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NEWS: Record breaking number of shows announced for Brighton Fringe

A record breaking 970 shows have been announced today [22 February 2017] for this year’s Brighton Fringe festival, which runs across Brighton and Hove from 5 May to 4 June 2017. The month-long festival, England’s largest open access arts festival, will also see more than 300 world premieres and over 100 international shows perform. Theatre highlights including the return to ...

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The Entertainer – The Garrick Theatre, London

Writer: John Osborne Director: Rob Ashford Reviewer: Stephen Bates In his distinguished career, Kenneth Branagh has not strayed for too long from paths trodden by Laurence Olivier before him, perhaps making it inevitable that he would get round one dayto Olivier's most famous contemporary theatre role, Archie Rice in John Osborne'sThe Entertainer. The play first appeared at London's Royal Court ...

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A Subject of Scandal and Concern – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: John Osborne Director: Jimmy Walters Reviewer: Stephen Bates In 1842, George Holyoake, a lowly teacher and a committed Socialist, became the last person to stand trial in England for Blasphemy. His suggestion, in a speech made in Cheltenham, that God should be treated “as the Government treated subalterns by placing Him upon half pay” offended society of the day ...

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PULSE PREVIEW: John Osborne – The Fidelity Wars

John Osborne - The Fidelity Wars

Ipswich's Pulse Festival offers ten days of thrilling theatre, dance and music, with work from established artists and those taking their first step on the performance ladder. Our Pulse Previews series gives participants the chance to tell us about their show in a fun, relaxed style. Here John Osborne tells us about his show The Fidelity Wars.     How ...

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Look Back In Anger – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: John Osborne Director: Sarah Brigham Reviewer: May Mellstrom   Sixty years ago John Osborne's heavily autobiographical play Look Back in Anger opened at the Royal Court and sent shockwaves through a British theatre industry thoroughly unaccustomed to hearing a working class voice on stage. There is no question that in helping to propel the genre of "kitchen-sink drama", the ...

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Pulse Festival’s 2016 Line-up announced

By Glen Pearce The line-up for Suffolk's renowned Pulse Festival 2016 has been revealed today [8 May 2016] at a launch at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich. Now in its 16th year, the festival offers audiences the chance to see new and contemporary work from both established and emerging artists, running at venues across Ipswich from 26 May – ...

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Pulse Festival: Scratch Day – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

By Glen Pearce Theatre makers face a quandary when developing new work. While there is a comforting safety in the seclusion of the rehearsal room, without an audience that work will never reach its potential. However, at what stage do you share that work with an audience? While West End productions have the luxury of preview periods to test out ...

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