Mark Ludmon examines the year ahead for regional theatre in 2018. Bolton girl Maxine Peake has made her mark on TV and the London stage but she returns to her roots with her second play, Queens of the Coal Age. Based on the true story of four women in Lancashire during the miners’ strike in […]
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Theatre in 2018 – Star names, revivals, transfers and new writing lie ahead for what promises to be another exciting year for London theatre.
As harmless, seasonal larking about goes, this show is an undemanding couple of hours: if you go to it with an abundant admiration of the author and/or subject matter, you may have your enthusiasm rewarded. If not, prepare to encounter problems.
Jim is not the only character whose gender is changed, but his change is the most significant. It’s not that it is a bad or fatal choice – it is, however, a fundamental one. And it puts this Treasure Island firmly in the realm of children’s theatre. No bad thing.