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Freddie, Ted and the Death of Joe Orton – London Theatre Workshop, London

Writer: Don Cotter Director: Ray Rackham Reviewer: Stephen Bates Mods on their Italian scooters are congregating on Brighton seafront, near to the house shared by gay couple Freddie and Ted. It is August 1966 and Radio Caroline can be heard on their portable wireless, but then Freddie switches channels to the BBC Home Service, which is broadcasting The Ruffian on ...

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Through The Mill – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer and Director: Ray Rackham Reviewer:Maryam Philpott The movie stars of the 1940s and 1950s seem impossibly glamorous to us now, framed forever in silvery black and white or glorious Technicolor, reminding us of a different era of film-making. Whatever their particular skills – be it acting, singing, dancing or all three – we know that in the studio system ...

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Iron – Old Red Lion, London

Writer: Rona Munro Director: Matt Beresford Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] “It’s a painful thing, remembering” and at times, it is a near-painful thing to watch Bold Over’s production of Rona Munro’s 2003 play Iron. The way in which director Matt Beresford tightens the screws of this psychological drama and Shuna Snow’s extraordinary performance as Fay sucks the air out of ...

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Impotent – Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: Matt Reed Director: Graham Hubbard Reviewer: Joanna Forest [rating:5] Talented new writer Matt Reed’s ‘Impotent’ is an absolute gem of a piece as a fascinating yet humorous look at the world of erectile dysfunction. The author is quoted in the programme as saying “if you can’t get either humour or poignancy from the subject matter you should have your ...

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