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Night Must Fall – Exeter Northcott Theatre

Writer: Emlyn Williams Director: Luke Sheppard Reviewer: Ben Miller-Jarvest "Everyone loves a good murder," as one character quips during the evening, but Emlyn Williams’ Night Must Fall is no cosy drawing room murder mystery, but a thriller in which there is little doubt from early on who the murderer is, and therefore the tension comes from knowing the other characters ...

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Night Must Fall – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Emlyn Williams Director: Luke Sheppard Reviewer: Paul Couch Emlyn Williams’ Night Must Fall was written in 1934 (first produced in 1935) and, at the time, must have seemed shocking to an audience with just access to embryonic cinema and television yet to arrive. By 2016, it has dated, of course, but not as much as one would expect. The ...

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Night Must Fall – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Emlyn Williams Director: Luke Sheppard Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The scene is Forest Corner, an isolated bungalow in the forest belonging to the selfish, overbearing and thoroughly unpleasant Mrs Bramson. In Forest Corner, we find a small household in which the niceties of life in the 1930s are played out, but one is immediately aware that civilisation here is the ...

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Night Must Fall – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Night Must Fall Writer: Emlyn Williams Director: Adrian Lloyd-James Reviewer: Dave Smith Emlyn Williams’ play must have been shocking in its time, featuring as it does pregnancy outside of marriage, a killer with complex psychological issues, and no easy answers. It made his name almost overnight when it opened at the Duchess Theatre in London in 1935, with Williams himself ...

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A Murder Has been Arranged – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Emlyn Williams Directors: Ian Dickens and David North Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3] The Grand’s summer season of plays, provided by Ian Dickens Productions, comes to a close with A Murder Has Been Arranged, a play written and set shortly before the Second World War in affluent society. The title might lead theatregoers to expect a classic whodunnit. Indeed, the ...

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