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Swan Theatre

Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went to see Arden of Faversham as an anniversary treat and first time to this theatre. Excellent production, very atmospheric although seats snuggled up tight!

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Basingstoke
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Went on a day trip to Stratford yesterday to see the "Arden of Faversham", a play I've neither seen nor read, and thought it was the best thing I've seen in years at the Swan! The director had found all sorts of nuanced comedy in the unlikely of scenarios and it was entertaining from start to finish. Sharon Small was... More

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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148 reviews 148 reviews
78 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

A great little theatre. Rather small bar / cafe area which gets extremely cramped before a performance and during interval. If you choose to sit at ground floor level you will be closer than you imagined to the actors and the action on stage - makes you feel like you're part of the performance sometimes! I prefer to sit in... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Not recommended: the large party I was with were in agreement about the forced style and jarring music choices. Very hard to follow what is going on and pretty soon, you just don't care. A big dance 'finale' is relied upon to lift the mood. It didn't lift ours - we were very embarrassed to have taken friends to see... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Excellent play, set in modern times but still performed in a Shakespearian language, although play written by one of shakespeare's contemporaries. Performance superb.

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Whitland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I went to see White Devil. An excellent performance, very atmospheric theatre. Also ate in the Roof Top Restaurant before the performance - would highly recommend.

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redditch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

absolutlely brill night out and went with wife and was first play wed ever seen and really enjoyed, language lost a bit at start but soon got the hang of it and would not hesitate seeing again and looking for our next venture into new things like this, venue was really good but I booked ground floor seats near front... More

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Child Okeford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Have now seen three plays this summer in the Swan Theatre. Arden of Faversham, White Devil and The Roaring Girl. All different all brilliant. The stage is so that the actors can interact with you and perform alongside of you. Wonderful stuff. Will continue to travel up from Dorset hopefully, for many years to come to see many more plays.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Saw a production of Arden of Faversham. Excellent. Loved being close to stage. Be prepared to get sprayed or covered in fake snow if you're at the front. Love the décor. Would suggest one less person per row as very cosy. Lovely building. Nice gift shop with friendly staff

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Quaint style of theatre and worth tourists taking in a show here even if the one we saw wasn't quite my cup of tea. Worth asking about leg room before picking tickets as some appear a little cramped.

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