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Deny, Deny, Deny – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Jonathan Maitland Director: Brendan O’Hea Reviewer: Stephen Bates Jonathan Maitland is making quite a name for himself as a dramatist unafraid to take on tricky topical subjects. Following his play An Audience With Jimmy Saville, he turns his attentions to cheating in Athletics, asking whether it is worth crossing ethical lines in order to cross winning lines. We are ...

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Flare Path – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Claire Andreadis,William Reay,Jamie Hogarth and Audrey Palmer in the 2016 National tour of Flare Path

Writer: Terrence Rattigan Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman Written in 1941, Terence Rattigan’s Flare Path premiered in August 1942 at the Apollo Theatre, London. Initially rejected by producers, who believed the British public wouldn’t wish to see a play about the war, it was a critical and commercial success and was revived in the West End in 2011. ...

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Flare Path – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Hedydd Dylan and Daniel Fraser in the 2016 tour of Flare Path credit Jack Ladenburg

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Dan English   It is a love triangle amidthe bombing raids of World War Two as the frustrating Flare Path reaches Dartford’s Orchard Theatre. Terence Rattigan’s script sees husband and wife Teddy (Daniel Fraser) and Patricia (Hedydd Dylan) stay at the Falcon Hotel where they are joined by Hollywood actor Peter Kyle (Lynden ...

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INTERVIEW: Graham Seed taking Flare Path on the road

Graham Seed

Those blessed with a long memory will remember actor Graham Seed from his short stint as upper-class buffoon Charlie Mycroft in Crossroads in the late 80s but he will be best remembered as series regular Nigel Pargetter in The Archers. However, a veteran also of the stage, Seed is now touring in Terence Rattigan’s Flare Path.Glen Pearce spoke to him ...

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Flare Path – Oxford Playhouse

Claire Andreadis,William Reay,Jamie Hogarth and Audrey Palmer in the 2016 National tour of Flare Path

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   In every programme biography of Terence Rattigan, there is a paragraph or two on how his star fell from grace in the 1950s with the arrival of Beckett, Brecht and most importantly, John Osborne’s Look Back In Anger. One imagines that in 50 years’ time, the same biographies will refer ...

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Flare Path – Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Flare Path 2016 tour

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Jo Payne Flare Path is one of those rare productions which requires only one location – the residents’ lounge of the Falcon Hotel in Milchester, Lincolnshire – to effortlessly lure the audience into its time period and the lives of its characters. Some, particularly the Countess, Doris (Claire Andreadis), feel more like friends ...

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Bring Up The Bodies – Aldwych Theatre, London

Writers: Hilary Mantel, Mike Poulton Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Sequels are tricky things to get right. Whether we’re talking books, films, plays or event the difficult second album. Hilary Mantel clearly struck a winning formula when writing Bring Up The Bodies, winning a Booker prize to add to the one already on the shelf from Wolf Hall. Adapted, ...

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Wolf Hall – Aldwych Theatre, London

Writers: Hilary Mantel, Mike Poulton Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Up the street from the Aldwych theatre, in Covent Garden, there’s often a street performer dressed as, and acting like, Charlie Chaplin. He’s good too, funny and sweet like the character in The Tramp. He has a bamboo cane and everything. However, given the historical weight of Chaplin and ...

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