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Jamaica Inn – Tabard Thatre, London

Writer: Lisa Evans, adapted from the Daphne du Maurier novel Director: Anastasia Revi Reviewer: Richard Maguire The good news is that, unlike the BBC adaptation from 2014, the actors in the Tabard’s version of Jamaica Inn don’t mumble. However, the bad news is that, like the BBC show, the audience still doesn’t really know what’s going on. Even though Lisa ...

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The Tailor-Made Man – White Bear Theatre, London

Writer: Claudio Macor Director: Bryan Hodgson Reviewer: Stephen Bates With current stories of improprieties in the film industry seeming to be as plentiful as gold stars on Hollywood Boulevard, this revival of Claudio Macor’s The Tailor-Made Man could hardly be more timely. The play is based on the true story of William “Billy” Haines, a star of silent movies and ...

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The Charlie Chaplin Story – Aylesbury Waterside

Chaplin: The Charlie Chaplin Story

Book: Stuart Price Music: Jake Field Reviewer: Scott Matthewman As one of the silent movie era's biggest stars, Charlie Chaplin managed to combine comic clowning with an eye for visually emotive storytelling like no other. This new musical looks at the actor's early years in Hollywood, as well as looking back into his childhood learning his craft on the stages ...

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Dorothy – Waterloo East Theatre, London

Writer: Bryan Hodgson Directors: Jaq Bessell, Bryan Hodgson &Laura Weston Reviewer: Scott Stait   The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has filtered through popular culture and saturates the children’s fantasy world, both literature and film, and is still going strong in its 116th anniversary year. It has captured the imaginations of and transported child and adult alike to a fantastical world ...

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