Theatre Review: Jonathan Holloway’s Jekyll & Hyde – Platform Theatre, London

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Ambitious and convincing, Joe Newell reviews Jonathan Holloway’s grisly adaptation of Jekyll & Hyde

Jonathan Holloway’s grisly adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde returns to London for a short run at the Platform Theatre at Central St Martin’s.

This macabre and melodramatic portrayal of Jekyll & Hyde delivers some interesting twists to the classic we all know and love...

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Theatre Review: Pudding Black – Salford Arts Theatre

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1956 Theatre are back with a contemporary take on the classic ‘whodunnit’

1956 Theatre has always been a little daring with their productions. In the past year, the ambitious theatre company has performed six impressive pieces of theatre, reworking classic texts like Great Expectations and Little Women, as well as performing two new pieces like Juke Box Baby and Wolf. No surprise then that the team are back with a brand-new original piece called Pudding Black.

Sharp, shady and tantalisingly sta...

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Mission: Impossible Flashback Part Four – “Mission Accomplished!”

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With Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation hitting UK cinema screens tomorrow, Donna Kelly takes a look back at the Mission: Impossible series that has spawned five sequels grossing more than $2 billion worldwide for ScreenRelish.

Earlier this week, we took a look back at the previous three M:I films. Today, we target Brad Bird’s film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, easily the best action film of the 2011.

In the fourth installment of the Mission: Impossible series, the IMF is shut down ...

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Mission: Impossible Flashback Part Three – “Blow The Car!”

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In anticipation for the release of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation tomorrow, Donna Kelly takes a look back at the Mission: Impossible series that has spawned five instalments grossing more than $2 billion worldwide for ScreenRelish.

Earlier this week, we took a look back at Mission: Impossible and Mission: Impossible II, both of which were a box office success. Today, we flashback to 2006 to the release of Mission: Impossible III, J.J. Abrams’ first film as a director.

In Mission: Impos...

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Mission: Impossible Flashback Part Two – “The Mother Of All Nightmares”

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With the release of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation just around the corner, Donna Kelly takes a look back at the Mission: Impossible series that has spawned five films grossing more than $2 billion worldwide for ScreenRelish.

Yesterday we took a look back at Brian De Palma’s Mission: Impossible. The original movie was a critical and commercial success and the third highest-grossing film of 1996. No surprise then that director John Woo had a lot to live up to with the release of Mission: I...

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In Interview: Lee Lomas, Managing Director of 1956 Theatre talks about Pudding Black

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Frankly My Dear chats with Lee Lomas of 1956 Theatre ahead of the opening night of his new original play Pudding Black.

Following the success of their first original production Juke Box Baby last year, 1956 Theatre are back with a brand new play called Pudding Black.

In true 1956 Theatre style, the team have taken the classic ‘whodunnit’ genre and given it a contemporary makeover.

Frankly, My Dear caught up with writer Lee Lomas (Managing Director of 1956 Theatre) to find out about the new play...

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Misson: Impossible Flashback Part One – “Red Light, Green Light!”

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Hot on this week’s release of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Donna Kelly takes a look back at the Mission: Impossible series starting with the original 1996 movie directed by Brian De Palma for ScreenRelish. Light the fuse…

Considering most TV-to-film adaptations are generally commercial failures, Brian De Palma’s 1996 update of Mission: Impossible is truly a diamond in the rough. The original installment of the Mission: Impossible series was the third highest-grossing film of 199...

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CD REVIEW: Liberty: A Monumental New Musical – Original Off Broadway Cast Recording

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This review was originally written for The Public Reviews

Following its recent New York premiere run at the historic Theatre 80, Broadway Records has released the a new Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of Liberty: A Monumental New Musical.

Liberty: A Monumental New Musical tells the story of a determined, young French immigrant who arrives alone in New York Harbour in 1884...

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Film Review: A Dozen Summers

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A Dozen Summers is a light-hearted, funny and entertaining coming-of-age comedy

If you’re looking for a light-hearted, funny family film to keep the children entertained this summer, check out A Dozen Summers. 

A Dozen Summers is a coming-of-age comedy about two twelve-year-old girls trying to make sense of life in the 21st century. It follows Maisie and Daisy McCormack, twin sisters who inadvertently hijack a children’s adventure film and proceed to tell the story of their own lives...

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Book Review: Picture Perfect by Kate Forster

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Escape to Hollywood in Kate Forster’s new novel Picture Perfect

Fans of Kate Forster are sure to love Picture Perfect, the scintillating new novel that’s jam packed full of sex, secrets and scandal.

Picture Perfect follows three women, a Hollywood agent, a veteran actress and a young hopeful who get swept up in the search for actress who will score the role of a lifetime. Powerful, light-hearted and emotional, Picture Perfect boasts everything you could want from a good chic-lit novel; roman...

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