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The Ladykillers – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

The New Vic and Hull Truck Theatre production of The Ladykillers is raising the laughs at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, en route from one of its producing houses to the other. Re-creating a comic masterpiece (Alexander Mackendrick’s 1955 film to William Rose’s screenplay) can create problems, as even the Coen Brothers found with their 2004 re-make, but Graham Linehan’s stage ...

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The Ladykillers – New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Writer: William Rose Adapter: Graham Lineham Director: Mark Babych Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall “Is anyone back from the robbery yet?” It was a genius plan. Or so Professor Marcus thinks. One thing for sure is Graham Lineham’s stage adaptation of The Ladykillers is certainly the work of a genius.Lineham – The writer of popular comedy TV sitcoms Father Ted and The ...

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Four by Tenn – Drayton Theatre, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Directors: Brandon Force, Ray Rackham, Sarah Shelton Reviewer: Jon Wainwright Even when the author is as great a writer as Tennessee Williams, one-act plays and early drafts are more likely to be curiosities for devotees rather than works of intrinsic theatrical merit. This production by the London Theatre Workshop convincingly disproves that assumption: here are four short ...

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Vieux Carré – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: Robert Chevara Reviewer: Alex Ramon [Rating:4] 722 Toulouse Street was the location of the insalubrious rooming house in the Old Quarter of New Orleans where Tennessee Williams lodged in the late 1930s; the playwright made his encounters and experiences there the subject of several of his early short stories, and also of Vieux Carré, a play ...

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Vieux Carré – King’s Head, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: Robert Chevara Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4.5] Though some of Tennessee Williams’ works are considered among the finest plays ever written, his legacy as a truly great playwright is something that has developed posthumously. He continued to produce considerable amounts of writing until the day that he died in 1983 but its critical reception was increasingly poor ...

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