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Great Expectations – Richmond Theatre, Richmond

Writer: Charles Dickens Adaptor: Ken Bentley  Director: Sophie Boyce Couzens Reviewer: David Guest A beautifully atmospheric production of Great Expectations manages to draw together many strands from Charles Dickens’ original novel without once losing sight of the core characters and their story. This is a significant feat when the story has been filmed and staged so often. This Tilted Wig ...

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Larkin with Women – Esk Valley Theatre, Glaisdale

Writer: Ben Brown Director: Mark Stratton Producer: Sheila Carter Set/Lighting: Graham Kirk Costumes: Christine Wall Reviewer: Ron Simpson As well as being (according to at least one poll) the most popular English poet of his generation, Philip Larkin was an enigmatic and somewhat controversial figure. His poetry suggested that his was a withdrawn existence, sexually deprived, terrified of death. After ...

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Our Man in Havana – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Writer:  Adapted by Clive Francis from the novel by Graham Greene Director:  Amanda Knott Reviewer:  Becca Savory Fuller Jim Wormold is just a struggling vacuum cleaner salesman in Havana, until a mysterious British gentleman enters his shop.  The sharply-suited Hawthorn seems scarcely interested in vacuum cleaners, and so begins Wormold’s descent into the world of international espionage. Our Man in ...

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Partners In Crime – Queens Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Agatha Christie Adapters: Sarah Punshon &Johann Hari Composer: Alex Silverman Director: John Nicholson Musical Director: Inga Davis-Rutter Choreographer: Nancy Kettle Reviewer: Michael Gray Watch in amazement as civilisation is saved by just eight actors with a few tricks up their sleeves. Sarah Punshon and Johann Hari have based their show on an early Agatha Christie, The Secret Adversary, published ...

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Aladdin And The Magical Lamp – The North Wall, Oxford

Writer: Lizzie Hopley Music: Jack Merivale Director: Charlotte Conquest Reviewer: Tom Finch [Rating:3] Creation Theatre, one of Oxford’s best known theatre companies, are back with their ever popular Christmas shows and this year they transport us to the dark, poverty stricken slums of Peking. A rousing opening number blasts our senses and we are off on a journey of excitement ...

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St. John’s Night – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Henrik Ibsen, translated by James McFarlane Director: Anthony Biggs Reviewer: Mary Halton [rating:3] Jermyn Street Theatre always has a wonderful atmosphere about it – almost as though a professional production is being staged in your own living room, surrounded by family and friends. Unfortunately, their UK premiere of one of Ibsen’s early works and first foray into comedy does ...

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