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Rough Crossing – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Writer: Tom Stoppard Director: Rachel Kavanaugh Reviewer: Dave Smith It is entirely possible that somewhere deep within Rough Crossing there’s actually a work of genius still just waiting to be unearthed by the right director and the right cast. This can’t be entirely ruled out as a theory because Tom Stoppard has, of course, written some of the finest British plays ...

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Rough Crossing – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Tom Stoppard Director: Rachel Kavanaugh Reviewer: Kelyn Luther Rough Crossing is freely adapted from Ferenc Molnar’s The Play at The Castle, previously adapted by PG Wodehouse. However, Stoppard’s take is somewhat closer to that of Noël Coward. Set on a cruise liner in the thirties, playwright Turai (John Partridge) is working on his new play, but is forced to ...

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Rough Crossing – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Tom Stoppard Director: Rachel Kavanaugh Reviewer: Steve Turner Set on a transatlantic liner during the 1930s, Rough Crossing is the story of the attempt by two playwrights to get their new work ready for Broadway. Given that it’s a four-day crossing and they don’t have a satisfactory ending, the beginning still needs knocking into shape and they haven’t got ...

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Aladdin – Richmond Theatre

Writers: Jonathan Kiley and Alan McHugh Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer: David Guest Biggins is back! That simple statement should be enough to tempt panto fans young and old into cleaning their magic carpets and flying off to Richmond Theatre for what must be one of the slickest, funniest and brassiest seasonal shows this year. Just when we feared the doyen ...

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Noel Coward’s Christmas Spirits – St James Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Nick Hutchinson Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Christmas is almost upon us and many will be spending it in the traditional manner – eating excessively before slumping in front of the television to watch the Queen’s speech and a festive (meaning catastrophic) episode of Eastenders. Imagine though that you could spend the day in another way, maybe even ...

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Closer Than Ever – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Music: David Shire Lyrics: Richard Maltby, Jr. Director: Richard Maltby, Jr. Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Anybody who’s ever been to an evening on London’s thriving musical theatre cabaret scene will have encountered at least one, and probably more, of Maltby and Shire’s songs about love and romance fromCloser than Ever. The combination of humour and pathos has great appeal to performers ...

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Raving – Hampstead Theatre, London

Writer: Simon Paisley Day Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:2] What price a laugh? How far should the boundaries of taste be pushed to achieve comic objectives? And how complicit are we in wanting to find things funny? Simon Paisley Day’s play Raving sets out its unreconstructed stall early on from its first dubious gay jokes to the co-opting ...

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