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The Exorcist – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Adam Garcia as Father Damien Karras Clare Louise Connolly as Regan and Peter Bowles as Father Merrin in The Exorcist

Writer: John Pielmeyer from the novel by William Peter Blatty Director: Sean Mathias Reviewer: Nicole Evans 1973, the year the film-world was shaken by the arrival of what was dubbed by some as the scariest horror film of all time. By today's standards the gore and effects of The Exorcist compare to that of a prime-time television show, but in ...

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Fallen Angels – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Steve Turner It’s hard to imagine a time when a Noel Coward play might be described as “vulgar, disgusting, obscene and degenerate” among other choice adjectives, but this was exactly the reaction first given to Fallen Angels when it opened in 1925, something which of course had the audiences flocking to see it. ...

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Fallen Angels – The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4] When Fallen Angels was first produced in 1925, it was widely criticised for its supposed immoral subject matter. Here we have two very respectable women, spending a “girly evening” getting drunk and discussing their past love lives with a candour that must, at the time, have been as much shocking ...

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NEWS: Seagrove and Crowe become Fallen Angels

Jenny Seagrove and Sara Crowe will unite on stage for a new touring production of Noel Coward’s Fallen Angels. In its first revival in over a decade, producer Bill Kenwright, who staged the comedy hit at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue in 2000 starring Frances de la Tour and Felicity Kendal, has announced a new touring production of the show. ...

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The Governess – Darlington Civic Theatre

Writer: Patrick Hamilton Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Mark Clegg [rating:3] Good home help is hard to find. For every indispensable Jeeves or practically perfect Mary Poppins, there is a sinister Mrs Danvers or Rebecca De Mornay’s psychotic nanny from The Hand that Rocks the Cradle. Following an early scene in this play where Jenny Seagrove’s Miss Fry cruelly punishes her ...

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Volcano – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Jenni Dixon [Rating: 3]   Despite being written back in 1956, Volcano was never performed in Coward’s lifetime, until now. Adela Shelly (Jenny Seagrove) runs a banana plantation on the side of a volcano mountain on a Caribbean island. Her husband died some years ago and she is left to quietly tend her ...

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Volcano – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:3] Noel Coward wrote Volcano in 1956 but it has never been performed before this touring production. So, is Volcano a fiery play, full of passion and wit, worthy of its name or a rather damp squib of a play that disappoints? The play tells a tale of adultery and betrayal, ...

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WHAT’S HOT – 16th July 2012

traditionally the next few weeks in theatre land become a bit barren, with many theatre spaces dark while technical maintenance takes place, however if you look carefully there are still many great shows playing across our many stages this week and our Executive Editor John Roberts picks five shows that you shouldn’t really miss. Mack &Mabel – Southwark Playhouse, London ...

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