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Orson’s Shadow – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Austin Pendleton Director: Alice Hamilton Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty   Forget for a moment that you know, as a very knowledgeable theatre-goer, that the three people in question here are some of the most important names in performing arts of the 20th century (arguments in the comments section please). Come to this as a naïf expecting a play about a ...

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Love’s Labours Won: RSC Live Broadcast – Gala Theatre, Durham

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Anna Ambelez Love’s Labour’s Won or Much Ado about Nothing, is a tale of two pairs of lovers, one pair maligned and the other pushed together by friends. Claudio (Tunji Kasim) in love with Hero (Flora Spencer-Longhurst), rejects her at the altar, accusing her of infidelity, having been duped into believing it. While ...

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Love’s Labour’s Lost: RSC Live Broadcast – Gala Theatre, Durham

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Anna Ambelez Reality versus fantasy, love, desire, reckoning and rationalization. These are themes in Love’s Labour’s Lost. Ferdinand King of Navarre (Sam Alexander) and his three companions, Berowne (Edward Bennett), Dumaine (Tunji Kasim) and Longaville (William Belchambers) vow to forsake the company of women for three years in order to study and fast. ...

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The School for Scandal – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Richard Brinsley Sheridan Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:4] This first production of this year’s new Summer Season at the Theatre Royal, Bath is Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s, The School for Scandal. Sheridan’s witty and sharp reflection on 18th century social life is delivered to near perfection in this traditional revival, directed by Jamie Lloyd. A classic British comedy ...

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