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surprises – Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Writer and Director: Alan Ayckbourn Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:4]   Set sometime in the fairly distant future and, in the second and third acts, some fifty and sixty years later, the story begins with the age old problem of a father not wanting his precious daughter to throw herself away on a worthless suitor. This simple enough plot is complicated ...

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The Norman Conquests – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Alan Ayckbourn Director: Philip Wilson Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4.5] Alan Ayckbourn has certainly carved himself a much deserved place in the playwright hall of fame, having recently topped a poll to find the best playwright of the last 60 years. Written in 1973 and produced in Scarborough, The Norman Conquests trilogy are three individual interlocking plays (Table Manners, Living ...

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WHAT’S HOT – 4th June 2012

With an extended weekend to enjoy at thebeginningof the week, why not take the opportunity to try something new in a theatre near you this week. There’s plenty on offer with venues across the country attempting to tempt audiences away from the pomp andpageantry. And just in case the normal British bank holiday weather prevails, John Roberts picks five shows ...

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