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Dangerous Corner – Nottingham Playhouse

Four women in thirties costume, three seated, one standing

Writer: J. B. Priestley Director: Karen Henson Reviewer: David Robinson Due to some essential refurbishment work at the Nottingham Theatre Royal, the regular Colin McIntyre summer thriller season moves down the road and around a corner or two and arrives promptly for a run at the Playhouse. Dangerous Corner was JB Priestley’s first attempt at writing a full-length play although ...

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Benighted – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: JB Priestley Adaptor: Duncan Gates Director: Stephen Whitson Reviewer: Stephen Bates "The ultimate creepy Christmas treat" boasts the publicity for this adaptation of JB Priestley's 1927 novel, Benighted. Perhaps the association between creepiness and the Festive Season has something to do with Dickens, but, otherwise, the only things remotely Christmassy in this production are a quick snatch of Ding Dong Merrily on High, seemingly inserted ...

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An Inspector Calls – Playhouse Theatre, London

Te cast of An Inspector Calls

Writer: JB Priestley Director: Stephen Daldry Reviewer: Stephen Bates Twenty-four years after Stephen Daldry's legendary production first opened at the National Theatre, An Inspector Calls calls on London's West End yet again, having played somewhere across the globe for most of the interim period. This year also marks the 70th Anniversary of the first production in the UK of JB ...

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NEWS: The History Boys Named Nations Favourite Play

After three months of voting, English Touring Theatre announced today that Alan Bennett’s The History Boys has been voted the Nation’s Favourite Play English Touring Theatre asked theatre fans to vote for their favourite English language play to establish what the nation most wants to see. Some of the favourites will be presented in 2014 to celebrate English Touring Theatre’s ...

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Summer Day’s Dream – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: JB Priestley Director: Alex Marker Reviewer: Seb de Montmorency [rating:3] The Finborough continue their run of unearthing any number of "neglected classics" from some of our most illustrious playwrights with a first revival for JB Priestley's 1949 play Summer Day's Dream. Set in a then post-apocalyptic 1975, a nuclear war –World War III? – has devastated Britain and returned ...

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Cornelius – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: J.B. Priestley Director: Sam Yates Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] Continuing their well-trodden path of delving into the dusty shelves of neglected British plays, the Finborough have come up trumps yet again with this neatly amusing and unpredictable little curiosity Cornelius. Written in 1935 by J.B. Priestley, especially for his friend Ralph Richardson, it was something of a flop and ...

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