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Brideshead Revisited, Richmond Theatre, London

English Touring Theatre's Brideshead Revisited

Writer: Evelyn Waugh Adaptor: Bryony Lavery Director: Damian Cruden Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Evelyn Waugh's 1945 novel Brideshead Revisited is probably better known, and more beloved, because of the sumptuous 1981 ITV adaptation by John Mortimer than because of the novel itself. Even Waugh, writing in 1950, described the gluttony of its pre-war nostalgia as "distasteful". But a half century on, ...

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Brideshead Revisited – Theatre Royal, Bath

English Touring Theatre's Brideshead Revisited

Writer: Evelyn Waugh Adaptor: Bryony Lavery Director: Damian Cruden Reviewer: Claire Hayes   Evelyn Waugh’s captivating novel of the privileged but doomed Flyte family, as retold through the memories of Captain Charles Ryder, is given a bold and striking pared-back treatment in English Touring Theatre’s new production. It promises much, yet doesn’t quite deliver to that promise. Set in that ...

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Love’s Labour’s Lost: RSC Live Broadcast – Gala Theatre, Durham

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Anna Ambelez Reality versus fantasy, love, desire, reckoning and rationalization. These are themes in Love’s Labour’s Lost. Ferdinand King of Navarre (Sam Alexander) and his three companions, Berowne (Edward Bennett), Dumaine (Tunji Kasim) and Longaville (William Belchambers) vow to forsake the company of women for three years in order to study and fast. ...

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