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Death Of A Salesman – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Sarah Frankcom Reviewer: Jo Beggs If Willy Loman were living in America in 2018 he wouldn’t seem out of place. A salesman whose thirty odd years of service to capitalism has left him with nothing but a zero-hours contract and no health insurance to deal with an escalating mental health problem. He’d probably be starting to ...

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INTERVIEW: Don Warrington on Arthur Miller and Death of a Salesman

To many, actor Don Warrington is still fondly remembered for his role as Philip Smith in the classic 1970’s sitcom, Rising Damp in which he appeared alongside Leonard Rossiter and Frances de La Tour. In recent times he has attracted legions of fans for his appearances in TV programmes including Death In Paradise and Strictly Come Dancing. As a stage ...

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King Lear – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Don Warrington as King Lear

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Michael Buffong Reviewer: James Garrington This year marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and so it is almost inevitable that his works will be seen even more than usual. In particular, there seem to be an awful lot of Lears about, and alongside this production,there is another currently doing the rounds until the summer, closely ...

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King Lear – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Don Warrington as King Lear

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Michael Buffong Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin It is no surprise that this is one of many King Lear’s due to be produced in British theatre this year. King Lear remains relevant to a modern audience; watching a king split his kingdom as we sit around and debate ‘Brexit’, being at the mercy of nature and the elements ...

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NEWS: Community focus for Royal Exchange season

Community is at the heart of Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre’s Spring and Summer season, announced today [13th November]. Announced by the venue’s Artistic Director, Sarah Frankom, community, family and friendship will all be explored across the venue's stages. Highlights of the season include the return of Marianne Elliott to the venue with her critically acclaimed National Theatre co-production of Husbands ...

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Rising Damp – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Eric Chappell Director: Don Warrington Reviewer: Christopher Hong [rating:4] Rising Damp started life as a play which turned into a popular sitcom in the 1970s and was voted ITV’s most popular sitcom in a BBC poll in 2004. The play, written by Eric Chappell, has now returned with one of the original cast members Don Warrington as the director ...

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Rising Damp- Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Director: Don Warrington Writer: Eric Chappell Set and Costume Designer: Judy Reaves Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating :3] Harking back to the era referred to as the golden age of television sitcoms Rising Damp is considered a true classic. Running from 1974-79 it is ITV’s highest rated comedy of all time but nearly 40 years on how will it translate to ...

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Rising Damp – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Eric Chappell Director: Don Warrington Reviewer: Audrey Pointer [rating:4] The Comedy Theatre Company’s national tour of Rising Damp is based on the source material of a play written by Eric Chappell and first performed in 1970 entitled The Banana Box. The famous ITV sitcom ‘Rising Damp’ grew from a successful 1973 West End theatre run, which featured the incredibly ...

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