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Pygmalion – Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Jack Trott To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first performance of Bernard Shaw’s, Pygmalion, Theatre Royal Bath Productions have revived this enduring classic with a star-studded and talented cast and taken it on a national tour of the UK. Using established and well-known actors is, perhaps, needed to attract audiences as ...

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Pygmalion – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Chris Line Reviewer: Glen Pearce   In a year when there are a number of theatrical production marking the centenary of the First World War, there’s another 100 year anniversary that has perhaps gone unnoticed. Though written two years previously, 1914 saw the first performance of Pygmalion and while it has gone through various incarnations ...

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Candida – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Simon Godwin Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:3.5]   Theatre Royal Bath’s Summer 2013 Season is well underway and the second production this summer is George Bernard Shaw’s Candida. This play follows the morning, afternoon and evening of one day in the Morrell household. The Reverend James Morrell is a popular clergyman and a successful Christian Socialist ...

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Overruled – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Polina Kalinina Reviewer: Lettie Mckie [rating:3.5] Overruled is a triple bill of three short comedies by George Bernard Shaw directed by Polina Kalinina and currently being presented by The Wilmington Theatre Company at the The Old Red Lion Theatre in Angel. The first act consists of two short pieces called How he lied to her ...

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The Doctor’s Dilemma – Lyttleton Theatre, London

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Nadia Fall Reviewer: Sheila Cornelius [rating: 4] In this play, first staged in 1906, Shaw seized the opportunity to air his socialist views on private medical practice. The National Theatre’s beautifully staged revival of his minor masterpiece chimes with current issues around public health and moral choices in a time of scarce resources. A romantic ...

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Heartbreak House – Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Richard Clifford Reviewer: Steve Turner [rating: 2]   Bernard Shaw’s play was conceived in the run up to World War One and further worked upon in 1916 in the Sussex country side with the sounds of the distant guns of the Somme offensive in the background. Tonight in the Chichester Festival Theatre, nestling in the ...

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