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Love from a Stranger – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Agatha Christie Adaptor: Frank Vosper Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Matt Forrest Without a doubt, Agatha Christie is one of the most prolific writers of not just her own, but any generation, turning out over 60 books. She was also a successful playwright, having penned the theatrical behemoth that isThe Mousetrap.  However, her flirtation with the stage didn’t stop there, ...

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Love From A Stranger – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Steve Turner With the continued success of her production of Witness for the Prosecution still wowing audiences in London, Director Lucy Bailey has turned her attention to a lesser-known Agatha Christie and has produced another brilliant adaptation. Moving the story on some 20 years or so since its first stage production, Bailey takes ...

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The Graduate, New Theatre – Cardiff

Writer: Charles Webb Stage Adaptation: Terry Johnson Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Barbara Michaels The sexual mores of the Sixties are the background for The Graduate.  Laughable as they may seem in some respects to the youth of today, seen against the sexual culture of the time they have their place in social history.  Despite this, it is almost impossible to ...

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The Graduate – Festival Theatre, Malvern

A Young Man looks at a middle aged woman on a bed in her underwear

Writer: Terry Johnson adapted from the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Geoff Mill Terry Johnson’s adaptation draws on both the novel and the screenplay to offer us a slick, funny but oddly superficial version of The Graduate. Those who have watched the film, starring Dustin Hoffman as the ...

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The Graduate – Curve, Leicester

A Young Man looks at a middle aged woman on a bed in her underwear

Writer: Terry Johnson adapted from the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman Originally a novel by Charles Webb, published in 1963, The Graduate is perhaps best known as the 1967 film starring Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman. Curve’s co-production with West Yorkshire Playhouse follows the trend ...

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Kenny Morgan – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Mike Poulton Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Since the centenary celebrations of Terence Rattigan’s birth in 2011 his plays have enjoyed something of a resurgence in London. Next week the latest of these opens at The National Theatre, The Deep Blue Sea, starring Helen McCrory, but Rattigan’s fiction was based on real life events, and in a perfectly timed opening ...

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Great Expectations – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Jane Asher as Miss Havisham. Photographer Idil Sukan

Writer: Charles Dickens Adaptation: Michael Eaton Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Rich Jevons This staging of Great Expectations is an epic production of the much-loved Dickens classic rags-to-riches tale. Cleverly adapted by Michael Eaton, it has been truncated into some fifty scenes. The show benefits from Mike Britten’s vast revolving set that both conjures up the atmosphere of Dickensian London, as ...

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Around The World In 80 Days – St James Theatre, London

The cast of Around The World in 80 Days at St James Theatre, London

Writer: Jules Verne Adaptor: Laura Eason Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   Squeezing a story as eventful and action-packed as Jules Verne’s Around The World In 80 Days into just two hours might sound as impossible a feat as Phileas Fogg managing to circumnavigate the globe in just two and a half months but, like Verne’s top-hatted protagonist, Lucy ...

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