There are very few companies who do what Lost Dog does so well – seamlessly combining theatre and contemporary dance, as though this was an obvious way to tell a story.
When you see around 200 different shows, you’re bound to come across a few duff ones, but I’m pleased to say that nearly all of the bad shows I saw can be found in this post.
The classic story by Charles Dickens is brought to life in the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre directed by Timothy Sheader. Here’s what critics have been saying about it.
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Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have today announced details of Timothy Sheader’s 10th season as Artistic Director, which includes a Drew McOnie’s major new production of Broadway classic On the Town, a new modern version of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities and, as previously announced, the return of the Evening Standard Award-winning revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar.
What the Dickens? The adaptation of one of Charles Dickens’ most famous works, A Tale of Two Cities, at Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre this week as part of a national tour, has more than a few misfires but finally proves an entertaining melodrama.
Two Cities Community Tale:
The big Touring Consortium Theatre Company production of A Tale of Two Cities opens at the King’s Theatre this week, but unlike most shows coming into the theatre, it won’t just be the touring actors on the stage.
A Tale of Two Cities: Blood for Blood is a rather different beast from Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. This choppy, convoluted adaptation lacks the detail and finesse of the novel, though adds a lingering threat and gloom that hangs over this story of revenge and espionage that spans two countries.