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Hard Times – Lowry Theatre,Salford

Writer: Charles Dickens Adapted by: Deborah McAndrew Director and Composer: Conraad Nelson Reviewer: Helen Jones Charles Dicken's tenth novel, Hard Times, was first published between April and August 1854 in twenty installments in Dicken's own weekly publication Household Words. Set in a fictionalised Northern mill town, possibly based on Preston, which Dickens had recently visited, it is a view on ...

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Steel Magnolias – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Robert Harling Director: Liz Marsh Reviewer: Michael Gray Robert Harling's classic tragicomedy, set in a Southern beauty shop, is cleverly constructed for maximum effect. Joy and despair, tears and laughter, with the one-liners, ripostes and put-downs equitably shared among the six ladies. The Queen's do it proud. There's “pink plonk” for the interval, or an exclusive Pink Magnolia cocktail, ...

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Sleeping Beauty – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Nicholas Pegg Music and Lyrics: Carol Sloman Director: Matt Devitt Musical Director: Carol Sloman Choreographer: Donna Berlin Reviewer: Michael Gray There is no end of fun in Hullabaloonia, the setting for this year's spectacular Sleeping Beauty. Nicholas Pegg's script sticks close to tradition, the jokes and routines are familiar friends, but it's all done with such style and energy ...

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Two And Two Make Sex – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Author : Richard Harris and Leslie Darbon Director : Matt Devitt Reviewer: Michael Gray We're back in the Seventies – matador poster, inflatable chair, downlighters and eye-watering wallpaper. Harold Wilson in Westminster, Rodney Marsh at Wembley.And how titillating this title seemed back then – hinting at swingers, free love and the permissive society. In fact, of course, there's no sex ...

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Arabian Nights – The Library Theatre Company at The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Dominic Cooke Music: Arun Ghosh Director: Amy Leach Reviewer: Helen Jones [rating:4.5] The Library Theatre Company have once again brought their Christmas show to the Lowry and this year it is a treat for the senses.Arabian Nights is based upon the book of collated stories from South and West Asia compiled in the tenth and eleventh centuries. The production ...

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