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A Sockful of Custard – The Pleasance, London

Writers and Directors: Chris Larner and Jeremy Stockwell Reviewer: Maryam Philpott We are living through a particular period of comedy nostalgia, looking back at some of the UK’s finest post-war writers and performers. Earlier this year Seabright productions presented a warm tribute to Croft and Perry in Dad’s Army Radio Hour, while television has celebrated the 20thanniversary of The League of ...

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Vagabonds: My Phil Lynott Odyssey – Civic Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Robert Mountford and Chris Larner Director: Chris Larner Reviewer: Laura Marriott Cú Chullain is a traditional Irish legend, known for his beauty, warrior attributes and his incredible feats of strength. On the surface he seems to have little in common with an Irish legend of a different kind, Thin Lizzy front man Phil Lynott. The Dubliner, armed only with ...

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The Frida Kahlo Of Penge West – C Nova, Edinburgh

Writer &Director: Chris Larner Reviewer: David Doyle The Frida Kahlo Of Penge West is in many ways, the epitome of fringe theatre. It’s two women on stage making a one-woman show, which stars two actors, about Frida Kahlo. It’s absurd, funny, and highly entertaining. Ruth, an actress who currently works in a box office, moves in with a university friend, ...

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An Instinct for Kindness – Pleasance Theatre, London

Writer: Chris Larner Director: Hannah Eidinow Review: Harry Stern [rating:4.5] This piece of work is devastating. Devastatingly real and devastatingly sad. Its wit, its perception, its poetry, its gravitas and its triviality are the very stuff of humanity. All life and all death, as it were, is here. Yet at the same time it is uplifting. A simple tragedy of ...

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An Instinct for Kindness – The Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Chris Larner Director: Hannah Eidinow Reviewer: Georgina Newman [rating:5]   Actor and playwright Chris Larner is reliving the day of his good friend and former wife’s suicide on a nightly basis. Theatre is a vehicle for transportation, and he takes us back in time to that day in November 2010 when Larner, his former wife Allyson, who for decades ...

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