein, 9th February 2018.

Powerfully fusing forms

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 10:46 AM
London.
GUNDOG
2**
by Simon Longman

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre

Sloane Square, London SW1 8AS to 10 March 2018.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thy ^ Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 40 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: William Russell 7 February

Cold Comfort Sheep Farm

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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 - 03:50 PM
London
CYRIL’S SUCCESS
By H.J.Byron.

4****

The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED to 20 February 2018.
Sun & Mon 7.30pm Mat Tues 2pm.
Runs 1hr 45 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1632.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 February.

A very funny rediscovery

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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 - 03:15 PM
Reviewed on ReviewsGate when it opened in Leicester, our reviewer, Graham Clark, catches up with it on tour. It eqarns another 5*****

Bradford, The Alhambra Theatre
Sunset Boulevard
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book and Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton
5*****


Running time 2hours 35 minutes including a 15 minute interval.

Runs until Saturday 10 February 2018 and Touring
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk
Telephone 01274 432000

Review Graham Clark 06 02 18

A real gem of a show
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, February 05, 2018 - 10:37 AM
London
JULIUS CAESAR
by William Shakespeare.

3***

The Bridge Theatre, 3 Potters Fields Park, London SE1 2SG to 15 April 2018.
Tues-Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm & Sun 3pm
Runs 2 hr No interval.

TICKETS: 0843 208 1846.
www.bridgetheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 31 January

Lots of sound a fury, flashing lights and fainting

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 02, 2018 - 10:10 AM
London.
BOOBY’S BAY
by Henry Darke

4****


The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED to 24 February 2018.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm/
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 1 February.

Another country where there be surfers and sharks

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 02, 2018 - 09:58 AM
London
Becoming Shades
4****

The Vaults (quick walk from Waterloo Stations to 18th March
https://vaultfestival.com/whats-on/becoming-shades/
Running Time with interval information (eg Runs 2h 20m, one interval)

Veronica Stein, February 1st, 2018.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 05:55 PM
London
Ken by Terry Johnson
4****

The Bunker, short walk from London Bridge stations To 24th February
https://www.bunkertheatre.com/whats-on/ken
90 Minutes with no interval

Veronica Stein, January 30th, 2018.

Recreating the un-recreatable

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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 02:36 PM
London
THE GRIFT
By Tom Salamon.

4****

Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square, London E2 9NF to 25 March 2018.
Tues-Fri 8pm. Sat 2pm, 5pm & 8pm Sun 2pm & 5pm.
Runs 1 hr 50 mins. No interval.

TICKETS: www.todaytix.com
Review: William Russell 30 January

A right old con

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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 02:26 PM
London

ROTHSCHILD & SONS
Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Book by Sherman Yellen.
Based on The Rothschilds by Frederick Morton.

4****


The Park Theatre 200, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP to 17 February 2018.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1 hr 55 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6576.
www.parktheatre.co.uk

Review: William Russell 20 January.

If I were a rich man . . .

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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 11:28 AM
London
The Open House by Will Eno
4****

Print Room at the Coronet (short walk from Notting Hill Gate tube station) to 17th February
https://www.the-print-room.org/theatre/autumn-winter-2017-season/the-open-house/
90 minutes, no interval

Veronica Stein, 26th January, 2018.

An absurdist view of the American way.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 11:13 AM
London
Monster  by Joe Sellman-Leava
4****

The Cage at the Vaults (short walk from Waterloo Station) to the 28th
https://vaultfestival.com/whats-on/monster/
Runs 1 hour without an interval

Veronica Stein, January 25th, 2018.

Holding up a mirror to masculinity and violence
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 11:41 AM
London
Woman Before a Glass by Lanie Robertson
4***

Jermyn Street Theatre (Quick walk from Piccadilly Circus tube station) until 3rd February
http://www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk/show/woman-before-a-glass/
90 Minutes, no interval

Veronica Stein, January 19th, 2018

Striking a delicate balance

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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 11:08 AM
London
FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH
By Bertolt Brecht
Translated by John Willett.

3***

The Brockley Jack Studio theatre, 41- Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 3 February 2018.
Tues- Sat 7.30pm/
Runs 1h 45 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 January.

Creating links

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 19, 2018 - 11:04 AM
London
Edward II by Christopher Marlowe
3***

Greenwich Theatre (short walk from Cutty Sark DLR station) until 27th January
https://www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk/events/edward-ii
Runs 1 hr 35, no interval

Veronica Stein, January 18th, 2018

Stylish clarity

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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 03:00 PM
London
AUSTEN – the Musical.
Book, music & lyrics by Rob Winlow.

4****


The Bread & Roses Theatre, 68 Clapham Manor Street, Clapham, London SW4 6DZ to 20 January 2018 and then on tour.
7.30pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8050 3025.
www.breadandrosetheatre.co.uk
Tour dates: www.austenthemusical.com

Review: William Russell 16 January.

Forever Jane

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, January 15, 2018 - 09:49 AM
London
EAST
by Steven Berkoff

4****

The King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, Islington London N1 1QN to 3 February 2018.
Tues-Sat 7pm. Mat Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.
TICKETS: 0207 226 8561.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 14 January


Berkoff on Rabelaisian form

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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 02:41 PM
London.
DOODLE
Book & Lyrics by Jonathan Kydd
Music by Andy Street
2**

Waterloo East Theatre, Brad Street, London SE1 8TN to 28 January 2018
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 4pm.
Runs 2h 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 928 0060
www.waterlooeast.co.uk
Review: William Russell 13 January.

Carry on up the Mohne – or one dam thing after another


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