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Abigail’s Party – Hull Truck Theatre

Writer: Mike Leigh Director: Amanda Huxtable Designer: Emma Williams Reviewer: Ron Simpson Abigail’s Party was an iconic television/stage play of the late 1970s, but the passage of 40 years hasn’t made it any less current. The Hull Truck production is, in fact, the third by a major regional theatre in 2017/2018, though the first north of the Watford Gap. What ...

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Down The Dock Road – Royal Court, Liverpool

Les Dennis & Daniel Taylor in Down the Dock Road

Writer: Alan Bleasdale Director: Hannah Chissick Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby Alan Bleasdale wrote Down The Dock Road in 1976, based on his experiences working as what he terms an ‘insecurity guard’ on Birkenhead Docks. Forty years almost to the day after the original staging at the Liverpool Playhouse, the play returns to the stage. The original production spoke to the ...

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T.Rextasy – Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Reviewer – Louise Sharp Formed in 1967 by the multi-talented singer songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan, Tyrannosaurus Rex bridged the gap between young and old, producing a string of glam rock anthems which are still very much alive and enjoyed by all ages today. Starting out in 1992, tribute band T.Rextasy played their debut in a Hackney pub, and from ...

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Rising Damp – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Eric Chappell Director: Don Warrington Reviewer: Audrey Pointer [rating:4] The Comedy Theatre Company’s national tour of Rising Damp is based on the source material of a play written by Eric Chappell and first performed in 1970 entitled The Banana Box. The famous ITV sitcom ‘Rising Damp’ grew from a successful 1973 West End theatre run, which featured the incredibly ...

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Le nozze di Figaro – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte Director: Michael Grandage Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:4] Michael Grandage’s 2012 production of Le nozze di Figaro brings this 1786 classic opera crashing into the 1970’s with great humour. Complete with droopy moustache’s, long hair, kaftans, printed flares and velvet jackets, fans of the 70’s TV show Jason King or those who have ...

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I Love The 70s – Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Founder: Jane Forshaw-Ellis Producer: Julie Sweeney Reviewer: Jenni Dixon [Rating: 3.5]   A live band consisting of 1 male and 2 female lead singers, keyboard, 2 guitars and a drums lit up Worthing Pavilion for an evening of a selection of 70’s hits. They played classic tunes from ABBA (Waterloo), Mud (Tiger Feet), Candi Staton (Young Hearts Run Free), Blondie ...

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