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Pygmalion – The Grand Theatre, Leeds

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Holly Spanner Don’t recognise the name? Perhaps you’ll recognise the story. Pygmalion is one of George Bernard Shaw’s most popular plays, first staged in 1912 (originally subtitled A Romance in Five Acts). Aristocrat and phonetics expert Professor Henry Higgins makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can transform Cockney ...

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Pygmalion – Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Jack Trott To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first performance of Bernard Shaw’s, Pygmalion, Theatre Royal Bath Productions have revived this enduring classic with a star-studded and talented cast and taken it on a national tour of the UK. Using established and well-known actors is, perhaps, needed to attract audiences as ...

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NEWS: Kendal, Piggot-Smith & Steadman helm Theatre Royal Bath’s new season

The Theatre Royal Bath is delighted to announce its 2014 Summer Season, comprising four productions and starring Clare Higgins, Tim Pigott-Smith, Alison Steadman and Felicity Kendal. Beginning on 18th June with Edward Albee’s WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, the season continues with KAFKA’S DICK by Alan Bennett, followed by THERESE RAQUIN by Emile Zola, and concludes on 6th September with ...

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Daytona – The HOUSE, Birmingham Rep

Writer: Oliver Cotton Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:5] It’s winter, 1986. On entering the theatre one is struck by Ben Stones’ detailed set, the lounge of a Brooklyn apartment, which evokes the era with its massive video recorder and stereo record player. This is the home of respectable semi-retired accountant Joe Zimmerman (Harry Shearer) and his wife Elli ...

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The American Plan – St James Theatre, London

Writer: Richard Greenberg Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Georgina Newman [rating:4] First produced and performed in 1990, US playwright Richard Greenberg’s The American Plan has now transferred from The Ustinov Studio at the Theatre Royal Bath (its British premiere) to London’s St James Theatre. Set against the green expanse of the Catskill Mountains in the state of New York circa 1960, ...

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