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Pygmalion – Oldham Coliseum

Charlotte Brimble as Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion at Oldham Coliseum

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Chris Honer Reviewer: Donna Kelly More than a hundred years after its stage premiere, George Bernard Shaw’s sparkling comedy Pygmalion has been revived in a new production by Oldham Coliseum Theatre. Pygmalion tells the tale of Henry Higgins, an egocentric Professor of Phonetics who makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can ...

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Flowers of the Forest – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: John Van Druten Director: Anthony Biggs Reviewer: Stephen Bates Middle class dramatists of the mid 20th Century were swept out of favour by the new wave created by John Osborne and others in the late1950s. However, now, with Noel Coward’s works rarely absent from our stages and with Terence Rattigan having been rehabilitated into mainstream theatre for some time, ...

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Sing Something Simple – Cockpit Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Vanessa Brooks Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:3] Staged by the Huddersfield based Dark Horse company, a leading vocational trainer of actors with learning disabilities, this new family comedy with music is written by Vanessa Brooks. The family in question is a single mother with two grown sons; the older, Kit, faces a career crisis and the younger, Spencer, ...

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Sing Something Simple – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Writer and Director: Vanessa Brooks Designer: Pip Leckenby Digital Projection Designer: Mic Pool Lighting Designer: Johnny Marshall Sound Designer and Musical Director: Loz Kaye Reviewer: Laura Stimpson [Rating:3.5] Sing Something Simple is the latest offering from Dark Horse, the premiere of this piece of new writing by artistic director Vanessa Brooks is filled with promise, good humour and comedy timing. ...

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