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40 Years On – Chichester Festival Theatre

The Company of 40 Years On

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Simon Topping This is Daniel Evans’ first outing for Chichester Festival theatre as their new artistic director and in his selection of Alan Bennett’s first foray into full-length playwriting, Forty Years On, the audience are treated to an excellent selection of amusing and poignant set pieces that capture the past. It is 1968 and ...

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Fracked – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer:  Alistair Beaton Director: Richard Wilson Reviewer: Bill Avenell   It is perhaps risky to put on a play about fracking, nimbyism, corruption in politics and big business in the heart of deepest Surrey, but the first thing to say about last night’s production at Guildford is that the audience seems to lap it up. There is a buzz in ...

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The Nap – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Ralf Little in Richard Bean’s The Nap at the Crucible, Sheffield. Photograph: Mark Douet

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Richard Wilson Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Dylan Spokes (Jack O'Connell) is a local lad with a passion for snooker. He hits the big time, but will he win the championships? Will he manage to rise above the rogues in his family and avoid the temptations of match fixing? Now he is reaching the heights, everyone wants a ...

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Krapp’s Last Tape – Sheffield Crucible Studio

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Polly Findlay Reviewer: Ray Taylor This iconic masterpiece, written in 1958 for a solo performer, here receives the treatment it deserves in a brilliant all-round production. Krapp, played by Richard Wilson, is an old batchelor and it is his sixty-ninth birthday. For many years he has recorded his birthdays on tape as if it were a ...

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WHAT’S HOT – week beginning Monday 30th June 2014

It’s that time of year again when people and companies start to get their heads together around the 1000’s of shows heading to many of the festivals up and down the country and theatres start to take a little break to get everything up and running ready for the post summer season to begin. But don’t let that put you ...

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Love Your Soldiers – The Crucible, Sheffield

Writer: Robin Hooper Director: Richard Wilson Designer: James Cotterill Reviewer: Sheila Stratford [rating:4] The action takes place in war torn Afghanistan and the domestic front in Britain. The play focuses on the relationship between two young soldiers and their girlfriend. It explores how they continue their relationships thousands of miles apart. How they cope with the devastating effects of war ...

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A Little Hotel on the Side – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writers: Georges Feydeau &Maurice Desvallieres (adapted by John Mortimer) Director: Lindsay Posner Reviewer: Naomi Stevens [Rating:4.5] This production has it all. It is side-splittingly funny, slightly risqué with an outstanding cast. In three acts, all relatively short in length and set across two different locations, A Little Hotel on the Side is a fast paced story with a number of ...

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Smack Family Robinson – Rose Theatre, Kingston

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Richard Wilson Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile [rating:3.5] Set in the quiet, suburban, well to do area of Kingston a typical looking family is living their life in comparative security and normality, the one major difference they have with their neighbours is the way they earn their living. Mr and Mrs Robinson’s family business is one of drug ...

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