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Top Girls – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Caryl Churchill Director: Gari Jones Reviewer: Michael Gray [rating:3.5] If you could invite any five guests to dinner... We've all played that game, and Caryl Churchill's classic from 1982 famously begins with a celebratory meal to which a quintet of strong, successful women are summoned from myth and history. Their hostess, newly promoted to management upstairs, is Marlene. Also ...

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White Rabbit Red Rabbit – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Nassim Soleimanpour Reviewer: Michael Gray [rating:4] Any evening in the theatre is a unique event. But this show is remarkable in that it is being performed by a different actor for each of its five nights. And that actor will know nothing of the piece before arriving on stage – each page he turns will bring fresh surprises, new ...

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Dancing at Lughnasa – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Brian Friel Director: Sue Lefton Reviewer: Michael Gray [rating:4]   Brian Friel's memory play – now something of a classic – looks back to the summer of 1936, to family life in remotest County Donegal. Sara Perks' design has evocative fields of wheat and poppies, with the cottage arising organically in their midst: its black-lead range, a devotional picture ...

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