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Out of Order – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Shaun Williamson and Andrew Hall in Out of Order

Writer & Director: Ray Cooney OBE Reviewer: Harriet Brace “Do you think I could go out and come back in again?” The immortal tagline of any bad day is instantly relatable, echoes with resigned frustration – and perfectly sums up Ray Cooney’s theatrical farce Out of Order. The award-winning dramedy follows the misfortunes of junior minister Richard Willey, whose roguish ...

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Out of Order – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Shaun Williamson and Andrew Hall in Out of Order

Writer & Director: Ray Cooney Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Ray Cooney is, surely, the master of British farce, writing many for the West End. And all are very British in nature, poking fun at our betters as they get into, and try to extricate themselves from, sticky situations. We can feel superior to the characters, some of whom are the authors of ...

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Less Than Kind – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Adrian Brown Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:2] The story behind Less Than Kind would make a good play in itself! The play was written by Rattigan in 1944 and tells the story of a young man who returns home from Canada, where he has been sent for safety during the war, to discover that his widowed mother ...

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Calendar Girls – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Tim Firth Director: Jack Ryder Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4] Few people can be unaware of the story of the Calendar Girls: the death in 1998 of John Baker from non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, the husband of one of the ladies of the Rylstone &District Women's Institute, inspires her and her friends to produce the Alternative WI Calendar of 2000. They became ...

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