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A Pupil – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Jesse Briton Director: Jessica Daniels Reviewer: Stephen Bates Can greatness be taught? A Pupil, Jesse Briton’s new 90-minute one-act play, an all-female four-hander, poses that question, asking also whether talent can thrive without discipline and whether discipline, in turn, will suffocate talent. Ye is a gifted violinist of Chinese origin, who is disabled and confined to a wheelchair as ...

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The Wunderkammer – The Vaults, London

Performers: Do Not Adjust Your Stage (DNAYS) Reviewer: Tom Finch There’s a neat idea in DNAYS’The Wunderkammer. An expert speaker gives a speech on their area of specialist knowledge akin to a TED Talk. The troupe of improvisers then create a piece based on that talk. At this one-off show in The Vaults this structure was repeated twice, first with ...

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I’m sorry I haven’t a Clue – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Producer: Jon Naismith Reviewer: Abbie Rippon   What could be better than half an hour curled up on the sofa with a cup of tea listening and giggling along to your favourite Radio 4 panel show? How about watching two glorious hours of said show live, in one of the top north-west theatres, surrounded by like-minded people laughing along with ...

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I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue – St Georges Hall, Bradford

Reviewer: Sue Collier On joining a packed Bradford audience one feels fairly confident that this jolly crowd have several characteristics in common, namely, they are likely to be avid BBC Radio 4 listeners, are anticipating a delightful evening of feel-good comedy daftness and have a willingness to join in the ensuing fun. I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue (ISIHAC), BBC ...

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I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue: Live on Stage – Sunderland Empire

Reviewer: Mark Clegg I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue has been a staple of BBC Radio Four’s schedules for over forty years and its massive popularity shows no signs of waning. With a basic panel game format, ‘Clue’ (as it’s known to its many fans) is simply a springboard for improvisational comedy and general silliness. The easiest way to describe ...

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Dombey and Son – The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Book: Charles Dickens Music: Colin Sell Director: Sue Colverd Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:2.5] “What is money after all?” Charles Dicken’s Dombey and Son was originally published as a series of monthly parts from 1846 to 1848, which manages to fill around 600 pages of the original novel. Marking the 200th anniversary of the authors birth, Stroud based Red Dog Theatre ...

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