The recovery season at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds kicks off with a sprightly bit of reimagined Victoriana, a family show (ideal for half term, parents: there are actual facts in it about time zones).
The Temporal Society is another superb bit of escapism from the minds of CtrlAltRepeat, taking you back in time and keeping you on your toes – Rebekah Finch and Rachel Waring are the double act we’ve all been waiting for.
Although written with a young audience in mind, I‘ll go ahead and admit I was laughing from start to finish. The slapstick action and well-timed gags ensured laughs throughout.
New Vic artistic director Theresa Heskins has attracted critical acclaim for the globe-trotting zeal of her hit production of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days, currently at London’s Cadogan Hall as part of an extensive new UK tour. She recalls how, growing up in south London, a lack of foreign travel didn’t prevent her from being influenced by all manner of far-flung cultures.
Have you seen the raves reviews for our Featured Show, family-friendly adaptation of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days? The New Vic Theatre production continues at London’s Cadogan Hall until 2 September as part of an extensive UK tour. A selection of some of our favourite review quotes is gathered below…
My thoughts, live-tweets and ticket links from recent plays I’ve seen: Around the World in 80 Days, The Wasp, Flood (now closed) and Sari: The Whole Five Yards.
The New Vic Theatre’s celebrated production of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days , adapted by Laura Eason and directed by Theresa Heskins, officially opens tonight at London’s Cadogan Hall as part of a six-month UK tour.
Wayne’s ‘World’ has been kicking about since the late 1970’s when he wrote this famous prog rock album around the same time Pink Floyd produced Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall and completely laid the genre to rest. He deserves medals, though, for still thrashing through these repetitive strains nightly on the conducting platform like a hunched and superannuated Peter Stringfellow.
The family friendly festive fayre at the St James this season is a delightfully performed take on Jules Verne’s classic novel. The stagecraft is ingenious as Verne’s visionary novel is condensed over two hours and acts into a 19th century global panorama.