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Caroline’s Kitchen – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Torben Betts Director: Alastair Whately Reviewer: Michael Gray Caroline Mortimer has it all. A lovely house in North London, a clever son at Cambridge, a successful, prosperous spouse. And her career: she’s the darling of Middle England, her books sell like hot cakes, and her cooking is the envy of the millions who tune in each week to Caroline’s ...

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Caroline’s Kitchen – Liverpool Everyman

Writer: Torben Betts Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin Do not be fooled by the very traditional kitchen set. This is no cosy little domestic drama. As befits a tale about a TV celebrity chef, this has teeth. Having toured the UK, including a run in London, it now has its sights set on New York. While the Americans may ...

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Lady Anna: All At Sea – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Craig Baxter Director: Colin Blumenau Reviewer: Edie Ranvier   It’s 1871. On board the SS Great Britain, bound for Australia, Anthony Trollope (Victorian England’s anticipatory answer to Philippa Gregory) is working on his thirtieth novel, Lady Anna, at a tidy rate of nine pages a day before breakfast. The story unfolds over supper as he recounts his tale to ...

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The Memory of Water – The New Vic, Newcastle-Under-Lyme

Writer: Shelagh Stephenson Director: Nikolia Foster Reviewer: Kelly-Ann Dawes The Memory of Water is a humorous and unique production. It originally won the Olivier award for best new comedy in 2000, voted UK play of the year in 2001 and was later adapted into film (Before You Go in 2002.) The Memory of Water is about three sisters being joined ...

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The Handyman – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Ronald Harwood Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Alex Ramon [rating:3.5] Belying the excessive modesty of its title, Ronald Harwood’s play The Handyman deals in Big Themes: war crimes, guilt, retribution, the nature of evil, the unknowability of others. You won’t be able to miss these themes because the characters keep stopping to announce them. A tendency towards obvious speechifying gives ...

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