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The House on Cold Hill – Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Writer: Peter James Adapter: Shaun McKenna Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Simon Topping It’s 2019 and the Harcourt family have taken the plunge to move to a beguiling 18th-century manor house just outside Brighton, which has laid empty since the late 1980s. Ollie Harcourt (Joe McFadden - Casualty star and Strictly Come Dancing winner) has sold his advertising business in the ...

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The House on Cold Hill – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Peter James Adaptor: Shaun McKenna Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Alex Ramon Stage adaptations of the best-selling crime novels of Peter James have proved quite successful in the last few years, in touring productions with casts made up of popular, TV-familiar actors. Directed by Ian Talbot and written by James's regular adapter Shaun McKenna, The House on Cold Hill continues that ...

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The House on Cold Hill – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Shaun McKenna from the book by Peter James Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Ollie needs a new challenge. He’s sold his advertising agency for megabucks and set himself up as a web designer – albeit one who can’t set up his own wifi. He and solicitor wife Caro have used the proceeds to buy Cold Hill House, an ...

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The House on Cold Hill – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Writer: Shaun McKenna from the book by Peter James Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: James Garrington Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful things that you can do. Some moves, though, can be more stressful than others, as Ollie Harcourt and his family find out. They have bought the house of their dreams – and from being ...

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The Dame – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Katie Duncan Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: David Guest Ghosts of the past haunt a fading entertainer whose annual highlight is playing the dame in panto. As he recalls the glory days of a theatrical life now firmly in the past, the hard truths beneath the make-up are revealed in the magnificent one-man play The Dame at the Park Theatre. Performed ...

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Robin Hood – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Alan McHugh Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Maggie Constable If you are fancying a fun foray into the forest, Sherwood in fact, there is no better place to be than Milton Keynes Theatre for the next month or so. It’s time to don those green tights and join in the adventures of Robin Hood, starring family-favourite actor Shane Richie in ...

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Eugenius – The Other Palace, London

Book, Music and Lyrics: Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins Director: Ian Talbort Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Every superhero has an alter-ego, overlooked, geeky and far too human, someone who must hide their true self under capes and luminous tights. Yet we love the dichotomy that superheroes represent, how one individual can have two different sides - the ordinary versus the extraordinary, ...

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Not Dead Enough – Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton

Writer: Shaun McKenna based on the novel by Peter James Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: David Robinson Novelist Peter James’ Roy Grace detective novels have sold over eighteen million copies and been translated into numerous languages, as well as comfortably sitting for many weeks at the top of the Sunday Times bestseller list. Not Dead Enough is the third stage adaptation of ...

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