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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart – The Assembly Rooms, Dedham

Writer: David Greig Director: Hal Chambers Reviewer: Paul Couch Suffolk-based rural touring company Eastern Angles may have cast its creative net a little wider for The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, set firmly in a Scottish Borders winter, but that shouldn’t detract from what a fascinating and inventive show this is. A cast of four, Simon Donaldson, Robin Hemmings, Hannah ...

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The Birthday Party – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Gareth Ryan Bennet in The Birthday Party

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Michael Cabot Reviewer:Selwyn Knight The Birthday Party was Pinter’s second go at a full-length play. Although well received on its pre-West End tour, it opened at The Lyric, Hammersmith to critical disdain and closed after only eight performances. That could have been the end for both The Birthday Party and Pinter, but his reputation was rescued ...

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The Birthday Party – Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Gareth Ryan Bennet in The Birthday Party

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Michael Cabot Reviewer: Michael Gray The Birthday Party was Pinter's second full-length play. Not a success in its day and still unsettling and confusing more than half a century on, but it has become a classic, worthy of inclusion in London Classic Theatre's pantheon. Michael Cabot's new production is a taut, intelligent reading of the text, ...

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Waiting for Godot – The Civic, Barnsley

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Michael Cabot Reviewer: Ray Taylor Samuel Beckett’s iconic, modern masterpiece comes to the Barnsley Civic on its national UK and Ireland tour. Ever since its premiere back in 1955, the play has evoked endless debate about what is Beckett trying to say; who or what does Godot represent, and does he actually exist at all? There ...

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Alfie White Space Explorer – The Pleasance, Edinburgh

Created by Tall Stories Director: Toby Mitchell Reviewer: John Roberts Tall Stories have unquestionably over the years created a wealth of high quality, engaging work designed for our younger theatre going audiences, however with their latest production Alfie White Space Explorer their usual trademark of fun and inventiveness seems to be sadly lacking. You would be forgiven for thinking the ...

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Betrayal – Oldham Coliseum

Writer: Harold Pinter Directer: Michael Cabot Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin [Rating:3] London Classic Theatre have brilliant timing with this production of Betrayal; just as Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are selling out Broadway at $250 a seat with their production of Betrayal, interest in Pinter's 1978 play is at an all-time high. It's unsurprising that Betrayal's appeal remains thirty-five years after ...

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Betrayal – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Michael Cabot Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:3] Trying to capture the essence of a Pinter play in print is notoriously difficult. As much is said in what is left unsaid as there is in the script itself. His characteristic pregnant pauses and economy of exposition requiring the audience to carry out their share of detective work. Betrayal ...

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