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Theatre Review: Belleville (Donmar Warehouse)

Belleville Donmar Warehouse by Amy Herzog Directed by Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Tom Baker Playwright Amy Herzog understands the rhythms, vocal sparring, and awkwardness of good dialogue as nobody else...

Theatre Review: Enter Stage Write (Birmingham Rep)

Enter Stage Write Transition Stage Company The Birmingham Repertory Theatre Featuring writing from Stephanie Perry, Lynda Lewis, Abraham Adeyemi, Rebecca de Fargues, and Kevin Powis. Directed by Hannah Jones...
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Theatre Review: The Twilight Zone (Almeida Theatre)

The Twilight Zone Almedia Theatre Based on stories by Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson Adapted by Anne Washburn Directed by Richard Jones Reviewer: Tom Baker Put it down...

Theatre Review – Uncle Vanya (Almeida Theatre)

Uncle Vanya Almeida Theatre by Chekhov Directed by Robert Icke Reviewer: Andy Millward Uncle Vanya is serious and weighty stuff, literally and metaphorically; it is ominous, the lull before the storm....
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Theatre Review: Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe)

Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare’s Globe by William Shakespeare Directed by Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Tom Baker Turns out, a Latin setting makes for good Shakespeare. It was true for...

Theatre Review – Single Spies

Single Spies by Alan Bennett Presented by Chichester Festival Theatre & Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Directed by Rachel Kavanaugh Reviewer: Sam Chipman In his book Writing Home Bennett confesses that espionage interests...

Theatre Review: Amadeus (National Theatre)

Amadeus By Peter Shaffer National TheatreReviewer: Andy Millward Taking on a production of the late and great Peter Schaffer‘s masterpiece Amadeus is an act of bravado, not something to be...
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Theatre Review: The Lady from the Sea (Donmar Warehouse)

The Lady from the Sea Donmar Warehouse by Henrik Ibsen, in a new version by Elinor Cook Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah Reviewer: Tom Baker How long can the truth...

Theatre Review – John Robertson: The Dark Room

John Robertson: The Dark Room Underbelly, Cowgate, Venue 61 (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) Written and Produced by: John Robertson Reviewer: Laura Shoebottom "You awake to find yourself in a...

Theatre Review – Of Mice And Men

Of Mice And Men Birmingham Repertory Theatre Written by John Steinbeck Directed by Roxanna Silbert Reviewer: Sam Chipman   Of Mice and Men played at Birmingham Rep in October 2014,...