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Spamalot – Playhouse Theatre, London

Book, lyrics and music: Eric Idle Composer: John du Prez Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Lucy Thackray [rating:3] Spamalot, the ‘lovingly ripped off’ version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (that’s the programme, not me) is a very clever money-spinning exercise – with one sixth of the Python team, Eric Idle, taking all their much-loved silliness, catchphrases and iconic scenes ...

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Blue / Orange – The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Joe Penhall Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4] What colour is an orange? If you believe it is blue, does that mean you have a mental illness? Premiered at the National Theatre in 2000, Joe Penhall’s play boldly explores attitudes and issues around mental health and racism, encouraging the audience to consider their own views, preconceptions and prejudices. ...

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Blue/Orange – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Writer: Joe Penhall Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:4.5] In 2011 Ambassador Theatre Group set up Theatre Royal Brighton Productions, with Christopher Luscombe at the helm, director of numerous productions including The Madness of King George III, The Rocky Horror Show and Spamalot to name but a few. Its aim was to produce three plays in 2012, each beginning ...

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Dandy Dick – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Arthur Wing Pinero Composer: Nigel Hess Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:3] Dandy Dick, Arthur Wing Pinero’s 1887 horse racing farce, revived in a new 2012 Theatre Royal Brighton production, gallops into another leg of its national tour at the Manchester Opera House. Starring Nicholas Le Prevost and Patricia Hodge, this racing jargon packed comedy, especially in Act ...

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Dandy Dick – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, adapted by Christopher Luscombe Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4] Sir Arthur Wing Pinero was a contemporary of both Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, though is rather less well remembered. Although he wrote serious plays, The Second Mrs Tanqueray being an example, he is perhaps best remembered for elevating farce to respectability; it ...

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