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Pygmalion – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile 100 years ago this month Pygmalion opened in London and had a huge impact on the theatre going audience of the time. 100 years on and the story, characters and issues raised are still as fresh and relevant as they ever were. George Bernard Shaw tells the story of the ...

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Pygmalion – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Author: Bernard Shaw Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Bill Avenell It is almost 100 years to the day since Pygmalion, probably the best known of Shaw’s plays first saw the light of the stage. For this fact alone and as an interesting comparison of the times, something that Shaw would no doubt have been keen to see although rather disappointed with ...

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Pygmalion – The Grand Theatre, Leeds

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Holly Spanner Don’t recognise the name? Perhaps you’ll recognise the story. Pygmalion is one of George Bernard Shaw’s most popular plays, first staged in 1912 (originally subtitled A Romance in Five Acts). Aristocrat and phonetics expert Professor Henry Higgins makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can transform Cockney ...

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Pygmalion – Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Jack Trott To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first performance of Bernard Shaw’s, Pygmalion, Theatre Royal Bath Productions have revived this enduring classic with a star-studded and talented cast and taken it on a national tour of the UK. Using established and well-known actors is, perhaps, needed to attract audiences as ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part III

And as we come to our final part of our 2014 preview of shows in and around the UK and Ireland we ask our regional editors in the North West, London, and along the South Coast what productions are getting them excited over the course of the year. Do you agree? What are you most looking forward to? Share your ...

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Alistair McGowan: Not Just a Pretty Voice– The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [Rating:3.5] Television gives impressionists the chance to cheat by using make-up and props to make sure viewers can guess the subject of their mimicry. Live theatre offers no such gimmicks but fortunately Alistair McGowan is talented enough to perform without a safety net. Nowadays the diverse range of entertainment on offer is such that mimics can no ...

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