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Dick Whittington – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford.

Writer and Director: Jamie Smith               Reviewer:  Bill Avenell These may be somewhat disturbing and unsettling times in world affairs but it is reassuring to know that ‘some things don’t change’, and if the phrase applies anywhere then it certainly applies to this year’s Christmas offering of Dick Whittington at the Yvonne Arnaud. Once again the Guildford theatre applies a ...

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A Murder is Announced – Buxton Opera House

Writer: Agatha Christie Adaptor: Leslie Darbon Director: Michael Lunney Reviewer: Jim Gillespie Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple sails into action in Middle Ground Theatre’s latest who-dunnit touring production. First published in 1950, it has prospered in various incarnations, and this adaptation by Leslie Darbon itself dates back to 1977. The plot and setting break little new ground for Christie, for whom ...

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A Murder is Announced – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Agatha Christie adapted for stage by Leslie Darbon Director/Designer: Michael Lunney Reviewer: Bill Avenell It must be a difficult job turning an Agatha Christie book into a good stage play. The improbable characters, the convoluted plot, the lack of meaningful dialogue, the multitude of red herrings to set us amateur sleuths on the wrong track, all this must make ...

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A Murder is Announced – Floral Pavilion – New Brighton

Writer: Agatha Christie Adaptor: Leslie Darbon Director: Michael Lunney Reviewer: Vicki Goodwin “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th at Little Paddocks, at 6:30 p.m. Friends accept this, my only intimation.” Not exactly words that one would want to read in a local newspaper. That is unless you happen to be Miss Marple, an amateur ...

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