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The Importance of Being Earnest – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Director: Alastair Whatley Writer: Oscar Wilde Reviewer: Helen Tope There are few writers who can boast such a reputation as Oscar Wilde. His death in 1900, after a spectacular fall from grace, is a story so compelling it almost eclipses his impressive list of credits – almost. An Ideal Husband, Lady Windermere’s Fan, The Importance of Being Earnest takes top ...

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s – The Lyceum, Sheffield

Writer: Adapted by Richard Greenberg from the novella by Truman Capote Music: Grant Olding Director: Nikolai Foster Choreographer: Melanie Knott Reviewer: Janet Jepson The author of the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Truman Capote, is often quoted to be the godfather of celebrity culture, and as such deserves his place in posterity. Standing at only 5’3″ he was a giant of ...

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The Smallest Show on Earth – Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writers: Thom Southerland and Paul Alexander Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin Director: Thom Southerland Reviewer: Joan Phillips If you love Irving Berlin’s songs you are going to adore The Smallest Show on Earth. Packed to the brim with back-to-back Berlin hits such as Blue Skies, Always, Let Yourself Go, one song hardly finishes before the next begins. Adapted from the ...

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Latitude Festival: The Only Way Is Downton

Writer and Performer: Luke Kempner Director: Owen Lewis Reviewer: Craig Barber   The Dowager Duchess probably wouldn’t approve but there’s change afoot at Downtown Abbey. Well actually it’s the Dowager herself causing the change, about to marry a 20 year man and heading out on a wild hen party – after watching X Factor of course No, Julian Fellowes hasn’t ...

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The Only Way is Downton -Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Luke Kempner Director: Owen Lewis Reviewer: Bernie C. Byrnes This one-man show, impressively performed by its writer Luke Kempner, recreates many of the best-loved characters of Downton Abbey, plus a host of other celebrities from popular TV shows. Cultures clash and eras collide in this impression-based parody, as the cast of Downton struggle to save the estate from financial ...

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