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Octopus Soup! – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writers: Jack Milner and Mark Stevenson, Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Nicole Craft Seymour Norse (Nick Hancock) is about to receive the most important phone call of his life. He’s persuaded his bigwig boss to give him 20 minutes of her time to pitch an idea that he thinks will save the company’s (and his own) bacon. He’s rinsed his mouth out, pressed ...

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Richard III – Arcola Theatre, London

Man in crown, woman in dark top

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Mehmet Ergen Reviewer: Ann Bawtree Richard III is a man everyone feels they know, or at least have an opinion about. For a King who reigned for only two years, his fame must largely be due to William Shakespeare’s dramatisation of his adult life. The picture painted in the play may or may not be historically ...

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Dubailand – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Carmen Nasr Director: Georgie Staight Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Arabs, one of the characters in Carmen Nasr’s new play Dubailand states, are building the future in Dubai. A modern metropolis in the middle of the desert, a monument to gaudy excess. At least, for the Westerners who come to play there. The marketing executives who sit to discuss how to ...

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A Month Of Sundays – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Bob Larbey Director: Russell Bolam Reviewer: Michael Gray This gentle comedy from sitcom master Bob Larbey celebrates its 30th birthday this year. Its West End production, starring George Cole, won Best Comedy of 1986. Jason Robards played Senior Citizen Cooper in the American version the next year. But, though the piece continues to be popular on the amateur stage, ...

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Allegro – Southwark Playhouse, London

Book &Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II Music: Richard Rodgers Director: Thom Southerland Musical Director: Dean Austin Choreographer: Lee Proud Reviewer: Daniel Perks Their first collaborative show opened and they were hailed as innovators, visionary artists that were transforming the musical theatre scene for the 21stCentury. They followed this up with the musical play, now an adopted genre across the world for ...

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The Dishonoured – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

The Dishonoured, Kali Theatre, Tariq Robert Montford,Shaida Maya Saroya

Writer: Aamina Ahmad Director: Janet Steel Reviewer: Mattie Bagnall Kali Theatre Company has pioneered new writing by South Asian women for several decades. Their latest work sees Aamina Ahmad’s first produced play brought to life in an exciting and thrilling way. The Dishonoured is a gripping story of deceit, violence and unbearable tension. Set in Lahore, Tariq is receiving a ...

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The Dishonoured – The Drum, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Neil DSouza and Robert Mountford

Writer:Aamina Ahmad Director:Janet Steel Reviewer: Joan Phillips   Colonel Tariq, working for Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence in Lahore, has been enjoying celebrity and promotion for neutralising a major terrorist leader. Medals followed, a possible promotion to Washington DC is in the air, the respect of colleagues and family is addictive. Tariq’s artist wife is thrilled at the possibility of a move ...

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The Dead Monkey, Park Theatre, London

Writer: Nick Darke Director: Hannah Price Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Anything that starts with a dead monkey on the table clearly isn’t going to be a standard comedy drama; in fact the tones of Sunset Boulevard that this opener evokes are a neat indication of the surreal and dark story to come. The Park Theatre’s production of The Dead Monkey ...

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