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Punts – Theatre 503, London

Writer: Sarah Page Director: Jessica Edwards Reviewer: Stephen Bates The hardest part of parenting can be letting go, as Antonia and Alastair eventually come to realise in Sarah Page's new one-act comedy. Their 25-year-old son Jack has learning difficulties, so perhaps they feel justified in keeping him on a short lead, but are they going too far when they decide ...

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Latitude Festival: The Itinerant Music Hall

Director: Jessica Edwards Reviewer: Paul Couch   It’s a strange beast, Vaudeville. It officially declined with the introduction of cinema in the 1930s. There was no great battle of cultures, however, it was a simply a case that public appetites changed and the silver screen got a foothold onto the music hall stage, slowly sweeping aside the live performers. In ...

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Jekyll and Hyde – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Jessica Edwards Director: Jonathan Holloway Reviewer: James Bartholomeusz [rating:4] The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is indeed, as director Jessica Edwards writes in her programme introduction, “a plot familiar yet also misremembered”. Most people come across this gothic classic second-hand through parodies or popularised Halloween rites; fewer encounter the text in its original with its nexus ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Punch – Underbelly

Writer: Steven Bloomer Director: Jessica Edwards Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:2.5] Inevitably with every fringe there will be a show that divides critical opinion, it would appear that Punch is this reviewer's marmite. John played by Matthew Jones of Frisky and Mannish fame is being questioned by eager to please social worker Anne (Kirsty Mann) about a number of incidents, the ...

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