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Our House – Festival Theatre, Malvern

A woman stands holding a hand aloft surrounded by others

Book: Tim Firth Music & Lyrics: Madness Director: James Tobias Reviewer:  David Robinson The welcome at the house of fun is a warm and an extremely enthusiastic one, with the toe-tapping sounds of Madness favourites ringing loudly around the auditorium and no doubt being whistled long after the show. The melodious joy is infectious and the predominantly young cast throw themselves ...

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Journey’s End – Tiverton Theatre

Writer: RC Sherriff Director: James Tobias Reviewer: Harry Mottram We are bombed, machine-gunned and shot at, and we are only the audience. For more than two hours the soldiers pinned down in a bunker in RC Sherriff’s First World War drama battle their own demons as much as the German army. Performed on the high stage in Tiverton Theatre, Journey’s End ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Director : James Tobias, with Amy Gunn Reviewer: Michael Gray In a lifetime of Dreams, some stand out, subtitled like episodes of Friends. The one with the pyjamas, the one set in World War II, the one evoking Hollywood's early years, the (operatic) one in an austere boys' school, the one lasting a bare twenty minutes … This one is ...

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