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Hell Yes I’m Tough Enough – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Ben Alderton Director: Roland Reynolds Reviewer: Stephen Bates If anyone seeks to prove that British politics are broken, surely there is enough evidence in the present day, without having to delve into history to find more. However, writer Ben Alderton seems to think otherwise with his new play, a crude and obvious satire that is four years past its ...

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I Have Been Here Before – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: J. B. Priestley Director: Anthony Biggs Reviewer: Jon Wainwright A Yorkshire pub is the down-to-earth setting for J. B. Priestley's remarkable play about interdependence within society and the power of the human imagination to challenge fate. It's perfectly natural for strangers to meet at an inn, but not so common for life-changing and dramatic events to emerge from the ...

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Lady Anna: All At Sea – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Craig Baxter Director: Colin Blumenau Reviewer: Edie Ranvier   It’s 1871. On board the SS Great Britain, bound for Australia, Anthony Trollope (Victorian England’s anticipatory answer to Philippa Gregory) is working on his thirtieth novel, Lady Anna, at a tidy rate of nine pages a day before breakfast. The story unfolds over supper as he recounts his tale to ...

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Twelve Angry Men – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Reginald Rose Director: Christopher Haydon Designer: Michael Pavelka Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Reginald Rose's enduring 1950s classic Twelve Angry Men still has the power to enthrall 70 years on. Now touring the UK, fresh on the heels of an extended run in the West End. The play follows the deliberations of an all-male, all-white jury in the (at first glance) ...

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Twelve Angry Men – Grand Opera House, York

Writer: Reginald Rose Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: Audrey Pointer Better known as a 1957 film starring Henry Fonda (and the only film Fonda ever produced), Twelve Angry Men began its life as a play filmed live for US TV. It was written by Reginald Rose, and it won him an Emmy award - the first of three in Rose’s career. ...

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Twelve Angry Men – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Reginald Rose Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Set in the 1950s, Twelve Angry Men follows the deliberations of a jury at the trial of a delinquent 16 year old. He is being tried for the murder of his father. The play exposes the assumptions, prejudices and emotions of the jurists locked in a room in New York on ...

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