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Stoat Hall – Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich

Writers: Julian Harries and Pat Whymark Director: Pat Whymark Musical Director: Pat Whymark Reviewer: Michael Gray Toad Hall? Wolf Hall? The inspiration behind this bit of harmless fun is mostly Mantel – a Tudor rose projected onto the boards, Thomas Crudwell given a brief mention - but the Bard is in the mix too, together with Adele and Geoffrey Chaucer. ...

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A Murder Is Announced – Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Writer: Leslie Darbon after the novel by Agatha Christie Director: Michael Lunney Reviewer: Michael Gray A typically solid touring production from Middle Ground, Agatha Christie's A Murder Is Announced, was first adapted for the West End back in the 70s by Leslie Darbon. It boasts a splendid set, designed by the show's director Michael Lunney – the 1950s powerfully evoked ...

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Edith in the Dark – Harrogate Theatre

Writer: Philip Meeks Director: Keith Hukin Reviewer: Ron Simpson Keith Hukin’s production of Edith in the Dark for Harrogate Theatre and Reform Theatre is enjoying a short run in the main theatre after its success in the Studio as the 2013 Christmas show. The basis for the play is the short horror stories E. Nesbit wrote in the 1880s which ...

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Silence – Jack Studio Theatre, London

Writer: Moira Buffini Director: Jon Bradshaw Reviewer: Joanna Forest [rating:5] Large Print Theatre specialise in bringing modern classics to contemporary audiences. Director Jon Bradshaw’s excellent production of Silence is a mixing pot of all things imaginative, humorous, mystical, cruel, touching, impressive, set in a modern day twist on the bleak Dark Ages. Silence is not merely thought provoking, with so ...

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A Woman of No Importance…Or Somewhat Little Importance Anyhow – Hen and Chickens Theatre, London

Writer: Katherine Rodden Director: Cat Robey Reviewer: Agnes Frimston [rating:2.5] “Women have always been picturesque protests against the mere existence of common sense. We saw its dangers from the first.” So says Oscar Wilde, and so spits Lauren, an actress having a quarter-life crisis, wandering around her flat in pyjamas and a rather fetching kimono, surrounded by shopping and absolutely ...

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