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17 Aug
Reviews
Stuart King

Review: GANGSTA GRANNY at the Harold Pinter Theatre

David Williams’ latest yarn aimed at the kids market has hit the West End this week. Fun and frolics for all ages, (so long as you are under 8 years old or a particularly undiscerning adult).

Neal Foster directs his own adaptation in conjunction with his Birmingham Stage Company and it ticks along at a reasonable pace on the small but busy stage.

gangsta-granny.jpg Gangsta Granny 2018 at the Birmingham Stage Company. Tom Cawte (Ben) and Jenny Gayner (Mum). Photo by Mark Douet.

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Emilia - Shakespeare's Globe
16 Aug
Reviews
Nicky Allpress

Review: EMILIA at Shakespeare’s Globe

Emilia - Shakespeare's Globe Emilia Bassano is a fascinating woman in her own right who doesn’t need to be defined by a celebrity lover, but it’s suggested that along her journey she was the secret muse of William Shakespeare.

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Aristocrats - Donmar Warehouse
14 Aug
Reviews
Stuart King

Review: ARISTOCRATS at the Donmar Warehouse

Aristocrats - Donmar Warehouse Brian Friel’s ARISTOCRATS at the Donmar Warehouse — it’s Bergman under the influence of Chekhov, set on the imaginary croquet lawn of a once grand house in Ballybeg, Ireland.

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Spiral - Park Theatre
13 Aug
Reviews
Stuart King

Review: SPIRAL at the Park Theatre

Spiral - Park Theatre Spiral a new play by writer/performer Abigail Hood, received its premiere at Park Theatre earlier this week. In her play, Ms Hood tackles some sensitive and difficult subjects but commendably, tries to minimise the sensationalism.

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13 Aug
Reviews
Bj McNeill

Review: SOUNDS AND SORCERY at The Vaults

Sounds and Sorcery is an enticing, enjoyable and visually layered production that is for adult and child alike. Whether it is the family you are taking or your inner child you are bringing out for the evening there is something for all ages (even an open bar). This multimedia immersive has winsome lighting and distinct set design accompanied by the brilliant score recorded by the wonderful Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

Nutcracker Suite featuring human-sized plant life in <strong />The Vaults presents Sounds and Sorcery celebrating Disney FantasiaNutcracker Suite featuring human-sized plant life in The Vaults presents Sounds and Sorcery celebrating Disney Fantasia. Credit Hanson Leatherby

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