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Outside Mullingar – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: John Patrick Shanley Director: Sam Yates Reviewer: Claire Hayes The setting of Outside Mullingar is pinpointed by its American writer John Patrick Shanley to “a cattle and sheep farm outside Killucan” in Ireland. Inspired by the area where his cousin still lives, in the intimacy of the Ustinov, this sense of place becomes palpable. The atmospheric set, designed by ...

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The Hotel Plays – Langham Hotel, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: Anthony Banks, James Hillier, Jonathan Humphreys Reviewer: Ian Foster A soldier on leave, a lover in the cupboard, an actress in her dotage; newlyweds, mistresses, hucksters; satin pyjamas, warm croissants, endless liquor. Such is the stuff of many a hotel and in the plush surroundings of the Langham, London, all of the above and more can ...

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Ladies In Lavender – Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Writer: Shaun McKenna, adapted from the screenplay by Charles Dance Director: Robin LeFevre Reviewer: Davina Moss [rating:3.5] Adapted from Charles Dances’ screenplay to the 2004 film, Ladies in Lavender is a nostalgic and sensitive exploration of growing old and the narrowness of rural life. Hayley Mills and Belinda Lang both give strong performances as a pair of elderly spinsters, living ...

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