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Billy Bishop Goes to War – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: John Gray with Eric Peterson Director: Jimmy Walters Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Of all the plays being revived to mark the centenary of the World War I Armistice, a not unsurprising number have focussed on the lives of soldiers in the trenches. But April 1918also saw the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force: so Jermyn Street ...

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Mrs Orwell – Old Red Lion, London

Writer: Tony Cox Director: Jimmy Walters Reviewer: Maryam Philpott In our modern world that still believes in true love, how difficult it is to imagine that people marry for any other reason? But of course they do; some choose marriage for companionship, to fulfil social expectations and some more mercenary reasons. How much more complicated when the hand on offer ...

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A Subject of Scandal and Concern – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: John Osborne Director: Jimmy Walters Reviewer: Stephen Bates In 1842, George Holyoake, a lowly teacher and a committed Socialist, became the last person to stand trial in England for Blasphemy. His suggestion, in a speech made in Cheltenham, that God should be treated “as the Government treated subalterns by placing Him upon half pay” offended society of the day ...

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A Naughty Night With Noel Coward – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Jimmy Walters Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Noel Coward was so adept at slipping risqué messages under the radar of the Lord Chamberlain, that it becomes easy to overlook how “naughty” he may have been. From the perspective of his own unconventional (for his day) lifestyle, he became a wry observer of the couplings and uncouplings of ...

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The Dirty Talk – C Venues, Edinburgh

Writer: Michael Puzzo Director: Jimmy Walters Reviewer: Gareth Davies At first glance, Michael Puzzo's playThe Dirty Talkappears to be reinventing the dynamics of the 'odd couple' genre for the 21stcentury. On closer inspection, however, it fails to move beyond its too-familiar narrative tropes to really make an impact. In the aftermath of a break-up with his girlfriend, Mitch (James Sindall) ...

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