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The Knowledge – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Writer: Jack Rosenthal (Adapted by Simon Block) Director: Maureen Lipman Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The black cab is an iconic London landmark every bit as recognisable as Buckingham Palace or St Paul’s Cathedral, and its drivers carry a hard-earned encyclopaedic understanding of the city’s 15,000 central streets as well as the various suburbs. The long process of obtaining ‘The Knowledge’ was ...

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Sleuth – Nottingham Playhouse

The cast of Sleuth

Writer: Anthony Shaffer Director: Giles Croft Reviewer: Dave Smith Nottingham Playhouse kicks off its autumn season – put together under a collective banner entitled ‘Sweet Vengeance’ - with Anthony Shaffer’s classic two-hander, probably best remembered for the 1972 film version that starred Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine. Wealthy crime writer and game player Andrew Wyke (Miles Richardson) lures his wife’s ...

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DNA – Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Dennis Kelly Director: Anthony Banks Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating: 5] Writer Dennis Kelly struck gold when he wrote Deoxyribonucleic Acid for the National Theatre's 2007 Connections Festival. It received its professional debut at the National, rapidly became the play of choice for young actors and landed on the school syllabus as a set text. Hull Truck Theatre have a ...

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