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Can-Can! – Union Theatre, London

Adaptor and Lyricist: Phil Willmott Composers: Jacques Offenbach and his contemporaries Director: Phil Setren Reviewer: Stephen Bates After Mythic and Hadestown London may have had enough of the Orpheus myth for now, so it is welcome news that this new musical entertainment borrows the overture, but not the plot, from Jacques Offenbach’s operetta Orpheus in the Underworld. It is the ...

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The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Arthur Wing Pinero Director: Abbey Wright Reviewer: Harry Stern You might be forgiven for thinking that sometimes Arthur Wing Pinero is too verbose for his own good. Or perhaps it isn’t his verbosity that does him down but the convolution of his plotting. Notwithstanding this complexity, liable to flummox the inattentive, his writing is a veritable fount of ideas ...

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Trelawny of the Wells – Donmar Warehouse, London

Writer: Arthur Wing Pinero (1898) With some most respectful additions and ornamentation by Patrick Marber (2013) Director: Joe Wright Reviewer: Michael Gray [rating:4] If you're a successful young movie director seeking to make your mark on the legitimate stage, you'd struggle to find a more "theatrical" piece than Trelawny of the Wells. Pinero's affectionate, autobiographical, and frequently very funny, look ...

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The Second Mrs Tanqueray – Rose Theatre, Kingston

Writer: Arthur Wing Pinero Director: Stephen Unwin Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:2] Stephen Unwin’s run of home-grown productions for the Rose Kingston, where he is also Artistic Director, continues with this revival of Arthur W Pinero’s Victorian melodrama, The Second Mrs Tanqueray though with limited success. Respectable member of society and widower Aubrey Tanqueray scandalises his friends when he suddenly announces ...

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Dandy Dick – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Arthur Wing Pinero Composer: Nigel Hess Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:3] Dandy Dick, Arthur Wing Pinero’s 1887 horse racing farce, revived in a new 2012 Theatre Royal Brighton production, gallops into another leg of its national tour at the Manchester Opera House. Starring Nicholas Le Prevost and Patricia Hodge, this racing jargon packed comedy, especially in Act ...

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