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The Past is a Tattooed Sailor – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: Simon Blow Director: Jeffrey Mayhew Reviewer: Stephen Bates Informing his lover that the rich have it hard too, the hero of Simon Blow’s new play refers to Evelyn Waugh’s A Handful of Dust to prove his point. Blow himself seems more taken with Brideshead Revisited in crafting a tale of two young men who go exploring in the weird ...

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Desperate Measures – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

The cast of Desperate Measures at London's Jermyn Street Theatre

Book and lyrics: Robin Kingsland Music and lyrics: Chris Barton Director: Chris Barton Reviewer: Stephen Bates   The saying goes that anyone who remembers the Swinging Sixties could not have actually been there. It is a fair bet that most if not all of the youthful cast and creatives involved in this throwback to the era of Profumo, Keeler and ...

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A Level Playing Field – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer:Jonathan Lewis Director:Chris Popert Reviewer:MichaelGray   Education, Education, Education. That's the theme, and the over-arching title, of Jonathan Lewis's new trilogy. Looking at the system through the eyes of the teachers, the parents, and first, here, the students. Confined in exclusion between Politics and Philosophy A-level exams, they brag, they whinge, they indulge in banter that's borderline bullying.Laddishness shades into ...

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