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A Brief History of Women – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writer & Director: Alan Ayckbourn Designer: Kevin Jenkins Lighting: Jason Taylor Composer: Simon Slater Reviewer: Ron Simpson Ingenious, mischievous and ultimately humane, A Brief History of Women is proof that, in his 58th year of writing plays, Alan Ayckbourn is still able to find new ways of entertaining us for two hours and making us think a bit as well. ...

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Taking Steps – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writer: Alan Ayckbourn Director: Alan Ayckbourn Designer: Kevin Jenkins Lighting: Jason Taylor Reviewer: Ron Simpson The Stephen Joseph Theatre makes this production something of a hostage to fortune by prominently displaying Robin Herford’s assessment of Taking Steps as the funniest play in the English language. Alan Ayckbourn’s new production of his 1979 farce doesn’t quite live up to that which ...

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong – Oxford Playhouse, Oxford

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer It may only be June, but that didn’t deter last night’s audience from thoroughly enjoying Polytechnic Dramatic Society’s corker of a Christmas pantomime (or rather, traditional Christmas vignette) of Peter Pan. Following on from winning this year’s Olivier Award for Best New Comedy for The Play That ...

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong – Curve, Leicester

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer &Henry Shields Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Claire Going If there’s one thing that people love to see during alive theatre performance, it’s mistakes. So, to go and see a production full of them is no doubt going to turn frowns upside-down. Following on from the huge success of The Play that Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre ...

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Megan Pearce From the same creators as the West End smash hit The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre Company are now performing their new piece Peter Pan Goes Wrong. The show will have you sobbing uncontrollably with laughter from start to finish. There is not much to ...

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer &Henry Shields Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Mischief Theatre are doubtlessly flying high after their Olivier Award win at the weekend for The Play That Goes Wrong (the first in their now expanding ‘Goes Wrong’ series). The latest outing for the band of horrors they have created, The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, is in ...

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Claire Hayes There’s a satisfying air of barely subdued panic in the auditorium before the beginning of Mischief Theatre’s Peter Pan Goes Wrong. There are technicians handing out hard hats, last minute adjustments being made to the stage and a request from the director for anyone with theatrical ...

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: James Garrington Many of us have, at some time or another, seen a production that’s so bad that it makes us want to laugh at it. Instead we sit there and cringe with embarrassment, then applaud politely before making a swift escape at the end. Well, Peter Pan Goes ...

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