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Pressure – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Haig Director: John Dove Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs ‘How could the weather ever be boring?’ is the question Dr James Stagg asks at the end of this play. While the answer could be ‘if someone talks about it for more than two hours’, thankfully that is not the case with Pressure. It, of course helps, that the weather forecast the ...

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Racing Demon – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: David Hare Director: Jonathan Church Reviewer: Claire Hayes Jonathan Church’s inaugural summer season for Bath’s Theatre Royal signalled changes from the moment his programme was revealed – without any hint of the usual Shakespeare or Coward. Instead, it opens with a revival of David Hare’s 1990 play Racing Demon, a meditation on the state of the Church of England, ...

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Guys & Dolls – The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Jamie Parker as Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls

Writers: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer: James Garrington When a show elicits an audible gasp of admiration from the audience just 30 seconds in, you know that it’s going to be something special. From that moment on, Guys and Dolls doesn’t disappoint. The Chichester Festival Theatre has produced some outstanding shows ...

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Guys and Dolls – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Jo Swerling &Abe Burrows, based on the Stories and Characters of Damon Runyon Choreographer: Carlos Acosta &Andrew Wright Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard   Rolling into the Palace Theatre before pitching up in the West End next month, Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Guys and Dolls will make your heart soar and your cheeks hurt from smiling. Nathan ...

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Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me – Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Writer: Frank McGuinness Director: Michael Attenborough Reviewer: Niall Harman This revival of Frank McGuinness’s Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me opens with a recording of Ella Fitzgerald singing the Gershwin classic that lent the play its name. Yet the warmth of Fitzgerald’s voice could not contrast more with the scene on stage at the Minerva Theatre as the lights come up. ...

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WHAT’S HOT – Week beginning Monday 9th June 2014

The week may have started by celebrating the biggest hits of commercial theatre across the water on Broadway with the 2014 Tony Awards and the best of Scottish Theatre at the CATS but that doesn't mean there isn't anything exciting still happening this week, in fact its a feast of productions that have been given a new lick of paint ...

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Pressure – Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Writer: David Haig Director: John Dove Reviewer: Bill Avenell There can not be many occasions when a packed theatre audience is on the edge of its seat and then bursts into a rousing round of applause at three actors reading out meteorological data received over the telephone. But that is exactly what happens at David Haig's Pressure in the Minerva ...

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Pressure – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Haig Director: John Dove Reviewer: Edie Ranvier You may know David Haig as the Olivier-award winning star of the original Our Country’s Good or as Bernard, the one whose wedding Rowan Atkinson screws up in Four Weddings and a Funeral (yes, it had to be said!).But he’s also an occasional playwright. Pressure, which opens this month at the ...

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