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Broken Strings – Tabard Theatre, London

Writer andDirector:Joe Wenborne Reviewer: Andy Moseley Broken Stringsis inspired by a four-year period where writer and director Joe Wenborne’s mother lived with him and his wife. The play adapts this so that the mother becomes the mother-in-law, and the wife has died, leaving a death bed wish to ‘take care of Mum, promise me you won’t put her in a ...

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INTERVIEW: Steven Arnold’s streetwise take on life after death

A nation wept when lovable, if gullible, butcher Ashley Peacock exited Britain's longest-running soap in 2010after getting squished by a tram but, unlike many before him, Steven Arnold has kept on working to prove to the public that there's more to him than lamb kidneys and scrag-end. Now a veteran of the theatre, Arnold spoke to Paul Couch ahead of ...

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INTERVIEW: Daisy May on being early 20th Century tomboy Gigi

Anita Loos' adaptation of Colette's Parisian coming-of-age story hasn't seen light of day in over half a century, but directorMark Giesser,is bringing it to the Tabard Theatre. Paul Couch caught up with Gigi, also known as actress Daisy May.   Gigi’s not been done for 60 years. Do you think it’s still relevant for modern audiences? It’s interesting. Essentially it’s ...

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Oh, The Humanity And Other Good Intentions – Tabard Theatre, London

Writer: Will Eno Director: Paul Lichtenstern Reviewer: Stephen Bates   “We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone…” said Orson Welles and the same conclusion comes to mind after seeing Will Eno’s quirky exploration of the human condition. Ordinary people, each with their own foibles, strengths and inadequacies are depicted as if small vessels adrift on a vast ocean, ...

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Edges – Tabard Theatre, London

Writers: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Director: Adam Philpott Reviewer: Stephen Bates The next few weeks promise big things for the American songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Their show Dogfight, a fully-developed musical, is about to have its UK première at Southwark Playhouse, but, here, as an appetiser, we get the chance to see a performance of their earlier ...

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AnIdealHusband– Tabard Theatre, London

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: David Phipps-Davis Reviewer: Jon Wainwright Secrets from the past and high principles in the present are the combustible ingredients of this classic play by Oscar Wilde. The naked light at large in London society is Laura Cheveley, who knows just how Sir Robert Chiltern acquired his fortune and is determined to use this information to her ...

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Misalliance– Tabard Theatre, London

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Nick Reed Reviewer: Jon Wainwright To borrow a word from the vocabulary of Johnny Tarleton, the white-suited son of an underwear entrepreneur, this hugely enjoyable production is a ripping success. George Bernard Shaw combines his usual intellectual heft with a playfulness towards dramatic convention and the literary canon, giving the audience plenty to think about ...

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How to Build a BetterTulip – Tabard Theatre, London

Writer and director: Mark Giesser Reviewer: Ann Bawtree Set in the Plant Genetics Faculty of an underfunded minor English university, two rival scientists vie for space and facilities. They work in what is no more than a ramshackle greenhouse which set designer Giulia Scrimieri has squeezed into a triangular floor space, setting the scene with rickety shelves of plants and ...

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