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Mother Courage and Her Children – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Bertold Brecht Director: Hannah Chissick Translator: Tony Kushner Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty   Immersing the audience in a wraparound war-camp setting from the time they enter the theatre door is highly effective – here though, it’s just another detail in a superbly thought through and well-executed play. There’s so much going on in each minute of this 185-minute play (a ...

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The Commitments – Palace Theatre, London

Writer: Roddy Doyle Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Andy Moseley [Rating:3] Trying to make a play out of a book that has already been an iconic film is a tricky thing. You have to decide whether you want it to be a stage version of the movie, a stage version of the book, or a stand-alone product, independent of its source ...

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NEWS: The Commitments Cast Confirmed

True to its plot, producers have today announced a mix of established names and new talent as casting is announced for the stage première of Roddy Doyle’s The Commitments. The lead rôle of Jimmy Rabbitte, the band’s manager, is to be played by West End débutante Denis Grindel, who is still finishing his stage school dissertation. Having completed a law ...

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Radio Times The Musical – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Book: Abi Grant &Alex Armitage Music: Noel Gay Choreographer: Alistair David Director: Caroline Leslie Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett [rating:4.5] Radio Times The Musical is a joyous, overtly enjoyable and unforgettable show to watch, that leaves you uplifted and chock-full delightful, warm, entertaining memories. The show is set within Piccadilly’s Criterion Theatre during 1940’s war-torn London. The audience initially view the ...

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Radio Times – Derby Theatre

Music: Noel Gay Book: Abi Grant and Alex Armitage Director: Caroline Leslie Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4.5] As the nights are drawing in, what could be better than spending an evening enjoying the warm glow of some good, old-fashioned entertainment? Radio Times tells the story of a group of wartime radio entertainers, about to broadcast to America for the first time. ...

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