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The Mousetrap – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Agatha Christie   Director: Gareth Armstrong  Reviewer: Simon Topping The Mousetrap is a theatrical phenomenon. It has been running continuously in London’s West End for as long as Elizabeth II, the longest reigning incumbent monarch, has been on the throne:  over sixty-seven years. The England of the 1950s is almost unrecognisable to that of today, yet this play endures. The ...

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The Girl on the Train – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Paula Hawkins Adapters: Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel Director: Anthony Banks Reviewer: Simon Topping The scene is set in a grim London flat, with the main character being sick into a pizza box. Welcome to the addled world of only just functioning alcoholic, Rachel Watson (Samatha Womack). Rachel’s life has fallen apart, her husband has divorced her and remarried ...

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Trial by Laughter – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Ian Hislop and Nick Newman Director: Caroline Leslie Reviewer: Cathy Swaby Witty satire alongside political commentary is an art form that has long been taken for granted in our modern media-heavy society. We are all accustomed to seeing Prime ministers, religious fanatics, Royals and orange faced presidents getting their fair share of ribbing from the press without so much as a gasp ...

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Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on stage— Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Eleanor Bergstein Director: Russ Spencer Reviewer: Simon Topping  Dirty Dancing is one of those 1980’s iconic films everyone has seen by the time they reach their teens, even though, upon intense questioning, some would deny it. Judging by the diversity of the Brighton audience, the classic coming-of-age tale appears to appeal to all generations, captivating the young just as ...

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Summer Holiday – The Musical– Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Peter Yates Adaptor: Michael Gyngell and Mark Haddigan Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: Cathy Swaby What better way to celebrate this belting hot summer in Brighton than to pop along to see the “feel good” 1963 musical Summer Holiday, which is playing to overheated audiences at the Theatre Royal this week. Performing to standing ovations and sing along crowds, this ...

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Rebecca – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Daphne du Maurier Adaptor/Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Niall Harman "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." So begins Daphne du Maurier’s bestselling 1938 novel Rebecca, as does Alfred Hitchcock’s Oscar-winning film version. So it comes as no surprise that this atmospheric stage adaptation of said novel, adapted and directed by Emma Rice for Kneehigh Theatre,opens in the ...

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