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The Entertainer – Opera House, Manchester

Director: Sean O’Connor Writer: John Osborne Reviewer: Andrea Allen Performed to rave reviews on its opening night in 1957, Sean O’Connor’s 21st Century revival of ‘angry young man’ John Osborne’s play, unfortunately, doesn’t live up to the same acclaim. In the correct hands, The Entertainer might be a timely choice for 2019, a year marred with political uncertainty, economic turbulence ...

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The Entertainer – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: John Osborne Director: Sean O’Connor Reviewer: James Garrington The country is in turmoil. The people are divided, with strong views on both sides of the argument. Parliament is split with some fervent and vocal opposition to the Government’s plans. The Rice household is equally divided – Billy Rice gets all of his news from The Sun and rants constantly ...

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The Entertainer – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: John Osborne Director: Sean O’Connor Reviewer: Kelyn Luther This production of The Entertainer, John Osborne’s play about Archie Rice, a faded vaudevillian dodging the taxman and dodging the reality of his son fighting in Suez, is the first to update the play’s setting. Director Sean O’Connor has set the play in 1982, during the Falklands war. Rather than Archie ...

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The Entertainer – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: John Osborne Director: Sean O’Connor Reviewer: Maggie Constable Milton Keynes Theatre this week entertains us with an updated version of John Osborne’s classic play, The Entertainer, starring Shane Richie. Audiences will not be disappointed. Originally set at the time of the Suez crisis, we now find ourselves transported to the early 80s, the backdrop this time being the Falklands ...

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I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical – Live at Zedel, London

Composer: Alexander Bermange Director: Paul Foster Reviewer: Maryam Philpott There’s nothing more exciting than a night at the theatre; whether you go all the time or once in a while, as the curtain rises we love to lose ourselves in completely new worlds. But sometimes the backstage world of diva tantrums, understudy sabotage and cruel directors can be just as ...

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Son of a Preacher Man – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

A woman leans over a man bent backwards over a table

Book: Warner Brown Director and Choreographer: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: Selwyn Knight In the London of the Swinging 60s, we’re told, there was a legendary record shop. The shop was a magnet for the in-crowd, and the owner discovered he had a talent as an Agony Uncle, dispensing relationship advice even as he advised on the best of the latest ...

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The Rocky Horror Show – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book, Music &Lyrics: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys 1973 may be remembered for many things: the year VAT was introduced; Britain joined the EEC; the three day week came into force; Princess Anne married Captain Mark Phillips and a young, out of work New Zealand actor wrote The Rocky Horror Show. Richard O’Brien’s groundbreaking work represented a ...

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The Rocky Horror Show – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Richard O’Brien Music and Lyrics: Richard O’Brian and Richard Hartley Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer:Natasha Hegarty “Dirty, sexy and absolutely stunning” The Rocky Horror Show needs no introduction – sex, suspenders and a storyline that is completely ridiculous, but this current touring version is utterly stunning in more ways than one. The longevity of this show means things could end ...

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