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Brief Encounter – Empire Cinema Haymarket, London

Writer: Noël Coward Adaptor/Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Noël Coward’s 1938 film Brief Encounter, as directed by David Lean, is often rightly cited amongst the most romantic films of all time. An expanded version of Coward’s short stage play Still Life, the story of Laura and Alec, two genteel, starched people relaxing while in each other’s company and out ...

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Brief Encounter – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Noël Coward, adapted by Emma Rice Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Selwyn Knight David Lean’s 1945 film, Brief Encounter, scripted by Nöel Coward, is often towards the top of Best Films of … lists, and deservedly so. The combination of the story of two people trapped in their predictable middle-class lives who glimpse a possible escape caught the imagination of ...

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Bad Jews – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Bad Jews Production image

Writer: Joshua Harman Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman Bad Jews premiered in New York in 2012, before transferring to Theatre Royal Bath in 2014 and then to the West End. It has since enjoyed runs at three London theatres and is currently touring the UK. The show hit headlines when complaints led to its posters being banned on ...

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Bad Jews – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Joshua Harman Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Kris Hallett Having started its UK life at the Ustinov Studio before successive London transfers, Joshua Harman’sBad Jews has now returned to Bath as part of its national tour but this time having plonked its action onto the main stage. It’s another notch on the hugely successful producing arm of Bath’s Theatre Royal, ...

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CD REVIEW: Words Shared With Friends

Reviewer: Ian Foster Over the past decade or so, writer and lyricist Robert Gould has worked with a wide range of composers from across the globe and amassed quite the contact list of performer friends, so the progression to recording a collection of his songs feels like a natural one. Words Shared With Friends thus takes in collaborations from the ...

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Robert Gould is a writer and Lyricist based in South Wales – with a passion for musical theatre, he exclusively shares his thoughts on how he came to create his latest album WORDS SHARED WITH FRIENDS. In the latter part of 2012 my close friend (and co-writer) Jimmy Granstrom suggested to me that I should record an album of songs ...

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Once – Phoenix Theatre, London

Book: Enda Walsh Music and lyrics: Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová Director: John Tiffany Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:5] Unusually for a West End musical, Once gently pulses rather than powerhouses its way into the affections, beating very much to its own unique rhythm with a sublimely sensitive story of the power of music and the pain of untimely love. From ...

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