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Happy Dave – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

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Writer: Oli Forsyth Director: Sam Carrack Reviewer: Stephen Bates Dave is contemptuous of today’s youngsters. He complains that earlier generations invented rock, punk and rave, but all we have now is the X-Factor Christmas single. Oli Forsyth’s new play begins in the 1990s when Dave was DJ at massive rave parties in open fields, until the Home Secretary, Michael Howard, ...

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No Villain – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

George Turvey and Helen Cole in No Villan at London's Old Red Lion Theatre

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Sean Turner Reviewer: Stephen Bates   It is said that the first work of all writers is, to some extent, autobiographical. Arthur Miller was the son of a Jewish New York women’s clothing manufacturer who lost everything in the Great Depression. Therefore, it should come as no great surprise that his debut play is set in ...

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