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The 39 Steps – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writer: Patrick Barlow Adapted from Alfred Hitchcock’s film Director: Paul Robinson Designer: Helen Coyston Reviewer: Ron Simpson It’s good to see The 39 Steps back in North Yorkshire, in a production full of zip and imagination. Just over 20 years ago Richmond-based North Country Theatre toured Nobby Dimon and Simon Corble’s version for just four actors to huge success. Then ...

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The Grift – Town Hall Hotel, London

Writer: Tom Salamon Director: Tom Salamon Reviewer: Richard Maguire All theatre depends on a certain suspension of belief, but this new immersive experience by Tom Salamon, who brought us 2016’s Goosebumps Alive, starts by asking us to swallow some unusually tall stories. But with much immersive theatre, the story is less important than the act of participation, and in The ...

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer &Henry Shields Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Mischief Theatre are doubtlessly flying high after their Olivier Award win at the weekend for The Play That Goes Wrong (the first in their now expanding ‘Goes Wrong’ series). The latest outing for the band of horrors they have created, The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, is in ...

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The Matchgirls – Wiltons Music Hall, London

Writers: Bill Owen and Tony Russell Director: John Ward Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:3] In June 1888, thousands of female workers at the Bryant and May match factory at Bow in London’s east end went on strike. Pushed by an uncaring management to the very limit of their endurance, the women’s last available sanction was to withdraw their labour. It was ...

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