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Editor's pick of theatre over April

Our Editor's pick the best theatre going on over April across Surrey, SW London and Berkshire

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The Mary Wallace Theatre in Twickenham plays host to the European debut of the reconstruction of a lost play by Shakespeare and contemporary John Fletcher, based on Don Quixote. Showing March 23-25 more

24 Mar 2017 12:27 Theatre/Arts

3 STARS, March 21-25. Old Hamptonians Amateur Dramatic Society presents an accomplished production of Alan Bennett's BBC series, Talking Heads. It was a dislike of Bennett's work more than any fault of the production that resulted in only 3 stars more

24 Mar 2017 11:38 Theatre/Arts

2 STARS, March 21-25. Despite the best efforts of a talented cast, The Verdict fails to rise above mediocrity due to the constraints of a script that has been poorly adapted for live theatre, says Janice Dempsey more

21 Mar 2017 15:58 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, March 18-25. Equally suitable for kids and adults alike, Shakespeare Up Close's production of Twelfth Night is a streamlined, fast-paced romp through one of The Bard's most popular romantic comedies, says Fiona Adams more

21 Mar 2017 14:57 Theatre/Arts

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4 STARS, showing until Apr 8. Seventeen is a touching and poignant drama about a group of school kids on the cusp of adulthood, all played by adult actors. Richard Davies remained enthralled throughout more

20 Mar 2017 11:58 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS. Bill Kenwright's production of La Cage Aux Folies is an incredible evening of camp cabaret with furs and feathers galore, says Kate Bayer more

17 Mar 2017 12:13 Theatre/Arts

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4 STARS. Originally produced in 1992 Kay Mellors's, A Passionate Woman, is a concise drama that verges on farce and straddles a sentimental universality, says Judith Conyers more

16 Mar 2017 16:05 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS. Harriet Noble enjoys an evening of thought provoking farce at Putney's Arts Centre as the Putney Theatre Company perform Ron Hutchinson's Moonlight and Magnolias more

16 Mar 2017 15:49 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS. The Rose Theatre's adaptation of Elena Ferrante's literary masterpiece, My Brilliant Friend, is a bold and adventurous piece of theatre that gathers momentum as it progresses says Amanda Hodges. more

13 Mar 2017 10:33 Theatre/Arts

A confident 4 STARS for Fiona Smith’s production of The Cat’s Meow by Teddington Theatre Club. The tale, based on real events, brings to life all the decadence, scandal and deceit of 1920s Hollywood. more

13 Mar 2017 10:15 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS. Ray Cooney's Out of Order proves that farce handled properly can still make for a brilliant evening's entertainment at the theatre, says Andrew Morris. Showing March 10-11. more

10 Mar 2017 12:21 Theatre/Arts

5 STARS. Almost 50 years on from its debut, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat is still a dazzling piece of musical brilliance says Jackie Bryans. Showing at Windsor's Theatre Royal March 7-11 more

9 Mar 2017 10:04 Theatre/Arts

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2 STARS. Despite some colourful moments and a star turn from Trevor Dion Nicholas as The Genie, this production falls far short of West End expectations says Jane McGowan. more

6 Mar 2017 16:09 Theatre/Arts

It's a cracking 5 STARS for Blood Brothers, one of only three musicals to notch up over 10,000 performances at the West End. Showing at Windsor's Theatre Royal Feb 27 – March 04. more

1 Mar 2017 15:27 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS. The Talking Scarlet theatre company bring a classic whodunit – The Sound of Murder – to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. Showing until March 4, this is a thoroughly enjoyable evening of murderous entertainment says Peter Morley more

28 Feb 2017 12:19 Theatre/Arts

The Teddington Theatre Club revive two of Jimmie Chinn's plays: From Here to the Library and Too Long an Autumn. Both plays were originally premiered by the TTC and have been brought back to life with great care, says Aliya Al-Hassan. more

28 Feb 2017 10:38 Theatre/Arts

West End star Jodie Prenger talks to Jane McGowan ahead of her starring role in the 30th anniversary production of Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine more

27 Feb 2017 17:19 Theatre/Arts

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Sean Dillow

3 STARS. Jackie Bryans enjoys a light hearted evening of farce at the Theatre Royal. Dong Ding Murder Me on High is showing until Feb 25. more

23 Feb 2017 12:09 Theatre/Arts

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