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Out Of Order – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Shaun Williamson and Andrew Hall in Out of Order

Writer: Ray Cooney Director: Ray Cooney Reviewer: Dan English Ray Cooney’s revival of his 1990 farce, Out Of Order,  strikes a particular political chord just days before the General Election as it reaches Dartford as part of its UK Tour. Together in affection, divided by political loyalty, Richard (Jeffrey Harmer) and Jane’s (Susie Amy) liaison comes to a sudden halt when ...

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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 – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer & Director:  Ray Cooney Reviewer: Steve Turner Originally written and performed in 1990 and here updated to include some topical references to Brexit, May, Corbyn and Boris Johnson, Ray Cooney’s farce has lost none of its verve, capacity to surprise, and most importantly its ability to make us laugh. Indeed the laughter from the audience is so loud it ...

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The Mummy – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Jack Milner Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Nicole Evans What do you get if you cross Bram Stoker, A Carry On film and a stage show? Something close to Joe Harmston’s new production The Mummy which showcases itself at The Belgrade Theatre this evening. Billed as “The mother of all comedy horrors” and promising an “evening of insane adventure and ...

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Murder on the Nile – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3.5] Agatha Christie took Murder on the Nile through several incarnations before it reached its final form. Originally called Moon on the Nile, the first version featured Hercule Poirot, whom she removed over concerns as to how the dapper detective would appear on stage. She subsequently reworked it with a new ...

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Murder on the Nile – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Maggie Constable [rating:3.5] Presented by the official Agatha Christie theatre company, Milton Keynes Theatre brought us this evening the scorching Egyptian sun (we wish) and some classic intrigue in the crime queen’s Murder on the Nile. It is the 1930s and cruising on a steam ship along the Nile are the two newly ...

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Murder on the Nile – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:3] Let us get the most common misconception out of the way first. Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile contains no famous Belgian detective. That’s her earlier work, Death on the Nile, you’re thinking of there. The one she wrote before she decided she could do a much better job of ...

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Murder on the Nile – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Jane Pink [rating:3]   In the stultifying heat of 1930’s Egypt a group of British travellers are brought together on a Nile cruise. They are, to all intents and purposes, strangers but as they spend more time together within the confines of the paddle steamer Lotus their intertwined relationships are revealed. A glamorous, ...

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