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Cinderella – The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Andrew Pollard Director: Martin Berry Musical Director: Joshua Goodman Choreographer: Liz Marsh Reviewer: Michael Gray “Well it's good, but it's not what I'd call traditional...” proclaimed the elderly lady just along the row. She has a point. Andrew Pollard's script has more than a few novel touches. Baron Hardup has expired, leaving his wicked widow free to bully poor ...

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Sex in Suburbia – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Writers: Claire Sweeney &Mandy Muden Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer:Scott Matthewman We British have a very curious attitude to sex and sexuality. For the most part, it is not something we talk about – but when we do, it is most often with a hand over our mouths, covering a smirk, stifling an embarrassed giggle. And then there’s the other end ...

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Sex in Suburbia – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writers: Claire Sweeney and Mandy Muden Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer: James Garrington Imagine a version of the bad date scenes from Sex in the City, but with the feel of a late-night stand-up routine by the notoriously graphic Bernard Manning; that gives you some idea of what to expect from Sex in Suburbia. The show uses the idea of a ...

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Sex and the Suburbs – The Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Claire Sweeney and Mandy Muden Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer: David Sedgwick In the 1970s Liverpool football club possessed a secret weapon. If the boys from the kop were under the cosh, needing a goal from nowhere then up would step super-sub, aka local lad David Fariclough. The young kid would take to the park and inevitably rescue the team ...

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Liar, Liar – Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: EV Crowe Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Mary Halton [rating:4] Grace is a liar. But is she a bad person? EV Crowe’s Liar, Liar sets out to explore the dangers of telling the truth, but also gently probes the helpless feeling of being a teenager in a society where the worst is often presumed of you. amid the pressure to ...

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Of Mice and Men – The Watermill, Newbury

Writer: John Steinbeck Director: Douglas Rintoul Reviewer: Carol Evans [rating:4]   In Of Mice and Men, the Watermill has delivered a gritty drama that gives a powerful insight into the lonely and hopeless existence of common workpeople trying to eke out a living during the Great Depression. Set in 1930s America, its main focus is the unlikely but deep friendship ...

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