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Merlin – Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

The cast of Merlin at Southampton's Nuffield Theatre

Writer: Ella Hickson Director: Liam Steel Reviewer: David Jobson   Who says libraries aren't fun? This production company doesn't think so in the Nuffield's latest offering for the festive season, Merlin. Among the towering walls of bookshelves, the show is staged by a group of bespectacled, tweed-jacket-wearing librarians. An odd choice, but soon the level of imagination in Ella Hickson's ...

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The Deep Blue Sea – The Watermill, Newbury

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director:Douglas Rintoul Reviewer: David Jobson In his life Terence Rattigan had an unfortunate career as a playwright. Next to George Osborne, Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett, his plays were seen as quaint, old fashioned drawing room dramas. These days the issues he raised that were considered taboo back then have become ingrained into society. It is hard ...

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