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Mother Courage and Her Children – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Bertold Brecht Director: Hannah Chissick Translator: Tony Kushner Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty   Immersing the audience in a wraparound war-camp setting from the time they enter the theatre door is highly effective - here though, it’s just another detail in a superbly thought through and well-executed play. There’s so much going on in each minute of this 185-minute play (a ...

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Windows – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: John Galsworthy Director: Geoffrey Beevers Reviewer: Richard Maguire While it may seem that we have a George Bernard Shaw revival every year in London, rarely do we see on stage any plays by his contemporary John Galsworthy. Apart from the series of novels that comprises The Forsyte Saga, televised by both the BBC and ITV, most of Galsworthy’s other works ...

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Noises Off – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Michael Frayn Director : Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer:Michael Gray Doors and trousers, boxes and sardines. The very essence of farce is distilled in Nothing On, Robin Housemonger's classic from the early 70s. Michael Frayn's no less acclaimed tribute to the genre shows us the action on opening night (The Grand, Weston-super-Mare), then from backstage at an Ashton-under-Lyne matinée, one month ...

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NEWS: All-star cast announced for Mercury Theatre’s Noises Off

Colchester’s Mercury Theatre have announced an all-star ensemble cast for Michael Frayn’s classic comedy Noises Off, which plays at the Essex venue this May as the second production in their Made in Colchester 2015 season. Directed by the Mercury’s Artistic Director Daniel Buckroyd, Noises Off is the classic theatrical farce, allowing audiences to see what really goes on behind the ...

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Variation on a Theme – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Michael Oakley Reviewer: Ian Foster It is Variation on a Theme that a young Shelagh Delaney saw and was inspired to write her iconoclastic A Taste of Honey, playing her own part in shaking up a British theatre scene that had Terence Rattigan as a fusty figurehead and while her play went on to become a ...

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