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The Price – Wyndham’s Theatre, London

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Jonathan Church Reviewer: Stephen Bates Superficially, all of Arthur Miller’s great plays are deeply rooted in American culture and history, but their enduring appeal on this side of the Atlantic reflects the universality and timelessness of the writer’s human themes. Transferring from the Theatre Royal Bath, Jonathan Church’s production of the 1968 play The Price is ...

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An Ideal Husband – Vaudeville Theatre, London

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: Jonathan Church Reviewer: Stephen Bates Glancing at the names of the main characters in Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, all bar one of them titled, a natural reaction is to ask how on Earth can the problems of this cross-section of the Victorian aristocracy be relevant to modern life? It is only when their problems turn ...

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Racing Demon – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: David Hare Director: Jonathan Church Reviewer: Claire Hayes Jonathan Church’s inaugural summer season for Bath’s Theatre Royal signalled changes from the moment his programme was revealed – without any hint of the usual Shakespeare or Coward. Instead, it opens with a revival of David Hare’s 1990 play Racing Demon, a meditation on the state of the Church of England, ...

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Hobson’s Choice – Vaudeville Theatre, London

Hobson's Choice - Gabrielle Dempsey (Vickey Hobson), Martin Shaw (Henry Hobson), Florence Hall (Alice Hobson) -

Writer: Harold Brighouse Director: Jonathan Church Reviewer:Maryam Philpott You may be forgiven for thinking the London has developed a bit of a foot fetish for on the Strand in neighbouring theatres there are currently two shows about shoe-making. While the musical Kinky Boots has been delighting audiences and winning awards for the best part of a year, nearby in the ...

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Hobson’s Choice – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Hobson's Choice - Gabrielle Dempsey (Vickey Hobson), Martin Shaw (Henry Hobson), Florence Hall (Alice Hobson) -

Writer: Harold Brighouse Director: Jonathan Church Reviewer: Dave Smith It’s 100 years since Harold Brighouse’s ever-popular Hobson’s Choice premiered in the UK, having surprisingly first been produced in New York a year earlier, and as director Jonathan Church departs the Chichester Festival Theatre after 10 years for his new role as Artistic Director for Sydney Theatre Company, he leaves us ...

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NEWS: Chichester Festival Theatre announces 2016 season

The cast of Love's Labours Lodt

Chichester Festival Theatre has today [18 February 2016] announced an eclectic 2016 season – the last under the leadership of Jonathan Church and Alan Finch as Artistic Director and Executive Director. The Festival 2016 season welcomes the Chichester Festival debuts of directors Bertie Carvel, Christopher Luscombe, Jonathan Munby and Adrian Noble, while welcoming back Howard Davies, Jeremy Herrin, Rachel Kavanaugh ...

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Mack and Mabel – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Michael Ball and Rebecca La Chance in Mack & Mabel

Music and lyrics: Jerry Herman Book: Michael Stewart Director: Jonathan Church Reviewer: Barbara Michaels   Perfectly pitched, with a finely-honed mix of comedy and pathos, Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Mack and Mabel is, from start to finish, pure delight; an iconic piece of musical theatre superbly crafted by director Jonathan Church and his creative team. At the heart of ...

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Mack & Mabel – Nottingham Theatre Royal

Michael Ball and Rebecca La Chance in Mack & Mabel

Book: Michael Stewart, revised by Francine Pascal Music and Lyrics: Jerry Herman Director: Jonathan Church Reviewer: Phil Lowe This major new production of the classic Broadway musical Mack &Mabel, arrives on tour as a full on singing and dancing extravaganza at Nottingham Theatre Royal following its première at the Chichester Festival Theatre earlier this year. It stars double Oliver award-winning ...

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