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A Judgement in Stone- The Opera House, Manchester 

Writer: Ruth Rendell adapted by Simon Brett and Antony Lampard Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Dave Cunningham After a decade producing stage versions of thrillers by the Queen of Crime The Agatha Christie Theatre Company has had a revamp to become The Classic Thriller Company. One cannot quibble with the choice of the late Ruth Rendell as a ‘classic’ thriller writer. She was an ...

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Ladies in Retirement – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writers: Edward Percy and Reginald Denham Director: Ian Dickens Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Set in the early 1800s, Ladies in Retirement is billed as a Victorian melodrama. Written in 1941, it was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic and adapted in 1944 into a highly successful film. Sadly, however, it does not really stand the test of time. For ...

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The cemetary Club – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Ivan Menchell Director: Andrew Lynford Reviewer: Michael Gray [rating:3] This comedy drama, first seen some twenty years ago on Broadway, tells the tale of three Jewish widows, who meet each month, chat over tea, then head for the cemetary to commune with their late hubbies. It's a piece still popular with amateur groups, or, as here, as a Golden ...

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