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The Verdict – Darlington Hippodrome

Based on the book by Barry Reed Adapted for the stage by Margaret May Hobbs Director: Michael Lunney Reviewer: Mark Clegg Based on Barry Reed’s 1980 best-selling novel, this newly adapted version of The Verdict is the first time the story has been dramatized since the 1982 Paul Newman-starring movie. Featuring a failing, drunken lawyer finding a new lease of ...

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The Verdict – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Margaret May Hobbs from the book by Barry Reed Director: Michael Lunney Reviewer: James Garrington Although originally written as a book, The Verdict is perhaps best known as a film starring Paul Newman and James Mason. David Mamet’s Oscar-nominated screenplay was adapted from a novel by Barry Reed – a novel which has now been adapted for the stage, ...

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Shadowlands – Exeter Northcott

Shadowlands cast sat around a table having tea

Writer: William Nicholson Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer:Kelyn Luther Shadowlands, adapted for film in 1993 starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger, is based on C.S Lewis’ (Stephen Boxer) relationship with Joy Gresham (Amanda Ryan), an intellectual woman 17 years younger. When she becomes terminally ill, Lewis’ firm ideals of the purpose of suffering and the nature of God are challenged. The ...

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Shadowlands – New Theatre, Cardiff

Shadowlands cast sat around a table having tea

Writer: William Nicholson Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Emily Garside Shadowlands is a two-tier play. On one hand, it is a story of love found later in life and the meeting of minds and hearts. On the other, it is a reflection on the nature of God, faith and theology. Both are engaging to watch, and fascinating to think about. However, ...

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Shadowlands – Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Shadowlands cast sat around a table having tea

Writer: William Nicholson Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Joan Phillips Set in post-war Oxford, Shadowlands follows the relationship between Joy Gresham, an American poet, and C S Lewis, the academic and celebrated author of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Chronicles of Narnia series of books. The confirmed bachelor, Lewis lives with his brother, Warnie, at a home on ...

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Shadowlands – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Shadowlands cast sat around a table having tea

Writer: William Nicholson Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Laura-Jane Bateman In 1952, writer and Oxford fellow C. S. Lewis met Joy Gresham, an American poet with whom he had been corresponding for several years. William Nicholson’s play Shadowlands, adapted by the author in 1989 from his 1985 television film of the same name, chronicles the true story of the couple’s eight-year ...

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Shadowlands – CAST, Doncaster

Shadowlands cast sat around a table having tea

Writer: William Nicholson Director: Alastair Whatley Designers: Anne-Marie Woodley, Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Ron Simpson It is over 30 years since William Nicholson’s play Shadowlands appeared on television, with stage and major film adaptations to follow in the next 10 years. This new tour by Birdsong Productions holds no surprises, but still emerges as a solid, emotionally and intellectually honest piece ...

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Shadowlands– Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Shadowlands cast sat around a table having tea

Writer: William Nicholson Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Jo Payne Based on some true events and with the surrounding circumstances imagined by writer, William Nicholson, Shadowlands tells the story of beloved author C.S. Lewis in his later years. Known to his friends as Jack, Lewis is a bachelor who is invited to tea by a fan with whom he has been ...

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