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A Judgement in Stone- The Opera House, Manchester 

Writer: Ruth Rendell adapted by Simon Brett and Antony Lampard Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Dave Cunningham After a decade producing stage versions of thrillers by the Queen of Crime The Agatha Christie Theatre Company has had a revamp to become The Classic Thriller Company. One cannot quibble with the choice of the late Ruth Rendell as a ‘classic’ thriller writer. She was an ...

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NEWS: Great Expectations from West End to Widescreen

On Friday 7th February, Beckman Unicorn’s critically acclaimed West End production of Great Expectations The Play will be released on DVD exactly one year after it was filmed and screened in cinemas across the UK The Dickens Legacy Gala performance was filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End in February 2013 and broadcast via satellite into 150 ...

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Great Expectations- Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Writer: Charles Dickens Adapter: Jo Clifford Director: Graham McLaren Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:5] Can this two-hour version of Great Expectations capture the feel and narrative thread of this great epic in so little time? Is it possible to put together a stage version that does not feel like a shallow imitation of the book? Here the answer is a resounding ...

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Great Expectations – Darlington Civic Theatre

Writer: Charles Dickens Adapter:Jo Clifford Music: Simon Slater Director: Graham McLaren Reviewer: Anna Ambelez [rating:4] A powerful, dark, disturbingly dominating set by Robin Peoples, confronts the audience on entering the auditorium. This is the room set for the wedding reception Miss Havisham (Paula Wilcox) never had, shrouded in years of cobwebs with the wedding cake left untouched as its centre ...

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Great Expectations – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Charles Dickens Director: Graham McLaren Reviewer: James Higgins [rating:4] It seems apt that in the year we have celebrated the great Charles Dicken's 200th birthday, a new adaptation of arguably his greatest book has arrived. Great Expectations was first adapted by Jo Clifford in 1988 but this time she has rewritten it again so it may travel to London ...

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Dead Ringer – Derby Theatre

Writer: Charles Ross Director: Andrew Lynford Reviewer: Angela Wilson [rating:3] This week’s visiting production at Derby Theatre is Dead Ringer, a comedy thriller set at the heart of the British political establishment in the 1990s. It’s the eve of a general election but when charismatic Prime Minister Randolph Bolton drops dead from what appears to be a heart attack his ...

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