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Strike Up the Band – Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London

Music and lyrics: George and Ira Gershwin Book: George S Kaufman Director: Mark Glesser Reviewer: Stephen Bates George S Kaufman’s satirical book for the musical Strike Up the Band takes us into the realms of utter fantasy. The writer’s proposition is that America in 1927, a country of political corruption, tax fraud, protectionist tariffs and deindustrialisation, is led into war ...

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Bluebird   –  The Space, London

Writer:  Simon Stephens Director:  Adam Hemming Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Simon Stephens has accrued quite a back catalogue since 1998 when Bluebird, his London debut, opened at The Royal Court.  This early play about a bereaved minicab driver picking up various fares in a scorching hot summer demonstrates why Stephens later earned the label of an in-yer-face playwright. Unfortunately, The Space’s revival, ...

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