Read more about the article REVIEW: Stranger Things, Phoenix (2024)
Ella Karena Williams as Patty Newby, Patrick Vaill as Dr Brenner and Louis McCartney as Henry Creel. (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

REVIEW: Stranger Things, Phoenix (2024)

Thrilling Theatrical Special Effects "Doesn't eat...doesn't sleep "Henry's medical history"You can't fix me."Henry to Dr Brenner Louis McCartney as Henry Creel (Photo: Manuel Harlan) "Hawkins, Indiana 1959: a regular town…

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NEWS: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Ambassadors 10th October 2024

INITIAL CASTING ANNOUNCED OLIVIER AWARD WINNER JOHN DAGLEISH AS BENJAMIN BUTTON  THE AWARD-WINNING, UNORDINARY MUSICALTHE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTONBY JETHRO COMPTON & DARREN CLARK  John Dagleish AT THE AMBASSADORS…

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Read more about the article REVIEW: Chariots of Fire, Hampstead Theatre (2012) Crucible Sheffield  July 2024
The Cast in the Great Court Run. Photo: Manuel Harlan

REVIEW: Chariots of Fire, Hampstead Theatre (2012) Crucible Sheffield July 2024

Edward Hall directs in a reconfigured Hampstead Theatre with a double revolve stage and the audience circling the stage. A running track surrounds the stage with some of the audience sitting inside the track, others higher up in the circle and above with advertising banners for Lipton's Tea and other period products. The opening scene sees modern British Olympic contenders, warming up, give way to men in 1920s athletics kit, poised on starting blocks and running around the track to Vangelis's beautiful film score. Scott Ambler has choreographed the runners who prepare, limber up and then fly round the stadium. It is exciting and looks dangerous as they make the turns at speed.

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