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Mozart and Salieri – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Composer/Libretto: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Musical Director: Andrew Charity Stage Director: Pamela Schermann Reviewer: John Kennedy Tonight’s performance, another first for the Old Joint Stock Theatre (OJS), reaffirms their ‘reverse-Tardis’ ethos - small on the inside/big thinking outside the box. London-based Time Zone Theatre, renowned for their eclectic and derring-do repertoire, premiere this seven venue tour at the OJS closing with an ...

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Amadeus – National Theatre, London

Writer: Peter Shaffer Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Stephen Bates Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of taking residence at its Southbank home, the National Theatre is dipping into the treasure chest that holds its greatest hits to bring out this witty gem, give it a good polish and return it to the Olivier stage where it opened in 1979. The result is ...

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Amadeus – Chichester Festival Theatre

Writer: Peter Shaffer Director: Jonathan Church Reviewer: Jeffrey Mayhew In this production of Peter Shaffer’s play some two dozen actors add an operatic quality to what is essentially a chamber ménage à trois between Salieri, Mozart and God. In a ravishing baroque setting by Simon Higlett and costumed by Fotini Dimou to please even the most exacting aficionados of TV ...

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Miss Julie/Black Comedy – Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Writers: August Strindberg/Peter Shaffer Director: Jamie Glover Reviewer:Bill Avenell It is difficult writing a review of a previous famous production because the original is always bearing down in the background. It is particularly difficult when that original involves such icons of the British Stage as Olivier, the fledgling National Theatre, Maggie Smith and Derek Jacobi. It is even more difficult ...

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Five Finger Exercise – Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh

Writer: Peter Shaffer Director: Richard Frost Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:3.5] Even the most genial of family groupings can feel the strain while on holiday; when the holiday is in a small, remote, cottage the pressure can build to explosive result. Despite what Louise, the refined matriarch of the family may think, the Harringtons are a somewhat dysfunctional bunch. Louise has ...

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