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Review of Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton. A West Yorkshire / Headlong / NST co-production. This is a modern dress version with film, mics, loads of technology and unusual ideas … but … it wasn’t for me.

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Twelfth Night at the Watermill Theatre, (LINKED) Newbury before its tour this summer. A tremdous small cast production, set in a 1920s jazz club. Everyone in the cast acts, plays and sings. The second of 2017’s major productions of Twelfth Night.

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Review of Echo’s End by Barney Norris. A world premiere at Salisbury Playhouse. A Wiltshire love story set in World War One on Salisbury Plain.

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Half term. I don’t usually review children’s theatre, but I’m making an exception for this extraordinary one man, Patrick Lynch, (and A LOT of technology) show. There and Back Again – An Odyssey. Worth seeing even if you haven’t got kids to take.

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Review of the second play in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Roman season, Antony & Cleopatra. Josette Simon is Cleopatra, and Antony Bryne is Mark Antony. A sumptuous production, and Josette Simon is the best Cleopatra we have seen.

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Richard Bean’s new play The Hypocrite is reviewed. It’s a pastiche 17th century comedy, set in 1642 at the start of the English Civil War, in the siege of Hull. It’s a riotous and boisterous comedy. It was commissioned for Hull’s year as City of Culture jointly between The Hull Truck Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company. At the RSc throughout April. Starring Mark Addy and Caroline Quentin.

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After the news story about a man in Birmingham whose hobby is correcting misplaced apostrophes on signs, my article on this blog has suddenly become popular. A reminder and link HERE.