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Love From A Stranger – New Theatre, Cardiff

Author: Agatha Christie Adaptation: Frank Vosper Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Barbara Michaels The Grande Dame of thrillers and murder mysteries would no doubt be amused by the recent upsurge of performances, both on TV and one stage, of her work. Amused – and maybe not always too pleased (think BBC TV’s screening of Ordeal by Innocence which deviated so far ...

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Love From A Stranger – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Steve Turner With the continued success of her production of Witness for the Prosecution still wowing audiences in London, Director Lucy Bailey has turned her attention to a lesser-known Agatha Christie and has produced another brilliant adaptation. Moving the story on some 20 years or so since its first stage production, Bailey takes ...

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Pride and Prejudice – Nottingham Playhouse

Writer: Sara Pascoe from the book by Jane Austen Director: Susannah Tresilian Reviewer: Dave Smith Play fast and loose with national treasures and you’re going to upset a few people – just ask Emma Rice. So when it was announced that Sara Pascoe, stand-up comedian and veteran of any number of television comedy shows such as Mock the Week, Frankie Boyle’s ...

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The Brink – Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

Writer: Brad Birch Director: Mel Hillyard Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Nick is not sleeping well. Every night he is woken by the same nightmare that the school at which he teaches is blown to smithereens and he himself is splattered into a million little pieces. The dreams lead him to the brink of extreme anxiety and then the discovery that ...

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Baby – Hope Theatre, London

Writer: Effie Samara Director: Abigail Pickard Price Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   The moral and political debates around medical intervention in fertility are highly contentious; women these days are encouraged to believe they can have it all, balancing powerful and highly influential careers, with the maternal desire to care for their children. And in the last 50 years the balance of ...

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84 Charing Cross Road – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Writer: Helen Hanff adapted by James Roose-Evans Director: James Roose-Evans Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage There can be nothing more quintessentially British that a second hand book shop in central London. The tall bookcases, ladders that help you reach the highest of tomes and the well worn wooden tables laden with cloth covered, gilt edge books all emphasise a bygone era where ...

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Wasted – The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury

Writer: Kate Tempest Director: James Grieve Reviewer: Rhiannon Lawson [Rating: 4.5] “A play by the UK’s most exciting performance poet and rapper.” This may not sound like everyone’s’ cup of tea, however, having seen Wasted at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, all I can say is – WOW. Debuting as a playwright, Kate Tempest has written an extremely poignant, thought provoking ...

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I Didn’t Always Live Here – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Stewart Conn Director: Lisa Blair Reviewer: Sarah Nutland [rating: 3.5] It’s Glasgow in the 70’s and we meet Martha and Amie, neighbours living in a crumbling tenement. Their futures are looking bleak and they have become increasingly isolated, with nothing but their memories to keep them company. The two neighbours have a bond, despite spending little time together; living ...

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