Bertolt Brecht in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, music by Kurt Weill, English dialogue by Robert David MacDonald, English Lyrics by Jeremy Sams
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Octagon Theatre Bolton
(reviewer: David Chadderton)
It's hard to believe there were many laughs to be had amidst the killing fields of The Somme. But for two years The Wipers Times, a satirical newspaper produced on an abandoned printing press found in a bombed out building in the Belgian town of Ypres, was a huge hit with the soldiers. Private Eye editor Ian Hislop and Spitting Image writer Nick Newman tell the remarkable story in a new drama heading to the Opera House.
Brilliant choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh has collaborated with designer Tom Piper of the famous Blood-Swept Lands And Seas Of Red Poppy installation at the Tower of London, to radically rework and rethink classical ballet La Bayadère at The Lowry
Feelgood Theatre Company have earned a special place in the hearts of theatre-goers over their more than twenty years of passionate theatrical excellence. Their award-winning promenade productions in Heaton Park have been especially beloved, and not simply because Caroline Clegg, the players and crew have often had to battle against trying conditions and inclement weather! This week they return after eight years to Heaton Park and Hall with their own version of A Midsummer Night's Dream and have big plans beyond that.