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Southern Belles – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: Jamie Armitage Reviewer: David Guest As if sitting in a small pub theatre on a hot summer evening wasn’t enough, the temperature soars in the southern heat and passion of a Tennessee Williams double bill staged as part of the King’s Head Theatre Queer Season. The two one-act plays haven’t been performed together before and one ...

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The National Joke – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writer: Torben Betts Director: Henry Bell Designer: Lucy Weller Reviewer: Ron Simpson Torben Betts’ new play is firmly in a glorious Scarborough tradition. Those with long memories will recall the shock with which theatre-goers realised that those delightful Ayckbourn farces weren’t delightful at all, but had a full set of teeth and used them freely. The National Joke is mid-period ...

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Dear World – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Writers: Jerome Lawrence and Robert E Lee Music and Lyrics: Jerry Herman Director and Choreographer: Gillian Lynne Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:3] Jerry Herman clearly has a liking for formidable middle-aged ladies. Having struck gold with Hello, Dolly! and Mame, he chose to adapt The Madwoman of Chaillot, a play by Jean Girardoux and this musical is the result. But sadly, ...

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