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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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Dandy Dick – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Sir Arthur Wing Pinero Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Johnny Fox [rating:4] A well-known critic messaged me to “avoid Dandy Dick at all costs” … based on his experience of the Brighton opening. He wasn’t alone in condemning it, several broadsheets found it a weak and unnecessary revival, and Quentin Letts in the Daily Mail caught himself laughing ‘in spite’ ...

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