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Saturday Night, Sunday Morning – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer:Alan Sillitoe, adapted by Amanda Whittington Director: Tony Casement Reviewer: Michael Gray   Sara Perks' splendid design instantly conjures up a grim world of postwar austerity, the grim industrial Nottingham where Sillitoe set his state-of-the-nation novel. The steel girders frame sliding doors and screens; before the action, six silhouettes come to life in a clever pastiche of movie titles. The ...

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Free Folk – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Gary Owen Director: Kirstie Davis Reviewer: Barbara Michaels [Rating:4] Five strangers are thrown together when a river floods on a dark and stormy night in the forest. The theme – that of exploration of life and identity brought unexpectedly under the microscope – is not new, and has been worked by writers more famed than Gary Owen, whose brainchild ...

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David Copperfield – The Coliseum, Oldham

Writer: Charles Dickens, Adaptor: Alastair Cording Director: Kevin Shaw Reviewer: Ruth Lovett [Rating:4] It is brave to attempt to stage a production of David Copperfield given its length and winding nature but it is a task the Coliseum and Shaw has risen to well. Cording’s adaptation is a mere less than two and half hours in length and surprisingly, covers ...

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White Rabbit Red Rabbit – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Nassim Soleimanpour Reviewer: Michael Gray [rating:4] Any evening in the theatre is a unique event. But this show is remarkable in that it is being performed by a different actor for each of its five nights. And that actor will know nothing of the piece before arriving on stage – each page he turns will bring fresh surprises, new ...

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Arsenic And Old Lace – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Joseph Kesselring Director: Tony Casement Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4]   It’s always the little old ladies you need to watch out for. And, in Aunt Abby's and Aunt Martha’s case, if you're offered a drink of their homemade elderflower wine you should be very afraid. The good spinsters see their rôle in Brooklyn society as easing the loneliness of ...

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