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Toast  – The Other Palace, London

Writer: Henry Filloux-Bennett Director:  Jonnie Riordan Reviewer:  Richard Maguire While not quite based on a recipe book, Toast is, instead, an adaptation of celebrity chef Nigel Slater’s autobiography of 2004. Of course, food and cooking are major themes of this play that has travelled from Salford via the Edinburgh Fringe, but Toast is more a nostalgic reflection of a 60s/70s childhood. ...

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The Great Gatsby – Dolphin Hotel, Mold

Writer: F Scott Fitzgerald Adaptor/Director: Alexander Wright Reviewer: Emma Boswell F Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel, The Great Gatsby, has been transformed into a fully immersive theatre production, thanks to a joint venture between Theatre Clywd and Guide of Misrule. From the moment audience members arrive at Mold’s disused Dolphin Hotel, greeted by bouncers with an American drawl and asked for ...

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One Minute – The Vaults, London

Writer: Simon Stephens Director: Oliver Kaderbhai and Matthew Churcher Reviewer: Ann Bawtree   Simon Stephen’s One Minute is not an easy play either to watch or to perform. For one thing it runs straight through, which, at over an hour and a half, is a long sit, even in the comfortable tip up seats in the Vaults Theatre. Anyone who ...

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Fiji Land – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Nick Gill Director Alice Malin Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Everyone has happy memories. Ones they return to every so often, sometimes on purpose, sometimes spurred on by something seemingly unconnected that brings it all pleasingly rushing back. Unfortunately the same mechanic works for troubling or sad memories. What can provide a warming blanket will also sometimes provide a scratchy, painful ...

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