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Caroline’s Kitchen – Liverpool Everyman

Writer: Torben Betts Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin Do not be fooled by the very traditional kitchen set. This is no cosy little domestic drama. As befits a tale about a TV celebrity chef, this has teeth. Having toured the UK, including a run in London, it now has its sights set on New York. While the Americans may ...

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The Winslow Boy – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Rachel Kavanaugh Reviewer: Stephen Bates Like British theatre’s equivalent of a hardy perennial, Terence Rattigan’s 1946 play The Winslow Boy is never long away from our stages. This sturdy touring revival shows again why the story of a 13-year-old boy who is accused falsely of stealing a five shilling postal order continues to intrigue us. It ...

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The Winslow Boy – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Rachel Kavanaugh Reviewer: Simon Topping A sumptuous Edwardian living room decked out with rich blue walls and plush contrasting furniture, beautifully designed by Michael Taylor, draws the Brighton audience into the theatre. The lights go down and a boy in naval uniform takes the spotlight.  This is the start of Birmingham repertory theatre’s excellent adaption of Terence ...

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The Winslow Boy – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Rachel Kavanaugh Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Ostensibly based on a true story about a naval cadet accused of stealing a postal order from a friend, The Winslow Boy also looks at the changing world just over a hundred years ago: Britain was living under the threat of a splintering Europe, women were fighting for equality with men, ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Dominic Dromgoole Reviewer: Pete Benson A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. It is set in the worlds of both privileged and working class Athenians and that of the fairies and their magic. At the centre of the play are the trials and tribulations of four lovers spellbound by various enchantments not ...

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The White Carnation – Finborough, London

Writer: R.C. Sherriff Director: Knight Mantell Reviewer: Nathanael Kent [rating:4] R. C. Sherriff is best known for his harrowing Great War drama, Journey’s End, now a staple of the GCSE syllabus and recently revived in the West End and on tour. He boasts an impressive list of screenplays to his name, too: Goodbye Mr. Chips and The Dam Busters to ...

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The Doctor’s Dilemma – Lyttleton Theatre, London

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Nadia Fall Reviewer: Sheila Cornelius [rating: 4] In this play, first staged in 1906, Shaw seized the opportunity to air his socialist views on private medical practice. The National Theatre’s beautifully staged revival of his minor masterpiece chimes with current issues around public health and moral choices in a time of scarce resources. A romantic ...

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