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‘The sheer theatrical verve is something to savour’: INTO THE WOODS – Bath ★★★★

In Musicals, Opinion, Other Recent Articles, Regional theatre, Reviews by Alun HoodLeave a Comment

The fact that Terry Gilliam and Leah Hausman’s production of Into The Woods at Theatre Royal Bath is one of two high profile productions currently running on either side of the Atlantic is testament to the durability and timelessness of Sondheim and book writer James Lapine’s creation.

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CYMBELINE – Barbican Centre (RSC)

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Matt MerrittLeave a Comment

I’ll confess to being unsure how well audiences would take to a play that – on the page at least – is a complete mess with no discernible central plot. Thankfully, director Melly Still and her team have largely kept the story flowing and, with the help of some inspired casting choices, enabled us to be drawn to characters that can all too often be unlikeable.