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Jane Clegg – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: St John Ervine Director: David Gilmore Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “The half-witted heroine has held the stage too long” so writer, war veteran and drama critic St John Ervine determined to do something about it. It may seem like a perennial problem finding good leading female roles, one which our current industry is working to resolve, but Ervine was writing ...

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What The Women Did – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writers: Gwen John, Herbert Tremaine (Maude Deuchar), JM Barrie Director: Tricia Thorns Reviewer: Ian Foster The centenary of the First World War will doubtless be marked in many a way in the nation’s theatres so the Southwark Playhouse have wisely got in early with this triple bill of lesser known plays which focuses on those left behind. What The Women ...

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Gaslight – New Vic Theatre,Newcastle-under-Lyme

Writer: Patrick Hamilton Director: Sarah Punshon Reviewer : Matthew Jackson [Rating:4.5] The autumn nights are drawing in and this is certainly reflected in the New Vic’s production of Gaslight. Set in Victorian London this play is full of mystery and tension that will leave you on the edge of your seats in suspense and all that’s before the interval. Gaslight ...

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London Wall – St James Theatre, London

Writer: John Van Druten Director: Tricia Thorns Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:4] It is comforting to have it suggested that, while times change, absolute values remain the same. Often satirised as archetypal British qualities, decency and honour are celebrated without irony in this charming 1931 comedy of between-the-wars manners. That enduring standards of propriety are embodied by both the eldest and ...

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