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The Crucible – Storyhouse, Chester

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Geraldine Alexander Reviewer: Taylor Simmons  The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s 1953 play set in Salem Massachusetts, tells the story of the 1692 Salem Witch trials.  Embedded in its original 17th-century setting, the realities of Puritan society are realised in Storyhouse's latest production and, with it, the atmosphere of a claustrophobic paranoid fractured community. Geraldine Alexander’s vision is ...

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Maurice’s Jubilee – Oxford Playhouse, Oxford

Writer: Nichola McAuliffe Director: Hannah Eidinow Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating: 3.5]   At first glance this tale of a terminally ill pensioner, hanging on to his dream of meeting the Queen again after 60 years, sounds a bit dull and depressing, but, with the excellent Nichola McAuliffe at the helm, is this play a hidden gem, with wit and heart ...

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