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Love from a Stranger – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Agatha Christie Adaptor: Frank Vosper Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Matt Forrest Without a doubt, Agatha Christie is one of the most prolific writers of not just her own, but any generation, turning out over 60 books. She was also a successful playwright, having penned the theatrical behemoth that isThe Mousetrap.  However, her flirtation with the stage didn’t stop there, ...

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Love From A Stranger – New Theatre, Cardiff

Author: Agatha Christie Adaptation: Frank Vosper Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Barbara Michaels The Grande Dame of thrillers and murder mysteries would no doubt be amused by the recent upsurge of performances, both on TV and one stage, of her work. Amused – and maybe not always too pleased (think BBC TV’s screening of Ordeal by Innocence which deviated so far ...

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Love From A Stranger – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Steve Turner With the continued success of her production of Witness for the Prosecution still wowing audiences in London, Director Lucy Bailey has turned her attention to a lesser-known Agatha Christie and has produced another brilliant adaptation. Moving the story on some 20 years or so since its first stage production, Bailey takes ...

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Genesis – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Frazer Flintham Director: Charlotte Bennett Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “Prevention is better than cure” but then again “ignorance is bliss”, so what would you do? These days medical science offers us all kinds of tests and guidance on the chance of developing certain diseases later in life, giving you the opportunity to reduce the risk and perhaps prevent it occurring. ...

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The Cocktail Party – The Print Room, London

Writer: T. S. Eliot Director: Abbey Wright Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Are we all strangers to ourselves and to others, can we ever really know anyone else and is our supposed knowledge of other people just the ‘memory of moments’ we have shared? These questions lay at the heart of T. S. Eliot’s philosophical and emotionally-charged play The Cocktail Party ...

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Versailles – Donmar Warehouse, London

Writer/Director: Peter Gill Reviewer: Alex Ramon The last play to be directed by Peter Gill at the Donmar was Robert Holman’s Making Noise Quietly, a triptych of war-themed, decades-spanning mini-dramas. Now, in this 100 year anniversary of the outbreak of WWI, with a multitude of books, docs and revivals centering on the conflict, Gill returns to the subject of war ...

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NEWS: Donmar Spring 2014 Season Announced

Josie Rourke, Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, today announced the Spring 2014 season for the Covent Garden venue. The season will open with Versailles, a new play by Peter Gill. Set among a middle-class English family in Kent, and with their son in Paris, at the negotiations of the Treaty of Versailles, the play is in part a love ...

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My Generation – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Alice Nutter Director: Max Webster Designer: Ben Stones Reviewer: S. E. Webster [rating:3] Documenting nearly forty years of northern life between 1977 and 2013, My Generation, written by Alice Nutter, has fittingly opened at West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, in which the play is set. As the title suggests, the drama looks back on the last generation and considers ...

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