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Freddie, Ted and the Death of Joe Orton – London Theatre Workshop, London

Writer: Don Cotter Director: Ray Rackham Reviewer: Stephen Bates Mods on their Italian scooters are congregating on Brighton seafront, near to the house shared by gay couple Freddie and Ted. It is August 1966 and Radio Caroline can be heard on their portable wireless, but then Freddie switches channels to the BBC Home Service, which is broadcasting The Ruffian on ...

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Angus Jackson from the book by John Boyne Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: James Garrington It is 1943, and Bruno is nine years old. He lives happily in Berlin with his family. One day his father entertains a very special guest, and receives a promotion, which involves the family all moving to an out-of-the-way place which Bruno calls ‘Out-With’ where ...

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: John Boyne Adaptor: Angus Jackson Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Donna Kelly John Boyne's best-selling novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas has been adapted for stage in a hard-hitting, powerful and emotional production that is sure to tug on your heart strings. Seen through the eyes of a nine-year-old, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas tells the heart-wrenching tale ...

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Writer: John Boyne Adapter: Angus Jackson Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree     When is the right time to tell a child about the Holocaust? How should one go about it? The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, although not a true story – a fable – its author prefers it to be labeled, easily opens the imagination of any ...

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – Chichester, Festival Theatre

Director: Joe Murphy Adaptation: Angus Murphy from the book by John Boyne Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage Anyone who has read John Boyne’s book The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas or seen the film may think the Children’s Touring Partnership’s production which opened its tour at Chichester’s Festival Theatre is just a case of completing the trio; how wrong they would be. ...

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