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Better Off Dead – SJT, Scarborough

Writer & Director: Alan Ayckbourn Designer: Michael Holt Reviewer: Ron Simpson Better Off Dead is one of those puzzling Alan Ayckbourn plays that leave one wishing for a second viewing to work out where exactly the focus lies and how seriously to take the proceedings – not that a second viewing would be any hardship, the play is unfailingly entertaining ...

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The Woman in Black – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writer: Stephen Mallatratt from Susan Hill’s novel Director: Robin Herford Designers: Michael Holt, Ric Mountjoy (lighting), Gareth Owen (sound) Reviewer: Ron Simpson In 1987 Robin Herford, temporarily in charge of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough during Alan Ayckbourn’s stint at the National Theatre, commissioned a low-cost ghost story adaptation from Stephen Mallatratt to play in the company’s tiny Studio ...

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Versailles – Donmar Warehouse, London

Writer/Director: Peter Gill Reviewer: Alex Ramon The last play to be directed by Peter Gill at the Donmar was Robert Holman’s Making Noise Quietly, a triptych of war-themed, decades-spanning mini-dramas. Now, in this 100 year anniversary of the outbreak of WWI, with a multitude of books, docs and revivals centering on the conflict, Gill returns to the subject of war ...

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Candida – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Simon Godwin Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:3.5]   Theatre Royal Bath’s Summer 2013 Season is well underway and the second production this summer is George Bernard Shaw’s Candida. This play follows the morning, afternoon and evening of one day in the Morrell household. The Reverend James Morrell is a popular clergyman and a successful Christian Socialist ...

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