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Richard III

Served by a sumptuous cast and set, John Haidar’s production of Richard III brings an instant classic quality to Shakespeare’s blood-drenched conclusi...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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The Taming of the Shrew

Jo Clifford’s vital re-envisioning of The Taming of the Shrew examines the darker underbelly of current explorations of gender and sexuality. In an es...
2.0★ ★
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BLUE

A strong cast, a sleek production: on paper, there is a lot to like about BLUE. Rhys Warrington’s first play, the press release tells us, harkens back...
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Wise Children

After premiering in London to enthusiastic reviews, Emma Rice’s latest production Wise Children has just begun the first stretch of its UK tour, in wh...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Shed Man

All Brian really wants is an afternoon to himself, so he can build a shed to put ‘his stuff’ in. Is it too much to ask? In Shed Man, Kevin Jones offer...
3.0★ ★ ★
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A Recipe for Sloe Gin

The photogenic Cornish coast, the sound of the flapping sails, a father and daughter’s embittered relationship, and idyllic memories of berry-picking ...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Fiddler on the Roof

From the first chords of ‘Tradition’ onwards, this production of Fiddler on the Roof gives you a sense of sliding back into the familiar. From the she...
2.0★ ★
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Detention

Faebian Averies’ first play Detention presents us with two young girls, Olive (played by Averies herself) and Mary (Hari Hodgetts), both pupils in a c...
The MF with the Hat, credit John Johnston
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The Motherf**ker with the Hat

It’s not all good or bad. The last few months have proven to be an anxious time for regional theatres across the UK, with increasingly tight budgets, ...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Bread

Two women share their last meal while waiting for the world to come to an end. Bread balances a tender portrayal of the duo’s relationship with a stro...