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The Perfect Murder – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Peter James Adapted for stage by Shaun McKenna Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Barbara Michaels   What makes the perfect murder? To tell would give away the plot of this comedy thriller adapted from Peter James’ best-selling novel of that title. Transferring the page to the stage is no easy task but can work brilliantly. Unfortunately, despite the shock-horror impact ...

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The Perfect Murder – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Writer: Peter James Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Pete Benson Peter James is a British writer of Crime fiction. His Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series is an international best seller. He holds the distinction as the first author ever to publish an electronic novel. James is no stranger to Film and television but A Perfect Murder is his first foray into ...

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The Perfect Murder – Grand Opera House, York

Writer: Peter James, adapted by Shaun McKenna Music: Laura Tisdall Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent At the very top of The Perfect Murder we meet Victor Smiley (Robert Daws) who tells us, in no uncertain terms that he plans to kill his wife. He is then joined by a prostitute, his lover Kamila Walcak (Simona Armstrong) with whom he ...

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Volcano – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Jenni Dixon [Rating: 3]   Despite being written back in 1956, Volcano was never performed in Coward’s lifetime, until now. Adela Shelly (Jenny Seagrove) runs a banana plantation on the side of a volcano mountain on a Caribbean island. Her husband died some years ago and she is left to quietly tend her ...

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Volcano – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:3] Noel Coward wrote Volcano in 1956 but it has never been performed before this touring production. So, is Volcano a fiery play, full of passion and wit, worthy of its name or a rather damp squib of a play that disappoints? The play tells a tale of adultery and betrayal, ...

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Volcano- Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Steve Turner [Rating:4] Set in the fictional island paradise of Samolo, against the backdrop of the volcano of the title, Coward’s play, unperformed during his lifetime, is a departure from his more light hearted society plays. Drawing his inspiration from his real life tropical paradise in Jamaica and basing the characters on his ...

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