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The March on Russia – Orange Tree Theatre, London

Writer: David Storey Director: Alice Hamilton Reviewer: Richard Maguire Until this year, theatre reviewers had to exercise caution when it came to writing about David Storey plays. Reliable rumour has it that back in 1976 Storey slapped The Guardian’s Michael Billington around the head after he had written a particularly sniffy review of Storey’s new play. In fact, there’s very ...

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INTERVIEW: Jamie Aderski’s Cry Baby, My (Reluctant) Journey into Motherhood

Jamie Aderski's Cry Baby: My (Reluctant) Journey Into Motherhood [poster image]

After a successful run earlier this year, Cry Baby: My (Reluctant) Journey Into Motherhood returns to The People's Improv Theater, September 15 through November 10. This is a repost of editor Jamie Rosler's conversation last March with writer/performer Jamie Aderski, about a show that shares the raw truths of birth and motherhood. - Let's start with the toughest question, just ...

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Loveless, Texas – The Sheen Center, New York

(Loveless, Texas) (The Sheen Center, NYC) (c)Yadin Photography

Book: Cailín Heffernan Music & Lyrics: Henry Aronson Director: Cailín Heffernan Reviewer: Robert Price Loveless, Texas is an evening of country-western and traditional singing loosely strung together with a story. It is the tale of a group of men who all somehow deserve a wife by the end of the Second Act. “Inspired by Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost,” Loveless, Texas is ...

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INTERVIEW – Aliens Coming (a Musical Comedy)

(Aliens Coming) (The PIT) (NYC)

The Reviews Hub contributor Adrienne Sowers chatted with writer Joe Kelly and director Griffin Osborne about their current production, Aliens Coming. - What was the development of this play like?  Being at an improv theatre, did you rely on performers to improvise/devise some of the text? JK: In August I had to go to Saratoga for my sister's wedding. While ...

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Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings – Paines Roundabout, Little Hulton

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Justin Moorhouse signals his arrival into this unique, homely venue ringing what is best described as a school bell, the sort used to herd school kids into class before the 1990’s. As Moorhouse points out no good news was ever given after a bell was rang; however that changes tonight with Moorhouse delivering a solid hour of stand-up ...

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A Brief History of Women – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writer & Director: Alan Ayckbourn Designer: Kevin Jenkins Lighting: Jason Taylor Composer: Simon Slater Reviewer: Ron Simpson Ingenious, mischievous and ultimately humane, A Brief History of Women is proof that, in his 58th year of writing plays, Alan Ayckbourn is still able to find new ways of entertaining us for two hours and making us think a bit as well. ...

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Private Lives – Festival Theatre, Malvern

A man and a woman stand back to back

Writer: Nöel Coward Director: Michael Cabot Reviewer: David Robinson A play by the inimitable and classy Noel Coward is a commendable and belated addition to the distinguished catalogue of productions from London Classic Theatre. He suits their style and approach to high tone like a perfectly tailored silky black tuxedo. Private Lives, first produced in 1930 opened to mixed reviews, ...

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Alex Boardman: What Eric Said – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest It has been famously said that “You should never meet your heroes”, well in the case of Manchester comic and footy fan Alex Boardman, not only did he meet his hero, he was the opening act! I am of course referring to Eric Cantona, who in February of this year sold out four shows at the Lowry ...

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