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Home Chat – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Martin Parr Reviewer: Daniel Perks In a decade on the brink of change, a familial unit is found caught between worlds. The matriarchs of the Ebony household, Agnes Ebony (Polly Adams) and Violet Chilham (Joanna David), take a conservative view of life – women should not be free to travel without spouses on trains, or to ...

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The Cocktail Party – The Print Room, London

Writer: T. S. Eliot Director: Abbey Wright Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Are we all strangers to ourselves and to others, can we ever really know anyone else and is our supposed knowledge of other people just the ‘memory of moments’ we have shared? These questions lay at the heart of T. S. Eliot’s philosophical and emotionally-charged play The Cocktail Party ...

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A Damsel in Distress – Festival Theatre, Chichester

Authors: P.G. Wodehouse and Ian Hay Writers: Jeremy Sams and Robert Hudson Music and Lyrics: George and Ira Gershwin Director/Choreographer: Rob Ashford Reviewer: Bill Avenell The word verve springs to mind to encapsulate this new stage musical based on P.G.Wodehouse’s novel. It is a really lively evening’s entertainment which combines a top drawer cast showing off Chichester’s technical facility, the ...

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Victor/Victoria – Southwark Playhouse, London

Book: Blake Edwards Music: Henry Mancini Lyrics: Leslie Bricusse Director: Thom Southerland Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] It is sad that the Southwark Playhouse will have to quit its current London Bridge premises as it has hit a vein of real good form allied to a growing understanding of how best to use the converted railway arches and particularly so with ...

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The Winter’s Tale – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: William Shakespeare Music: Gunnar Cauthery Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4] Propeller’s founder and artistic director, Edward Hall, says that, “We want to rediscover Shakespeare simply by doing the plays as we believe they should be done: with great clarity, speed and full of as much imagination in the staging as possible.” This performance of The Winter’s Tale, ...

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