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Top Girls – The National Theatre, London

Writer: Caryl Churchill Director: Lyndsey Turner Reviewer: Maryam Philpott On the surface, the 1980s seemed like a huge breakthrough for women and for anyone growing-up in that decade there were gutsy female role models everywhere; the holders of the two pre-eminent governmental roles, the Prime Minister and the monarch, were women and on television the likes of Joan Collins and ...

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Pinter Six: Party Time / Celebration – Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Stephen Bates Harold Pinter’s career as a writer encompassed an era of unprecedented social mobility in Britain. Sparked by the end of post-War austerity, new opportunities opened up for the once disadvantaged, London’s East End and West End began to merge and members of the working classes moved up society’s ladder. The sixth ...

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Dusty – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Jonathan Harvey Director: Maria Friedman Reviewer: May Mellstrom “I’m 90 percent smoke and mirrors darling” declares Dusty Springfield, with a glint in her kohl-rimmed eyes as she rejects a marriage proposal and hails a taxi, disappearing into the night. The legendary British singer, born Mary O’Brien in 1939, was famously private however this new musical from acclaimed writer Jonathan ...

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Dusty – Lyceum, Sheffield

Writer: Jonathan Harvey Director: Maria Friedman Musical Supervisor: Tim Sutton Choreographer: Tim Jackson Set & Costume Designer: Tom Pye Reviewer: Sheila Stratford The world premiere of the new musical charting Dusty Springfield’s life and singing career, is at the Lyceum in Sheffield. Through 19 songs it follows her turbulent life and contains many of her pop hits including I Only ...

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Present Laughter- Chichester Festival Theatre.

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Bill Avenell What an appropriate choice to open this year’s Chichester Festival programme. A seemingly light concoction but one which beneath the surface is packed full of all the ‘stuff’ of theatre from the pressures of performance, the problems of admirers, the issues of backing and management to the complicated relationships that grow ...

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The Rehearsal – Minvera, Chichester

Writer: Jean Anouilh Director: Jeremy Sams Reviewer: Steve Turner Written by acclaimed French playwright Jean Anouilh and presented here in the version translated and directed by Jeremy Sams, The Rehearsal tells the story of the Count, known to most as Tiger, and his idea of staging an 18th century comedy to entertain the guests at a sumptuous party to be ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Savoy Theatre, London

Writer: Jeffery Lane Music and Lyrics: David Yazbek Director and Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer:Andy Moseley Joining the cast of a successful West End production must be a daunting prospect at any time, but even more so when you’re taking over from one of the original cast, and are less well known than either him or other recent additions to the ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Savoy Theatre, London

Book: Jeffrey Lane Music and Lyrics: David Yazbek Director: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Nichola Daunton Based on the 1988 film, Robert Lindsay stars as Lawrence Jameson, a playboy con-man drifting around the French Rivera, seducing women, breaking hearts and stealing cold hard cash. Growing long in the tooth, and no longer getting the same buzz that drove him from one conquest ...

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