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Wait Until Dark – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford.

Writer: Frederick Knott Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Bill Avenell The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford has a deserved reputation for quality productions but unfortunately, this touring production from The Original Theatre Company falls short of its usual high standards in this revival of Frederick Knott’s 1966 thriller. Some of the blame lies with the choice of play which has dated ...

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Murder for Two – The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor

Murder For Two at The Watermill Newbury

Book, Music and Lyrics: Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair Director: Luke Shepherd Review: David Jobson   This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Watermill Theatre, and to start off this special year the venue is once again delving into a genre that they’ve come to specialise in. The small-scale musical where the cast play both actor and musician. This ...

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The Talented Mr Ripley – New Diorama, London

Writer: Patricia Highsmith (adapted by Mark Leipacher) Director: Mark Leipacher Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   We have all dreamt of being someone else, trying a new life even just for a day. But what if you really could masquerade as that person, not exactly become them but pass yourself off as them in a canny impersonation. Suddenly the idea seems a ...

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So Great A Crime – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: David Gooderson Director: David Gooderson Reviewer: Andy Moseley [rating:2.5] There are some titles tailor-made for reviewers who want to disparage a play. So Great a Crime invites comments that the biggest crime is the play being produced. This is not the case with David Gooderson’s new play, but it still falls a long way short of what could have ...

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