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For Services Rendered – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: W. Somerset Maugham Director: Tom Littler Reviewer: Margarita Shivarova A period drama putting the life of the Ardsleys’ household at the centre of what comes to be a thorough depiction of the multitude individual and collective struggles in a post-World War I England. Although set almost a hundred years ago, the play by W. Somerset Maugham’s still resonates with ...

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An Audience with Jimmy Savile – Park Theatre, London

  Writer: Jonathan Maitland Director: Brendan O’Hea Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty   In the run up to its opening, there were serious questions raised about whether it was either a suitable topic, or a good time for such a play. Some of these were even raised by Maitland himself, as well as Alistair McGowan, the impressionist charged with portraying the man ...

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Love’s Labour’s Lost: RSC Live Broadcast – Gala Theatre, Durham

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Anna Ambelez Reality versus fantasy, love, desire, reckoning and rationalization. These are themes in Love’s Labour’s Lost. Ferdinand King of Navarre (Sam Alexander) and his three companions, Berowne (Edward Bennett), Dumaine (Tunji Kasim) and Longaville (William Belchambers) vow to forsake the company of women for three years in order to study and fast. ...

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The Christmas Truce – The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Writer: Phil Porter Director: Erica Whyman Reviewer: James Garrington December 1914. The Great War has been under way for four months, and has become bogged down in a stalemate in France and Belgium where men have burrowed into the ground, never daring to raise their heads above the parapet for fear of a sniper’s bullet or an incoming shell. Then ...

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The Taming Of The Shrew – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:4]   This week the grubby red and white circus tent is pitched on the stage of the wonderfully restored Regency playhouse opposite the brewery. This touring The Taming of the Shrew opened in Portsmouth back in June, and has played "wet and windy Cambridge" and "boiling Malta" among many other ...

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The Taming of the Shrew – Oxford Playhouse @ Bodleian

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:3] Summer is here with a vengeance and, with fine weather forecast for at least the next ten days, what better than some outdoor theatre in a beautiful historic setting. For the sixth year running the Globe theatre are at the Bodleian, a beautiful setting where the huge courtyard walls insulate ...

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