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Billy Bishop Goes to War – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: John Gray with Eric Peterson Director: Jimmy Walters Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Of all the plays being revived to mark the centenary of the World War I Armistice, a not unsurprising number have focussed on the lives of soldiers in the trenches. But April 1918also saw the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force: so Jermyn Street ...

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Cat on a Hot tin Roof, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: James Dacre Reviewer: Abbie Rippon   Set in Mississippi in the 1950s, Tennessee Williams’ classic is a two and a half hour exposure of the familial feuds, relationships and the truths and lies between the Pollitt family as they gather to celebrate the family patriarch, Big Daddy’s, 65th birthday. The writing is highly concentrated in order ...

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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: James Dacre Reviewer: Kevin Evans First performed in 1955 and prestigious winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, is widely regarded as Tennessee Williams’ finest play; indeed many might say it is one of the best of the 20th Century. It tells the story of the strife within a Mississippi ...

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NEWS: Seth Numrich joins Kim Cattrall in Sweet Bird of Youth

Producers have announced that acclaimed Broadway actor Seth Numrich will be joining Kim Cattrall in Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth at The Old Vic. Directed by Marianne Elliott the play will open at The Old Vic on 12 June (with previews from 1 June) Numrich most recently starred in the celebrated Broadway production of Golden Boy and the original ...

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