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Pressure – Ambassadors Theatre, London

Writer: David Haig Director: John Dove Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The 1944 Normandy landings proved to be a turning point in World War II. D Day has become so renowned that it would seem a drama about the prospect of Operation Overlord happening at all should have little, to no, suspense. And to a certain extent that is true in David ...

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Pressure – Park Theatre, London

Writer: David Haig Director: John Dove Reviewer: Maryam Philpott In the same week that the Royal Air Force celebrates the 100thanniversary of its establishment as an independent service, uniting the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service, David Haig presents his new play about the unusual role of RAF personnel in the run-up to D-Day at the Park ...

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Pressure – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Haig Director: John Dove Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs ‘How could the weather ever be boring?’ is the question Dr James Stagg asks at the end of this play. While the answer could be ‘if someone talks about it for more than two hours’, thankfully that is not the case with Pressure. It, of course helps, that the weather forecast the ...

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A Lovely Sunday at the Creve Coeur – Print Room, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: Michael Oakley Reviewer: Stephen Bates For 20 years from the mid-1940s,Tennessee Williams could do little wrong, writing a string of critical and commercial successes.However, this revival is of a play written in1979 and itshows us a writer who had passed his peak, looking back to his roots in America's South ofthe1930s to find fresh inspiration. On ...

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Private Lives – Bath Theatre Royal

Private Lives 2016 UK Tour Production Image

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Tom Attenborough Reviewer: Kris Hallett   Noel Coward knocked out Private Lives in just four days, and in the process created one of the great comic plays of the theatre. Brimming with bon mots, stinging one-liners and wrapping it round three perfectly constructed acts, he also created two of his great roles in Elyot and Amanda. ...

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Private Lives – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Private Lives - Richard Teverson, Laura Rogers, Tom Chambers, Charlotte Ritchie

Writer: Noël Coward Director: Tom Attenborough Reviewer: Scott Matthewman   Noël Coward’s 1930 comedy Private Lives is widely regarded as one of his comic masterpieces. Starting with two divorcees discovering, to their horror, that they are honeymooning with their respective new spouses in adjoining hotel suites, Coward’s script contains plenty of smart one-liners and deft send-ups of the social mores ...

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Private Lives – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Private Lives - Richard Teverson, Laura Rogers, Tom Chambers, Charlotte Ritchie

Writer: Noël Coward Director: Tom Attenborough Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The mere sight of one another from their hotel balconies on their respective honeymoons is enough to tell the previously married Elyot and Amanda that they are still in love. Noël Coward's brittle, bickering, perennially popular pair return in Tom Attenborough's new production of Private Lives, but does it still charm ...

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Private Lives – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Private Lives - Richard Teverson, Laura Rogers, Tom Chambers, Charlotte Ritchie

Writer: Noël Coward Director: Tom Attenborough Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   Written as a vehicle for the dream team of Noël Coward and Gertrude Lawrence, Private Lives premiered at the King’s Theatre Edinburgh on 18 August 1930. It must have been truly shocking in 1930 with its themes of marital difficulties, domestic violence and infidelity among the upper classes. Seeing a ...

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