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A Judgement in Stone- The Opera House, Manchester 

Writer: Ruth Rendell adapted by Simon Brett and Antony Lampard Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Dave Cunningham After a decade producing stage versions of thrillers by the Queen of Crime The Agatha Christie Theatre Company has had a revamp to become The Classic Thriller Company. One cannot quibble with the choice of the late Ruth Rendell as a ‘classic’ thriller writer. She was an ...

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Land of Our Fathers – Playhouse Studio, Liverpool

The cast of Land of Our Fathers

Writer: Chris Urch Director: Paul Robinson Reviewer: John Roberts   Coal – the life-blood of the UK’s energy for hundreds of years. Tirelessly men worked in cramped and dangerous conditions to supply the country with small pieces of carbon that we could burn… history, literally going up in smoke and the mine setting makes Chris Urch’s powerful debut play even ...

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Land Of Our Fathers – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

The cast of Land Of Our Fathers

Writer: Chris Urch Director: Paul Robinson Reviewer: Glen Pearce   In May 1979, on the eve of her election to power, South Wales miners could be unaware of the impact Margaret Thatcher would have on their industry. At the time, though, while there is some macho concern over the potential for a female Prime Minister, the biggest danger facing six ...

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Land of Our Fathers – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Chris Urch Director: Paul Robinson Reviewer: Paul Couch "I can't imagine a childhood without Welsh accents..." reflects miner Chewy in Chris Urch's play Land of Our Fathers, currently playing at Trafalgar Studios. For those of us with similar recollections, we can only marvel at the extraordinary attention to detail in Urch's script, each colloquialism written and delivered with pinpoint ...

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Land of Our Fathers – Theatre 503, London

Writer: Chris Urch Director: Paul Robinson Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:4] Six Welsh miners, trapped underground after an accident, listen for the sound of drilling and await their fate. Chris Urch’s first full-length play is set in May 1979, the month of Mrs Thatcher’s first election victory and, although it is not overtly political, it draws clear parallels between the plight ...

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