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Murder for Two – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Book: Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair Music: Joe Kinosian Lyrics: Kellen Blair  Director: Luke Sheppard Reviewer: James Garrington The tale of the country-house murder has been around for a long time, and Murder for Two is another incarnation of the concept, but with a few twists along the way. It’s the same basic concept, though, and builds on the sort of thing ...

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Swansong – The Lowry, Salford

Two men, two women adrift on a swan pedalo

Writer: Sadie Spencer and Tom Black Director: George Chilcott Reviewer: Jo Beggs Steven, Claire, Andy and Bobby are the last survivors in a globally warmed and flooded world. Adrift on a swan-shaped pedalo, the four strangers start to make plans for their post-apocalyptic world.  Of course, they’re not exactly the people you’d hope to be stranded with at the end ...

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Murder for Two – The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor

Murder For Two at The Watermill Newbury

Book, Music and Lyrics: Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair Director: Luke Shepherd Review: David Jobson   This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Watermill Theatre, and to start off this special year the venue is once again delving into a genre that they’ve come to specialise in. The small-scale musical where the cast play both actor and musician. This ...

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Arcadia – Aylesbury Waterside

Writer: Tom Stoppard Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Tom Stoppard’s most popular play came fourth in a recent English Touring Theatre poll to find the nation’s most famous play, so it unsurprising to see the company touring this revival. Set in a Derbyshire stately home, action starts in the early 19th Century, with the precocious 13-year-old Thomasina (Dakota Blue ...

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