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Before I Leave – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer:Patrick Jones Director: Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Jacqui Onions National Theatre Wales and Wales Millennium Centre take on the difficult subject of dementia in their new play Before I Leave - and they do it with empathy, humour and love. This topic is huge and Patrick Jones' script tackles it from as many angles as possible without ever feeling like there ...

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Only The Brave – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Writer:Rachel Wagstaff Director &Lyricist:Steve Marmion Composer:Matthew Brind Reviewer:Jacqui Onions Only the Brave is a brand new musical from Wales Millennium Centre with Soho Theatre, Daniel Sparrow Productions, and Birdsong Productions. Inspired by real people and true accounts from World War II, the story focusses on Captain John Howard (David Thaxton) and the Company that he led to capture Benouville Bridge ...

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The Body of an American – Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Writer: Dan O’Brien Director: James Dacre Reviewer: Maggie Constable At the Royal and Derngate’s wonderfully intimate underground studio we are treated this week to poet and writer Dan O’Brien’s The Body of An American, a play based on the experiences of war photographer Paul Watson, in particular his disturbing photo of the body of US soldier William Cleveland as it ...

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A Marvellous Year for Plums, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester

Author: Hugh Whitemore Director: Philip Franks Reviewer: Bill Avenell [rating:5] Quite simply it was splendid from start to finish. Not a weak link anywhere, cast, direction, music, lights, the works, outstanding. A drama about the 1956 ‘Suez Crisis’ is perhaps not for everyone at first sight and the journey to Chichester was undertaken with a certain amount of trepidation last ...

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