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The Mousetrap – Derby Theatre

2016 Touring company of The Mousetrap

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: James Garrington How can anyone explain the enduring popularity of The Mousetrap? It opened in London in November 1952 and in April 1958 became the longest-running London production ever. More than 60 years and 26,000 performances after its opening night it is still going strong and is almost as much of a tourist ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Man With The Golden Pen – Rialto Theatre

Writer: Mark Burgess Director: Louise Jameson Reviewer: Fergus Morgan There are few literary creations, perhaps none, as successful as James Bond: over 100 million books sold worldwide, the third highest-grossing movie franchise of all time, and a handful of silver screen legends. But, for all his universal popularity, 007 was once solely the property of his charismatic creator, Ian Fleming. ...

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Noises Off – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Michael Frayn Director : Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer:Michael Gray Doors and trousers, boxes and sardines. The very essence of farce is distilled in Nothing On, Robin Housemonger's classic from the early 70s. Michael Frayn's no less acclaimed tribute to the genre shows us the action on opening night (The Grand, Weston-super-Mare), then from backstage at an Ashton-under-Lyne matinée, one month ...

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INTERVIEW: Doors and sardines for Noises Off company

In a rehearsal room at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre, things are not going well. Doors are slamming, props are ending up in the wrong place, and the cast are arguing with each other. Audiences needn’t fear, though, as this is all part of the intended chaos created by Michael Frayn’s classic backstage farce Noises Off. Glen Pearce spoke to cast members ...

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NEWS: All-star cast announced for Mercury Theatre’s Noises Off

Colchester’s Mercury Theatre have announced an all-star ensemble cast for Michael Frayn’s classic comedy Noises Off, which plays at the Essex venue this May as the second production in their Made in Colchester 2015 season. Directed by the Mercury’s Artistic Director Daniel Buckroyd, Noises Off is the classic theatrical farce, allowing audiences to see what really goes on behind the ...

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Heavens of Invention – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Mark Burgess Directors: Daniel Finlay and Louise Jameson Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Laurence Olivier and Ian Fleming were born little more than a year apart when King Edward VII was on the throne, they moved in touching circles (Noel Coward, for example was known to both) and, in their different fields, they became British icons of the 20th Century. ...

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Time and The Conways – Nottingham Playhouse

Writer:J B Priestley Director:Fiona Buffini Reviewer:Phil Lowe Quite often in a theatre review the set, the lighting and the sound get the briefest of mentions in roughly the fourth paragraph down. It is almost as if, among the acting talent, they only had a marginal existence. Not so in this review. The set of Time and The Conways at Nottingham ...

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A Murder is Announced – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writer: Agatha Christie Adaptation: Leslie Darbon Director: Philip Stewart Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes Set in 1950, we arrive at the home of Letitia Blacklock (Jo Castleton) on Friday the 13th to the announcement in the Chipping Cleghorn Gazette that “A Murder is Announced”. The murder is due to take place at 6.30pm at Little Paddocks that very evening. Taking care to ...

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