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It’s a Wonderful Life – East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Writer: Mary Elliott Nelson Director: Jake Smith Designer: Ed Ullyart Reviewer: Ron Simpson East Riding Theatre’s ambition and achievement continue to surprise and impress. A converted church with fewer than 200 capacity and a small stage with no wing space, reliant for its operations on an army of volunteers to supplement the small professional team, it continues to mount productions ...

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It’s a Wonderful Life – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Its A Wonderful Life - production Image

Writer: Tony Palermo (from the Frank Capra film) Director: Guy Retallack Designer: Fiona Martin Reviewer: Ron Simpson It’s a Wonderful Life, coming to the Lawrence Batley Theatre at the end of a highly successful two-month tour, re-imagines the iconic 1946 Frank Capra film in the form of a 1949 radio broadcast. Radio veteran Tony Palermo’s version is based on the ...

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CD REVIEW: Meet John Doe

Reviewer: Holly Spanner Who is John Doe? Big, small, simple, or wise? The average American, or someone with the potential to change the country? Or, is he simply, a fake? When ambitious reporter Ann Mitchell is fired in the heights of the Depression, she decides to write a letter to her own column from a John Doe. Protesting the state ...

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