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The Chalk Garden – Chichester Festival Theatre

Writer: Enid Bagnold Director: Alan Strachan Reviewer: Steve Turner It’s a rare treat to find a work with such substantial central roles for three generations of women. Rarer still to find them played with such dexterity and passion as they are here. Enid Bagnold’s celebrated, but perhaps underperformed tale of the matriarchal Mrs St Maugham, her granddaughter Laurel and the intriguing ...

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The Graduate, New Theatre – Cardiff

Writer: Charles Webb Stage Adaptation: Terry Johnson Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Barbara Michaels The sexual mores of the Sixties are the background for The Graduate.  Laughable as they may seem in some respects to the youth of today, seen against the sexual culture of the time they have their place in social history.  Despite this, it is almost impossible to ...

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The Graduate – Festival Theatre, Malvern

A Young Man looks at a middle aged woman on a bed in her underwear

Writer: Terry Johnson adapted from the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Geoff Mill Terry Johnson’s adaptation draws on both the novel and the screenplay to offer us a slick, funny but oddly superficial version of The Graduate. Those who have watched the film, starring Dustin Hoffman as the ...

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The Graduate – Curve, Leicester

A Young Man looks at a middle aged woman on a bed in her underwear

Writer: Terry Johnson adapted from the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman Originally a novel by Charles Webb, published in 1963, The Graduate is perhaps best known as the 1967 film starring Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman. Curve’s co-production with West Yorkshire Playhouse follows the trend ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Nick Bagnall Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin This play is where Shakespeare meets pantomime. It is a blend of high farce, brooding villains, and star-crossed, not to mention, double-crossed lovers. Nick Bagnall uses the enormous space of the new Everyman stage to swirl the action from a mood of high-camp comedy to dark and edgy. Occasionally our players ...

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NEWS: Cynthia Erivo cast as Puck in Everyman’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

It has been announced this afternoon that prior to her reprising her rôle in the Menier Chocolate Factory production of The Colour Purple on Broadway, Cynthia Erivo will take on the rôle of Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Liverpool's Everyman Theatre from March 21st to April 18th. The production will be the first production for the Everyman's new ...

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