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Our Town at the King’s Head Theatre

75 years of success for Thornton Wilder’s Our Town at the King’s Head Theatre “Did you know that Our Town is the most performed play in the world after Shakepeare, with a performance of the play running every night in the United States since its premiere in 1938? Over 300,000 performances!” Artistic Director, Adam Spreadbury-Maher, at the opening of […]

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The Knight of the Sorrowful Figure

The Knight of the Sorrowful Figure @ Blue Elephant Theatre   TO: Director, Ian Nicholson Researchers Simon Day (with the collaboration of Aitor Basauri) Devising cast: Dennis Herdman, Merce Ribot and Patricia Rodriguez Writer and Adapter, Tiffany Wood As I viewed The Knight of the Sorrowful Figure on Tuesday 21st May but I felt considerable […]

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King Lear

  Magnificent from the outset: I was gripped viscerally and imaginatively from the moment the thunderous music catapulted Lear’s savage kingdom onto the stage. The last time I viewed a production of Shakespeare’s King Lear was in 2009 when Liverpool Everyman and the Young Vic co-produced the play, directed by Rupert Goold and starring Pete […]

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Ghosts

Ghosts    Genre: Drama Venue:  Sell A Door Theatre playing at  Greenwich Theatre Greenwich Theatre Crooms Hill London SE10 8ES   Low Down     Sell A Door Theatre Company’s use of Alfred Enoch’s adaptation of Ibsen’sGhosts is at the heart of why their production is so effective. Firstly, Enoch’s adaptation of the play’s original setting […]

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol    Genre: Puppetry Venue:  Petersham Playhouse Church Lane, Off Petersham Rd Richmond, TW10 7AG Richmond TW10 7AG   Low Down   Smoking Apples Theatre has produced evocative puppet theatre in productions I’ve viewed of theirs over the past two years. Their latest production of A Christmas Carolshows all the hallmarks of their intelligent […]

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The Wordcatcher

The Wordcatcher    Genre: Puppetry Venue: Rose Theatre Kingston 24-26 High Street Kingston KT1 1HL   Low Down   Molly Freeman, Matt Lloyd and Hattie Thomas’s aka the Smoking Apples’s participation in Kingston’s International Youth Arts Festival holds a double honour for them: the premiere of a new work Wordcatcher and their status as one of the Festivals ‘Creative […]

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Little Women

SPECIAL REPORT – UK’s Premiere Musical Production of Little Women Many achievements surround the staging of Little Women as a musical at the Lost Theatre from 12 December to 7 January.  This report summarises the production’s critical reception and draws together what theatre reviewers suggest are the strengths and weakness of Little Women: The Musical. […]

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Rocinante! Rocinante!

Rocinante! Rocinante!    Genre: Physical Theatre Venue: CLF Art Cafe, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane London SE15 4ST (Peckham Rye)   Low Down     The pilgrimage through the light and dark crevices of the mind are beautifully evoked in Panta Rei Theatre’s Rocinante! Rocinante!  Taking its subject matter from the originality of Cervante’s Don Quixote, the setting […]

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Little Women

SPECIAL REPORT – UK’s Premiere Musical Production of Little Women Many achievements surround the staging of Little Women as a musical at the Lost Theatre from 12 December to 7 January.  This report summarises the production’s critical reception and draws together what theatre reviewers suggest are the strengths and weakness of Little Women: The Musical. […]

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Lost Theatre’s One Act Festival

Lost Theatre’s One Act Festival    Genre: Short Plays Venue: LOST Theatre Company 208 Wandsworth Road London SW8 2JU   Low Down   The Bush and Orange Tree theatres are celebrating significant anniversaries this year. Likewise, the Lost Theatre’s twenty-six year history of producing its one-act festival marks its importance as a company that has […]