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Vincent River – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Philip Ridley Director: Robert Chevara Reviewer: Stephen Bates Vincent River, Philip Ridley’s account of the devastating repercussions from a homophobic hate killing, was first performed at Hampstead Theatre in 2001. In the intervening years, society has changed (albeit not yet enough) and some of the specific details in the 80-minute one-act play feel dated, but, more generally, the persistence ...

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One Festival: Programme C – The Space, London

Writers: Mike Carter, David Hendon, John Dixon, Louise Jameson, Alexandra Donnachie Directors: Saffron Myers, Paula Chitty, Danielle McIlven, Louise Jameson, Lou Mason Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The television anthology series has been enjoying something of a renaissance thanks to critically acclaimed shows like Black Mirror and Inside No 9, but often the closest theatre can get to an anthology series is ...

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A Murder is Announced – Theatre Royal, York

Writer: Agatha Christie Adaptor: Leslie Darbon Director/Designer: Michael Lunney Reviewer: Ron Simpson The problems with Agatha Christie plays are mainly a matter of balancing plot and people and presenting an archaic Englishness without too much stuffiness or implied chauvinism. Christie herself could do this with a suitably light touch between the dramatic revelations, but in Middle Ground Theatre’s production Leslie ...

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Winter Hill – The Octagon, Bolton

Six middle-aged women huddle together taking a selfie

Writer: Timberlake Wertenbaker Director: Elizabeth Newman Reviewer: Harriet Mallion Winter Hill is a familiar landmark in the North West, its shining beacon is a glowing reminder of lofty heights, wet, wild nature and windswept moors. From a romanticised view of this iconic landmark is born a new production from writer Timberlake Wertenbaker which imagines a no-so-distant future where the pristine ...

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Ebeneezer and Me – The Space, London

Writers: Nigel Fairs Director: Louise Jameson Reviewer: Maryam Philpott We are surrounded by controversy, views we thought were retired at the end of the 20th Century are suddenly part of the political debate again. Of course they never really went away they just didn’t have a voice, and with the rise of social media and key celebrity mouthpieces they have ...

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Rumpy Pumpy ! – Union Theatre, London

Writer/Composer/Lyricist: Barbara Jane Mackie Director: Simon Greiff Reviewer: David Guest Jam and Jerusalem is replaced by jellies and lubes as two campaigning members of the Hampshire Women’s Institute fight for the de-criminalisation of prostitution and improved conditions for working girls.is replaced by jellies and lubes as two campaigning members of the Hampshire Women’s Institute fight for the de-criminalisation of prostitution ...

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The Mousetrap – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

2016 Touring company of The Mousetrap

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Everybody knows of The Mousetrap, of course. The production at London's St Martins Theatre holds the record for being the longest-running theatre production anywhere in the world, having opened in 1952 (in the neighbouring Ambassadors Theatre, transferring to its current home in 1974). And yet, despite its long run, it seems ...

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The Mousetrap – Derby Theatre

2016 Touring company of The Mousetrap

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: James Garrington How can anyone explain the enduring popularity of The Mousetrap? It opened in London in November 1952 and in April 1958 became the longest-running London production ever. More than 60 years and 26,000 performances after its opening night it is still going strong and is almost as much of a tourist ...

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