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Under Milk Wood – The Watermill Theatre, Berkshire

Writer: Dylan Thomas Music: Olly Fox Director: Brendan O’Hea Reviewer: Emma Pritchard It was The Watermill’s first professional production when the theatre opened its doors back in 1967, so how fitting that Under Milk Wood should return to the venue to mark its 50th anniversary year. And, with a cast led by the talented and versatile performer Alistair McGowan, The ...

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Alistair McGowan: 12th Impressions – Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Writer: Alistair McGowan Reviewer: Laura Hibbert Alistair McGowan – arguably one of Britain’s most celebrated impressionists performs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the twelfth year, and does not disappoint, with an hour of unfeasibly accurate impersonations in his stand-up show for 2016, 12th Impressions. Warming up the audience with light-hearted chatter, he swiftly and effortlessly slips in and out ...

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Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan – The Lowry, Salford

Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan

Reviewer: Matt Yeoman Anybody who sees this show would be forgiven for thinking the cast is huge – with the talents of Alistair McGowan in the mix it is no surprise that anyone would think that this is a show of 100 voices. With Jasper Carrott performing in the same show, they might also be forgiven for feeling 20-30 years ...

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NEWS: Park Theatre announces 2016 Season

  London’s Park Theatre has announced its new season of work for 2016, marking the venue’s third year. The season includes seven new writing world premieres, revivals and a brand new British musical. For Park Theatre’s Artistic Director Jez Bond, the new season offers something for everyone. “Our last season delivered phenomenal successes with sell-out runs for new plays The ...

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An Audience with Jimmy Savile – Park Theatre, London

  Writer: Jonathan Maitland Director: Brendan O’Hea Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty   In the run up to its opening, there were serious questions raised about whether it was either a suitable topic, or a good time for such a play. Some of these were even raised by Maitland himself, as well as Alistair McGowan, the impressionist charged with portraying the man ...

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Pygmalion – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Lu Greer   Pygmalion, probably the most well-known work of George Bernard Shaw, is once again revived for audiences in this hundredth anniversary tour. The play tells the story of a linguistics professor who bets that he can turn a Covent Garden flower girl into a society lady and in turn comments ...

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Pygmalion – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Pete Benson Pygmalion is probably the most famous play written by Nobel Prize winning playwright George Bernard Shaw. This much loved work reflects Shaw’s passionate dedication to social justice. The play of a linguistics professor’s wager that he can pass off a lowly flower seller as a lady is over a century ...

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