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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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Sleeping Beauty – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Jonathan Petherbridge Composer: Richard Reeday Director: Tony Casement Reviewer: Michael Gray Among the C-listers and the pop charts, the cruise-ship choreography and the desperate decibels that often fill pantoland, it's a real pleasure to sit back and enjoy this charmingly original re-working of the Sleeping Beauty story, originally written by Jonathan Petherbridge for London Bubble Theatre, and directed for ...

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Quadrophenia – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Kenneth Emson Music: The Who Director: Tony Casement Musical Director: Richard Reeday Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:4]   There is just the one Lambretta parked up outside, its vintage RAC badge proudly displayed, and in the foyer, some stylish vintage clobber. Quadrophenia is the first outing for the newly formed Mercury Young Company, an energetic, enthusiastic bunch of 16-25 year ...

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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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