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Peter James’ The Perfect Murder – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Shaun McKenna from the novel by Peter James Director: Ian Talbot Designer: Michael Holt Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Crime is the most popular genre of fiction in the UK and Peter James is one of its foremost proponents: frequently inhabiting the best-seller lists, selling 5 million copies of his novels in the UK alone and 13 million copies worldwide. His ...

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Afraid of the Dark – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Writer: Anonymous Music: Ennis Thompson Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Mary Halton [rating:3.5] Promising spine-tingling horror and even issuing a warning for those of a nervous disposition, Afraid of the Dark goes far to set itself up as a truly chilling evening. What arrives on stage emulates the B movies of its plot very effectively, but audiences can be forgiven for ...

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Third Finger Left Hand – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer: Dermot Canavan Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family. The bond between siblings can be a powerful thing whether cleaving together or pulling apart and based on the richly complex story of his own sisters, Dermot Canavan’s Third Finger, Left Hand explores the memories of life lived together ...

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CD REVIEW: Lend Me A Tenor – Original London Cast Recording

Book and lyrics: Peter Sham Music: Brad Carroll Producer: Stewart Mackintosh and Paul Gemignani Reviewer: Jonathan Baz [rating:5] Lend Me A Tenor is a deliciously silly story that makes for a wonderful CD recording. The London premiere of this production was sadly short-lived which did not do justice to the multi-faceted talent that the show presented. Set in Cleveland, Ohio, ...

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Doctor in the House – The Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Writer: Richard Gordon &Ted Wills Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Steph Rowe [rating:2.5] Doctor in the House was originally written in book form and later adapted for the screen by film producer Betty Box. It was quite by accident that she came across the book needing something to occupy her on a tedious train journey that she picked up a copy ...

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