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Sex in Suburbia – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Writers: Claire Sweeney &Mandy Muden Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer:Scott Matthewman We British have a very curious attitude to sex and sexuality. For the most part, it is not something we talk about – but when we do, it is most often with a hand over our mouths, covering a smirk, stifling an embarrassed giggle. And then there’s the other end ...

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Arcadia – Aylesbury Waterside

Writer: Tom Stoppard Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Tom Stoppard’s most popular play came fourth in a recent English Touring Theatre poll to find the nation’s most famous play, so it unsurprising to see the company touring this revival. Set in a Derbyshire stately home, action starts in the early 19th Century, with the precocious 13-year-old Thomasina (Dakota Blue ...

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Anything Goes – Aylesbury Waterside

Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Book: Timothy Crouse and John Weidman, based on the original book by PG Wodehouse &Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay &Russell Crouse Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Scott Mattthewman Cole Porter’s 1934 musical is in many ways the quintessential 1930s Broadway production. A collection of classic Porter numbers – You’re the Top, I Get a Kick Out ...

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Richard Alston Dance Company – Aylesbury Waterside

Choreographers: Richard Alston, Martin Lawrance Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Richard Alston Dance Company is now touring with a selection of routines both old and new. The four routines performed (of the seven that form the body of this tour’s repertoire) combine new routines with some older material, with patchy levels of success. New work ...

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Cinderella – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Writer: Eric Potts Director: Chris Nelson Reviewer: Scott Matthewman   First Family Entertainment, the company which produces many large-scale commercial pantos around the UK in ATG venues, is this year heavily promoting its place in the centuries-long tradition of British pantomime. Long form articles in the programme are complemented by a pre-show video showing clips from pantos past. It’s an ...

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The Importance of Being Earnest – Aylesbury Waterside

Writer: Oscar WIlde Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Pete Benson The Importance of Being Earnest is arguably the finest of Oscar Wilde’s plays. It is also unfortunately the last play he would ever write as on the opening night of the show a quarrel between Wilde and his lover Lord Alfred would eventually lead to court and the full might of ...

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Buddy – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Book: Alan Janes Director: Matt Salisbury Reviewer: Pete Benson Buddy Holly is a member of a tragic elite along with the likes of Glenn Miller, John Denver, Ricky Nelson, Otis Redding and others, all of them pop stars killed in air crashes at the height of their fame. Today a band with two guitars, bass and drums and the creators ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Book: Jeffrey Lane Music &Lyrics: David Yazbek Director &Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Mary Tapper Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has visited Manchester for a week and is making a flying stop at Aylesbury before it heads for a substantial run at the Savoy Theatre, so is it looking in good shape, or is it still in need of improvement before it hits ...

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