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The Pitmen Painters – New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme

Writer: Lee Hall Director: Gwenda Hughes Reviewer: Carol Lovatt An association between pitmen and painters does not automatically spring to mind, well, not painting as in artistic pursuit, as in creatively applying paint to canvas, but The Pitmen Painters currently in residence at the New Vic Theatre challenges the misconception as it tells the story of a group of pre-war ...

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Blue Remembered Hills – The Derby Theatre

Writer: Dennis Potter Director: Psyche Stott Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4] Dennis Potter is perhaps is most famous, notorious even, for the television series he wrote, and which were broadcast in the 1970s and 80s. Many people will remember The Singing Detective, and Pennies from Heaven. Also famously broadcast were Blackeyes and Lipstick on your Collar. Much of Potter’s work has ...

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Blue Remembered Hills – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Dennis Potter Director: Psyche Stott Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4.5] You’d be forgiven for going with Beatrix if someone started talking about a story about children written by someone called Potter. But Blue Remembered Hills is the work of Dennis Potter, an altogether different proposition and indeed, Squirrel Nutkin would fear for his life even more than usual if he ...

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Blue Remembered Hills –Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Dennis Potter Director: Psyche Stott Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe [rating:5] For such a small piece of writing Dennis Potters ‘Blue Remembered Hills’ is one of the most dramatic pieces of theatre ever written. The story of lost childhood through tragedy as told through the eyes of a group of seven year olds, must make each and every person in the ...

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Blue Remembered Hills – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: Dennis Potter Director: Psyche Stott Reviewer: Michael Hunter [Rating:4] Ahh, the memories of youth, the playful banter and the hope inside of hearts of freedom. A world of imagination, expression and thought. Dennis potter, the late acclaimed writer, certainly knew how to sum it all up and how to present a fantastic in-depth landscape of humanity. With Blue Remembered ...

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Alf Ramsey Knew My Grandfather- Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writers: Trevor Wood, Ed Waugh Director: Mark Wingett Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes [rating:4.5] What a wonderful piece of theatre, excellently acted by just six men. Playing to a half empty theatre, the people of Darlington missed out on a theatrical treat. Alf Ramsey tells the tale of West Auckland FC who were mistakenly invited to go to Turin in 1909 and ...

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Close The Coalhouse Door – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Alan Plater with additional material by Lee Hall, Based on stories by Sid Chaplin Music: Alex Glasgow Director: Samuel West Musical arrangement and direction: Sam Kenyon Reviewer: Paul Thurtle [rating:4.5]   Lee Hall (Billy Elliot and The Pitmen Painters) provides the additional material for this revival of Alan Plater’s 1968 musical play about the struggles of the mining union ...

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