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BOOK REVIEW: The National Theatre Story

Author: Daniel Rosenthal Publisher: Oberon Books Reviewer: John Roberts Upon first encountering Daniel Rosenthal’s The National Theatre Story you would be forgiven for taking in a deep inhale of breath, for here is one mighty large book at just under 1000 pages without footnotes (these are provided as a separate and also rather long but equally fascinating additional download.) However ...

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History – Theatre Upstairs, Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer/Director: Grace Dyas Reviewer: Monica Insinga History is the perfect play to end the year of the centenary of the Irish Lockout, as it is a call for action. With this play that premiered this week at Project Arts Centre and ends its first run tonight, THEATREclub completes its trilogy about Ireland, that started with Heroin (2010, winner of the ...

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Michael Portillo – Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:5]   A capacity audience enthusiastically greeted Michael Portillo at the Connaught Theatre, Worthing. Standing alone in front of a backcloth of apolitical rain-forest green, he entertained for nearly an hour before taking questions. Easily audible, although punctuated by occasional clunks from the microphone, he introduced himself as one of those people who “has an enormous future ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Great Moments in Theatre – Benedict Nightingale

Publisher: Oberon Books Reviewer: Emily Pearce Benedict Nightingale is a theatre reviewer and the ex chief critic for The Times. In his charming and informative book, ‘Great Moments in Theatre’, he has compiled and reviewed moments from the great performances that have either changed the course of theatrical history or exhilarated and inspired audiences. Although it may be assumed that ...

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Horrible Histories: The Terrible Tudors – Sheffield Lyceum

Writer: Terry Deary Director: Phil Clarke Reviewer: Tony Oliver [Rating:4] The Birmingham Stage Company are performing two shows on their tour at the magnificent Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield; The Vile Victorians and the Terrible Tudors. In the Blue Peter Book Awards 2001 and 2002 Terry Deary won “Best Knowledge Book of All Time” for his books on the Rotten Romans ...

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