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Rory Bremner: Partly Political – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest It seems odd these days that most stand-up comedians have to introduce themselves before arriving on stage: so when the announcer heralds Rory Bremner’s imminent entrance in a broad northern accent, you would be forgiven for thinking“wow Bremner is pushing the boat out tonight”, but then you realize it’s Bremner himself and a timely reminder at just ...

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Relative Values -Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Writer: Noël Coward Director: Trevor Nunn Reviewer: Scott Matthewman There seems to be a mini-revival of Noël Coward plays in the West End at the moment, after last year's Private Lives, the current run of Blithe Spirit and now this Theatre Royal Bath production of Coward's drawing-room comedy of social manners. Class and social equality - or the lack of ...

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INTERVIEW: Ten minutes with… Leigh Zimmerman

There are few entertainment platforms that American actress Leigh Zimmerman hasn’t taken on and conquered. Broadway and West End musical theatre, television drama and sitcoms, and movies have all made for a rich tapestry in Zimmerman’s career. Paul Couch spoke to her ahead of the opening of Trevor Nunn's production ofRelative Values at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Leigh, born in ...

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NEWS: Relative Values transfers from Bath to West End

Following a sold out run at the Theatre Royal Bath, Sir Trevor Nunn’s acclaimed production of Noel Coward’s RELATIVE VALUES transfers to London’s Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited season, from Wednesday 19th March to Saturday 21st June 2014, with press night on Monday 14th April. The cast features Patricia Hodge as Felicity, Caroline Quentin as Moxie and making his ...

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Relative Values – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Trevor Nunn Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:4] The year is 1951, and this is clearly established by newsreel clips (mostly genuine, but with a few additions) at the beginning of this production and between scenes. We see the Korean War, rationing, political debate and, most clearly, we see a world that is changing rapidly and irrevocably. This ...

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Relative Values – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer : Noel Coward Director: Trevor Nunn Reviewer : Steve Turner [Rating: 3]   Coward’s satire set in the early 1950s deals, as do so many of his works, with the clash between the classes. This time however the clash is not between the upper class and lower class but between the established order and the nouveau riche in the ...

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Rory Bremner and Friends – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs [rating:1.5] If you think having bland politicians is bad for the country, then spare a thought for poor old Rory Bremner. Bremner made his career in the late eighties and early nineties when we have some real characters in Westminster and the White House. Bremner himself admits that there’s little to play with. He has a decent ...

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