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Snow White and the Happy Ever After Beauty Salon – Oval House

Writer: Mike Akers Director: Hannah Mulder Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Panto season is in full swing and there are Snow Whites stacked up as options for an evening’s entertainment. The Wrong Crowd, who produce this show, are possibly banking on some parents being sick of shouting “he’s behind you” year on year and want a credible alternative without straying too far ...

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The Secret Keeper – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Angela Clerkin Director: Angela Clerkin and Lucy J Skilbeck Reviewer: James Garrington Confession, they say, is good for the soul. What happens, though, to those who hear the secrets confessed; and may there be consequences? This is the basic premise of Angela Clerkin’s The Secret Keeper. The Doll’s House Maker has been unhappy for nine years, ever since his ...

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The Secret Keeper – Ovalhouse, Kennington

 cWriter: Angela Clerkin Director: Angela Clerkin and Lucy J. Skilbeck Reviewer: David Guest In the week that the news media is filled with celebrities claiming everyone knew about film producer Harvey Weinstein’s secrets but was afraid to say anything, the new play by Angela Clerkin couldn’t be more timely. The Secret Keeper is a grim fairy tale for modern times with ...

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Night Must Fall – Exeter Northcott Theatre

Writer: Emlyn Williams Director: Luke Sheppard Reviewer: Ben Miller-Jarvest "Everyone loves a good murder," as one character quips during the evening, but Emlyn Williams’ Night Must Fall is no cosy drawing room murder mystery, but a thriller in which there is little doubt from early on who the murderer is, and therefore the tension comes from knowing the other characters ...

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Night Must Fall – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Emlyn Williams Director: Luke Sheppard Reviewer: Paul Couch Emlyn Williams’ Night Must Fall was written in 1934 (first produced in 1935) and, at the time, must have seemed shocking to an audience with just access to embryonic cinema and television yet to arrive. By 2016, it has dated, of course, but not as much as one would expect. The ...

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The Crucible – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Arthur Miller Director: John Dove Reviewer: Gareth Davies   Witch-hunts, real and metaphorical, form the backdrop to Arthur Miller's 1953 play, which has been a staple of school textbooks and student drama groups for years. Every age seems to bring a new understanding to its story and characters, and as such it's a truly welcome addition to the Lyceum's ...

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Finian’s Rainbow – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Writer: E. Y. Harburg &Fred Saidy Lyricist: E. Y. Harburg Composer: Burton Lane Director: Phil Wilmot Reviewer: Tom Finch Finian’s Rainbow, a musical from the golden age of Broadway has not been revived in London since it first opened here in 1947. In some ways it’s easy to see why; the bizarre plot makes about as much sense as a ...

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Finian’s Rainbow – Union Theatre, London

Music: Burton Lane Lyrics: E.Y. Harburg Book: E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy Adaptor: Charlotte Moore Director: Phil Willmott Reviewer: Ian Foster Suspension of disbelief is par for the course with musical theatre, especially the type of obscure revivals that the Union Theatre specialises in, and Finian’s Rainbow is no exception in that respect. A leprechaun who is slowly turning into ...

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