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Long Day’s Journey Into Night – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: Eugene O’Neill Director: David Thacker Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:2.5]   When Eugene O’Neill wrote Long Day’s Journey Into Night, he wrote a play of brutal honesty, a semi-autobiographical confrontation of the ghosts of his own past. A play of such unremitting frankness he actually had it locked in a publisher’s safe with a stipulation that it wasn’t to be ...

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An Inspector Calls – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Director: David Thacker Designer: Ruari Murchison Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [rating:4] With a riveting story and a single set An Inspector Calls is a staple of regional theatre. The status of self –made industrialist Arthur Birling (Brian Protheroe) and his wife Sybil (Margot Leicester) as respected pillars of their community is challenged by a mysterious Inspector Goole (David Prosho). The Inspector ...

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The Glass Menagerie – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: David Thacker Reviewer: Luke Walker [Rating:4] Tennessee Williams’ exquisite 1944 familial drama is an American classic and constantly produced in theatres up and down the land. And, judging by the Octagon Theatre’s production in Bolton, it is easy to see why. Set in 1930s St Louis, faded southern belle and matriarch, Amanda Wingfield (Margot Leicester), lives ...

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Of Mice and Men – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: John Steinbeck Director: David Thacker Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:4.5] John Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ is one of those stories that an awful lot of people are already familiar with. It seems to be a favourite for high school English lessons, so to breathe new and exciting life into an already established story can be quite the challenge. Luckily, ...

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